Question about DeLonghi DCU72 Coffee Maker
Glass coffee level indicator (TG007) is no longer available for purchase anywhere on line that I have checked or from the company. Is there any other fix available to me?
I had the same (sight glass tube replacement) problem, but DeLongi gave me the number of a parts supplier that has them available. Call 1-800-436-5415.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Best solution that I have found is to go to your local hardware store and get a 1/2 inch top rubber stopper to plug the hole. Unscrew the housing on the spout where the tube would fit. Feed the small end of the stopper through it until it is snug. Then screw the housing back onto the spout assembly. You should get a good watertight seal with the stopper.
You won't be able to see your water level, but you will at least still be able to use your machine without it leaking all over.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Not only did I break the level indicator on a borrowed coffee pot, DeLonghi DCU72, but I had borrowed it from my daughter. Ouch! 'Nuff said about that! After going crazy trying to find a replacement and having no luck at all, I contacted United Silica -- they're on the web -- and they manufactured one to my specifications!! It's a perfect fit, and I couldn't be happier! The coffee pot works just like new and DOES NOT leak!! It cost $10 for one tube (I bought two so as to be "prepared"), plus $15 shipping -- but much cheaper than a new coffee pot!! If you go this route, contact John in Customer Service, and tell him you need the same indicator level tube that Susan and Doug ordered. John made a drawing of what we described to him, then fine-tuned it after we reviewed and commented, then had the part manufactured and shipped to us within a couple of days. They were great folks to work with. Remember! United Silica!!! www,unitedsilica.conm, or email@example.com, or 973-209-8854.
Posted on Jun 04, 2012
I have a DCU72 which had a chipped tube (TG007) which seems discontinued.
I purchased a TG039 from www.thegourmetdepotco.com, and this seems a usable replacement.
The only caveats are that the tube is slightly shorter (7 inches) than the previous one,
so I cannot fill the pot to the 60 cup capacity (keep at about 50-55 cups or less).
The other option I did not try is to just not have a coffee level tube, and block the hold in the spigot
with a plastic disk the same diameter as the original tube.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Solution #4 may work. I just called them (1-800-436-5415) and they are shipping a replacement glass tube assembly today. The fellow told me that it is slightly different than the original but comes with instructions on how to make it work. If you don't see a follow-up comment assume that it worked.
BTW, re: solution #3, they told me that the part was discontinued about 6 months ago (Jan 2010 I guess)
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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