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I can't remove the sprayhead on my Bunn one-cup coffee maker. It won't budge! What can I do to loosen it for cleaning?

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You should be able to run a solution of vinegar and water thru the machine to clean the insides. About one half cup of white vinegar and four cups of water should do the job. After you have done this, run a couple of cycles of clean water (full pot of water) thru the unit to remove any loose residue or remaining vinegar.

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Testimonial: "This works very well, Randy, but the sprayhead is still tight. Nonetheless, I have a clean pot and the flow is better even without cleaning the sprayhead. I'm going to try pliers as Ray suggested. Thank you."

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Gently use pliers on it .

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    Thanks, Ray. I'm going to try this and will let you know.



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Why won't the sprayhead come off of the coffee maker

They stick after a while, with dried coffee, all I can suggest is to soak part in Very hot water for a while to see if it loosens up.

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1 Perform the initial setup on the coffee maker. Make sure the coffee maker is not plugged in. Slide the empty funnel into the funnel guides, fill the decanter with cold water, open the lid and pour water from the decanter into the brewer, put the decanter back on the base, then close the lid and wait three minutes for the internal tank to partially fill. Open the lid, fill the decanter with cold water again, and once more pour the water directly into the brewer. Put the decanter back on the base and wait for water to flow out of the funnel and into the decanter. Once it has stopped flowing, pour out any water that is in the decanted and plug in the coffee maker. Press the on switch to turn the coffee maker on and heat up the water in the tank.

2 Ensure the lid is completely closed. If the lid is open, the Bunn coffee maker will not brew coffee.

3 Check the see how much water is in the water tank. The Bunn coffee maker will not begin brewing coffee if less than 20 ounces (4 cups) of water is present in the water reservoir tank.
4 Delime the coffee maker. Unplug the coffee brewer and allow it to cool down. Remove the sprayhead by turning it by hand and set it aside. Insert the flexible deliming tool into the sprayhead tube until all but two inches are showing. You may need to twist and force the tool to go in. Slide the tool in and out several times to loosen lime buildup.
Check the sprayhead for lime buildup. If there are flakes of minerals, they can be removed with a toothpick. Scrub the sprayhead with soap and water. Rinse the sprayhead with water and replace it in the coffee maker. Pour water into the water tank and turn the coffee maker on, allowing water to run through without making any coffee. This will flush any lime fragments through the system. Empty the decanter


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Using same amount of coffee i have been using for past three years,coffee is now being too weak to drink.I have a bunn 10 cup maker.

The first thing to check is to see if you have lost your sprayhead. The sprayhead is located underneath the filter basket. If the sprayhead is there, then it is possible the water is not hot enough. Pour water into your machine, and as it comes into the decanter, measure the temperature. It should measure between 175-185 degrees. If it isn't, then there is a defect with the heater. Please call us at 800-352-2866 with your model and date code once you have results.

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Your sprayhead and steel tube which connects to the sprayhead from the tank may have a lime build up. Simply remove the sprayhead and clean it with a wire brush and make sure the holes are clear of any lime or debris. In order to clean the tube which is what the sprayhead screws onto you will need a deliming spring.

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It sounds like you are either missing a sprayhead or need the flow restrictor sprayhead. If you will call customer service at 800-352-2866 we will be happy to resolve this issue for you.

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Lime in coffee pot

We recommend cleaning your machine with white vinegar for 2 hours and then using the metal deliming tool under where the sprayhead is located. IThen flush it out with 8-10 decanters of water. If this doesn't fix your problem, please call customer service at 800-352-2866 with the model and date code.

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When we make a pot of coffee, the water goes through to quickly and the coffee looks like weak tea, how can we fix this, we only got the coffee maker about a month ago

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