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Cuisinart Grind & Brew Thermal Coffeemaker DGB-600

Grinder basket will not come out so that I can clean it!

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    I have the same problem-grinder basket gerts stuck and really takes considerable (too much) force to remove!!! Any suggestions

  • lkavert Dec 06, 2007

    The manual shows that the basket should come out, but I can't budge it. I'm afraid if I use too much force, it will break. Does the blade come off first?

  • Vicknit Jan 06, 2008

    I can't remove the grinder basket to clean it. I don't want to use too much force to remove it. Is there a trick in removing the basket?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    Same problem. The grinder basket comes off 1 out of every 5 times I try to remove it. Very frustrating.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    2 probs w/DGB900BC. First-grinder cycles way too long, maybe 4-5 times longer than it should. Have to manually measure beans each use. Second-sensing disk on top of basket sometimes rotates several times after grinding beans. Have to turn grind off and restart, sometimes several times. Chute is clean. Any suggestions? Neither of these problems existed 2 months ago.

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I suffered with a stuck grider unti for a long time and just solved the problem..... Remove the filter basket and through the front door look up twords the back left. You can see where the grinder unit sits. There is a slot area where you can stick a screw driver under the grinder unit and pry it up. Do this in a jiggling motion and make sure you are well under the grinding unit, doing so on the edge of the grinder unit underneath will not give you enough suface to work with, in fact you will just bend or crack the edge. Looking in from low on the front (kneeling on floor with unit on counter, worked for me) will let you locate where the screw driver or smal pry tool needs to go. Mine was stuck for a very long time and No amount of pulling or prying from the top would work, I made it pop out in a matter of seconds using this technique from the bottom! Good luck, I'm going to finish my cup of coffee now! :-) Steve

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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I found a real solution after a few attempts. The problem appears to be the brass sleeve inside the grinder shaft or the plastic shaft coming from the coffee maker expanding over time. I re-drilled the brass sleeve and it seems to be working just fine now. No more sticking. It doesn't take much material removal to do the trick, just a few thousandths of an inch.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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How com cuisinart hasn't found a solution for this...we pay good money for this product an still need a "tool" to take out what should easily come out? I spent money on a new grinder basket thinking it was old and just getting stuck...

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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I am just pulling as hard as I can and the basket does come out. So far I have not broken it.

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Solution #5 by eclipsh worked really well, I just found a screwdriver head for my cordless drill that was fit into the hole snuggly, then held onto the grinder portion (wearing safety gloves of course) and drilled a bit until it was loose. Don't hit the plastic on the outside, as this is what the machine grabs onto, the metal part is just for placement of the basket.

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My model DGB 600 has recently started shutting off halfway through a 10 cup brew. It's like the heasting element kicks out on overload. I re-start and it will make it until maybe 1 cup of water left. Anybody else have trouble like this. It's only about 1 year old

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Had the same problem. Make sure the grinder basket, especially the under side of the basket, is completely dry after cleaning it.

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Use shorter side of a allen wrench to pry off, quick and ez

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

It should come off very easy. This happened to me and they had me return it for a new one. Now, this just happened again. Very frustrating.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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