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LEAKING WATER Everytime I brew a pot of coffee, water leaks from the bottom, all over my counter. I have emptied and cleaned the machine and inspected it, and cannot figure out where the water is coming from.

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    Just bought this piece of junk used for $40 and I feel like I was overcharged $50 (took me about two gallons of gas to go pick it up and then get back, plus the three hours trying to get the machine to work right... it still does not work right, I just gave up). It leaks water out the bottom, the machine trips the circuit, and it brews a pathetically weak cup of coffee because the water runs so fast (I got around this problem by unscrewing the water spout, cleaning it really good, and then duct-taping over four of the five holes it used to dispense water).

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    We've had ours for about 18 months or so and it leaks quite a bit (at least a half-cup of warm, clear water) every time we brew a pot of coffee. This started a month or so ago. We're in an office setting, so we use it somewhat more than a family at home would, but it still sounds like planned obsolescence to me. We emptied it out and tried to get inside of it to see if there was anything obvious that needed repair, but despite removing every screw we could find we couldn't get inside "the works." We're campaigning for a new coffee solution - it won't be a Waring!

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    When we pour fresh water into the top, it leaks about 3 oz cold water during the fill

  • ADAMSA Dec 20, 2007

    We have had our for about 18 months also and it starting leaking water about three months ago. I am trying to get it fixed but no one seems to work on these locally.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    water leaking from the bottom after one year of use. Customer service should be available and a help line. For cost of this appliance, expected better service. Replacements should be available at little or NO cost.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    We have used our unit for roughly 14 months. The leaking seems to be sporadic - sometimes 12 cups in equals 12 cups out, but sometimes 12 in = wet counter space. Problem increases with the ambient temperature - a lot of condensation. I cannot seem to locate an exact source, and will not invest the time it takes to fully disassemble this machine. It's been a wonderful appliance but this is a large disappointment considering the cost. Plus the fact that there are no authorized repair centers within 100 miles. If no easy fix can be found, I would recommend this machine only to those who would replace their coffee brewers yearly in a business-expense situation.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    Well First I had to ship the thing back within the warranty period to have low water censor fixed, then about a year later it is leaking all over the counter, I did take it apart and have found one crack in the top water compartment, sealed with high temp sealant, pit back together and tried it 24 hours later still leaking. Must be another crack in the thing some place, I am ready to throw away after all of this, will not buy any more WARING PRO Products. That's over 200. dollars for 1.5 years of use, not worth it to me, I think I am Going With a BUNN Coffee Maker.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    After 3 years of flawless coffee, we are now getting clean,hot water running out the bottom rhs. The coffee made also has grains in it. I removed the "spreader" and the problem stopped, but the speader was not plugged in any way and the resultant coffee was weak and inferior. It's now at the local garage, the guys have it apart... will keep you posted if anything should arise.



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I went through 4 Bunn's that all leaked the same, so I decided never to buy another Bunn and bought the 12-Cup Waring Pro. It seems exactly the same problem as the Bunn. Designed to fail...

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I had the same with a Saeco it was caused by a leaky boiler, after replacement, it was fine...

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Leaking water from bottom of unit during brewing:
  • Verify that the water is leaking from the bottom of the coffee maker and not just running down the back during filling and pooling underneath. (Look under coffee maker - without lifting - to see if water droplets are hanging from bottom of unit)

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Below are solutions for a leaking coffee maker and how to decalcify the machine?
Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:
* White Vinegar * Fresh Water * Volt-ohm Meter * Screwdriver
Step 1 - Clean
If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.
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Unplug the coffee maker and examine the pump valve. If the pump valve is broken or has a clog, then the water will not be able to rise up and flow through the fill tube. When the coffee maker is turned on, the water needs to go someplace. If it cannot flow through the fill tube, then it may leak onto the countertop. If the pump in your coffee maker is sealed, you will need to replace the whole pump. If the pump is not sealed you should check it to ensure it is not clogged with coffee grounds or mineral deposits.
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Examine the brewing switch to ensure that is working. To get to the brewing switch, remove the base plate. Next, you will need to test the switch with your volt-ohm meter. Touch the tester to the RX1 scale. If it reads 0 ohms then you will know that the switch works fine. If it gives you a number other than 0 then it is time to replace the switch.
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I hope the above helps....
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If it does it whenever the tank is put on the machine then the hose from the tank is disconnected.
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there's probably a 'silicon rubber' hose that feeds hot water to the 'grounds basket'- it may be loose, or damaged. is it leaking water, or coffee?? we have a bunn 8-cup, which has a pre-heated water tank that brews a pot in about 3 min. energy waster, but when you need coffee, you need coffee!!! is your filter holder properly centered? is the carafe lid hole clean and un-obstructed?
if it's leaking water, and not too costly to replace- you may consider replacing it with a new one!
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If it leaks DURING brewing, you may have to decalcify it (aka, run through a cycle of 4 cups vinegar, fill to the top with water, 2-3 times and see if it helps).
If it leaks before you even start brewing a pot of coffee, something is broken on the inside of the coffee maker, and I would recommend contacting Waring--they may be able to get you a replacement coffee maker (and if you're under warranty, usually a replacement would be free!).

Their phone number (according to their website, www.waringproducts.com ) is 1-800-4WARING (1-800-492-7464)

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