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CCM-16 Series Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill (Coffee Grinder)

I have only had my cuisinart coffee grinder for a couple years or less and the first problem was that the switch that determined the amount of cups quit working, so I got over that by holding it down while the coffee beans ground. Now the grinder has completely quit working. It makes a small whirring sound but that is all. Manual that came with it doesn't offer help for this type problem.

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Re: CCM-16 Series Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr...

I agree, mine lasted until the warranty expired and it died. I had switch problems, and the neck of the reservoir that holds the other half of the bur head completely disintegrated. Made of cheap plastic construction. Got a new top, fixed the micro switch and then found that the circuit board was bad. Called Cusinart and they won't sell me the part, but they think they will sell me a new one. (HA!)

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Re: CCM-16 Series Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr...

Actually, I've never had any problems with my grinder. Got it for a very low price at Costco about 2 years ago. The switch has never failed to function and I've often slid the switch over to the left to stop the grinding before the designated time (I was in a hurry for my coffee) , but this hasn't seemed to negatively effect the function of the switch. It just keeps working. 

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

Re: CCM-16 Series Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr...

Mine died after 6 months don't get this grinder

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

Re: CCM-16 Series Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr...

My CCM grinder eventually stopped working altogether and I had to throw it away. Amazon comments says this is common. But while my grinder was working, it gave the same symptoms. This problem was caused by beans getting jammed and the outlet from the burr wheel being clogged. If that's the problem, cleaning it out is simple.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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