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Date: 05 Apr 2007 07:18:53
From: Rob
Subject: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
I have had this maker for 3 years now; got some great cups of coffee
(using Cafe Britt Dark Roast) and quick, too. But lately it brews
some then stops or does not brew at all. Sometimes plugging and
unplugging has helped, but it is all but useless now. If someone can
clue me in to what to look at, I'd give a shot fixing it, or if there
is a group that might be more knowledgeable about this type of thing,
would appreciate the info. The unit is clean as far as I can see,
seems like a sensor or electronic problem.

Otherwise, what makers are known good brewers, fast and up to
temperature? I'd like to spend no more than $100. I see Melitta has
a newer more expensive version of the fast brew, but I'm wary of its
reliability.





 
Date: 10 Apr 2007 07:02:50
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
This supplier has a $15 minumum order and I don't see anything else I
need from him to justify getting this .69 part. Can anyone suggest an
alternative way to get this part? I'm in the DC area.

On Apr 5, 10:18 am, "Rob" <bidd...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> I have had this maker for 3 years now; got some great cups of coffee
> (using Cafe Britt Dark Roast) and quick, too. But lately it brews
> some then stops or does not brew at all. Sometimes plugging and
> unplugging has helped, but it is all but useless now. If someone can
> clue me in to what to look at, I'd give a shot fixing it, or if there
> is a group that might be more knowledgeable about this type of thing,
> would appreciate the info. The unit is clean as far as I can see,
> seems like a sensor or electronic problem.
>
> Otherwise, what makers are known good brewers, fast and up to
> temperature? I'd like to spend no more than $100. I see Melitta has
> a newer more expensive version of the fast brew, but I'm wary of its
> reliability.




 
Date: 08 Apr 2007 18:14:42
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
Rob wrote:
> I found a suitable replacement here:
>
> http://www.electronicsurplus.com/ccp74744-thermal-cutout-white315--350deg...

The model number of the OEM switch suggests that it opens around 295F,
whereas this one is rated at 350F. Be careful ...


Felix



 
Date: 07 Apr 2007 08:55:20
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
I decided to go ahead and take the thing apart. There is a
thermostatic switch 36TMH01 L145-15C that is most likely the culprit.
I think it occasionally remains open (it should return to its normally
closed position after the pot cools down). Since re-assembly and
handling it, the pot is working fine, next time it goes haywire I'll
confirm this suspicion and replace it. I found a suitable replacement
here:

http://www.electronicsurplus.com/ccp74744-thermal-cutout-white315--350deg-f---0-625inchod-t-36tmh01-10539-l315-50f-4295.htm



On Apr 5, 7:18 am, "Rob" <bidd...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> I have had this maker for 3 years now; got some great cups of coffee
> (using Cafe Britt Dark Roast) and quick, too. But lately it brews
> some then stops or does not brew at all. Sometimes plugging and
> unplugging has helped, but it is all but useless now. If someone can
> clue me in to what to look at, I'd give a shot fixing it, or if there
> is a group that might be more knowledgeable about this type of thing,
> would appreciate the info. The unit is clean as far as I can see,
> seems like a sensor or electronic problem.
>
> Otherwise, what makers are known good brewers, fast and up to
> temperature? I'd like to spend no more than $100. I see Melitta has
> a newer more expensive version of the fast brew, but I'm wary of its
> reliability.




 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 10:49:52
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
Melitta does not sell parts for these. Looks like a Bunn is in my
future...

daveb wrote:
> The thermostat is bad. and may be replaceable.
>
> 3 years is about right for this class of machine.
>
> dave
>
> saeco / Gaggia service SE



 
Date: 05 Apr 2007 10:31:31
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior
I've got an email into melitta to see if I can get an original
replacement thermostat. I'd rather not get something generic, in case
it doesn't perform as well. If this doesn't work, a BUNN for sure,
thanks for the help.

Rob wrote:
> I have had this maker for 3 years now; got some great cups of coffee
> (using Cafe Britt Dark Roast) and quick, too. But lately it brews
> some then stops or does not brew at all. Sometimes plugging and
> unplugging has helped, but it is all but useless now. If someone can
> clue me in to what to look at, I'd give a shot fixing it, or if there
> is a group that might be more knowledgeable about this type of thing,
> would appreciate the info. The unit is clean as far as I can see,
> seems like a sensor or electronic problem.
>
> Otherwise, what makers are known good brewers, fast and up to
> temperature? I'd like to spend no more than $100. I see Melitta has
> a newer more expensive version of the fast brew, but I'm wary of its
> reliability.



 
Date: 05 Apr 2007 10:08:21
From: Roger Shoaf
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior

"Rob" <biddy67@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1175782733.842146.99510@n76g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
> Otherwise, what makers are known good brewers, fast and up to
> temperature? I'd like to spend no more than $100. I see Melitta has
> a newer more expensive version of the fast brew, but I'm wary of its
> reliability.
>

While it might be a couple of bucks more than $100, I can recommend the Bunn
machines. Extremely well built, and the last and last. Parts are also
available if needed.

There is not much difference between the home models and the commercial
models other than size and the case being made from plastic vs. stainless.

--

Roger Shoaf

About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
they come up with this striped stuff.




 
Date: 05 Apr 2007 07:47:13
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Melitta MEFB2W "Fast Brew" Erratic Behavior


The thermostat is bad. and may be replaceable.

3 years is about right for this class of machine.

dave

saeco / Gaggia service SE