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Filter basket pops open after grinding GROUNDS AND WATER EVERYWHERE!!!!

This is infuriating. The filter basket OFTEN (2 out of 3 brews) pops open after the beans are ground, so the grounds go shooting out onto the countertop, then comes the water, so the coffee is "made" on the countertop! Licking the coffee off of the counter is not nearly as delicious (but certainly does have more crunch) as brewing in the actual pot, and I don't think the residual cleaning agents on the tile are healthy. I have cleaned the appliance every way that I know how to no avail! I also, of course, make sure the filter basket is secure before turning the appliance on. HELP PLEASE????

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I had that problem a few times. When the door is open and the basket is removed I pushed in and held the release button while I cleaned that little hook area that holds the pop out tray in place. I just used a paper towel and nicely warm water. Works fine afterwords. I try to clean this at least every week.

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