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VRP it keeps on steeming all the time i turn the temp up and down and half a pot always steems out what is going on

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Thermal switch in the burner is defective. You can take it apart and replace it. You have two possibilities here. If you take it apart, you will either need to replace the temperature control switch completely. You will see a part number and mfg name on the switch. See you can find an electrical store near by that has them. Or, there may be a seperate "high temp thermal switch" on the burner element. Don't know that particular design but either way it sounds like the thermal swich is not letting the burner shut down ans cyclt as it should.

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I recommend slowly pouring in about a half a pot of cold water without coffee in the filter basket 5 or so minutes before you brew in the morning. There are 2 good reasons to do this-
1. Overnight you are having some evaporation due to the fact that your Bunn brewer has a reservoir that keeps a couple of pots worth of water at brewing temperature... a better temp than most "home" model brewers. This will top off the reservoir and you will not "short pot" except for the amount that the grounds themselves hold back.
2. Also overnight, due to the fact that the water is kept hot, the oxygen can dissipate from the water in the tank. Topping off with fresh water will mean a fresher first pot.
The Bunn brewers have a low wattage/keep warm heater so the actual heating element isn't doing all of the work over those long periods... it only kicks on when the temperature in the reservoir drops considerably (like after brewing). Be sure to let the brewer heat back up before brewing (you will hear it stop heating)
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