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SOURCE: Cusinart DGB 550BK coffee maker not working properly

Cuisinart Coffeemaker Decalcification Process

Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Ground coffee does not get wet


try to fill the reservoir with the water to the top, when the water starts "brewing" the water is transfer from this reservoir to the basket where there is loose coffee placed over the paper bag that will filter the coffee to the jar.
Check if anything is blocking the canal, that is transferring the water from the reservoir to the basket.

Mar 01, 2015 | Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup...

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On button on machine does not come on. all other lights come on when pressed.


Hi, I don't believe that the "on" button will come on if the unit is in program mode. I used to have one of these. If memory serves me correctly, and your unit is not broken, then if you shut off the program, push it once, you should be able to turn it on manually.
Your coffee maker is had a 3 year warranty from Cuisinart. Here is the link to the user manual below.
Best, Mark

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dgb-550bk.pdf

Dec 29, 2010 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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DGB-550BK Filter basket won't stay shut when either brewing ground coffee or grinding beans.. With the ground; the basket pops open mid brew and makes a mess everywhere. When grinding beans, I've noticed...


Not a solution but...

Many folks have reported this, the latching mechanism wears out eventually.
We had the problem but discovered that the door on the basket wasn't getting completely closed. Now I make sure it's closed and haven't had any problem since.
Hope this solves your issue - if not, keep an eye on yard sales, we picked up two at different times for $5 and now have parts to swap out - not much help for a failed latch though.
Glad I never paid full price for it, even though it's a fairly good grinder/brewer.

Jan 19, 2010 | Cuisinart DGB-550BK

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Ilost it and would like to have it for future reference. How may I obtain the instruction manual? thank you


Here's the link the Cuisinart web site with the free downloadable manual for your coffee maker.

Print or save a copy on your computer, so you'll have it for future reference. I have made a folder on my PC labeled "House" and in it sub-folders with Kitchen Appliances, Outdoor Equipment, etc., in which I keep all my pdf's and other pertinent info for my appliances and purchases. Makes it great for filing all the manuals without having to print them out and take up space in a file cabinet, etc.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dgb-550bk.pdf

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Aug 20, 2009 | Cuisinart DGB-550BK

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Cusinart DGB 550BK coffee maker not working properly


Cuisinart Coffeemaker Decalcification Process

Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 12, 2009 | Cuisinart Coffeemakers

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Grind and Brew thermal (model CUI DGB 600BC)coffee filter cup hard to open, now won't close. Cup where beans are added, bean cup difficult to open as well. Need to find repair place near zip code 95127.


That problem is endemic to this grind and brew only - find out if you are still in warranty - try and get a DGB-550BK as a replacement - the 600 is the only one with this problem. Replacing it with the same model will likely lead to the same result.
Here is the basic troubleshooting for the Cuisinart coffee makers:
Make sure all baskets are in proper place – especially if unit is beeping.
Do not use a paper and a gold-tone or other permanent filter at the same time.
Unplug for LONGER THAN 15 full minutes to reset.
Clean by brewing 2 oz of distilled white vinegar/2 oz water.
If these methods fail, the unit probably requires replacement – call Cuisinart as they have a longer-than-standard warranty.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 02, 2008 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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Lcd dispay flashing


Could be electrical, but: Hold in the program set button for several seconds. Set it for some time. Press the program set button one more time. See if it resolves the issue.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
the DGB-550BK is more reliable
your product has a 3-year warranty - hope you saved the receipt

Jun 28, 2008 | Cuisinart DGB-500 Coffee Maker

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My coffeemaker is less than two years old and a friend advised me to contact Cuisinart online about my problem, it will no longer grind up the beans can I order a new blade set and how long should they...


The DGB-550BK is better

You have not missed anything. Unplugging for longer than 16 minutes (has 15-minute memory) is the only troubleshooting you can perform. Call Cuisinart to find out if you are still in warranty. All electronics have a failure rate. Cuisinart's is acceptably low, but their coffee makers are the least reliable of all their products. The basic problem with electronic coffee makers is that coffee makers produce high heat, and high heat kills electronics and melts plastic. At least Cuisinart has a 3-year warranty - higher than the industry standard.

Let me put it another way. All coffee makers have a high failure rate. As many Cuisinart coffee makers that break down, the non-Grind-and-Brews still have a 91 rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports doesn't give ANYTHING a 91 rating. A lot break, but you probably won't fare much better by switching to a different brand. The problem with a Cuisinart breaking down is that an expensive unit broke down - you wouldn't be upset if your $15 Mr. Coffee broke every year. The law of averages is on your side - a 2nd Cuisinart will probably last longer.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jun 24, 2008 | Cuisinart DGB-500 Coffee Maker

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