Bunn coffee maker

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Old 04-20-13, 04:38 PM
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Bunn coffee maker

Have a Bunn coffee make, full of lime. Tried white vinegar, no luck. This is a later model. On the old models you could take apart and soak with vinegar, like new. Now they are sealed with some kind of caulk. Can,t get it apart. Tried heat, caulk would not release. Any ideas how to get the top off? TIA jps
 
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Old 04-20-13, 04:41 PM
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Historically Bunn made good machines.
Can you leave model number and I'll see if I can locate some info for you.
 
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Old 04-20-13, 04:59 PM
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Model # GRX. Thanks for the reply!!! jps
 
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I have had sucess in the past with a product called dip it. Seems that it is not readily available in stores anymore but can still be found on the internet.
Also CLR will do the job - follow directions.
 
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Old 04-22-13, 05:59 PM
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Bunn GRX manual
In the above link is the owners manual.

I'm trying to find the parts break down to see if the boiler can be opened.
 

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Old 04-28-13, 11:31 AM
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Hey TJ, our Bunn has a white adhesive gluing it together. Guess Bunn doesn't what us to take it apart. Try some heat on the adhesive, no luck. MAY TRY MORE HEAT. JPS
 
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If you can't get the top off how do you know it's full of lime?

If mine seems slow I run that spring thingie through the tube and make sure the holes in the spray head are open and all is well.

My two cents worth.
 
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Old 04-28-13, 10:04 PM
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Bunn and lime

Yes, I have used the little springy thing many times. I have used Bunn for around 20 years or more. Have had them apart about ever 2-3 years. When it starts to feel a little heavy. Most likly full of lime. Not unusual to get 2-4 cups of lime out. Depends on quality of water. Just hate to use softened water for coffee, not sure if that would be ok health wise. Guess there is no salt if softener is working as it should. jps
 
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Old 04-29-13, 12:20 AM
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Not unusual to get 2-4 cups of lime out.
Cups of lime ??

I never had that kind of problem with mine.
Maybe you need to clean it on a regular schedule.
 
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Yes, you could be right PJ. Water quality effects alot!!! jps
 
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