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Coffee is weak and watery

I use the same 5-6 scoops of coffee, but now when I pour water into the maker - it runs quickly and doesn't seem to brew the coffee at all. I get watery, weak coffee. I have run vinegar through the system and it is still doing the same thing. What can I do? Is it missing a part or something??? The flow of coffee out is very fast.
Thanks for your help.

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After reviewing troubleshooting diagrams, I really couldn't find a solution to your problem.

The only thing I can suggest is to use 2 oz per pot of coffee grounds. Your 5 or 6 scoops assuming they are one ounce each is way more than enough.

Look under where your basket goes. Most bunn coffee maker has a flavor guard on the downspout. this down spout actually helps distributes the water over the whole basket of coffee grounds. Most of the time I see these missing, and when they are gone, they are gone.

Use less water for the amount of coffee you are using first. Sadly when there is not enough water, the coffee tastes bitter. Too much water tastes weak. Hot water extracts certain elements out of the beans even after grinding.

Always use a fresh paperfilter designed for your coffee maker.
If this pot is not work correctly still, I will suggest seeing your appliance repair technician.

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