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The reservoir tubes are clogged so the water doesn't flow through

I'm wondering how you get the bottom of the coffeemaker off to get to the reservoir tubes to clean them out. What looks like hex screws are not.

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I used a small screwdriver in those, which worked great as long as I used a size that would wedge between the points of the star. They are probably Torx screws (star-shaped).

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If this maker was mine I would put a 50/50 solution of "Lime Away" and water in the reservoir and let it sit all day, then I would put two or three pots of clear water through it followed by a soultion of a tablespoon of baking sode disolved in water I would let this sit for 15 minutes or so followed by a couple or three more pots of clear water, that should do it. Don't worry it wont hurt you it will be so diluted and neutralized by the baking soda, it couldn't possibly be harmful..

If this works please respond.

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I can do the vinegar thing but the cleaner thing is a piece of plastic. I just dont know how a piece of flat plastic is going to help.


Do you have the de-limer spring that came with the coffeemaker?

Sometimes you have to take the top off of the coffeemaker & run the spring down the entrance hole to clear lime obstruction from the tank fill tube.

There are 2 or 3 phillips-head screws that hold the top on. 2 are under the water reservoir fill cover, and a 3rd may be in on the middle -top towards the back. Depends on your exact model.

Once the top is off, you'll see a lever arm.that keeps the water from flowing down the fill tube while the reservoir cover is raised. To get access to the fill tube, you gently pop this out from the pivot point with some upward pressure, Run the de-liming spring down the tube a few times to make sure it's clear.

Reverse the above process to reassemble.

Be sure and remove & clean the spray head over the brew-basket after de-liming also. Sometimes chunks of minerals block the holes.

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Why is my coffeemaker leaking from the bottom?


  1. Make sure the filter is properly in position and that the brew basket is fully closed.
  2. If the coffeemaker is equipped with a removable water reservoir ensure that the reservoir is properly installed.
  3. Avoid overfilling the water reservoir. The coffeemaker is equipped with an overflow slot near the top of the water reservoir. If too much water is added it will flow out of this slot and collect near the base of the unit.
  4. The coffeemaker may require service. Contact an Authorized Service Center.

Sep 21, 2011 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

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WATER LEAKS BOTTOM OF UNIT WHEN IS MAKING COFFEE ALSO, HOW DO YOU DECALCIFY UNIT? iS THERE AN ON LINE MANUAL?


Hi,
Below are solutions for a leaking coffee maker and how to decalcify the machine?
Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:
* White Vinegar * Fresh Water * Volt-ohm Meter * Screwdriver
Step 1 - Clean
If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.
Pour this mixture into the reservoir and turn on the coffee maker, allowing it to run through a brewing cycle as if you were making a pot of coffee. By doing this you will dissolve any build up in your coffee maker. If the coffee maker is leaking because the pump is clogged, then this might clear the clog and stop the leaking. If it has been a while since you last cleaned your coffee maker, you may need to run the vinegar through more than one cleaning cycle to dissolve all of the buildup.
Step 2 - Pump Valve
Unplug the coffee maker and examine the pump valve. If the pump valve is broken or has a clog, then the water will not be able to rise up and flow through the fill tube. When the coffee maker is turned on, the water needs to go someplace. If it cannot flow through the fill tube, then it may leak onto the countertop. If the pump in your coffee maker is sealed, you will need to replace the whole pump. If the pump is not sealed you should check it to ensure it is not clogged with coffee grounds or mineral deposits.
Step 3 - Brew Switch
Examine the brewing switch to ensure that is working. To get to the brewing switch, remove the base plate. Next, you will need to test the switch with your volt-ohm meter. Touch the tester to the RX1 scale. If it reads 0 ohms then you will know that the switch works fine. If it gives you a number other than 0 then it is time to replace the switch.
Step 4 - Tube Connectors
If the coffee maker is leaking or sputtering then you should take a look at the tube connectors. Many times, a leaky coffee maker is caused by faulty tube connectors. If you find the leak is in an elbow, clean the surfaces before you replace it. If the tube connector leaks, replace both the tube and the elbow so that you can be sure the pieces will both fit together properly.
To decalcify, you will be needing a : decalcifying cleaner and A container large enough to hold the same quantity of liquid as your water reservoir
1) Remove the machine's water reservoir. 2) Empty all liquid from the reservoir. 3) Fill the reservoir with warm water. 4) Add one packet of the recommended cleaner to the full reservoir and stir until the cleaner is dissolved. 5) Return the water reservoir to the machine. 6) Turn the machine on. 7) Set the large container underneath the steam wand. 8) Set up your machine so that hot water -NOT steam-will be emitted from the steam wand when the steam valve is opened. 9) Open the steam valve according to the manufacturer's instructions. 10) After all of the decalcifying solution has drained into the large container (within a few minutes this will occur), remove it and discard the liquid that has been collected. 11) Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly and then fill it with the type of water you usually use for brewing. 12) Return the water reservoir to its normal position. 13) Using only water repeat steps 7 through 9 until the water reservoir is empty again.
I hope the above helps....
Good luck.

