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The cuisinart repeatedly clogs and sprays water and grounds all over the counter top and floor

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The two most common reasons for overflow have to do with the carafe lid and the filter basket - they key to smooth flow with this coffee maker is making sure the filter basket and carafe lid are making the proper contact with each other so that the center knob on the carafe lid pushes slightly up on the filter basket spring. Make sure the carafe lid is completely closed. Make sure the filter basket is pushed all the way down. Make sure you are not using the gold tone filter and a paper filter at the same time. For some reason, I get better results when the handle of the carafe is resting against the right side wall. If everything is in place, I would suspect a problem with either the filter basket being clogged or some problem with the carafe lid - call Cuisinart as they should be able to order these parts for you.

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Over time, Calcium will deposit on the tubes and containers which get in touch with water. This can clog the Percolating tube, resulting in low or slow water circulation.
The calcium can also impact the function of the Heating elements in the percolator tube.

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Try using less coffee grounds. The MAX recommended capacity is 15 tablespoons. If you are grinding your own coffee, try a less fine grind. If using already ground coffee, try switching to a different brand.

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