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I forgot to place my coffee filter back in the coffee maker

This morning I was in the process of washing the coffee maker pot and filter. I placed the filter on the counter and went to check on the kids. Well I completely forgot that I hadn't placed the basket filter back into the coffee maker and moved forward with placing the grinded beans in the coffee maker without the basket. I added my water and starting brewing! When I went to the sink I had realized that the basket wasn't in the coffee maker. When I opened the top I had water and grinds floating everywhere. Any ideas on how I can clean up my mess without ruining the coffee maker??? Today is not a smooth day at all and it's very early yet!

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Re: I forgot to place my coffee filter back in the coffee...

Just an idea, but you could use a turkey baster to remove some of the water first. I doubt if you've harmed the coffee maker.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Filter Basket pops open while grinding and brewing

Clean all the moving parts with a kitchen grade cleaner and then flush with water and air. The mechanism gets gummed up with coffee and gooey liquid over time.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: jammed brewing unit

Remove the brew unit and check the screen under the red o-ring, find the 2 screws above the top piston and make sure the chamber that leads out to the tube is clear.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Filter basket pops open after grinding GROUNDS AND WATER EVERYWHERE!!!!

I had that problem a few times. When the door is open and the basket is removed I pushed in and held the release button while I cleaned that little hook area that holds the pop out tray in place. I just used a paper towel and nicely warm water. Works fine afterwords. I try to clean this at least every week.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Filter basket opening during brewing

Push the permanent filter's basket handle all the way down and then reclose the filter basket drawer lid. There is a pretty flimsy piece of plastic holding it in, though - may require replacement.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: cuisinart gind and brew will

make sure the filter basket lid is in the open position

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Now fill the coffee pot/carafe with fresh, clean water and pour that into the coffee maker's water reservoir. Put in a new, clean, paper filter and turn the unit on and run a plain pot of water. This will help to clean out any remaining residue and clear the unit of the vinegar taste and odor.

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Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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