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Plugged hose that has the "ball in the cage"

My coffee maker was not letting water into the coffeepot from the reservoir. I took it apart and the hose with the "little ball in the plastic cage" was plugged with a tiny piece of plastic debris. I didn't remember which direction the ball part should be in the hose and which way it should be reinstalled in the base. I don't want to put it in wrong and burn up the element.

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Why can you not find a replcement pot for this coffee maker

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Does the b60 have filter and were is it

The filter assembly is several inches tall, with a basket-like holder for the cartridge at its base. The unit snaps in place over the outlet in the base of the water reservoir.

Lift and remove the cover of the water reservoir, which is located on the left side of the coffee maker.

Turn the filter unit's round replacement date dial to two months in the future. This offers a reminder of when it's time to check and replace the filter.

Open the cage at the bottom of the filter assembly. Insert the soaked and rinsed filter cartridge, and then snap the cage closed.

Position the filter assembly directly over the water outlet in the base of the reservoir. Push the unit down slightly until the assembly locks into place. You should feel it click into position.

Oct 06, 2014 | Keurig B60 Coffee Maker

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Mr. Coffee 12 cup Isx43cp will not brew coffee. I push the brew now button and it beeps 5 times as if it has just finished a pot.

I had the same problem and fixed it. I took the bottom off. There is two hoses there which one has a (valve)plastic thing with little ball in it. I took the hoses off and the valve out of the hoses. I then cleaned the hoses,valve and the pipe arround the burner. There was like hard white dirt in them. I put back on the hoses without the valve. Tried to make coffee and it worked but was noisy . I ran it like that for a few days and still worked but noisy. I then took hose off and put back in valve. Then tried it again. It still worked but now it is quiet. Clean parts,hoses,valve,and pipe near burner good. Worked for me. Good Luck on yours.

Oct 06, 2010 | Mr. Coffee 072179228578 12 Cup Coffee...

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Pump starts then stops. I have cleaned all holes. It has been descaled. It just stopped working. This is the Keurig coffee maker.

Mine would only very loudly pump a partial cup after about two years of use. I tried everything, including descaling. Even held my mouth different ways. I took it apart three times, the last time intending to glue all the rubber hoses. By accident I discovered a plastic "filter" in the intake line just below the water reservoir. I removed it, cleaned it out on both sides with a toothbrush, put it back in, and now it works like new. The filter is easy to get to if you take the bottom metal plate off: 5 screws for that, then two screws in the filter unit directly under the reservoir. You get to it from underneath the coffee maker. Pull the black cover back to expose the plastic hose, then pull the black filter out.
It is easier to do than to describe.
I have not seen this fix anywhere on the net, but I can verify that it works.

Mar 06, 2010 | Keurig B100 Coffee Maker

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Coffeemaker is falling apart

Unless the product is still under warranty, I would look for a new different brand. I have personally used a 'Mr Coffee' unit with similar features and with the exception of periodic cleaning with water/white vinegar solution, it has worked fairly well. The pot dribbles a little if not carefully poured and if the basket is not fully seated, coffee runs all over. Everyone has had a turn at dealing with poorly made/designed products that fail to meet expectations. Better luck next time!

Mar 01, 2010 | Braun KF 590 10-Cup Coffee Maker

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I have had my Bunn for 5 years and have loved the convenience of the 3 minute coffee, plus the coffee is always great, but for the last 6-8 months it has been leaking from the bottom. I go to work very...

Most likely the problem is in the water intake area. I have the same problem, I took my machine apart, removing the top revealed a plastic water chamber which leads to a connector that lets the water go into the heating chamber. The seal had become brittle, and the plastic water chamber also was degenerating where it met the heated water chamber. I replaced the rubber seal and that worked the first time, however, I think the plastic has now deteriorated to the point that I will need a new reservoir piece and a new seal. It's probably time to send in the unit for repair.
I think one repair for a 25-30 year old coffee maker sin't such a bad deal!

Feb 14, 2010 | Bunn NHB Coffee Maker

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My coffeepot the Gevalia model above will not brew this mornign

There's a little Thermocouple that can burn out on coffee makers, it's usually mounted by the warming plate. It's about an inch long and looks like a tiny bullet. It's a safety device and should be replaced, not jumped out. Radio shack may have them.


Jan 23, 2008 | Gevalia 25280 / 50304 / 60130 / 50431...

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Water running out the bottom

I also had this problem, and also took the bottom off mine and found that a hose that connected to to the water level tube had become disconnected. The only thing I would add is that in order to get the bottom off you need a Torx internal tamperproof pin (6 lobe) screwdriver to take the 5 screws out of the bottom.

Jan 09, 2008 | Krups FMF5-14 Stainless Steel 10-Cup...

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Coffee maker doesn't brew anymore

I had the same problem. I read this article and was able to figure it out the probem: The one way valve and the heater pipe in the bottom of the unit are extremely calcified. I opened the bottom by removing the four little "security" screws. I used a little tiny flathead screwdriver because I didn't have the proper "star security screwdriver and it worked fine. Next, I removed the two orange hoses and soaked them in white vineager. The shorter intake hose contains the one way valve. make a note of which way you remove this hose 'cause it has to go back in in the same direction. Next I propped the unit on its side so that I could put some vineager in the heater pipe and let it soak in there. Next I blew into and sucked air out of the one way hose and then rinsed both hoses thoroughly. Then I used a little piece of a wire coat hanger to scrape out some of the junk in the heater pipe, (especially on the heat side) followed by a little pipe cleaner to get it extra clean. Then I put it all back together. Be carefull that the hoses are sealed ok. I actually cut a little off of them to get a new seal on the side that connects to the heater pipe. There wasn't much room for error though. After getting it all back together I ran a few full pots through it of 1/2 vineager 1/2 water and then a couple of just water. Probably a good time to change the water filter inside the unit too. Also, from now on I'll make sure to use the self cleaning mode more often. Good luck. Kevin

Aug 17, 2006 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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