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Delay brew will no longer work.

When i try to set the delay brew option on it goes directly to "clean". I can still use brewer by manually turning it on but it will not go to delay brew. Am I missing something? had my coffee pot onlh one month. delay brew will not work. no longer will i buy mr. coffee

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have the exact same problem- straight to "Clean" mode instead of Delay Brew, and Delay Brew is no longer an option... I tried to Clean it, but it still doesn't work in "Delay" mode. Looks like I'm getting out of bed and pushing the button instead of waking up to hot coffee...



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Electronics and steam do not mix mr coffee used to put the control boards under the front where it was warm and dry . now there right where the steam can ruin them ... you might try unpluging it and puting it in the sunlight for a day and see if it drys out another thing go to amazon find your model and make a review , this will help others not to make the same mistake you did BTW just so you know , you dont have a real mr coffee , sunbeam bought them a few years back and now its just china junk .... good luck ......please rate this answer if it helped, 3 or 4 stars .and keep me in the paid department . a 1 or 2 will knock me off the air . thanks

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You should call your vendor for service on any commercial brewer. (Especially if it's on loan from them)
*** the following is for information only as all repairs should be performed by a qualified tech.***

Most commercial (plumb in water line) has a start switch activates the timer (analog or digital) board which turns on the water feed to the brew tank. This forces previously heated water out and sprayed over the ground coffee in the brew funnel. Coffee then drips into the decanter. Under filling is caused by un-calibrated timer or interment timing.
* The timer comes in two types; Dial (old) and Digital. If it's the dial then a simple turn of the dial will make less or more water flow to decanter. You MUST re-brew (no coffee, but use funnel) into the decanter or pot that you plan to use. Don't mix up different size pots as the timer is only good for 1 setting. Turn dial and brew once to check. Keep checking with a brew after each adjustment. Do a final brew just to be sure.
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* Most brewers use digital timers. Even the $10 units at Wal-mart are digital. The timer is on a circuit board so pulling or cutting a wire is out. Besides most unit I've come across don't use the "Delay" timer unless you set it. Most will turn on to brew after the delay time has been reached. There should be no reason to push the button to brew on a "Delay Brew" setting.
* Smart plug? Like an outlet with a timed operation period? (Boss must really want to cut electrical costs.)
* Brewing By-pass is usually seen on very large +5 gal brewers or "Super Automatic Espresso" machines. Both types are costly to run and uses expensive supplies. Hence the need for owners to limit their operational use. All do have by-pass codes or keys though If you don't have it then I guess the boss doesn't want anyone else to operate it.
* But if your a Rebel then some machines will let you change the clock (time) to fool it thinking it's opening time. (I've used this trick to overcome 'Maintenance Due' errors in order to just see if the machine can make coffee.)
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* This brewer has a multiple timer selection as well as multi function. (it can brew in different ways and sizes.)
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Set up the coffee maker with ground coffee or beans and sufficient water in the reservoir then follow the directions below.

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For ground coffee, press and hold the Delay Brew button and then press Select twice. The Brew Only light and the Delay Brew light should both be on and steady.

Most Mr. Coffee product manuals are here: . The direct link to the GBX23 manual is .

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