Not all of the water is being used to brew. It is left sitting in the fill area. If I put water enough for 10 cups of coffee, I end up with 4 still sitting in the fill area and not being processed. Why??
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Re: Water sitting in fill area after brewing done
A clean coffee maker is essential to good coffee. Residue of
stale coffee oils will interfere the brewing that caused only little to produced.
It is suggest regular cleaning of your coffee maker according to manufacturer
recommendation. I took everything
out, got a small piece of fine sandpaper, held the plunger in with a pencil,
turned on the grinder and sanded the round top portion of the grind basket
driver. It takes a few times to get a good snug fit that’s still easy to
The instruction manual that came with the pot will tell you
to use one cup (measuring cup) of "white vinegar" and fill the rest
of the reservoir with regular water. Turn it on and let it perk the mixture
through the system. Then perk a couple of pots of plain water to flush out the
rest of the vinegar.
The books say to do this once a month to keep things clean and the coffee
A professional machine that is plumbed into a water supply
must be thoroughly disassembled, and each part soaked in acid, and manually
cleaned. Unless your water is exceptionally hard (you should have a water
softener inline with the machine in hard water areas) this should only need to be
done every 5 years or so. Heads and screens and filters should be soaked every
day in a cleaning solution available from any professional machine supplier. A
machine that is not plumbed should have a small amount of Puly brand cleaner
added to its tank, and run through several cycles every 3 months. Puly is
available thru machine suppliers, but there are also several other brands that
do the same. Visit your local coffee machine shop for a good cleaner.
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If you don't brew often enough you will loose a small amount of water in the tank due to evaporation while the tank heater comes on and goes off to maintain the proper brewing temperature, so if it has been a while since you last brewed, without coffee in brew basket put a carafe of water thru the brewer, you will get less than a full carafe out because it fills the evaporated space in the tank first then uses the rest to brew. Once your tank heater shuts off usually 5 minutes on less you will get out all the volume you put in.
A.PREPARE Step 1. Make sure you have 48 ounces of white vinegar on hand. You will also need an empty sink and a ceramic mug ( do not use a paer cup). Step 2. Empty the water in the water Reservoir. B.FILL AND CLEAN Step 1. Pour the vinegar into the water reservoir and fill it to the top edge of clear viewing area. Step 2. Place a ceramic cup in the Drip Tray and run a brew cycle. DO NOT USE A K-KUP … just press the Large Cup Button. Pour the contents of the cup into sink. Step 3. Repeat the brew process until the Water Reservoir is empty, pouring the contents of the cup into the sink after each cycle. Remember to open and close the lid between each cycle. Step 4. Now fill reservoir with fresh water and let the brewer stand for 4 hours while still on. C.RINCE Step 1. Ensure the Water reservoir is filled with fresh water. Step 2. Place a ceramic cup on the drip Tray and run a regular brew cycle. Pour the contents of the cup into the sink. Step 3. Repeat the brew process until the Water Reservoir is empty. Step 4. You may need to perform additional brew cycles if you notice any residual taste.
You may have a mineral build up, (common in areas with hard water). Fill unit with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and distilled or bottled water. Let sit for an hour then start the brew cycle. If this fails to clear the blockage there are some coffee maker cleaners available at most supermarkets.
I'm not sure if your saying it does not brew a cup of coffee at all or it is brewing but only cold water comes out. If it is just sitting there making a whinning noise and not delivering water it may just be dirty. To clean it you need to fill the resivior with a 50% white viniger and 50% water mixture. Run a brew cycle and let it sit for an hour. Then run several cycles through until it is out, refill the resivior with water only, run it completely through and continue with the water only until there is no more viniger smell or tatse. You will need to clean the brewer needle heads as well. Lift the handle to access the coffee pod compartment, remove the pod basket and use a paper clip to clean out the hole in the puncture needle. With the lever still raised, use the paper clip to clean out the three holes in the upper needle head. Replace the pod basket, close the handle and run a couple brew cycles through without a coffee pod.
This should never happen - when it's low on water it'll light the "fill water" indicator and not brew until it's filled - if you managed to somehow run a brew cycle with no water, then there is something wrong with your brewer.
You fill the tank with water, it heats the water in the tank.
When the water in the tank is at brewing temp, the lite should go out.
To brew coffee with this system, you put a filter in the brew funnel, put coffee in the filter. Place the brew funnel in the slide tabs to hold in place. put an empty decanter on the warming plate under the brew funnel. Then take one decanter of fresh water and pour it in the top of the brewer where it says "WATER ONLY" the coffee will begin brewing immediatly.
