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OVER FLOW My Bunn seems to pump the water to fast for the filter to handle it. I have the same coffee maker at work and don't have a problem. I am using the same coffee and filters both places.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Everytime we brew a pot of coffee, the filter basket overflows. how can we solve this?

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  • bob5390 Jan 10, 2009

    Water comes out so fast it forces the coffee grounds up over the filter and the grounds go all over the counter and in the pot.....it is getting a bit frustrating....any suggestions on how to fix?

  • tafoster2001 Feb 13, 2009

    We have had our Bunn for some time, not doing anything different, and now it is overflowing the coffee grounds when it brews. We use Bunn filters faithfully. We clean the pot regularly.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    We use bunn filters and have an overflow problem with this unit,
    This is our thid unit and I know that the filters can be a problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Have owned 5 makers over 30 years. This one is the only one that overflows. Only thing that helps is adding the water 30% at a time over 2 minutes.

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#1 You must have the second, plastic decanter that came with previous models to do this one: slide an ice cream stick between the lid and that little plunger to hold it down. Having owned Bunns for decades an never having this problem, this is what I did.

#2 If that had not worked, I was going to use a round toothpick and break it off in a hole of the restrictor (simply unscrews) one hole at a time until I slowed the water down to sycn with the basket. However, the problem is the gushing that comes with closing the lid.

I suppose Bunn wanted to cut costs so they replaced the 2nd measuring, plastic decanter with the gate that allows you to use your same glass, serving decanter. With earlier models, you got your coffee even faster! Hope this helps. Mine stopped overflowing when I fastened the plunger down.

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The Bunn needs Bunn filters because they are thinner and let water through faster. The cheaper filters will overflow. Bunn's claim to fame is fast...this is just part of the fast process.

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