This unit is aprox. 14 years old with never a problem in the past. When water is poured into the unit, you can hear the heating element begin heating the new water in the tank. In the past you could hear the water being heated to a certain temp and the cut off. Now it just continues to heat the water in the tank until the water starts to boil out of the unit. Do you have a suggestion as to what part needs to be replaced?
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Re: Bunn VP-17 Coffee Maker
I would suggest descaling the unit, or replacing your thermostat.
A defective thermostat would not cut out the heater after the water is boiled, excessive scale would render the thermostat ineffective, but not to the extent you describe.
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Either a bad thermostat grommet or a bad pour in pan gasket. Either can be found on eBay for cheap. Disconnect from power, take off the top panel. Pour water in to pan and see where water comes from. Thermostat grommet pulls out easily by hand. Pan but must be removed from the tank inlet to replace gasket.
Every time I plug in my bunn coffee maker, it trips the GFI. But when I plug it into another plug in my kitchen, it will work, but it seems like the water reserve is not right. It blows too much steam and the top starts lifting up from the pressure of the steam, then it starts leaking out the top left side. Then if I pour enough water to make 10 cups, it only makes 6 or 8. The coffee maker is only 3 years old, what should I do?
before plugging in place your empty filter basket in the coffee maker and place a pot under it. Slowly pour in two pots of water using the pour pitcher. Now you can plug it in. it'll take 15 min to heat up first time . when you brew your first pot leave your water level a little short,because the water will expand (only the first time)
There are 3 seals in your unit that could cause your problem. there is a silicon seal right under the pour-in tray, and two on the top of the tank. one of those is for the thermostat, the other is for the sprayhead tube. any of these could leak, causing water to come out the bottom of the brewer. One other thing that can cause this is a scale buildup between the pour-in tray and the tank.
The machine will allow you to brew from 4-10 cups. It works on a displacement systems so if you pour in 4 cups of water, then 4 cups of coffee should come out. If it isn't, then get the model and date code from the bottom of the unit and call customer service. If you machine is 3 years old and less, it will be replaced at no cost. If it is over 3 years old, it will be replaced at a reduced price.
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Use the de-liming spring to clean the copper tube behind the spray head. Pour several pots of clear white vinegar through the unit to further remove lime and scale from the interior of your coffee maker. My Bunn is 24 years old, and the only replacement parts I've ever required are new carafes and the 4041 silicone washer repair kit.