What Is My Coffee Maker Trying To Tell Me?

What Is My Coffee Maker Trying To Tell Me?

Although we like it when our coffee makers are following orders and doing exactly what we command them to do, have you ever noticed that these appliances do communicate to us? Well, actuallythey do.And by the way, have you ever tried to think for a moment what they might be trying to say? I guess not.

For most people, the first thing you do the moment you wake up in the morning is to command your coffee maker to brew a cup of coffee without taking your time to check whether the machine is in perfect working order. Even after sending multiple alerts about a particular alarming problem, most of us don’t take time to comprehend what exactly our machines are trying to say.

What happens at the end? Most of us get angry, bitter and very disappointed claiming that Amazon or any other physical or online shop actually sold you a defective appliancethat didn’t last for long. In reality, the tragic and painful loss of your coffee maker was caused by something minor that could have been avoided if you understood your machine’s anatomy.

If you’re the kind of person we’re talking about here, this article is for you. To avoid another tragic loss of your precious investment, we will discuss some key signs that reveal our coffee makers are trying to send us a critical message.

My coffee maker brews perfectly but the final coffee tastes awful

If this is the result you’re getting after brewing your coffee, chances are that there’s water build-up in the reservoir. Even if the water leftover is just a few drops, dust and all sort of bacteria can easily accumulate in the area due to its welcoming moist environment. As a result, these impurities will tend to affect the quality and flavor of your brew making it taste awful.

To avoid this, you need to clean the water reservoir thoroughly after every 40 to 80 brews depending on how frequent you brew your coffee. When cleaning the reservoir, remember to unplug the appliance to avoid an electric shock.

My coffee is not hot

In case you discover your morning coffee is not getting hot, simply know that your machine is trying to convey a message. There are several key factors that can cause your brewer not to power up. First, the coffee brewer might be out of power. To fix this, you need to ensure that the brewer is perfectly plugged into a power outlet.

Secondly, there’s a possibility that the machine automatically activated the shutoff feature. If that’s the case, simply brew another pot of coffee or re-heat your already brewed coffee on a stovetop. Thirdly, the problem might be caused by a faulty warming plate. If everything else is working optimally, there’s a high possibility that the warming plate might be defective.

The filter basket is overflowing and really messing up my countertop

Do you always wake up in the morning only to find a messy countertop instead of a pot filled with flavored coffee? Well, I guess your coffee brewer must be trying to pass a message. If this is what you keep seeing every time you try to brew your coffee, there are some problems involved.

First, there’s a high possibility that the filter is not placed correctly. Secondly, the lid may not be closing the filter basket entirely. Thirdly, there’s a high possibility that you placed too much ground coffee on the system. This is very dangerous as it can clog the filter preventing water from passing through thus resulting toan overflow.

If either of the above factors is not the cause, then you must be placing the brewing pot in an incorrect position. Always make sure that the pot is placed at the center of the warming plate to prevent coffee from dripping.

Water is accumulating underneath my coffee brewer

Are you an avid coffee brewer and you’re always seeing continuous paddles of water underneath your coffee maker? This definitely means that something is really wrong with your brewer. First, there’s a high possibility that you’re pouring in excess water on the reservoir. Always check the gauge to ensure that you place the right amount of water enough to brew your required cups of coffee.

If the problem persists, there’s a high possibility the high-temperature tubing at the bottom of the appliance is damaged or maybe the heating coil is leaking. To diagnose these problems, simply open the bottom of your coffee maker to check whether these two components are damaged. In case they are, simply consider replacing them.


Apart from what we’ve already mentioned, there are other multiple signs your coffee maker will send over when there’s a critical problem that needs to be addressed. The next time you see your machine behaving abnormally; don’t rush to your computer to post a negative feedback even before understanding what the problem really is.

Always take your time to master your coffee maker and make sure that you take extra care when operating to avoid messing up with the settings, the programmable features and of course the components. With that said, please feel free to send over your views or your thoughts in the comment section below.


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