OK now, this is a weird one. The little magnet floating doobie in the watertank GOES DOWN when the tank is replaced in the machine but goes up again when you put it anywhere else in the universe (so far, only our kitchen tested) Clearly some part of the coffee maker has become magnetised and is sucking the doobie down. Is there way around this (other than my current method which involves a toothpick)? Ours is a Magic Comfort BTW Thanks heaps in anticipation.
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Re: Water tank issues
Yes thats a weird one if they is no metalic part around our machine if you disconect the power cord and it still does it it something inside the machine if our machine work fine with atoothpick the hell with it if our haqndy you can alwayys open it thanks for using fixya pierre
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After filling the water tank, can you see if a grey plastic piece, in the back of the water tank, is floating?. If no, then that part needs to be replaced. If it does float, then the integrity of the water sensor, (located in the back of where the water tank is housed into), will need to be tested. Testing this sensor requires, tricking the coffee maker... that the door is closed. With Coffee Maker in the "ON" position, you will need to hold door switch in (located top right corner of unit, with door opened). As switched is held in, you will need to use a magnet and place it around the rear of where the water tank is housed into (Rear-left middle height area)... just around where the water tank float would be, if it were filled with water and inserted into the coffee maker. This sensor isn't visible, but is activated when a magnet is placed around it. If "FILL WATERTANK" message goes away, then replace plastic float or water tank itself.
There is a little black float inside of the water tank. When the water level is increases it raises the float triggering a magnetic censor telling the computer that the water level is adequate. The float may be stuck. when you fill the tank, make sure the float raises with the water level. if this is not the problem then it is possible that your censor is bad.
See if the small black float is able to move up and down in the water tank. You have to clean the water tank every so often, it will get slimey in the tank and it's possible some build up is preventing the float from moving up and down.
The float is dark in color and about 1 inch by 3 inches by 1/4 inch rectangular shape. It is magnetic and works a magnetic switch that is inside the machine.
The magnet in the water tanks is either upside down or has sunk to the bottom of the tank. It should float to the top of the cage it is in and it should have a flat top not rounded. If its rounded side up the magnet is upside down. This is what would cause your problem.
gnet goes in the slot. Flat side up. There is a cap that is rectangular in shape that holds the magnet from floating out. We use a tiny drop in the corner of the cap( I mean tiny) in place. That should correct your message.
The black thing floating in the water tank is a plastic shell with a magnet inside. If you clean it...make sure you reinstall it with the tapered (smaller) side down. There is a slight size difference BUT it will make ALL the difference in the world.
I had no idea there was a magnet in that black/greyish case. The direction of the casing is important. I had the same problem and that solved it!