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DeLonghi DCF212T When I brew my coffee is does not go into the coffe does not go into the pot, it barely hits the hole in the lid and runs down the pot and leaks coffee onto the hotplate and onto the counter .

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  • robinsonjoe Sep 21, 2008

    I have the problem of coffee going down the tab in the back that is supposed to stop the coffee when the pot is of the heating element. The coffee goes down the tab at the same time when filling the pot. It is getting worse every day--- help

  • jgrissom Sep 30, 2008

    I have the exact same problem..........I removed the spring-loaded arm and now i cannot sneak-a-cup anymore. I have to wait for the whole
    thing to finish

  • rjao Nov 12, 2008

    Our coffee maker is about 2 months old only and now the coffee is starting to flow down the back side of the pot and down to the warming plate, it seems like it's flowing out of control coming out of the pause and serve mechanism( the spring loaded piece.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Same exact problem (leaks while brewing) - tried to return it at Target but lost the receipt. Even after explaining the defect they would not even exchange it!!! Had a Mr Coffee for years without a problem.

  • anddrea Nov 28, 2008

    same problem

  • casey k Dec 29, 2008

    same problem, coffee all over the burner plate and counter.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Same situation. Coffee leaks all over the burner.

    When I put the coffee pot on the burner, the pot should
    press the long vertical piece of plastic toward the back of the burner. This
    plastic arm should then act as a lever that
    presses on the spring-loaded mechanism that releases the coffee from the coffee-filter basket.

    I noticed there are several problems with this design.

    #1 - The coffee pot doesn't press the vertical arm hard enough so the coffee doesn't drip out fast enough.

    #2 - There is an overflow hole in the coffee-filter basket. My theory is that when the basket gets too full of water and coffee (because the spring loaded mechanism isn't being pressed hard enough to release the coffee) it drizzles out the overflow hole, down the vertical arm at the back of the burner and on to the burner.

    #3 - The lid to the coffee pot also contributes to the mess. As another customer noted, the water doesn't go down to the hole in the center of the lid and into the pot.

    Personally, I think it's just a bad design. My solution has involved
    a) leaving the coffee pot lid in the upright position
    b) making sure I position the coffee pot in such a way that the spout presses against the vertical arm @ the back of the burner
    c) wedging a knife between the coffee pot and the burner to make sure the pot is pressing hard enough on the vertical arm

    The customer who removed the spring probably had the best idea. I haven't tried that yet, but it sounds like the simplest solution.

  • mckeetammi Mar 16, 2009

    Same problem, leaks all over the coffee maker & counter.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    Simply a bad design.

  • tom3tone Mar 29, 2009

    Am having the same problem with the overflow and it makes sense about overflow especially when you use the aroma brew will try toremove the spring and see what happens and will post the results have tried to contact delonghi they have no solutions

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    there is water leaking out of the hole in the back of my coffee pot and when its brewing i i find water underneathit from it pourin out into the pot

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