We've had this model for almost 6 months without any problems. This morning we get up and the burner part if getting hot (under the coffee pot), the light is on, but the water isn't coming up so it's not brewing at all. If anybody can help, it would be much appreciated!!!
I did call the Black and Decker customer service number that they got us to "clean the system", which didn't work at all!!! They got us to mix vinegar and water to try and run it through the filter part, and of course it didn't go through, so we still have it. My husband went out that same night and bought a new one, so I guess I'll be calling back up there and see if we could return it for some credit or something.
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I searched the black and decker website and couldnt find a copy of the manual you might want to contact them directly to get a copy of some help at: email@example.com i got this email from their website
guess the problem is fixed long time ago? anyway i am happy to let you know if this appliance still annoying you. i ve one which bought at laverton market some months ago, same problem as yours: no manual and even black and decker ignore my request to send me one. therefore i studied the construction and found out how it use: 1. fill up water to the level which engrave at the cylinder. (can fill hot or boiled water to save electricity and speed up the heating process) 2. when it boil power will off automatically, remember do not overfill to leave room for the generated steam; 3. plug off the power; pull up the looped pin of the bend tube; 4. place your milk jug (of course with milk or soy filled inside may be half full only); 5. press the grey button on the cylinder top (use some more energy; i know it is hard!) steam will come out to frothy your milk. 70c for latte, or 85-90c for cuppancino something like that.
It sounds like the heating element is gone bad feel the base to check and see if it is hot but be careful no to burn your hand just touch it quickly if it is not very hot the element is gone bad. the heating plate on the bottom acts as the water pump/heater for the unit as well so if it is not hot enough it will not boil the water to cause the water to flow through the machine.
The warming plate is controlled by the same thermal switch that cycles while brewing and they are mechanically in contact; it switches at about 150 degrees C.
Most later coffee makers have a time limitation as well and if they are so designed, will turn off completely after 30 minutes to 2 hours after the brewing is finished to reduce the chance of the machine failing.
If you insist on having one that doesn't behave this way, you can buy a cheap one from a 'dollar store,' they don't have that feature and will continue to cycle until turned off.
Your B&D isn't malfunctioning, that is how it was designed.
If the hole in the bottom of the basket isn't plugged, it sounds like the anti-drip feature isn't functioning properly. This is the series of levers that allow you to remove the pot while the coffee is perking without spraying liquid everywhere.
There is a vertical lever mounted at the back of the hollow where the pot goes, and the top end of that lever lines up with the spring-loaded lever that closes the bottom of the coffee basket. When the basket is in place without the pot, the bottom of the basket remains closed. When the pot is inserted it presses against the back lever and the series of contacts opens the valve covering the hole in the bottom of the basket, allowing the coffee to flow into the pot. If the sequence of contacts doesn't work the basket will overflow, and you get coffee and grounds everywhere.
Ensure all these parts align and are working properly. If there's a problem that can't be resolved, or parts are broken or missing, removing the spring-loaded lever from the basket will allow the coffee to flow into the pot. You will no longer be able to remove the pot while it is perking, but you'll have your morning coffee.
I jst bought this coffee maker,this is the third one,the other two I returned to the store. How can I get it set on regular time to stay?? It flips around to military time and the auto doesn't come on when set for morning. Please help, I have called to get brushed off,now I'm getting angry.I had one beofre that I used for three year until the burner went out.
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