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BrewStation isn't dispensing.

It appears that the lever isn't connecting with the device that opens the spout. Both the lever and the spout operate independently, but not together.

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Same here. Mine gradually had more trouble dispensing, I took it apart and found the lever was made of cheap plastic, that fatigued and broke.



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We are having the same problem. The spout and lever both work, but the plastic piece the presses on the spout has cracked and can no longer put pressure on the dispenser. We are going to try gluing a small piece of plastic onto the back of the little lever to enforce it. I'll let you know if it works.

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The problem isn't fixed, but given the price of the premiuim service, I'll just buy another coffee pot, probably another brand, since I have had problems with the Hamilton Beach. This is my fourth one, and I love the design, but they just don't last long enough.

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