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Water won't shut off

I have a commerical coffee maker that seems to work fine except the water won't shut off therefore filling the reservoir and overflowing out of the machine. Any suggestions?

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Check the timer on the machine. it could be a mechanical or electronic timer. the timer's output goes to a water solenoid valve. could be the solenoid itself is faulty, but it all seems to point towards the timer - because you say it works fine normally. Is this a bunn coffee maker?

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:
* White Vinegar * Fresh Water * Volt-ohm Meter * Screwdriver
Step 1 - Clean
If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.
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