I've had it for about seven years. Every year or two, it spills the coffee out onto the counter/floor. I've always assumed I didn't line up the pot right. But now it's happened the last three consecutive mornings. Today at 5 a.m. I walked in to see my Lab slurping up coffee from the floor (like he isn't hyper enough). Is my coffee maker dead? If so, I've seen good reviews of the Techno one here on CH, but admit I'll miss the option of putting whole beans into it the night before.