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Re: the reservoir tubes are clogged so the water doesn't...
If this maker was mine I would put a 50/50 solution of "Lime Away" and water in the reservoir and let it sit all day, then I would put two or three pots of clear water through it followed by a soultion of a tablespoon of baking sode disolved in water I would let this sit for 15 minutes or so followed by a couple or three more pots of clear water, that should do it. Don't worry it wont hurt you it will be so diluted and neutralized by the baking soda, it couldn't possibly be harmful..
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Do you have the de-limer spring that came with the coffeemaker?
Sometimes you have to take the top off of the coffeemaker & run the spring down the entrance hole to clear lime obstruction from the tank fill tube.
There are 2 or 3 phillips-head screws that hold the top on. 2 are under the water reservoir fill cover, and a 3rd may be in on the middle -top towards the back. Depends on your exact model.
Once the top is off, you'll see a lever arm.that keeps the water from flowing down the fill tube while the reservoir cover is raised. To get access to the fill tube, you gently pop this out from the pivot point with some upward pressure, Run the de-liming spring down the tube a few times to make sure it's clear.
Reverse the above process to reassemble.
Be sure and remove & clean the spray head over the brew-basket after de-liming also. Sometimes chunks of minerals block the holes.
Make sure the filter is properly in position and that the brew basket is fully closed.
If the coffeemaker is equipped with a removable water reservoir ensure that the reservoir is properly installed.
Avoid overfilling the water reservoir. The coffeemaker is equipped with an overflow slot near the top of the water reservoir. If too much water is added it will flow out of this slot and collect near the base of the unit.
The coffeemaker may require service. Contact an Authorized Service Center.
On your machine there is maybe inside water reservoir a hose or tube that goes down to bottom, or suppose to go down to bottom, to **** up all water. Look inside and see if hose is going all the way to bottom, maybe it got hung up or crooked. Please let me know, glad to help, thanks mike ( mr bean man )
If your coffeemaker appears to be clogged. Create a vinegar and water solution and flush the concoction through your coffeemaker pump. This will help dissolve build up in your coffeemaker. If you do this once a month, your coffeemaker pump won't clog.Unplug the coffeemaker and inspect the pump valve. Water won't rise through the fill tube if the pump valve is stuck or broken. If your pump is sealed, replace the pump. If the pump valve is accessible, make sure there are no coffee grounds or mineral deposits around it. Also check the brewing switch is in good working order. Remove the base plate on your coffeemaker and test the switch with a volt-ohm meter. Set your volt-ohm meter on the RX1 scale. If your switch reads zero ohms, your switch works fine. If it reads anything other than zero, replace the switch. Also take a look at the tube connectors, if your coffeemaker is sputtering, leaking or steaming. Leaks in pump coffeemakers are often due to faulty tube connectors. Unplug the coffeemaker and fill the reservoir with water. If water leaks from an elbow, clean the mating surfaces before replacing it. If your water leaks from a tube connector, replace the tube and mating elbow to ensure a good fit.
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the coffee maker unplugged and an empty cup in place, I filled the
reservoir with filtered water and with a short length of flexible
plastic tubing I blew in to the small hole in the bottom of the
reservoir. I did this 4 or 5 times sucking some water in to the tube
to force it through the system. When I had finished there were a lot
of grounds in the cup and the next time I used the coffee maker it
check the plastic tube that runs through the water reservoir. usually when they stop moving water there is a leak or kink in the tube stopping the flow. sometimes they make the tube out of an almost surgical tubing and when the hot water travels through the tube it gets soft and collapses stopping the water. if you have one of the later ones, i suggest taking it back and demending your money back.
The problem may be caused not by a check valve in
the inlet hose. This little gadget, about an inch inside the heater end
of the tube, allows water to flow into the heating element but not back
-- unless it's broken. This hose is the one closest to the outside edge
of the bottom.
I'm sure *someone* must sell a replacement part, and I'm in the middle
of that search. But I did get an older, broken coffeemaker from my
brother (another member of "the Slow Wastebasket" society!
I was able to disassemble my Model CBC-00PC2 using a standard Torx 10
screwdriver. However when I tried to take apart an older model,
DCC-1200, I found that it used the security version of the Torx 10
screw: it has a tiny nipple (correct word?) in the center of the
screwhead that prevents a standard Torx driver to fit. I was unable to
find the correct screwdriver and a security Torx bit is too thick to
fit, so my brother and I resorted to brute strength to pop of the
The only other problem I had was that the older hose was a bit brittle
and both the older and newer ones had sort of welded themselves to the
aluminum heater element tube. Luckily, there was enough extra length
and I was able to make it fit -- barely! I lost one of the little metal
clips so substituted a tiny cable tie.
Everything seems to work. Oh, the only reason I knew about the check
valve is that I previously disassembled the thing to see what was wrong
and I found something (probably a piece of the valve!) floating around.
Water leaking in the DGB-600 is mainly caused by heated water escaping
from its proper path. There is a rubber grommet on the underside of
the upper part of the coffeemaker. (It contacts the lid over the
filter basket when the front door is closed.) The design in this area
is very poor; the grommet does not seat properly in the fixed part of
the coffeemaker, and heated water seeps out. Also, the heated water
tube that comes up through the cold water reservoir is actually in 2
pieces. One goes inside of the other, but there is no seal. It is a
loose enough fit that some steam escapes, condenses on the inside top
surface of the coffeemaker, and then finds its way down to add to the
leaking. I completely disassembled my coffeemaker (3 of the screws in
the upper compartment are hidden under small circular plugs that look
like they are part of the plastic surface), and used high temperature
automotive RTV sealer to help the rubber grommet seal better, and to
seal the 2-piece hot water tube. Works great now! But I must say that I
have seen better engineering in childs' toys!
To clean your coffeemaker:
1) Pour four cups of undiluted white household
vinegar into the water reservoir.
2) Place a paper filter into the removable filter
basket and close the brew basket lid.
3) Place the empty decanter on the
Make sure to accurately place the
decanter on the warming plate
to avoid the possibility of overflow.
4) Start the brew cycle:
a. Turn the switch to On. Then, press the
brew button to begin the brew cycle.
b. When the water has flowed into the
decanter, turn the coffeemaker Off
and let the water stand for 30 minutes.
c. Repeat Steps 1 – 4b.
Hollow ice cubes are the result of poor water flow to the ice maker. I know you already have experienced flow issur since you mentioned poor water dispenser flow. You apparently have a filter clogged, a house supply valve clogged or lastly a clogged water solonoid valve. The filter is self explanitory. You would replace the filter. The house supply valve is next most likely, to test it you would need to remove the supply line at the rear of the refrigerator after turning supply off the turn supply on to check flow. If the flow is STRONG then next most likely is a clogged solonoid valve. To test it you would, with supply connected and turned on, need to locate the plastic tube that goes to the water dispenser reservoir in the refrigerator section. Disconnect the tube at the solonoid valve and place glass or pitcher at solonoid port while someone presses the diapenser lever. If you have poor flow then but had good supply flow, the valve must be bad.