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Changing the water filter

Mine was out so long that now I do not know if the filter holder is reinserted into the water tank (of the DC 1200) with the water filter at the top of the tank, or at the bottom. Cannot find a picture of it online

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It goes into the bottom of the tank.

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My keurig says its not ready no matter what I do

When this happened to mine it was badly clogged by my hard water and needed cleaning....fill with vinegar and even if you can run a cycle right away let it just sit in the tank.

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My Keurig says to prime

This video link below, from keurig, should get you back running.
remove reservoir, if you have a water filter, remove it and set aside. Use a damp non abrasive cloth and clean tank including filter screen. DO NOT DRY the inside with a cloth as lint may remain. DO NOT PUT in a dishwasher. Let it air dry. Reinsert the water filter. Put tank back into unit making sure it is aligned properly. Fill tank all the way up with clean water. Turn power on and attempt 3 WATER only brew cycles at the 6 or 8 ounce size. DO NOT USE A PORTION PACK.

If this doesn't work, you may have to clean the needles of the K-cup holder and / or the filter screen and water reservoir port.

If the problem persists you can contact you can contact Keurig at 1-866-901-BREW (2739) or

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Takes very long to brew 8 cups. 30 minutes or so

Hello! W/D here.
Your DCC 1200 is equipped with an internal filter designed to remove contaminants and it is accessed through the reservoir. I'd start with replacing the filter (don't forget to soak the new filter first before installing).
Here's the link to your manual and it gives a good description of changing the filter, and de-scaling your coffee maker.

Best regards, --W/D--

Jan 30, 2011 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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I put in 12 cups of water but only get 4 cups of coffee. what is wrong

Are you sure 8 cups of water is a lot to LOOSE it has to be somewhere i am used to loosing 1/2 cup in the grounds if i make 8 or more cups i have 2 of these coffe makers one in each house the only times i ever loose more is when the filter isnt properly seated and it flows around it and makes a major mess get your coffee maker into a good light and pour water into the filter(coffee maker off) with the carafe out fill it about 1/2 way no water should leak thru then slip the carafe into place the filter should empty if the water flowed when the carafe was out your filter basket and holder arent seated or the valve on the bottom of the holder is clogged and/or held open

Dec 26, 2010 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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Cuisinart Brew Grind l2 cup coffee maker will not work .

Hello Donna,
I just had a similar problem with mine. What I did with mine was unplug it, lay the machine on its back, and remove the four #10 torx screws from the bottom. You may need to go to the hardware store to get the torx driver. You will find two orange hoses there. Work on the left one. Slip the little pipe clamp down the hose. Try to carefully remove the hose from the pipe without splitting it. If it does split, cut the hose and stretch it when time comes to reconnect it. Just inside the pipe you will see a little black valve. Clean out the calcified debris that you find with a fine wire. I found a bit of coffee bean and calcium deposit inside mine. Try to clean the valve as best you can. When you get is cleaned, reattach the hose and slip the clamp back to the pipe. Replace the bottom panel. Also, there is a "filter column or stick or filter stick on the back left of the machine (upright) which contains a carbon filter. Mine was utterly filthy. Open the stick and remove the filter to discard. Replace it when you can. You can get a new one or two on Amazon reasonably. Check the stick cavity for stray coffee grounds and clean them out. When done reinsert the stick. When I finished with mine, I ran the 2 part water to 1 part vinegar solution through the system and then brewed some fresh water a couple times until clear. Mine brews coffee like new and it's really good! This really is a simple fix and you can do it. Just gather your courage together and do it. :o) ...I really hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions. Regards to you, Norman Zink

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Water filter

It's helpful, but not necessary to use the charcoal water filters. Pull the charcoal water filter out of the basin and open it up to empty out the existing filters. Then snap the water filter holder back into place - you have to have the holder in place even if the filters are not inside.

Here is a link to the manual:

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Just bought machine. Filter holder is different from one described in booklet. It talks about the filter holder has been replaced by a spring systems that holds the filter in place. I got the big...

hi m.fleshman! in answer to your question, i paid $25 for mine's like a $25 paperweight. hold the coffee grinds basket up to a light-can you see light thru just one hole, or all of the holes? if just one, this passed quality control at the factory & shouldn't have passed. i imagine that details like this are rampant on this machine. if i had bought mine at the store instead of 2nd hand, i'd take it back for a full refund! otherwise, it may be that someone put the wrong filter in the package. it's also possible that you may need to take out the spring (if it's removable) from the bottom of the filter holder-i don't know b/c i bought mine used. hope this helps!

Sep 12, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine

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Remove the filter holder (portafilter).
The manual says to unscrew the nozzle from the filter holder coupling and wash with hot water.
Mix a liquid decalcifier with water in tank at a 1:1 ratio. DO NOT USE VINEGAR! It says to fill the water reservoir.
Run the cleaniing solution through the machine - pressing the coffee button, 1 cup at a time. During each interval let the decalcifier act for 10 or 15 minutes by turning off the machine by the main switch.
Carefully wash the tank and fill with fresh water and empty 2/3 of this by pressing the coffee button.
Now let the machine warm up and empty the rest of the reservoir by rotating the hot water/steam knob.
Screw the nozzle in the filter holder coupling again.

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