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Old 12-19-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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I'm going to kill my coffee maker...

... unless someone can tell me how to disconnect the alarm!

I have the circuit board out. Now what?

Anyone?
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:08 AM   #2
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I have found this can generally be fixed with a hammer and a new coffeemaker....



Not exactly the world's most helpful answer but, sadly, the only one that's ever worked for me. It's a two step application:

1. smash offending piece of machinery with hammer

2. buy a new one

Stamping salt into the ground so nothing will ever grow there again is optional and works best in the case of outdoor equipment.

Okay, now somebody who knows what they're talking about has to help us out here. :-)
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:28 AM   #3
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While all that sounds VERY tempting, I just bought this little sucker, and it cost me about $50 bucks, so I'm just not ready to give up.

I could just return it, too, but I'm too lazy.
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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That's the thing -- you get one that costs a lot and that solution loses its appeal.

Mr. Spart blew out our last one and purchased one for about $10.00 that belongs on the Isle of Misfit Appliances. It is built so that it is at a height from the counter that makes it impossible to get the right angle to fill without spilling (unless you're LeBron James or somebody). You are practically trying to pour up. In an additional related feature, the carafe has a broad spout that virtually guarantees that the water and the finished coffee go cascading in a sheet all over everything unless poured just so.

(Mr. Spart will explain, MacGyer-like: "What you have to do here is...." It never has occurred to him in all the years I have known him that "what you have to do here" is just get one that DOES work, whether it's a coffee maker or a car.)

I wouldn't mind all this if it made fantastic coffee, but it doesn't.

The saddest part is that this sloppy, awkwardly constructed little $10 coffeemaker will never, ever break. Never.

But if I buy a $50 one, I will be combing hell for the (choose one: lost, thrown out) warranty and receipt before the week's out.
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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an alarm on a coffee maker??
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Old 12-19-2004, 02:34 PM   #6
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They won't honor a warranty if she's got the circuit board out of it! It has to be virginal.

Don't get a $20 mr coffee either, the door doesnt close right, and sometimes it swings right out inthe middle of coffeemaking.

There are some good coffeemaker threads on here, you gotta do a search.
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Old 12-19-2004, 02:42 PM   #7
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aaaarrrrrooooooooo! grrrrrrr! grrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRR!
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Old 12-19-2004, 02:44 PM   #8
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senseo all the way! woo hoo!
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:21 PM   #9
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coffee makers? pfft.

french press, people! french press!

cheap, easy, clean, economical, awesome ... just like ...nevermind
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Does it make great coffee with little effort?

If so, I'm all over it.
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:38 PM   #11
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Does it make great coffee with little effort?

If so, I'm all over it.

ehhhh.....let's say 'minimal' effort. it is a bit easier that the old stove/filter - whatever that was called contraption- way. and a bit more time consuming than the coffee maker way because you have to do an inbetween step.

with the french press, you boil the water first, pour it in the french press with the coffee grounds, then wait however long you want to brew it (maybe 5-6 min). wah lah! you are done. it is especially good for making smaller servings if you are making coffee for only 1 or 2 people - and you don't have nasty brown stained plastic residue nasties.

on the otherhand, if you are making coffee for a dinner party or a large breakfast - fork out the $150 and get the Mr. Coffee -or whatever brand- gorgeous thermal carrafe (sp?) of majestic chrome plated brilliance and live it up in delicious style!
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:44 PM   #12
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yes.
and you can go on line an obtain a 20 dollar rebate that comes in record time.
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