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Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker Manual

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Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are closely supervised and instructed concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Children shall not make cleaning and user maintenance without supervision. Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
  4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Care must be taken, as burns can occur from touching hot parts or spilled, hot liquid.
  5. To protect against electric shock, do not place a cord, plug, or coffee maker in water or other liquid.
  6. Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
  7. The coffee maker must be operated on a flat surface away from the edge of the counter to prevent accidental tipping.
  8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  9. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged supply cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Supply cord replacement and repairs must be conducted by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons to avoid a hazard. Contact Customer Service for information on examination, repair, or adjustment as outlined in the Limited Warranty.
  10. Do not use outdoors.
  11. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
  12. Do not place the coffee maker on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  13. To disconnect the coffee maker, turn the brew cycle off and then remove the plug from the wall outlet. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet. Never pull from the power cord.
  14. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the heating cycle.
  15. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  16. WARNING! To avoid hot water spraying from the piercing needle, do not lift the lid during the brewing process.
  17. Do not place the coffee maker in a cabinet when in use.
  18. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: The removable pod holder contains a sharp needle. Use caution when handling.
  19. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: The piercing needle is sharp. Use caution when cleaning.
  20. WARNING: Risk of Fire or Electric Shock. Do not remove the bottom cover. No user serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.

Parts and Features

Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker 1

  1. Removable Pod Holder with Handle
  2. Removable Brew Basket for Ground Coffee with Hinged Lid and Handle
  3. Lid
  4. Removable Needle Holder with Black Seal
  5. Black Seal
  6. Piercing Needle
  7. Funnel
  8. Removable Cup Rest/Storage Container
  9. Control Panel
  10. Removable 50 oz. (1.48 L) Water Reservoir with Removable Lid
  11. Lid Latch
  12. (8 oz./237 mL) Button
  13. (10 oz./296 mL) Button
  14. (12 oz./355 mL) Button
  15. (14 oz./414 mL) Button
  16. (iced coffee) Button
  17. Refill Water Light

How to Brew Iced Coffee

Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker 2

Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker 3

  1. Lift the Water Reservoir and remove the Lid. Add water to at least the MIN fill line (16 oz. [473 mL]) or the MAX fill line (50 oz. [1.48 L]). Replace the Lid and return the Water Reservoir to its place.
  2. Plug into an outlet.
  3. Lift the Lid Latch until the Lid stays in place.
  4. Open the Brew Basket Lid; then place the Removable Brew Basket on the countertop.
  5. Add ground coffee to Removable Brew Basket: Add a maximum of 3 tablespoons (15 g) of ground coffee to Removable Brew Basket. Do not fill above the MAX fill line. Close Brew Basket Lid. Place Brew Basket in Funnel. Place the Removable Pod Holder in the Funnel and place the pod into the Pod Holder. Do not remove the foil.
  6. Close the Lid and snap it in place to latch the Lid closed.
  7. Add ice to a 16-oz. heatproof tumbler/ travel mug and place it on the Rest with the storage Container removed. DO NOT use a glass.
  8. Press the (iced coffee) button. (iced coffee) button will illuminate when the coffee is brewing.
  9. Coffee Maker will shut off automatically when brewing is complete.
  10. Unplug.
  11. The removable Brew Basket should be rinsed after every use.

How to Brew a Hot Coffee Pod

  1. Lift the Water Reservoir and remove the Lid. Add water to at least the MIN fill line (16 oz. [473 mL]) or the MAX fill line (50 oz. [1.48 L]). Replace the Lid and return the Water Reservoir to its place.
  2. Plug into an outlet.
  3. Lift the Lid Latch until the Lid stays in place.
  4. Place the Removable Pod Holder in the Funnel.
  5. Place a pod into Pod Holder. Do not remove the foil.
  6. Close the Lid and snap it in place to pierce the pod.
  7. Use the Cup Rest for a cup/mug, or remove the Cup Rest for a travel mug.
  8. Press desired cup size button: (8 oz./237 mL) or (10 oz./ 296 mL). The desired cup size button will illuminate when coffee is brewing.
  9. Coffee Maker will shut off automatically when brewing is complete.
  10. Unplug.
  11. The pod Holder should be rinsed after every use.

How to Brew Hot Ground Coffee

  1. Lift the Water Reservoir and remove the Lid. Add water to at least the MIN fill line (16 oz. [473 mL]) or the MAX fill line (50 oz. [1.48 L]). Replace Lid and return the Water Reservoir to its place.
  2. Plug into an outlet.
  3. Lift the Lid Latch until the Lid stays in place.
  4. Open the Brew Basket Lid; then place the Removable Brew Basket on the countertop.
  5. Add ground coffee to Removable Brew Basket: Add a maximum 3of  tablespoons (15 g) of ground coffee to Removable Brew Basket. Do not fill above the MAX fill line.
  6. Close Brew Basket Lid. Place Brew Basket in Funnel.
  7. Close the Lid and snap it in place to latch the Lid closed.
  8. Use the Cup Rest for a cup/mug, or remove the Cup Rest for a travel mug.
  9. Press desired cup size button: (8 oz./237 mL), (10 oz./296 mL), (12 oz./355 mL), or (14 oz./414 mL). The desired cup size button will illuminate when coffee is brewing.
  10. Coffee Maker will shut off automatically when brewing is complete.
  11. Unplug.
  12. The removable Brew Basket should be rinsed after every use.

