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Intermittant coffee brew on cuisinart dcc-100

Turned on the coffeemaker, start the brew cycle. It sounds like the water begins boiling and the coffee starts flowing in to the carafe but it then stops and waits for a little while before it starts brewing again. the cycle repeats over and over and it takes over a hour to finish. After checking the warming tray, it was cold. I suspect a electrical problem. Did watch the power light and it never went off during the brewing cycle.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Bill

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC-2000 Coffeemaker

Thanks!  That's good to know.  I found my manual, and decided we hadn't cleaned it recently.  I filled the reservoir with 1/3 white table vinegar and 2/3 water.  That didn't seem to do anything, So I took a syringe and an IV catheter, (it helps to be in health care) and squirted some of this down "sprinkler".  We let it sit a couple of days and every now and then, turned on the coffee maker, and in a couple of days it went.  We put it through again withthe same solution (to clean calcium deposits) and then with water a few times to get rid of the vinegar smell.  It's been working well for two days now.  

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC 2000C

We have the same intermittent problem with the on/off switch on our DCC 2000C......don't know if the switch is bad (we hear it click when turned on) or if the water pump is intermittent. Either way, the end result is no coffee and concern about a potential fire. Today, after reading a post by a DCC 1200 owner with the identical problem, I called 1-800-726-0190 and spoke with a young man who was most helpful. Although, we cannot locate our proof of purchase, we believe the serial number indicates manufacture within the warranty period. He said we will receive a replacement in 7-10 days and then we must return the malfunctioning unit in the same box along with a $10.00 check. We'll see how it goes and post again if it doesn't happen as I've described.

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC-2000 12-Cup Coffee Maker shuts off after brewing

Turn the function knob to Auto Off
Hold down the hour button til you see the clock display blinking
you can then use the Hour and Minute buttons to program how long you want the coffee maker to stay on.
You can choose from 0 minutes (seems to be what you have it set on now) to 4 hours.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC-1200 brewing temperature

Hello ditommm,
Not to worry, I think I can help. On the face of your DCC-1200, there are two black switches. The right one adjusts the carafe temperature. With the white line to the left you get a lower carafe temperature. With it all the way to the right you get the highest (hottest) temp. Of course, in the middle, you get a medium temp. I use mine with the lowest temp so that I don't end of scalding my lips and tongue when I drink my coffee. Use this bit of info to adjust your carafe temps. If you are looking to cause the actual brewing temp I don't know of a way to do that. Coffee needs to be brewed at the set temp in order to break down the elements of the ground coffee. I hope this is what you were looking for in an answer and that it is helpful. If it is, please consider leaving positve feedback for me. I will certainly appreciate it. Good luck! Regards, NormanZ

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SOURCE: Cuisinart coffee maker turns on but will not brew.

Well, you could try unplugging for an hour. Sometimes that helps, but these have been having a lot of problems (but don't ask their customer service that, they can't admit it but I'm pretty sure they all know it!). I would say call customer service anyway if it's under 3 years old (800-726-0190) after you've unplugged it and let them know what's going on (model and serial # are both located on the bottom of the unit, stamped in the black part). If it's under warranty they can offer you a replacement and from what I hear Cuisinart has been getting in new coffee on demand units (like the one you have) that have fixed the problems. They're on back order right now though, so there will be a wait. Other than that, I would say you don't have many options, unless the store is willing to take it back, because this one is pretty much a goner. Not the first time I've seen it. :(

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