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My Krups model 198 is about 10 years old and still works fine except the coffee isn't as flavorful and I noticed that the grounds have a hole down the center like they aren't getting f

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Sounds like the water which should be sprayed over the grounds is dribbling out is a stream instead of a spray. Clean out the machine with an approved de tannin powder/solution and clean the spray head with something like a toothbrush. This should open up the screen holes and produce a shower effect again.

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