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GE Cofee MAker Model: 169164

Don't warm up / brew... press power botton and wait a minute or so and get back two (2) Beeps...

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Purchased this model and also have the same problem of weak coffee. I researched the problem and came to the conclusion that the drip head holes miss the coffee grind completely with most of the water running along the outside of the strainer. To confirm this, I manually ran the brewed coffee back through the grinds. The end result was bolder, stronger coffee. The drip head appears to be the problem. I tried placing a paper filter into the strainer first then the grounds. This helped but it's still a design flaw.

  • trulyw Dec 27, 2008

    how to set timer on a ge coffee maker model 169164

  • sheilapan444 Jan 21, 2009

    My coffee pot worked this morning. Got home this afternoon with hopes of having a hot cup of coffee, went to prepare the pot, pused the button and nothing. does not brew. Any suggestions to this? I got the pot in November 2008 so it should still but under warrenty right? I have the box, but no recept as that it was a gift.

  • lynnfraz Feb 04, 2009

    I purchased this same coffee maker last week. Got it home and went to clean and run water thru it to rinse out before using, as per instructions. Nothing would water going thru, not heating up. After trying for a few minutes, the clean light came on and would never go off, even after 3 hours. I took this back to WalMart and exchanged it. After getting the second one home it ocurred to me that the first one I had must have been returned to the store once before, as the charcoal filter had already been put in the holder and there was no cardboard on the hot plate as there was with the 2nd one. Gee...someone else must have had problems. Anyway, I ran water thru the new one with new problem, made my coffee for the next morning and had coffee when I got up. HOWEVER...I came home from work yesterday afternoon and went to make a pot of coffee and low and behold, nothing happens when I push the button once again. No water goes thru, hot plate doesn't heat up, no coffee. Guess I'll be taking this one back and getting another brand. I so liked this one and the features, but reading all the other complaints, it's nice to know I'm not alone on this.



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I actually did call customer services @ 1 877 207 0923 (Option 4) and give them the model (169164). They suggested that I should take back and got a replacement, since still under warranty period, won't cost me a penny more...
Anyhow.. thks for the suggestion...

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Most failures of coffee makers are related to thermal fuses which have opened and interrupted the current flow to the heating element.
Often, they failed for no particular reason but replacing the fuses would probably cost as much as tossing the whole machine.

Yeah, I know, I don't like it either.
Before retirement, I earned my living fixing stuff we can now buy cheaper new.

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A couple of people on here mentioned he filtration system, or charcoal filter that is in the
water resovoir as being problematic. We removed it. This morning the pot brewed entirely.
Not sure how that all is inter-connected, but it worked.

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Past 2 mornings, coffee maker only brewed 10 out of 12 cups.

It's probably time for a good cleaning. Follow the procedure in the manual, or get some commercially available coffee maker cleaner. When the minerals build up enough, the water flow and heating is reduced enough to keep it all from passing through.

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The Micro fuse is shorted open. There are two underneath the housing. They are made by MICROTEMP® and are the G400 series rated at 216 Degrees Centigrade.

You can check these with a Ohm meter to see if you have continuity. Checking across the leads of each one they should show infinity. If not you've identified the bad one. You can pick up a new thermal fuse at Radio Shack. The closest one to the specs of the Microtemp is a Radio Shack part number 270-1321 rated at 228 Degrees Centigrade. Before removing the old one notice which way the hat end faces.
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After endless online searches yielding the same results (nothing useful), I figured out how to reset this coffee maker.

While coffee maker is plugged in and the evil little blue light is mocking you relentlessly, press and hold the 1-4 button and the TSB button simultaneously for 3 seconds or so. This will cause the device to exit it's error status and allow normal use of it.

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