Question about Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffeemaker
Has worked well for about 7 months since purchase. Now it will not brew, the blue bold or regular light just blinks a couple times and goes out. No brewing of the water put in occurs.
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Won't brew a full pot.
well I hope this helps some, i was having a similar problem with my brewstation and decided to take it apart ( why not, it's already broken! ) this machine has seen a year of very heavy use and I could not bring myself to just throw it away. It would take forever to brew and I would have to turn it off and on several times to brew a full pot. I unplugged the machine, emptied out the water and turned it on it's back. Remove the 4 phillipshead screws and the two torx screws from the bottom ( if you dont have torx handy like me just gently pry the two halves apart till the screws pull through- after you have removed the phillips heads!) at this point the bottom will just come right off, no special tricks. You will now see a horseshoe shaped aluminum tube with orange silicone tubes at either ends of it, this is the heatime element. slide the small hose clamps back away from the element on the hoses and pull the hoses off both sides of the element end only, this will require a little elbow grease to do. Now carefully remove the two phillips screws securing the heating element to the maker BE OBSERVANT AS TO HOW THE WASHERS AND SPACERS ARE SECURED and remove them. To give yourself a little room for the element to come further out of the machine also remove the wiring clamp from the inside, it is a white half "c" plastic piece with 2 screws holding it, it is securing about 7 wires down with wire nuts on them. Once this is removed it will give you enough play to pull the heating element several inches away from the machine, do so. Now look inside the tubes of the element and you should see one side looks clear and clean and the other end is probably going to be clogged solid with tan colored gunk, the water could not pass through!. I took a piece of metal coat hangar (all i had around at the time) and bent it to the conture of the element and used it to **** out the element, uncloging it. this takes a little time because the buildup is very hard to break up. Once that is done carefully wash out the element getting all the build up that was broken up out, CLEAN IT GOOD!. The next step is to dry the exterior and make sure all the wiring is dry, try not to wet the wires at the wiring nuts or it may short out. Now re assemble the machine, run cleaner through and enjoy a cup of coffee !!
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I went to Hamilton Beach site and read the troubleshooting. I followed there cleaning instructions and reduced grind time on my coffee and the machine is working perfectly again. I stressed over this problem for a long time before following their operating instructions. Have had the machine for over two years now and it's back to working perfectly. i.e. Run a pint of white vinegar through it. Wait 30 minutes and run another full vat of water....wait again and run another full vat of water. If you're grinding your own coffee, you may be grinding it too fine. Otherwise Hamilton Beach recommends the kind of coffee to use. Also the problem maybe too dense of a filter. This is all info I got on the H. Beach troubleshooting site. Good Luck !!! Mine is back to working great !
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
If you have tried tried to clean the unit according to the manufacturer and the problem still persists you may have a something that has become lodged in the check valve. Unfortunately, unless you have a special screw driver required to remove the two anti-tamper screws fastening the bottom cover to the unit, and are willing to void the warranty if still covered, you will not be able to service the unit yourself. If so, before preceding make sure the unit is unplugged from the electrical outlet and any water remaining in the holding tank is removed by holding the unit upside down over a sink. Caution water may still be hot.
With the bottom panel removed locate the rubber hose connecting the heating tube to the bottom of the holding tank. Important... Before removing the hose be sure to make note of the orientation and position of the check valve as it must reinstall in the same direction and position in the hose. To remove the hose slide both clips toward the check valve and remove. Note that the clips are of different sizes. The large is used on the tank end, the smaller is used on the metal heating tube end. With the hose removed, carefully slide the check valve out of the tube and remove any debris that may have become lodged in the valve. You may need to remove the plastic ball from the three prong holder to do so. Do not use any sharp metal objects to remove the ball that could damage it. Once cleaned reassemble the valve and place it back into the hose. Reattach hose making sure not to leave any kinks in the hose and that the check valve is properly installed in the same direction and position in the hose as before. Besure to reinstall bottom cover before returning the coffee maker to service. To prevent electrocution.. Do Not plug unit in with bottom cover removed.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: I purchased a used unit.
No valve should be a part of this machine, other than a back-flow that works automatically when you insert the water reservoir.
The pump may have failed or you may have a kink in the line.
This model is not intended to be serviced, it is more of a disposable unit. You can however pry the top off of the unit to check the lines for kinks.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
You just need to run white vinegar through it. Put white vinegar in the same way you do water (but don't put any coffee grounds in the basket). Run it as many times as it takes to get all the vinegar out, and then run it again three or four times the same way. After it runs normally, run water through it until the vinegar smell is gone.
The cause of the slow brewing is that the water you normally use has some amount of hardness to it, and over time the hard water minerals build up on the heating element inside the machine. The buildup prevents the heating element from heating the water as fast as designed. The vinegar will dissolve the minerals and let the heater work at full capacity again.
If you want to avoid this in the future, just run the white vinegar through it once a month or so even if it's not running slow.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 07, 2015 | Keurig B30 Mini Coffee Maker
Dec 09, 2013 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine
Jan 22, 2013 | Cuisinart SS-300 Compact Single Serve...
Sep 30, 2011 | Krups KM7000
Aug 06, 2011 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker
Jan 14, 2011 | Braun Tassimo Espresso Machine/Coffee...
Dec 18, 2010 | Keurig B70 Coffee Maker
Dec 15, 2010 | Keurig B100 Coffee Maker
May 08, 2008 | Krups KP1010 2-Cup Coffee Maker
Oct 22, 2007 | Krups KP1010 2-Cup Coffee Maker
Aug 21, 2015 | Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve...
Feb 06, 2014 | Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve...
Jan 19, 2014 | Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve...
64 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Level 3 Expert
Level 3 Expert
Level 3 Expert
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: