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Fill er' up, get 2 cups and then stops brewing and just steams like crazy

This has been a wonderful coffeemaker, til now. pessed clean, went through cycle til it beeped, used h2o and vinegar, repeated 3 times.... let cool down,,, 2 hours and tried to brew a pot of coffee, still the same problem as ststed in the subject line above.... what to do at this point is beyond me. hope to have an answer to this dilema soon,,, thanks for your site, .... mr. no coffee

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Re: fill er' up, get 2 cups and then stops brewing and...

Sorry to say, this has been a common problem with the FT and IS series coffee makers from Mr. Coffee. Seemingly, no amount of cleaning will correct the problem. If the unit is less than one year old, Sunbeam will replace it free of charge. You will need to contact Mr. Coffee to find the nearest service center. You send or take them the unit, they send it back to Sunbeam, and Mr. Coffee drop-ships a new unit directly to you.
Out of warranty repairs on these units are few. Replacing the element, thermostat, etc.. can correct the problem, but sometimes the problem lies with the control module/ clock assy. Again, neither of these parts are available from Mr. coffee anymore. If your local service center has any new-old-stock of these parts, or any scrap units, they might be able to help you.

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