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I have a Cuisinart Automatic Grind and Brew Coffee Maker, Model DCC 490SA, Serial 508130. For some reason, I have been unable to turn it on manually (with the on/off switch) for some time, but could start it by setting the timer. Now I cannot start it at all. It is getting electricity, as the clock is working, and I can set the timer's start time, but when I turn the knob to actually turn the timer ''on'', it will not do so. I'm not sure how old the coffee maker is; but I think about two years.

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The switch, the timer, or both are defective.

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On mine the door that holds the ground coffee in place at times doesn't latch properly either and then the it will pop loose. I have to close it fairly hard in order to get it to latch and I test the latch by pushing on the door to see if comes open. When properly latched it will only open via the little button on the side, not by jiggling the door.

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Unplug the coffeemaker for 20 minutes or longer - not a second less - in order to fully reset it. Then, when you plug it back in, turn the function dial to Clock again. Press and hold the HR button for a few seconds, and then set the hours. It should work now unless it got zapped, as you said.

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Setting the Clock:
When the coffeemaker is plugged in, 12:00 will
flash continuously until you set the time.
Entering “Time Set” Mode:
To set the time, hold down either the “Hours”
or “Minutes” button until the clock stops flashing
and begins to count up (about 2 seconds).
You are now in the “Time Set” mode and can
operate either button to achieve the desired
setting. The buttons can be held down to scroll
through the digits, or pressed and released
lightly to advance one digit at a time.
When scrolling, the numbers will advance
slowly at first and then speed up to the rate
of about three per second. When the number
displayed approaches the desired setting,
release the button and press repeatedly to
advance one digit at a time. Be careful to
make sure that the PM indicator is on if a
PM time is desired.
Exiting “Time Set” Mode:
The “Time Set” mode can be exited in
one of two ways:
1. Press any button besides the “Hours” or
“Minutes” button. This will exit the “Time Set”
and activate the selected function.
2. Do nothing. If neither the “Hours” nor
“Minutes” button is pressed for a period
of five seconds, the “Time Set” mode will
be exited.

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