Almost a few months into purchasing the unit from Caynes in Thornhill, the cycle started: gargling - slow brew - light flashing - cleaning.
I follow the instructions in the user manual and use a mix of water and vinegar to pour through a few times, followed up with a clear water pour.
I'm very disappointed with this unit, ESPECIALLY onsidering I use it only once per day and it cost $100 +/- and is a brand with a good reputation. I have to say, I never had problems with my previous coffee makers, which were always BRAUN.
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Re: Clogging Frequently -- Very slow brew
Hello enrichyourli, I recently had this similar problem. If you still have you machine try the following. Your described problem may be one of two problems. Let's start with
the easier solution first. In the DCC 1200 there is a filter "stick or
column" in the left rear. Pull it out and remove the clogged carbon
filter(s) that are in there. Shine a light into the receptacle and
remove the debris in the bottom. It is likely that this is causing the
problem with you machine needing to be started on multiple times. See
if this solution works. If it does, you might run 8 cups of water and
4 cups of vinegar through to help decalcify the units plumbing. Do this
once or twice and then rinse with at least one pot run-through of
clean water. If this works then you are good to go.
Next, if this does not solve your problem we can do the following:
unplug the unit and lay it on its back. You will need a #10 torx
driver (hardware store if you don't have one) to remove the bottom
cover plate. There are 4 torx screws holding it on. When removed, you
will find 2 orange hoses. Carefully attempt to remove the left hose
without splitting. I used a eyeglas screwdriver to loosen it up. If
it splits, just cut off the split and stretch it to reconnect when time
comes. As you look into the hose you will find a little black valve
inside as well a some gunk. Clean it all out with a fine wire as best
you can. Rinse well. Attempt to reconnect the hose back onto the
pipe. Slip the pipe clamp back into place. Replace the cover and
screws and you should be good to go again. This is not as daunting as
it may seem. You can do it. :o) Good luck! If this answer helps,
please leave positive feedback for me. Much appreciated. Regards,
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May 17, 2011 - 10 posts - 2 authors
Cycled the power, tried again, same problem...this time I cut the pump process .... The power switch was one of the reasons I like the MCP over the MC in general. .... It's definitely NOT a vibe...those are loud and vibrate like crazy, ..... of the noise you hear is that "honking" sound (the high pitched squeal) that ...
1. Your coffee maker might suffer from Steam, Coffee Bolier clogging due to scale. Due to clogging you are unable to product perfect steam, temperature drop in coffee, inconsistent steam flow, inconsistent water flow etc. We strongly advise you to do regular Descaling to your coffee maker (every 200-300 cups or 2 months)
2. If your coffee maker in working condition but still light is keep on blinking means required "Descaling". Please use the food graded Delonghi or equivalent brand descaler.
3. Remove the brew unit from the machine. Check the mechanism and refit the same into the machine.
Descaling removes the deposits left behind from hard water. These mineral deposits will slow heat transfer if not removed from the heating element. To descale the coffee maker, use 48 oz of undiluted vinegar (household strength) and have a large ceramic mug to hold the output. Empty any water in the reservoir. Pour vinegar into the Water Reservoir and fill to the top of edge of the clear viewing area. Place a mug in the drip tray and press the Large Cup Button. (Do not use a K-cup.) When the brew cycle finishes, pour the contents of the mug into the sink.
Repeat the brew cycle until the reservoir is empty. Open and close the lid between cycles. When the reservoir empty, fill with water and let the coffee maker stand for 4 hours with the unit ON. After four hours, rinse the coffee maker by doing several brewing cycles (again without a K-cup). Discard the liquid after each brew cycle and repeat until the reservoir is empty.
You may need to perform additional brew cycles if you notice a residual taste.
you need to run a few pots of straight white vinegar through the machine to clean out the lime build up in the tubes. the first time you do it, after it starts to pump the water, shut it off for a few hours and let the vinegar sit in the tubes. after doing this run a few pots of cold water through before making coffee.
You both may have deeper issues, but it is definitely not too new to be decalcified. It is very much worth a shot. I have a Cusinart coffeemaker and a Cuisinart espresso maker, and both of them needed to be decalcified in the first month (of course, I live in an area with hard water).
Sometimes you have to do the decalcification two or three times. Then, monthly after that.
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
Hi thedalys. you probably have a bad micro switch on your doser. and that just needs to be replaced. If the grinder does not sense that the doser box is full it will keep grinding until it times out.
Guest. Try pulling the dosage lever back one click from the full and push your grind lever to the largest # and see if that helps. Sounds like you grinds are too fine and its clogging the the grind box. If the dosage level is too full it will cycle and dump the brew unit or break the brew drive gears, then you will hear a clicking noise when it trys to make a coffee.
Sounds like dosage is too high and grind is too fine.
Rule of thumb with any saeco unit.
Do not grind any finer then 2 or your looking for trouble.
Open grinder, clean it out with a vac. Slapped it back on.
The reason it stops is grind is too fine, and the machine doesn't have enough pressure to pass threw the grinds, creates back pressure in the machine and the unit failsafes after a certain amount of time with and pressure.