Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc.
Service Manual – TLP Brewer
Important Safeguards/Symbols
This equipment is designed for commercial use. Any servicing other than cleaning and routine maintenance should be
performed by an authorized Wilbur Curtis Company Service Technician.
• DO NOT immerse the unit in water or any other liquid
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, DO NOT open service panels. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
• Keep hands and other items away from hot areas of the unit during operation.
• Never clean with scouring powders or harsh chemicals.
Symbols
WARNINGS – To help avoid personal injury
MODEL
• TLP
CAUTION: Please use
this setup procedure
before attempting to use
this brewer. Failure to
follow the instructions can result
in injury or the voiding of the
warranty.
CAUTION: DO NOT
connect this brewer to hot
water. The inlet valve is
not rated for hot water.
IMPORTANT: This equipment is to be installed
to comply with the
applicable federal, state,
or local plumbing and electrical
codes having jurisdiction.
WARNING: To avoid
scalding, do NOT remove
brew cone while brew
indicator light is flashing.
IMPORTANT: The
brewcycle is adjusted
at the factory to fill a
standard 2.5 liter airpot with 2.2
liters of brewed coffee. The duration of the brewcycle is set from 3
to 4 minutes.
Important Notes/Cautions – from the factory
Sanitation Requirements
System Requirements
• Water Source: 20 ‑ 100 PSI. Must have a Minimum Flow Rate of 1/2 GPM (preferred flow rate is 1 gpm).
• Electrical: See attached schematic for your model.
Setup Steps
1. The unit should be level (left to right - front to back), on a secure surface.
2. Connect the water line to the water inlet fitting on the rear of the unit. Water volume flow to the machine should be
consistent. Use tubing sized sufficiently to provide a minimum flow rate of one gallon per minute.
NSF International requires the following water connection:
1. A quick disconnect or additional coiled tubing (at least 2x the depth of the unit) is required so that the unit
can be moved for cleaning.
2. This unit must be installed with adequate backflow protection to comply with applicable federal, state and
local codes.
3. Water pipe connections and fixtures directly connected to a potable water supply shall be sized, installed
and maintained in accordance with federal, state, and local codes.
3. Connect the unit to electrical outlet with appropriate amperage rating (see serial tag on machine). Once power has been
supplied to the unit, flip the toggle switch to the ‘ON’ position (located on the rear of the unit), the water tank will begin to
fill. When the water level in the tank reaches the probe, the heating element will turn on.
4. Turn on the control panel by pressing the ON/OFF button.
5. The heating tank will require 20 to 30 minutes to reach operating temperature (200°F). The READY‑TO‑BREW light will
come on.
6. Prior to brewing, dispense 12 ounces of hot water through the hot water faucet.
7. Run brew cycle of at least 16 ounces to purge the water line of any air trapped in the lines after filling.
Brewing Coffee
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WILBUR CURTIS CO., INC.
6913 West Acco Street
Montebello, CA 90640-5403
For the latest information go to
www.wilburcurtis.com
Tel: 800-421-6150
Fax: 323-837-2410
1.Place a clean, empty airpot in position, centered
under the brew cone.
2.Place a new filter into
the brewcone. Pour the
proper amount of ground
coffee into the filter.
3.Slide the brewcone into
position on brew rails.
4. Press the BREW button.
The indicator light above
the selected brew button
will flash during the brewcycle.
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Your Curtis TLP system is factory pre‑set for optimum performance. Generally, there will not be a need to
change programming.
STEPS TO
PROGRAMMING
CAUTION: These steps
involve working with
hot water. Avoid against
splashing and spilling.
Changing the TLP Program
The TLP features a dynamic memory. In the event of a power loss, it will remember ALL program settings.
Brew Temperature – Factory Pre-Set to 200°F
Function to set brew temperature, 170° to 206°F. Brew temperature will be indicated by READY-TO-BREW
light blinking.
CONFIRM/RESET BREW TEMPERATURE - Factory Preset
to 200ºF
ENTERING THE PROGRAM MODE #1
ENTER THE PROGRAMMING MODE #1:
For ALL functions you must first enter the programming
mode.
 Press
 Turn OFF the power from the Control Panel by pressing
.
 Press and HOLD
and press and RELEASE
 Continue HOLDING until LEASE.
starts blinking; RE-

.
for two seconds, then RELEASE.
will start blinking. Each blink equals 2º F, starting at 170º (max.
temp. 206º F or 19 blinks).
