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Doesn't perk anymore

We have a multimeter how do we test the fuse assembly and heat generator

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Check for continuity (~zero ohms) from one side of the fuses to the other side of the thermostat. Most likely it will be open (infinite ohms), which indicates that one of the components has gone bad.

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Hi, my Saeco Aroma 1st generation won't turn on anymore. I opened it up but can't find the fuse nor thermostat to verify, there is no sign of burn or open wire. Would you help me to locate them...


Exploded diagram at the link below. Parts are in Italian but these can easily be translated on the web. ( translate.google.co.uk )

http://www.partsguru.com/user/AROMA%20SIN%20015%20Aroma%20MANUAL%20.pdf

Their should be an internal fuse located close to where the mains flex enters the unit.

If their doesn't appear to be one then the first item to check would be the main switch (Item 26 on Page 1).

You'll need either a multimeter to check that with the mains on, and the switch in the on position you're getting a supply to the secondary side of the switch (be very careful if you do this as working with live exposed equipment can be dangerous). Your other option is to use a continuity checker and with the mains off and unplugged, place the continuity checker across the switch and move the switch to the on position. If the switch is OK then the continuity checker should either buzz or flash depending on what tyre you're using.

If this fails or you require any further guidance then just ask.

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No lights no coffee nothing


Hi-

Does it turn on? have you tried replacing the fuse? try a different power surge and cable if you have extra.

And if product is still within warranty, call manufacturer for replacement if steps above doesn't help. Thanks for using Fixya!

Keep us posted for any progress.

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My coffee maker will not perk. I turn it on nothing happens. I have unplugged it and emptied everything out and filled it up again.


I have mention this before ,that if the plate heating is hot and does not perk ? there is a thermal switch that shuts off & on at boiling temps, but, if not both or a single heating element is on. then I am sorry to say that the 8 amp thermal fuse inline of the power cord has reach it's limit and blew out, they can be purchased for $ 5-8 dlrs @ Radio Shack or an Electronic supply shop , since most are made in China they are made so cheap ,you might need to buy another . or if it under warranty , replace it hope this works , we try not to let this happen ,I do not like to fill the land fills with more junk , I fix them and send them to less fortunate Family . and we all upgrade . good luck >

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My new percolator will not perk? Water gets hot but doesnt seem to rise to the top.


I had the same problem, and I figured it out. Read on, to see if this applies to you. This percolator was received as a present years ago, and I'm not sure it ever worked right. First, some info and background. The above comments about the heating element being clean to bare metal, while valid, did not work for me. I also read other posts suggesting the thermostat might be defective, which also did not seem to apply to my situation because the water is always hot enough at the end of the cycle, not boiling, but steaming hot enough for just about anyone. I deduced the problem to be with the actual perking process, not heat or heating element. A percolator should perk before the water is at drinking (HOT) temperature, and the perking action cools the water and prolongs the actual perking process. The problem I found was with the washer at the bottom of the tube, which is supposed to act like a 1-way valve. The washer, from the factory, was apparently too loose with almost a 1/4-inch or play, allowing hot water that would otherwise perk back into the water chamber, effectively making my percolator into a kettle. I used a stainless steel washer and an e-clip to tighten the washer against the holes on the lower umbrella-shaped flange so that there is just enough room to slide a feeler gauge or perhaps a couple of sheets of paper. Now the percolator works great, fantastic actually. Watching the coffee perk at the top in anticipation of a hot cup is entertaining, and with the stainless steel pot I have no worries about phytoestrogens leaching from plastics common in drip coffeemakers. See photo of my hack if it uploaded correctly. Its high res, so you may be able to download and zoom in. Enjoy! new-percolator-will-not-n1see0xg4iab1sfdaqlesvfh-4-1.jpg

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Coffee not hot right after finishing percolating. But gets hotter with time, about 5 minutes.


Hi. you need a thermostst. You perking is turning off to soon, 1 it perks, so the main heating is working, It perked, 2 the keep warm element works because it is keeping the water hot and is making the water hotter. You can get the thermostat from repairshop.com.
It is a very, very easy fit and cheap part. Good luck Ron

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Maker clicks on, but doesn't perk or heat the plate.


Unlike older coffee makers, the new Mr. Coffee designs seem to have reliability issues in regard to their circuit boards/controllers. You are right in your thoughts. If the unit is under warranty, I would suggest returning it for a replacement. E-mail your concerns directly to the company.

BTW--there are no user serviceable items within your coffee maker.

Mar 26, 2009 | Mr. Coffee FTX49 12-Cup Coffee Maker

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Coffee perks luke warm


Your heating element is toast! If you want to risk taking it apart, there is a fuse inside that can be replaced and if the fuse is still in working order, (test it using a meter), the heating element is dying.
There is nothing else to do, but buy a new coffee maker.

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Coffee urn heating element not working


there are 3 or 4 componants inside that could cause the problem.
if you can use an ohm meter, check all of them for continuity.
a switch
overtemp fuse
perk control fuse, or keep warm fuse
element
all should read "short " or almost 0 ohms when the unit is unplugged '

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Gevalia CM-500 12 cup problem.


Underneath the hot pad that the carafe sits on, there are two thermal fuses that are inside tubes that are clamped to the heating element with spring clamps.

Remove the bottom of the unit (5 screws), unclamp the thermal fuse tubes, slide the tubes to one side and check the each fuse with an ohmmeter. If one of them is open, that's your problem.

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Unit will not perk water


I've had one of these for several years and have replaced the water heating element several times. Abtec sells the entire heater element plus new rubber hoses as well as just the thermostat and fuse, which is what actually fails.

If you're handy with tools and small appliances and take your time you're in and out in 10 minutes. There is a small allen screw at the back of the unit and the same size allen at the top of the heating element. Make certain you don't lose the small plastic ball that acts as a check valve at the end of one of the hoses.

At $35 plus shipping for the element it's almost not worth the time and trouble since new units run about $50, but this is a nicely designed unit, not available any longer, other than the durability of the heating element.

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