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Mr. Coffee won't brew - Mod. #ECX30118

I could not find a manual for this model number on the website. This model has the cleaning cycle and delay brew features, as well as .

Recently I filled the reservoir, put coffee in the basket, and hit brew (as always). The clean cycle light began flashing, and the pad did not heat up, nor did any water come through. I've tried pressing the clean cycle button alone, and numerous combinations and sequences of button-pushing, to no avail. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    The coffee starts brewing, or i set it to clean and only half the liquid comes out. It seems to be a known issue. I threw away ma last one because i though it was old (3 yrs). I have just brought an up to dated model and has the same problem..

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Clean light comes on and we have no mannuel, so we don't know what to do to clean it.

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I know this sounds crazy but I just did this to mine & it worked! Mine would get power & allow me to set the clock but the brew now button would not work & I could not set the timer for delay brew. I admit, I was pissed, so I poured out the water & pounded on the base a little... I hit it a few times & banged it a few more while unplugged... plugged it back in & I pressed brew now & brewed! Then I dumped it out & set my time, delay brew timer & I am in business again!!! An internal wire was probably shifted out of place or something ridiculous because I never had any problems before this but it has been sitting a while. There is no other fix unfortunately because this model is outdated & they no longer postthe instructions or troubleshooting online. I have the same exact model. Good luck!!!

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IF YOUR HAVING ISSUES WITH THE ACTUAL BREW OR CLEANING CYCLE AND IT WILL NOT WORK, THERE IS NO TROUBLE SHOOTING THAT CAN BE DONE. MR COFFEE CARRIES A YEAR WARRANTY SO YOU SHOULD CALL THEM TO HAVE THEM REPLACE THE UNIT.

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