 To change Temperature, press and HOLD

.
will start QUICK flashing. Each QUICK flash equals 2º F. After
reaching 206º, temperature starts over at 170º.
 RELEASE
when the desired temperature is reached (new temp.
will now be displayed).
 To set and exit, press
.
Temperature Table
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Nº of
Blinks
Temp.
Nº of
Blinks
Temp.
1
170º F
11
190º F
2
172º F
12
192º F
3
174º F
13
194º F
4
176º F
14
196º F
5
178º F
15
198º F
6
180º F
16
200º F
7
182º F
17
202º F
8
184º F
18
204º F
9
186º F
19
206º F
10
188º F
Brew Volume - Factory Pre-set Full Brew to 2.2 Liters
When setting the brew volume, place an empty airpot under the brewcone to determine volume level. The factory default for the Half Brew button is half the brew volume of the Full Brew button. The brew volume of the Half Brew button can be set independently (see Half Brew Volume
below).
Before changing the brew volume, wait until unit
reaches brew temperature (Ready to Brew light comes
on), insert the brewcone into place on the brewer, then
place an airpot or some kind of measuring container
centered beneath the brewcone.
CHANGE FULL BREW VOLUME
ENTER THE PROGRAMMING MODE #1
(Be sure to have an empty brewcone & airpot in position).
 Press and HOLD
then RELEASE.
until hot water starts running from sprayhead;
 When desired volume is reached, press
brew volume.
again to stop flow and set
HALF BREW VOLUME
ENTER THE PROGRAMMING MODE #1
Have an empty brewcone & airpot in position under the sprayhead.
 Press and HOLD
then RELEASE.
until hot water starts running from sprayhead;
 When desired volume is reached, press
brew volume.
again to stop flow and set
BREW CYCLE COUNTER
ENTER THE PROGRAM MODE #2
TO ACCESS BREW CYCLE COUNTER
 Turn OFF the power from the Control Panel by pressing
.
ENTER THE PROGRAMMING MODE #2:
 Press and HOLD
 Continue HOLDING
ing; RELEASE.
and press and RELEASE
until
STOPS blink-
PULSE BREW
ENTER THE PROGRAM MODE #3
 Turn OFF the power from the Control Panel by pressing
and press and RELEASE
To change:
until
shows one quick flash, then RELEASE. You have now added a blink to your blinking light pattern.
 By pressing and holding
.
 Continue HOLDING
until
STOPS blinking
and remains on, then RELEASE

CHANGING THE PULSE BREW FEATURE
 Press and HOLD
.
 Press and HOLD

will now start a pattern of LONG and SHORT blinks.
This pattern identifies the number of brew cycles. SHORT blinks indicate
the brew number from one [1] to nine [9]. LONG blinks separate the 1’s,
10’s, 1,000’s and 10,000’s.
.
 To set and exit, press
you add another blink.
.
PULSE OPTIONS:
will now blink one of three different flashing light
OFF = One Long Flash (Factory Default)
#1 = One Long Flash + 1 Short Flash
patterns (refer to Pulse Options, right).
#2 = One Long Flash + 2 Short Flash
#3 = One Long Flash + 3 Short Flash
Option #1 produces a pulse of 40 seconds ON, 40 seconds OFF, then
ON until the end of the brew cycle.
Option #2 provides a pulse of 30 seconds ON, 5 seconds OFF, repeated
four times, then continuously ON until the end of the brew cycle.
ON
OFF
Option #3 is 40 seconds ON, 40 seconds OFF, 60 seconds ON, 25
seconds OFF, then ON until the end of the brew cycle.
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ERROR CODES
ADS technology features a state-of-the-art error code system. This is designed to quickly advise you of any problems the system may experience expediting service or repair. Occasionally, an error reported may be a problem with the water supply or electrical power; NOT directly
associated with a fault of the Curtis system itself. An example of this includes a clogged water filter — indicated by a water level error code.
Error Codes are reset by turning the
rear toggle switch to Standby for a
minimum of 10 seconds, then returning the switch to ON. Any service required for
your Curtis system must be performed by a
qualified service technician.
Error Codes are indicated by
= Long Flash
blinking.
