I turned off my machine while I was out for summer vacation (3 months). I returned, poured water on the tank. Plugged it, and clicked the on button. The Light on the "on button" is on, it makes a quick sound (as when is building pressure) but quickly stops and nothing else happens. My machine is less than two years old. What happened?
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Re: Not building pressue
Water damage to the flow meter can cause the machine to not function at all. We have seen water leaking from the water tank leaks right on the flow meter and stops the machine from heating and contining its start up proceedure.
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The problem is more than likely due to a calcium and mineral build up in the tank and the tubing. Hopefully, it's not to late to do something about it. So follow the instructions below,
Unplug the unit.
Remove any remaining water from the tank.
Mix a 50/50 solution of White Distilled Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water (enough to fill the tank) and pour the solution into the tank. Allow t to sit overnight. In the morning, plug the unit in and turn it ON. If it doesn't start producing steam, turn the unit OFF, unplug it and empty the tank. Mix more solution as described above, pour it in the tank and allow it to set for 3 or more hours. The plug the unit in and turn it ON. Hopefully, this time, it will start to produce steam. If it does allow it to run until the tank is half empty. Turn the unit OFf and empty the remaining solution from the tank. Refill the the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and run the unit until it's empty. That will flush the system.
In the future, I would highly recommend the use of Bottled Distilled Water, rather than using tap water.
If the above didn't solve the problem, it's time to buy a new humidifier and use Bottled Distilled Water in it.
The bunn VPR is a gravity brew system what you put in if the tank is full is what you will get out. So pour water in until it flows out the sprayhead, then turn machine on, when it heats up fill up a carafe with water (1.9Liters) and put in your filter with water and brew. It is a good idea to pour water in every morning to make sure tank is full especially if you are not using brewer on the weekends.
First make sure you have enough water in the machine. It holds about 2 and a half pots of water in the holding tank. If the machine sits for a week without use but is still plugged in, sometimes the water will evaporate down to the point where pouring one pot of water in, will not fill the tank back up. If you still don't get a water flow, take the brew funnel out and reach up where the water normally comes out, There is a round water dispenser about 2 inches in diameter. Unscrew it by turning countercloclwise. It has a dozen or so holes where the water come out. Be sure these holes are not stopped up. There is a small pipe fitting where you took the water dispenser off. Bunn makes a long spring like thing that fits into this hole to remove built up lime deposits. If you don't have one you can use a flexable wire like braided copper wire about 18 inches long to push through the hole and slide it back and forth until it comes out clean. If you have hard water, like well water you may be getting a lot of calcium build up in the tank. Put about a quart of vinegar in the next coffee pot and let it sit an hour. Pour water through the machine until it stops smelling like vinegar. That should solve your problems.
It sounds like the tank isn't full. It takes 2 full decanters of water to fill the tank in the bank. After pouring in 10 cups of water, close the lid and wait 3 min. Then open up the lid and pour in another 10 cups of water and close the lid. Then turn the vacation switch on and wait 15 min. Now you are ready to brew coffee. Place your grounds and filter in the funnel basket and pour in 4-10 cups of cold water and place decanter on warmer plate. Close the lid and in 3 min you will have a pot of coffee. If this doesn't happen, please call 800-352-2866 and we will be happy to assist you.
Yes, the coffee maker keeps a tank of water pre-heated, that is what allows it to brew coffee in a couple of minutes. The exception would be vacation (away from home) or other times when you won't be using it for a few days. Visit www.bunnomatic.com if you have lost your user manual.
When setting up a new machine, it requires 2 full decanters of water to be poured into the machine. After you have done this, then you plug the machine in and turn on the vacation switch on the side of the machine. After 15 min, then you will pour in 4-10 cups of water and it will force out the hot water from the tank in the back and brew the coffee. If this doesn't correct the problem, then please call customer service with the model and date code.
The machine requires an initial set up to be completed before using it. Fill the decanter with cold water and close the lid. It will take 3 minutes to partially fill the water tank in the back. Then fill the decanter again with cold water and pour in and close the lid. Then plug in the machine and turn the vacation switch on the side of the machine on. After 15 minutes, you will be ready to brew coffee. Then you will get your filter basket ready with the filter and grounds. Pour in from 4-10 cups of water and place the decanter on the base. Close the lid and the coffee will begin to brew. If you will call customer service with the model and date code, a use and care manual can be sent out to you at no cost.
1. Turn off power vent blower and set water heater temp to vacation (lowest temp) 2. Turn on power vent blower 3. Turn the water heater temp from vacation (lowest temp) to hot (highest temp) four times. 4. Set the water heater temp to normal
The part of the machine that draws water up from the bottom, as well as the bottom tray, need to be cleaned from time to time, or it cannot accept water and will indicate the tank is empty. After removing the tank, unlock the top from the bottom by moving the small lever in the area the tank sits, then pull the entire top section off of the bottom tray. Dump the old water out, then put a solution of vinegar and water in the accepting section of the tray. Replace the top and let that set for a few hours to remove buildup. You may need to use a silicone scraper or something if there is significant buildup. Pour out the vinegar solution and rinse all of those sections off with clean water. Replace the top, lock the bar, and return the tank. Your problem should be fixed.