You’re sitting at your kitchen table, sipping your first cup of coffee, when you notice the clock on your coffee maker has stopped working again.
Knowing that it might be harder to find time in the day to clean out the coffee grounds, you decide to fix it yourself.
After some investigation, you figure out what the problem is and how to fix it so it never happens again.
This Black and Decker coffee maker clock problems guide will help you figure out what’s causing your clock to stop working so you can put this appliance back in service right away.
I’ve been using a Black & Decker 12-cup programmable coffee maker for some time now. But recently I noticed that one of its features had stopped working.
That feature was a clock that allows me to keep track of how long my coffee has been brewing. The first time it happened, I assumed it was just an isolated incident, but then it happened again, and again.
And each time I turned on my coffee maker, I found myself staring at an empty screen where a clock should have been.
This wasn’t a huge problem; after all, there are plenty of clocks in my home. But what if there weren’t? What if I were out camping or at work?
Would I be able to tell when my coffee would be ready? Would I risk drinking bitter coffee because I didn’t know how long it had been sitting on my countertop?
Things To Do Before Calling Black & Decker
If your coffee maker has stopped working, take a look at these things before calling Black & Decker. Then call them. I did not do any of these things before calling Black & Decker.
I called right away. Unplug it. Wipe off any residue on top of or around it. Check to see if there is water in it.
Plug it back in. Push start. Wait for a brew. Enjoy a fresh cup of joe. That’s all folks! It’s that easy! No need to call anyone. Just follow those steps and you will be fine.
They can help with questions about their products as well as troubleshooting issues with their products (like mine).
The service tech told me that my machine was out of warranty but he helped me anyway because it was such a simple fix.
Things I Found That Worked
First, I looked on online forums to see if others were having issues with their coffee maker’s clock.
There were a lot of threads talking about how to set and reset it, as well as different troubleshooting steps. This was good to know because it means I wasn’t alone in trying to fix my problem.
I tried unplugging it for at least ten minutes before plugging it back in and turning it back ON.
This actually worked! It seems that when you unplug your coffee maker for long enough (at least 10 minutes).
You can re-set its internal clock so that when you turn it back ON, Everything will be working properly again.
Just make sure you don’t forget to re-set your alarm after you turn your coffee maker back ON.
Thoughts On the Aftermath
I had no idea that my B&D coffee maker was capable of telling time (thereby making it a clock).Until one fateful morning when I poured myself a cup of Joe.
Minutes later, I noticed that there were no grounds in my cup. That’s because my coffee maker was OFF.
Now, how am I supposed to know if my Coffeemaker is ON or OFF if it doesn’t have a clock? What other hidden features are lurking inside my coffee maker that I don’t know about?
These are questions that will haunt me for years to come. So, as you can see, I need your help. Please tell me what you think about my predicament in your comments below.
Also, if you have any suggestions on how to fix my broken coffee maker please let me know. Thanks for reading and happy blogging.
Fortunately, fixing a broken clock on a coffeemaker is fairly easy.
- Since most of these clocks run on AA batteries.
- Simply switching out those batteries should do it.
- It’s as simple as that. If not, however, you may have to replace some internal parts.
- This can be more challenging than changing a battery but still shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish.
- You can find replacement parts online or at your local hardware store.
- Once you get everything together, just follow your coffee maker’s instructions for replacing its inner workings.
Watch This Video To Solve Black and Decker Clock Problem
If you ever have a problem with your Black & Decker coffee maker, contact their customer service at 1-800-547-5769. The agents are very polite and helpful.
It took a lot of phone calls to figure out what was wrong with my coffee maker. But I’m happy to report that everything is now fixed.
After being put on hold for 10 minutes, an agent told me that I just needed to press a few buttons to start using my new clock. Everything is now back in order.
I hope that anyone who has any problems with their Black & Decker coffee maker will use these instructions to fix them.
This way they can get back to enjoying their morning cup of joe without worrying about how late they’ll be for work.