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Hi, if your unit is a VPR, there are only 3 things that could cause the tank heater to not work, 4 if you count wire burn off. 1: your heating element has failed, blown open, and has no resistance ( measured by a meter device) 2: the thermostat has failed, usually they boil though, also just a simple switch, open or closed by the adjustment knob, measurable by a resistance meter also. 3: the hi limit has opened due to the tempurature in the tank getting too high, usually caused by evaperation of the water, and the level drops too low, from not pouring a pot of water in at least every other day. This also is a heat activated switch, that is closed all the time at room temp, when measured with a resistance meter. Your heat circuit MAY have an on/off switch too, but as long as this is on, that heat circuit runs 24/7. I would not advise it permanent, but you could jumper/bypass the hi limit and/or the thermostat to test, but if you do not know how to test it, at least take it to a shop and let them check it for you.

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Our bunn NHS Velocity was unplugged accidently. Now when we make coffee it is really luke warm and the light doesn't appear on


This is really a home style VPR brewer (but looks nicer)
if you listen to their video (link below) they mention it has a pre-heated tank of water already in the brewer. This means the brewer needs to be pre-filled with a full pot of water and pre-heated prior to using the brewer. Unplugging this unit won't be a problem UNLESS it was emptied of tank water and not refilled when powered up.
* The unit will try and heat up the tank of water but if empty then just air which overheats the unit then blows the thermal fuse. Call for service.
* The warmer is still working but it's not hot enough to brew frequently as the warmer may take up to an hour to get the tank hot enough to brew or it may not get hot at all if it's own thermal fuse blew too.
* Final; call for service to be safe.
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Brewed coffee overflowed on to warmer plate. Now water does not heat and flow and warmer plate does not heat up.


Unless it is an expensive brewer, get a new one. The brewer needs the bottom plate to heat in order for it to work at all. Should be imune getting wet though, but sounds like bad heating element.

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I have the grind and brew thermal coffeemaker. The water does not get hot enough for steam to come off of the coffee when it is poured.


Hi, I have owned that coffee maker for years.
After it brews coffee, it does not have a warmer to keep it hot. It has a thermally insulated carafe. Such as regular lunchbox thermos jugs have. The reasoning behind this is that coffee heated after it is brewed spoils in a short time. (Of course, unheated coffee gets cold).
What that translates to for you with regard to no steam is this. As soon as the coffee maker finishes brewing your coffee, open the top of the carafe, stick in a spoon and stir it.Then pour it. (I learned the stirring part working in a restaurant).
If you have to wait before you drink it, do the same. Stir it first.
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Our BUNN vpr is plugged in 24/7 and stays warm all the time. This seems like a big waste of electricity to me, but I have been told that when they tried to unplug the last one between uses, they had to buy...


VPS/VPR are pour over brewers. Like the 12 cup brewers you find at home, they need to be filled with 12 cups of water (a full pot), heated and then peculated over the coffee grounds and collected in a decanter.
BUT there is one main difference! The VPR and similar COMMERCIAL coffee machines are quick brewers. They usually have a pre-heated pot of water stored inside the machine.
* VPR's and similar machines REQUIRE a pre-fill and heating period prior to brewing. This means it's sitting on a level table and filled with water until water sprays from the brew head. At this point the unit is plugged in and the heater is turned on (CWTF's have a toggle switch behind the machine). Brewer will pre-heat the water (there may be some water discharge from brew head as the water expands). Ready light will come on in about 15 mins.
* To Brew; Place coffee grounds in filter, place in funnel and brew head, clean empty decanter under funnel, slowly pour one full decanter of water (cold or hot) into brew tray. Do not overflow tray. Allow water level to sink before adding more water. Only fill with one pot as an equal amount will come out the brew head and funnel.
* FYI Coffee grounds are usually in pre-measured packets for office use. A simple guide is one tablespoon per cup. (level or heaping spoon is up to you)
* Final; Getting back to unplugging when not in use. Yes there is a heater in the machine that keeps the tank warm. You can save power by turning off the warmer plates when not in use. Some units have up to 6 plates. The warmer "Blanket" is designed to keep the tank warm enough to brew and not waste heat or electricity. Yes unplug the unit at night if there is no night crew drinking coffee (or tea) But follow the Pre-heat instructions mentioned above prior to plugging the brewer back in. If the tank has been emptied at night or dried up after an idle week. Then there is a chance you may over heat and blow the thermal fuse. Or at best have a half pot short brew as the water dried up.
* Note leaving the brewer plugged in without brewing daily is not a good idea. The water evaporates and eventually drys out the pot. Takes about 1-2 weeks but it does blow the fuse(s) and the unit will need service.
* Final; Follow the Bunn set up and care instructions (manuals from Bunn.com for down loading. (*FREE*)
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YES.

The unit has a tank used to heat the water for brewing.
When you add more water, the unit starts the brew cycle.

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4) Place empty decanter on warmer located directly under the brew basket and turn corresponding warmer switch ON.
5) Pour decanter of fresh water through pour-in opening at top of brewer.
6) Hot water will be delivered through the sprayhead. This distributes the hot water evenly over the coffee bed within the brew basket. The coffee will drain from brew basket into the container below.
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The heater no longer keeps the water hot. Warmer still works


Hi, if your unit is a VPR, there are only 3 things that could cause the tank heater to not work, 4 if you count wire burn off. 1: your heating element has failed, blown open, and has no resistance ( measured by a meter device) 2: the thermostat has failed, usually they boil though, also just a simple switch, open or closed by the adjustment knob, measurable by a resistance meter also. 3: the hi limit has opened due to the tempurature in the tank getting too high, usually caused by evaperation of the water, and the level drops too low, from not pouring a pot of water in at least every other day. This also is a heat activated switch, that is closed all the time at room temp, when measured with a resistance meter. Your heat circuit MAY have an on/off switch too, but as long as this is on, that heat circuit runs 24/7. I would not advise it permanent, but you could jumper/bypass the hi limit and/or the thermostat to test, but if you do not know how to test it, at least take it to a shop and let them check it for you.You can go to www.bunnomatic.com or contact technical service, depending if you have a commercial unit or not.

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