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Getting to hot

After I cleaned my Bunn, the water in the tank gets to hot. The water in the tank start steaming and makes a boiling over noise. There is a large amount of steam

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The thermostat or tank heater is not working properly. Please get the model and date code located on the bottom of the machine and contact customer service. If your machine is 3 years old or less, it will be replaced free of charge. If you machine is over 3 years old, it will be replaced at a reduced price.

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