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Coffee maker clicks but does not brew

Ge model 169164

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  • nocoffee4me Dec 27, 2008

    We just got it for Christmas. It worked one time and now will not work. We can hear it clicking but it will not brew.

  • elKabongXXI Dec 28, 2008

    Uh-huh. I ran water through once with no coffee just to 'clean' it out. Now I have the same problem. I unplugged it last night, thinking I'd have better luck this morning. Still nothing. Just clicking on/off. I get 2 beeps after turning the brew button on as if it has finished brewing.

    I wonder if it's stuck in the cleaning cycle? I did actually push the 'clean' button last night in a desperate attempt to find something that would work. But... why isn't the water going through?
    I just read in the manual, under the auto cleaning function, this note:

    "The cleaning process takes 60 minutes to complete. You cannot cancel the cleaning process before it is complete. Unplugging the machine only delays the cleaning process."

    Great. What sadistic a**holes wrote THAT into the program? They probably drink caffeine-free herbal tea or something like that. I don't have an hour to wait for this. Looks like there's no coffee for me either this morning. Grrrrr... :(

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I am having the same problem. You would think a company like GE would post some "Fix its" themselves. Time to buy from another company.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. It just happened to me yesterday. And now it's stuck on the cleaning function. Ugh. AND I think I actually have a different model then the ones you're talking about.

  • studydude Jan 23, 2009

    Yeah, mine quite also with clicking. I think maybe the calcium built up in the piping? I just got laid off from my job and cannot afford another coffee maker.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Same as the rest of you.I pulled the bottom off of it after figuring out how to get the tamper-proof screws out....I found a broken wire going to part of the warming surface.I repaired it the best I could and it seems to be working now.I'm not sure how much I trust my repair,so I will leave it unplugged when not in use-don't want to risk a fire.

  • tinamg682 Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem! I cleaned my machine yesterday. Followed the manual's instructions to a T and now the stupid thing won't get off the "clean" mode. ARGH!!! It's only 3 months old too.

  • lmno2802 Feb 22, 2009

    Power went off & now my coffee pot wont brew. Simply clicks but never brews. Does any one know of a reset button or anything?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    my coffee pot turns on but it wontmake coffee

  • free1_06 Mar 09, 2009

    I am having the same problem, I bought the pot yesterday and made one pot of coffee without problem this morning. When trying to make a second pot the coffee maker wouldnt do it, it sounds like it is beginning a brew cycle then beeps twice (signaling end of brew cycle) then stops without brewing any coffee at all.

  • Scoobs694u Mar 10, 2009

    Same prob as the rest of you..might try taking the bottom off and repairing it myself. It's worth a try I guess. Will let you know what I find out..if I find anything out lol

  • pattersonst Apr 03, 2009

    Product keeps saying clean....won't brew or anything...left in clean cycle for 8 hours yesterday and nothing happened......will take back to store and request another brand. It seems that these are not very good coffeemakers because I notice alot of the same type problems being reported.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    click on the power to brew and nothing.... I came home from work after letting vinegar sit in it and still nothing. Clean light comes on and I can't find the manual...was hoping to find some answers on line.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Brewed half a pot, then stopped. Will not brew anymore. On/off button makes a 'click' and that is all.

    Nice screws they use - need a special screwdriver.


  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Same "clicking" problem here. The first one worked for a couple of months until the problem began. We got a second one, and it worked for a day before the problem began again. I made the same mistake of starting the cleaning process. Now, the cleaning cycle will not stop.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem - click but no brew. The cause is a failed Microtemp fuse for the heater, though I can't find the part number or specs on the fuse.

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    What does tsb stand for on ge coffee pot model# 169164

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This information is for the GE model number 169164 12 cup digital coffee maker.
The Micro fuse is shorted open. There are two underneath the housing. They are made by MICROTEMP® and are the G400 series rated at 216 Degrees Centigrade.

You can check these with a Ohm meter to see if you have continuity. Checking across the leads of each one they should show infinity. If not you've identified the bad one. You can pick up a new thermal fuse at Radio Shack. The closest one to the specs of the Microtemp is a Radio Shack part number 270-1321 rated at 228 Degrees Centigrade. Before removing the old one notice which way the hat end faces.
Use a heat sink when soldering the new thermal fuse in place by using alligator clips or a pair of pliers.Reassemble and your back in business as a Barista.

Note: There are four Phillips head screws under the rubber pads. The three unusual screw heads may be removed/installed with a small screwdriver installed in just one of the slots.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • King Jul 07, 2012

    They shouldn't show infinity, infinity means an open (incomplete) circuit, its open as the blown fuse has broken it. Electricity needs a closed circuit to flow, a good fuse will show as 0, or maybe a very small amount, if your multimeter is accurate enough to show the resistance of its own cables had it not been calibrated prior to use.

    The fuse that reads infinity (0.L) is the bad one. The resistance to the electrical flow is infinite because the fuse has blown and broken the circuit just like it was designed to.

    Thermal fuses are not polarised, meaning it doesn't matter which way round you fit it.

    Other than that your post contained great info for the less initiated machine owners :)

  • King Jul 07, 2012

    They shouldn't show infinity, infinity means an open (incomplete) circuit, its open as the blown fuse has broken it. Electricity needs a closed circuit to flow, a good fuse will show as 0, or maybe a very small amount, if your multimeter is accurate enough to show the resistance of its own cables had it not been calibrated prior to use.

    The fuse that reads infinity (0.L) is the bad one. The resistance to the electrical flow is infinite because the fuse has blown and broken the circuit just like it was designed to.

    Thermal fuses are not polarised, meaning it doesn't matter which way round you fit it.

    Other than that your post contained great info for the less initiated machine owners :)

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Your coffee maker might be defected try calling GE to solve the problem or return it to walmart.

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SOURCE: past 2 mornings, coffee maker only brewed 10 out of 12 cups.

It's probably time for a good cleaning. Follow the procedure in the manual, or get some commercially available coffee maker cleaner. When the minerals build up enough, the water flow and heating is reduced enough to keep it all from passing through.

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