Coffee Maker has worked fine for a couple of months. Now, put the ground coffee in, put the water in, turn on, nothing happens.
Coffee maker will not perk every time. Somtimes cycling the switch back and forth will result in perk starting.
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Re: Coffee does not brew
If you are elictrically inclined you could take it apart and jump across the switch with a jumper wire or whatever avaialable means see if it works all the time thereby proving the switch to be defective
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There are a couple things that could cause that, that I experienced:
1. I found that the water injection needle sometimes gets dirty. Coffee grounds are in it and cause the water to go over the top and wash coffee past the k-cup into your coffee cup.
You can use a paperclip to clean out the needle.
2. There is a whole in the k-cup somewhere or the lid is not properly / or strongly enough glued to the k-cup. The water-pressure then pushes coffee out of those holes around the k-cup into the coffee mug.
3. The plastic insert where you put the k-cup in is dirty itself (I have to clean it every now and then).
4. The coffee in the k-cup is ground so fine that it gets pushed through the whole on the bottom that is being punshed for the water to escape.
Cleaning generally won't help a machine that does not work. Heating element has probably burned out. (I am not talking about the heating pad for the carafe!)
For future reference for all the coffee drinkers out there: Simple quick way to clean a drip coffee maker is use Vinegar. Let it brew through the system as you would water. Discard and run fresh water through the system to clear out the vinegar residue left behind. (Make SURE the system has cooled first before running the fresh water through!)
For those that have hard water and the coffee tastes funny. Try a small pinch of salt in the filter basket ON top of the coffee grounds. This will soften the water and hopefully take the bitter taste away.
Guess it is possible large enough calcium deposits could block the hole in the holding tank to prevent the water from percolating to the filter basket. You may wish to check this before tossing. Last minute thought before pushing the post button.
The first pot of water you put in the coffee maker just fills the water tank which is then heated up , once it gets to temperature you then pour second pot of water this pushes the hot water out of the tank through the coffee grounds into the waiting pot. This way you can make coffee faster than a regular coffee maker.
We were having the same problem of it quitting the brew cycle about 1/2 way through. We put a mixture of 5 cups vinegar & 5 cups water through followed by a pot of just water and now it works like new. The vineagr must clean some sort of built in sensor.
You probably have coffee ground for a drip coffee pot, not an automatic drip coffee maker. With a drip coffee pot, you put the coffee in and add the hot water on top of that. You might want to try a coffee press. They are fantastic for the finer grinds of coffee. Some Mexican coffees are ground almost as fine as flour and a press works great. You can get a press for about $12 & up.
I wish I could post a solution, but this is exactly what happened to my machine after about a month of use. I don't see any clog nor a way to get to the moving parts that could create a clog. Unfortunate design.
Did it work before this?
Sometimes hard water can build up and cause blockages.
Try mixing hot water and white vinegar (50/50 mix) and try running it through the machine. If this works, run it through a few more times than run cold water through a couple times to get rid of the vinegar.