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Very little water out when brewing

I purchased a Bunn VPR coffee maker off Ebay and when water heats up flow is very low. I took the tank top off and there is a black nylon tube extending down into the tank attached to the Stainless Steel Sprayhead tube....It is melted and won't allow much water to pass. Is this replaceable...looks like all I need is this black nylon tubing???
If it is, does someone have a part #...the parts manual does not show this tube in the picture.

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Hello markh525, Yes the tube is replacable. I do not have the part number off the top of my head but if you were able to search google for that exact coffee maker you should be able to come across it. If you feel like doing a project then all you will need is the corect gauge tube. If you are able to take the tube to a plumbing store they should have plenty laying around. If this is not the case please write back and i would gladly help.
Please post what you do and how you did it I look forward to your posts

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Noel Smith Aug 28, 2011

    Did you find the part number for this Item? My VPR was not brewing at all and after reading about your maker I removed the sprayhead tube to find nothing attached other than a clear beveled bushing type of cover that only covered the sprayhead tube. Nothing goes down to the bottom of the tank. Thanks for your help!

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