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Cuisinart DCC2000-won't turn on

I run about 5 cups of white vinegar thru this am but hardly any came out--now it will not turn on. I have checked with other plugs but still won't turn on

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Hi wd,
My recent experience(s) is the clock/timer is malfunctioning and there's really nothing servicable, i.e.: nothing thet you can solve locally. If you're still within the Warranty period, your only recourse is to call the Cuisinart folks for a Return Authorization (RA) and have them ship you a new unit.

However not to be the bearer of doom, the Replacement Unit's Warranty will only cover the remainder of the Initial Unit. And the Replacement Unit may begin to show the same symptoms after 6 to 12 months.

Not to be misunderstood, As a "dyed-in-the-wool coffee person", I loved and depended on my DCC2000(s), both of them. My third replacement is a Bunn commercial unit (at about 3x the price, no bells, no whistles, no timers, etc.. that consistently delivers 10 cups in 3-4 minutes...
Nuff Sed
DaveD

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