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Water pump grinds but no water is being extracted from the resevoir and flowing through the coffee basket

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You could have a clogged water hose, or you might have a clog where the water enters the coffee filter area.
One easy solution would be to look inside your pot and check it. If you think you see a clog, remove it with hot water. You may need to also use a very small, thin bottle brush to get into the tube of your pot to clean it out.

To avoid any clog problems in the future, you should fill your coffeepot with cold water and about 2 tablespoons of regular white vinegar. Put a clean coffee filter in the basket. Then let it run thru a normal coffee cycle. You can repeat this several times if necessary.
After the last time you run the vinegar solution thru, run plain water thru it a few times too.
Your problem should be solved. If not...your going to have to either contact your manufacturer, or just go out and buy a new coffee pot.
But the next time you get a new coffee pot, use the cleaning hints they tell you to use, and be vigilant about it. I have never had a clogged coffee pot because I do this.
It isn't very obvious, but if your coffee starts to taste bad, or your water starts to spit when you brew, your pot may be due for a cleaning. I clean mine about every 3 to 4 months, after daily use.

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