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Our Mr. Coffee Model FTX41 will not brew coffee on the normal cycle. It sounds as if it is working, but water is not pumped up. It will work with vinegar on the cleaning cycle. It is 7 months old. Please help.

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  • Marybel Sanders
    Marybel Sanders Apr 30, 2009

    its a known problem that they are Not doing a thing about. Oh yea Buy AMERICAN!

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SOURCE: Mr. Coffee FTX41

Buy a new and different coffee maker.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


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SOURCE: Mr Coffee stopped brewing

Sounds like there are a couple of problems -

First, are you certain that the coffee basket is clean? If the coffee basket has a valve on the bottom that allows you to remove the carafe to pour a cup of coffee, make sure the valve is clean. Being dirty would cause it to trickle coffee slowly into the carafe, and will hold coffee in the basket too long.

2nd, you may need to flush the water heating system as they can become corroded with precipitated solids from the water.
To do this, mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water in the carafe. Pour into the coffee maker and tell it to make coffee. Do this a couple of times, using a fresh mix of vinegar and water each time. Pour the used mixture down the drain.
When you feel it is clean, follow it up with a fresh pot of water. Then wash and rinse the carafe.

The coffee maker is now ready for it's next use.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

SOURCE: Coffee not brewing

This machine depends on heat to move the water to the top. The heating element, or thermal fuse, or burned contacts are the usual suspects. The warmer under the coffee pot is not part of the coffee making process. It is repairable.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Keurig starts & stops without brewing coffee, just descaled

The pic is clogged with coffee or the air bladder is bad. Use the tool on the underside of the tray to clean out pic. If that doesn't work, the bladder will be bad.

Posted on May 14, 2009

buffalonyman
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SOURCE: Mr. Coffee FTX23 quit brewing

The heating element burned out, its a common problem. Mr. Coffee tend to leak, I've had several of them.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: clean light won't go out, can't use delay brew feature.

Try unplugging it for several minuets & see if it clears it..

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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The coffee maker is now ready for it's next use.

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