Question about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

Open Question

Coffeemaker shuts off in the middle of brewing

While brewing coffee, the maker shuts off before done brewing the entire pot. If switched back on, it will continue to brew for a little while before shutting off again. The resulting coffee is too strong and a bit bitter.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    same problem

  • Mark Sanders Jan 18, 2009

    Mine will shut off either during the middle or at the end of the brewing cycle. If you restart it, it seems to stay on for the 2 hours preset time...

  • garden99 Jan 25, 2009

    I had my coffee maker for approx 2 years and I've had this problem for the past 2 months. Sometimes the maker will not turn on, and sometimes it turns off in the middle of the brew cycle. Cleaning it and resetting the auto off timer made no difference. Sometimes I had to keep playing with the togge switch to either get it to turn on in the beginning or a couple of times to complete a bew cycle. We were so nervous about it that we kept it unplugged when not brewing. My husband finally opurchased a new coffee maker yesterday. I really loved the design of the coffee maker and since it seems that enough people are having the same issue, that Cuisinart would look into this and fix it.

  • chris0104 Feb 07, 2009

    same prob as the previous posters, i see there is a limited 3 year warranty, i wonder if it would be worth it to even pursue it.

  • jason May 11, 2010

    can you take the bottom off and see a circular device with two wires going to it on the heating element ?( with the power off ofcourse and water drained out) this detects the heating of the element and turns it off and on

×

6 Suggested Answers

SOURCE: Is their anyway to turn the beeps off when the pot of coffee is done?

Disconnect the beeper.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007


VtToolMan
  • 704 Answers

SOURCE: Coffee maker shuts off too soon after brewing.

Hello FloydBob, The Cuisinart DCC-1200 has the ability to program the auto-off function that keeps your coffee warmer plate on after brewing is complete.

The unit lets you select the time increments from zero up to 4 hours.

See page 6 of the attached manual for the full instructions for reprogramming the coffee maker.

To program the Variable Auto Off:
1. Turn the FUNCTION KNOB to the “Auto Off”
position. Press and hold the “Hour” button
for 2 seconds. The clock display will start
blinking.
2. Program the coffeemaker to shut off from
zero to four hours after brew cycle is
finished by using the “Hour” and “Minute”
push-buttons.

I figured you might also like to have a complete instruction/owners manual so you can have access for any other questions you might have about your coffee maker, in the future.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dcc-1200.pdf

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

  • 186 Answers

SOURCE: Coffee Maker only brews 1 cup at a time

Hello. I just talked to Cuisinart and they recomended running a solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water through the brew cycle,then a full pot of plain water to rinse, to remove hard water deposits. The phone # to Cuisinart is 1-800-726-0190. I hope all works out for you.
builderdale

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: We cleaned our DCC-1200 cuisinart coffeemaker

I had the same problem and just finished fixing mine. The problem is very likely that you have coffee grounds in the water hoses in the bottom of the unit; this gets worse over time, constricts the flow, and can lead to all sorts of woes. Cuisinart will void the warranty if you open your unit, and they neither sell replacement parts (e.g., hoses) nor provide any guidance on how to fix it (I found this out when I called them today). If your unit is less than 3 years old it is still covered by the warranty and they will send a replacement unit; if it's more than 3 years old you have nothing to lose!

Here are the steps:

  • First, thoroughly clean, scrub, and rinse every part of the coffee maker that you can access. Make sure to remove the black plastic cover inside the top lid (snaps off easily). You'll be disgusted by what you find and there may be oily caked-on sludge inside the cover. You want to get any stray coffee grounds you can.
  • Get a Torx type screwdriver, size T-10 (this looks like a starburst pattern; a hex driver will not work). You can buy a set with different sizes for about $6 at Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
  • Turn the unit over and you'll see 4 small screws deeply recessed in the bottom; remove each of them. You may want to use a flashlight to locate which holes have screws, as some don't.
  • Pull the bottom cover off, making sure not to lose any screws.
  • You will see 2 rubber hoses, likely orange, each about 6" long. 1 end is attached to the metal heating element and held in place by a clamp; the other end goes into the coffee maker.
  • Remove the end of each hose that goes into the coffee maker by simply reaching in and pulling gently. They should slide off fairly easily. Do NOT try to remove the clamped ends. Trust me--I tried and they are fused to the metal; they shred very easily and won't budge...
  • Pour a little water in the left hose (with both loose ends facing you it's the one on the left). While holding a cup to the right side hose end blow hard into the left hose. Water will squirt out into the cup and you'll almost certainly see some coffee grounds in the water. Repeat this step 4 or 5 times, making sure there are no more grounds.
  • Re-attach the hose ends to the coffee maker, replace the screws.
  • Run 2-3 full pots of plain water through the unit to remove any stray grounds and you're good to go

