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DCC-2000 the water reservoir does not empty completely. how to resolve?

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    my pot is not dumping the water, serial no #710190. This is a replacement pot that you sent me. My original pot had to be replaced within less than 8 months of date of purchase and now the replacement is doing the same thing.

    Thanks for your help



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My reservoir does not empty completely and since I use a variety of different coffee flavors I just flush out my coffee pot with water
until clear (never empty fully as a tefelon type of coating in the
reservoir) and just leave any clear water in. This solved my problem. Also elimated any leakage by lifting the lid and drying it
off with a dish towel as the water doesn't flow down the small opening and also dry on the back of the coffee pot to stop this
moisture. I love mine especially since there is never a "burn taste"
and it does keep the coffee pot hot. Clean mine every 3 months and put it in new filter.

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Wow, I can see your question is very old. Do you still own your machine and if so have you resolved your problem with it? I would contact Cuisinart Warranty at 1-800-726-0190 and ask them what they can do for you. There is a limited three year warranty on the unit from the day you purchased it.

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