Might there be some stuff crusting the dispanser vent? Did you clean it regularly? If you've not done that, this is what you do:
1) Open up the lid where the T-Disc is supposed to go.
2) Take out any moveable (not breakable) object, for instance the thing that punctuates the T-Disc(its made of two parts stuck together) and the T-Disc holder.
3) Take 'em apart and put 'em into your dishwasher or wash it by hand.
4) Wipe the entire T-disc area with a damp cloth, make sure nothing stays there that isn't supposed to be there.
5) Put the removed and cleaned parts back very carefully and watch out that they are exactly in place, if in doubt wheter they are fitted correctly, just shake them a little. There should be no movement other than up and down.
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You are likely overfilling your pod with coffee. I had the same issue until I realized that to get a good cup of coffee without the mess I should only use 1/2 full pods. If you are having this mess with factory sealed K-cups then I don't know what your issue could be.
There are a couple things that could cause that, that I experienced:
1. I found that the water injection needle sometimes gets dirty. Coffee grounds are in it and cause the water to go over the top and wash coffee past the k-cup into your coffee cup.
You can use a paperclip to clean out the needle.
2. There is a whole in the k-cup somewhere or the lid is not properly / or strongly enough glued to the k-cup. The water-pressure then pushes coffee out of those holes around the k-cup into the coffee mug.
3. The plastic insert where you put the k-cup in is dirty itself (I have to clean it every now and then).
4. The coffee in the k-cup is ground so fine that it gets pushed through the whole on the bottom that is being punshed for the water to escape.
I looked up your problem and found the same one was answered previously on fixya. I have copied and pasted the previous answer here for you. Good luck and I hope you have a great day!
After many months, I solved the problem of the red light staying on the Tassimo Coffee Maker. Use these easy steps.
1. Fill a 2 cup measuring cup with hot water.
2. Mix in descaler.
3. Pour in the empty water tank.
4. Put the yellow cleaning disk in the chamber and close chamber. Put the two cup measuring cup under the spout.
5. Push and hold the brew button for about 3 seconds (until the red and green light flash.
6. Now don't touch the machine. It will do it's thing for about 20 minutes. (Don't be impatient and start to push buttons, just leave it)
7. When it finishes it's cycle. The red light will turn off. Then clean the water tank and put fresh water and run clean water through the brewing cycle 4 times. Your machine is now ready for use.
I have the answer because it is happening to me now. Moreso with the Timmothy's brand K cups. I did a little forensics on a good brew, and then on two slow with grounds in the final brewed coffee.
The inner filter is placed in the k cup and it is not glued to the top rim. The bag then just sits on the bottom of the k cup as it is passed with the hot pressurized water.
The good cups are glued to the top rim and there is no problem.
To investigate....remove the foil top carefully after the cup cools. Rinse out the grounds, and the filter bag should still be glued to the rim. if you've got a dribbler and one that passes the grounds into the cup...you will find the filter bag had fallen loose from the rim. Manufacturer defect...You bet!!!
I had 8 from a box of Timmothys 25 count pass grounds. Green mountain coffee may once in a while pass grounds, but very rare and maybe three times in the 4,000 k-cups we've used.
This is from the FAQ section of West Bend's website at www.focuselectrics.com:
As a guideline, use the
following amounts of ground coffee for the number of cups being
prepared. Use standard measuring cups ( as used to measure flour,
sugar, etc.) to measure the coffee. The amounts of coffee below will
brew mild to medium strength coffee which most people prefer. The
amount of coffee can be adjusted to suit personal preference. As a
guide, there are about 5 cups of coffee to a pound (16 ounces).
12 - 18 Cups Coffee = 1 - 1 1/4 Cups Grounds
20 - 25 Cups Coffee = 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 Cups Grounds
28 - 36 Cups Coffee = 1 1/2 - 2 Cups Grounds
40 - 45 Cups Coffee = 2 - 2 1/2 Cups Grounds
50 - 60 Cups Coffee = 3 - 4 Cups Grounds
70 - 80 Cups Coffee = 4 1/2 - 5 Cups Grounds
90 - 100 Cups Coffee = 5 1/2 - 6 1/4 Cups Grounds
Hope this helps. You might also be able to download the manual from there if you look for your model.
i think it's supposed to do that. the cup at the base is supposed to be catching all the water that the tassimo is 'leaking'. it should be dumped after every cup of tea/coffee.
if you have taller cups, and do not use the cup base that comes with the machine in order to fit the taller cups under where the tea/coffee comes out, then you are right. it seems like it's 'leaking' because it is. there should be enough room in the base for one cup, but then it can also be removed so as to dump the excess water out after the cup is made.
hope this helps!