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The power cord is hot but no lights or clock, nothing works.

I have checked the power cord with a meter and it is hot. I brewed a pot of coffee and everything went dead. Nothing works. The unit is 2 years old and brews ax. 3 pots a week.

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  • ilustman Apr 08, 2008

    same issue... unit is 16 months old

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    the power is on, but nothing works at all?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    has two switches, warmer in front , side on and off. does not brew water



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I wish I had waited but I finished tearing the pot up and canned it. Next time I will know because I have ordered a new one.
Thanks; Stob

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Ok " un plug coffee pot, if you take the base apart you will find the wiring, follow wiring to a round disk on the heating tube ,
that disk is a heat sensor , replace that sensor .

any appliance parts store will have them

sensor is bi-metal on the inside when it gets too hot it shuts power down.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008


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