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Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker User Manual

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Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker


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 should be supervised to ensure that 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 from 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 either the Coffee Maker or clock is 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. Call the provided customer service number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
  10. Use only the carafe provided with the appliance.
  11. Do not use outdoors.
  12. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch hot surfaces,  including stove
  13. The carafe is designed for use with this coffee maker. It must never be used on a range top or in a microwave oven.
  14. Do not set a hot carafe on a wet or cold surface.
  15. Do not use a cracked carafe or one with a loose or weakened handle.
  16. Do not clean the carafe with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
  17. Be certain the carafe lid is securely in place during the brew cycle and when pouring coffee. Do not use force when placing the lid on the carafe.
  18. Do not place the coffee maker on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  19. To disconnect the coffee Maker, turn the controls to 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.
  20. Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the bottom cover. No user-serviceable parts are inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.
  21. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  22. The keep-Warm plate may remain hot after the coffee maker is turned off.


This appliance is intended for household use only.

Electrical Shock Hazard: This appliance is provided with a polarized plug (one wide blade) to reduce the risk of electric shock. The plug fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, have an electrician replace the outlet.

The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in or tripping over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary, an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of the appliance.

Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over. To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not use another high-wattage appliance on the same circuit with this appliance.

Parts and Features

  • To order parts:
  • US: 1.800.851.8900
  • www.hamiltonbeach.com
  • Canada: 1.800.267.2826
  • Mexico: 01 800 71 16 100

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Wash all removable parts in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Brew one cycle with water and discard the water.

How to Make Coffee

WARNING Burn Hazard.
To avoid hot coffee overflowing from the filter basket:

  • When using decaffeinated coffee, do not exceed the coffee manufacturer’s recommended serving amount.
  • Ensure the swivel filter basket is completely closed. If filter basket overflow occurs, unplug the coffee maker and allow the coffee in the filter basket to cool before removing the filter basket.
  1. Press and release the TIME button.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 2
  2. The hour will flash on the display. Press and pulse the TIME button to increase to set the current hour in AM or PM.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 3
  3. Wait 3 seconds; minutes will flash. Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 4
  4. Press and pulse the TIME button to increase to set current minutes. Set time will display constant. Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 5
  5. Lift the water reservoir and fill the lid to add water.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 6
  6. For each cup of coffee being made.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 7
  7. place one level tablespoon of ground coffee into filter.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 8
  8. A permanent filter may also be used with the filter basket.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 9
  9. Place brew basket tabs in slots in the filter basket holder.Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker 10

To Program Automatic Brew

White LED will illuminate to indicate PROGRAM is activated. White LED light will turn off when the unit begins to brew at the preprogrammed time.

  1. Choose a brew option. Then, hold the PROG button.
  2. Next, press and pulse the TIME button to set the desired brewing hour in the AM or PM.
  3. Wait 3 seconds; minutes will flash. Then press and pulse the TIME button to increase to minutes.
  4. Set time will display constant. Release PROG and the current time is displayed.
  5. Press and release PROG again to activate automatic brew. PROGlight will illuminate.

Tips for Best-Tasting Coffee

  • All coffees are made from either arabica beans robusta beans, or some combination of both. Arabica beans are slightly more expensive but tend to produce better-tasting coffee.
  • Ground coffee will become stale much faster than whole beans. If buying preground coffee, choose a package with the latest expiration date or a smaller quantity.
  • If grinding whole beans, set your coffee grinder on a fine/ medium grind. This will yield the best-tasting grounds. Try to use freshly ground coffee within about a week of grinding.
  • Using a water filter, filtered water, or bottled water will yield better-tasting coffee than tap water.
  • Use approximately 1 tablespoon of grounds for each cup of coffee being made. To avoid overflow, use about 1/3 less ground when brewing decaf or flavored coffees.
  • Make sure your coffee maker is clean. See the “Care and Cleaning” section.

How to Use the Brew Options and Clean Notification

Your coffee maker will default to the “Regular” strength coffee setting when brewing.
Using the brew strength options will increase the length of brewing time slightly.

If the unit is always plugged in, after 30 cycles CLEAN will scroll across the display. Follow the directions for “Care and Cleaning.”


