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My cuisinart Grind and Brew is only making 4 cups of coffee. Can you help us to fix this? We've turned off the 1-4 cup button...but its still only brewing 4 cups, we have to hit brew again in order to get the remaining 6 cups...help

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  • java junkie Dec 03, 2008

    Most of the time, I'm only making 3-4 cups. Now when I want larger amounts, it makes 2 cups and then beeps that it's done. I turn off the grind function, press on and it makes 2 cups again and beeps. I do this until I have the 8-10 cups desired. What's going on?

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    same thing. sometimes it makes the whole pot, sometimes stops before emptying resevoir. charcoal filter new, pot is clean, no rhyme or reason. too much money to work this way

  • Tony can Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem ... everything has been cleaned but keep shutting off as if finished but most of the water remains to be brewed. I think it is some othe electrical sensor problem that is indicating complete. Not sure where to look?

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Another possible reason for backup - using paper/gold tone filter at same time. If not:

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

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