Machines work day in and day out. So does your coffee maker. Machines may not get tired as easily as humans but they do get tired and broken down at times. We know that you take a lot of work out of your drip coffee maker and so it may fall through after a certain number of uses. You must note that this is a common issue. A way to tackle such breakdowns is troubleshooting. It is not a mighty task and can be carried out by the users themselves. A proper guidance is given in this write-up. So let us see how you can troubleshoot your drip coffee maker.
Troubleshooting Your Drip Coffee Maker 101
Before you proceed with doing something about it
It is pertinent to identify the malfunction that occurred in your drip coffee maker. We will discuss the common issues faced by the users in detail. Before moving ahead, we would like you to ensure that you have safely removed the plug of your device from the supply mains. This is to keep potential shock hazards at bay. Also, make sure that the reservoir is empty.
- When the device does not heat up
This problem likely arises due to a dysfunctional heating element or an issue with the internal wiring of the coffee maker. We do not recommend that you unscrew the parts of your drip coffee maker when this particular problem arises as parts are hard to find. However, if you are a trained with electrical devices, you may proceed to attempt repairs but at your own risk.
The only measure that can be safely taken is to replace the device all together.
- Disproportionate output from the machine
Many of the drip coffee makers have options to control the quantity of coffee obtained at the output. This is done to ensure that users can brew coffee according to the containers they store it in. The problem of disproportionate output can be rectified by going through the configurations once again. Another way is to check the quantity of water in the container. It is recommended that you keep the manual handy for proper settings.
- Water-flow blockage
This is a very common issue. The indication of the blockage is when very little quantity of water can flow through the device. The cause of occurrence is clogging of the aluminium tubes.
To rectify this issue, run the device without the filter and vinegar in the tank. If a single run does not clear up the blockage, go on to repeat the procedure until the desired result is obtained.
- Weird taste
Coffee can lose its flavour due to introduction of impurities in the process of brewing. We recommend that you clean your coffee maker occasionally to avoid unnecessary impurity deposits.
However, a faulty brewing procedure may also lead to a weird tasting coffee. Ensure that the coffee is handled properly throughout the process.
Now that you know the common issues, you will be able to take care of your drip coffee maker better. Happy brewing!