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The flow control valve on the strainer basket (where the coffee pours into the pot) is a less-than-stellar device. While adequate to prevent a flow of coffee when you pull out the pot, it will still retain a few drops which slowly drip onto the warming plate while you are pouring a cup. It may even allow a slow, continuous drip, especially if coffee grounds find their way past the filter.
Keep a damp cloth or paper towel near the coffeemaker while it is on. Just before returning the pot to the plate, give it a quick wipe.
If it will not perk or even get warm, the main heating element (usually in the middle of the pot) is probably bad. Get an ohm meter and read the resistance directly at the pot terminals (looking into the pot) (before taking the pot apart). If you get a infinite reading (or in the thousands of ohms), the perk heating element is probably bad. On my small pot, that element appears not to be replaceable...but pull the base off and see.
If you pull the base off, you will likely see three components; main perk heating element in the middle of the pot, "keep warm" element - may be covered in braid) skirting the edge of the pot, and finally the thermostat that allows the pot to perk for 7 minutes then opening up the circuit to allow current to both of those elements in series just to keep it warm.
Although I don't have a pot exactly like yours, in my smaller pot, the "keep warm" element (covered in braid) and the thermostat (little button pressed by a spring and screw against the bottom of the pot to sense temperature) can be replaced...go to Goodmans.net.
The thermostat in the base of the pot needs replaced...it is the little round thing pressed against the base of the pot. (You can see it after removing the base of the pot.) Pull off the leads and remove the screw holding it in and get a new one at goodmans.net ($10 including shipping...I just got one from them.)
You should take a picture before removing anything to make sure that you get the leads connected up correctly.
You have a main perk element and a keep warm element in the base of the pot. Plus a thermostat pressed against the bottom to sense temperature. Upon plugging in a cold pot, the thermostat reads zero ohms and applies 120 volts all to the perk element. Then when the thermostat senses a high enough temp, it opens and 120 volts is still applied to the perk heating element, but this time through the keep warm element (about 200 ohms or so). So now the perk element although hot is not hot enough to continue perking, just keeps your already perked coffee warm.
On a cold pot, you should read about 17 ohms looking into the pot...on a warm pot (with the thermostat opened up) you will read in the hundreds of ohms.
From what you described, it sounds like your carafe isn't fitting properly. The lid of the carafe is supposed to open a valve on the bottom of the filter basket. If this valve is clogged or not opening completely, that will produce your symptoms. Also, the warming element will not keep carafe hot if the carafe isn't sitting properly.
Hi, After perking the coffee the pot is to switch to a thermostat to keep the coffee warm...that thermostat is probably bad... Not sure if it is replaceable on those pots... Would call the Customer service number for the Regalware...
Your pot needs a keep warm element. the main element works ( perks and perks) The thermostat works ( it turns the main element on and off.) The pot goes on and off because the water is getting cold
The problem is the keep warm element. The reason, your pot
perk'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. Thanks
and please ask if you need more help.
Go to repairshack.com for the part. Ron
Make sure you are using the type of commercial coffee pot like the one in the picture. They don't have to have to be plastic with the metal bottom, they can be all glass. The commercial pots are heavy duty and usually disperse the heat well.
If you are using commercial pots the only solution without replacing the warmers is to put three pennies on the warmer and to put the pot on top of them. The pennies will get hot so don't forget and grab them but the pennies help to move the pot just a little way away from the direct heat.