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Filter Basket door sticking/ opening during brew

I have been been having trouble with the filter basket sticking closed and opening during the brewing process. I wanted to take it apart to clean it thoroughly but I now understand that is not possible. I removed a screw that I thought might release it but it just held a small plastic cover and spring(beneath the slides.) I can't figure out how that spring goes back in - does anyone have a sevice diagram that could help me figure this out? Thanks!

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  • aymee Dec 02, 2007

    We have had the Cuisinart DGB-500 for less than one year and have been experiencing the same problem. On numerous occasions (i have lost track), the filter basket opens during the brewing process. Normally, we have the coffee maker programmed the night before. In the morning, not only do we not have fresh brewed coffee, we have a mess to clean up. Coffee spilled EVERYWHERE. We have changed the carafe, the basket, and the filter, but continue to experience the same problem

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    Same problem, same spring. Can't seem to digure our how it is

    placed so it puts tension back on the "open button". Need a diagram!

  • ckbuckeye Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problem and wanted to know if anyone has found a diagram. I unfortunately took out that little screw and I have no idea how to fit the spring back in! If anyone knows where we can find a diagram I would greatly appreciate it!



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Try this site [ nelson appliance dot com] they have parts for just about any kitchen appliance. they may have an exploded diagram for it or can steer you in the right direction for one. try the cuisinart site. cuisinart is in champlain ny.

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