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Topic: Cory Stainless Steel Electric Vac Pot (6 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Laura Micucci
Hello All,
I recently aquired one of these and I am having a hard time getting it to
brew coffee.  I am grinding coarse enough I believe (at least the grind
works on my glass non-electric pot).  The gasket is in very good shape as
well.  I plug the pot in and I can hear it get hot, the coffee starts to
rise and then I can hear the pot shut off.  The coffee never comes all the
way up into the upper pot.  It just stalls.  I would say only about 1/3
rises north.
Any ideas?
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Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

2) From: Brett Mason
Can you try it on the stove, to see if the heating element is the problem?
Brett
On 2/10/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Laura Micucci
The heating element is attached to the bottom.  It is the bottom 1/3 of the
lower globe and it doesn't come off.  :o(
On 2/10/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

4) From: Brett Mason
hmmmm - I think that's where the problem is, Bbut I don't know the fix....
Maybe Ray, Aaron or Eddie can chime in with some thoughts...
On 2/10/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

5) From: raymanowen
The hair on back of my neck felt funny. Somebody has used my name in vain...
I'm not guilty of harboring any knowledge. Thirty years ago, I knew nothing.
Now I know 10X as much...
You might try filling the lower globe with water already heated to boiling.
If the thermostat just doesn't like heat, it won't allow enough heat to do
much more than what's happening now.
If it still fails to complete a brew with the bottom prefilled with boiling
water, just fill the bottom 1/3 full with boiling water. Play with this a
little, but if you pour the remaining 2/3 boiling pot directly into the top,
the grounds won't know where the hot water came from. The pot will boil up
the 1/3 from the south, fill with steam vapor as usual, turn off, the steam
vapor will condense as usual and draw the entire brew down south.
I think.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
It could work almost normally.
On 2/10/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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6) From: Angelo
  It seems like it's either the thermostat not working (set too low), 
or the gasket allowing some air in.
I would just let water heat up in the bottom half until the heater 
shuts off and then check the temp to see if it's hot enough (not sure 
exactly what that should be, but I've seen water rise up in other 
pots at about 180F. Others chime in here)
If the water is sufficiently hot to climb in a working pot, then it 
is probably the seal between gasket and pot..Make sure it's tight. 
The gasket may look good, but it's the fit that counts...
That's all I can think of right now...
A+
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