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Melitta 45 cup Stainless Steel Urn

When it's plugged in & you think it is making coffee - but all you have is hot water. The water never travels through the stem to wet the coffee? Any trick I can try?

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Re: Melitta 45 cup Stainless Steel Urn

We have the same problem and what happened is that the bottom of the stem became bent and will not seat properly. We have a second Melitta urn and when we use the stem from that one it works correctly. We tried to order a replacement stem from the company that now supposedly makes the parts but they told us it was on backorder four months ago and we have never been able to get one. So I would suggest you get out your tools and make sure the bottom of the stem is as round as possible.

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Make sure that the stem is seated properly, right in the center of the bottom of the pot before trying to perk.

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Re: Melitta 45 cup Stainless Steel Urn

Use a decalcifier to remove calcium buildup calcium is like concrete dont forget rinse the machine very good after that stuff is very corosif vinergar not strong enought dont forget to rate this cheers.

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