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Filter Basket door sticking/ opening during brew

I have been been having trouble with the filter basket sticking closed and opening during the brewing process. I wanted to take it apart to clean it thoroughly but I now understand that is not possible. I removed a screw that I thought might release it but it just held a small plastic cover and spring(beneath the slides.) I can't figure out how that spring goes back in - does anyone have a sevice diagram that could help me figure this out? Thanks!

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Re: Filter Basket door sticking/ opening during brew

Try this site [ nelson appliance dot com] they have parts for just about any kitchen appliance. they may have an exploded diagram for it or can steer you in the right direction for one. try the cuisinart site. cuisinart is in champlain ny.

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