= Short Flash
The code pattern is as follows:
WATER LEVEL PROBLEM
TEMPERATURE PROBLEM
COMMUNICATION ERROR
PARTS
LIST
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ITEM Nº
1
1A
2
2A
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12A
12B
13
14
15
16
17
18
18A
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
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PART Nº
DESCRIPTION
WC-3418
BREW CONE,ASSY W/SPLASH POCKET STYLIZED
WC-3316
BREWCONE W/BASKET, S/S STD 7 1/8
WC-61336
COVER, TOP TLP BLACK TEXTURE
WC-61355
COVER, TOP SS TLP
WC-2962-101K KIT, FITTING SPRAYHEAD KYNAR
WC-39662 * LABEL, CONTROL PANEL TLP
WC- 717
* CONTROL BOARD, SMART CARD SWITCH PANEL
WC-29030 * SPRAYHEAD ASSY, ADVANCED FLOW ORANGE
WC-3503
* LEG, SCREW BUMPER 3/8” - 16 STUD
WC-3765L * KIT, INLET VALVE REPAIR (FOR WC-826L, WC-847)
WC- 715
* CONTROL MODULE, TLP 120V 16PIN
WC- 102
* SWITCH, TOGGLE SPST 25A 250VAC RESISTIVE
WC-2401
* ELBOW, 3/8 NPT X 1/4 FLARE PLATED
WC-61335
COVER, SIDE TLP BLACK TEXTURE 18”
WC-61335-101 COVER, SIDE LEFT TLP 18”
WC-61354
COVER, SIDE SS TLP 18”
WC-1040
* PUMP, WATER CENTRIFUGAL 120V 60 Hz
WC-1809
FAUCET, PS/HPS SERIES HOT WATER 1/2-20 UNF AP/ALP
WC- 826L * VALVE INLET 1GPM 120V 10W
WC-5310
* TUBE, 5/16 ID x 1/8W SILICONE
WC-8591
* CAPACITOR, X2
WC-54314
TANK, ASSY 120V TLP12/20 1450W
WC-54314-101 TANK, ASSY 120V TLP12/20 1450W FOR TLP 300 LEFT
WC-43062 * GASKET, TANK
WC-5853-102 COVER, TOP HEATING TANK GEN USE
WC-5502-01 * KIT, PROBE, ASSY WATER LEVEL W/HEX FITTING, O-RING & NUT
WC- 917-04 * ELEMENT, HEATING 1.45KW 120V W/JAM NUTS & SILICONE WASHERS
WC- 523
* THERMOSTAT, MANUAL RESET 120/220 VAC 25A 220 DEG F MAX
WC-5227
* COMPOUND, SILICONE 5 OZ TUBE
WC-1438-101 * SENSOR, HEATING TANK
WC-66050
DRIP TRAY, TLP
WC-1806
* SEAT CUP, SILICONE
WC-4320
O-RING, 1/2” I.D.
* SUGGESTED PARTS LIST
PARTS
DIAGRAMS
2
3
9
10
4
11
1
12
5
14
B
6
A
15
13
7
16
1A
17
26
20
19
8
28
A
24
18
21
25
C
14
22
27
23
B
C
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ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC
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Cleaning the Coffee Brewer
Regular cleaning and preventive maintenance is essential in keeping your coffee brewer looking and working like
new.
CAUTION – Do not use cleansers, bleach liquids, powders or any other substance containing chlorine. These
products promote corrosion and will pit the stainless steel. USE OF THESE PRODUCTS WILL VOID THE
WARRANTY.
1. Wipe exterior surfaces with a moist cloth, removing spills and debris.
2. Slide the brewcone out and clean it. Clean the sprayhead area with a moist clean cloth.
3. Rinse and dry the brewcone.
4. Drain drip tray of coffee. Wash out the drip tray. Dry the tray.
5. Rub a stainless steel polish on the outside surfaces to protect the brewer.
Cleaning the Insulated Carafe
To clean the coffee carafe, prepare a mild solution of detergent and
warm water.
1. Wipe exterior surfaces with a moist cloth, removing water spots and
dried coffee.
2. Remove lid and clean inside the funnel tube with a detergent solution.
3. Use a sponge, brush soaked in detergent solution, to clean the
inside of the carafe liner. Scrub with the sponge brush to remove all
coffee residue.
4. Thoroughly rinse out the carafe and lid with clean warm water.
5. Dry and assemble the coffee server.
DO NOT immerse the coffee carafe in water. DO NOT place in dishwasher.
Cleaning Airpots
1. Wipe exterior surfaces with a moist cloth, removing water spots and dried coffee.
2. Clean the airpot with a mild solution of detergent and warm water. Use a sponge cleaning brush to scrub inside.
3. Clean the syphon tube/funnel with a detergent solution.
4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
DO NOT immerse airpots in water. DO NOT place in dishwasher.
