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Help! What's growing in my Keurig machine

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Looks like mold to me.
3 weeks is a long time for water to be sitting around.

Why did you have a COMPANY refill a keurig machine's water tank? How big is that keurig machine?!
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alkizmo wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 9:11 am
Looks like mold to me.
3 weeks is a long time for water to be sitting around.

Why did you have a COMPANY refill a keurig machine's water tank? How big is that keurig machine?!
Company simply means guests in this context.
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I'm going to throw out the machine and dump out the water outside.

I think it's mould but 3 weeks sounds fast for it to grow like that. I've left water in there before and never happened. First time i have seen this
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looks like air bubles
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WGretzky wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 9:55 am
I'm going to throw out the machine and dump out the water outside.

I think it's mould but 3 weeks sounds fast for it to grow like that. I've left water in there before and never happened. First time i have seen this
Dont do that, relax!

Mold grows fast the moment there's some contaminent in the water (or container).

That water was sitting in the dark for 3 weeks, exposed to air circulation.

Dump the water, spray bleach in there, wipe, rinse rinse rinse, vinegar, wipe, rinse rinse, and voila, it's clean!
marc_t wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 11:07 am
looks like air bubles
Not on 3 weeks old stagnant water.
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Yeah don't go overkill on it... Clean it out. Don't most of those machines have a cleaning cycle too? Like Alkizmo said, pull the tank bleach it a bit wipe it down rinse it out a few times etc... run some clean cycles through your machine and its good to go... 15 min of work :)
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WGretzky wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 9:55 am
I'm going to throw out the machine and dump out the water outside.

I think it's mould but 3 weeks sounds fast for it to grow like that. I've left water in there before and never happened. First time i have seen this
I hope your kidding!

Just do a descale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEHxrxAw53Q
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marc_t wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 11:07 am
looks like air bubles
yeah, to me too - can't really see anything in the photo

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WGretzky wrote:
Aug 30th, 2013 9:55 am
I'm going to throw out the machine and dump out the water outside.
LOL!

If you've ever been to a water purification plant you'd never drink the tap water.
If you've ever seen how tissue paper is made, you'd never wipe your mouth with a napkin, or wipe your arse for that matter.

Newsflash - a lot of your fruits and veggies are grown using manure.
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You can't let a Keurig sit for 3 weeks, you need to run at least one cycle a day, or it will start to clog up.
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JAC wrote:
Aug 31st, 2013 1:12 pm
You can't let a Keurig sit for 3 weeks, you need to run at least one cycle a day, or it will start to clog up.
Baloney. It is a kettle with a pump.
It heats water. Then a pump pushes the water through the K cup. There is nothing to clog up. It can sit unused for years.
The OP, hopefully by now, has realized the white stuff is dried minerals form the water. Rinse out the tank with hot water, that dissolves the minerals and dump it out. It is then, just like new.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Aug 31st, 2013 2:46 pm
Baloney. It is a kettle with a pump.
It heats water. Then a pump pushes the water through the K cup. There is nothing to clog up. It can sit unused for years.
The OP, hopefully by now, has realized the white stuff is dried minerals form the water. Rinse out the tank with hot water, that dissolves the minerals and dump it out. It is then, just like new.
Personal experience shows otherwise. I let it sit for a week, and had to descale with vinegar it when I returned.
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