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Bottom screws what tool bit do I need to actually to remove the 2 bottoms screws that I can see way up in under the bottom base of the coffee maker. I am trying to find out why it is leaking about a half cup of water from under the bottom of the coffee maker. thanks for your help...much appreciated.....female trying to fix it..... :) '

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  • CadManBob Apr 06, 2008

    I have the now defunct, Kenmore version of this coffee maker, and mine too leaks out of the bottom. To get the bottom off of the Kenmore, I used a T-10 Torx tool for "security" screws.

    The difference is, the security screws have a small raised post in the middle of the Torx recess. This prevents a normal Torx tool from working.

    I found the cause of the leak, though. A pinhole-sized erosion has opened up in the heating tube underneath the warming plate.

    I would love to buy just that part, and Sears is no help. Any ideas?



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I was just trying to figure this out. I think it's a molded piece because I tried a small hex tool, and everything else. Nothing seems to work...

I HATE trashinh this thing! BOOOOO Cuisinart!!!!!

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I would be interested in either finding the board, or IC.

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