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Coffee starts to brew and then stops

Hi, I have the same problem. It almost seems as if the electronics are screwed up and there should be a 'reset' button. But I couldn't find any reset. When I push the brew button, it runs for about half a minute and brews about 1/4 cup of coffee and then stops. In addition, the clock shows no hands unless I push on the button under the clock in which case it shows the actual time. In other words, it's not showing the amount of time it's breen brewing. That's why I think the electronics are screwed up and need to be reset. I used this coffeee pot about 10 times before that started happening.

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  • Gingerspice Aug 24, 2008

    Actually, I had already tried all that. In my latest attempt -- this morning -- I filled it up completely with water (the other times, when it stopped after 1/4 cup, I had only put in about 4-6 cups of water). When I filled it up to 12 cups, it worked fine. It ran all the way through. Go figure. Maybe it thinks because it's a 12-cup coffee maker, that's all it wants to be -- nothing less! In any case, I wouldn't buy that brand again.

  • vulcanopr Oct 18, 2008

    My coffee maker start brewing and I have to keep presing the brewing button evry minute until the entire pot is brew.

  • sandylink Oct 29, 2008

    I do have the same problem with the 12 cup Mr. Coffee maker, I just went out today and got another one but after reading that others are having the same problems don't know if I should use it. This is not a cheep coffee maker. I think that my husband is right just get a $30.00 coffee maker

  • fiddlindeano Nov 04, 2008

    My Mr Coffee pot does the same thing.
    Brews for about 3 minutes then shuts off. Then It will flicker on and off but never really finishes brewing the pot.
    Very frustrating !!!

  • JoanS633 Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem here -- it stops 2 or 3 times while brewing, 12 cup pot actually ends up as 10 cups (not sure where that water goes), takes about 40 min. for a 12 cup pot. I've had Mr. Coffee's for 45 yrs. but this one is a loser. Took it back. Considering Cuisinart.


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I had the same problem and was reading about how the thermostat tells the coffee maker when to stop brewing. It sounds like everybody with this problem has the same coffee maker as I do.
Turn the dial for your "warmer plate" tempature down the whole way and then turn it up the whole way. I know this makes the coffee very hot but the cycle will brew until finished. It sounds like the thermostats are going bad. It is probably easier and cheaper just to buy a new coffee maker.

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You could turn it off, unplug it ( is it plugged into a GFI outlet?) empty it of water and clean every part that you can get off it thoroughly. then dry it carefully and then plugging it back in and just try running water through it with a filter in place. This is just a simple reset. (Even coffee pots are computerized now!)If this does not change anything,
I would clean this pot, put it back in the box and take it back to the store where I purchased it, along with the receipt or credit card receipt. I would not take "no" for an answer. You should not be having these problems after ten uses. Let me know how it works out.

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