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Coffeemaker will not brew a full pot

Model #169165
Coffeemaker will brew 2 cups, beep and stop. If I shut it off and then back on again, it will do the same. Brew 2 cups, beep twice and stop brewing. I have cleaned it twice but that hasn't helped

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I want to break it, please post if that vinegar thing works

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i have to turn the coffee pot off and back on three times to brew a full pot. Ugh!

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Model #106951 coffee maker better off in garbage. Brews 4 cups stops beeps and shuts off. Turn off back on several times to get a full pot of luke warm coffee. Tried resetting pressing 1-4 & tsb buttons simultaneaously holding for a few seconds, ran CLR mixture through, vinegar mixture also no help. Did notice the coffee cup button number changes frequently. What does this button do. I am not paying $9.00 for a manual. Help!! Going to pay $149 for the Bunn and get it over with.

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Try cleaning it with pure vinegar. 3-4 times just keep running it through the machine.

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