How to Turn Off Descale Light on Keurig

You will learn how to turn off descale light on Keurig slim or supreme or smart in this article. You can turn off manually if the descale light isn’t turn off during the machine cleaning. You can also choose to turn off the K express light automatically by cleaning your Keurig brew often without waiting for the descale light to prompt the cleaning.

Descaling helps to maintain your Keurig brewer during the cleaning process and make sure it’s at the optimal level. “Descaling helps to remove debris, deposited calcium or scales that built up in the coffee maker machine with time which can be removed with distilled solution like vinegar.

Although, scale on Keurig coffee maker isn’t toxic but you have to remove it so that the scales will not affect the performance of the Keurig brew machine and to have a fresh taste that is not affected by the calcium deposits.

Meanwhile, you need to know that the Keurig descale light  will turn off by itself when you are done descaling the coffee maker. This ought to turn off by itself but if it fails you can turn it off manually.

Note: To turn off descale on your Keurig requires cleaning the brew.

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How to Turn Off Descale Light on Keurig

How Often to Descale Keurig?

You need to descale your Keurig machine often if you are not using filter or bottled water because this can make the calcium deposits or scale to build up in your brewer/machine and affect the efficiency of the brewer.

To keep your brewer in a good share you need to descale your brewer every 3 to 6 months to prevent scale or calcium deposits from building up. Meanwhile, if you haven’t descale over a time your Keurig brewer will remind you to descale or when you should descale with a built in reminder or prompt called “Time to descale the brewer.” Once you see this prompt it means it’s time to descale your brewer.

The machine track the total amount of light that you have emptied from the brewer and use it to calculate when you need to descale. You may choose to postpone it though. But it is certain that the Keurig system will remind you in another 6 weeks to descale. It will keep reminding you until you finally descale it and it will stop it recalibration once you descale and remind you in due time again.

Meanwhile, you don’t need to wait for the brewer scaling system prompt to remind you to descale. You can descale at will if you can confirm that water pass through the system often.

How to Turn Off Descale Light on Keurig

You can turn off your Keurig descaling light manually. You can also wait for the light to turn off itself. This works on Keurig slim or express.

  • Press and hold down the 8oz & 10oz buttons together for 3 seconds.

The descale light will turn off. This works if the Keurig brewer scale light doesn’t turn off after cleaning.

How to Descale Keurig k-Express and K-Iced Brewer

  • Plug the K Express brewer and power it off.
  • Press and hold the 8oz and 12oz button together for 3 seconds
  • Release the buttons once the DESCALE light turns off/solid.
  • Press the 12oz button to start descaling the brewer when it’s flashing.

Empty the brewer once it’s complete and continue brewing until the “ADD WATER” light illuminates.

How to Descale K Express Essentials and K-Iced Essential Brewers

  • Plug your K-Express and K-Iced essential Keurig brewer machine.
  • Press and hold the 6oz and 10oz button simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • Press the 8 oz button to start the descaling process when flashing.
  • Wait for the brew to complete and empty the K-Cup pod.

Continue the brew 8oz and wait until you see the “ADD WATER” light illuminates.

How to Descale Smart Brewers

You can use the following steps to descale your Keurig K-Café smart, K-Supreme smart, and K-Supreme Plus smart.

  • Empty your Keurig cup water reservoir.
  • Add the “Keurig Descaling Solution” to the water reservoir.
  • Empty the bottle in the “Keurig Descaling Solution” into an empty water reservoir.
  • Rinse the empty bottle with water and empty it again.
  • Press the flashing Keurig BREW button to empty the 12 oz of hot water.
  • Empty the hot water from the dispensed 12 oz and put back the K-Cup back into the Keurig grip tray.

You need to repeat the process above until the reservoir is empty and you see “Add Water” on your Keurig brewer screen.

How to Descale Keurig Slim

You can descale your Keurig Slim with vinegar or coffee. You can descale the moment you emptied the Keurig mug with vinegar or wait until the brewer prompt remind you it’s time to descale but if you don’t want it to build up deposits or scale you can do that often.

  • Powered off the brewer to activate the descaling mode.
  • Press and hold the 8oz and 12oz buttons together for 3 seconds until the DESCALE light turns solid.
  • Press the brew button to start the cleansing rinse brew when you see the brew button light FLASHING.
  • Empty the hot liquid on the mug or K-cup into the sink.

How to Descale Keurig Mini

  • Rinse and empty the “Keurig Mini” water reservoir.
  • Remove the K-Cup from the brew.
  • Refill the liquid reservoir that contains distilled water or vinegar [1/3] and fill the rest with water [2/3]. You will see the brim line.
  • Empty the brew into your cup or the mug.
  • Empty the liquid in the cup or mug into your sink.
  • Fill the Keurig Mini liquid reservoir with the same solution and repeat the process until the liquid coming out of the machine is clean or it start dispensing the first couple of drop then power of the brew.

You can leave the last solution in the machine for a couple of hours before emptying it.

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