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My bunn coffee maker is boiling water out of the tank. What can I do to fix the problem. I do not have a manual for parts on my machine. Help pleas.

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There is a thermostat underneath the top of the machine. There are a couple of little screws that you need to undo then you will see a little dial or even a little T on top of a metal box or circuit board. I recommend that you unplug the machine before opening it up. Then just turn the thermostat down - usually counter clockwise. Turn it just a little and put the top back on the machine and let it heat up.

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