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Mr coffee 072179228578 won't brew and burner cold

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  • tgtgtgtgtg Nov 17, 2008

    Same exact machine, same exact problem. Out of the blue is started to stop brewing all together. when you hit the start brew, it makes the initial sounds of steeping, but after about 5 seconds, just stops altogether.



    Will I bascically just be needing to looking into a new machine at this point?

  • VTCoffeeMan Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, but being slightly more obsessive about it, I took the unit apart. I bypassed all of the internal electronics, and the thermal fuses (essentially put 110V on each end of the heating element). It never got even slightly warm. I think this unit is not very old - and it's discouraging to see so many comments about this same problem. If there was an easy way to get a replacement coil I might do it but the wife just wants to get a new one. What is Sunbeam/Mr. Coffee's problem?

  • dlyons3297 Dec 23, 2008

    anyone find a solution to this? Mine just stopped working today, and with it being the holiday break for my kids from school, The morning coffee is a necessity!!!!!

  • keith317 Jan 11, 2009

    Woke up to find our preset 'delay brew" did not work.

    The on light was on, but nothing brewed and the warming plate

    was cold.

    I have not been able to find any solutions to the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    My parents visited at Thanksgiving and mentioned they had the same exact coffee maker as mine. (Same as all of these). But, their machine had stopped working and they needed to buy one to take with them on the trip home! Well guess what...mine all of a sudden stopped working this morning. Push the button, I hear a switch flip after a few seconds, then after a couple of more seconds another flip sound and nothing.

    I believe my coffee maker is less than a year old. Mr. Coffee used to be a dependable brand, but not anymore. I checked consumer reports and went straight to the store and bought another brand. Can't start another morning without coffee.

  • tom kuhlman Mar 19, 2009

    I'll never buy Mr. Coffee again! Six months old and just quit working one day. Machine lights up like it's going to start brewing, but nothing happens when I turn it on. Piece of junk as far as I'm concerned. To bad I didn't know about Mr. Coffees pour quality before I spent $50. Seems thats about par for the course for about everything we buy these days.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    Anyone know what the thermal fuse rating is?

  • deborahadavi May 13, 2009

    I've had the pot for about 9 months and it just stopped working.Burner doesn't even get hot. This is the 2nd Mr. Coffee Pot that I've bought in the past 2 years, and the last also.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    no light or indication that it is working. The power outlet is fully functional.....

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    mr coffee eh series

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Power is on but won't brew

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    wont brew even when on

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There is a thermal fuse of poor quality in every one of these machines to protect against fire.
If you are unlucky, it fails early and at a safe temperature, if you aren't it may hold forever.

Two years ago, I had three coffeemakers fail in two days; I got a refund instead of a fourth.

Because the parts are spot-welded together, these machines are essentially unrepairable.

If you want to peer inside, look for a cylindrical part about 5/8 " long with one pointed end; this is the thermal fuse.

DON'T consider bypassing it, I know of one counter that caught fire after the thermal switch that controls the heater got stuck.

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