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Coffee won't brew

I tried to use my new coffee maker for the first time. I put the coffee in, fill it up, turn it on, but no water comes through the shower head to brew my coffee. It just makes a lot of steam and then turns off. Help please!

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Re: Coffee won't brew

It is probily the thermal switch between hot wire and element. Check to see if you are getting power through this switch.

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