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Lid on carafe

The lid on my thermos carafe does not seal properly and when I go to pour a cup of coffee it spills onto the counter. This is the second thermos carafe I have tried and I am very frustrated with this, although I do love everything else about my coffee maker.  I do not put the lid in the dishwasher, and I do not put the lid on top of the coffee maker were it is always warm, because I thought my first lid may have warped, but my second lid does the same exact thing.  Help!

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  • Georganna May 27, 2008

    I called Bunn and they have a new style carafe that is wonderful!  It pours so nicely!  They sent me one the very next day that I had called them (free of charge!) and I was able to send my old one back to them, in the same box, postage paid by Bunn.  I was very pleased at the way Bunn handled my problem!




    Georganna

  • careyalu Jul 09, 2008

    We have had to Bunn for about a year and the carafe has leaked right from the get-go. We love the coffeemaker and have put up with the leaking, but now it's gotten to be a family joke and I need to replace it.

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Cut the seal out on the inside of the carafe where the pour spout is about 1" wide. This allows the coffee to pour out smoother and stops the leak.

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Sadly, I have about 10 people who have this coffee maker. It is a wonderful little coffee maker and is very delicate.

the worst problem all the people here say is the lid leaks like a waterfall or it leaks by dripping non stop while pouring.

I had to call Bunn, who made this machine, and they have yet to figure out a solution to this problem other than having people who own this machine buy a whole new carafe with new seals.

You might try your local applianace repair store. Sometimes their engineers are smart guys who knows exactly what seals will work or where to get the parts you need better than the actual manufacter.

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