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Filter cone is full of hot water & thermo pot has about 5 - 6 cup

Purchased a black & decker 8 cup programable coffee pot with no manual ( 2nd hand). Cleaned it up, ran water through it without coffee grounds. Pot contains about 5-6 cups of coffee. The filter cone is full of water - cannot get it to drain into the pot.

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Te water fill lid is not closed or or the flow valve in the tank is plugged. Remove the basket and clear the hole in the bottom of it.. If new, return it to place of purchase.

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