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There is different reasons one being that it is a gravity/syphon system. Meaning as you pour cold water into the tank it forces the hot water up through a tube. What you may need to is simply pour water in until you see the water start to trickle out of the sprayhead that will let you know the tank is full. Like any container the water heat will eventually start to disapate. Once you have filled it to where you can see the water trickle out of the sprayhead allow a d\few minutes for the heater to heat up to temp again. Then you should be able to pour in a FULL carafe and get the results you are looking for. Or you could always look on bunnomatic's website for one that hooks up to water line and eliminates the need to pour any water in. www.midstatebeverage.com

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

The tank inside holds about 2 and a hlalf pots of water. Once the tank is full, whatever you pour in will come out. The unit has to be plugged in to make coffee. Leave a pot under the brew funnel and pour a pot of water in. If nothing comes out within a minute, pour another pot of water in. Still if nothing comes out do it again. This time for sure water will come out. It will take avout 10 minutes to get hot enough the first time it is full to make coffee. If you have a thermometer, the water should be about 190 degrees F to make coffee correctly.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

This brewer has a dial type thermostat inside the top lid. I believe a small counter-clockwise turn (about 1/16 turn) should lower the maximum heating of the brewer. If the brewer is old you may need to replace the thermostat AND the High Limit thermostat... the small "button type" device on the top of the tank with wire to and from the heating element.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010

bunns are made that way,you have to have everything ready and turned on before you put water in

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010

It may just be the sound of the water heating up. A lot of times when the heater element first comes on, it makes crackling or popping noises inside the tank. If you want to look into the tank, its fairly easy to get into it. Take the four screws off the top, You can lay the top off to the side carefully without disconnection the top element. Or carefully unplug the two wires connected to the top element. If you are not very careful, you will break the connectors loose, and its almost impossible to repair the connector. You will see a flat tank made of plastic with about a 1 inch nut with a hole in the middle. Take the nut off and the washer under it. Be sure to put it back in the same order it came out. You will see the top of the tank. There are two rubber bushings with cap tubes sticking out of them. Pry these two rubber bushings loose and carefully pull the cap tubes up and out of the tank. You are now able to look into the tank. If it has a lot of scale in it you can put vinegar in it and let it sit for an hour, turn the whole coffee maker upside down and pour it out rinse it several times and put it all back together. My suggestion would be to leave it alone and descale it by putting vinegar into the tank through like a pot of water and let it sit for an hour and then flush it until it no longer smells like vinegar. My gut feeling is that it is the sound of the element heating up normally.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010

These tanks can't actually be overfilled since all water poured in displaces the exact same amount of water coming out the spout. So, whatever amount of water you pour in, will be the same amount of water that flows to your pot minus the amount absorbed by the coffee grounds and filter.

Your problems sounds like an undersized (Non Bunn) filter, or clogged brew basket. To verify this, try pouring in only half the water for your brew cycle and wait for it to finish dripping, then pour in the rest. If no overflow has occurred, you simply have the wrong type of filter. If overflow begins again, you have a clogged brew basket, since no Bunn can flow too fast for the brew basket to keep up with it.

This is because Bunn filters are manufactured differently than generic store bought paper filters. They will flow faster, brew cleaner and stand up better than normal generic filters.
Remember, Bunn makes their OWN filters for good reason.
They made the first, best paper filters for drip coffee pots, and all others are just generic dioxin gas producing paper.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010

This brewer has a 2 1/2 pot reservoir. You should NOT plug in the brewer before the reservoir has been topped off. Pour 3 pots (one at a time, every minute or so) through the screen with a pot under the filter basket. Wait until the water flows from the basket and only then is it safe to plug in the brewer. The reservoir holds HOT water until you are ready to brew and then, by pouring in a pot of cold water, you will be able to brew.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010

This machine has a reservoir that holds about 2.5 pots and keeps them at brewing temperature. Therefore you should pour in 3 pots (with a pot in place under the filter basket) until water flows from the basket. Then, and ONLY then, it is safe to plug in the brewer. If you plug in the brewer BEFORE filling the reservoir you will burn up the heating element and will have to have it replaced.
After the initial filling and heat up (about 20 minutes) you are ready to pour through a pot of COLD water through and brew.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010

