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Over flow Sometimes, without warming or without a change in how we set it up to grind beans, the coffee with overflow all over the kitchen counter. This has happened so much, I now have a plastic tray under the Cuisinart Grind and Brew all at times... Not very pretty. Coffee is good, but not great. I wouldn't mind all the cleaning if the coffee did not over flow at it's own will.... I can not find any reason... I did exchange the coffee maker after the first few times it overflowed, but the replacement still overflows !!! I would like to know what the Cuisinart warrenty covers ???

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Re: over flow

Try using a paper coffee filter every morning (instead of steel) as grinds build up in steel filter over time. Also clean the top thoroughly where the newly grinded beans are transferred. The problem is residue from previous use.
Oct 30, 2013

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

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I think you have to be careful in how much water you put in. I had the same problem the first few times I used it. I started to only fill until the water just met the 10 cup mark, not over it. I have not had the problem since.

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What we discovered was that coffee grounds had gotten into the cap of the coffee pot itself-plugging it so that the coffee was not running into the pot but all over the counter-very frustrating!! We took the cap off and really shook it under the water all different directions and got globs of grounds out-doing that once in awhile has gotten rid of the prolem we hope. We do have the problem of the machine shutting off several times during brewing-having to restart again and again. We cleaned with vinegar-hope it works.

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