If the brewer heats the water but it doen not dispense this is probably because air is trapped in the tubing of the water system.
To solve, use as air compresser with minimum pressure (20-25 psi) and force air through the system using an air nozzle that is long enough to reach into the hole into the area where you fill the water. Place your hand under the dispenser and ensure you can feel the air from the compressor coming through.
Once you clean out the lines, you should be good to go.
We have had our coffee maker sitting on our shelf "broken" for months now. We tried this last ditch effort before tossing the machine in the trash and low and behold it worked! :)
Fill the pitcher with water to the water level park on the pitcher and pour into water intake in the top of the tea brewer. Fill pitcher to ice level mark (if there isn't one, put in about 2 - 3 trays). Make sure that the brew basket lever is closed by pushing in then down. Put 6 - 10 regular tea bags in brew basket and place brew basket on top of pitcher. Slide the pitcher with the brew basket under the machine where the water comes out and make sure it is snug. Turn machine on. When the machine is done brewing, the unit will shut off automatically. Carefully slide the pitcher away from the machine and release the lever. This will let the tea pour into the pitcher. That's it! Just don't put the pitcher, lid or brew basket in the dishwasher - that's how I ruined my first one.
I had the same issue, poured in 8 and out came 6. Here's what I did to clean and fix.
1) Unplug the NHB
2) Remove accessories like the pot and basket
3) Bring NHB over to the sink
4) Snap off the entire top cover (not the swing lid) by starting at the front and lifting upward (the top cover is about 1/4" thick). The back of the top cover will pivot a bit and then pop off exposing the pour reservoir. Remove the flow stopper inside the pour reservoir by lifting it straight up.
5) Place the top cover and flow stopper aside.
6) Remove the brew diffuser (located underneath the top where the brew basket goes. Twist counterclockwise gently but forcefully enough to snap it past the lock tabs which hold it in place. You'll know that it you've done this correctly when it just falls out.
7) Still over the sink, tip the NHB in a fashion where the back side is facing upward and the brew side is facing down into the sink. You'll be holding the NHB horizontally by the top and bottom of the unit. This will allow any water in the tank to pour out the brew spout. Begin to tip the unit as if tipping upside down as this will allow any remaining water to drain out. If this does not work the brew spout hose may be clogged and you can just tip the unit entirely upside down to empty it from the fill hole in the pour reservoir.
8) Return the NHB to the upright position in the sink.
9) Using a scotch brite sponge and some baking soda, clean the inside of the pour reservoir and rinse.
10) Using the tool Bunn provided, clean out the brew spout hose which is located under the brew hat. This is the little hole where the water comes out. If you don't have the tool Bunn provided you could use something like a plastic tie-wrap. Don't use anything metal as the hose you're cleaning is made of plastic tube and could become punctured. Clean this hose for just a minute or two to ensure that there are no significant obstructions.
11) With the NHB upright in the sink, pour a slow stream of hot water from the faucet, about two cups, directly into the fill hole located in the pour reservoir.
12) Tip the unit horizontally, as in step 7, and place the tip of your finger over the pour reservoir fill hole covering it completely.
13) Shake the unit back and forth horizontally so the water in the tank splashes around and frees anything which may be built up in the tank. Some water may splash out of the brew spout hose.
14) Tip the unit as in step 7 to drain the tank water out.
15) Fill a 16 ounce glass with hot water and 2tbsp baking soda, mix and pour into the pour reservoir fill hole.
16) Repeat steps 13 and 14 once.
17) Repeat steps 11 through 14 three times.
18) Clean the pour reservoir cover, swing lid and flow stopper.
19) Put the flow stopper back in place.
20) Attach the top cover.
21) Clean the exterior of the NHB.
22) With the boil and warmer switches off, plug the NHB into the electrical outlet.
23) Turn the boil and warmer plate switches on.
24) Fill the NHB with one pot of cold water and close the swing lid. Wait one minute.
25) Fill the NHB with another pot of cold water. Place the pot on the warmer plate and close the swing lid. If water does not yet come out, fill with one more pot of water.
26) Allow water to drain from brew spout until it stops draining.
27) Empty pot.
28) Fill pot to 10 cup line and pour into the NHB. You should find that the NHB now delivers 10 cups back to the pot. Empty the pot.
29) Clean brew spout diffuser and replace back in the brew hat.
30) Clean the pot, pot lid and brew basket.
31) Wait ten minutes for the water in the tank to boil.
32) Brew your coffee as you normally would.
The only issue I experienced during this process was with the warmer plate switch. It appeared that the light in the switch blew although the warmer plate still warmed normally. Shortly after the water in the tank started boiling the warmer switch light started operating again.