My year-old coffeemaker no longer gives me a hot cup of coffee. Is it worth the trouble to replace the heating element? Can the heating element be replaced?
By dotzz24 from Johnson, NY
By Louise B.04/23/2009
It may be that this coffeepot is still on warranty, and you may be able to get it replaced from the manufacturer. My mother-in-law had hers replaced twice, free of charge, as the replacement one didn't last long either. Third one was the charm! Anyway, if you still have the info, box, directions, and so on, check it out.
By LEONA LABINE04/22/2009
It is sad that we live in a throw away world, but a new coffee maker is probably cheaper than fixing it.
By vickie guy04/19/2009
I'd get a new one!
I think you will find that it will cost too much to replace your coffee maker, if you can get parts at all. I would suggest that if you find yourself replacing it choose a stove top percolator and thermal carafe at walmart. The thermal carafe needs to have a glass insert to work well. You may find that you save a of of money because the coffee maker doesn't need to stay on to keep the coffee warm and the coffee doesn't get really strong and unless you burn out the bottom of the percolator or drop the carafe it will last for as long as you are brewing coffee. In case you are wondering, stove top is wonderful, I wonder how I drank the coffee maker coffee before.
If you decide to buy another coffee maker, why not offer the coffee pot and filter holder on freecycle and put the rest in recycling? You might be surprised that someone could be looking for just that part of a coffee maker. I am a firm believer in freecycling here in Georgia.
We live in a throw away society. Our repairman tells me it's far cheaper to just get a new one.
By kathleen williams04/18/2009
http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-small-appliances3.htm.lot of info there, good luck.
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