Complaints about Bunn coffeemakers springing leaks are not all that uncommon. In fact, ConsumerAffairs.com heard this week from Michelle, of Omaha, Neb., who expressed frustration with what she called the company's lack of response to her prioblem.

On Monday, July 4th I sent Bunn an email that while out of town for four days, my coffeemaker leaked on my counter top causing seepage in the seam and the Formica buckling as a result,” Michelle told ConsumerAffairs.com. “I have not even received the courtesy of a response. I have been in the retail industry for over 30 years and fully understand brand loyalty. I have even been on the buying end of appliances and a staunch advocate for Bunn, noting it is the best of the best.”

The coffeemaker leak develops after extended use and, as the video below demonstrates, can have a fairly simple, and inexpensive fix.

One word of caution: do-it-yourself repairs should only be attempted if you feel comfortable doing so, and only if the product warranty has expired. Working on any product that's still under warranty will void it. And of course, always unplug any electric device before trying to work on it.