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Overflowing basket I have a Bunn thermal carafe and when I make coffee it overflows over the basket. This makes a huge mess with the grounds and water going all over the unit and counter. I use Bunn filters so I'm not sure what will solve this. I also have problems pouring from the carafe without it running down the side. This is a messy coffee pot and unit!

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The grind on your coffee is too fine, and if not there is too much coffee in the basket, hence the overflow.

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1. Don't overfill the basket with grinds.
2. Ensure you are using the correct grind for an automatic drip coffee maker, neither too fine nor too course. (See instruction manual.)
3. Do not overfill with water. Use the carafe to pour water into the reservoir. This is because a "cup" in coffee terms is defined as 6 oz, not 8 oz.
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7. Make sure that the Pause 'n Serve button isn't sticking. (If it is activated too long the brew will escape over the top of the cone/basket. This may be more apt to happen if the alignment of the carafe and the basket is incorrect.)
8. Clean your machine with vinegar or as instructed by your user manual at least three times per year, more if your water supply is hard. A properly cleaned machine is less likely to suffer a burned out heating element, to take too long to brew, to produce "off" tasting coffee, or to clog and overrun the filter basket as the water runs through the grinds.
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