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Your coffee is too finely ground for your basket. 2 solutions: buy "regular" ground coffee from now on, OR use filters inside the basket. Many 30 cup or 45 cup maker's baskets are sized so that a normal filter, flattened-out, and a small hole torn in the middle will fit into basket and prevent the grounds from passing through.

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Were do you buy the big filters for 42 cup coffe maker or do you not use one.

Hello, My name is Mike.

Large coffee makers of this kind have a basket.There is no need for a filter. Now, there are filters you can buy that would work for this size if you felt for some reason you have to have one.

For example you can buy large Bunn filters, and just pinch a hole in the middle and put it over tube and now you have a filter. Now, personally me being a expert on espresso machines as well as owning a coffee company myself. I would not use any filter, as this machine is designed not to have one. If you do use one, problem is, with that type of volume of making a pot, will make your coffee weak and inconsistent.places to buy a large filter for the machine to make it work is wall mart, k-mart- sears-and for business is united grocers, other wise known as cash and carry. I hope this helps, Mike the Bean Man.


Sep 25, 2011 | Hamilton Beach GE 42-Cup Coffee Urn Coffee...

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Will not process the water to make coffee

the coffe maker might be clogged up so here' what to do: Look through the clear plastic panel on the side of the coffee maker's water tank to make sure that it has water in it.
  • Clean your Sunbeam coffee maker, You can wash the removable filter basket and carafe in hot, soapy water and pour 4 cups of white vinegar into the water reservoir of your coffee maker. Start the brewing cycle with no coffee grounds to allow the vinegar to clean the inside of the coffee maker. Rinse away the vinegar by running the brewing cycle twice with only clean, fresh water.
  • 8 Check the removable filter basket to see if the filter has collapsed if you find coffee grounds in your brewed coffee. If the paper filters collapse often you can wet them before you place them inside the filter basket so that they will stick to the basket and stay in place. or check this link because it might need a new hose. Coffeemaker Sparepartswww.coffeemaker-spareparts.

  • Jun 12, 2011 | Sunbeam COFFEEMAKER 10C BLACK DR13

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    I have a 55 cup Farberware Urn. Pot will perc coffee sometimes & sometimes not. Problem exists since new, & have replaced both thermos. Water gets very hot, but not as Coffee. Sounds like...

    Hi. The spring slips onto the stem just under the coffee basket, it holds the stem with pressure so the perked coffee go up the stem onto the spreader, check Ron

    Aug 15, 2010 | Faberware 12-55 Cup Coffee Urn

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    Does this coffee urn require a paper filter, or is the basket tight enough to hold the grounds

    No the steel mesh is your filter. The coffee should be groase enouph so it will pass thoigh the mesh

    Dec 12, 2009 | West Bend 58030 Coffee Maker

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    My 25cup Farberware urn quit perking coffee can it be reasonbly repaired?

    I have the same urn and had the same problem.

    There are 3 common causes of lost perk that can be dealt with at home, and cause about 1/2 of the failures with these urns. They are very common when the pots are used rarely or carelessly cleaned after use, and when coffee is ground too fine for perc (drip grind is too fine for perc). As long as the pot is still heating, check these three things:
    1) Clean the _inside_ of the hollow stem )that holds the basket and moves the water from the bottom of the pot to the top), to remove all grounds. You should be able to see clearly through it.
    2) At the bottom of this stem there is a very small cup that has little holes in it and fits into the little well at the bottom of the pot. Make sure these are completely clear.
    3) Scour out the little well so all residue/ grounds are removed and the little cup fits perfectly into the well.

    It is the perfect fit of the two that allows the perc-ing cycle to occur.

    If the pot is not heating, or these cleaning measures do not work, a local electric repair shop can probably do the repair for about 1/2 the cost of a new urn.

    Dec 04, 2009 | Faberware 12-55 Cup Coffee Urn

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    This is a WB P646 30 cup. Does the basket need a filter? a basket cover? It looks like without a filter there will be some grounds that fall through the holes. How much coffee for 30 cups?

    The filter is really a must. It serves two purposes. It filters the real fine granules and it absorbs the bitter oils on the coffee grounds. Try a cup with and without the filter and you will notice what I mean.. Good question and good luck-Ned-

    Oct 09, 2009 | West Bend 30 Cup Perk

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    Have the Cuisinart DCC-1200 coffee maker. When you begin to brew coffee it brews some of it but leaves the whole filter top full with coffee and coffee grounds. Called then customer service line and...

    It sounds like you were using the gold permanent coffee filter in addition to a paper filter. You should use one or the other.

    The gold permanent filter must be cleaned between each brewing cycle.

    Try this:

    1. Remove the filter basket from the coffee machine.

    2. Remove the gold permanent coffee filter from the basket.

    3. Clean the basket thoroughly. Ensure there are no grounds clogging any holes.

    4. Insert a new paper filter only into the basket. Do not use the gold permanent filter for this test.

    5. Fill the water reservoir with the desired amount of water.

    6. Add the desired amout of coffee grounds into the paper coffee filter.

    7. Replace the filter basket into its holder in the coffee machine, and close the water reservoir lid. Press firmly on top where it says, "Press to Close".

    8. Ensure the glass carafe is placed correctly in its position on the heating plate.

    9. Turn the Function Knob to "BREW", then flip the Power Swich to "ON"

    Hope that helps.

    Jul 07, 2008 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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    Water heats but stops perculating

    Check the spring under the grounds basket on the pump tube. This is supposed to hold the end of the tube down in the heater well. It should compress when the lid is pushed down on the basket and twisted to lock in under the handles.  I have found a good source of parts for Faberware urns and percolators at The thermostats and heating elements can be easily replaced and the urn returned to original condition. Rich of Colorado

    Dec 26, 2007 | Faberware 12-55 Cup Coffee Urn

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