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Coffee not going into carafe

When coffee is making, only about a third is going into carafe. The rest is leaking out around the warmer and on the cabinet.

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  • PAMELA
    PAMELA Feb 15, 2008

    COFFEE GRINDS ALL IN THE POT AFTER BREWING. SOMETIMES IT LEAKS OUT. AND THE COFFEE DOESN'T GET VERY HOT.



    ALSO I NOTICED THAT THERE IS A LONG WHITE STICK WITH A PULL RING ON TOP AND FILTER LOOKING BASKET ON THE BOTTOM, THAT SIT WHERE YOU POUR YOUR WATER INTO THE COFFEE MAKER.



    I LOST MY MANUAL AND NEED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS COFFEE MAKER

  • SuGon Mar 08, 2008

    I too have the same problem and have to watch the entire pot brew otherwise my counter ends up covered with coffee. I've had this coffeemaker for 2 months!

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I have had to babysit this coffee maker everyday from the day I bought it. The only thing good about it is it pretty!

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. If you do not hold the coffee pot in to engage the plastic lever mechanism that allows for sneaking a cup during brewing what happens is the pot slides outward to the edge of the warming plate.  This disengages the lever and closes the drip valve - as though you had pulled the pot to get a cup during brewing.  


    The solution is to attach a pad with adhesive glue or a screw to the plastic lever.  Use a pad that can take the heat of the coffee pot.  I used a felt pad about 3/8" thick.  This allowed the lever to be in the open position even when the pot slides forward to the edge of the warming plate.  If you want to get a cup during brewing you can still pull the pot.   The lever will slide outward and stop the drip.  When you slide the pot back in, the felt pad allows the valve to open again.  Kind of a weird fix but it works.

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You have to make sure the carafe is pushed all the way in because the mechanism that opens and closes the outlet to allow you to sneak a cup is in the back wall of the unit and if the carafe is not all the way in, it will remain closed and not let any coffee flow into the carafe and eventually overflow the filter. I also had a problem when I used finely ground coffee and used the metal filter as the metal filter would actually become clogged and eventually spilled over the top, so I just stopped using the metal filter and switched to the old fashioned brown paper ones and the coffee brews fine with no spills in nearly a year now.

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