Hamilton Beach 48464 Troubleshooting
Unit will not turn on
No matter what I do, I can't get the Brew Station to turn on.
Faulty power cord
The power cord may be damaged. Check to make sure that the cord is not torn in any way. If damage is done to the cord, you must replace it.
Make sure that the cord is plugged into a working outlet that has not experienced an outage. If you are unsure if the outlet has power, check the voltage in the outlet.
Coffee is not brewing
I am able to turn the Brew Station on, but it won't brew any coffee.
Mineral deposits from the water may be blocking the flow of coffee into the container. If there is a buildup, you should clean it thoroughly. Clean the coffeemaker following “Care and cleaning: Inside of coffeemaker” in the Uses and Care guide.
Empty water reservoir
Check the water reservoir for contents. If reservoir is empty or below the minimum water line, you must add water.
Coffee keeps leaking out even when I am not using my Brew Station.
Trapped coffee grounds
There may be coffee grounds trapped in the coffee maker causing it to leak out from the dispenser even when the device is turned off. Inspect the coffeemaker, and if you see coffee grounds trapped anywhere inside, clean it following “Care and cleaning: Inside of coffeemaker” in the Uses and Care guide.
Coffee tastes bad
I haven't changed the way I brew my coffee, but now it tastes bad.
Poor water quality
The source of your water may be causing your coffee to have a funny taste. Use different sources of water to test if it does effect the taste of your coffee. The best water to use for coffee is bottled water and water filtered through a filter system.
Incorrect coffee to water ratio
You may have set the coffee to water ratio to a number that doesn't appeal to you. Use trial and error to find the best ratio for your personal preference in strength of coffee.
Coffee grounds are too coarse/fine
Your coffee grounds may be ground either too coarsely or too fine. You should set the coffeemaker to Automatic Drip Grind in order to eliminate this problem.
Dirty coffee maker
A dirty coffee maker may be causing your coffee to taste bad. If your coffee has poor taste and none of the above information has solved this problem, you should clean the device following “Care and cleaning: Inside of coffeemaker” in the Uses and Care guide.
CLEAN appears in display
I have never seen it before, but the icon CLEAN appeared on my Brew Station.
If the word CLEAN appears in the display, this is a reminder that enough time has elapsed since the last cleaning and it needs to be cleaned again following “Care and cleaning: Inside of coffeemaker” in the Uses and Care guide.
Coffee brews slowly
Recently my Brew Station has been taking longer to brew my coffee.
Coffeemaker is in a wrong mode
If the coffeemaker is in a wrong mode, it may cause the system to brew very slowly. Possible modes that create slow brew times is 1 - 4 CUPS or BOLD modes. If the coffeemaker is in either of these modes, press the BREW MODE button until no lights appear.
Coffeemaker needs cleaning
Cleaning the coffeemaker may increase brew speed. To maintain maximum speed and performance, you should clean the device every 30 days. Follow “Care and cleaning: Inside of coffeemaker” in the Uses and Care guide.
Coffee overflows basket
Coffee started to come over the top of the basket and leaking out of the device.
Incorrect amount of coffee grounds
If too many coffee grounds are in the filter, it may cause the coffee maker to overflow the basket. You should generally stick to using 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per each 6 ounces of water. Depending on your preference, only slightly alter this ratio to increase or decrease strength.
Bad paper filters
If your filters are of poor quality, this may cause your coffee to overflow. Make sure to use a brand that is well known and trusted. Also, there can be an overflow if you use the wrong sized filters or layer too many on top of each other. Make sure that you use only one filter per brew, and make sure that you use a filter labeled 8 to 12 cups.
Coffee is cold when dispensed
I used my Brew Station and it came out cold. It has never brewed cold coffee before.
Coffeemaker has shut off
If your coffee is cold or colder than usual when it is dispensed, make sure that the coffee maker is still on. If it is off, you should turn it on and make a new brew. Also, you could reheat the cold coffee. See “TO REHEAT COFFEE” instructions, or brew new cycle.
Selected Keep Warm Hours have elapsed
The coffee may not stay warm after being brewed if the Keep Warm Hours set time is up. If this is the case, you should adjust the time to make sure that the heater stays warm for the whole time you need it to.