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When we make a pot of coffee, the water goes through to quickly and the coffee looks like weak tea, how can we fix this, we only got the coffee maker about a month ago

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    to much water it makes the coffee weak

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This is usually caused by a missing sprayhead above your filter basket. take out the filter basket, and see if there is a sprayhead up there, or if there is just a little round pipe that the prayhead screws on to. If it is missing, you can contact your local Bunn dealer, or phone bunn directly, and they will take care of you. You can get a list of repair centers in your area at www.bunn.com

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