Introduction: How to Fix Leaking Hamilton Beach 49976 Flexbrew
Got one of these about six months ago and it started leaking when I used the carafe side, there was water pooling inside the whole bottom which cannot be safe. Wasn't too bad but it started dumping half the water every time I brewed. Looked into fixing it and sounds like the return process with Hamilton Beach isn't the best and involves you cutting the power cord...? Anyway I took it apart and will give the quick and dirty on how to fix this and you won't have to drill holes in it like I did trying to figure it out. It's not too hard to do with a couple tools.
-Fine flathead or prying tool
Might need ***** Will definitely need, my mistake there's one screw in the middle back that you will need to remove to get the whole back off
-Tri wing screwdriver
The problem is, at least in my case, is the hose going up with the hot water to brew is not secured.
Step 1: Doing the Dang Thing
How to find out if this is your problem
There's some other amazon reviews that say this is happening to them, I'm nothing special so it's probably the same issue for me lets open this beach up. If the water is hot and you're still getting some coffee brewed you can probably assume this is it. The hose is in a great spot to slip out.
Through the bottom
There's the tri wing security screws on the bottom of the unit, if you open that up and peer up to the location you might be able to tell. If yours leaks a lot it should be obvious like my photo, if its only a little this may tell you nothing.
Through the top
Taking the head off above the reservoir, if you take the one screw out then remove the bracket on the cover you should be able to slip out the hot spout. Then you can see down into the hole and diagnose.
If you can't see anything wrong you can leave your problem is beyond human comprehension
**** Use tri wing to take off bottom panel or at least middle rear screw
Use your flathead or pry tool to open both seams on the back edges of the unit. There are 4 clips on each side that hold it together, press these down and the sides will be able to flex out. The sides can flex a decent amount and you'll need to move it quite a bit the access the two screws near the top. There are two more screws at the bottom that are much easier, then you can pull the back off and perform your fix. If you have diamonds for fingers feel free to pinch the clamp and push the hose all the way up and reclamp. I also used a zip tie just in case. Hope this works for you good luck!
I would have set this up better but this site in kinda broken I cant add another step and it keeps wanting to underline everything. I'd fix it but I'm not retired and I think the dog needs to poop really bad and I need to enjoy this pot of coffee.
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