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Coffee leaks from the bottom of the coffee maker

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    My Mr. Coffee pot has the timer that you set the time you want your coffee and instead of waking up to fresh brewed coffee, we wake up to a counter covered with brown water and a coffee pot 1/2 full. Any suggestions? This happens on a 6 cup pot as well as a full 12 cup pot.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    The coffee is trickling back to the inside of the machine instead of running into the pot. It does this on the strong brew setting because of the slower process. Mr. Coffee needs to design the spout device with a steeper angle to guide the coffee into the pot so that it won't trickle back on the bottom of the spout. Also, tilting the entire maker slightly forward will remedy this problem, but to me this is an inappropriate fix. Mr. Coffee should have a better solution.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    Ugggg so glad that I am not the only person to have this problem

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. The coffee drips back to the out side of the pot and down to the burner. It seems the flow of water is not strong enough.

  • mrlund921 Feb 17, 2009

    Put water in to make coffee and it runs out the bottom. Coffee maker is only 2 months old. It was in a box that was worn so I have the feeling it was returned to Target for the same thing it is doing to me.

  • ashlik321 May 23, 2009

    The water just runs out of the bottom of the FTX 43-2 model.  I am absolutely stunned because I have never EVER had a problem with a Mr. Coffee coffee maker in the past... NEVER!!! What do I do??



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I just fixed my Mr. Coffee machine by removing the the 4 phillips screws in the bottom and re-attaching the red rubber hose to port it came off of. This is upsetting because if I knew this 2 months earlier - I would not replaced my old one with this one. These machines need a hose clamp to prevent this frequent failure. I will have some coffee now.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

  • d15831 Dec 24, 2010

    Woke up XMas Eve find the same problem.. Just had to remove four phillips head screws, pop out the two gray pads that hide two more STAR headed screws and remove them... To find one loose RED hose.... I pushed it back on , replaced the screws and ALL is well..... I probably will go to the store and get two small hose clamps and fix it right down the road.....

  • labouton Feb 23, 2011

    Another thing that happens is that the red rubber hoses tend to split causing water leakage out of the bottom. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find replacement hoses.


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Remove the inner basket that holds the coffee filter and look at the bottom. is the spring and plastic lever intact, the lever redirects the coffee from the bottom port over to the pot. if it is missing or damaged then the coffee will dump all over the place.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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I wanted to thank you you all for posting this fix up. My Mr. Coffee just did this today so I took off the bottom and sure enough the red hose was disconnected.

Thanks again!

Posted on Dec 08, 2011

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Mine just developed the same problem. Me being an engineer, I decided to take it apart and found the problem. There is an aluminum tube shaped like a "C" with a heating element inside of it. Water flows through this metal tube, is heated, and then pushed via steam pressure. There is a metal brace that holds this "C" piece securely to the bottom of the machine. This brace is sharp and overtightened, which caused a small hole to form in the metal, causing the leak (in my machine of course). I am currently researching how to patch aluminum so I can hopefully fix it.

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Replacement time. a certain percentage of thse have this problem. There is a small, non-replaceable tube in the inside toward the bottom that has become melted/damaged.

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There is high temp tubing that may have come loose or become dammaged fromheat or the coil that heats the water may be leaking if you are using strong cleaning chemicals to remove scale from the unit. The bottom is held on with screws. Remove these and look to see what is the source of the leak.

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