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Coffee maker heats but does not ''perk''

We have two Westbend 100-cup coffee makers. Both of them will now heat water, but no water comes up through the center tube to actually wet the grinds and make the coffee. One pot reached this condition months ago, and yesterday the 2nd one (we bought to replace the 1st one) did the same thing. When the perking sounds stopped, we removed the lid and the grinds were dry. We have made sure the tube was properly inserted into the bottom hole.
The sounds when "percolating" are "different" - as if straining. Any ideas? Small appliance repair shops are few and far between anymore.

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  • chicbbqsue Nov 22, 2008

    Thanks, we'll try that and get back to let you know how it worked!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    12 cup percolator perks a short time. no coffee, the grinds doesn't get wet.

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The well at the bottom of the pot where the tube fits in can get coated with mineral deposits from hard water, and this causes the problem you're having.Some brands of coffee makers come with a cleaning tool for this. It's a flat metal piece that fits the well, and you use it to work a piece of steel wool (plain, not a soap pad!) back and forth to scrape off the buildup. If you don't have the tool, you can just cram a wad of steel wool into the well and twist it around by hand. It also helps to pour in Lime-Away (or a similar kind of cleaner) to fill the well and cover the bottom. Let it soak for a while, use the steel wool (wear rubber gloves to save your hands), and finish up with a thorough washing.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Also the tube can get bent at the bottom and will not seat properly. If that seems to be the problem, West Bend does sell replacement parts for a reasonable price.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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How to brew coffee


USING YOUR PERCOLATOR
1.Wash the Percolator thoroughly before using for the first time.
(See "Cleaning Instructions" section in this manual.)

2.Remove Cover, Basket, Spreader and Pump Tube. Use cold, fresh
tap water to fill Percolator. Fill according to markings on inside
of Percolator for number of cups desired. Use cold tap water -
the automatic brewing cycle is timed to begin with a cold
water start.
NOTE: The bottom of the Pump Tube Spring marks the maximum
capacity of the Percolator.

3.Wet Coffee Basket to help keep small particles of coffee from sift-
ing through. Place Basket on Pump Tube. Add desired amount of
regular or percolator grind coffee to Basket.

4.Place Pump Tube with Basket into Percolator so bottom of tube is
set into Center Well. Place Spreader on top of Basket and snap
Cover onto Percolator. Attach cord to Percolator and plug into
standard household 120 volt AC wall outlet. Brewing begins
within seconds and continues at a cup-a-minute speed

5.When coffee brewing is complete, percolating will stop. The
Percolator automatically switches to "KEEP WARM" setting to
preserve fresh-tasting coffee at hot, ready-to-serve temperature.
For best flavor, remove Coffee Basket, Spreader and Pump Tube
when brewing is completed.

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The Instruction Manual for your coffee maker can be found here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5590A_Coffeemakers_ALL.pdf

Instructions include the following:


Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee

Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee

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36 Cups 2 Cups

30 Cups 1 ¾ Cups

28 Cups 1 2/3 Cups

24 Cups 1 ½ Cups

22 Cups 1 ½ Cups

18 Cups 1 ¼ Cups

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The User Manual for your coffer urn can be found here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5613B_LargeCapacityUrns-All.pdf

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http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5613B_LargeCapacityUrns-All.pdf

Use an electric perk or regular grind coffee in the percolator basket rather than a 'drip' or finely ground coffee that would require a filter.

If you require a new basket, please see the West Bend on-line replacement part site here:

http://www.westbend.com/catalog.cfm?dest=itempg&itemid=946&secid=87&linkon=subcategory&linkid=125

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The Instruction Manual for the West Bend Coffeemaker can be found here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5590A_Coffeemakers_ALL.pdf

See page 4 for amount of coffee to use.

Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee

Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee

42 Cups 2 ½ Cups

36 Cups 2 Cups

30 Cups 1 ¾ Cups

28 Cups 1 2/3 Cups

24 Cups 1 ½ Cups

22 Cups 1 ½ Cups

18 Cups 1 ¼ Cups

12 Cups 1 Cup



Use electric perk grind coffeeror coofee ground for all coffeemakers. Do not use drip or finely ground coffee.

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The Instruction Manual for your coffee maker can be found here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5613B_LargeCapacityUrns-All.pdf


100-CUP MODEL #33600

Water Level Measure of Ground Coffee

100 cups 6 ¼ cups

80 cups 5 cups

60 cups 4 cups

40 cups 2½ cups


Do not make less than 40 or more than 100 cups of coffee at one time. Use electric perk or regular grind coffee; a filter liner is not necessary.

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