The coffee maker has quickly become one of the essential household appliances in many people’s homes. If you wake up one day to find your coffee maker broken, here are some of the steps that you can take to repair the coffee maker.
Visual check. Begin by undertaking a visual or ocular examination of the body of the coffeemaker. Check the parts and the shell or case of the coffeemaker. If there are cracks, water can leak from the water reservoir. In this case, all you may need to do is to use glue to seal the cracks. If there are wires that have been chewed through by rodents, you may need to replace the wires. Sometimes, the buttons and the plugs will need to be replaced. Or, the thermometers, the thermostats, timers, and switches will sometimes need to be replaced.
Replacement and repairs. If you find broken parts or features of the coffee maker from the visual inspection alone, get ready to purchase spare items and to install these in the coffee maker as replacements for the broken parts. Afterwards, fill the coffee maker with about fifty percent water and then turn on the plug. If the machine starts to work again, you no longer have to disassemble the interior of the coffee maker. If the machine still does not work, proceed to checking the thermal fuse.
Thermal fuse. To check the thermal fuse, you will need to turn over the machine so that you can unscrew the case. Make sure that you have emptied the water reservoir and that you have removed the carafe when you remove the case. Inside, look at the control center for the coffeemaker. Make sure that there are no dirt and broken parts, and the wires are all intact and working.
Heaters. Next, check the heating elements in the coffeemaker. These include the thermostat and the timers, as well as the switches for the heating panels in the coffee maker. Use a multi-meter to test whether these parts all work. If a part does not work, find a replacement for it.
Replacement vs. repairs. As you disassemble the coffeemaker and discover which parts are defective, you will need to determine whether you should replace the broken parts of the coffeemaker or simply replace the entire coffeemaker. As a general rule, you should balance the over-all cost of repairs with the cost f getting a new coffeemaker. If the cost of repair is over half the cost of getting a new coffee maker, you should think carefully and consider simply getting a new machine.
Warranty. Also, you should also check the warranty for the coffeemaker. A good coffeemaker will have a one-year warranty. If the device malfunctions during this time, it is best to send the coffeemaker to the manufacture for a repair covered by the warranty. If the warranty has already expired and you cannot find replacement parts for the coffee maker, you can also contact the manufacture for supplies.
Make sure that the coffee maker is unplugged from the electrical supply when you repair and disassemble the machine. With these steps, you should be able to diagnose and fix your coffee maker.