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We have the Cuisinart combination 12 cup coffee maker with a 6,8,10 K-cup maker. Today 8/06/2017 the K-cup started making a strange sound stopped working and all 3 blue lights 6,8,10 where flashing and wouldn't make a cup of coffee. After some looking around it seemed that the top stainless steel water injector was clogged, I took a long toothpick and slowly pushed it in as I spun the toothpick around slowly as to not break the toothpick off inside, the water injector is sharp so the toothpick will fray as you spin it around inside this is why you must go very slowly. I also did the same to the K-cup holder stainless steel spike tube to make sure everything was clear and clean, I then ran 4 full water containers through the K-cup system starting with the 6, than 8 and 10 oz. size. I was finding little black objects in my 20oz drinking cup as I was doing this, not sure what that was but after running the 4 full containers through it they were gone. Now it works fine. I hope this helps anyone with the same machine having the same problem
Make sure your caraffe has its lid on , and check the bottom of the filter. it usually has a valve preventing coffee from leaking when you remove the caraffe. the lid pushes the valve back open when you place the caraffe back into the machine.
After unpluging the coffee maker and making sure that no one will attempt to use it please contact Cuisinart to see if the DCC-2200 is on the recall list. If it is not, you should consider installing a new power cord with at least 14 gauge wire....this is assuming that you are comfortable doing this sort of repair. Otherwise, replace the coffee maker! Fires from electrical problems are responsible for too many deaths to take any chances with an appliance that smokes when plugged in!
We were having the same problem of it quitting the brew cycle about 1/2 way through. We put a mixture of 5 cups vinegar & 5 cups water through followed by a pot of just water and now it works like new. The vineagr must clean some sort of built in sensor.
You actually have to put the parts back in place (except the charcoal water filter and any paper filter you may or may not be using), pour in 2 cups distilled white vinegar and two cups water, and brew the vinegar/water solution just like it was coffee. Vinegar is very acrid, so you will then need to brew plain water to flush out the vinegar. Now, you can put everything back in place, and you are good to go. Remember - if one part is out of place, your coffee maker may beep at you incessantly.
The parts to repair a problem of this magnitude are generally not available. The DCC-2000 has a thre-year warranty. I would call Cuisinart and see if you can get an in-warranty replacement. I have a high opinion of cuisinart and their products, but this particular coffeemaker, I do not personally reccomend.
I called Cusinart support and they told me to fill with 2 cups of white vinegar and the rest water, let set for three hours. Did that. Had to keep hitting the on button to get this solution through. Then used a solution of one cup of vinegar and water and this ran through the whole cycle. Ran three more with just water and now it works just fine. Brewed coffee this morning with no problem. Didn't think this would work but seems to have solved the problem. They do suggest you decalcify once a month using the vinegar solution...hope I remember to do this as it would be a lot easier than having to get hitting the on button. Good luck!