Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011, 9:06am Subject: Re: HELP !! Maggots / Flies in coffee machine !
You have fly eggs in the machine. Get a bottle of cheap vodka and soak the machine in it. Let it sit for about a day, then throw the machine out and drink the vodka. Should be coffee flavored. Anything floating in it would surely be dead by then.
theharte Senior Member Joined: 9 Oct 2011 Posts: 3 Location: Belfast Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011, 12:00pm Subject: Re: HELP !! Maggots / Flies in coffee machine !
Hahaha...... Some very witty responses !
I am not especially proud of 'maggot-gate' but i am not keen on dumping an otherwise great machine.
I stripped the machine down as much as possible...... Thoroughly cleaned the water tank, grounds drawer and drip tray. I cleaned out the coffee dispenser with warm water. Then used vacuum cleaner around the internals ( as much as was visible ). I was able to take the back off and get the nozzle of the cleaner in.
Put everything back together and ran a couple of rinse cycles.
I am happy enough everything is ok..... I think the flies laid their eggs in the grounds drawer and the maggots prospered in the environment. So it is a lesson learned for me !
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