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Cuisinart Coffeemaker DGB 500

Our grinder is no longer lifting out easily so that we can clean if after use. There are times we literally have to pull this free from the coffee maker. It's as if the grinder blades do not let up from the grinding process. I am afraid we will end up breaking our unit over this. Any ideas?

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  • eldon354 Sep 01, 2008

    Similar problem only worse. Grinder basket extremely hard to remove. We have cleaned well several times, but still sticks in. Almost as if grinder blade base is wedged, bonded, or stuck to the post that turns it?

  • victorjohnst Nov 26, 2008

    grinder basket is stuck in the coffee maker and will not come out. will I break it if i force it some way?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I can lift the coffee machine off the counter and the grinder base will not come out.



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I had the problem also.  First, I cleaned the area very well of the caramelized coffee gunk. where the grinder goes.  I also filed away a few degraded areas on the grinder's plastic housing.  Haven't had the problem since. 

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

  • Barbara Pearson Oct 21, 2012

    Thank you! I had to pry it out with a spoon handle. then washed it THROUGHLY! I didn't grind it out but did put a bit of veggie oil on it just to grease it up a bit.



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