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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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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    Having the exact same problem with the overflow at will grind and brew.

    Less water has not helped the issue for us. It over flows whether we use beans or grounds. Just when we think we have the balance right and we don't have problems for a couple of days it does it again.

  • Neal Doherty Oct 30, 2013

    try using a paper coffee filter every morning 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.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Coffee beans do not grind



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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.
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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.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

  • rrbrambley Jan 30, 2011

    I tried this... it seemed that a lot of "globs" came out, but the next day when we went to make coffee, the same thing happened. It is incredibly frustrating.


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