Mr Coffee Buttons Not Working: How to Fix it?

If you’re experiencing issues with the start button on your Mr. Coffee coffee maker, you’re not alone. Here, I’ll share a comprehensive troubleshooting guide to solve these common problems related to the start button.

Whether the button is unresponsive, the coffee maker won’t turn on, or you’re facing other starting problems, we’ll explore various troubleshooting procedures to get your coffee maker up and running again.

Basic Troubleshooting Procedures:

When faced with an unresponsive start button on your Mr. Coffee coffee maker, there are a few basic troubleshooting procedures you can try:

  1. Taping the start button: Sometimes, the start button may not be making proper contact. Place a small piece of tape over the button to ensure a secure connection.
  2. Shifting the button: Gently shift the start button in different directions to see if it triggers a response. This can help realign any internal components that may be causing the issue.
  3. Adjusting the button’s depression: If the start button feels loose or doesn’t depress fully, try adjusting its depression by applying gentle pressure while pressing the button.

Other Reasons for Unresponsive Button:

If the basic troubleshooting procedures didn’t resolve the issue, there could be other underlying reasons for the unresponsive start button. Let’s explore some common possibilities:

1. Power Supply Issues:

  • Checking power connection: Ensure that the coffee maker is properly plugged into a working power outlet. Examine the power cord for any damage or lose connections.
  • Trying a different power outlet: Test the coffee maker by plugging it into a different power outlet to rule out any issues with the current outlet.

2. Insufficient Water Supply:

  • Checking the water level in the reservoir: Verify that the water level in the reservoir is above the minimum mark. If it’s too low, the coffee maker may not start.
  • Using the water-level gauge: Some Mr. Coffee models have a water-level gauge. Make sure the gauge accurately reflects the water level. If it doesn’t, clean or replace the gauge.

3. Unbalanced or Off-Centered Coffee Filter:

  • Repositioning the filter: Open the coffee maker’s top lid and check if the filter is properly positioned. Adjust it to ensure it sits securely and evenly.
  • Replacing a misshapen filter: If the filter appears misshapen or damaged, replace it with a new one to ensure it fits correctly and allows for proper water flow.

4. New Mr. Coffee Iced Coffeemaker:

The new Mr. Coffee Iced Coffeemaker may have its own specific troubleshooting steps for start button issues. One common approach is applying extra pressure to the button:

  1. Applying extra pressure to the button: With firm but gentle pressure, press the start button while ensuring the iced coffeemaker is properly set up and the water reservoir is filled.

Dealing with Other Starting Problems:

In addition to start button issues, there are other problems you may encounter with your Mr. Coffee coffee maker not turning on or experiencing leaks from the bottom. Here are some troubleshooting steps to address these issues:

Coffee Maker Not Turning On:

  1. Ensure that the coffee maker is properly connected to a functioning power outlet. Test the outlet by plugging in another device to confirm it’s working.
  2. Some models may have a reset button or feature. Refer to the user manual to locate the reset option and follow the instructions to reset the coffee maker.
  3. Inspect the power cord for any signs of damage or fraying. If you notice any issues, replace the cord with a new one.
  4. If the coffee maker is plugged in and the power outlet is working, check your home’s circuit breaker panel or fuse box. Ensure that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped or the fuse hasn’t blown.

Leaking from the Bottom:

  • Make sure all parts, including the carafe, water reservoir, and filter, are correctly assembled. Ensure that the carafe is placed securely in the coffee maker and the water reservoir is tightly sealed.
  • Avoid overfilling the water reservoir as it can lead to leaks. Only fill it to the recommended level indicated by the coffee maker.
  • Residue or buildup inside the coffee maker can cause leaks. Regularly clean your coffee maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent clogs and leaks.
  • The gasket, located around the water reservoir, may become worn out over time. Inspect the gasket for any damage or cracks. If necessary, replace it with a new gasket to ensure a proper seal.

Resetting the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker:

If you’re experiencing electrical glitches or the iced coffee maker is not responding, you can try resetting it. Here’s a general procedure:

  1. Unplug the iced coffee maker from the power outlet.
  2. Wait for about 10 minutes to allow any residual electrical charge to dissipate.
  3. Plug the iced coffee maker back into the power outlet.
  4. Follow the regular setup instructions for the iced coffee maker, ensuring the water reservoir is filled correctly.
  5. Test the start button and see if the issue has been resolved.

If the problem persists after attempting these troubleshooting steps, it’s recommended to contact Mr. Coffee customer support or refer to the user manual for further assistance. They can provide specific guidance based on the model of your coffee maker and the nature of the problem.


Troubleshooting start button issues on your Mr. Coffee coffee maker requires a systematic approach.

By following these basic troubleshooting procedures, checking the power supply, ensuring sufficient water supply, and verifying the position of the coffee filter, you can often resolve start button problems.

Mian Mohsin (MohsinZox)

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I'm Mian Mohsin the founder of the DeesCoffee. Here, I share step-by-step guides and explore different coffee products from my personal experience. Learn more...