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Original post by: Dave ,

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It's been mentioned on this list before but I think the procedure for installing the K-cup is very important.  For various reasons K-cups often have pressure built up inside.   When the top of the K-cup is pierced, when lowering the lid, the pressure blows unbrewed coffee into the upper needles which can cause a clog.  I think it's better to first use your two thumbs to press the K-cup firmly down into the cavity which pierces the bottom and relieves the pressure .  That way coffee grounds won't blow up into the upper needles when the head is lowered.  As always, good luck and your mileage may vary.

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