KitchenAid coffee maker troubleshooting

The possibility of any hitch of a coffee maker must be revealed as soon as possible. The system of automatic diagnostics installed in some models of coffee makers provides a great help. Such machines are fit with sensors, indicators and special devices, which serve for notification of owners. Our troubleshooting table with error codes for KitchenAid coffee makers below will help you to understand these notifications.

KitchenAid 4KPES100 coffee maker troubleshooting

The KitchenAid 4KPES100 coffee maker belongs to the PRO LINE series. Although the model has been designed for household use, its quality is close to commercial models, according to the manufacturer. The PRO LINE espresso machines feature double boilers and separate stations for brewing and frothing.

PROBLEMSOLUTION
• If the power on indicator remains off and the boilers fail to heat when the On/Off Power Switch is pressed:Check to see if the espresso machine is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet. If it is, unplug the espresso machine, plug it back into the same outlet, and press the On/Off Power Switch. If the espresso machine still does not operate, check the fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit the espresso machine is connected to and make certain the circuit is closed.
• If coffee does not flow from the portafilter, the…– water reservoir may be empty, or the brewing boiler may not be filled
– reservoir siphon hose may be kinked or improperly placed
– shower screen may require cleaning
– espresso machine may need to be descaled
– coffee may be too finely ground
– coffee may be too firmly tamped
• If the water pump is noisy, the…– water reservoir may be empty
– reservoir siphon hoses may be kinked or improperly placed
– boilers may not be filled
• If water leaks from the portafilter…– the portafilter may not be properly attached to the brew head
– coffee grinds may be clinging to rim of portafilter or brew head gasket
– the brew head gasket may be dirty or worn
• If little steam or froth is being produced, the…– frothing boiler may not be at operating temperature
– Steam Dial may not be completely open
– frothing nozzle may need to be cleaned
– water reservoir may be empty, or the frothing boiler may not be filled

KitchenAid KCM0812 coffee maker troubleshooting

KCM0812 is a siphon coffee maker manufactured by the Whirlpool-owned U.S. brand KitchenAid. Siphon coffee brewing, sometimes called “vacuum” brewing, is the key feature of this model. This technique involves using vapor pressure for making the water move from the carafe into an upper brewing reservoir.

PROBLEMSOLUTION
If the LED light is not illuminated:Check to see whether the Siphon Coffee Brewer is plugged into a grounded 3-prong outlet. If it is, check the fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit the Coffee Brewer is connected to and make sure the circuit is closed.
If water does not flow up into the brew unit from the carafe...• Check water was added to carafe.
• Check the On/Off switch is turned in the on position with LED illuminated.
• Check the power cord is plugged in.
• Check the brew unit is properly seated to the carafe and the brew unit handle aligns with the carafe handle.
If coffee grounds found in carafe...• Check that the coffee filter is locked into place.
If coffee does not drop from the brew unit into the carafe...• Check grind size. Maybe too fine which can clog the filter.
• Check the brew unit is properly seated to the carafe and the brew unit handle aligns with the carafe handle.
If during brewing, coffee leaks out of the top of the brew unit...• Be certain not to overfill the carafe. Make sure not to fill past the “8 cups/max” line.
• Do not reboil a pot of previously brewed coffee. Reboiling the coffee can cause the brew unit to overflow.

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