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GE 169209 Owner's Manual

General electric 12 cup digital coffee maker owner's manual
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12 CUP DIGITAL
Coffee mAker
Model Number:
169209
UPC: 681131692090
Customer Assistance
1 877 207 0923 (US)
1 877 556 0973 (Canada)
Thank you for purchasing this GE appliance.
In keeping with the GE ecomagination initiative, please consider the option to recycle
the packaging material and donate any appliance you are no longer using.
To read more about GE's ecomagination commitment, visit:
ge.ecomagination.com

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  • Page 1 12 CUP DIGITAL Coffee mAker Model Number: 169209 UPC: 681131692090 Customer Assistance 1 877 207 0923 (US) 1 877 556 0973 (Canada) Thank you for purchasing this GE appliance. In keeping with the GE ecomagination initiative, please consider the option to recycle the packaging material and donate any appliance you are no longer using. To read more about GE's ecomagination commitment, visit: ge.ecomagination.com...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, burns, or other injuries or damages. Read all instructions before use. • • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. • To protect against fire, electrical shock and injury to persons do not immerse cord, plugs, or the appliance in water or other liquids. • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. • Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow it to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance. • Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Call our toll-free customer assistance number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
  • Page 3 ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDS This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. DO NOT OPERATE APPLIANCE IF THE LINE CORD SHOWS ANY DAMAGE OR IF APPLIANCE WORKS INTERMITTENTLY OR STOPS WORKING ENTIRELY. EXTENSION CORDS A short power-supply cord is to be provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a longer detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used, 1) The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and 2) The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be tripped over, snagged, or pulled on unintentionally (especially by children).
  • Page 4 standard 1. Measuring scoop small scoop: brewing standard coffee large scoop: brewing Gourmet coffee 2. Coffee-filling lid 3. Drip head 4. Water tank lid 5. Condensation control 6. Splash guard 7. Control panel 8. Water-level indicator 12 cup scale: brewing standard coffee cup scale: brewing Gourmet coffee PARTS gourmet 9. Water tank 10. Cord storage 11. Keep warm plate 12. Power cord with plug 13. Carafe 14. Grip handle 15. Carafe lid 16. Charcoal filter 17. Charcoal filter holder 18. Filter basket (with drip stop valve) 19. Permanent filter...
  • Page 5 Name 20 auto button indicator / button Clean cycle due indicator 21 clean 22 TSB button 23 min button 24 prog button off button 26 hr button button 28 gourmet button button 30 LCD display PARTS Function Starts programmed operation Starts clean cycle To show time since brewing completed (counts up) Sets minutes (time/program) Sets and saves program Sets the keep warm duration Sets hours (time/program) Adjusts warming plate temperature Gourmet brewing option On/Off, starts manual brewing cycle Shows time/program time/TSB time/error message...
  • Page 7: Before First Use

    Before first use • Remove packaging materials, labels and stickers from coffee maker. • Clean coffee maker thoroughly before using for the first time (Cleaning). Insert the charcoal filter (16) into the charcoal filter holder (17). The use of the • charcoal filter is optional. Use only if needed. NOTE: To clear the coffee maker of residue fill the water reservoir to the maximum level mark with fresh water and run brew cycle. Repeat procedure at least once. Extra features The drip stop valve (18) function allows you to remove carafe (13) during the brewing • cycle to serve a cup of coffee (replace carafe (13) within 30 seconds) (ill. h ). • Condensation control (5) allows water that has accumulated under the coffee-filling lid (2) to flow into the filter area when the lid (2) is raised.
  • Page 8 keep warm function This coffee maker includes an adjustable keep warm plate (11) to control coffee temperature after brewing. The settings of this function can be adjusted whenever the coffee maker is connected to power. • Press and hold (27) for 3 seconds. The default setting 2 will be shown in the display (30). Press again to toggle between the three keep warm settings: Keep warm setting/ Display 2 (default) Automatic switch-off The coffee maker will automatically turn off at your predetermined time. The settings of this function can be adjusted whenever the coffee maker is connected to power. Press and hold off (25) for 3 seconds. The default setting 60 will be shown in •...
  • Page 9: Preparing The Coffee Maker

