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Brewing cycle My TCM 830 stops brewing before all the water is used up in the reservoir. It brews about 3 cups at a time, then quits. I have to keep pressing the brew button to get a full pot.

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    We are having the same frustrating problem with our TCM830. It has gotten do bad that we have to press the on button at least 8 times to brew the whole pot. It's very annoying to have to babysit the coffeemaker and coax it along to finish brewing. It's on 6 months old. What's the solution to remedy this?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I purchased the TCM830 14 months ago, now its stops brewing before all the water is gone. It only brews 2-3 cups and stops. What is the solution to this problem?

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The thermostat is proably faulty and makes the machine cut off early. Or it could be that your machine is getting too hot and the thermostat is cutting it off at the temperature when it is supposed to. No repairable parts inside. But a new one. Do not hold start button in. Machine can get very hot.

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A. Prepare
Step 1: Make sure you have 48 ounces of white vinegar on hand. You will also need an empty sink and a ceramic mug (Do not use a paper cup.)
Step 2: Empty the water in the water reservoir
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Step 3: Repeat the brew process until the water reservoir is empty, pouring the contents of the cup into the sink after each cycle. Remember to open and close the lid between each cycle.
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C. Rinse
Step 1: Ensure the water reservoir is filled with fresh water.

Step 2: Place a ceramic cup on the drip tray and run a regular brew cycle. Once again, DO NOT USE A K-CUP...Pour the contents of the cup into the sink.

Step 3: Repeat the brew process until the water reservoir is empty.

Step 4: You may need to perform additional brew cycles if you notice any residual taste.



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A. PREPARE
Step 1. Make sure you have 48 ounces of white vinegar on hand. You will also need an empty sink and a ceramic mug ( do not use a paer cup).
Step 2. Empty the water in the water Reservoir.
B. FILL AND CLEAN
Step 1. Pour the vinegar into the water reservoir and fill it to the top edge of clear viewing area.
Step 2. Place a ceramic cup in the Drip Tray and run a brew cycle. DO NOT USE A K-KUP … just press the Large Cup Button. Pour the contents of the cup into sink.
Step 3. Repeat the brew process until the Water Reservoir is empty, pouring the contents of the cup into the sink after each cycle. Remember to open and close the lid between each cycle.
Step 4. Now fill reservoir with fresh water and let the brewer stand for 4 hours while still on.
C. RINCE
Step 1. Ensure the Water reservoir is filled with fresh water.
Step 2. Place a ceramic cup on the drip Tray and run a regular brew cycle. Pour the contents of the cup into the sink.
Step 3. Repeat the brew process until the Water Reservoir is empty.
Step 4. You may need to perform additional brew cycles if you notice any residual taste.

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All coffee makers do this over time from calcium, lime, and mineral deposits building up inside the tubes and heating coil. Fill the reservoir with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar and run a normal brew cycle, turning it off and on if necessary to completely empty the reservoir. Repeat this 2 or 3 times with fresh mixture of vinegar and water until it brews the reservoir empty without the need to cycle the power. Follow this procedure with plain water 2 or 3 times to clean the vinegar out. This should get it working like new again. It's best to use distilled water for brewing coffee as distilled water does not have the minerals that regular tap water has and therefore will not clog up the machine.

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No. This coffeemaker is not built to be serviceable in that regard.

You can wipe down the inner-sides of the reservoir for a slightly better maintenance cleaning. But, 4 cups of pure white vinegar (no water added) in the hour-long cleaning cycle followed by two pots of fresh water in the brewing cycle is really the best way to clean the rest of the inner-parts which contact the liquids.

If your real purpose for your question is how to resolve the elongated brewing times, I'm afraid that is a symptom of damage to the heating element. This too is not serviceable.

The heating element will naturally degrade over time. But, it can incur sudden damage when the reservoir is refilled with water too soon - while the element is still hot. Because of the simple design, if the coffeemaker is one, then both the warming plate's heating element and the reservoir's heating element are on. So, after a brewing cycle is complete, the reservoir's heating element stays on. Without any in the reservoir to keep it cool, the heating element superheats. So, if water is put in the reservoir while the coffeemaker is on or before the element has adequately cooled, the sudden burst of steam from the water contacting the element can be quite violent.

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From http://www.keurig.com/customer-service/brewer-registration-and-support/~/media/Files/Keurig%20Brewer%20Manuals/De-scaling_instructions.ashx
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  • Large ceramic mug (do not use a paper cup)
  • Access to an empty sink

PREPARE Step 1: Empty the water in the Water Reservoir. Step 2: Disable "Auto Off" features.
FILL AND CLEAN Step 1: Pour approximately 48 ounces of the vinegar into the Water Reservoir. Step 2: Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and run a brew cycle. DO NOT USE A K-CUP, just press the BREW Button. Pour the contents of the large mug into the sink. Step 3: Repeat the brew process without a K-Cup until "ADD WATER" is indicated. Step 4: Now let the Brewer stand for at least 4 hours while still on. Step 5: Discard any residual vinegar and rinse the Water Reservoir thoroughly.
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