We have a Bunn VPR coffee maker and the problem that we are having is that after we plug it in and the water temp heats up it starts to boil up and it steams and spits out of the jet. Is there a fix for this???
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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.
This brewer has a dial type thermostat inside the top lid. I believe a small counter-clockwise turn (about 1/16 turn) should lower the maximum heating of the brewer. If the brewer is old you may need to replace the thermostat AND the High Limit thermostat... the small "button type" device on the top of the tank with wire to and from the heating element.
You fill the tank with water, it heats the water in the tank.
When the water in the tank is at brewing temp, the lite should go out.
To brew coffee with this system, you put a filter in the brew funnel, put coffee in the filter. Place the brew funnel in the slide tabs to hold in place. put an empty decanter on the warming plate under the brew funnel. Then take one decanter of fresh water and pour it in the top of the brewer where it says "WATER ONLY" the coffee will begin brewing immediatly.
Hello, yes you are correct, it's due to the water boiling in the tank. take 2 screws out of the top panel, just under this panel you will find the thermostat (it's ajustable) turn the temp down on the thermostat, if this does not solve the problem your thermostat may be bad and you will have to replace it. You can purchase new parts from either bunn direct or from holiday house in california. if you have any additional questions please feel free to comment again. Good Luck! Mike
What's happening is that it isn't leaking, it's boiling over. You need to turn down the thermostat under the top lid. Also, before you brew coffee, add water to the tank and let it pour into an empty pot. Once it stops brewing, let it heat up for a few minutes then make your pot of coffee.
It sounds like the tank isn't full. Unplug the machine and make sure
there is a pot underneath to catch water. Pour clean water into the
tank until it starts flowing out. Plug the machine in and let it heat
up. Then try brewing coffee.
The way your machine works is
that there is a holding tank for the water and it isn't actually
brewing with the water you just poured in, it is using the holding tank
water. If the holding tank gets low, and you pour water in all it does
is fill the tank but nothing will come out.
There is a thermostat underneath the top of the machine. There are a couple of little screws that you need to undo then you will see a little dial or even a little T on top of a metal box or circuit board. I recommend that you unplug the machine before opening it up. Then just turn the thermostat down - usually counter clockwise. Turn it just a little and put the top back on the machine and let it heat up.