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I am having the identical probem, I plug it in, it starts to heat, but no brewing. I have removed the lid and the water pan underneath, and looked into the opening. When heating, the voltage on the main heater is 110 volts. It stars to steam, then the unit switches off.I think that for some reason,it's not allowing the temp. to rise to the boiling point. Anybody have any ideas? I'll check on that one way valve in the meantime.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Sep 21, 2008


There is a thermostat underneath the top of the machine. There are a couple of little screws that you need to undo then you will see a little dial or even a little T on top of a metal box or circuit board. I recommend that you unplug the machine before opening it up. Then just turn the thermostat down - usually counter clockwise. Turn it just a little and put the top back on the machine and let it heat up.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jul 18, 2008


I own a bunn and my brother's business owns 2 of these. The rule of thumb as he was told by the salesman is 2 oz of coffee grinds per 48 oz of water.

Bunn VPR Coffee... | Answered on Jan 24, 2008


google item and error code, if no owners manual try:
https://www.manualslib.com

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Aug 20, 2020


Im assuming you tried it more than once and the tank is full when you start? If your doing manual fill pour over the timer has nothing to do with that. If it's plumbed with a water line, before you start changing your timer for the brew cycle, first try the easy fix which is unscrew the spray head. it's the piece the water comes out to the basket. Take the cleaning spring tool and rotate it as you push it thru the tube you just unscrew the spray head from. As your pushing it thru it has two turns in it . Just rotate and push until you have gone thru the second one and then it's clear to the water tank. Unfortunately this doesn't always get it unplugged. Where the tube goes into the water tank there is silicone hub on the part that's in the tank and it can keep some of the lime buildup from being removed. You will have to take the top off and remove the tube to clean it if that happenes. Dont forget to unplug it first. The other common spot for a restriction is where the water leaves the pan your pouring into. You need to remove the pan to get the spray tube out anyway so look also at the big nut that holds the pan onto the tank.sometimes the hole will plug in the center .

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


test element for failure

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Oct 06, 2019


Couple of ideas.

Your weak coffee could be due to the machine not getting hot enough, which is usually caused by calcium scale buildup on the heating element (the "burner").

Try descaling with a citric-acid based cleaner, such as Dezcal or Durgol.

The second is the coffee your using is a weak blend. Try changing to a different coffee and see if the strength is better.

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Jul 15, 2019


This sounds like the light flickering rather than a faulty connection. You can check for a bad connection by tuning a nearby radio receiver to no station in the AM band. If there is a bad connection causing this you'll hear the sparking (in time with the flickering) on the radio.
Flickering is a common effect seen with neon indicator lights when they age and does not affect the switch function at all, so can be safely ignored.

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on May 02, 2019


The water inlet valve may be stuck open from mineral deposits. You can get rebuild kits for the older ones or just replace the valve?

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on May 01, 2019


If all passages are not plugged up it should flow through with or without heat in the tank.

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Apr 27, 2019


I can only suspect the tank has rusted thru. sadly the do not have replacement tanks that we the consumer can replace . timeto bin it and buy new or different type unit

Bunn Coffee... | Answered on Apr 27, 2019

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