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It is no longer brewing really hot coffee. I drained all the water out and now I am wondering how many caraffes of water to put in initally?

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Oh no. ... ok don't panic.... put in the same amount of water your coffee Caraffe holds. If the coffee maker is one of the kinds I recall, it holds water and heats it while you pour in another pot, it pushes the hot water out to fill your caraffee pot. Then you will have to add one more pot only.

When the water quits heating it is a heating element that is acting up. Sometimes the fuse finally gives up. The trick is locating and removing fuse, and replace heating element. These require a service tech to do because of soldering, and making sure the electrical parts are put back in place properly.

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