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Senseo coffee problem

My Senseo coffee maker does not stop when the cup/mug is full. I have to manually stop the flow. What's wrong and how do I fix it?

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  • Smirlex Jan 12, 2008

    My Senseo coffee maker also does not stop when the cup is full, unless I press the off swich.It will empty the entire tank. It worked normally untill the lid stuck shut.

    How does it sense the amout of water that it has pumped?

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The pod holder has an O ring to seal the black plastic disc in,if it is not sealed you will end up with more volume and a weaker coffee without the foam,either knock the disc out and try and seat the O ring and then knock it back in or buy a new pod holder,I had this same problem

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