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Bubbles in measuring column

When I pour water into the pot, bubbles form in the measuring column making it difficult to tell how much has really gone in! Help!!!

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Re: Bubbles in measuring column

I had the same problem. How Frustrating. What I discovered is if you pour the water in really slow, the bubble do not appear.

This was one of 3 problems I had this this maker. The other two were.

  • Could never get the clock set correctly. The buttons are very cheaply made. Would push the time advance button and the numbers would not change. Started acting whacky, flipping between the hours, minutes and program functions.
  • For 3 mornings straight the removal of pot lid gave me troubles. Was like trying to crack a safe. Needless to say, after the forth morning attempt, it lost the battle and broke.
I have been a Krups fan for many many years, dating back to the early 80s. After this even, I have become VERY disappointed with the quality of their consumer product line.

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