Question about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker
I adopted this Cuisinart DCC-1200 coffee maker. It was very dirty and appeared to have overflowed coffee grounds when brewing and never cleaned up. The first thing I do is try and run some drip coffee maker cleaner through it. It never finishes brewing....all the time it steams and spits the water through. How can I fix it?
This is what happened to me, I didn't have the filter basket all the way down so the pot lid didn't open the valve that lets coffee flow so the coffee and grounds ran into the water resevior and plugged the filter, so I did the worst thing possible and took the filter out so the grounds got into the check valve that keeps the hot water going in the right direction. that makes it spit and sputter and brew slow.
after trying to flush it out forever I tore the metal plate on the bottom off and unhooked the rubber hoses (don't do this unless you have a needle nose pliers, you'll never get them back on) one should go to the brew head and the other is the water inlet, this has the check valve. you can tell which is which by blowing through them and seeing which one goes to the brew head. if you can blow through the other one the check valve is stuck open, I blew air into it with an air compresor and this forced the check valve shut and now it works fine. I know this is the same symptons as calcium deposits but I had cleaned it twice.
try flushing it with water first but sometimes it takes extreme measures
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
Thank you klclmon and hdboy, with the combination of your advice, I was able to resurrect my coffeemaker from sounding like a steaming sputtery dragon that took half and hour to make 4 cups of coffee, to the coffee maker I used to know. Definitely do not attempt without a needle-nosed plier. I just blew through the tubes and rinsed them out plus flushing the reservoir. I only disconnected them from the heat element, it seemed unwilling to come off the other end and I didn't want to force it. Turns out I didn't need to. I appreciate your posting the solution.
Posted on May 03, 2013
Make sure the 1-4 cup setting is not activated. Try running 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through it to see if it will brew all the way thorugh.
Here is a link to the manual:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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