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Coffee does not brew

Coffee Maker has worked fine for a couple of months. Now, put the ground coffee in, put the water in, turn on, nothing happens. Thanks, Brian

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Re: Coffee does not brew

The thermal breaker has died in it. This is usually mounted on, or near the heating elementm and usually turns off when excessive temperatures are present (such as when a pot boils dry, or the unit is left on for days) It can be checked with a ohm meter on its contacts. If it shows as good, it should show up as normally closed. Some overtemp breakers have a small button for resetting, but most are simply supposed to reset themselves once the heat is sufficiently reduced. There are also heat fuses that blow...for good when excessive heat is detected, mounted in the same place, they are often a metal bullet shaped tube. OR.....your power cord...or main power switch could also be faulty.

Posted on May 01, 2006

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Those thermal (heat) fuses can be checked with an ohmeter. It should show continuity, meaning 0-10 Ohms. If it's "open", you won't see any value registered on the meter, nothing will happen when u put the test leads on either side of the fuse.
If u replace it, make sure to use the same temp rating, it's written on the fuse, usually in centigrade. Don't replace the bad one with another that's rated to trip at a higher temp. Really.
Either crimp the fuses wire ends to the old leads or tack solder them, using something as a heat sink between the solder point and the fuse. Tack soldering is pre-applying a little solder to each end before you connect them, then quickly melting each end together. The key is withdrawing the soldering iron the second the joint melts. You don't want to trip the new fuse with the heat from the soldering iron.

Posted on May 03, 2008

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Re: Coffee does not brew

On my Crystal Arome I had the same problem mentioned here or elsewhere. The ceramic thermal fuse is a simple thing. Look inside the fuse. If yours like mine you'll see some black carbonization near the top middle electrical contact impeding continuity. Scrape it away w/ a dental pick or paper click or something and you should be able to restore continuity. Mine has worked for tens of cups since.

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Not sure with this product, can't seemto find the button for resetting nor can I seem to find the metal bullet shaped tube, heck I can't even get this thing apart. I think I just need to fae the fact that I need to buy yet another coffee pot-uuuggghhhh, Thanks a lot for the suggestions, really appreciated.

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Re: Coffee does not brew

FOR SLOW / PARTIAL BREWING

Just had this problem this morning...I typically use a napkin or paper towel to dry the reservior after use...apparently, bits n' pieces of paper clogged the little hole at the bottom of the reservior restricting/preventing water to perculate thru...simply took our vacuum with the hose and slat attachment and sucked that clog out.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

Re: Coffee does not brew

Get new maker

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

Re: Coffee does not brew

I just fixed the same problem on my KF 580 (none of the green or red lights was coming on when the button was pushed). It was done by holding the power button and at the same time disconnecting the power cord from the plug and reconnecting it.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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We had the same problem and it turned out to be a clogged filter.  It doesn't seem clogged but it is.  We tried using the 2 cup filter basket and it worked just fine. I called Breville and they sent me a new filter basket free of charge. We have had great experiences with Breville customer support.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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Re: Coffee does not brew

When the unit is cold.
Turn on and with no coffee in,
Press the coffee brew button and turn the steam dial to full.
Watch the water come out of coffee area and steam wand.
This primes the pump and makes sure lines are clean.
Then turn off steam wand and press coffee brew button to stop.

Wait for it to heat up.

Should now work.

I have to do this if I leave th machine for more than a few weeks.

Make sure whenever you've finished using it to flush water through the whole thing using brew button with steam wand in to have it primed for next use. Running some water through before your next brew if machine left for a day or two is also a good idea otherwise the water can add a stale taste to the coffee from sitting in the lines.



Cheers.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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Re: Coffee does not brew

BULL JUst clean it with baking soda run it through with diluted CLR or baking soda and water its probably a mineral build up which will not allow the water to come up

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Re: Coffee does not brew

I have had the same problem and have found that it just needs to be cleaned it seems the part that makes the water come down to the pot does not work I put a diluted version of CLR or Baking soda and ran it through a few times, I have learned not to wait until it screws up and clean it every month to avoid this, as you said just turn it on one morning and no coffee, I feel this is crap though after all these years in the business they can't get a coffee maker to work for extended periods and the ones I buy are NOT CHEAP

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

Re: Coffee does not brew

Solved is the correct answer

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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DON'T BUY ANOTHER TYPE OF THIS KIND OF COFFEE MAKER. THIS IS MY SECOND ONE..NEW BRAND..BOTH WENT CAPUT IN JUST A FEW MONTHS. AND IN THE BREWMASTER...THE COFFEE WAS NEVER HOT!! BUYERS BEWARE!!!!! TOO MANY EXCUSES FROM BIGKIM100. WOW...JUST WHAT I NEED TO DO...GO FIND AN OHM METER TO SEE THAT MY HOUSE DOESN'T GO UP IN SMOKE!!!

Posted on Jul 17, 2007

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could take it apart and jump
across the switch with a jumper
wire or whatever avaialable means
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