Introduction

Removing the heating element may be necessary if the coffee maker is not keeping the coffee warm. Always unplug your device before beginning any repair.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the carafe (coffee pot) from the coffee maker.
  • Remove the carafe (coffee pot) from the coffee maker.

  • Turn the Braun Aromaster KF 440 upside down so the base is exposed.

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Locate the nut at the center of the base and unscrew it with a pair of basic pliers.
  • Locate the nut at the center of the base and unscrew it with a pair of basic pliers.

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Gently lift the cover away from the bottom of the coffee maker and remove it.
  • Gently lift the cover away from the bottom of the coffee maker and remove it.

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Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.) Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.)
  • Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.)

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Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the second one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.) Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the second one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.)
  • Using the larger plastic opening tool, gently push the tubing off of the second one-way valve. (If the tubing is being stubborn and won't come off, run the metal spudger around the inside of the tubing to free it up.)

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Looking at bottom of the coffee maker, locate the two gray wires attached to the circuit board.
  • Looking at bottom of the coffee maker, locate the two gray wires attached to the circuit board.

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Remove each wire by gripping with pliers and then gently pulling straight up. If you're having a hard time getting the wires off, gently wiggle the wire end back and forth with the pliers while keeping sufficient downward force on the circuit board with your finger. The wire should pop off easily. If you're having a hard time getting the wires off, gently wiggle the wire end back and forth with the pliers while keeping sufficient downward force on the circuit board with your finger. The wire should pop off easily.
  • Remove each wire by gripping with pliers and then gently pulling straight up.

  • If you're having a hard time getting the wires off, gently wiggle the wire end back and forth with the pliers while keeping sufficient downward force on the circuit board with your finger. The wire should pop off easily.

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Locate the second set of attached wires, which are connected to the on/off switch.
  • Locate the second set of attached wires, which are connected to the on/off switch.

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Notice that there are 4 wires to remove. Remove each wire by gently gripping with pliers and then pulling straight back. Again, if your having a hard time removing the wires, revert back to the tip given in step 4.
  • Notice that there are 4 wires to remove.

  • Remove each wire by gently gripping with pliers and then pulling straight back.

  • Again, if your having a hard time removing the wires, revert back to the tip given in step 4.

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Once everything is detached, the heating element should come right out.
  • Once everything is detached, the heating element should come right out.

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Remove the bolt by simply screwing it off by hand, or by using the pliers again if you need to. Remove the metal spacer. ( Note: Make sure you are aware which way it came off because it does matter when you go to reassemble)
  • Remove the bolt by simply screwing it off by hand, or by using the pliers again if you need to.

  • Remove the metal spacer. ( Note: Make sure you are aware which way it came off because it does matter when you go to reassemble)

  • Remove the wing nut.

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Pull the heating element off of the heating plate. Pull the heating element off of the heating plate.
  • Pull the heating element off of the heating plate.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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