Question about DeLonghi DCM485 Coffee Maker
I have had my Delonghi dcm485 for about 8 months and it now will not brew. In the manual it shows that when all the bars are showing it needs to be reset, thats not the problem. I've tried resetting anyway and that doesn't work.
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I had already bought a new coffee maker (Krups) when I came across your post. The thermal fuses (there are two of them) are indeed hidden - they are right underneath the metal braces/clamps that push them against the heating element that they are meant to monitor. If you take off these clamps and pull back the white insulation you can easily replace the fuse(s). What you need is:
- volt meter
- needle-nose pliers
- Radio Shack thermal fuse 228C (catalog #270-1321) - these are rated at the same temperature and look fairly identical. They cost $1.69 at your local Radio Shack
You do NOT need a soldering iron. So: - take off the bottom of the coffee maker - take off the clamp(s) and pull back insulation. - put your volt meter on either side of the fuse and check for continuity. In my case, one had no resistance (good) and the other had no connection (bad). - take your needle nose and pry open the clips on the end of the wires that connect to the bad fuse ... put in the new fuse (make sure the polarity matches ... just in case) and scrunch the clips together again - replace everything
In order to make this easy to do, I disconnected the water intake/outtake and also removed the two screws holding the whole heating assembly. Made it a lot easier
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
My dcm485 turns on but won't brew coffee and it is not that it needs cleaning. On mine, this component has failed:
Bypassing this part allows you to make coffee - but its likely that the pot will overheat, melt and catch fire without it (unless you stand there and manually turn off the pot as soon as its finished).
Also, this may have failed because another part failed.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
Have you cleaned the unit?
Pour hot white vinegar into the water reservoir and lid. Rinse out and try to run again.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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3. Press the CLOCK button until the desired brewing time is displayed
(See "How to Set the Clock" section of the manual).
4. Press the ON/OFF button to confirm the automatic time selected.
NOTE: The display panel and the on/off indicator light will flash.
5. Press the PROGRAM button to return to the current time of day (the
ON/OFF button will continue to flash.) The brewing cycle will begin
once the set time is reached and the ON/OFF button stops flashing.
6. If you want to check the automatic time selected, press the
7. To override the automatic brew function, press the ON/OFF button
and the coffee maker will start immediately. Press the ON/OFF
button again to switch the coffee maker off.
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