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The heating element (black plate) is beginning to rust on my CGX20 Mr Coffee machine. Can I remove the rust and repaint the element?

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SOURCE: coffee will not brew, heating element does not seem to work

You either have a bad thermostat,heating element,cord, or limit.If it was me I would check each component with a meter for continuity. Get a cheap meter that beeps when you touch the 2 leads together. This is continuity or a continuous circuit. One of them things I mentioned is kaput. This is not rocket science. Limits can be bought cheap. Let me know what you find out.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: set time to start brewing in the morning

The following instructions shuld have you in hot coffee in the am.

On programmable models CGX20/CGX23 & CGTX84/CGTX85 only
To Set the Clock:
1. Plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet. The clock will flash on the control panel to
indicate that the time has not been set yet.
2. Press and hold the HOUR and MINUTE buttons until you
reach the current time. The PM indicator will light on the left
of the display.
The clock is now set!
NOTE: Pressing any button before setting the clock will cause
the clock to start keeping time from 12:00 a.m. You must set
the clock if you want to use the Delay Brew feature.
To Set the Delay Brew Time:
After setting the clock, simply press and hold the SET DELAY
button (Figure 1), and set the brew time by pressing the HOUR
and MINUTE buttons. The PM indicator will light up on the
clock display.
The Delay Brew Time is now set!
NOTE: To activate the DELAY BREW cycle, see the “Brewing Coffee Later” section.
To check the programmed time, push the SET DELAY button. The display will show the time you have
programmed the coffee to brew.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: mr coffee vbx23 coffee pot looks like a two

Mike: I have the same problem. I measured the resistance, and they are open, infinite resistance. I soldered a heavy brass wire across them to bypass them. Pot works fine. I turned it on, no smoke no excess heating of the wire. Made a pot of coffee, waited the required two hours and it turned itself off as is supposed. Replaced the bottom held on by several Phillips-head self tapping screws. Have no idea why the "resistors" were even there. Could it be they are capacitors? I doubt that. Capacitors short and resistors open, if the capacitors were shorted they would stll pass current to the heating element. Seems to me they have to be resistors. Roy

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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My mr. coffeemaker beeps 5 times and doesn't brew the coffee I just purchased this coffee pot last month aug 2014. what could be the problem

I see two problems that you've described.

First, you have a bad empty-reservoir sensor. Mine went out on my first Mr. Coffee within the first month also. The purpose of the sensor is to trigger the beeping to simply let you know when the coffee is done. The coffeemaker would normally work fine otherwise.

Second, you have a bad heating element. This is the core function of your coffeemaker and renders it useless for anything but a nice warming plate.

I recommend replacing the coffeemaker.

In the future, make sure you do not add water to the reservoir unless the coffeemaker has been turned of for at least five minutes. This will help prolong the life of the heating element.

The heating element will naturally degrade over time. But, it can incur sudden damage when the reservoir is refilled with water too soon - while the element is still hot. Because of the simple design, if the coffeemaker is on, then both the warming plate's heating element and the reservoir's heating element are on. So, after a brewing cycle is complete, the reservoir's heating element stays on. Without any in the reservoir to keep it cool, the heating element superheats. So, if water is put in the reservoir while the coffeemaker is on or before the element has adequately cooled, the sudden burst of steam from the water contacting the element can be quite violent.

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It may be the heating element or thermostat is bad. Try cleaning the heating element and removing any debris.
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Coffee plate not hot

That's not a lot to go on. But, I'm going to presume the obvious has been checked and say that the warming plate's heating element has gone bad. This is not a serviceable part. So, it is time to replace your coffeemaker.

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Coffee will not brew, all lights are on, everything is in the right place, filled, plugged in, etc. What could be wrong?

Is the coffee urn heating plate getting hot? If it is then I would focus on the actual heating element, I think that is your problem and one that is not easily serviceable.

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No brew no hotplate

This is common in Mr. Coffee models. Depending on the age of yours, either take it back if it's under warranty, depending on your warranty statement in the book. Some you take it back to the store where you purchased it or you have to ship it to the manufacturer prepaid. If it's out of warranty, buy a new one.

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The heating element is going out in it. This is common for Mr. Coffee models. Best to just buy a new one. It's cheaper than fixing it. They are a dime a dozen.

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Mr. Coffee CG13 12-cup coffee maker. Have used it

There is high temp tubing that may have come loose or become dammaged fromheat or the coil that heats the water may be leaking if you are using strong cleaning chemicals to remove scale from the unit. The bottom is held on with screws. Remove these and look to see what is the source of the leak.

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Just stopped working water will not heat up and drip

Heater element burned out it uses the same element to heat the plate and coffee water. They won't sell this part in fact they use tamper proof torqx screws to keep you away from it. Get a new pot!

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The power went out this morning when it was on. now the light comes on and I hear the rely click but hot plate stays cool

The thermal fuse has blown.
I dont recomend you try to repair
becuse it my be a fire hazard.

coffee makers are cheap

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