How to Unblock a Coffee Filter Basket
If your coffee filter basket is blocked with build-up sediment and water isn’t flowing through the pack, here are the steps to unblock it.
Step 1: Check the lid
Check the empty lid of the coffee filter to make sure that it is not blocked by debris or discolored from improper cleaning or water staining. If the lid is blocked, clean it with a soft cloth.
Step 2: Fill the machine with vinegar
Fill the coffee maker with one cup of white vinegar in the water reservoir. Turn the machine on and allow it to cycle through the water and vinegar mixture until only half a cup is left.
Step 3: Pour out vinegar
Turn the machine off and allow it to cool down for several minutes. Then pour out the vinegar from the water reservoir.
Step 4: Clean the basket
Using a soft cloth or brush, thoroughly scrub the inside of the coffee filter basket to dislodge any stubborn sediment buildup.
Step 5: Rinse with cold water
Rinse the basket with cold water, taking care to remove any particles and then place the lid back on the coffee filter.
Step 6: Repeat steps 2-5
Repeat steps two through five at least three times to clean the machine and unblock the coffee filter basket.
Now your coffee maker is ready to use!