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Display is flashing, won't program, turn on or off or make coffee

I followed the directions for decalcifying thee coffeemaker as CALC was on the display. Put vinegar in as per directions, then ran it through twice with a full pot of water. It seemed that water might have leaked . The display started to flash 88888, wouldn't allow me to reset the clock or turn the whole thing on or off. I unplugged it a couple of times, but that hasn't helped. It is not able to make coffee. The coffeemaker is less than two months old.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I have a similar Problem only, my display is blinking 8886 and it won't program, turn on, turn off, or do anything but blink!




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SOURCE: half a pot short of a good morning

Sounds like the thermal fuse (search this database under "fuse" and you'll find a discussion of it). I have yet to find the proper TORX security wrench, so I haven't been able to get to mine in order to try the things mentioned there, but I have a similar problem and what is said there makes sense.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Krups XP7240 leaks

The grind selector knob can be removed with the following steps: 1) Remove screw on side near grinder (do not let the screw fall into grinder, :-) ), 2) use sharp knife or similar to pry off cover with three dots. This should be easy. 3) Now you can rotate the grind selector and see that the white clear plastic does not rotate and the black does. There are two little pieces (one black, one clear plastic) on opposite side from grinder that slide over eavh other to keep this knob 'locked' into place. 4) again with a sharp pointed knife or similar you can separate these two pieces to 'unlock' them. This is made easier by lifting the side of the bean holder by the grinder gently and tipping it up. Be careful not to force anything too much. The black part should pop off. 5) Now you can lift off the clear bean holder.

After this good luck. We made it farther into the machine, but could never get to where we needed to go to fix our problem.

Krups must be congratulated for designing a machine that cannot be repaired and must be replaced with new purchases.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: red blinking light on krups coffee maker

It means your water filter needs to be replaced. I wouldn't know this either as I found my coffee maker in a thrift shop, but I read it on Epinions a few minutes ago in a review.

Have you had any problems with splashing when brewing - some of the water missing the spout? I lose up to a cup of water and I'm stumped. The goldtone filter has to be pushed to go down into the unit, does this mean I'm putting it too far in and screwing up the stop n pour or something?

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: flashing 8888 will not make coffee

I had a similar problem. It stopped working mid-brew, then flashed 8888 incessantly and I couldn't get anything to respond. I unplugged, turned it upside down overnight to drain. Next day it worked fine and has been OK since.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Krups XP7200 wont grind beans (all lights flash)

See post on leaking xp7240. It is almost the same machine. This post explains how to fix it (valve is blocked but can be easily cleaned)

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Krups XP2070

thanks for the fix, are you saying to replace the clear rubber O-ring with a thicker rubber piece?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

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For best performance from your Brew Central
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from time to time. The frequency depends upon
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deposits which form over time on the metal
parts of the coffeemaker.
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Thermal™ Coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit
from time to time. The frequency depends upon
the hardness of your tap water and how often
you use the coffeemaker. The flashing Clean
light will indicate when you should clean your
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coffeemaker is turned on, it is telling you that
the calcium buildup is interfering with the
functioning of your coffeemaker and the flavor
of your coffee. To clean, fill the water reservoir to
capacity with a mixture of ¹⁄³ white vinegar and
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continues to flash. If it does, turn it to OFF and
then repeat the cleaning procedure with a fresh
solution of vinegar and water.
If the Clean light no longer flashes, turn the
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fresh cold water through the unit before using
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Notes on the Clean F unction
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