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Update on the GE Automatic
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Post# 1034385   6/4/2019 at 14:44 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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Well, a good friend of mine took on the task of trying to fix the burner. Check out the photos!

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Post# 1034386 , Reply# 1   6/4/2019 at 14:48 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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OH sweet! I've got one of those Automatic GE stoves, but the coffeemaker I found years later is not the model with that metal disc in the filter rod, alas...

Post# 1034387 , Reply# 2   6/4/2019 at 14:51 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        
Bonsai Ed!

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Iím so glad that your friend got this bad boy working as it was designed to work! Was the magnet just stuck, or was it the thermostat that was stuck? So, does it kick down to low heat after the water has risen to the top?

This is really a beautifully designed early 20th century appliance. You will have lots of fun with this one, especially showing it off to company when you make the coffee for dessert.


Post# 1034418 , Reply# 3   6/4/2019 at 23:07 by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        

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Where does the ground coffee go?  How is it filtered?

Post# 1034531 , Reply# 4   6/5/2019 at 09:19 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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Hi Ralph,
The grounds go in the top bowl. As the water boils it is forced up causing the grounds to boil. The filter is either a glass rod or cloth and goes in the center of the upper bowl.

Post# 1034543 , Reply# 5   6/5/2019 at 10:47 by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        

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Thanks for the info, Ed.  The glass rod sounds familiar, and the glass carafe and brewing chamber strike me as able to yield a better tasting brew than a Coffeemaster.  Enjoy!

Post# 1034545 , Reply# 6   6/5/2019 at 11:00 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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I love the taste of vacuum pot coffee. It is really bold and very hot. Much better than perk or drip coffee, I believe. Plus, these contraptions are really fun to watch!

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