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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here is the basic troubleshooting for the Cuisinart coffee makers:
Make sure all baskets are in proper place – especially if unit is beeping.
Do not use a paper and a gold-tone or other permanent filter at the same time.
Unplug for LONGER THAN 15 full minutes to reset.
Clean by brewing 2 oz of distilled white vinegar/2 oz water.
If these methods fail, the unit probably requires replacement – call Cuisinart as they have a longer-than-standard warranty.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: coffee maker won't brew
This one has two AUTO dial settings - AUTO-ON and AUTO-OFF. AUTO-OFF merely keeps the hot plate warm for a fixed period of time. AUTO-ON is the one that allows your coffeemaker to go off at the pre-programmed time in the morning.
If it is set to AUTO-ON, but is not brewing at the set time, unplug the machine for longer than 20 minutes. Then plug it back in, reset the clock, reset the prog time for a time that is just a few minutes into the future, and then test the auto-on feature.
If it stil ldoes not brew, just turn the machine to brew and press on. If it brews a pot, then your problem is electrical. If it doesn't brew a pot on the regular brew setting, then you either have: A) Calcium buildup/clog, or B) a hose leak (or worse).
To rule out the calcium buildup possibility, let half a caraffe worth of vinegar sit in the water reservoir for about an hour. After the hour, turn it to brew and press on, and brew the vinegar just as if it were coffee. If the vinegar goes through, your problem is solved.
Otherwise, call Cuisinart and find out if you are still in-warranty. Thep roduct has a 3-year warranty.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
You need 3 pieces. The bottom plug, the spring, and the collar. Slip the spring over the plug. Insert the plug into the basket end. Slip the collar onto the inside the basket end of the plug shaft until it clicks. Should be good to go. If this does not work or you are missing a piece, you may need a new basket. Hope this is helpful. Good luck and kind regards, NormanZ
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
The hopper between the burr grinder and where coffee chutes into the filter is jammed with coffee powder...
First, take out the filter holder and carafe, and place a freash empty filter on the pot base to catch stuff.
Next, take out the beans holder and look for the release lever in the lower left section. Sliding it to the left slides open the door, where you'll probably find loads of powder. You can poke your finger through to get the majority, then use the cleaning brush to get it really clean.
Thanks what fixed mine! (I notice I have to do this about once every few months.)
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
It's the spring part on the bottom of that black basket. Now that it's broken there's really no fixing it. The only thing to do is call the manufacturer (800-726-0190) to get a new brew basket. They are open on weekends, so you could call them today and see what they can do (brew baskets are covered under the 3 year warranty, btw). Just have your model and serial number and you can probably have a new one ordered in less than 5 minutes. :)
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Testimonial: "Very helpful suggestion to call the manufacturer. I was told to try the self-cleaning, as calcium deposits could be the problem. worked like a charm."
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