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Bunn thermofresh makes very weak coffee , water comes out hot, goes through grounds.. but even with double strength , it is very very weak, we changed filters, added even more coffee and its still weak.. resorted to our 4 cup Krups with same coffee,, perfect coffee

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I don't know what the flow restrictor looks like, but I know what a spray head looks like.
My new Bunn BTX-B brewed weak coffee also. I was wasting coffee to get it stronger. I decided to inspect the spray head. What The hey! What Spray Head? The coffee maker didn't even have one. I guess the assembler forgot to put it on. Yet it made it thru quality control. No wonder it was making weak coffee, and I was wasting coffee to try get it stronger.
Is your making weak coffee? CHECK YOUR SPRAY HEAD. Make sure the coffee maker has one on it.

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I work 4 BUNN and we have a flow restrictor sprayhead that might help. If you send me your address we can send one out to you.

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    higgins4_3 Jan 03, 2012

    Mine is very weak as well.

  • Doug Apr 07, 2012

    I received that "flow restrictor" and I still need to add too much coffee for flavor. Wasting coffee, here, because the grounds can't steep in this one. When buying this machine, I was under the impression that Bunn machines were made by connoisseurs. This one was obviously not tested before marketing, or Bunn engineers aren't coffee drinkers. Thanks for the "restrictor."

  • Diane Giberson Apr 04, 2017

    I sent for the flow restrictor and same thing, weak coffee, I tried 4 or 5 different brands, I even bought beans and ground them myself, and even when I added more than half a cup of coffee grounds to brew it was still weak. I resorted back to my $8.00 5 cup Mainstay coffee maker at Walmart that I had bought for when traveling and it brews a 100% better cup of coffee than my $100.00 Bunn. My Bunn is in the closet and after spending 100.00 on a Bunn, I have an $8.00 coffee maker on my quartz counter, it looks so cheap but makes a good cup of coffee.

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