Does the machine heat the water and make coffee? It is odd that both warmers don't work because they are controlled by two different switches. The bottom burner comes on with the tank heater and thermostat. The top heater is one switch by itself. If you are handy with a small screwdriver, unplug the machine, take the top plate off and check to see that all the wires are connected to the elements and to the switches. If you can check the elements to see that there are no burned spots, usually the elements are good. My opinion is that the attachment from the main terminal block where the wire enters the machine has a loose wire.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010

While this brewer does have a reservoir that keeps a couple of pots worth of water hot for brewing you can get a cooler second pot if you brew directly after. You should hear the brewer heating up after brewing. Try waiting until it is back to temperature before re-brewing. If that heating takes more than a few (3-4) minutes then you probably have a problem with the heating element and the water is only being heated by the "keep warm" heater.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010

No setup to it. If it is a pourover, add 3 pots of waterto the pour in funnel at the top. keep a pot under the brew funnel, The tank will hold about 2 and a half pots of water. From then on what you pour in is what will come out. If you have an automatic model, it would require a water line hook up and after 2 cycles water will frow from the brew funnel after that, let the machine heat up for 20 minutes and brew coffee like you would at home.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

check and make sure the heating pad gets hot if it does not then in the bottom inside the Base you will have to take it apart and under the heating pad their will be some wires their will be a thermal resistor that will be attached to a part of the element this part needs replacing and can be purchased at radio shack for about $1.50 replace it with the new one and reassemble as it was then try the unit. it should be working fine if the heating pad gets hot then you have another issue most likely the water tube come loose at the bottom of the water tank simply re-attach and reassemble some times wile filling the tank when the unit is still hot a steam shock will force the tube off. explanation of the workings the water tank supply water to a tube that attaches to the heating element the water runs though the element heating by the time it reaches the other side it is hot enough to force the water to the top where it is expended to the coffee grounds and brews the coffee like the same way a peculator pot works only difference is the water runs through a tube under the heating element instead of a fire under the pot. hope this helps the radio shack link for the thermal resistor or thermal fuse is the proper name is http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=thermal&origkw=thermal&sr=1
chose the proper temp most are for home use at 128°C (262.4°F) Thermal Protector Fuses

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010

remove top cover; remove pouring tray via large nut in center; disconnect heating element and thermostat; remove tank lid via nuts; unscrew basket sprayhead and nut underneath. remove tank lid ***'y. dump all that water inside tank; along with all the calcium deposits on bottom. refill tank and reassemble. take care in not overtightening the tank lid nuts; as it will squash the gasket.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

mcdevito75 here, Contact Bunn for their recommended cleaning material for your coffee maker, or see any large store that carries coffee makers for their cleaning kits.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jul 11, 2010

mcdevito75 here, Sounds like your coofee maker needs cleaning, Water will leave depositi that have to be cleaned out once in a while, refer to owners manual on cleaning your machine.

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

Try running a quarter-pot 50/50 solution of white vinegar and cold water through to clean out calcium deposits in the pump system. Use a clean filter to catch the pumped debris. When pumped through, let cool somewhat, and reuse the cold mixture again twice more. Pour out the vinegar solution and run several cold water loads through to wash out the taste. Hope this helps!

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on May 24, 2010

hello, The problem could be the thermostat of the coffee maker or the plug of the coffee maker. Ensure that the plug is well fitted to the main socket, and if it is the thremostat, you replace it. NOTES- you have to open the coffee... GOODLUCK

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on May 20, 2010

I always use CLR to clean my coffee maker. You don't need much more than 1/4 cup and mix with 8 cups of water and brew it like you would make a pot of coffee, then dump it out and run 2-3 more pots of just water, that should work fine. Also, run vinegar thru the machine once in awhile to help keep it clean

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

If you are getting build up I would recommend using vinegar or descaf first. Most likely after a couple of runs it will clear out the issue. Using CLR is a bit strong and can eat up your lines and it is better not to have the risk of chemical residue in your drinking water system.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

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