Question about Cuisinart DGB Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
I had an earlier model cuisinart which had the same plug. They come out fairly easily during cleaning. It's either a design flaw or "built-in obsolescence.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have not missed anything. Unplugging for longer than 16 minutes (has 15-minute memory) is the only troubleshooting you can perform. Call Cuisinart to find out if you are still in warranty. All electronics have a failure rate. Cuisinart's is acceptably low, but their coffee makers are the least reliable of all their products. The basic problem with electronic coffee makers is that coffee makers produce high heat, and high heat kills electronics and melts plastic. At least Cuisinart has a 3-year warranty - higher than the industry standard.
Let me put it another way. All coffee makers have a high failure rate. As many Cuisinart coffee makers that break down, the non-Grind-and-Brews still have a 91 rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports doesn't give ANYTHING a 91 rating. A lot break, but you probably won't fare much better by switching to a different brand. The problem with a Cuisinart breaking down is that an expensive unit broke down - you wouldn't be upset if your $15 Mr. Coffee broke every year. The law of averages is on your side - a 2nd Cuisinart will probably last longer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
I just called Cuisinart and they will send me another brew basket for my DCC-100 (it has a Brew Pause valve also) for $9.14 (part + S&H). Did you try to contact Cuisinart?
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Firstly I found you a user manual located here http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/cuisinart/DGB300.pdf
Also I located this customer care and spare parts site for you, direct to cuisinart and they have a customer care help line im sure they can get your part for you
Tel 0870 240 6902
they are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Hope that is helpful
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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The grinder cover has a white pin as a part of the cover that acts as a go between for the plastic molded post on the cover and a contact switch in the unit. Without the cover in place the molded post is not long enough to reach the contact switch and "tell" the machine it's o.k. to brew. It will beep incesssantly and do nothing. Get a replacement cover, or jury rig something to act as a replacement for the grinder cover pin. You can manually push in the switch to get it to stop beeping, but it will spring back out as soon as you release it.
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