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The coffeemaker reads ERR2 and will not work (model #: KCM511), what does this mean?

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  • mike41549 Nov 07, 2008

    error code ERR2




  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have same error code.

  • wantcoffee Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. I put in vinegar water where I normally add my water and tried to start the coffee maker so it could cycle through the water. Again I got Err2. I tried running some vinegar straight through where the coffee grinds are usually held. Again I tried to start the coffee maker and I got Err2. How are you suppose to clean it and get the vinegar water through the coffee maker if it just keeps giving you Err2? Also why does it give you an Err2 rather than lighting up the 'Cleaning Needed' indicator light? Would that be too obvious?

  • pussyfoot68 Jan 12, 2009

    Help!! RError2 On Display

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Err2 and cannot run anything through....Code keeps coming back.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    piece of ****

  • shamilton80 Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same error (Err2). The manual says that it is an electrical error. I am on here to try and find someone that has dealt with this and can offer advice for a do-it-yourselfer.

  • kody_peerson Mar 10, 2009

    coffee is reading error #2 .i've already tried to reset it and it dose not work

  • rustysrenos May 05, 2009

    This morning discovered the coffee maker displayed a ERR 2 message....this has been a problem c.m. since the beginning...never purchase another

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Manual says it's a heating element failure. You'll have to replace it. Kitchenaid may replace it if its still under the one year warranty.

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Suggestion was Descaling the Coffee Maker from KitchenAid Phoebe (I'm guessing customer support)

http://kitchenaidconversations.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14441&SearchTerms=err+2
Cleaning scale from coffee maker DO NOT USE THAT MUCH VINEGAR! Put a tiny bit of vinegar in the carafe and fill carafe the rest of the way with water. Run that vinegar/water through machine. Using another container, fill machine with plain water and run that through. Repeat until the vinegar taste is gone. If you do not run lots of plain water through the machine after, your coffee will taste like...um...disgusting! Also, use a spell-checker before improving this posting.

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To clean hard water deposits from a coffee maker use distilled white vinager. You may need to use as much as a gallon if the scale buildup is really bad. Fill clean coffee pot one half full of vinager and run through machine as if making coffee. Repeat this process several times using fresh vinager until it comes out clear. Do this once a week and your maker will work much better.

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I followed the instructions you gave me for the ERR2 problem.. but still not working.


I have a coffe maker that is 1 week old, the model number is w10321647a, it is a cusinart make and I am unable to make coffee when I press the Brew buttion, I get an error message that is err2. I have unplugged the coffee and plugged it in a again and it is still coming up with err2 and no coffee. Please help!!

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The KitchenAid website states if it shows Err1 Err2 or Err3 try re-setting the power to the unit if it returns there is a problem with the electronics and Err4 is a stuck button. The Err2 is a heating element falure. Unfortunatley it may cost you more to fix than a new one. If it is less than a year old they may repair it under warranty but after a year your on your own. If you call them and complain that you have read a lot of other people online have the same problem they may repair it for you...Hope that helps.

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the error refers to a faulty motherboard or heating element. There is no fix but Kitchen Aid has been replacing this defective model but if you decide to go for another model fine

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An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears.

If it does, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears. This may take a few seconds.

If it does, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears.

If it does reappear, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears.

If it does, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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An ERR 2 may be cleared by a simple reset of the coffee maker. This means unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. When powered back on, select a brew function to see if the error reappears.

If the code does reappear, ERR 2 indicates an internal error with the computer of the warming plate. This may be covered under Kitchenaid's 1 Year Hassle Free Warranty. I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service to see what options are available to you. Repair is not recommended, as it is not cost effective for the company or the consumer.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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Suggestion was Descaling the Coffee Maker from KitchenAid Phoebe (I'm guessing customer support)

http://kitchenaidconversations.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14441&SearchTerms=err+2
Cleaning scale from coffee maker DO NOT USE THAT MUCH VINEGAR! Put a tiny bit of vinegar in the carafeand fill carafe the rest of the way with water. Run that vinegar/waterthrough machine. Using another container, fill machine with plain waterand run that through. Repeat until the vinegar taste is gone. If you donot run lots of plain water through the machine after, your coffee willtaste like...um...disgusting! Also, use a spell-checker beforeimproving this posting.
**************
To clean hard water deposits from a coffeemaker use distilled white vinager. You may need to use as much as agallon if the scale buildup is really bad. Fill clean coffee pot onehalf full of vinager and run through machine as if making coffee.Repeat this process several times using fresh vinager until it comesout clear. Do this once a week and your maker will work much better.

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