Care and Cleaning

General Cleaning

  1. Unplug and allow to cool.
  2. Hand wash all removable parts in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry or wash in the top rack only of the dishwasher. DO NOT use the “SANITIZE” setting when washing in the dishwasher. SANITIZE cycle temperatures could damage your product.
  3. Wipe the outside of the Coffee Maker with a soft damp cloth.

Clogged Needle

Hamilton Beach Gen 4 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker 4

  1. Unplug and allow to cool.
  2. Remove the Removable Needle Holder in the Lid by turning counterclockwise from the locked icon ( ) to the unlocked icon ( ).
  3. Bend a small paper clip. Insert the tip of the paper clip through the hole of Piercing Needle and up into the shaft of the Piercing Needle to ensure the grounds have been removed.
  4. To replace the Removable Needle Holder, insert a tab between the lock icon ( ) and the unlock icon ( ) and turn clockwise to lock.

Routine Cleaning
All coffee makers should be cleaned at least once a month (once a week for areas with hard water).

  1. Remove the Water Reservoir and discard the water. Add 1 1/2 cups (355 mL) of plain white vinegar to the Reservoir and return the Reservoir to its place.
  2. Plug into an outlet.
  3. Place a 15 oz. (444 mL) or larger cup or travel mug on Cup Rest to catch vinegar.
  4. Press (10 oz./296 mL) cup size button. When vinegar starts dispensing, press any cup-size button again to stop brewing and allow the vinegar to clean. After 30 minutes, press any cup-size button and allow it to finish the brew cycle. Empty Reservoir and fill with cold water; run 2-3 additional cycles with water only. The unit is cleaned and ready to brew coffee.
  5. Unplug.

Troubleshooting

Coffee Maker will not brew/coffee not dispensing

  • Piercing Needle may be clogged. Always remove the Removable Needle
    Holder. Clean Piercing Needle in Lid of Coffee Maker as shown on page 8.
  • Mineral deposits have formed. Clean the Coffee Maker following the directions in the Care and Cleaning section as shown on page 8.
  • Too little water. Need 16 oz. (473 mL) or more.

Coffee tastes bad

  • Too much water was added or too much or too little ground coffee was added. Change the ratio of water to coffee grounds or use less water with coffee pods.
  • Poor coffee quality and freshness.
  • Poor water quality. Use filtered or bottled water.
  • Soft water causes poor coffee extraction, which leads to poor-tasting coffee. Use filtered, spring, or bottled water.

Coffee sediment in the cup

  • Try a coarser grind of coffee, or add a #1 paper cone coffee filter to Removable Brew Basket. Make sure the hinged Lid is closed on the Removable Brew Basket.

Water on a counter under the unit

  • Overfilled Water Reservoir. Do not add more than 50 oz. (1.48 L) of water.

Coffee overflows from travel mugs or regular mug

  • Press any cup-size button to manually stop the brew cycle. Do not touch the travel mug or regular mug since it will be very hot. Let the ug cool before emptying. Press the desired cup size button to start a new brewing cycle.

Lights flashing

  • (14 oz./414 mL) and (iced coffee) buttons are flashing: The needle is clogged. Remove the Removable Needle Holder and follow “Clogged Needle” instructions on page 8.
  • All cup size and (iced coffee) buttons flash 3 times: The Coffee Maker Lid is not closed properly. Push the Lid down to lock it into place.
  • Refill the Water Light and select brew size light flashing: Refill Water Reservoir, then press the flashing cup size button to finish brewing.

Coffee overflows from Brew Basket

  • Rinse the funnel area with the Basket removed to clean out sugar from the previous hot cocoa brew.
  • Use a Removable Brew Basket with a Lid for ground coffee.
  • Use a lesser amount of ground coffee. 3 tablespoons (15 g) is the maximum amount of grounds to brew.
  • When using whole-bean coffee, a standard automatic drip coffee grind will yield the best results. Be careful not to overgrind, since very finely ground coffee can cause overflow.
  • Do not use soft water. Use filtered, spring, or bottled water.

Coffee pod bursts

  • There is variability in the pod manufacturing process which causes some types of pods to be weaker at the seams so the foil seal fails. Try a different brand.
  • If you are using softened water or live in an area where your tap water is naturally soft, this can cause coffee pod issues and filter basket overflows. Use filtered, spring, or bottled water.

Iced Coffee tastes weak

  • Add fewer ice cubes to the cup or travel mug.
  • Use a bolder-flavored ground coffee.
  • Use a bolder flavored pod.

Limited Warranty

This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product and is instead of any other warranty or condition. This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for five (5) years from the date of original purchase in Canada and one (1) year from the date of original purchase in the U.S.

During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace it with a similar one of equal or greater value.

This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120V ~ 60 Hz).

We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live.

Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please write Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Customer Service Department, 4421 Waterfront Dr. Glen Allen, VA 23060, or visit hamiltonbeach.com/customerservice in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca/customerservice in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

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