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Small spring and plastic housing underneath coffee basket holder tray in DGB-600. I unscrewed to clean, now woe is me!

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The filter basket is orderable from Cuisinart and costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 to $6 - there is no service manual for that particular part of the coffee maker.

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Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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