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Cuisinart DGB-500 Filter basket opens during brewing process

We have had the Cuisinart DGB-500 for less than one year and have been experiencing the same problem. On numerous occasions (i have lost track), the filter basket opens during the brewing process. Normally, we have the coffee maker programmed the night before. In the morning, not only do we not have fresh brewed coffee, we have a mess to clean up. Coffee spilled EVERYWHERE. We have changed the carafe, the basket, and the filter, but continue to experience the same problem

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Broken basket.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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