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The KitchenAid website states if it shows Err1 Err2 or Err3 try re-setting the power to the unit if it returns there is a problem with the electronics and Err4 is a stuck button. The Err2 is a heating element falure. Unfortunatley it may cost you more to fix than a new one. If it is less than a year old they may repair it under warranty but after a year your on your own. If you call them and complain that you have read a lot of other people online have the same problem they may repair it for you...Hope that helps.

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I have the same problem with error 2 on my coffemaker. I used it only once a week for the 3 years I've had it. It seems to be a persisstant problem with the Kitchenaide brand. Nothing I've read seems to help the error. I guess I won't be purchasing another kitchenaide coffeemaker.
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SOURCE: kitchenaid coffee pot won't brew coffee reads err2

An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears.

If it does reappear, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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Coffee Maker electronics. Please refer
to the Warranty and Service section
beginning on the following page.
If the problem cannot be fixed with
the steps above, please refer to the
Warranty and Service section
beginning on the following page.

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