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When you pour water into the screen area it travels toward the back of the unit and drops through a rubber gasket/cup to be heated/processed. I have the same problem and while I bought another WC1000 I took my old one apart. By turning it over and removing 4 recessed screws you can carefully lift the top off (carefully because wiring is attached). However, you can now access the rubber gasket/cup. Doing this I found that mine was torn which I must assume is the cause of the leaking problem. Now if anyone knows where I can get a replacement rubber gasket/cup or a part number I would appreciate it.
Chances are while you have a 20amp circuit in your kitchen the gfi you are plugging into is rated at 15amps. First make sure your outlet is connected to a 20amp circuit breaker and then change out the gfi for a 20amp one. This coffee pot is more for commercial than residential usage, I had the same problem until I changed out the gfi plug.
A GFI receptacle senses and imbalance between the hot ( line voltage) feed and ground. There should be no current sensed on the ground. This protection feature will disable the line voltage in milliseconds if it sense current passing thru to ground. The intent is to sense current flow to ground and in the event that you are that path ( meaning current is flowing thru you as a ground)..it disables that line voltage in milliseconds to keep you from being electrocuted. You have either a bad GFI receptacle or there is leakage current getting thru to ground. In either case, its a good idea to determine which is the problem.. I suggest you try your coffee maker on another GFI receptacle in your home ( perhaps in the bathroom or basement) to verify the coffee maker isn't malfunctioning. If it is,, then you may want to discard it or if you are elecrically handy, repair it,... Do not compromise you or your familys safety with these things.. Be careful and good luck..
In addition,if you do run the coffee maker off an extension cord, make sure it is properly sized for the current that your coffee maker requires.. I wouldn't use any extension cord less than 14 gauge ( #14 )