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2nd time using this brand new machine and it won't brew.

2nd time using it, and it won't brew. We press "ON" and a couple minutes later (2 maybe...), there are 4 long beeps and it shuts off. Our coffee maker came brand new, but with no instructions. It worked perfectly Day ONE. Please help. Thank you.

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Re: 2nd time using this brand new machine and it won't...

Unplugging didn't work. Mine died just after the 3 yr warranty expired. $100 for a new one so $33/yr for coffee is still pretty cheap...

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

Re: 2nd time using this brand new machine and it won't...

Try unplugging the unit for 1 1/2 hours to reset the electronics...I just called them and that was their advice...we shall see..worth a try

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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Coffee is too weak

Hi there,
I just spoke to someone at customer service. My coffee has been weak and kind of thin. We had the Superautomatica by Saceo for years and I remembered the coffee being richer.
Anyway! The person suggested that I adjust the grind but slowly. So set it to the coarsest setting, brew 2-3 cups. Then put it to the 2nd-coarsest setting, brew 2-3 cups. To the third, brew 2-3 cups. To the forth, brew 2-3 cups. Etc. Until you're at the finest grind setting. Again, brew 2-3 cups. An awfully sensitive machine. It seems to have worked although the last few seconds of brewing continue to be a kind of milky colour (as opposed to a deep black coffee colour). You can, though, press the "cup" button to stop the brew. So once, it starts running milky, you can stop the cycle.
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On programmable models CGX20/CGX23 & CGTX84/CGTX85 only
To Set the Clock:
1. Plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet. The clock will flash on the control panel to
indicate that the time has not been set yet.
2. Press and hold the HOUR and MINUTE buttons until you
reach the current time. The PM indicator will light on the left
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2. Press "menu" once. Your LCD screen should say Brew 0:00.

3. (I messed this step up like 10 times and had to unplug the machine, then replug it and start over at step one. You have to unplug if the LCD displays "auto ____". If it continues to flash "Not Ready" and "Brew" then you can just keep trying step 3). Press and hold "medium mug". While holding "medium mug" press and release "menu". Immediately after pressing "menu" (while still holding "medium mug") press "small mug". Release "small mug" and "medium mug" at the same time. This entire thing needs to be done very quickly. as soon as you release "menu" go to "small mug" and release both buttons quickly.

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You have to use the "Auto-Off" feature, which is located on the same button as on/off:
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Press and hold the On/Off button to display
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time, press and hold the On/Off button until
the red power light and LCD display begin to
flash. This signals that you have entered the
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following the instructions in “Entering Time
Set Mode.”
When the coffeemaker shuts itself off, two
tones will sound.
NOTE: Automatic shutoff may be
programmed either before or during coffee
brewing. If you program the auto shutoff
time after brewing is completed the unit
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I got one of these for xmas, and I was able to program the pre-brew option.

First, turn off the machine.
On the front of the machine, there is series of 5 buttons. (From left to right, they are: Small Coffee, Large Coffee, Pre-ground Coffee, Hot water and Descaling.)

While holding down the 1st (Small coffee) and 4th (Hot water) buttons, turn on the power.
Wait 3-5 seconds before releasing these two buttons. You machine is now ready for programming.

Below the 5 buttons are 4 small lights. If the second light from the left is red, the machine is already programmed to pre-brew. If the light is not red, do the following:

Press the Coffee button (2nd button from the left) once and the second light from the left should glow red. This turns on pre-brewing. (Pressing the Coffee button again will turn off both the light and the pre-brew option.)

Now turn off the power for at least 5 seconds. The next time you turn the machine on, it should pre-brew the coffee.

The process worked great for me the first time, but when I wanted to program the machine to not pre-brew, I had to go through this process a couple of times. Not sure why, though. :-)


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