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Anne.m.edwards@hotmail.com. brand new coffee pot. worked a couple of times. now, light comes on, but heating surface does not get hot, and the water does not move from the reservoir.

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SOURCE: water leaking from bottom of coffee maker

The tool is a special tool that is either meant to be vandal or idiot proof. Being one of the aforementioned I bought a set of these special tools at Sears. The first problem is Cuisinart recesses the hole so much that my tool can not remove the screw. I tried widening the hole using a drill bit but it cracked and broke.
As for using a hose from a hardware store, I have been there and done that. The hose attatched to the warmer side melted and leaked everywhere.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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SOURCE: coffee maker leaking water out of every hole in the bottom

hi ninerh! this may be an easy fix for you, or may require some replacement parts. if you need a new length of hose, try a hardware store or try a local medical supply as a source for new tubing (must be right size, food-safe & able to withstand heat) or espressoparts.com/cafeparts.com. if you can turn a screwdriver, remove ten screws in base plate (machine must be upside down & make sure it's cooled down/unplugged first!) gently lift base away--bottom most hose leading from where resevoir sits to pump should be held in place by a cheap wire clip; this may have come loose over time w/ vibration of pump, or it may be damaged. *be careful removing bottom of machine b/c wires lead from it to inside of machine; don't be scared, just be careful! good luck!

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Bunn Coffee Pot Leaks Water

I obtained Bunn washer seal repair kit from buy-it-now-store.com for $6 plus $7 S&H and it solved the problem.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: GE 169164 Coffee Pot Not Brewing

Loosen the charcoal filter. You only need to GENTLY place it in. Your problems will all be solved. I just did it 5 minutes ago and i just brewed a 6 cup pot of coffee completely.

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SOURCE: I fill the pot with water and push the power

Have you tried cleaning with vinegar, lime buildup can cause the water to stop drawing.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Hi, If you have a Farberware, Just look into the bottom of the pot. There you will see what looks like a hole in the pot. That is the high heating element, under the pot, when you go to make coffee the pump ( rod) sits into the hole. When you turn it on to make coffee the high heating element that the pump is in gets very hot and starts pushing the water that is in the hole to the top (that is called perking) the hot water goes over the the top and the drops into the coffee, This keeps going on until the thermostat feels it has reached 190 degrees or close to it and turns the high element off. While this is running it's cycle the keep warn is on helping the water to get hot, when the main element is off the keep warm element that runs around the bottom of the pot stays on all the time the pot is plugged in. Should the coffee get to cold the thermostat will turn the main heating element back on until it is back to 190. This system was developed by Farberware and a lot of makers copied it, But Farberware sold the pots and was known for a FAST and HOT cup of coffee. Farberware started making them in China and the pots are having a hard time keeping it up to American standers, and parts are very scarce.Farberware USA pots have been around a long,long time and are still going strong . I hope this helped you to understand how the pot works.

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check and make sure the heating pad gets hot if it does not then in the bottom inside the Base you will have to take it apart and under the heating pad their will be some wires their will be a thermal resistor that will be attached to a part of the element this part needs replacing and can be purchased at radio shack for about $1.50 replace it with the new one and reassemble as it was then try the unit. it should be working fine if the heating pad gets hot then you have another issue most likely the water tube come loose at the bottom of the water tank simply re-attach and reassemble some times wile filling the tank when the unit is still hot a steam shock will force the tube off. explanation of the workings the water tank supply water to a tube that attaches to the heating element the water runs though the element heating by the time it reaches the other side it is hot enough to force the water to the top where it is expended to the coffee grounds and brews the coffee like the same way a peculator pot works only difference is the water runs through a tube under the heating element instead of a fire under the pot. hope this helps the radio shack link for the thermal resistor or thermal fuse is the proper name is http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=thermal&origkw=thermal&sr=1
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Hi. The pot is turning itself on because the thermostat is telling it to do so, because the coffee in the pot is getting cold. You might try feeling the surface under the pot is sitting on to see if it is hot. if it is not hot the keepwarm element is not working, if so get rid of it and but a heavy duty coffee maker ( Bunn ) It does not pay to repair them because the fright to and fro, plus the cost of the repair. Probably made in China. Good luck. bobbyone

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any appliance parts store will have them

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