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I have a BUNN VPS that leaks water when we make coffee. I have removed the top of the maker and watched, but I can not see the leak.

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There is a significant amount of plumbing inside one of these. I think it will have to be taken apart to find the leak -- these leaks are very common and sometimes very difficult to stop (kinda like a roof leak).

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Ours had the thermostat set too high and would cause water to boil back up through the fill tray, spraying all over the top of the inside which would then drip out through the bottom. It leaked a LOT of water. It would be all over the floor.

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How to fix a leak on a bunn NHBX coffee maker


The leak is most likely between the water reservoir and the tank. Bunn uses a soft silicone seal for that connection that gets compressed over time and starts to leak water whenever you make a pot of coffee.

It's planned obsolescence. Bunn won't sell you a new seal. So you have to improvise. But it's simple enough to do.

Remove the top cover and the plastic water reservoir right below it. Don't tamper with the little valve that opens when you close the lid.

Look for the seal. It could be stuck to the bottom of the reservoir, or sitting loosely on top of the metal tank. Make sure to preserve its top-to-bottom orientation (don't put it back in upside down).

Apply a narrow bead of clear silicone into the grooved side of the seal. Press the seal gently onto the reservoir, then apply a thin layer to the smooth side.

Re-install the reservoir and reassemble the unit.

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My bunn is leaking at bottom it seems to leak more whem we fill it fuller than normal for coffee


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I just get bunn VPS it is and work very good


The switches are for the "warmers" only. The brewer has a reservoir the keeps water hot and ready for brewing. When it is not re-heating water (after brewing) it has a "keep warm" heater that is low voltage and keeps it ready to go.

May 16, 2010 | Bunn VPS Coffee Maker

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Leaks from top


Either the thermostat is turned up to high or damaged.

Apr 15, 2010 | Bunn VPS Coffee Maker

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Water heats and then leaks out the top from under the top cover.


Sounds like the thermostat is set too high or is on the way out. Check setting, turn all the way on and then back off 1/4 turn.

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Unit leaks water from bottom bunn pouromatic


What model of Bunn is this? If it is a bx-b or any of the other home models, what has happened is that the plastic pour-in tray has become brittle and cracked where it mounts onto the tank. The only repair for this is to replace the tray with one from another brewer (possibly your local bunn Dealer has an old brewer lying around). If it is a commercial brewer (VPR, VPS, Ect) there will be a sael leaking on the top of the tank.

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Bunn coffee brewer leaking


Is this a lot of water, or just a small amount.

As the unit sits over time and runs heating cycles, it may have some vapor come out of the vents. That will cool and collect around the unit.

try turning the unit off for the weekends. If you still have water around the unit, then it may have a leak in the tank.

Nov 11, 2009 | Bunn VPS Coffee Maker

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We find water under the coffeemaker in the morning.


Sounds like a leaking water pipe from the water source, unless you have a over temp heater and this results in steam and dripping.

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We have a Bunn VPS 3 and we need to know how much water we should keep in it ?


You should keep the unit full of water all the time it's plugged in, as if it is low on water, the heating element will burn out. A Bunn VPS brewer holds about 2 -64 oz pots of water in it's resevoir.

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