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West Bend 33600 heats to 178 degrees

Hi, My West Bend 33600 coffee pot heats up only 170 degrees. Should it be hotter? It has two thermostats a P170-97 and a P139-97. Why two thermostats? Is one not allowing it to heat up high enough?

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Im sure one of the thermostats is a high heat thermostat but more than likely the element is covered with lime, I would put some diluted "Lime Away" and let it soak for a few hours then drain it and run clear water through it three of four times.

If this doesn't work for you then I would change the high heat thermostat.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • garydcr Jul 27, 2011

    The 33600 is a perk type coffee maker not a drip type. Water that deposits lime doesn't even touch the element. It's under the water chamber and is rope type element.



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