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Won't brew the amount of water, put in 12 cups water get 4 cups coffee.

Changed charcoal filter.

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Their measurements are for 6 oz or less cups not 4/ 12 oz mugs

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The amount of water you put in the carafe isn't the same amount you'll get out of the coffee maker, as some of the water is normally lost as steam vapor during the brewing process.

I would also look at the water level gauge inside the reservoir or on the sight gauge to make sure I have added the right amount to make the amount of brewed coffee I want.

As to the filter pre-soaking issue, it shouldn't matter since you likely made several pots since then and the filter has likely expelled any residue already. I would run a full pot of just water with a filter in the basket, just to see if you're getting a full carafe after brewing, making sure you have a full reservour to begin with.

As to the grind of the coffee, I find that a medium coarse is best for all but expresso coffee. However, you might want to experiment with your grind settings until you find the setting that makes the coffee to your likeing and taste. Coffee is all about what you like to drink, so take some time to find what you enjoy.

I use a high-end filter for all my drinking and coffee brewing water to get the best possible taste as it does make a difference.

My nieighbors have the same coffee machine and use the same coffee brand, etc., but don't filter their water. They've noticed the difference and always comment that they need to get a filter for their water.

When I run white vinegar thru my machine, I always run at least two (2) full pots of plain water thru the unit before I start making coffee again, to rid the reservoir of any vinegar residue.

Hope you find this helpful and best regards!

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Clean the pot by brewing a full pot of undiluted vinegar, then rinsing it by brewing 2 full pots of water through it. Also, change the charcoal filter on a regular basis. We clean the pot this way every month and replace the filter every 2 months.

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Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

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Loosen the charcoal filter. You only need to GENTLY place it in. Your problems will all be solved. I just did it 5 minutes ago and i just brewed a 6 cup pot of coffee completely.

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Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

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Finally, I got my coffee pot to run through without stopping several times. To fix it I had to run vinegar through eight times! Never before has it taken so many cycles to clean out a pot. It is still spluttering a bit so today I am going to get more vinegar or maybe even CLR and run it through a few more times.

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I was having problems like this and then I read on a different string on this website that people have had success by flushing the system numerous times (sometimes up to six times) with vinegar. I took out the charcoal filter and flushed once with vinegar but only saw a small amount of improvement. I was out of vinegar so I used Lemishine mixed with water and it went from making one cup to making a full pot with one flush.

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