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

freetek
  • 5568 Answers

SOURCE: Coffee maker brews MUCH slower and makes less coffee

It may not help but won't hurt; put a couple of cups of plain vinegar into the water chamber, turn on briefly until it starts to pump, then turn off and leave overnight - at least, if not longer. The mild acid content may clear some lime buildup.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: We have a Cuisinart DGB-900

try cleaning the grind chute again. if problem persists:
this is a cronic problem with the DGB900BC even after cleaning. the problem is the gate or trap to the grounds needs to open/remain open during grinding or all backs up and jams. my unit opens the door (correctly) during the rotation but closes just before grinding (over-rotation?). Cuisinart is not aware of this problem (800-726-0190). please call them; i just have.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Mr. Coffee is taking over an hour to brew a pot of coffee


Run a half a pot of vinegar through it then 2 or 3 pots of water. It's from lime and calcium deposits.

Nov 05, 2015 | Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

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

Coffee pot turns off after brewing


This is the correct operation for this type of coffeemaker. It uses the thermal carafe to keep the coffee warm after brewing, and doesn't use power to operate a warming plate

Oct 04, 2011 | Mr. Coffee 8 Cup Thermal Carafe...

1 Answer

Why is my coffeemaker taking more than 4 minutes to brew a pot of coffee


  1. Be sure that your SPEEDBREW® Coffeemaker brew control dial is set to 'Brew Regular' when brewing regular coffee. Please note that using the 'Brew Decaf' setting will slow the brewing process. It is recommended that the 'Brew Decaf' setting be used when brewing decaffeinated coffee.
  2. Your SPEEDBREW® Coffeemaker may need to be cleaned.

Sep 02, 2011 | Keurig B50 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

After brewing coffee does not stay hot.


Unplug the coffeemaker for one full hour.
When you replug it, go to Auto-Off - change the time from "2:00" to "4:00", and then brew another pot. Immediately after the brewing is done, set the coffeemaker back to Auto-Off and see if your problem is resolved.
If not, it may have deeper problems. These coffeemakers have a 3-year warranty - call Cuisinart to see if you are still in-warranty.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 31, 2009 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Won't make full pot


Okay, try this, make sure that everything is cool first, then take a turkey baster full of hot water and vinegar and shoot it backwards through the coffee maker...where the water falls on to the grinds. After that, try running either a commercial coffee pot cleaner or just again, vinegar through the brew cycle with no coffee in there. Try it two or three times, there may be calcium buildup in the filter and pump. You could also try that CLR cleaner, but make sure you rinse the pot out really good, and run a few cycles of just water before you drink anything from it.

Hope this makes sense and helps you out!

Jan 12, 2009 | GE Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

1 Answer

Coffeemaker will not brew a full pot


Try cleaning it with pure vinegar. 3-4 times just keep running it through the machine.

Jan 12, 2009 | GE 106591 Coffee Maker

7 Answers

Coffee pot turns stops brewing in the middle of the cycle


Yup thats the Ticket - EASY FIX -
you have to clean the insides too people... lol.. The best way to do it is to buy citric acid crystals available from your local pharmacy. who knew huh? a couple of tablespoons in distilled water. Brew half the pot and let it sit for 30 min the brew the rest of the pot. Notice the color of your water after your done brewing. probably green from copper.. I could go into much more detail but thats the short answer... brew another pot or two of just plane ole water and bang your good go.. You should do this every month with any coffee pot for better tasting coffee..

Jan 20, 2008 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

1 Answer

Coffee maker shuts off too quickly


It seems this coffeemaker insists on shutting itself off after 4 hours,
or whatever "auto-off" time you've programmed in. The only work-around I've found is to switch it to "Brew" and cycle the power switch off and on every time you pour a cup. That will start a new
4-hour timer cycle. Since the pot's still hot, it will go quickly to the
"brewing done" state and render 5 beeps.

Jan 08, 2008 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker Logo

Related Topics:

209 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

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...