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What happens if I accidentally run percolator wo water?

What happens if I accidentally run percolator wo water?

what happens if I accidently run percolator wo water?

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Total answers/comments: 6
Guest [Entry]

"1. No coffee

2. Basically nothing. Ever noticed that if it is left plugged in and gets cold it starts to re-perk? The thermostat shuts it off once it gets to hot, just like it does when you run out of coffee."
Guest [Entry]

"It will ruin your coffee maker! :(

I just did this by accident (i.e., tried to make coffee and forgot to add the water) and my Faberware percolator had a burning smell about 3-5 minutes into it, so I immediately unplugged the machine, having realized that I forgot to add water, and let it cool down, but unfortunately the coffee maker no longer works so I just threw it away :("
Guest [Entry]

"1 of 2 things most likely.

either nothing happens and it gets hot, or possible much more likely it would burn up and start to malfunction or stop working entirely"
Guest [Entry]

I did the same dumb thing by running my Chinese-made Farberware brand FCP240 percolator without water. In no time, I found that I had damaged it and now it won’t heat. I suspect the element has burned out because no water was in the pot. How do I replace the element? These things should not be disposable, they ought to be repairable.
Guest [Entry]

There maybe a thermal switch that lets go. So that there is no fire. Now try to find a replacement maybe a job.
Guest [Entry]

I just plugged in my 6 months old Farberware percolator with no water and smelled it burning within 2 minutes. I’ve let it cool and it still WON’T work. Happy Thanksgiving without my morning coffee! LOL! I’m calling Farberware and asking for a replacement.