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Water hose on the bottom of the coffee maker

Can you provide some hints for replacing the water hose, assuming that it this can be performed by the user

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  • MykG Sep 12, 2008

    I was able to open up the Cusinart maker and remove the dried, cracked hose. Apparently it's made of silicone rubber Internal diamiter 3/8 External diamiter 5/8 in. but cannot find a replacement, I'll need 2 six inch lengths.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Buy a new one, take the parts out of it & then return it.


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SOURCE: Bunn coffee maker leaking from underneath the bottom

Please get the model and the date code from the bottom of the machine and contact customer serivce. Depending on the date code, there might be a seal kit available or the machine can be replaced at no cost if 3 years old or less. If it is over 3 years old and the seal kit isn't available, the machine will be replaced at a reduced price.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Unit leaks out of the bottom

Mine just developed the same problem. Me being an engineer, I decided to take it apart and found the problem. There is an aluminum tube shaped like a "C" with a heating element inside of it. Water flows through this metal tube, is heated, and then pushed via steam pressure. There is a metal brace that holds this "C" piece securely to the bottom of the machine. This brace is sharp and overtightened, which caused a small hole to form in the metal, causing the leak (in my machine of course). I am currently researching how to patch aluminum so I can hopefully fix it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

SOURCE: water leaking from bottom of coffee maker

The tool is a special tool that is either meant to be vandal or idiot proof. Being one of the aforementioned I bought a set of these special tools at Sears. The first problem is Cuisinart recesses the hole so much that my tool can not remove the screw. I tried widening the hole using a drill bit but it cracked and broke.
As for using a hose from a hardware store, I have been there and done that. The hose attatched to the warmer side melted and leaked everywhere.

Posted on May 14, 2008

SOURCE: Bunn Coffee Maker Leaks out the bottom

Contact Bunn and they will send you a free repair kit with good illustrated instructions.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: cuisinart Grind and Brew 10

Replacement time. a certain percentage of thse have this problem. There is a small, non-replaceable tube in the inside toward the bottom that has become melted/damaged.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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We need to determine where the leak is...
Unplug it...
Start by removing the water resevoir...dry out what you can with paper towel...
flip it over on a table with a bath towel. Take off the metal bottom plate
you can then check for water inside the unit.

since you didnt say where the water is coming from... the K-Cup arm or the bottom...
I will assume the bottom is where the water is coming from.
Hoses on these units are fastened with 4 inch "Ty-Wrap" nylon fasteners.
You may have a broken one, and need to replace one... hopefully it is located on the bottom between the water fill and the main water motor... which you shouold be able to see when the bottom metal pan is removed...

If the water is coming out from the top. then I suspect hot water expansion is bypassing one of the valves, or there is a nylon strap/hose combination you cannot see instde the unit...

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