How to Fix a Leaking Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49976



If your coffee maker pools water underneath after brewing the carafe side it's most likely a specific hose that gets loose where it connects to the spout on top. This will hopefully help you fix it.

The goal is to get the back off and you'll need a tri wing screwdriver for just one screw unless you don't making breaking some plastic. The rest are standard Philips head.

Step 1: The Bottom

On the bottom of the machine there are eight tri wing screws but the only one you need to remove is the bottom middle one shown on the second photo since the back panel is connected to it.

May not be a bad idea to take the whole back off though in case the hose connection on top isn't the issue for you. With the bottom off you can see the hot plate and water hoses.

Step 2: The Sides

You'll need to pull the sides away from the back panel to expose 4 screws. There's 4 tabs on each to push in with a flathead that will allow it to pull away.

Step 3: The Back

Once the sides are away there's five screws to remove. Two at the top with the head facing down and two and the bottom facing the back. The last one is below the carafe flap at the top and requires removing the cover at its hinge, but be careful there's two little platic tabs that break pretty easily. Now the back can slide down and expose the problem.

The hose feeding hot water up to the top of the machine isn't attached correctly, the metal clamp it comes with doesn't do the job so I added a zip tie VERY tightly as well. I say VERY because this is the second time I've done this.

Hope this helps you!



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    7 Discussions


    Question 2 months ago on Step 2

    I have the bottom off but I'm stumped on the sides. Where are these 4 tabs?? The photos don't help...


    2 months ago on Step 3

    man was right hose clamp was loose put new clamp on


    Answer 4 months ago

    I did it!! Your instructions were exactly accurate. But, If this happens again I'm getting a new pot! Don't want to do that again. Lol


    Answer 4 months ago

    There's four little tabs on each side that you need to push into at the seam with something thin, I just used a really small flathead. With the bottom off you should be able to see the one near the bottom and the rest will be easier to see once one is out unclipped.


    4 months ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much for this! I was able to fix it using your instructions and I felt SO GOOD that I fixed it!!! I had quite a time finding the tri tip screwdriver I ended up getting it on Amazon because my local hardware stores didnt have one. It was just like what you described and so easy to fix!