20 Most Recent Bunn VPR Coffee Maker - Page 4 Questions & Answers

Run white vinegar through the coffee maker, it may take a few times and some soaking to get it to work. The unit is probably clogged with hard water deposits.

Best wishes, and thanks for using FixYa.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Go to the Bunn website under manuals index.Go to type Model and look under service and repair section to view wiring diagram.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Typical is 2.25 ounces to 2.5 ounces .

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Take off top of brewer after unplugging and check all electrical connections.If it is a older VPR it probably has a bad plug.You can cut off old plug and replace.You can pick up a new one at the hardware store.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Depending how old the brewer is ; it sounds like your thermostat is bad.You should get straight continuity accross the hi-limit,element and thermostat.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

None.The coffee machine is limed up.The best thing to do depending on the type of lime is open up the tank lid and remove the lime from the tank.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Warmer element may have dropped.Remove 3 screws and check.There are two nuts that fasten warmer to plate.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Older fill basin were made of plastic.It can be replaced with a stainless steel basin.The tank also can be replaced.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Check if sprayhead is in place above brew basket.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Could be lime on thermostat probe.When unplugged remove probe and crack off lime deposits.To access ,remove top lid and loosen fill tube nut for fill basin.Take out basin and thermostat is underneath. Also check heating element or hi-limit.Ohm to check with a meter.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Remove sprayhead and run a deliming spring into the brew tube.Push spring into tank to remove line deposit.Try brewing it now.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Try using a bunn deliming spring.Remove sprayhead and run thru the brew tube all the way into the tank.If the water is hot the brew tube is partially blocked going into tank.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

You have to pull the top portion of the tank with the element still attached, look for the ring of bolts on the outer edge, careful not to damage the tank lid gasket when you lift it out.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011

Fill water tank until water comes out from sprayhead, THEN plug it in it should be OK.

IF the machine keeps blowing steam/keeps boiling the water, The thermostat is defective and must be replaced.

NOTE: If you don't use the machine for a couple days, UNPLUG IT. The water will evaporate if you don't unplug it.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

There is NOT an adjustment for the pour over coffee brewers.
I think you have calcium build up. Remove the spray head and use the spring to clear the water tube (from tank to spray head) if you are handy, remove the top cover and use the spring to clear the hole were the water goes down to the tank from the reservoir.

If there is a lot of calcium build up you need to descale the brewer with vinegar.
Pour 64oz. of water only, When brewing coffee.

Spring is provided from BUNN when you bought the brewer, if not you can order one.

NOTE: Make sure you unplug the brewer before removing the top cover.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011

try soaking the tubes or lines in vinegar over night, make sure they are submerged. then just rinse with soap and water. good luck!

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

Most likely your system needs to be de-limed. All water has a certain amount of dissolved minerals in it and when heated those minerals will precipitate out into a white, crusty material. Often this material will clog up the works of your coffee maker.
In order to remove the deposits, you have to increase the acidity of the liquid within the coffee maker. The easiest way to do this is to drain the water and then fill the maker with about 18 ounces of white vinegar that you can buy from your local supermarket.
It may take some time before the lime deposits dissolve and you may even have to use a wire probe to carefully remove any blockage of any of the holes that the water has to flow-through to get through the system.
After you've got the lime removed and the unit is working properly, run some clean water through the system and clean any external parts to make sure you don't get vinegar flavored coffee.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Couldn't find a lot about this problem, but one site mentioned making sure the unit is always filled with water, and not to fill only partially. It also said the unit makes a tiny gurgling noise when it's brewing.
The following Bunn support page mentions that it might be time for deliming in the case of loud rumbling noises. Here's the site:
Sounds like what may be going on with your unit.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010

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