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Cuisinart DDC-2200 coffee maker problem: Sometimes the unit brews less cups than cups of water put into it. Then, after while, you get a brew that give 2 or 3 cups more than what was put into it. The unit seems to be holding water somewhere and then releases it when it wants to.

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I have a ddc2200. where is the fiter

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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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