this is a great pot, hot coffee - but like others - IT LEAKS and there is always water remaining in the reservoir!!!
WHY? is this a flaw in the design, the gaskets, WHAT?
this pot would meet all our wishes and expectations, if it wasnt LEAKING! I wanted a pot I could set at night, and wake up to brewed, HOT coffee. Not possible - instead I'm mopping up water on the counter, down side of cupboard etc.
WHATS WRONG? NO I wouldn't recommend it until its fixed.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
on Mr. Coffee 10-Cup OptimalBrew Thermal Coffee Maker
Make sure the filter is properly in position and that the brew basket is fully closed.
If the coffeemaker is equipped with a removable water reservoir ensure that the reservoir is properly installed.
Avoid overfilling the water reservoir. The coffeemaker is equipped with an overflow slot near the top of the water reservoir. If too much water is added it will flow out of this slot and collect near the base of the unit.
If you have checked all of these items and the coffeemaker is still leaking from the bottom, contact Mr Coffee
Mr. Coffee® Brand Customer Service
its vapor thats why it seams to leak. heat water almost to boiling so there is vapoization. put a towel under that what I do
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
I noticed that you can set the reservoir on the pot but not have it in place properly, causing it to leak. There is a tab in the back side on the top that must be set in the slot to make the reservoir seat properly. Make sure you get the top of the reservoir set in place, you have to set it to the very back on the top. Take a close look!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
I think the water in the reservoir actually comes from the lid of the caraffe. Next time you make your coffee...hold the lid over the sink and press the pour button...if it doesn't release some liquid then turn it the other way and press the pour button. There should be some liquid come out. This is a feature that helps to seal the vacuum. My other coffee pot that died (not this same model) also did the same thing. Hope that helps
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
We have had the Leaking problem on and off again. Found that if the water reservoir is not seated completely you wind up with water in the area just below the reservoir, and on occasion it will overflow onto the counter. The valve is located on the bottom of the reservoir and opens as the reservoir is lowered into position. So we check the area below the reservoir and remove any water that has built up. Maybe not the best design...
I'm not sure why your pot is leaking, but I've never had a drop of water or coffee on my cupboard. It seems to be very well sealed. I'd return it and try another maybe?
I have not had any leaking problems. Perhaps I got lucky and received a good one. After brewing, I ususlly find about a tablespoonfull of water in the tank, but it doesn't concern me. I have not used the delay function. Maybe is worse in that mode.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
- San Antonio
This coffee maker has not leaked at all for us with everyday use for 20 days. The design seems great and we love the side load water and coffee containers. We did put it through the paces at a 20 person brunch and brewed 5 straight pots and it never leaked. Unless others are getting lemons ours has been rock solid and dry.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
an anonymous customer
- Milwaukee, WI
I'm having the same problem. I just got mine and didn't know if it was just me doing something wrong. Also there is always water under the tank. I hate that because I really like the coffee pot.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
- Cherryville, NC
I have not had an issue with leaking or water remaining in the reservoir.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago