Question about Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200W, 12-Cup 12-Cup Coffee Maker

2 Answers

Clean light keeps blinking

Cleaned the unit, and the light still blinks

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I'm having the same problem - I used a bottle of vinegar and still its blinking - what cleaning prblem did you use and has it happened again?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Hello amerhtens,
This is a common problem with this unit.
I recently had this similar problem. If you still have your machine try the following.
Your described problem may be one of two problems. Let's start with the easier solution first. In the DCC 1200 there is a filter "stick or column" in the left rear. Pull it out and remove the clogged carbon filter(s) that are in there. Shine a light into the receptacle and remove the debris in the bottom. It is likely that this is causing the problem with you machine needing to be started on multiple times. See if this solution works. If it does, you might run 8 cups of water and 4 cups of vinegar through to help decalcify the units plumbing. Do this once or twice and then rinse with at least one pot run-through of clean water. If this works then you are good to go.
Next, if this does not solve your problem we can do the following: unplug the unit and lay it on its back. You will need a #10 torx driver (hardware store if you don't have one) to remove the bottom cover plate. There are 4 torx screws holding it on. When removed, you will find 2 orange hoses. Carefully attempt to remove the left hose without splitting. I used an eyeglass screwdriver to loosen it up. If it splits, just cut off the split and stretch it to reconnect when time comes. As you look into the hose you will find a little black valve inside as well a some gunk. Clean it all out with a fine wire as best you can. Rinse well. Attempt to reconnect the hose back onto the pipe. Slip the pipe clamp back into place. Replace the cover and screws and you should be good to go again. This is not as daunting as it may seem. You can do it. :o) Good luck! If this answer helps, please leave positive feedback for me. Much appreciated. Regards, NormanZ

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem, cleaning light coming on, etc, lots of "steam" coming out the tip. The problem is constriction by lime deposits at the top of the tube leading to the "coffee chamber" We used "Better Brew", available from Environmental Care Products in Norwalk CT. With this product, the problem gradually disappeared. We had previously cleaned the system with vinegar, but this didn't work. Now we have nice coffee again!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Clean light


The best bet is to contact the company on line and seek the instruction manual for that machine. Usually, the fix is in the back of the manual.

Mar 25, 2014 | Mr. Coffee 072179228578 12 Cup Coffee...

1 Answer

Clean instructions


First, let me clarify what the red light indicates.

A solid red light indicates the cleaning cycle is in progress. A blinking red light indicates the coffeemaker is off, but due to be cleaned. When the coffeemaker is due to be cleaned, the red light will continue to blink while the coffeemaker is off until the cleaning cycle has been completed fully. The entire cleaning process takes about an hour and a half. And, it is not intuitive. So, here are my instructions.

With the coffeemaker off (with the red light blinking), pour four cups of pure white vinegar (no water added) into the reservoir. Don't short the amount. You'll need four cups to complete the cycle. Remove any filters, but leave the strainer basket in place. Tap the "select" button three times until the red light is on (and stays on, not blinking). The cleaning cycle now begins. It should take between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. Don't be concerned about the 30-minute long pause during the cycle when nothing happens. This is intentional and part of the cycle.

After the cleaning cycle has completed, get rid of the vinegar. Rinse out the strainer basket and the coffee pot. Run a full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle (with the pot and basket in place, of course). Then, dump the water, rinse the pot and basket again, and run another full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle. Dump that water too. And, you're done!

Feb 04, 2014 | Mr. Coffee JWX27 12-Cup Coffee Maker

1 Answer

On light will not stop blinking on my Senseo coffee machine


my senseo did the same. i read on hear to clean magnet/float mechanism inside the water resevoir. i did this with a tooth-brush and soapy water. as you invert the empty water container you will see/hear the float slide up and down when clean. work a treat for me.

Nov 20, 2012 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Three buttons keep blinking: clean, water and


Hi
First I would start off with priming the machine. Push the water button ( right button) open the steam knob and see if the light will clear? If it doesn't you have a restriction in your flow meter.
If light clears, go to the next light, which is the clean light (left button) Push and hold for 5 seconds until it starts then let it go until it clears. About 30 to 45 minutes.
Then you need to descale. If you have never done it email me.

Mar 13, 2010 | Solis Palazzo Espresso Machine

1 Answer

COFFE MACHIEN WON'T MAKE COFFEE


Hi
A blinking red light means that something is not in place. The usual subject is the drip tray. If it doesn't lock into place usually there are grounds behind it. The brew unit is an other one that doesn't lock in every time. To check, open the door and without pushing the "press" button, grab the handle and pull. If it comes out, that was your problem.

Jun 19, 2009 | Saeco Vienna SuperAutomatica Coffee...

2 Answers

Steady blue light, blinking lights doesn't heat up


I read in another posted solution about a magnet in the grey float that is in the water reservoir. I removed the grey float and rubbed on the front of the unit by the steady blue light and it apparently resets the sensor. Presto Magic! it worked! Machine back to normal and operating perfectly.

Jun 13, 2009 | Saeco Starbucks Sirena Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Clean button keeps blinking


Unplug the coffeemaker for one hour, and the self-clean light should come off.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 23, 2008 | Cuisinart DCC-2000

2 Answers

Cleaning light will not quit blinking after cleaning


The same thing happened to our Mr. Coffee this week! I followed the instructions about running vinegar through, then rinsing several times with water. However, the light would not stop blinking. We did by-pass the light by setting the timer for delayed brewing and it worked. However, that blinking light came on again. Then, my husband tired the vinegar wash again but instead of doing it one time, he ran the same vinegar through 6 times until the light went out! Then he proceeded with the water rinse. Our Mr. Coffee is working again!

Nov 16, 2008 | Mr. Coffee 072179228578 12 Cup Coffee...

1 Answer

After cleaning the unit DCC-1100 4 times, the clean light is still blinking---what is the next step????


Your coffeemaker is clean after a maximum of 3 cleanings. Unplug the coffeemaker for an hour. When you replug it, the self-clean light should have gone off.

Apr 15, 2008 | Cuisinart 12 Cup Digital Thermal Coffee...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cuisinart Brew Central  DCC-1200W, 12-Cup 12-Cup Coffee Maker Logo

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cuisinart Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Tony R.
Tony R.

Level 2 Expert

24 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Cuisinart Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...