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Mr. Coffee FTX41

The coffee starts brewing, a couple drops go in, and then it singals that it's done. PLEASE HELP! We just got it a couple months ago.

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  • franktown Jan 15, 2008

    We have only had our FTX41 for a few months. It makes a cup or so then quits and says its done. Tried cleaning it but no help.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    We get a cup out of ours before it signals it's ready. Then after about 20 minutes of waiting, we finally have enough for the second cup.

    Oh, and Mr. SourAttitude is a moron.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Had this coffee maker for three months, and am having the same early shutoff problem. Clearly a manufacturing defect. Good luck gettin any satisfaction out of Mr. Coffee or its parent company, Sunbeam. Mr. Coffee used to have a good product, but today all their offerings are cheap junk. Get a Krups or other more reliable brand, you'll be happier. Joe DiMaggio won't be sending any roses to Mr. Coffee anytime soon .



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Buy a new and different coffee maker.

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