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Pump Problem When trying to 'brew' the coffee grind into the small cup, the pump sounds as if it's trying to work, but nothing is coming through. I have tried running it without the coffee filter in place, but it seems like the pump isn't doing anything, other than making a noise. Is there a way to check the pump isn't blocked? or does it need priming? The water tank is full, it hasn't run dry at all. The larger filter got blocked up, so it seemed to 'back-pressure' the pump, because when I released the filter, there was a release of air at the same time. I then used the smaller filter, and it worked ok. But the next day it didn't work at all. Any advise would be very gratefully recieved. Thank you.

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Re: Pump Problem

Our lucky fix for this identical Christmas day problem was to put the reservoir in place about half full of water, then to reach down in it and pull the plunger up to open it. We had the machine running at the time, but that may not be necessary. regards, Gene

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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How to brew coffee

1.Wash the Percolator thoroughly before using for the first time.
(See "Cleaning Instructions" section in this manual.)

2.Remove Cover, Basket, Spreader and Pump Tube. Use cold, fresh
tap water to fill Percolator. Fill according to markings on inside
of Percolator for number of cups desired. Use cold tap water -
the automatic brewing cycle is timed to begin with a cold
water start.
NOTE: The bottom of the Pump Tube Spring marks the maximum
capacity of the Percolator.

3.Wet Coffee Basket to help keep small particles of coffee from sift-
ing through. Place Basket on Pump Tube. Add desired amount of
regular or percolator grind coffee to Basket.

4.Place Pump Tube with Basket into Percolator so bottom of tube is
set into Center Well. Place Spreader on top of Basket and snap
Cover onto Percolator. Attach cord to Percolator and plug into
standard household 120 volt AC wall outlet. Brewing begins
within seconds and continues at a cup-a-minute speed

5.When coffee brewing is complete, percolating will stop. The
Percolator automatically switches to "KEEP WARM" setting to
preserve fresh-tasting coffee at hot, ready-to-serve temperature.
For best flavor, remove Coffee Basket, Spreader and Pump Tube
when brewing is completed.

Aug 04, 2014 | Faberware FCP280 Coffee Maker

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When the cup button is pushed, the maker tries to make coffee (five or six grinding type sounds) but nothing happens. The screen reads "brewing" but no coffee comes out.

Run the keurig with vinegar instead of water. Then run it 5 times with only water just to remove the vinegar taste. Do this once a month. Also there are pins that pokes holes on top and bottom of coffee kcups, find the pins and clean it by unclogging with paperclips or some thinner wire. Buy a K-cup holder from Its the black cone shaped holder.

Jan 09, 2013 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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Brews only small amount of coffee and shuts down

You could be getting a restriction in the brew head, but I would try making you grind a little coarser to start. If its too fine (the grind) you are creating more pressure that the pump can handle, and if the pump is running but the flow meter is not spinning you get the red light. Making the grind coarser allows the pump to work easier and usually the flow meter will start to spin again when making coffee
. If its the brew head here are instructions.
Remove the brew unit. Holding the handle, the top left side is the brew head. There is an outlet pipe that exits the front side towards the door (looks like a long “L” pipe). 2screws hold it to the top. Remove the 2 screws while holding the manifold (“L” pipe assembly). Once they are removed, lift the l assembly off (be careful, there is an O-ring, spring and at the end a black rubber disk.
Now remove the brew screen, by holding the screen with your finger and twisting the thumbscrew (remember, thumbscrew), DON’T use the key to install the screen, use your fingers.
Once the screen is out look at where the screen was. There are 2 holes. A big one in the center and a small one to the side.
With the brew unit upside down over the towel, insert a paperclip into the small hole and force anything out the other side. I have gotten worms almost a 1” long from this passage. The paper clip has to go from this side to prevent damage to the seat on the other side.
Clean then reassemble. Brew unit on towel right side up. Drop the crystal ball in first. Then the spring small end first on the crystal ball.
Now the O-ring over the spring, then place the manifold on top of that with the pipe towards the machine. Insert your screws (I turn them backwards a little with a little downward pressure until they feel like they drop into the threads. They should turn down easily, if not back them up a little more ( we are trying to find the old threads) and tighten. Install screen, and tighten with your fingers. The screen just needs to be flush with the bottom of the brew head. That should do it.

Apr 18, 2010 | Gaggia Syncrony Espresso Machine

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Coffee not brewing after grinding

After grinding did you hear the brew group goes up and pump start? If you hear the pump start and stopped, itis blockage in the brewunit metal screen. Just needs cleaning.
If you don't hear the pump starting, the problem is with the faulty micro switch inside the gearbox , that is behind the plate of brewunit.(service center job)

Apr 14, 2010 | Saeco Odea Giro Plus Coffee Maker

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Water/coffee trickling very slow into cup

I do not know what model or make you have but it sounds like the problem is inline after the pump, check the grind and tamp if semi machine, if auto then it is being blocked either the brew unit screen and output tube or the grind, it is also possible that there is buildup just after the pump, try descaling the machine.

Feb 07, 2010 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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My Cuisinart 10 cup Grind & Brew does not finish the brew cycle. After brewing 2 cups of coffee, it beeps 5 times as if the brew cycle has ended. Then it continues to drip very very slowly. It's only...

you need to run a few pots of straight white vinegar through the machine to clean out the lime build up in the tubes. the first time you do it, after it starts to pump the water, shut it off for a few hours and let the vinegar sit in the tubes. after doing this run a few pots of cold water through before making coffee.

Nov 07, 2009 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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