Question about Krups ProAroma 453-71 Coffee Maker
Greetings, I bought this machine for $5.00 at Goodwill. It worked perfectly for three months, then: ** all the buttons on the control panel work ** the on/off light light comes on ** I can hear a click that was there before when the machine was on - thermostat clicking on and off during the warming stage. ** But ... the warmer is not hot, and the water does not go through the system ** I will have to find a neighbor with a special hex screw driver - with the post in the middle - before I can dissemble the machine. ** I imagine it is the thermal fuse - does anyone have specific experience with this model - i.e. parts are hard to find / expensive / toss it and go back to Goodwill ?? Thanks, Still Trying
Thermal fuse gets stuck, gently take it apart and reverse the thermal button over, clean the rust under the button
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Thanks Folks !!
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
The culprit is probably the thermal fuse. It's under the bottom cover, and you have to have Torx security bits (the ones with the holes in the middle) to remove the three screws holding it in place. Sadly, the thermal fuse is not resettable. Once it's tripped, it's dead. If you have this problem, forget about getting Krups or their lame service agent, smallappliance.com, to repair it. Both contacts I had with Krups were unsatisfactory. The factory/customer service folks say that there are no parts available and to buy a new coffee pot. Great solution. You can damn well believe it won't be a Krups. Or is it ****? An otherwise perfectly functioning unit gets sent to the landfill because the folks at Krups can't be troubled to find the part number. Idiots. For your info, there are thermal interrupters made by several manufacturers. The trip temperature on the breaker is 318 degrees, C. Something in the neighborhood of 200 degrees C would probably work, but would have to be soldered in. If you are comfortable with doing that, it's a solution.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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