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Can I purchase a replacement glass carafe which was broken? which one and where can I find it?
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What is the place where the water is held made out of?
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does this machine take coffee pods
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I am wondering. were there any directions included in the box?
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Missing filter basket where can I get a filter basket?
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Can you use an adaptor cup and fill it with your own coffee? That feature is very important to me
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GE GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker

Enjoy gourmet coffee at home. The General Electric 12-cup coffee machine has everything you need. The oversized French Press Style coffee filter allows more coffee grounds per cup and the high-wattage heater mean faster brewing time. You won't have to worry about over-extracted, bitter or sour coffee with this gourmet coffee maker. The GE coffee maker features mesh and charcoal filters, programmable digital brew and timer functions, adjustable brew strength and more.
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Questions & Answers for GE GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker

Question

Where can I buy a new replacement carafe for 16165?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
jeejr
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
www.gehousewares.com or by searching the internet or checking on Ebay or Amazon
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TnTMartinez
 - Ajo, AZ
answer 2
The Replacement GE 12 cup carafe fits All GE 12 cup coffeemakers sold for the last 2 years. Unfortunately this is only offered in Black. I do not know of any source that can supply you a white carafe for your unit.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

how do u get it out of clean mode

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I assume you have to put it thru the cleaning or it wont go off..Try re setting it...like when u first got it..

I havent got to that point yet....
we didnt get a very big manual on this pot for trouble shooting..:-{
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
shopsalot56
 - MODESTO
answer 2
You have to actually send the device through a complete cleaning once it is done, it will automatically drop out of cleaning mode.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ljsteel
answer 3
I am not sure what it is you are asking. The maker automatically comes out of cleaning mode, when the cleaning cycle is finished. If you want to stop it before the cycle is finished, turn the power off.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Whutevea
 - Mississippi
answer 4
press & hold the clean button for 3 seconds to stop program once it has started. pressing the power button will stop cleaning and start brewing. unplugging machine will wipe out the cleaning cycle all together
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BearsNBullsFan
 - chicago,IL
answer 5
With the machine plugged in but not in brew cycle, press the clean cycle for 3 seconds and it will begin the clean cycle. If you press the power button again or clean button again while in the clean cycle it will shut off clean cycle and turn off clean button.

If this doesn't work you can press: Press TSB and 1-4 button for 3 seconds. Err will appear in the display and the clean light will go out.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 6
Press and hold the clean button down for about 30 seconds or so and then press start. Check your charcoal filter in the back where you add the water, if that has not been changed it doesn't matter how often you "clean" it, it wont stay off till that is changed.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
debbsmny
Question

what kind of paper filter is required for this model?

is it a cone filter or round basket filter??
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
dozer111
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This model comes with a permanent basket. There is no need to buy paper.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kitchenPriss
 - Detroit, MI
answer 2
Flat bottom 8-12 cup standard easy to find.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
wb6917
 - Charleston,wv
answer 3
It comes with a permanent filter, so it does not require a paper filter.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Whutevea
 - Mississippi
answer 4
no paper filter just the mess
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BearsNBullsFan
 - chicago,IL
answer 5
This does not use paper filters, it comes with a reusable nylon filter.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TnTMartinez
 - Ajo, AZ
answer 6
This coffeemaker uses a "U" style filter. It is also called a basket filter. Paper filters are readily available in many places including Walmart.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

charcoal filter for model 169209 need to purchase one where can I buy it?

I need to purchase a new filter for my GE Coffee Maker Model 169209 where can I get them?
asked 4 years ago
By
franny7893
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most wal-mart stores carry them.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
michelle31071
answer 2
I live in charleston,wv with only 1 walmart close but it has the filters and has had them for a long time. I would say you could likely find them at about any wal-mart of super walmart.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
wb6917
 - Charleston,wv
answer 3
good luck in finding them. I have found them at Super Wall Mart. Only one in Phoenix Az area has them once in a while. This is a problem about buying from Wall Mart. They do not carry parts and supplies for any of the products they sell.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
AZbuyer60
answer 4
Using the UPC that the other person supplied, you can order them online:

http://www.athomegourmet.com/25-284507-B003CSH5MS-2_Refill_Filters_for_GE_Coffe_Makers.html

(as well as Wal-mart in-store ONLY)

I just wasted an hour of my day looking for this stupid filter. If anyone knows of a cheaper place please post it. 2 filters $6.98
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
mello09
 - Texas
answer 5
This is a standard item stock at most Walmart Stores. 169218 is the part number for the Charcoal filter and this is used for 3 different GE coffee maker models.
The UPC code for the Charcoal filter is 681131692182. Your store should be able to order based on the UPC number and stock for you.
answered 4 years ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

the glass pot broke that came with my coffee maker is there anywhere I can buy just the 12 cup pot? The maker still works great!

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
NikkiL
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
walmart stores
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BearsNBullsFan
 - chicago,IL
answer 2
The Replacement Carafe,
Model Number(s): 169217, may not be on the shelf at your local store, but is available at many Walmart stores and online. see

http://www.gehousewares.com/Browse_Product.aspx?category_id=12

for this product. You will see the replacement carafe pictured.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 3
I saw one on amazon.com
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Veev
answer 4
yes. on amazon.com I saw one
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Veev
answer 5
You can purchase the replacement carafe at Walmart. I just bought 1 about 2 weeks ago. I was able to find it close to the coffee pots, even though when I purchased my machine, they were directly underneath the display.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
wnywahm
 - Rochester, NY
Question

How do I run the clean cyle on this thing?

