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Unit leaks out of the bottom

Warm, clear water leaks out of a hole in the bottom of the coffee maker.

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  • azstacy Nov 04, 2007

    My machine is leaking from underneath the front part. I don't know what to do with it.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Coffee maker worked fine for 2 years, now it leaks so badly that 12 cups of water make barely 4 cups of coffee.

    I have tried to find the leak but cannot get inside to see.

  • lalin Dec 05, 2007

    After teo years, my coffee maker suddenly started leaking. Twelve cups of water make barely 4 cups of coffee. Cannot see inside to find leak.

  • Jean Gordon Jan 19, 2008

    My coffee maker DCC-1200 is just 3 months old and has leaked several tablespoons of clear water underneath it interrmittently since bought. I figured I had over-flowed it when filling, but with total care in filling, still had to mop up under it. I had found an article that stated this is a manufacturer's defect with a water tube in the bottom of the unit. Having spent over $70.00, I'm sending it back under the warrenty and hope I get one that works right. What is the alternative?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when adding water the water runs out from the bottom

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    We found the brass adaptor (one with O ring) which was broke and causing water to leak out. Having trouble finding the part.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Water leaking from bottom of coffee maker



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Mine just developed the same problem. Me being an engineer, I decided to take it apart and found the problem. There is an aluminum tube shaped like a "C" with a heating element inside of it. Water flows through this metal tube, is heated, and then pushed via steam pressure. There is a metal brace that holds this "C" piece securely to the bottom of the machine. This brace is sharp and overtightened, which caused a small hole to form in the metal, causing the leak (in my machine of course). I am currently researching how to patch aluminum so I can hopefully fix it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • cforsberg01 Jan 28, 2011

    Andy, did you ever fix your coffeemaker? I have the DCC-1200 too, I've had it for around 7 or 8 years, actually, but all of a sudden it started doing the clear water leak out the bottom of the machine thing....did you find out if fixing the hole in that aluminum is possible? I've heard of metal-bonding glues. Please let us all know if the machine CAN be fixed, or if its ready for the scapheap now -- thanks!



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