Coffee pot does not turn off - just replaced the thermostat.

I have an 8-cup Farberware coffee percolator (FCP280) that stopped heating properly (it would not get hot enough and made tea-colored coffee). I replaced the thermostat with a ceramic thermostat for coffee makers that is supposed to turn on at 131 degrees and off at 145 degrees. I tested it with just water and with coffee and it percolated for 15 minutes at which time I unplugged it. Also, I checked the temperature of the coffee and it was 200 degrees.

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@vineandvalley double check your wiring and make sure it is properly routed. Sounds like your thermostat is at fault here. I'd check the data sheet for the thermostat and see when it cuts on-off and what contacts will have to be connected for that to happen.

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It didn't come with a data sheet, but I will see if I can find one online. Thanks!

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I'm out of my element looking for data sheets. However, this is what I know about the thermostat:

"Ceramic thermostat 145 degree, used in many coffeemakers. Rated 10amp, 250v. Temperature rise off at 145 degrees temperature, temperature fall on at 131 degrees."

Is is possible to install this in the reverse? There is nothing that indicates that one terminal is different from the other.

http://www.goodmans.net/i/4868/ceramic-t...

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Not really because it is a simple switch that opens and close its contacts according to the temp. Of course you can always try to reverse the wiring. The concern here is that it went all the way to 200 degrees....

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That's my understanding of this type of switch, too. I'm perplexed. I bought two thermostats to have a back up and the second one operates the same way.

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@vineandvalley Kelly, any chance you can post some images of what you got going on with your percolator. Just add those to your original question. Use this guide Adding images to an existing question to add those. I am interested to see where the thermostat sits and how it is mounted. I believe that the thermal side is just getting pushed against the "boiler" case with a spring clip. I was wondering if may be your replacement thermostat does not properly sit against the case for a proper reading. I'd try to use a Farberware replacement thermostat like this and a bit more expensive on here.

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I will get a picture up, but might take me a few days since I'm headed into the work week. Yes, the thermostat sits against the bottom of the pot. I'll look at the two surfaces. The Farberware replacement is not available on a lot of sites, which is why I went with the Univen part. Thanks for looking up some vendors. I dislike the idea of paying $10+shipping for a part that should cost $2-5, though. :( Pesky percolator.

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I hate it as well. Just thinking if it does not sit snug against the urn it may not read the temp right.....have a great week

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relay switch inside the maker itself

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I'm going to check, but I think there is only the thermostat, heating coil, and connecting wires. I'm not sure what you mean by relay switch inside the maker.

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@jebus there is no relay in this percolator.

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