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Black & Decker TCM700 Coffee Maker problem

I just bought a Black & Decker TCM700 Coffee Maker, and it worked fine for 2 weeks. Now, the lights & digital readout work, but it will not heat the water either on "Brew" or "Auto-On". Q: How can I diagnose the problem & fix it? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    lasted 2 wks now it won't heat.



  • John Rambo Apr 28, 2008

    Sometimes there are no thermal resistors (thermal fuses) just the cutoff switch. Make sure there is contact between the switch and the outside of the heating tube. There should be some di-electric grease or heat sink grease in between where they contact each other. That small amount of grease helps in heat transfer.



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The concept still applies. the heating element is usually dual functional. heating the water then keeping the plate warm.

Posted on Mar 11, 2007

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    the link is to a picture of the thermal cutoffs connecting to the heating element.

    On the thermal cutoff in very small print will be the rating.

    Goodmans is very inexpensive. You can get several delivered to you for less than $5. I know, I've done it.

    Here is the link




This is a thermal carafe, thus it does not have a heating plate!!!!!

Posted on Feb 17, 2007



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All coffe makers have a thermal cutoff fuse located on the bottom heating plate. It is usually in series with one of the leads to the actual heater. This should read "short" with an ohm meter. If it is "open" it needs replacement. They are rated in Degrees celsius, and are sometimes difficult to find. Black and Decker may be able to send you one.

Posted on Mar 16, 2006

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SOURCE: On but won't brew

The heating element may have failed or a connection has worked loose. Chances are slim you'd find anyone even willing to look at one of these. It would cost more to repair than replace.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010


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SOURCE: Black and Decker DCM2160BC 12

Trash it. The thrift shops and 2nd hand stores are FULL of B&D coffee makers. You can get one that works for $5-15. New at Walmart for $12.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011


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SOURCE: my black and decker coffee maker will not turn on to brew coffee

All coffee-makers are provided with a thermal fuse located near the heating element and in series with the element itself.

This device is bullet-shaped with one lead connected to the case, the other insulated from it.

If there was no protection of this kind, it could lead to a fire if the heating element fails to get turned off when reaching its design temperature and nearly impossible to buy as a replacement part.

These are not user replaceable and both the thermal fuse and the bimetal switch that controls the current for the heating element have become increasingly less reliable as they are made in China and since we have little alternative, we have to either keep track of our warranty or just throw it away when it fails.

The fuses can fail at any time and I have brought back three coffee-makers in a five day period, all with the same failure, before giving up and getting a refund.

Another type of failure, namely of the bimetal switch occurs over time and reveals itself by the ever-longer brew time that is unaffected by dissolving the lime in the system.

The heat sensitive metal switch part becomes gradually less responsive causing the machine to just cough instead of pump as when new.

The last one I tossed had reached 40+ minutes per pot.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011

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