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COFFEE MAKER LEAKS CLEAR WATER FROM THE BOTTOM EVERY TIME I USE T

10 CUP GRIND & BREW COFFEE MAKER w/ PAUSE aND !-4 CUP OPTION LEAKS CLEAR WATER FROM BOTTOM WHILE BREWING COFFEE

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I always brew 6 cups and it leaks water at the bottom EVERY SINGLE TIME.  

  • Sequins55 Apr 22, 2009

    Same problem with our Cuisinart DGB-600BC! A large puddle of water leaks from the bottom on the left hand side. It appears to be getting worse. Any solutions for this?????

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    andrewkstauf Mar 09, 2013

    Yep, here is an image of the underside of our DGB-600BC (bottom cover off) spitting a stream of water out of a corroded spot of the metal heating channel

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Have the same issue, looking for my receipt for warranty. All of us having this problem can't be wrong and it must be defective

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Just tried fixing water leak in this model. Problem was the red rubber hose connecting to the heater element was split under the retaining spring clip. I cut off 1/2in and reinstalled, but then saw a leak in the heater element tube, caused by corrosion from the previous leak. Tried to seal it with a high temp automotive epoxy (good to 500F), but that did not work as the epoxy became brittle after one use ( must get pretty hot on the element!). So this unit is toast as new element needs to welded into place and is probably not available. Add labor costs and you can buy an new one for less. Bummer. Dr. Fix-it.

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