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Cuisinart Coffee on Demand?12-Cup Programmable Coffee

Our coffee machine will not brew. The machine heats up but the water does not go anywhere. We have tried tunning the machine on and off but it still will not brew!! : (

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I have an issue with my Coffee machine where whenever i select one of the functions related to Milk Jug Cappuccino, Late etc it says heating up and nothing happens. took it to a service shot and they said it needs a power control model as the one i have is faulty. is there any codes i can try to diagnose it and is there a hard reset i can do for the machine please?

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Hello crystalmeikl,
This is a really common problem with the cuisinarts. I am most familiar with the DCC-1200, but you may be able to solve the problem. The may be an indication that something is plugged up. Open the top of the unit and in one of the corners you should find a water filter stick or column that is removable. Pull it out and open it up to clean out the clogged up carbon filter in there. (You can later buy a new filter on Amazon.) Clean out the debris from the bottom of the cavity. Replace the stick into the cavity once cleaned. Now it's time to run through a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Do this once or twice with fresh solutions, then with a pot of fresh water. When the filter stick is plugged up the sensor says its time to clean it or shuts the unit down, but most people don't know about this fix. I hope this is helpful to you, crystalm. Positive feedback is appreciated. Good luck. NormanZ

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I have a Cuisinart Coffee on Demand that leaves about 1-4 cups of water in water reservoir. What is causing this.

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  • Marci2 Dec 29, 2010

    Mine is doing the same thing.....what can I do? Clean it? It's only 4 months old.

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