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Model ftx26-1 stopped half way through brew cycle. Now clock doesnt appear to work. I thought perhaps I put in half enough water, so I added some-nothing. The clock shows no hour, minute or second hands. I pressed hour and minute buttons to set time-nothing. I unplugged the coffee maker and plugged back in-nothing.

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  • oasla2 Dec 13, 2009

    the clock stays lit with the green light as always. but am unable to set time on clock. There is no hours, minutes or seconds displayed, and I am unable to set the correct time, and also am unable to set the time I want the coffee to begin to perk.

    normally I add coffee and water, then press the brew now button. then the brew now light and the regular brew strength light comes on, and it begins to perk.

    now I added coffee and water, then press the brew now button . The brew now light and the regular brew strength lights both came on, but does not perk.

  • oasla2 Dec 13, 2009

    power is fine. the clock lights up when power is applied, and the brew now light

    and the regular brew brew strength lights come on, but it will not perk.

    I found a fresh brew display button, which I had never pressed before. I pressed it. Now the clock displays fine. But the coffee maker does not perk, and the element under the coffee pot does not heat.

  • oasla2 Dec 13, 2009

    I took the coffee maker apart and the heating element is open. do you sell them? it is 900watt,

    how much including shipping and handling?

  • oasla2 Dec 13, 2009

    the fuse is fine. the heating element is open. where is the best place to get one?

    It is 900watt



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Sounds like there is no power to the unit. Are you 100% sure the receptacle it is plugged into is working? If it is in a kitchen it may very well be plugged into a receptacle that is protected by a GFIC. Look and make sure one has not tripped. If you find out that the receptacle is good and power is reaching the unit, then it may have an internal fuse. It is highly unlikely the heating element and clock went bad at the same time.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

Testimonial: "he hit is on the head. I took the coffee maker apart and the heating element is open. I will replace it or buy a new coffee maker "

  • NOT ME Dec 13, 2009

    The coffee maker will have to be dissembled to check the heating coil to see if it is broken which I suspect is the problem. Unless you can do this yourself, it would not be cost effective to pay someone to repair it. It would cost more to repair than it is worth. You would be much better off buying a new coffee maker.

  • NOT ME Dec 14, 2009

    I too cannot find a replacement heating element and I looked long and hard. May I recommend a Bunn coffee maker. Very high quality, and will make a pot of coffee in 3 minutes. This model is excellent.
    I have had the one I have now for 15 years.

    Have a great Christmas.


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The brewing on coffee makers is caused by heating the water in a tube that runs under the hotplate. It rises up and falls through the grounds. In all likelihood, the hotplate stopped heating. In coffeemakers, this is often due to a blown thermal fuse. That would also explain the loss of power to the clock. Unplug it and take it apart (if you are so inclined) and find the thermal fuse. It should look like a small cylinder (usually ceramic) inline in one of the power wires coming in. Test it with an ohmmeter or continuity tester for continuity. If it is open, replace it. You should be able to find one online. Let me know if you need more help.

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    Charles Reifinger Dec 14, 2009

    I just searched the internet and I can't find anywhere to buy a new element. It seems Mr Coffee wants us to use their "authorized service centers" It is probably not likely that one of these centers would sell parts to someone wishing to repair a machine themselves.



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