Question about Black & Decker TCM700 Coffee Maker
Now have this B&D coffee maker but had the same problem with other brands. One out of every 5 or 6 times it works fine, but the rest of the time it will start, then after a cup or so it will sputter like it is finishing up, but it isn't. It will sputter along for 20 minutes or so and finally finish the 8 cups of water.
If I "plunge" the intake hole with my finger it will push the water through for a little bit, then go back to sputtering.
I can't find my receipt so I'm stuck with this and would like get it working.
Help would be appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you run water through the wand and the ventilate does not clear then there is a problem with the flow meter. Possible a piece of something got in there and wonlt let it do it's job. I don't think it is something you are going to be able to deal with. Do a search for an authorized Saeco repair center and tell them you were told the flow meter may be faulty. Sorry.
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
let it perk some weak vinegar mix to clean the tubing and heating area, then run just water to flush that out.
If it still has this issue then the thermal switch may be bad.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
I've read of this problem from other users of the newer Spacemakers and believe I know what's going on. Black & Decker used too strong a spring in the mechanisms involved in the "sneak a cup" feature which keeps the small tab or finger underneath the basket from opening and allowing the coffee to run into the decanter.
My suggestion would be to make certain that the tab that presses against the bottom of the basket is open when you insert the carafe. Not owning one of these units I can't state categorically that this will solve your problem, but all of the Spacemakers are fundamentally the same, just some cosmetic and design differences between them.
If it turns out that the tab is open when you go to bed and the basket still overflows it's possible the spring is so strong that it's moving the carafe away from the back of the unit, causing the tab to close against the basket. If that's the case I would figure out how to remove the spring without breaking anything in the process, then take it down to your local Ace Hardware and get a same sized but weaker spring. That should solve the problem permanently.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Te water fill lid is not closed or or the flow valve in the tank is plugged. Remove the basket and clear the hole in the bottom of it.. If new, return it to place of purchase.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
SOURCE: Mr Coffee doesn't brew
Usually when that happens you need to clean it out w/ white vinegar and water because it's developed a blockage of some kind. I'd recommend 6 cups vinegar and 6 cups water, and brew it through like a normal brew cycle. If you haven't done this at all in the year that you've owned it then it probably won't work completely the first time. You might have to do it quite a few times, and I suggest doing it at least once a month from here to keep the problem from happening again. And remember to always use a fresh solutution each cycle, don't want anything you take out to go back in, you may not get any coffee then! :)
If you like, there's another way you can do it. Put in the solution of vingear and water, start to brew it, and just when you start seeing it drip into your pot, turn off the unit and let it sit for an hour. Soaking it or running it through several cycles can both help, it's up to you how you go about it.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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