BUNN BT10B carafe leaks from spout down side while pouring
My sister and I love this coffeemaker but both of ours leak from the pour spout on the carafe--making a mess everytime we try to pour a cup of coffee. I emailed the company and they advised to scrub the spout with scrubber before each use which sometimes made it leak a little less but never has solved the problem.
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To clean your brewer, pour in 1 qt of white vinegar into the top, place the carafe on the base and close the lid. Allow the vinegar to sit in the machine for 2 hours. After 2 hours, turn off the machine and let it cool. Then remove the sprayhead and insert the metal spring(deliming tool) into the hole where the sprayhead was and twist it 5-6 times. Then you will flush out the machine by pouring 8-10 carafes of water through the machine.
Your only hope of getting a new tray for these would be if your local Bunn repair shop has some hanging around that broke down for another reason. This is a very common problem with those models. You can find a list of Bunn repair depots at www.bunn.com Good luck!
If you still have warranty on the machine take it in to the nearest service center.
Its probably a lose pipe in the machine. so if you dont have warranty left just open it up and look for lose pipes and reconnect them.
The easiest way to empty these brewers is to turn them upside down over the sink. Turn it on it's side, always keeping the fill hole down toward the sink, and keep on going until you have the unit completely upside down. If there is a push switch under the lid to stop water from going into the pot until the lid is closed, you will have to keep this pushed in until the unit is empty
There are other makes and models with carafes that do the same thing. One tip I saw on tv, though not for this particular brand, said one cheap fix was simply to smear the tiniest trace of vegetable oil or shortening on the pour spout. What is happening is that the liquid wants to cling to the pot. It doesn't like letting go of the surface. But water-based liquids readily let go of oiled or greasy surfaces.
I have a Stay and Go. I had the same problem. I tried this technique, and it worked immediately. Two issues I imagine folks will have with this is, it doesn't last (after a few cups, the hot water has cut the oil off the spout) and they will not like the idea of oil or shortening in their coffee. But the amount you need is so small, I never saw a trace of oil or grease in my coffee cup at all.
It does work, but... perhaps a different spout design or material would be better? Don't designers know about such problems?
Use the de-liming spring to clean the copper tube behind the spray head. Pour several pots of clear white vinegar through the unit to further remove lime and scale from the interior of your coffee maker. My Bunn is 24 years old, and the only replacement parts I've ever required are new carafes and the 4041 silicone washer repair kit.