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Need a temp shut down device for a coffee maker Don't know what the part is called. It is marked 240V-10A-214 C. It stops the element from getting to hot (214 Cel.) radio shack used to have them but can't find them. This part is common in all brands of kitchen counter drip coffee makers. It might be a type of diode (?) When they burn out the coffee maker wont heat up. Whenever a coffee maker doesn't heat up It's most likely this part. Does anybody know what it's called and where I can get one?

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I believe you're looking for a thermal fuse or thermal cutoff.

In the EU or UK, try:
In the US, try: or

You might also try contacting a manufacturer directly:

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The urn stops perking after about three minutes - coffee is not brewed

2 points of failure

A) Heater Element - Open Circuit or Wire Broken (Corrosion at crimp(s),

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IF the element does not get hot enough (The amount of power (measured in Watts) consumed is not close to the Nameplate rating, then the element is weakening inside.

IF it stays cold, then it is gone completely, however you indicate that after 3 minutes (the usual time??) the brewing stops.

MOST designs have a water heater fused to a "Hotplate" type warming pad.

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Cuisinart DCC-1200 brewing temperature

Hello ditommm,
Not to worry, I think I can help. On the face of your DCC-1200, there are two black switches. The right one adjusts the carafe temperature. With the white line to the left you get a lower carafe temperature. With it all the way to the right you get the highest (hottest) temp. Of course, in the middle, you get a medium temp. I use mine with the lowest temp so that I don't end of scalding my lips and tongue when I drink my coffee. Use this bit of info to adjust your carafe temps. If you are looking to cause the actual brewing temp I don't know of a way to do that. Coffee needs to be brewed at the set temp in order to break down the elements of the ground coffee. I hope this is what you were looking for in an answer and that it is helpful. If it is, please consider leaving positve feedback for me. I will certainly appreciate it. Good luck! Regards, NormanZ

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Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

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