Filter Pouch Cleaner
You may use a filter pouch cleaner to easily clean both the brew cone and the coffee vessel.
1. Place a pouch cleaner into the brew cone. Place an empty server on the brew deck.
2. Press the brew button to run a full brew cycle into the server.
3. At the end of the brew cycle, discard the used filter cleaner pouch.
4. Allow the cleaner to soak in the coffee server for 10 minutes.
5. Dump out the cleaner from the coffee server into a sink.
6. Return the empty coffee server to the brew deck and run another brew cycle to run hot water through the brew
cone and into the server.
7. Empty the rinse water from the coffee server.
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Product Warranty Information
The Wilbur Curtis Company certifies that its products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal
use. The following limited warranties and conditions apply:
3 Years, Parts and Labor, from Original Date of Purchase on digital control boards.
2 Years, Parts, from Original Date of Purchase on all other electrical components, fittings and tubing.
1 Year, Labor, from Original Date of Purchase on all electrical components, fittings and tubing.
Additionally, the Wilbur Curtis Company warrants its Grinding Burrs for Forty (40) months from date of purchase or 40,000 pounds
of coffee, whichever comes first. Stainless Steel components are warranted for two (2) years from date of purchase against leaking
or pitting and replacement parts are warranted for ninety (90) days from date of purchase or for the remainder of the limited warranty
period of the equipment in which the component is installed.
All in-warranty service calls must have prior authorization. For Authorization, call the Technical Support Department at 1-800-9950417. Effective date of this policy is April 1, 2003.
Additional conditions may apply. Go to www.wilburcurtis.com to view the full product warranty information.
CONDITIONS & EXCEPTIONS
The warranty covers original equipment at time of purchase only. The Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc., assumes no responsibility for
substitute replacement parts installed on Curtis equipment that have not been purchased from the
Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc. The Wilbur Curtis Company will not accept any responsibility if the following conditions are not met. The
warranty does not cover and is void under the following circumstances:
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Improper operation of equipment: The equipment must be used for its designed and intended purpose and function.
Improper installation of equipment: This equipment must be installed by a professional technician and must comply with all local electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes.
Improper voltage: Equipment must be installed at the voltage stated on the serial plate supplied with this equipment.
Improper water supply: This includes, but is not limited to, excessive or low water pressure, and inadequate or fluctuating water flow rate.
Adjustments and cleaning: The resetting of safety thermostats and circuit breakers, programming and temperature
adjustments are the responsibility of the equipment owner. The owner is responsible for proper cleaning and regular maintenance of this equipment.
Damaged in transit: Equipment damaged in transit is the responsibility of the freight company and a claim should be made with the carrier.
Abuse or neglect (including failure to periodically clean or remove lime accumulations): Manufacturer is not responsible for variation in equipment operation due to excessive lime or local water conditions. The equipment must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Replacement of items subject to normal use and wear: This shall include, but is not limited to, light bulbs, shear disks, “0” rings, gaskets, silicone tube, canister assemblies, whipper chambers and plates, mixing bowls, agitation assemblies and whipper propellers.
Repairs and/or Replacements are subject to our decision that the workmanship or parts were faulty and the defects showed up under normal use. All labor shall be performed during regular working hours. Overtime charges are the responsibility of the owner. Charges incurred by delays, waiting time, or operating restrictions that hinder the service technician’s ability to perform service is the responsibility of the owner of the equipment. This includes institutional and correctional facilities.
The Wilbur Curtis Company will allow up to 100 miles, round trip, per in-warranty service call.
RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION: All claims under this warranty must be submitted to the Wilbur Curtis Company
Technical Support Department prior to performing any repair work or return of this equipment to the factory. All returned equipment must be repackaged properly in the original carton. No units will be accepted if they are damaged in transit due to improper
packaging. NO UNITS OR PARTS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION (RMA). RMA
NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE CARTON OR SHIPPING LABEL. All in-warranty service calls must be performed by an
authorized service agent. Call the Wilbur Curtis Technical Support Department to find an agent near you.
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WILBUR CURTIS CO., INC.
6913 Acco St., Montebello, CA 90640-5403 USA
Phone: 800/421-6150
Fax: 323-837-2410
Technical Support Phone: 800/995-0417 (M-F 5:30A - 4:00P PST)
Web Site: www.wilburcurtis.com
E-Mail: techsupport@wilburcurtis.com
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