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Brew time Our nearly new Mr. Coffee has slowed down in it's brew time. It takes nearly 40 minutes to brew a half of a pot. Why :(

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Re: brew time

If you have hard water, minerals may have built up in the unit, slowing down the flow. You should be able to find some sort of mineral-dissolving treatment for it at your local grocery or hardware store. Make sure to run a few pots of plain water when you are done, to get any residue out!

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