The unit makes the coffee hot but will not keep it hot. What I call the warmer coil appears to be in bad condition and I assume this is the problem. If this part is available , please give me the details. Price , shipment etc. Thanks Joe Connally e mail address is email@example.com
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Re: Will not keep coffee hot.
The problem is the keep warm element. The reason, your pot perc's and it gets hot near the thermo, the thermo turns off the main element. The keep warm element is not on so after a small amount of time the water cools and the thermo turns the main element back on again, thus making the water hot. The K W element is supposed to be on all the time the pot is plugged in, it is instrumental in perking the first brew making it really hot, the thermo turns off the main element and the K W element keeps the water hot. The K M element is very a easy fix, it is the small looking white rope that runs around the bottom of the pot. You have 1-nut and 1- screw to remove. When removing the screw from the main element you must hold the (leg) that the K M element is screwed to so it does not bend and brake off. Take your time and be firm with the pressure you apply to the screw, while holding it with a pliers. Part is 8.00 plus 2.00 S/H. bobbyone
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Hi Irene, The heating coil may be bad. Try to make some coffee and after a minuet take out the carafe and see if its hot.(using caution). If the hotplate is cold after a minuet of use the heating coils are not working. This can happen from no electric, loose connection at the outlet or the coffee maker or a bad heating coil. Hope this helps, Tom
if you make small cup of water just press small cup with no coffee in before you add coffee, it will warm cup and inside of brewer and coffee will come out much warmer, I have called them and spoken to many friends and this appears to be the only solution. Only takes a second but unfortunate that the customer needs to take an extra step rather than keurig correcting problem. I love it anyway.
Your coil may be shorting out on your warmer. Try using the upper warmer and see if the same thing happens. If not, a cheap solution is to swap burners and order a new one . If both overheat, you have too much voltage going to your bunn.
This coffee maker has a hot water reservoir that heats and stores hot water so it can brew coffee faster. Once you fill the reservoir by pouring a potful of cold water into the top, you can turn on the switch at the side of the unit and in about 10 minutes the water in the reservoir will be hot. I usually leave this switch turned on to keep the water in the reservoir hot. The front switch turns on the pot warmer at the front of the unit, so it should be turned off unless you are making coffee or keeping a pot warm. To make a fresh pot, put a filter and ground coffee in the removable filter basket, slide the basket into the unit, place an empty carafe on the warming burner and using a separate container pour fresh water into the filler at the top of the unit. The fresh water displaces the hot water in the reservoir and voila, the coffee carafe starts to fill. The amount of fresh water you added is the amount of coffee you will end up with, less a little bit that might have evaporated if you only make coffee every morning or less often. Most units have a plunger under the filler lid that keeps the fresh water from going in to the hot water reservoir until you close the lid, so close it after pouring in the water. Also, turn off the front switch if the carafe is getting low or empty, as it can get hot enough to crack the carafe. If you're not going to be using the coffee maker for several days, turn off the side switch or unplug the unit to save energy and reduce evaporation from the reservoir. I love mine. It makes great coffee and is much quicker than the drip type.
COFFEE PREPARATION PROCEDURES
1) Place filter into brew basket.
2) Put the proper amount of coffee into the filter.
3) Slide the brew basket into holder.
4) Place empty decanter on warmer located directly under the brew basket and turn corresponding warmer switch ON.
5) Pour decanter of fresh water through pour-in opening at top of brewer.
6) Hot water will be delivered through the sprayhead. This distributes the hot water evenly over the coffee bed within the brew basket. The coffee will drain from brew basket into the container below.
7) Red light indicates warmer is ON.
8) Before brewing next pot, remove brew basket from brew rails and dump filter into waste basket.
Sounds like something is miswired from the factory. Note that the tank heater switch on most home brewer models also acts as the "master" power switch. If the tank heater switch is not on, the warmer switch will not work, either - this is normal. Under normal conditions, the tank heater (or vacation switch) should always remain on, except if you are leaving on vacation.