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We have had this for only 2 months. It stopped brewing. It now shuts itself off when we push the brew button. Tried cleaning filter, etc. , but no luck. The lid doe not stay shut and pops open quite often. This was not a inexpensive coffee maker and we are very disappointed.

  • Model DC-KE12, Kenmore 12 cup Classic Coffeemaker #67700

  • Any ideas? Many thanks!

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    • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

      had the same problem with the kenmore coffee maker. Sears recalled them all without a date for replacement. The problem is when you buy a complete set of counter top applicances and the coffee pot goes bad and now sears won't replace and don't have a date when a replacement will be released. I told myself years ago to never buy kenmore but didn't follow my own advice. Don''t buy Kenmore, you will be sorry if you do.

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    If it's only 2 months old, I would suggest taking it back to Sears and getting it replaced under warranty.

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