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My Bunn Omatic is leaking
The washer (gasket) is a tray seal. It's made of silicone. The gasket should be assembled by placing the screw nut into the tray (pan) then slip the white rubber gasket over the nut (under the tray) and gently screwed onto the top of the tank. It should be snug down a bit more than hand tight. Sometimes the nut (a large hollowed out bolt that allows water to flow through) can get a bit corroded. Teflon pipe tape helps but if it still leaks then all those parts will need replacement as it's made with a soft metal that easily pits.
** Okay I've given you the inside scoop but really you should not be poking around in there. Call the your vendor for service.
* parts can be found at Bunn.com or any Resturant equipment supply as this is a very common part. You may be able to find a rubber washer that fits though I suspect the black rubber may leave an after taste. Stick with the red type or find a silicone pad and cut a washer to fit.
* Final - If you have this in an office. Check with your coffee vendor as they may fix it for you or give you a replacement. Doesn't hurt to ask around.
No power light
If everything works an the light is out the light needs replaced
Turned my coffe maker off for week-end & now will not heat up water
Make sure it's getting power, and that the "vacation" switch isn't on.
If on a GFCI outlet, press the RESET button - Do Not press the "test" button. If GFCI is located upstream on another outlet, or the breaker (not uncommon), try resetting the breaker or that other outlet.
If still no joy, check that the outlet is hot by plugging something else into it. If that item doesn't work either check the circuit breaker for that outlet by moving the lever all the way to the Off position, then back to the On position. You should hear a click like a light switch.
Where is the fuse located
All coffee makers have a thermal fuse set to a certain maximum temperature. Once that temperature has been reached the fuse opens and cannot be reset. The fuse is located inside the body of the machine and is in the wiring and usuall has a protective sleeve to cover the electrical leads. The fuse looks like a resistor or diode with electrical leads crimped in the wiring. You may check the fuse with a multimeter with power off, meter set on ohms, check for continuity across the fuse. You must purchase a new fuse of the correct temperature rating (this is stamped on the device) and the leads crimped or soldered in place of the old fuse. I find thermal fuses online at prices less than $2.00.
It only makes 1/2 pot
I recommend slowly pouring in about a half a pot of cold water without coffee in the filter basket 5 or so minutes before you brew in the morning. There are 2 good reasons to do this-
1. Overnight you are having some evaporation due to the fact that your Bunn brewer has a reservoir that keeps a couple of pots worth of water at brewing temperature... a better temp than most "home" model brewers. This will top off the reservoir and you will not "short pot" except for the amount that the grounds themselves hold back.
2. Also overnight, due to the fact that the water is kept hot, the oxygen can dissipate from the water in the tank. Topping off with fresh water will mean a fresher first pot.
The Bunn brewers have a low wattage/keep warm heater so the actual heating element isn't doing all of the work over those long periods... it only kicks on when the temperature in the reservoir drops considerably (like after brewing). Be sure to let the brewer heat back up before brewing (you will hear it stop heating)
Hope this helps.
I can do the vinegar thing but the cleaner thing is a piece of plastic. I just dont know how a piece of flat plastic is going to help.
Do you have the de-limer spring that came with the coffeemaker?
Sometimes you have to take the top off of the coffeemaker & run the spring down the entrance hole to clear lime obstruction from the tank fill tube.
There are 2 or 3 phillips-head screws that hold the top on. 2 are under the water reservoir fill cover, and a 3rd may be in on the middle -top towards the back. Depends on your exact model.
Once the top is off, you'll see a lever arm.that keeps the water from flowing down the fill tube while the reservoir cover is raised. To get access to the fill tube, you gently pop this out from the pivot point with some upward pressure, Run the de-liming spring down the tube a few times to make sure it's clear.
Reverse the above process to reassemble.
Be sure and remove & clean the spray head over the brew-basket after de-liming also. Sometimes chunks of minerals block the holes.
How do you clean bunn tim hortons original coffee
You should be able to get cleaning material in the shop where you bought the machine or in the supermarket,
I am sorry I am not familiar with what exactly you can buy inyour neighboorhood.
Our Bunn coffee maker has
It sounds like you are missing your sprayhead. If you will call Customer Service at 800-352-2866 with the model we will be able to send you out a new sprayhead.
Lost manual need cleaning instructions
You can download the operating manual for your machine in pdf format right to your computer from www.bunn.com
By the way, I wouldn't personally put vinigar in any Bunn machine, as it takes forever to run enough water through them to get rid of the vinigar taste.
actually the warming plate have heating element... they stop working only when the heating element gets open circuited or wire to that plate gets cut....
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