  • Performing the cleaning procedure will clear the display.
  • The brew cycle counter resets every time the coffee maker is unplugged.

Care and Cleaning

Unplug the coffee maker (this resets the brew counter for cleaning mode notification). Wipe the coffee maker with a damp cloth or sponge. Dry. Remove the water filter and water filter base (see “How to Replace the Water Filter”). Pour a minimum of 1 pint (2 cups/473 ml) white vinegar into the water reservoir.

Press the I/ ON/OFF button once. After 30 seconds, turn OFF. Wait 30 minutes to allow the vinegar to clean. Then turn ON again. When the cycle is finished, wait for the unit to cool. Empty the carafe and rinse. Run 2–3 more brew cycles with CLEAN WATER only. Allow to cool between cycles.

Carafe Safety Precautions

  • Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe that has a loose or weakened handle.
  • This carafe is designed to be used only on the keep-hot plate of your coffee maker. Do not use on a gas or electric range top, or in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • To avoid breakage, handle the carafe with care. Avoid impact. Glass will break as a result of impact. Use care when filling with water to avoid hitting the faucet.
  • Do not place the hot carafe on a cool or wet surface. Allow to cool before washing or adding liquids.
  • Do not set the empty carafe on a hot heating surface.
  • Do not clean with steel wool pads, abrasive cleanser, or any other materials that may scratch.
  • Do not place your hands inside the carafe. When handling, be careful if wearing any hand jewelry, especially diamond rings. Jewelry can scratch the glass, which increases the possibility of breakage.
  • Do not bump, scratch, or boil dry.
  • Discard the carafe if it is cracked, scratched, or heated while empty for an extended period.
  • To avoid accidents, do not pour in the direction of people.
  • If stirring in the carafe, use only wooden, plastic, or rubber utensils. Do not use metal utensils.
  • Follow the above safety precautions carefully to avoid serious burn injuries which may result if breakage occurs while the carafe holds heated liquids.


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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 theproduct 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 call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S. or 1.800.267.2826 in Canada or visit hamiltonbeach.com in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.


Faqs About Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker

How do I set the time on my Hamilton Beach programmable coffee maker?

Typically, you’ll find the clock-setting buttons on the control panel. Press and hold the “Clock” or “Time” button until the display starts flashing. Then, use the hour and minute buttons to set the correct time. Finally, press the “Clock” or “Time” button again to confirm.

Can I program my Hamilton Beach coffee maker to start brewing automatically?

Yes, most Hamilton Beach programmable coffee makers offer this feature. You can usually set the desired brewing time using the programming buttons on the control panel. Make sure to fill the reservoir with water and add coffee grounds before programming the brew time.

How do I clean my Hamilton Beach coffee maker?

Regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the performance and longevity of your coffee maker. Refer to the user manual for specific instructions on cleaning your model. Typically, you’ll need to regularly descale the machine, clean the brew basket, carafe, and exterior surfaces. Some models also have a self-cleaning function.

My coffee tastes strange. What should I do?

Strange-tasting coffee can be a sign of several issues, including old coffee grounds, mineral buildup, or improper cleaning. Try using fresh coffee grounds, cleaning the machine thoroughly, and descaling if necessary. If the problem persists, refer to the troubleshooting section of your user manual or contact Hamilton Beach customer support.

How long does the warming plate keep the coffee hot?

The warming plate on Hamilton Beach coffee makers typically keeps the brewed coffee hot for about 1-2 hours. After this time, the coffee may start to lose its optimal flavor and temperature. Some models offer an automatic shut-off feature to conserve energy and prevent overheating.

Can I use paper filters with my Hamilton Beach coffee maker?

Yes, most Hamilton Beach coffee makers are compatible with standard paper filters. However, some models come with a permanent mesh filter that eliminates the need for paper filters. Check the user manual for your specific model to confirm compatibility.

Why isn’t my coffee maker brewing?

If your coffee maker isn’t brewing, there could be several reasons, such as a power outage, water reservoir not filled, clogged water filter, or malfunctioning components. Check the power supply, ensure the water reservoir is properly filled, and inspect for any visible blockages. If the issue persists, refer to the troubleshooting guide in the user manual or contact Hamilton Beach customer support for assistance.

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