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My cuisinart ss5 flashes through the lights 4 times before I am able to brew. This did not used to happen. What does this mean?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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This happens when the machine needs cleaned. Fill coffee maker with white vineger instead of water. Turn grind off, make sure empty pot is in place. Brew a pot of hot vineger. Repeat. Brew a pot of hot water. Repeat. This process removes mineral buildups inside machine. If you have access to filtered water, start using that to brew your coffee. I do and probably do this process 1 per 6 weeks.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: cuisinart dcc 1200 will not brew

I'lm not sure of the model, but it is a Cusinart Coffee Maker with a Glass Pot. It gets power on all lights except the ON/OFF switch, and it willl not brew. Any suggestions, or should I trash it and get a new Coffee Maker. This one is approx. 1 year old. Thanks for your advise.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart Grind & Brew not using all the water in the reservoir

I was having problems like this and then I read on a different string on this website that people have had success by flushing the system numerous times (sometimes up to six times) with vinegar. I took out the charcoal filter and flushed once with vinegar but only saw a small amount of improvement. I was out of vinegar so I used Lemishine mixed with water and it went from making one cup to making a full pot with one flush.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Leaking cuisinart grind and brew

Our Cuisinart grind and brew was leaving a puddle under it after making a pot of coffee. I called Cuisinart this week and it turns out the handle of the carafe has to be lined up in the middle of the opening for the carafe. It will be under the word Cuisinart, in the middle.

We have now made several pots with NO residual puddle of water or coffee. It also seems to be making the pots quicker.

Before trying this I had run 2 pots of water with 1/2 cup white vinegar in it also. But it still puddled until we lined up the carafe as noted above.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Cuisinart grind and brew--water does not come down

If the water is not coming out of the filter basket, and is instead leaking over the edges, then replace the brew basket.

If there is no water at all, call Cuisinart - those coffee makers have a 3-year warranty.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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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.

Feb 25, 2016 | Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Coffee Maker

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Need instruction book for Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System Model # CUISS-700


Here are the instructions to de-scale your Cuisinart SS-700, taken directly from the unit's manual, available here (www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/ss-700.pdf):

1. Empty the reservoir.

2. Disable the AUTO OFF and OFF TIME features.

3. Making sure there is no K-Cup in the brewing chamber, fill the reservoir with 60 oz. of undiluted white vinegar.

4. Place a large mug on the drip tray and run a Hot Water cycle. Select the 12 oz. brew size. Discard contents of mug.

5. Repeat the hot water process until ADD WATER is displayed on the control panel and the reservoir lights will flash.

6. Let the Brewer stand for at least four hours while still on.

7. Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly and fill with fresh water.

8. Run another Hot Water cycle. Discard contents of large mug.

9. Repeat hot water process until ADD WATER is displayed on the control panel and the reservoir lights will flash.

10. You may need to perform additional Hot Water cycles if you detect any residual vinegar taste.

Note: If DE-SCALE is still displayed on the control panel after completing the procedure, repeat the de-scaling procedure above.

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Sep 17, 2012 | Cuisinart SS700 SINGLE SERVE BREWING...

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Flashing "clean" light on my Cuisinart coffee maker--can't find my manual, sorry. Also, LOTS of steam, less coffee output than expected.


We had this problem. I can't remember all the details but we followed the manual's directions and ultimately the flashing light would come on again. We went through the same procedure a number of time over the day, and each time the self-clean light would go off, but then when we tried to make coffee it would do exactly as you described. Finally we gave up and uplugged it, ready to throw it in the garbage. But then, I was going to call Cuisinart's number (go to their web-site) and I thought I'd try it again so I could describe exactly what happened to the customer service rep. Guess what? It worked! I think what may have happened is, by unplugging it, we re-booted its computer. So try unplugging it and replugging it in.

Apr 27, 2010 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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What does it mean when the brew light flashes?


Pot needs cleaning. Fill reservoir with 4 cups of vinegar. Press the SELECT button until the red CLEAN indicator light turns on. Let it perk through. It will take 45-60 minutes. It brews a few cups, stops and then should brew the remainder of the vinegar. When the cycle is complete the light will burn off and the coffeemaker will turn off. Discard vinegar solution and run a couple of pots of clear water through. Hope this helps.

Mar 25, 2010 | Cuisinart Cup-O-Matic SS-1 Coffee Maker

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Put in water turn on green light is on nothing happens


The green light is used for setting an automatic brew time. Turn the brew button until its red and your coffee will begin brewing.

Oct 24, 2009 | Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Coffee Maker

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No instructions on programming auto shut-off time (feature listed on box).


You have to use the "Auto-Off" feature, which is located on the same button as on/off:
The automatic shutoff time (ASO) can be
programmed to shut off immediately after
brewing (0:00) or up to 4 hours later. The
default shutoff time is 2 hours.
Press and hold the On/Off button to display
current shutoff time. To change the preset
time, press and hold the On/Off button until
the red power light and LCD display begin to
flash. This signals that you have entered the
Set automatic shutoff mode. Set the time
you want coffee to begin brewing by
following the instructions in “Entering Time
Set Mode.”
When the coffeemaker shuts itself off, two
tones will sound.
NOTE: Automatic shutoff may be
programmed either before or during coffee
brewing. If you program the auto shutoff
time after brewing is completed the unit
will automatically account for elapsed time.
For example, if you set the auto shutoff for
40 minutes and 25 minutes have already
elapsed, the unit will shut off automatically
after 15 minutes (40 minutes minus the 25
elapsed equals 15 minutes).

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Apr 15, 2009 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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My cuisinart Grind and Brew is only making 4 cups of coffee. Can you help us to fix this? We've turned off the 1-4 cup button...but its still only brewing 4 cups, we have to hit brew again in order to get...


Another possible reason for backup - using paper/gold tone filter at same time. If not:

You have not missed anything. Unplugging for longer than 16 minutes (has 15-minute memory) is the only troubleshooting you can perform. Call Cuisinart to find out if you are still in warranty. All electronics have a failure rate. Cuisinart's is acceptably low, but their coffee makers are the least reliable of all their products. The basic problem with electronic coffee makers is that coffee makers produce high heat, and high heat kills electronics and melts plastic. At least Cuisinart has a 3-year warranty - higher than the industry standard.

Let me put it another way. All coffee makers have a high failure rate. As many Cuisinart coffee makers that break down, the non-Grind-and-Brews still have a 91 rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports doesn't give ANYTHING a 91 rating. A lot break, but you probably won't fare much better by switching to a different brand. The problem with a Cuisinart breaking down is that an expensive unit broke down - you wouldn't be upset if your $15 Mr. Coffee broke every year. The law of averages is on your side - a 2nd Cuisinart will probably last longer.

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Nov 26, 2008 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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Program light and 12:00 are flashing, no buttons work


Press program set once, then switch to clock mode to set time.

Sep 27, 2008 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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Keeps flashing 12:00


I just kept plugging and unplugging the coffee pot. Eventually, the clock stopped blinking, the buttons worked, and all was well.

Jul 19, 2008 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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Self clean feature on coffee pot


here is the link to the manual http://www.cuisinart.com/share/man/25_man.pdf page 8 - looks like you have a calcium buildup - descale overnight using vinegar/water 50% if the self clean feature is not able to deal with the problem. hope this helps :)

Mar 10, 2007 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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