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I have had my hamilton beach brew station for a year. The past 2 weeks, the water put in the bottom reservoir does not empty completely into the coffee reservoir. It leaves about 8 oz in the bottom water...


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Coffee brewer works to the point wher you push the flashing brew button no water pumps through.


Hi

If your coffeemaker appears to be clogged. Create a vinegar and water solution and flush the concoction through your coffeemaker pump. This will help dissolve build up in your coffeemaker. If you do this once a month, your coffeemaker pump won't clog.Unplug the coffeemaker and inspect the pump valve. Water won't rise through the fill tube if the pump valve is stuck or broken. If your pump is sealed, replace the pump. If the pump valve is accessible, make sure there are no coffee grounds or mineral deposits around it.
Also check the brewing switch is in good working order. Remove the base plate on your coffeemaker and test the switch with a volt-ohm meter. Set your volt-ohm meter on the RX1 scale. If your switch reads zero ohms, your switch works fine. If it reads anything other than zero, replace the switch. Also take a look at the tube connectors, if your coffeemaker is sputtering, leaking or steaming. Leaks in pump coffeemakers are often due to faulty tube connectors. Unplug the coffeemaker and fill the reservoir with water. If water leaks from an elbow, clean the mating surfaces before replacing it. If your water leaks from a tube connector, replace the tube and mating elbow to ensure a good fit.

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I actually have the model B30, but didn't see it as an options. My coffeemaker won't brew the whole amount of water in the reservoir, thus making only about 1/3 of a cup of coffee.


With the coffee maker unplugged and an empty cup in place, I filled the reservoir with filtered water and with a short length of flexible plastic tubing I blew in to the small hole in the bottom of the reservoir. I did this 4 or 5 times sucking some water in to the tube to force it through the system. When I had finished there were a lot of grounds in the cup and the next time I used the coffee maker it worked perfectly.

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My coffeemaker wont pump water what gives?


check the plastic tube that runs through the water reservoir. usually when they stop moving water there is a leak or kink in the tube stopping the flow. sometimes they make the tube out of an almost surgical tubing and when the hot water travels through the tube it gets soft and collapses stopping the water. if you have one of the later ones, i suggest taking it back and demending your money back.

Mar 31, 2010 | Braun Aromaster KF 400 Coffee Maker

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Seems clogged


The problem may be caused not by a check valve in the inlet hose. This little gadget, about an inch inside the heater end of the tube, allows water to flow into the heating element but not back -- unless it's broken. This hose is the one closest to the outside edge of the bottom.

I'm sure *someone* must sell a replacement part, and I'm in the middle of that search. But I did get an older, broken coffeemaker from my brother (another member of "the Slow Wastebasket" society!

I was able to disassemble my Model CBC-00PC2 using a standard Torx 10 screwdriver. However when I tried to take apart an older model, DCC-1200, I found that it used the security version of the Torx 10 screw: it has a tiny nipple (correct word?) in the center of the screwhead that prevents a standard Torx driver to fit. I was unable to find the correct screwdriver and a security Torx bit is too thick to fit, so my brother and I resorted to brute strength to pop of the bottom.

The only other problem I had was that the older hose was a bit brittle and both the older and newer ones had sort of welded themselves to the aluminum heater element tube. Luckily, there was enough extra length and I was able to make it fit -- barely! I lost one of the little metal clips so substituted a tiny cable tie.

Everything seems to work. Oh, the only reason I knew about the check valve is that I previously disassembled the thing to see what was wrong and I found something (probably a piece of the valve!) floating around.

Hope this helps.

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Won't Brew. No water from resovoir to fileter.


To clean your coffeemaker:
1) Pour four cups of undiluted white household
vinegar into the water reservoir.
2) Place a paper filter into the removable filter
basket and close the brew basket lid.
3) Place the empty decanter on the
warming plate.
Make sure to accurately place the
decanter on the warming plate
to avoid the possibility of overflow.
4) Start the brew cycle:

a. Turn the switch to On. Then, press the
brew button to begin the brew cycle.
b. When the water has flowed into the
decanter, turn the coffeemaker Off
and let the water stand for 30 minutes.
c. Repeat Steps 1 – 4b.

Have a nice day!
tc

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