Question about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker
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.
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
2. Program the coffeemaker to shut off from
zero to four hours after brew cycle is
finished by using the “Hour” and “Minute”
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.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
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:
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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
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