An old coffee maker may be possible to repair, depending on the problem it has. Many coffee maker problems are simple and can be easily repaired.
An individual must first determine the cause of the coffee maker's problem. It may be helpful to learn the components of the coffee maker and how it works. If possible, reference the particular coffee maker's user manual to learn information about its components and any troubleshooting advice.
Common problems include a faulty on/off switch, a malfunctioning thermostat, a nonworking heating element or a nonworking warming element. Each of these common problems is a fairly simple task to repair.