Question about Keurig 5048 My K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter

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When using MY K-Cup reuseable coffee filter, the coffee comes out the drip hole plus water comes out of the bottom front of the K-Cup Portion Pack Assembly Housing splashing down onto the counter. I made sure I had the filter cup closed tightly but that didn't help. I have tried 2 different ones thinking one may have been faulty but the result was the same.

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I googled this problem for 3 days. I was reluctant to try anything that would screw up my machine, as I have been very happy with it, except for the re-usable filter performance.
I wiggled the o-ring washer around top sharp thingie by maybe 1/8 inch and that fixed it. K-cups are running normal as well.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011


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