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Braun Flavor Select will not brew coffee.

The machine turns on but brew cycle will not start. Also, burner donly becomes slightly warm. When it died, it had been set for 12-cups but stopped after about only 4. The machine is only about 2 years old.

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  • corvette2 Nov 17, 2008

    Coffee maker worked great for a couple of years and one day turns on gets a little warm but won't brew coffee.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    hello
    I have a Braun FlavorSelect purchased in 1996. It has been used heavily since then! Within the last year or so, it seems to be leaking and recently, it has stopped brewing. I know it's old, but it has been a great coffeemaker up to now and I can't afford to buy another ...
    From what I can see from your site, it appears I have two problems-
    1. corrosion and 2. calcification.

    I'm going to go to the hardware store today and try to get the items you mentioned. It's worth a try to fix my poor old unit.
    Thank you very much for the practical solutions you offer.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    On my Braun FlavorSelect KF 180 coffee maker, the red "CAL" light on the left side is on and the coffeemaker will not start.

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I assume You are talking about the water-brewing heater thereare two, the second is the heater that warms the coffee pot (I think!). When the water-heater is encrusted with calcium deposits it "thinks" that the water reservoir is emptyand ceases the brew cycle. water boils at 212 degF and the heater will go to a much higher temperature. I will leave you with the same solution as was posted to another problem that may have similar cause:

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I have the same machine, Braun KF180 12 Cup Coffee Maker. In normal operation the brew cycle is stopped when the water reservoir is empty. The only way the coffee maker knows if that is true is when the water-brewing heater gets too hot. Your brewing heater is probably encrusted with calcium deposits if you have been heavily using the coffee maker. Vinegar will work but it is weak and you will have to cycle this solution through many many times. You should instead use "Lime Away" or "CLR" and let it sit there in a brew cycle or multiple brew cycles for a while. NOTE: Remove the filter when cleaning this way and when the brew cycle is complete, rinse thoroughly -- your taste buds will let you know if the machine is not rinsed thoroughly. -- Good Luck!!

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