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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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Why does it leak water out of the bottom?


I own a Black & Decker (Applica) 12-cup Smartbrew Coffee Maker DCM2000 (see link). Mine started leaking water out of the bottom when brewing. I was able to remove the non-security screws and pry open the plastic bottom to see what the problem was.
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In my case, the silicone hose running between the water reservoir and the heater/pump had become brittle over time and split where it met a metal tube.

There are two of these silicone tubes in the Smart Brew 12 Cup Coffee Maker DCM2000. In the third photo below, you can see the bottom/inside of the coffee maker with the faulty tube missing.
Replacing a silicone tube - easy. Getting the bottom completely open... not so much.
In order to get the bottom completely off, I used a bolt cutter on the security screw.

I was able to buy a length of the following hose (from ebay):

Silicone Tubing - High Temperature rated AND Food Grade
3/8" Inside diameter x 1/2" outer diameter

It's important to get the inside diameter correct, or the hose will not grip tight enough to stay in place/form a seal. I measured the original to get the appropriate I.D.
The hose must also 100% silicone, food grade, and rated for high temperatures. Beer stores and brewing supply companies typically carry this kind of hose. I got mine from ebay.

I cut the silicone hose to the proper length with a utility knife and slid it over the two receptacle ends - one end of the metal "U" & the round plastic socket leading into the water reservoir.
I put the bottom back on, attaching the regular Phillips screws.

I've had leak-free operation ever since.
The hose cost me a bit more than expected, because I couldn't get it locally and shipping costs in/to Canada are a complete rip-off - but it was still a fraction of the cost of a brand new coffee maker.


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Hello, what I have found is the most common cause of water leaking out of the bottom of the capresso team coffee maker is a leaking silicone hose that runs to the boiler (See the photo below with the split in the hose). The replacement silicone hose needs to be safe for beverage dispensing, food & dairy processing, taste and odor-free, with a temperature range of -75? to 350? F. All you need is a sharp pick, a phillips screwdriver, and a pair of needle nose pliers. Remove the four rubber pads on the bottom using the pick. Use the screwdriver to remove the six screws holding the bottom plate on. Remove and replace "BOTH" hoses using the needlenose pliers to pinch the hose clamps. Better to play it safe while you have it apart. If one is bad the other is likely not far behind. I hope this helps. acccadfd-0d5d-4c31-b1b9-a56192db9bc2.jpg

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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...

Hopefully it';s the bottom

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The heating element in these is underneath the hot plate. The water gets to the heater through two short pieces of hose, and sometimes this hose leaks. Sometimes the connection between the hose and the heater leaks also.
If you are so inclined, you can take off the bottom plate and replace the hose pieces, or try to tighten the connections to the heater.

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I had the same problem and just finished fixing mine. The problem is very likely that you have coffee grounds in the water hoses in the bottom of the unit; this gets worse over time, constricts the flow, and can lead to all sorts of woes. Cuisinart will void the warranty if you open your unit, and they neither sell replacement parts (e.g., hoses) nor provide any guidance on how to fix it (I found this out when I called them today). If your unit is less than 3 years old it is still covered by the warranty and they will send a replacement unit; if it's more than 3 years old you have nothing to lose!

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  • First, thoroughly clean, scrub, and rinse every part of the coffee maker that you can access. Make sure to remove the black plastic cover inside the top lid (snaps off easily). You'll be disgusted by what you find and there may be oily caked-on sludge inside the cover. You want to get any stray coffee grounds you can.
  • Get a Torx type screwdriver, size T-10 (this looks like a starburst pattern; a hex driver will not work). You can buy a set with different sizes for about $6 at Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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  • Pull the bottom cover off, making sure not to lose any screws.
  • You will see 2 rubber hoses, likely orange, each about 6" long. 1 end is attached to the metal heating element and held in place by a clamp; the other end goes into the coffee maker.
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  • Pour a little water in the left hose (with both loose ends facing you it's the one on the left). While holding a cup to the right side hose end blow hard into the left hose. Water will squirt out into the cup and you'll almost certainly see some coffee grounds in the water. Repeat this step 4 or 5 times, making sure there are no more grounds.
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I pulled off the bottom and found Mr Coffee is using low quality tubing that melts or leaks where it attaches to the heater element that boils the water. I replaced the tubes with higher quality silicone tubing that I bought directly out of China on Ebay and the problem was solved.

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A good chance - and easy repair lis just that the plastic hose has wiggles loose at one of hte various conenctions as water routes through teh machine. hopefully if is not a crack in the boiler, assuming it isn't

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