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The_Coffee_Guy
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Posted Sat Nov 30, 2013, 9:12am
Subject: Re: Now we know what GORT is (Behmor BraZen Brewer)
 

Must have been. Contact Behmor and they will send a kit to fix that
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Jerry43
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Posted Sat Nov 30, 2013, 3:12pm
Subject: Re: Now we know what GORT is (Behmor BraZen Brewer)
 

That puts me at 33g per 600ml as the Coffee Guy says. If your spout dribbles, you have the old style. I just got around to replacing mine a couple of weeks ago. The new spout lip is deeper and not a single dribble with it. My new one came in three days and they also sent an email confirming they had got my request for a replacement.  

No telling how many original units are sitting at various retailers awaiting sale.
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Posted Sat Nov 30, 2013, 6:49pm
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Thanks. I'll email them.
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dpeters11
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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 1:02pm
Subject: Re: Now we know what GORT is (Behmor BraZen Brewer)
 

I'm having trouble finding the answer to this. I'm getting a replacement Brazen. I currently have the A model. What is different in the B model? I know the screen was removed and the carafe redesigned, but that doesn't seem like a big enough change for a whole model number revision.
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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 1:24pm
Subject: Re: Now we know what GORT is (Behmor BraZen Brewer)
 

dpeters11 Said:

I'm having trouble finding the answer to this. I'm getting a replacement Brazen. I currently have the A model. What is different in the B model? I know the screen was removed and the carafe redesigned, but that doesn't seem like a big enough change for a whole model number revision.

Posted December 12, 2013 link

I don't know the answer to your question, but the problems with the original were so significant that a relaunch with a different model designation makes sense. I'm a big cheerleader for this product and the company, and I hope that they can move beyond the early model glitches. I received my replacement after experiencing all the reported issues--incomplete emptying, drippy carafe, and finally a failed water valve. Up until the day it became incontinent as soon as water was added to the boiler, it made great coffee, as does the replacement Behmor sent without any questions.
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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 8:20pm
Subject: Re: Now we know what GORT is (Behmor BraZen Brewer)
 

What really suggested it too me is that they said they only want the old machines back if it's a B model.
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 4:35pm
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Got my replacement, but I'm having to request the carafe fix kit.
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 9:11am
Subject: HELP!! Brazen Shuts off half way thru brew cycle.
 

Last week our 1 year old Brazen started shutting down "Done - Beep" while there is still  cup of water in the reservoir. A re-start empties the reservoir. Also temp fluctuates between 201 and 204 AND there is the occasional half-second 60Hz buzz.

BTW I bought my Brazen Feb 2013 (SN: A000184) and use distilled water since Day 1.

What do I do? Anyone else have these symptoms?


UPDATE: I actually  backed up a 1/4 of the way in this thread, read the relevant posts, and see this is a common problem. Sent Behmor Support an email - hope  something positive happens...
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 9:36am
Subject: Re: HELP!! Brazen Shuts off half way thru brew cycle.
 

SanFranFlyFish Said:

Last week our 1+ year old Brazen started shutting down "Done - Beep" while there is still  cup of water in the reservoir. A re-start empties the reservoir. Also temp fluctuates between 201 and 204 AND there is the occasional half-second 60Hz buzz.

What do I do? Anyone else have these symptoms?

Posted January 4, 2014 link

I had that issue with my first unit.  The valve is seized.  After about 15 emails going back and forth to Behmor support and them basically trying to push the blame on me for not using pure enough water ( even though I was using bottled water with low PPMs ).  The next hand full of emails had to do with telling me how to clean my machine ( like I couldn't figure that out ) and checking the valve for obstructions.  Finally they sent me a replacement unit.  My second unit did well for a while then started giving me problems again.  I finally was able to fix every issue that I ever had with my Brazen ( clogs, leaky carafe, cold coffee, standing water, etc ).  What I ended up doing was throwing the entire unit in the trash and went and bought a Technivorm mocamaster.  It was a $200 lesson for me to learn not to do business with this company but for the release of all the daily frustration I had it was worth it.
If this is your first unit, I am surprised you made it as long as you did.  Most of ours clogged before the warranty was over and got replacements.  Good luck you will need it.
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 1:28pm
Subject: Re: HELP!! Brazen Shuts off half way thru brew cycle.
 

SanFranFlyFish Said:

Last week our 1 year old Brazen started shutting down "Done - Beep" while there is still  cup of water in the reservoir. A re-start empties the reservoir. Also temp fluctuates between 201 and 204 AND there is the occasional half-second 60Hz buzz.

BTW I bought my Brazen Feb 2013 (SN: A000184) and use distilled water since Day 1.

What do I do? Anyone else have these symptoms?


UPDATE: I actually  backed up a 1/4 of the way in this thread, read the relevant posts, and see this is a common problem. Sent Behmor Support an email - hope  something positive happens...

Posted January 4, 2014 link

I think at first there was some initial thought at Behmor that scaling was the problem. I experienced the incomplete draining issues almost from the start. Then after 6 or 7 months the water release valve quit working altogether. The water would begin to drain immediately upon being poured into the reservoir. I reported this issue to Behmor and they immediately replaced the brewer, complete with prepaid shipping label to return the defective unit. I suspect, but do not know, that they have determined the actual problems to be caused by defective water release valves and not scale from the water. The buzzing you hear might be the solenoid working unsuccessfully to activate the water release valve. They did remove the screen from the water drain port as they thought it was responsible for scale buildup. My replacement does not have the screen and is working fine so far.

At any rate, my experience with Behmor has been totally positive, and I think they will strand behind the early production problem units.

Post back with your experience with them.
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