Tip & How-To about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

How to repair a DCC-1200 Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Problem #1 - DCC-1200 makes steam - not coffee. Reason: the check valve is plugged - water will not flow.

Solution #1 - Remove the check valve located inside one of the 2 silicon tubing hoses inside the coffee maker...and clean the valve. You must remove the bottom of the coffee maker (problem #3). Note: the check valve is not plugged due to hard water minerals. It plugs up from coffee grounds and coffee residue. Thus...use the charcoal filter, and clean with 50% white vinegar on a regular basis.

Problem #2 - Removing the check valve located inside the tubing. You must cut it out and thereby destroy the tubing. Replacement is required.

Solution #2 - purchase one foot of 3/8" SILICON tubing over the Internet from Rebel Brewer at www.rebelbrewer.com. Silicon is required to handle the high temperature.

Problem #3 - removing the bottom plate. It is secured with four "custom" torex screws that cannot be removed with a normal torex tool. (not designed to be easily removed).

Solution #3 - I used a 1/4" drill bit and drilled off the heads of the screws. The bottom is easily removed. I was able to snap it back into place. You can use some silicon caulk at the 4 corners for a more secure fitting.

Good Luck - not too difficult

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Coffee maker will not let water go into coffee grounds basket. It is a DCC-1200


run pure white vinegar through instead of water--at least 3-4 cycles just reuse same vinegar then discard run one pot just water--if machine is just plugged that should solve..

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this is what happened to me, I didn't have the filter basket all the way down so the pot lid didn't open the valve that lets coffee flow so the coffee and grounds ran into the water resevior and plugged the filter, so I did the worst thing possible and took the filter out so the grounds got into the check valve that keeps the hot water going in the right direction. that makes it spit and sputter and brew slow.
after trying to flush it out forever I tore the metal plate on the bottom off and unhooked the rubber hoses (don't do this unless you have a needle nose pliers, you'll never get them back on) one should go to the brew head and the other is the water inlet, this has the check valve. you can tell which is which by blowing through them and seeing which one goes to the brew head. if you can blow through the other one the check valve is stuck open, I blew air into it with an air compresor and this forced the check valve shut and now it works fine. I know this is the same symptons as calcium deposits but I had cleaned it twice.
try flushing it with water first but sometimes it takes extreme measures

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I got a Cuisinart coffee maker DCC 1400C for a wedding present, worked fine, then all of a sudden STOPPED. I did the self clean, and that worked fine, the brew setting doesn't. The water doesn't go through at all and steams up a storm.


Unplug for 20 minutes or longer to reset. Make sure the lid is on the caraffe, or the brew basket will be stuck in the closed position. If the water still won't go through, consider ordering a new brew basket, because yours might have a faulty spring.

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Clean it out with vinegar and water - 2 ozs distilled white vinegar, 2ozs water

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