I can fill the resovoir with water, and put grounds in filter. Water won't drain from resovoir into filter -- water stays in the resovoir. I have (1) checked the bottom-of-the-resovoir nipple valve - it's loose and plyable to allow drainage from the resovoir. (2) I've put vinegar in resovoir for cleaning. (3) I have removed the top lid and blew back the supply tube, and sucked the supply tube to verify it's not clogged. I appreciate sincerely your advice!
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Re: Won't Brew. No water from resovoir to fileter.
To clean your coffeemaker:
1) Pour four cups of undiluted white household
vinegar into the water reservoir.
2) Place a paper filter into the removable filter
basket and close the brew basket lid.
3) Place the empty decanter on the
Make sure to accurately place the
decanter on the warming plate
to avoid the possibility of overflow.
4) Start the brew cycle:
a. Turn the switch to On. Then, press the
brew button to begin the brew cycle.
b. When the water has flowed into the
decanter, turn the coffeemaker Off
and let the water stand for 30 minutes.
c. Repeat Steps 1 – 4b.
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The passage of water is not passing through coffee grounds. The coffee powder is dumped dry & water is bypassing the brew group and draining into the tray.
1- Machine was not descaled. or descaled with automatic method only, as suggested by Jura.
2- There is accumulation of Calcium in the hydraulic system, generating back pressure. This reduces the pump pressure and water cannot force its way through coffee grounds.
3- Stop using filter cartridges. Turn the reminders off.
Step 1: Make sure you have 48 ounces of white vinegar on hand. You will also need an empty sink and a ceramic mug (Do not use a paper cup.)
Step 2: Empty the water in the water reservoir B. Fill and Clean
Step 1: Pour the vinegar into the water reservoir and fill it to the top edge of the clear viewing area.
Step 2: Place a ceramic cup in the drip tray and run a brew cycle. DO NOT USE A K-CUP...just press the large cup button. Pour the contents of the cup into the sink.
Step 3: Repeat the brew process until the water reservoir is empty, pouring the contents of the cup into the sink after each cycle. Remember to open and close the lid between each cycle.
Step 4: Now fill the reservoir with fresh water and let the brewer stand for 4-hours while it is still on. C. Rinse
Step 1: Ensure the water reservoir is filled with fresh water.
Step 2: Place a ceramic cup on the drip tray and run a regular brew cycle. Once again, DO NOT USE A K-CUP...Pour the contents of the cup into the sink.
Step 3: Repeat the brew process until the water reservoir is empty.
Step 4: You may need to perform additional brew cycles if you notice any residual taste.
Be sure all coffee grounds are cleaned from beneath the water tray and the grounds tray and the coffee brew group. We had the same problem but finally redid everything, including cleaning the coffee brew group under hot water, drying and replacing carefully until it clicked in place. The moving parts of brew group have to be in exactly the right place. Good luck!
Most coffee makers are cleaned by filling the reservoir with undiluted white vinegar (3 cups). (Do not add coffee.) Remove the water filtration disk if you use it before starting. Then start the brew cycle as if making a cup of coffee (including putting a paper filter or the permanent filter in the filter basket and close the lid). Put a decanter on the warming plate. After brewing, turn off the coffee maker and let stand for 30 minutes. Run another cup of vinegar through the coffee maker. Take the decanter filled with vinegar and discard the liquid (pour down the sink drain). Rinse the decanter. Fill the reservoir with clean water and put in a new paper filter (or clean the permanent filter and put it back). Again do not add coffee. Run a brew cycle to rinse the unit. Discard the water that is in the decanter after the brew cycle. Do a second clean water only brew cycle (with new empty paper filter or permanent filter after cleaning again). However, if you notice an odd taste, repeat the rinse cycle.
You can alternatively use the Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker Cleaner (mix as directed on that package). In either case, this removes mineral deposits (calcium from hard water). For soft water, the cleaning should be done every 80 brew cycles. If you have hard water, do this every 40 cycles.
The manual is available from www.mrcoffee.com/Product.aspx?pid=121 , if I have the correct product version. For some reason this site isn't coming up for me today. Check the manual to find out if there is any specific details for cleaning that aren't shared with other Mr. Coffee products.
mcdevito75 here, Your coffee maker may need cleaning, if so, fill the resovoir with WHITE VINEGAR and cycle thru 3 times, have clean or new filter in the machine, on the 3rd cycle stop machine for 30 minutes then resume, cycle thru2=-=3 more times if needed, after the vinegar cycle change filter or clean and cycle thru plain water 2--3 times or more to rinse out the vinegar.
mcdevito75 here, Your Mr. Coffee may need cleaning, here"s how, Fill the resovoir with white vinegar, cycle thru the machine 3 times, half way thru the 3rd time stop 1/2 way thru and turn off machine for 30 minutes, then recycle. After that rinse your Mr, Coffeee by cycleing thru fresh water each cycle takes another resovoir of fresh water to get rid of the vinegar. If this is not the problem, maybe the pump is shot. Contact Mr. Coffee by phone or online at Mr. Coffee.com or replace the machine.
You fill the tank with water, it heats the water in the tank.
When the water in the tank is at brewing temp, the lite should go out.
To brew coffee with this system, you put a filter in the brew funnel, put coffee in the filter. Place the brew funnel in the slide tabs to hold in place. put an empty decanter on the warming plate under the brew funnel. Then take one decanter of fresh water and pour it in the top of the brewer where it says "WATER ONLY" the coffee will begin brewing immediatly.
Try this press the pre ground button then the coffee brew button, if water flows from the spout then the grinder chute is blocked, if no water flows then the brew unit is screen blocked. If grinder, then remove the brew unit and check the chute from the grinder.
Some fine-grain coffees are too fine for the Gold Tone Filter. If this is the case, remove the Gold tone Filter and use paper filters only. You may have to wash excess grinds out of the black filter basket, since there may be a few stuck in there now - don't take the filter basket apart - just rinse it out with water.
Also, don't use a paper filter and the gold tone filter at the same time.
In the first months, we encountered low water to the brew head, although both the steam and hot water wands had decent pressure and flows.
Adjusting our grind, so that the coffee beans were coarser helped immensely--for awhile.
Then the problem gradually reappeared as an extremely slow brew time. Our machine was still relatively new, so we shipped it back to our place of purchase. It came back working just great and interestingly the filter in the resovoir was now filled with the filtering particulate it did not come with.
I am surmising, that however great the engineering is on the Isomac, manufacturing leaves something to be desired. Do not let your warranty expire. Pay the shipping and fix your otherwise great machine.