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Krups XP4020 everything appears normal till coffee comes out. it comes out, but the water seems to come in strong fits and starts and splatters coffee grounds out of the holder and into the cup and all over the bench!!

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  • penucha Jun 26, 2008

    Same here. I thought the coffee handle part was clogged. but the water splatters out fast, very hot and all over but not in a cup.

    whats' the problem and solution? return the item?

  • debbieallen1 Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem, coffee grounds are blown out all over the countertop! Brand new machine too. We are following the directions in our manual.

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The coffee holder is just hanging in place, not secure against the seal as it should be. Make sure the coffee holder is secured flat up against the seal before turning the handle and locking it into place.

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