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Kenmore 14 cup #81176

Coffee pot will not brew.

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  • jrh3652 Nov 09, 2008

    My same model (owned for about 1-2 months) coffee pot is not completing a full brew cycle either. It is spitting out water from parts in the resevoir as well. A white half dollar size gasket keeps coming loose as well and the tops and sides of the appliance are way to hot to touch. I feel as though something internally melted?? We have tried to Jerry rig it ( I must have coffee in the am) but need a real fix. I did look at the vinigar solution suggestion for other pots and will try this, but this is a common solution and I think our problem is more complex than this and may be a design issue rather than our habits. Unfortunate because I love the coffee pot when it's working. I just can't seem to find a good solid long term pot either....Hopefully Kenmore will come up with something for us.

  • deprivation2 Dec 15, 2008

    coffee maker model #100.82696.worked fine for a month or so.now,it keeps beeping,asking for a filter change and water does not come up for brewing.please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Has anyone experiended a "stuck button" issue. All buttons, except BREW ON/OFF, are stuck inward. The unit is brand new and it does not work.

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SOURCE: stopped working?

All coffee-makers are provided with a thermal fuse located near the heating element and in series with the element itself.
This device is bullet-shaped with one lead connected to the case, the other insulated from it. If there was no protection of this kind, it could lead to a fire if the heating element fails to get turned off when reaching its design temperature and nearly impossible to buy as replacement parts.
These are not user replaceable and both the thermal fuse and the bimetal switch that controls the current for the heating element have become increasingly less reliable as they are made in China and since we have little alternative, we have to either keep track of our warranty or just throw it away when it fails.
The fuses can fail at any time and I have brought back three coffee-makers in a five day period, all with the same failure, before giving up and getting a refund.
Another type of failure, namely of the bimetal switch occurs over time and reveals itself by the ever-longer brew time that is unaffected by dissolving the lime in the system. The heat sensitive metal switch part becomes gradually less responsive causing the machine to just cough instead of pump as when new.  The last one I tossed had reached 40+ minutes per pot.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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Take it back as it has been recalled due to fires!

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

mcdevito75
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mcdevito75 here, Your coffee maker may need cleaning, if so, fill the resovoir with WHITE VINEGAR and cycle thru 3 times, have clean or new filter in the machine, on the 3rd cycle stop machine for 30 minutes then resume, cycle thru2=-=3 more times if needed, after the vinegar cycle change filter or clean and cycle thru plain water 2--3 times or more to rinse out the vinegar.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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