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When brewing several cups of coffee, maker only runs a couple of

Cups leaving water unused in the container

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Make sure the 1-4 setting is not triggered. If it is not, then go ahead and run 2 cups water, 2 cups distilled white vinegar through coffee maker. It should work after that.

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