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Cuisinart DGB-550BK won't grind

It just sits quietly for a few moments and then runs the water, like when you use the grind off function. Could the motor be dead?

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SOURCE: Cuisinart Grind & Brew Thermal Coffeemaker DGB-600

i cant find the directions for the cuis.griend and brew coffee maker, can any one email them to eccoboot@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: Water leaking from the base of the unit.

Water leaking in the DGB-600 is mainly caused by heated water escaping from its proper path. There is a rubber grommet on the underside of the upper part of the coffeemaker. (It contacts the lid over the filter basket when the front door is closed.) The design in this area is very poor; the grommet does not seat properly in the fixed part of the coffeemaker, and heated water seeps out. Also, the heated water tube that comes up through the cold water reservoir is actually in 2 pieces. One goes inside of the other, but there is no seal. It is a loose enough fit that some steam escapes, condenses on the inside top surface of the coffeemaker, and then finds its way down to add to the leaking. I completely disassembled my coffeemaker (3 of the screws in the upper compartment are hidden under small circular plugs that look like they are part of the plastic surface), and used high temperature automotive RTV sealer to help the rubber grommet seal better, and to seal the 2-piece hot water tube. Works great now! But I must say that I have seen better engineering in childs' toys!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart CUI DGB-300BK... just recently started

Beeping: Push the cover to the grinder down as far as possible. If that doesn't stop the beeping, clean out that hole with a toothpick.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart Grind & Brew not using all the water in the reservoir

I was having problems like this and then I read on a different string on this website that people have had success by flushing the system numerous times (sometimes up to six times) with vinegar. I took out the charcoal filter and flushed once with vinegar but only saw a small amount of improvement. I was out of vinegar so I used Lemishine mixed with water and it went from making one cup to making a full pot with one flush.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DGB-650BC instruction manual

Here's a link to the manual:
http://www.cuisinart.com/share/man/1013_man.pdf

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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Ground coffee does not get wet


try to fill the reservoir with the water to the top, when the water starts "brewing" the water is transfer from this reservoir to the basket where there is loose coffee placed over the paper bag that will filter the coffee to the jar.
Check if anything is blocking the canal, that is transferring the water from the reservoir to the basket.

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This coffee maker (10 c maker with grinder) beeps it's done every few minutes with water left. we have to brew about 5 times for a full pot, what gives?


Presume this is the Grind & Brew Thermal™ 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Model # DGB-600BCC

An instruction booklet is available here: http://www.cuisinart.ca/pdf/ibs/en/DGB-600BCC_en.pdf

Review the sections beginning on page 11 of the pdf on Turning Off the Grind Function (if not using the grind feature) and Making Coffee.

Make sure you are turning off the grind function if using preground coffee and that the reservoir lid is securely closed.

Check the Cups Setting button; is sounds like the 1-4 feature may be turned on.

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DGB-550BK Filter basket won't stay shut when either brewing ground coffee or grinding beans.. With the ground; the basket pops open mid brew and makes a mess everywhere. When grinding beans, I've noticed...


Not a solution but...

Many folks have reported this, the latching mechanism wears out eventually.
We had the problem but discovered that the door on the basket wasn't getting completely closed. Now I make sure it's closed and haven't had any problem since.
Hope this solves your issue - if not, keep an eye on yard sales, we picked up two at different times for $5 and now have parts to swap out - not much help for a failed latch though.
Glad I never paid full price for it, even though it's a fairly good grinder/brewer.

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Ilost it and would like to have it for future reference. How may I obtain the instruction manual? thank you


Here's the link the Cuisinart web site with the free downloadable manual for your coffee maker.

Print or save a copy on your computer, so you'll have it for future reference. I have made a folder on my PC labeled "House" and in it sub-folders with Kitchen Appliances, Outdoor Equipment, etc., in which I keep all my pdf's and other pertinent info for my appliances and purchases. Makes it great for filing all the manuals without having to print them out and take up space in a file cabinet, etc.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dgb-550bk.pdf

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Grind and Brew thermal (model CUI DGB 600BC)coffee filter cup hard to open, now won't close. Cup where beans are added, bean cup difficult to open as well. Need to find repair place near zip code 95127.


That problem is endemic to this grind and brew only - find out if you are still in warranty - try and get a DGB-550BK as a replacement - the 600 is the only one with this problem. Replacing it with the same model will likely lead to the same result.
Here is the basic troubleshooting for the Cuisinart coffee makers:
Make sure all baskets are in proper place – especially if unit is beeping.
Do not use a paper and a gold-tone or other permanent filter at the same time.
Unplug for LONGER THAN 15 full minutes to reset.
Clean by brewing 2 oz of distilled white vinegar/2 oz water.
If these methods fail, the unit probably requires replacement – call Cuisinart as they have a longer-than-standard warranty.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

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Could be electrical, but I would unplug for 20 minutes or longer and then clean with vinegar/water soltuion (2 cups vinegar, 2 cups water).
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