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My cuisinart coffee maker just recently started not using all the water I've poured into the reserve. Up 'til today it was leaving the last two cups in the reserve, but today, out of the six cups I poured in there, it only made two. The funny thing, is that if I run it again, ( I turn off the grinder), it then uses the rest of the water.

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    same problem- The thing is 5 years old and suddenly it is leaving 2 cups+ of water in the reservoir when it's done brewing.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Leaves 2-3 cups water in the resevior after brewing. It has a 3 year warranty, they are sending me a new one

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I can't believe this - my filter pops out during brewing AND it is no longer using all the water in the resevoir. So much for going with an upscale brand

  • shelbyo Feb 22, 2009

    This is our second machine. Our first one started having that problem after 4 years of moderate use. We just bought another one this past September 08 and it just started having that problem again! We use it every day now, more than before, but have only had it for 6 months! We also found that the 1 to 4 cup setting works. We'll see how long it actually keeps working. This is disappointing from Cuisinart. We ran our newer coffee maker with CLR to clean it out and ran clean water through many times, but still had the problem. We did try the vinegar with the old machine, but that did not work. Old machine actually didn't work even when restarted, so we definitely had to get a new one.

  • jeffro9900 Mar 01, 2009

    my pot does the same. it shuts down after a few cups of water has passed through it. it takes 5 cycles turning in on to brew a full pot.talk about junk!

  • Elaine Angelopoulos Nov 05, 2011

    PS: We cleaned out the coffee maker with the vinegar and water a couple times this week and it didn't work.

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Pour a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water into the machine and brew - this is going to decalcify the coffee maker, and hopefully solve the problem. let me know how it works out.

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This is a real problem with these coffee makers, and there's not much that can be done. However, there is a work around: before brewing, just hit the button to brew 1-4 cups. It'll still brew a whole pot, it'll use all the water, the coffee will taste no different, and you can still program it however you'd like. Cheers!

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