Question about Black & Decker SmartBrew DCM500 Coffee Maker
I have power to the switch but nothing else happens the hot plate doesn't heat up and the water doesn't filter through
While bikeman's fix was helpful and sure enough got the coffee maker to brew me one last pot of coffee it was also a sure FIRE method for creating a counter top electrical fire!
I followed the solution's directions to the letter and when the pot of coffee was finished brewing the heating element did of course keep heating to the point of bursting into a small electrical fire and melting plastic to my counter top.
I pushed the off button and unplugged the coffee maker and brought it outdoors to cool off before discarding.
While it is a solution it is a VERY DANGEROUS SOLUTION!
I would suggest that anyone who does not have the $20 to replace their broken coffee maker to either buy a replacement over heat sensor or get their brew from a nearby Deli!
Seriously folks this repair is clearly asking for a house fire!
If one were to maybe shut off the maker instantly after a pot was made
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
I had the same problem. there seems to to be what looks like a diode in one of the wires from the over heat sensor and the heating element. I've done some testing and found this part not letting power through to the element. I cut the part out and connected the wires together with a small crimp conector that I cut the terminal off of. it now works fine.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Funny thing, i just flipped mine over to begin taking screws out and i gave it a smack... the heater armed right up!! so i flipped it back over put some fresh water in and now the sweet smell of kicking horse is filling my house :) :) when in doubt punch it! hahaha
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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