    Preparing the coffee maker NOTE: The coffee maker is only for brewing coffee. • Open coffee-filling lid (2). Place filter basket (18) into coffee maker so that the arrow markers on filter basket (18) line up with arrow on coffee maker (ill. a ). Insert the permanent filter (19) into the filter basket (18) (ill. b ). Do not use the permanent • filter with a paper filter as water will not flow through the filter basket correctly. • Follow instructions in the manual for Brewing Standard Coffee or Brewing Gourmet Coffee. The Brewing Gourmet Coffee setting is dedicated to those who prefer a stronger and richer coffee taste. The Brewing Standard Coffee setting is for those who prefer a milder taste. Brewing Standard Coffee • Following the chart below, use the small measuring scoop (1) to add ground coffee into the permanent filter (19). Amounts can be adjusted according to taste (ill. c ). Press the front of the coffee-filling lid (2) down until it locks in place (ill.
  • Page 10 NOTE: The splash guard (6) allows you to fill the water tank (9) without spills and drips (ill. d ). Insert power plug (12) into a standard 120 V AC wall outlet (ill. f ). • on the LCD display (30). NOTE: The (:) is always flashing, when the power plug (12) is connected. • Press (29) once to start the manual brewing cycle. (29) lights up and brewing begins. NOTE: To interrupt brewing, press • When buzzer sounds twice, the brewing cycle is complete and the keep warm cycle starts. Remove carafe (13) to serve coffee (ill. h ). Always return the carafe to the keep warm plate (11). CAUTION: Do not touch keep warm plate (11) or open the coffee-filling lid (2) during brewing! Risk of burn injury. •...
  • Page 11 • Open the water tank lid (4). Fill the carafe (13) with desired amount of water. Check the right water level indicator (8) - marked with the water tank (9) (ill. d ) and close water tank lid (4). Place the carafe (13) on keep warm plate (11) (ill. e ). NOTE: When using the Gourmet function, do not brew more than 8 cups. CAUTION: Do not run the coffee maker without water in the water tank (9). This may lead to malfunction of the coffee maker. NOTE: The splash guard (6) allows you to fill the water tank (9) without spills and drips (ill. d ). Insert power plug (12) into a standard 120 V AC wall outlet (ill. f ). • • Press (29) and gourmet and light up and brewing begins. NOTE: To interrupt brewing, press • When buzzer sounds twice, the brewing cycle is complete and the keep warm cycle starts. Remove carafe (13) to serve coffee (ill. h ). Always return carafe to the keep warm plate (11). CAUTION: Do not touch keep warm plate (11) or open the coffee-filling lid (2) during brewing! Risk of burn injury.
  • Page 12 TSB button (Time Since Brew) This function indicates the time that has passed since the coffee has finished brewing. After brewing is complete and buzzer sounds twice, press TSB (22) to see elapsed time (in minutes). After 3 seconds the LCD display (30) returns to default view. Setting and activating the Auto Program Function Set the Auto Program Function to have fresh brewed coffee completed at the time you set. NOTE: Program setting is only possible when clock time is set. Preparation: Add the desired amount of water and coffee • (Brewing Gourmet/ Standard Coffee). • Press prog button (24) once to operate hr (26) and min (23) buttons (Setting time) and set the program complete time. Press gourmet chosen to brew gourmet coffee. • Press prog (24) to save settings, then press auto (20) to start automatic brewing. NOTE: The program will be stored automatically if no button is operated for 3 seconds and the clock time is displayed.
  • Page 13 Proper maintenance will ensure years of service from your appliance. Clean the appliance after every use. This appliance contains no user serviceable parts and requires little maintenance. Leave servicing or repairs to qualified personnel. WARNING: Unplug the appliance and allow to cool before cleaning. CAUTION: Do not immerse the coffee maker, or the power cord with plug (12) into water or any liquids (ill. i ). • Clean the housing and keep warm plate (11) with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use abrasive pads or alcohol. • The carafe (13) is dishwasher-safe. Wash carafe (13), carafe lid (15), filter basket (18) and permanent filter (19) in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Remove the carafe (13), permanent filter (19) and the filter basket (18) from the •...
  • Page 14 Automatic clean function The coffee maker is equipped with an automatic clean function. After 60 brewing cycles, the clean indicator/button (21) lights up. This indicates that the coffee maker should be cleaned using the automatic clean function and the charcoal filter (16) should be replaced. NOTE: The coffee maker can continue to be used, when clean is on. • To begin the cleaning cycle, remove the charcoal filter (16) from the water tank (9). Fill the tank with a vinegar and water mixture (½ vinegar and ½ water) or a descaling product. Press and hold clean • maker beeps once before cleaning starts. The clean button (21) flashes while the program is running. • Press and hold the clean started. • Press button (29) anytime during clean cycle to stop program and allow the unit to start to brew.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLEShOOTING PROBLEM Coffee leaks around filter basket (18) /drip stop valve (18) overflows. Coffee maker does not brew or heat. Water does not run through. Water runs through too quickly. TROUBLEShOOTING CAUSE Filter basket (18) is not mounted correctly. There are coffee grounds on the edge of filter. Coffee ground is too fine. This will clog the filter. When using drip stop valve function, hot water continues to flow into filter basket (18) and may overflow if carafe (13) is not returned to keep warm plate (11) within 30 seconds. Power cord (12) is not firmly plugged into a power outlet. No water in the water tank (9). Water intake under water filter holder (17) clogged. The filter is blocked or coffee grounds are too fine or tamped down too hard. Coffee grounds too coarse. SOLUTION Insert filter basket (18) correctly.
  • Page 16 PROBLEM 3 quick beeps are emitted Coffee maker does not finish brewing at set time. Error message in display (30): Er1 Error message in display (30): Er2 Error message in display (30): Er3 Error message in display (30): Er Error message in display (30): Er5 If additional assistance is needed, please contact our Customer Assistance at 1.877.207.0923 (U.S.) or 1.877.556.0973 (Canada). TEChNICAL DATA Rated voltage: Rated current: Rated power input: CAUSE Chosen function not available. Total brewing time is approx. 8 minutes. When the current time and the programmed time are less than 8 minutes, the coffee maker will start the brewing process at the programmed time.
  • Page 17 What does your warranty cover? • Any defect in material or workmanship. For how long after the original purchase? • Two years. What will we do? • Provide you with a new one. • For those items still under warranty but no longer available, WAL-MART reserves the right to replace with a similar GE branded product of equal or greater value. How do you make a warranty claim? • Save your receipt. • Properly pack your unit. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials. • Return the product to your nearest WAL-MART store or call Customer Assistance at 1-877-207-0923 (U.S.)

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