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Brew Basket Overflow

KitchenAid Brew Basket Overflow:

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


  • Make sure 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 leaking of coffee. 


  • Make sure to use only one filter
    • Use the gold-tone filter or one paper filter
    • Never use both together, or two paper filters

Drip Stop

  •  Made sure that the drip stop opening is clean and free of obstructions so the coffee can flow through the hole.

Grind Size

Automatic drip coffee makers require a medium grind.

  • If you use fine grinds they can clog the filter and lead to an overflow.

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.

If these suggestions did not help, please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.

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