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Water leaking water is leaking from the base of the unit, not all of it, but more and more daily. I tried to make smaller quantities, but it still leaks

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  • Clymber Nov 25, 2007

    My Cuisinart DGB-600 has started to leak about 1/3rd of the water. This
    has occurred twice so far. The water is cold so it didn't occur during
    brewing. I think it's leaking slowly overnight from the water
    container. I'm going to put a pan underneath, refill it and see what
    happens during the day. I've had this coffee maker for less than two
    years. For the price you would think that Cuisinart would make better
    products. If this is leaking from a crack, I certainly would not buy
    another Cuisinart.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    We're having the same problem..shortly after purchasing, we noticed a puddle of water around the base of the coffee first we thought we were not careful during the adding water process..but now we know, it wasn't's coming from the base itself. THe coffee maker is great..brews fast and the coffee is terrific..we just can't seem to solve the leakage problem..NOTE: Not all of the water leaks out..I'd say maybe 1/4 cup of clear water will be found on the counter, just before switching the ON lever..??? clueless here...

  • CCTEX Dec 15, 2007

    Water leaks from crack in heater tube. Where can I get a new heater tube?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I've had mine for over 4 years now and started having the same problem about 6 months ago. I'm just not leaving water in it overnight, however still leaks a bit when making coffee.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I've had my coffee maker for almost 3 years and it started to leak a little during brewing. I found that it's coming from the area that the grinder sits in. I'm not sure if it's condensation. I put a paper towel folded, behind the carafe' in the back, and it catches any water and has stopped leakiing.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    Consistently leaks water after every brew cycle. It comes from just under the grinder down the back wall. Very annoying for the price of the unit.

  • ek0923 Feb 10, 2009

    I have a Cuisnart DGB600-BC coffer maker about 3 years old and Water leaks from crack in heater tube. has anyone found a place to get a new heater tube? Please help.



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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! But I must say that i have seen better engineering in child's toys!

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