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There is a excessive amount of water collecting in the drip pan, and I need to empty the pan every other day. Before it was once every two weeks or so. I have taken the "unit" apart to clean the screens. I know the O-ring is ok, and could not be leaking from there, since the water is mostly clear (with a small amount of coffee residue). I had this machine for years and use it every day. Any advise is appreciated. With best regards Hans Glauser

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Excess water going into the drip tray is usually an indication of the grind being to coarse. If your pucks are not solid but just fall apart this is the case. When the grinder is grinding, turn the big knob in the bean hopper down 2 numbers smaller and see if this changed. If you have a second knob in the bean hopper change the to the plus side, but not all the way to the plus. Do this first before you change the grind setting. Excess air between the grind allows more water in the brew unit and when it is done it goes into the drip tray.

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