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It only makes 1/2 pot when I pour the water in after sitting over night some times it takes 2 pot of water or more to make a full pot

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I recommend slowly pouring in about a half a pot of cold water without coffee in the filter basket 5 or so minutes before you brew in the morning. There are 2 good reasons to do this-
1. Overnight you are having some evaporation due to the fact that your Bunn brewer has a reservoir that keeps a couple of pots worth of water at brewing temperature... a better temp than most "home" model brewers. This will top off the reservoir and you will not "short pot" except for the amount that the grounds themselves hold back.
2. Also overnight, due to the fact that the water is kept hot, the oxygen can dissipate from the water in the tank. Topping off with fresh water will mean a fresher first pot.
The Bunn brewers have a low wattage/keep warm heater so the actual heating element isn't doing all of the work over those long periods... it only kicks on when the temperature in the reservoir drops considerably (like after brewing). Be sure to let the brewer heat back up before brewing (you will hear it stop heating)
Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010

  • Quantum Flux Jun 26, 2014

    I agree with the above, and I've also seen these get slowly filled with various sediments/scale that it decreases the volume of the tank.

  • Quantum Flux Jun 26, 2014

    It might be worth a try to remove the top of the coffeemaker and the top of the tank. to give it a good clean-out.

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