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What happens if I accidentally run percolator wo water?

what happens if I accidently run percolator wo water?

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I accidentally ran my machine without water. Is it repairable or shot?

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The result is a burned out heating element. If you have some technical skills and parts access it should not be a tough fix. I could not locate the parts needed. Thus, I ended up scrapping the old percolator saving all removable parts and bought a second hand Farberware on Ebay for about $30. That price was a lot cheaper than the time needed to chase the parts and make the fix. I love this percolator and use it every day, but I now make certain that I do not plug it in until I have put water into it.

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1. No coffee

2. Basically nothing. Ever noticed that if it is left plugged in and gets cold it starts to re-perk? The thermostat shuts it off once it gets to hot, just like it does when you run out of coffee.

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Not true! I just did this by accident (i.e., tried to make coffee and forgot to add the water) and my Faberware percolator had a burning smell about 3-5 minutes into it, so I immediately unplugged the machine, having realized that I forgot to add water, and let it cool down, but unfotunately the coffee maker no longer works :(

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I don't know about the newer ones. Maybe they aren't built as well. Mine lasted about 40 years and ran dry many, many times with no problems.

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It will ruin your coffee maker! :(

I just did this by accident (i.e., tried to make coffee and forgot to add the water) and my Faberware percolator had a burning smell about 3-5 minutes into it, so I immediately unplugged the machine, having realized that I forgot to add water, and let it cool down, but unfortunately the coffee maker no longer works so I just threw it away :(

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1 of 2 things most likely.

either nothing happens and it gets hot, or possible much more likely it would burn up and start to malfunction or stop working entirely

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Possibly has a high limit switch that opens circuit so no more heat. Could be able to re-set or need replacement depending on design.

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I did the same dumb thing by running my Chinese-made Farberware brand FCP240 percolator without water. In no time, I found that I had damaged it and now it won’t heat. I suspect the element has burned out because no water was in the pot. How do I replace the element? These things should not be disposable, they ought to be repairable.

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There maybe a thermal switch that lets go. So that there is no fire. Now try to find a replacement maybe a job.

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I just plugged in my 6 months old Farberware percolator with no water and smelled it burning within 2 minutes. I’ve let it cool and it still WON’T work. Happy Thanksgiving without my morning coffee! LOL! I’m calling Farberware and asking for a replacement.

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