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GE GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker

With its timer functions, keep warm plate, and pause and serve feature, this GE Coffee Maker is a great personal coffee companion. Ideal for small households and suited for those moments when you just want a quick cup, the GE Coffee Maker adds style and function to your counter top appliance collection.
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Questions & Answers for GE GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker

Question

Model # 169208

Hi. I have had my GE Coffee Maker Model 169208 for only 6 months or so.
It was working fine, then one morning I pressed it to turn on my maker and the power led light just keeps blinking, like it does when it is on timer. But it is not on timer. I unplugged it and checked all cords and filters..nothing. My coffee maker just won't brew.
Can someone help me. The power light just blinks but won't brew.
Thank you.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
MustangJennay
 - Orlando, Florida
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
For the price we paid for it, after six months of use, ( I assume you used it a lot) maybe just getting a new one would be the best way to go. I don't think it's worth paying the bill to fix it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
No1Sweething
 - South Florida
answer 2
It sounds like a thermofuse has blow. You need to return it to the store for an exchange.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

Does this coffee maker grind the coffee beans?

I have no clue about coffee makers, but I need a small inexpensive one for myself. I'm not sure if we just use ground coffee for this? Can we use coffee beans that aren't ground? If somebody can explain to me what to do, Thanks in advance.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
coffeenoob
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
7 answers
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answer 1
No, you have to use ground coffee in the filter.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dollydance
answer 2
no,but I found it easier to use paper filters. you use ground coffee.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
gizpinsmom
 - Kemp,Texas
answer 3
You have to grind all beans in any maker or just buy regular ground coffee.

This maker has it's own basket so no filter is needed.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
wvtbred
 - Charles Twon, WV
answer 4
NO IT DOESNT
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IGOTTHEGOODS
 - GEORGIA
answer 5
Sorry, this is just a coffee maker. You can buy small coffee grinders at Walmart for 12-15 bucks.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
ToyotaGuy
answer 6
This coffeemaker is designed for Pre-ground Drip coffee. It does not grind the coffee.
You cannot use it without grinding the beans first.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 7
No, will not work with un-ground beans.
Just but the average "ground" coffee.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
SodaCracker
 - NC
Question

If made coffee gets cold in pot after the warming plate turns off, how do I reactivate the warming plate to warm the coffee I didn't drink?

asked 5 years ago
By
Blackxacto
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
5 answers
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answer 1
I'm still trying to figure that out! I did try just pressing the "on" button, but it seemed to be reheating the water and starting the whole cycle. I've just been using the microwave.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dollydance
answer 2
To reheat the coffee after the one hour shut off push the power button and the keep warm plate will begin to cycle for one hour.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 3
The warming plate does not get hot enough to reheat coffee. Use your microwave. Most microwaves will reheat a mug of coffee in 45 seconds or less
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
IBlycan
 - Zanesville, OH
answer 4
You can press "Power" again, just put carafe (some left cofee in)on keep warm plate, let 's unit dry brew, during this time, you can see power button willl flash, don't care that ,after about 9 mintues ,Power button will stay on , unit go into keep warm cycle. Use this way, you can warm you left coffee, but we don't recommend you do this regularly.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
JeffPu
answer 5
I don't think that feature is offered. I couldn't find any directions for this in my manual.
answered 5 years ago
By
SouthernMama77
 - Wooster, OH
Question

where can I get the Charcoal filter replacements?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
efduncan
 - Flowery Branch, Ga.
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
available at Walmart
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
gizpinsmom
 - Kemp,Texas
answer 2
Walmart has them.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
ToyotaGuy
answer 3
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, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 4
They should be available at Walmart (ours carry them) or order direct from GE.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
SodaCracker
 - NC
Question

What will I need to purchase in addition to the coffee maker itself?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
jewel1111111
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
4 answers
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answer 1
coffee!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
djatsw47
answer 2
Nothing at all except the coffee-the filter is reusable and easy to clean.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dollydance
answer 3
Uh....Coffee......:-)
Seriously, I'd get some paper filters (about $2 for 50 or so)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
SodaCracker
 - NC
answer 4
To brew you just need to have Ground Coffee everything else is supplied. It comes with a permanent filter, measuring spoon and charcoal filter.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

Will it brew coffee if I don't put any charcoal filter or not replace the filter?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can leave the old one in or take it out and it will still make coffee.
answered 9 months ago
By
4335Grace
answer 2
The maker will make coffee without using a filter, just fine. If the filter becomes old and blocked from use, personally, I would not want it's results, touching my lips.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Blackxacto
answer 3
You don’t need to use the charcoal filter if your water is soft or doesn't or isn’t chlorinated. I only use my filter in the summer when the city adds chlorine to my water supply. The filter makes a big difference in flavor by getting rid of the chlorine taste.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 4
Yes it will brew without the charcoal filter.
Because we have good soft water,
I don't use the filter at all in mine.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
WalmartShopper713
 - Baton Rouge, LA
Question

How do I insert charcoal filter inside holder

I purchased 5-cup GE coffee maker yesterday (Model #169208) and I can't understand how I can insert water filter inside holder? The holder looks like a cage and I don't see any opening to insert filter!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
rascaille
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
3 answers
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answer 1
The lower basket part just snaps apart. I bought one today and it took a few minutes to figure out how to open it. The handle has nothing to do with opening the charcoal filter holder.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Money4Lady
 - Fox Lake, IL
answer 2
On page 6 of your user manual there is a very good drawing showing you the step by step process to insert the charcoal filter.
You and also call the GE Customer help line at 1-877-207-0923 and they can walk you through the steps. This filter is useful for removing chlorine from your water. If chlorine is not an issue then the filter is optional.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 3
Please call the GE help line at 1-877-207-0923 and they can walk you through the steps to program.
You can also downlaod the manual on the GE small appliance web page
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
Question

Accessories for Coffee Maker

where can I get replacements for the charcoal filter on the GE 5 cup coffee maker and the cone shaped filters for this pot. Model #:169208
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
OraM4Him
 - Dallas, Texas
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Walmart has them.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
ToyotaGuy
answer 2
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.

Paper cone shaped filters are available at Walmart or any retail store. For a replacement permanent filter you will need to call the GE call center at 1-877-207-0923.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 3
www.gehousewares.com
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Venus123
 - Gonzales
Question

Can it make just one cup?

asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it can make as little as one cup of coffee.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 2
Sure, you can make 1,2,3,4 ,5cup coffee ,you can see there have a water level indicator in water tanker,but you should pay attention how much coffee grounds put in permanent filter to get a best taste.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
JeffPu
 - Greeley
answer 3
The water filler has markings for 1-5 cups.
answered 5 years ago
By
Ron
 - San Diego
Question

can you brew tea in it

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
3 answers
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answer 1
Sure. Just put your tea bags in the coffee grind's basket. You might have to experiement with the number of bags as I don't think it would be wise to rerun the tea through the fresh water tank.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
ToyotaGuy
answer 2
You can put tea in the filter but the extraction might be a little weak.
I have used it with tea added to the carafe and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes before I filtered it into my cup. I used the permanent coffee filter supplied as the filter.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Brianskitchenstuff
 - Denver
answer 3
I would think you could brew tea in most any of them but there's not enough room in the filter to put many bags if you were making a gallon at a time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
SodaCracker
 - NC
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