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Overflow the past three mornings, our CDD 1200 has badly overflowed the filter basket and really messed things up. It appears the apparatus won't drain as fast as the water is coming in. We are using clean/new paper filters and the same coffee we've used for several years.

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Check to see that nothing is blocking the drain drop,you most likely have something in it as that would be the only thing that could do it.make sure the drain is open and not sticking

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