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Brews 3 cups and Quits

Several people hav ethe seame issue - the unit kicks off after about three cups with water remaining in the reservoir... what's the problem; or, what can we do to fix it?

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I think it's the heat sensor on the heat element become defectif because i have 2 coffee maker that did the same probleme en the heat element si not plog with calcium or other residiu so imloking for finding where to by that part

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