I have the GE coffee maker model #169209 Wal-mart #001593574. The "clean" light has come on, but I cannot find my manual. How do I do the cleaning, what do I run through it, and how do I get that light to go off?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
BJ76
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
With the machine plugged in but not in brew cycle, press the clean cycle for 3 seconds and it will begin the clean cycle. If you press the power button again or clean button again while in the clean cycle it will shut off clean cycle and turn off clean button.

Please call the toll free GE Hot line at 1-877-207-0923 for help with this issue. They can tell you where to download or can ship you a manual. You can also go to: http://www.gehousewares.com/Browse_Product.aspx?content_id=350
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 2
Hold clean button for 3 seconds to start clean process, 12 cups water used for clean, it will spend about 35 minutes to finish clean cycle, if you want to quit clean process ,hold clean button for 3 seconds ,you can see clean button off, or you can press power button 2 times to start brew, Clean light will go off.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
JeffPu
 - Greeley
answer 3
When "clean" light has come on ,you can hold "clean" button for 3 seconds and one beep you will heard ,when "clean" light flash, that means unit start clean process. If you put 12 cups water ,whole clean cycle will spend 35 minutes, if you don't have enough time to wait clean cycle finish, you can press "power" button twice to start brew or Hold "clean" button for 3 seonds to quit clean cycle.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
JeffPu
 - Greeley
answer 4
The owners manual says to first remove the charcoal filter, then fill the tank with half water / half white vinegar (or your favorite descaling product).
Put the carafe back into it's normal brewing location on the warmer and then press and hold the auto clean button for 2 seconds until the auto clean process begins. The lamp will then blink. You can stop the process by pressing the button again and holding it for a minimum of 3 seconds. By design, this needs to be done after EVERY 60 brew cycles. The light should extinguish by itself after the completion of the auto clean cycle.
The manual suggests you replace the filter cartridge after each auto clean cycle, but says that is "optional". The filter is actually optional as well.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
BigJohnT
 - South Texas
Question

Is this coffee maker made in USA?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
As far as I know, it's General Electric brand which is a USA company.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Silveressa
answer 2
"Made in China" on the bottom!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
strout99
 - western Maine
answer 3
FAR AS I KNOW GE IS AMERICAN MADE COFFEE POTS....
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shopsalot56
 - MODESTO
answer 4
This coffeemaker is made in China
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

What is the temp of the brewing water?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
CTratterriers
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The brewing water is 195-205 F.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kitchenPriss
 - Detroit, MI
answer 2
Between 195 and 205 degrees.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Whutevea
 - Mississippi
answer 3
I don't see in the manual where it gives an actual water temperature but you can call the company and ask them:
Here is the link to the owners manual:
http://www.gehousewares.com/products/2009915163926492.pdf or call their customer assistance at:
Customer Assistance Number 1.877.207.0923 (U.S.) or 1.877.556.0973 (Canada).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TnTMartinez
 - Ajo, AZ
answer 4
The Temperature from the shower head is between 195 to 205 degrees F during the brew cycle.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

With what do you clean the filter, since you keep using it

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
uncle68
 - Johnstown Pa
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a little dish soap and a bottle brush. be gentle using the brush.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kitchenPriss
 - Detroit, MI
answer 2
CLEAN AS USUALL WITH WARM SOAP AND WATER , IF STAINED MAYBE USE SOME CLOROX ...RINSE GOOD....
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
shopsalot56
 - MODESTO
answer 3
you can clean the filter with a clean water, if it get very dirty put it into a mix of water and vinegar for a moment until it clean up
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
KASIENKA
 - Newark, NJ
answer 4
If you are talking about the Permanent Coffee filter you can use dish soap and water or run it through your dishwasher. I would put it in the top rack of the dishwasher to be safe.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

When I brew coffee about half way through the brewing cycle I get ERR5 flashing and it stops brewing.

I have ran the clean cycle twice.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Same thing happened to me. There is no fix, so if it's still under warranty, take it back. I think what causes it is turning the machine back on after its auto shut off when you're not brewing more coffee. This is still going to be a problem with the new one though.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Kamanjah
 - Sierra Foothills
answer 2
It is a two yr limited warranty. But you need to have saved your receipt. But they also did a recall on this maker for blk model # 169164 white # 169165 bought from March 2008-Jan. 2010. I personally have never had a issue with mine and I have the blk one with such model number. The one in stores now is a updated version.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
whitesatin
answer 3
Here is the link to the owners manual:
http://www.gehousewares.com/products/2009915163926492.pdf or call their customer assistance at:
Customer Assistance Number 1.877.207.0923 (U.S.) or 1.877.556.0973 (Canada).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TnTMartinez
 - Ajo, AZ
answer 4
Take it back! I had the same problem. If you don't have the receipt, email/call GE. There's a year warranty on it. GE didn't have any answer for me other than return it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
chaserofthestorm
 - Nevada, OH
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