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Coffee pot i just purchased a Bunn VRP Model no 1660 commercial 2 warmer coffee machine. The warmer units work fine, the main heating element for the water heats up too, all the lights work, but when I put in the water, nothing comes out. I have taken the pot apart to make certain all the connections are good and everything looks OK. There is what appears to be a switch or solonoid on top of the main heating unit. I an not sure how the water is expelled from the pot. Is there a pump or does it siphon itself out? I also checked for blockages and did not find any evidence of lime build up in the main tubes. Any ideas on why it is not sending water through?

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I am having the identical probem, I plug it in, it starts to heat, but no brewing. I have removed the lid and the water pan underneath, and looked into the opening. When heating, the voltage on the main heater is 110 volts. It stars to steam, then the unit switches off.I think that for some reason,it's not allowing the temp. to rise to the boiling point. Anybody have any ideas? I'll check on that one way valve in the meantime.

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Re: coffee pot

Many coffee machines use a check valve to direct the water in one direction. I suspect this check valve's ball is not moving (which is required)... look for a strange-looking (wider than other tubes) device in the water path...maybe part of a tube.

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