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Leaking pour basin

I have two older bunn pour o matic units and both leak water. When I disassembled them I found that both have baked the plastic pour basin to the point of decay. It would be a simple fix if I could find a replacement pour basin. thanks fo any help. KIP

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    My Pouromatic leaks from the base too. Help! Can I send it for repair/cleaning?



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Your only hope of getting a new tray for these would be if your local Bunn repair shop has some hanging around that broke down for another reason. This is a very common problem with those models. You can find a list of Bunn repair depots at Good luck!

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