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Various Reasons in Why is My Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker Leaking
There are different models of Hamilton Beach coffee makers. It includes single-serve to many more cups making of the coffee maker. The average life of a coffee maker is about five years according to the user experience. But as it a machine any fault can occur in it during working time. Many problems can come across. These problems include leaking of the machine too.
If your coffee maker is leaking, you must troubleshoot the problem first. You must find at which place it is leaking. For this purpose, you should examine the coffee maker from all sides including inside and outside so that you can clearly know its reason for leakage. It is almost made up of plastic. It contains a water tank, brewer, filter, valve, and spring. A small pipe that transports water from the water tank to the coffee. These are parts of coffee makers that can be the reason for leakage.
Trouble Shooting Guide
First, you notice that what is leaking. It’s water or coffee. Then move towards the solution of that particular problem. If you notice leakage of water. This may be due to some reasons.
Minerals buildup in the tank is also a problem. Take the tank, keep it in the kitchen sank and move its upside down and push on the tank dispensing valve present at bottom of the tank. Now flush it for almost 30 seconds
If the water tank is overfilled it causes leaking of water. Water overflows as you switch on the coffee maker. In order to solve this problem, you must take out the water tank and remove extra water. Then reinstall the water tank and start making your coffee without leakage.
Sometimes Hamilton beach coffee maker stops pumping water. It is due to clogs in the tube. Pipe using for transportation of water from the water tank to the coffee can cause leakage. Check out how that water pipe is leaking. Clogs come in that tube that doesn’t allow water to move. So water has to go somewhere and it starts leaking. If dispensing of coffee maker is slower it also due to clogs and clogs caused the leakage.
Remove the clog using vinegar. you should take plain white vinegar almost two tablespoons, and put them into the water reservoir tank. Switch the coffee maker and press the button on. It will start brewing. Keep it brewing for almost thirty seconds. In this time, the vinegar will reach all the components and leave it for 30 minutes. It will work on descaling and all the clogs will be removed. It will work well.
Sometimes you observe leakage of the water tank. If there is a crack in the water tank. You will notice the leaking of the coffee maker. You should take out the water tank and fix that leaking and start making your coffee and enjoy your morning routine.
If the spring in your coffee maker is not working right and it is compressed, it can cause leakage. The spring valve can be cracked or it may have contaminated or sometimes have rinse that doesn’t let it press easily so it doesn’t close the valve completely. When the valve will not be closed it will cause leaking.
If the silicon valve is not working fine. It may have anything under it or it may be rubbed. This can cause problems and leaking of the coffee maker.
If there is a buildup of minerals at the seal or coffee ground at the seal. Due to this, the seal will not close well and leaking will take place. If you find this problem, you must take the test of your water. Your water may contain a lot of minerals that build upon the seal and it also affects the taste of coffee. So clean the minerals to stop leaking of the coffee maker.
Cleaning of the Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker
If you are facing many problems like coffee maker is not clean. it has mineral buildup or coffee ground remains inside it. Or it has a lot of contamination or rinses inside it, you should clean the coffee maker. In order to clean the coffee maker, you should take plain white vinegar almost two tablespoons, and put them into the water reservoir tank. Switch the coffee maker and press the button on it. It will start brewing. Keep it brewing for almost thirty seconds. In this time, the vinegar will reach all the components and leave it for 30 minutes. It will work on descaling the components of the coffee maker. Then clean the coffee maker and start using it, it will be clean and clear and all the contaminants will be removed.
Determining the Problem
In order to find the problem, you have to open the coffee maker and remove all the components and separate them. It depends on the problem that what kind of problem you are facing.
Find a place where you can put the coffee maker and open its parts easily. Now remove the screws that are present at the bottom. 6 – 8 small screws are present on the bottom side. Take a small screwdriver, and remove all the screws. Keep them aside, don’t let them lose so that you can use them again. Now remove the bottom cover. Check the leakage from the bottom. You can use the small sharp torch to find out the problem if you can’t do it in normal light. If the tube has clogged. you will see the leakage from the bottom. If the tank has cracked, you will check that water will b coming. If the filter is not working well then the coffee will be leaking.
You can also remove side covers. Remove the screws of the side covers, In order to remove the cover use a Tri-wing screwdriver. After removing keep them aside and check the problem. As it is all made up of plastic, remove all the things gently so that you can prevent further damage. After removing the cover, you can check the filter and all other parts. Remove the spring check the filter, check the valve.
Thoroughly clean all the parts, inside the screen areas ruins and contaminations. Clean its washer completely so that nothing can seal from it