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Brew Basket Overflow

KitchenAid Coffee Maker Brew Basket Overflowing

If your brew basket is overflowing, there are several things you can check:

  • Carafe: Ensure the carafe is completely within the warming plate rings and not slightly on the edge.
  • Brew Basket: Make sure to use the removable brew basket (not the gold-tone filter) and that it is fully inserted. Firmly push the brew basket in place before inserting the carafe. Without this removable black brew basket in place, the drip stop will not work properly, leading to overflow and coffee leakage. 
  • Filter: Make sure to use only one filter. Use the gold-tone filter or one paper filter. 
  • Drip Stop: Ensure that the drip stop opening is clean and free of obstructions so that the coffee can flow through the hole.
  • Grind Size: Using coarse or fine grounds can also affect the flow rate of the water, which impacts the taste of the coffee, and can lead to weak or bitter coffee. Grounds that are too fine can clog the filter and lead to an overflow. 


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