Slow Dripping/noisy Coffee maker?

My Coffee pot - Mr Coffee my fave brand maker
@webeishere (36377)
United States
November 8, 2007 12:19pm CST
Does your coffee maker drip really slowly and make that loud gurgeling sounds? Does it annot you to no ends? Heres the problem. The machine is clogged somewaht by minerals in the water or coffee grounds etc. It needs a good cleaning. Add a clean filter in the basket etc. Then one 32 ounce bottle of Vinegar. Just pour it into the tank. No water yet. Just the vinegar at this point. Run it through the cycle. Turn the pot off then fill the pot with cold water leaving the vinegar in the pot. Pour this into the machine and run the cycle once again. Then after it's done turn pot off pouring out all the water adding a new pot of cold water. Do this again running it through the cycle. That's it. The pots nice and clean and ready for a quiet cycle once again. I clean mine about every 2 weeks as I make a lot of coffee. Cleaning it once a month is recomended. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Most important item I own! - coffee maker
Since my coffee maker is just about the most important item in my apartment...next to my pc of course! I clean it with vinegar at least once a month. I really don't even mind all that gurgling because it reminds me that my coffee is on it's way....lolol....
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Yeah mine would be the PC followed by the coffee pot. The smell reminds me it's on it's way. Not thank you to the noise I say. Hee hee hee!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Grandmaof2 (7605)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
We've had it with buying coffee pots. We've bought every brand you can think of and all we ever got was a year regardless of what we pay due to our water. We can not drink the water we buy bottled water and you need to see what it does to our taps not to mention we do own a water softener. We're heavy coffee drinkers,the pot is always on. We have a reverse osmosis tap at the sink. Well after many years and lots of money down the drain we finally smartened up. We went to cash and carry and we bought a Bunn restaurant coffee maker. It cost us 350.00 and that was 5 years ago and the thing is still like new and only takes 3 minutes to brew. I love it and the best thing about it is if it does buggar up it can be fixed, but so far so good. I'll never own a cheapie again.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Nov 07
That's what I want to do also as I drink so much coffee is buy a restaraunt coffee maker. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Yes I have had that happen to me and I have had to run vinegar through the cycle to clean out the ins and outs of it. I am going to have to do it again soon because I can hear it gurgling again hehehe.
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@3lilangels (4641)
• United States
9 Nov 07
well my friend i have a coffee maker but i have never used it because we dont drink coffee in my house,and everytime i have company and they want coffee my mom will take my cofee maker out and make it,so i really never paid attention to it if it makes any noises or not,but in my house with all my kids even if it did make some noise it would just blend in with my kids noises hahah.pattie
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 07
None? Yikes. I make about 5 pots at least daily. Now with dad home I'll have to make at least 6 pots daily. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9095)
• United States
12 Nov 07
My coffee maker doesn't get used alot so I just clean it whenever I feel it needs it. I use 4cups vinegar and let it run thru several cycles then run 2 pots of just plain water thru it. That's it. I'm lazy, can ya tell? lol
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@GardenGerty (75358)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Nov 07
We do use white vinegar to clean our coffee maker. After the vinegar is hot, we put a cup of baking soda down the drains, chase it with the hot vinegar, and then rinse the drains with hot water.(boil a kettle while your vinegar brews) This works wonders for keeping your drains all clear. I am always amazed at what collects in our clean filter when we do this.
@blueunicorn (2410)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Thanks for the tips and reminder, Grandpa Bob. My coffee maker does make strange noises like that, but I just thought it was part of having a coffee maker. It seems like it's done that since the first day we had it. Maybe it didn't and I just didn't pay attention, though. The worst part about it for me is that I have a programable coffee maker, so it is set to have the coffee ready when my husband gets out of bed. Every once in awhile I will wake up and hear the coffee maker's noise and scare the heck out of myself!