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My coffee pot was leaking over the carafe and onto the warmer. I found that this issue was caused by the carafe lid. The lid was not allowing coffee to flow into the pot fast enough. I removed the inner mechanism from the carafe lid (it pops off really easily) and just sit the lid on top of the pot while brewing, and no more leaks! After brewing, I put the mechanism back onto the lid and twist lid onto the pot.
Make sure your caraffe has its lid on , and check the bottom of the filter. it usually has a valve preventing coffee from leaking when you remove the caraffe. the lid pushes the valve back open when you place the caraffe back into the machine.
Most modern coffee pots have a feature in them to keep you from spilling coffee all over the place when you want to take a cup of coffee before they finish brewing. It sounds like you are having some issues with yours.
Basically, the way they work is that there is some sort of gasket (rubber disk) that has a lever/spring mechanism that plugs the way out of the filter basket when there isn't a coffee pot under the filter basket. They are designed so that the lid of the coffee pot pushes up on part of the mechanism and forcing the little gasket open. (You can generally figure it out pretty easily by fiddling with it.) It sounds like you may not be assembling the lid on the pot completely (this model has a lid where the dome sticks up) or may be missing the lid all together. It's also possible that a piece of packing material may be clogging this or the gasket could be stuck shut, maybe with dried coffee.
One sign that the assembly is working properly is there is just a little bit of resistance (not very noticable) when you first start putting to pot in place and it makes a clicking/thunking noise when the pot fully seats.
It's the spring part on the bottom of that black basket. Now that it's broken there's really no fixing it. The only thing to do is call the manufacturer (800-726-0190) to get a new brew basket. They are open on weekends, so you could call them today and see what they can do (brew baskets are covered under the 3 year warranty, btw). Just have your model and serial number and you can probably have a new one ordered in less than 5 minutes. :)
I also had this same problem. If you look at the top of the caraffe handle from the side, you will notice a small line of breakage - use your thumbnail to pry the lid upwards. It is a bit tricky to get off the first time, but it gets easier after that. The part that makes it hard to figure out is that most coffee maker either have a hinged lid, twist-off lid, or the entire top of the caraffe comes off - with this one, only a thin strip of the top comes off.
The hinge itself is not orderable, but a lid with the element that fits into the hinge was available from Cuisinart the last time I checked. Call 1-800-726-0190 to be sure. It is not easy to put the replacement lid into the right place without breaking the part, but it is possible - you have to put one bar into the hinge, and then pull the other bar just enough to fit it into place without breaking it. If you are out of warranty, the lid will cost somewhere betwen $15 and $20 with shipping.
Wow, I can see your question is very old. Do you still own your machine and if so have you resolved your problem with it? I would contact Cuisinart Warranty at 1-800-726-0190 and ask them what they can do for you. There is a limited three year warranty on the unit from the day you purchased it.