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Coffee Maker Won't Brew or Short Brew

Coffee Maker Won't Brew 


There are several reasons why your KitchenAid® coffee maker will not brew or brews for a short time.

  • If you forget to add water, the heater will reach end of brew cut-off temperature in less than 1 minute.
    • It will then enter warm keeping mode directly (as if consumer desired to extend warm keeping beyond 2 hours, or warm up a previously brewed pot of coffee).

This is normal operation.

  • Accidentally used “Auto - On” feature:
    • Until preset time is reached, the coffee maker will not brew unless this mode is over-ridden by  selecting the "ON" button.

Short Brew

Check to see if the 1-4 cup feature has been selected if you are brewing a full pot.

  • If the coffee maker has not been cleaned recently, descale to remove calcification.

KCMO402 Single Serve Model only:

Make sure the water tank is fully seated on the brewer.   Press down on the tank to ensure it is firmly in place.

If these suggestions did not help, please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.


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