Question about Cuisinart DGB-500 Coffee Maker
After cleaning my coffee maker the lid is now warped from the steam. The warped lid causes the sensors to go off continuously as it does not think the lid is closed. For now I have a coffee mug pressing between the lid and my cupboards but that won't last for long as the lid is continuing to warp and the other side is lifting now as well. Is there anyway to de-activate this particular sensor? Cuisinart has offered me a replacement unit but I think that's kind of pointless when I know this same thing will happen again. Thanks!
You could open the coffee maker up and disconnect they speaker making the noise but if it is used for any other purpose that in turn will not work either. For example if your system is made to beep when the pot is brewed or when the time hits the hour etc. disconnecting the speaker would obviously stop the audible for those other functions also. The speaker could be and would be small probably extremely so. I am not sure what procedure you use when cleaning your system but I run vinegar and water through once then just water twice to cleanse the vinegar and never have had a problem with the lid warping (incase you decide to get the replacement). Note: I wash the pot separately. By the way this is a general all-purpose type answer not reserved to your make and model which I am not personally familiar with.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
You could try jamming a small bit of dowel or something into the hole where the lid pushes onto the little trigger..won't be a great solution without getting a replacement lid.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is what happened to me, I didn't have the filter basket all the way down so the pot lid didn't open the valve that lets coffee flow so the coffee and grounds ran into the water resevior and plugged the filter, so I did the worst thing possible and took the filter out so the grounds got into the check valve that keeps the hot water going in the right direction. that makes it spit and sputter and brew slow.
after trying to flush it out forever I tore the metal plate on the bottom off and unhooked the rubber hoses (don't do this unless you have a needle nose pliers, you'll never get them back on) one should go to the brew head and the other is the water inlet, this has the check valve. you can tell which is which by blowing through them and seeing which one goes to the brew head. if you can blow through the other one the check valve is stuck open, I blew air into it with an air compresor and this forced the check valve shut and now it works fine. I know this is the same symptons as calcium deposits but I had cleaned it twice.
try flushing it with water first but sometimes it takes extreme measures
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
We had this problem. I can't remember all the details but we followed the manual's directions and ultimately the flashing light would come on again. We went through the same procedure a number of time over the day, and each time the self-clean light would go off, but then when we tried to make coffee it would do exactly as you described. Finally we gave up and uplugged it, ready to throw it in the garbage. But then, I was going to call Cuisinart's number (go to their web-site) and I thought I'd try it again so I could describe exactly what happened to the customer service rep. Guess what? It worked! I think what may have happened is, by unplugging it, we re-booted its computer. So try unplugging it and replugging it in.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
Check first that both filters (the water filter and the grounds filter) are in place correctly. Also check that the white tab in the grind cover moves freely when the lid is closed. (You can use a fork tine to test.) If that doesn't solve your beeping issue, contact http://www.cuisinart.com/support/us.html or 1-800-726-0190. I did and they are sending me a new unit at no charge.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
SOURCE: my cuisinart coffee maker leaks
1. Purchase (1) a couple of feet of 3/8" ID by 5/8" OD temperature resistant silicone tubing from a beer/wine-making supplier, or online through Ebay, and (2) a couple of hose clamps big enough for the tubing.
2. Unplug the coffee maker and turn it upside down on some old newspaper.
3. Using a T10 Torx screwdriver, remove the 4 screws that attach the the bottom plate of the coffee-maker, and remove the bottom plate.
4. Unclamp the two orange/red hoses from the C-shaped heater, and carefully pull/remove the other end of the two hoses. One hose is a water intake hose from the water tank to a C-shaped heater element, while the other hose is water outlet hose that goes from the C-shaped heater element to the sprinkler assembly.
5. Carefully remove the small plastic stop check valve from the water inlet hose end close to the C-shaped metal water heater; and take care to not drop/lose the little round plastic ball inside the plastic stop/check valve, while noting which way the stop-check valve is oriented in the hose.
6. Cut two pieces of your food-grade / temperature resistant silicone tubing that are the same length as the old hoses.
7. After reinstalling the stop-check valve in the new inlet hose/tubing, reinstall the two sections of hose/tubing, and use two hose clamps to attach the new tubing to the C-shaped water heater.
N.B. Remember that the stop check valve s/b oriented such that hot water in the C-shaped heater element can't go back to the water tank.
7. The ends of the hose that attach to the C-shaped metal water heater s/b clamped, while the other ends just push onto the water tank and sprinkler assembly with a with a little pushing and twisting.
See http://www.cocosvariety.com/2011/11/fixing-cuisinart-coffee-maker-alternate.html , as that is the original information source for this posting and the image below. i.e. Credit goes to Coco's Variety !.
Also, in the image below, the hose on the left is the water inlet hose, while the hose on the right is the water outlet hose.
Posted on Apr 18, 2012
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