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Filter Basket pops open while grinding and brewing

As my coffee maker is grinding or brewing, the filter basket pops open, to spray coffee and grounds everywhere.

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Clean all the moving parts with a kitchen grade cleaner and then flush with water and air. The mechanism gets gummed up with coffee and gooey liquid over time.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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Put the handle to the basket, that holds the coffee grounds toward the front.  If it is not facing front it will pop open.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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I just removed the filter assembly took out the spring reinstalled the filter assembly now the door has no outward pressure to force the door open. To open the filter door just push the button and pull out from filter door bottom.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013

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