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36 cup coffee maker

When I fill the coffee pot and let it perk, there is alot of grounds in the pot.
What do I do about this. We have another one which is a 42 pot and we have never had this problem. Thank you.

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Are you using the correct size paper filter for the basket? Are you putting too much coffee in?
Good luck.

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