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Yest i stated a prob with my cuisinart coffeemaker.it stops brewing during the cycle. u answered to run vinegar thru it. I did 4 times . this morn prob was back, only worse.. anything else to do?

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC-2000 Coffeemaker

I had this problem and saw a post to contact Cuisinart at 1-800-726-0190. Before calling I was pretty mad that my expensive coffee maker pooped out. Called warranty dept on a Sunday morning and got right through to a very nice rep who was patient while I looked for the serial number - What do you know! It was still under the 3 year warranty and they replaced the pot for FREE (not including shipping).

The ease of this resolution has convinced me to buy a Cuisinart product again!

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Cuisinart DCC2000 quits brewing after 1or 2 cups

Finally, I got my coffee pot to run through without stopping several times. To fix it I had to run vinegar through eight times! Never before has it taken so many cycles to clean out a pot. It is still spluttering a bit so today I am going to get more vinegar or maybe even CLR and run it through a few more times.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: clean light will not off after cleaning cycle performed 4 times

Unplug the machine for 20 minutes or longer - don't skimp on the amount of time, or it won't work. After 20 minutes, plug the coffeemaker back in, and you will see that the self-clean light is now off.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: We cleaned our DCC-1200 cuisinart coffeemaker

I had the same problem and just finished fixing mine. The problem is very likely that you have coffee grounds in the water hoses in the bottom of the unit; this gets worse over time, constricts the flow, and can lead to all sorts of woes. Cuisinart will void the warranty if you open your unit, and they neither sell replacement parts (e.g., hoses) nor provide any guidance on how to fix it (I found this out when I called them today). If your unit is less than 3 years old it is still covered by the warranty and they will send a replacement unit; if it's more than 3 years old you have nothing to lose!

Here are the steps:

  • First, thoroughly clean, scrub, and rinse every part of the coffee maker that you can access. Make sure to remove the black plastic cover inside the top lid (snaps off easily). You'll be disgusted by what you find and there may be oily caked-on sludge inside the cover. You want to get any stray coffee grounds you can.
  • Get a Torx type screwdriver, size T-10 (this looks like a starburst pattern; a hex driver will not work). You can buy a set with different sizes for about $6 at Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
  • Turn the unit over and you'll see 4 small screws deeply recessed in the bottom; remove each of them. You may want to use a flashlight to locate which holes have screws, as some don't.
  • Pull the bottom cover off, making sure not to lose any screws.
  • You will see 2 rubber hoses, likely orange, each about 6" long. 1 end is attached to the metal heating element and held in place by a clamp; the other end goes into the coffee maker.
  • Remove the end of each hose that goes into the coffee maker by simply reaching in and pulling gently. They should slide off fairly easily. Do NOT try to remove the clamped ends. Trust me--I tried and they are fused to the metal; they shred very easily and won't budge...
  • Pour a little water in the left hose (with both loose ends facing you it's the one on the left). While holding a cup to the right side hose end blow hard into the left hose. Water will squirt out into the cup and you'll almost certainly see some coffee grounds in the water. Repeat this step 4 or 5 times, making sure there are no more grounds.
  • Re-attach the hose ends to the coffee maker, replace the screws.
  • Run 2-3 full pots of plain water through the unit to remove any stray grounds and you're good to go

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Coffee maker shuts off during brew cycle

I also had problem with it shutting off during brewing. I tried cleaning by running vinegar through it, which needs to be done periodically anyway, but that did not resolve the problem. I then tried the suggested solution of unplugging it for a half hour to reset the micro controller and that did it! May also need to set the auto shut off time to zero if unplugging alone doesn't fix it.

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Clean instructions


First, let me clarify what the red light indicates.

A solid red light indicates the cleaning cycle is in progress. A blinking red light indicates the coffeemaker is off, but due to be cleaned. When the coffeemaker is due to be cleaned, the red light will continue to blink while the coffeemaker is off until the cleaning cycle has been completed fully. The entire cleaning process takes about an hour and a half. And, it is not intuitive. So, here are my instructions.

With the coffeemaker off (with the red light blinking), pour four cups of pure white vinegar (no water added) into the reservoir. Don't short the amount. You'll need four cups to complete the cycle. Remove any filters, but leave the strainer basket in place. Tap the "select" button three times until the red light is on (and stays on, not blinking). The cleaning cycle now begins. It should take between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. Don't be concerned about the 30-minute long pause during the cycle when nothing happens. This is intentional and part of the cycle.

After the cleaning cycle has completed, get rid of the vinegar. Rinse out the strainer basket and the coffee pot. Run a full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle (with the pot and basket in place, of course). Then, dump the water, rinse the pot and basket again, and run another full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle. Dump that water too. And, you're done!

Feb 04, 2014 | Mr. Coffee JWX27 12-Cup Coffee Maker

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Clean instructions


I presume you are requesting instructions for cleaning this coffeemaker...

With the coffeemaker off (either a red blinking light or no light on), pour four cups of pure white vinegar (no water added) into the reservoir. Remove any filters, but leave the strainer basket in place. Tap the "select" button three times until the red light is on (and stays on, not blinking). The cleaning cycle now begins. It should take between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. Don't be concerned about the 30-minute long pause during the cycle when nothing happens. This is intentional and part of the cycle.

After the cleaning cycle has completed, get rid of the vinegar. Rinse out the strainer basket and the coffee pot. Run a full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle (with the pot and basket in place, of course). Then, dump the water, rinse the pot and basket again, and run another full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle. Dump that water too. And, you're done!

Sep 30, 2013 | Mr. Coffee JWX27 12-Cup Coffee Maker

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How to clean


mcdevito75 here, Start with a new paper filter or claen the perminant one, you"ll need enough WHITE VINEGAT to fill the pot itself 3/4 full of this WHITE VINEGAR, NOW pour the pot of 3/4 full of WHITE VINEGAR into the resovoir, replace pot in the coffeee maker and cycle thru the vinegar 3 times, each time letting the mavhine cool a bit for easy handleing, on the 3 rd cycle stop 1/2 thru the brew cycle, let machine cool for 30 Minutes, then complete that cycle. Now repeat with fresh water to reove all the vinegar from the machine. Your coffee maker should now be good as new.

Jun 22, 2010 | Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup 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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Set up for 12 cups. Starts ok but stops after


Unplug the coffeemaker for 20 minutes OR LONGER (not a second less). While it is unplugged, fill the water reservoir with 1/2 caraffe distilled white vinegar and 1/2 caraffe water. At the end of the twenty minutes, replug the coffeemaker and brew the vinegar/water just like it was coffee. You may have to run it through up to 3 times. If the vinegar/water cleaning fails to restore the coffeemaker to normal, you have a deeper issue. This product has a 3-year warranty, so call Cuisinart if you are within your 3 years.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 22, 2009 | Cuisinart DCC-1000 Coffee Maker

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Incomplete brew


Sometimes you have to do the decalcification two or three times. Then, monthly after that.

Cuisinart Coffeemaker Decalcification Process

Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 01, 2009 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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Cuisinart DCC2000 quits brewing after 1or 2 cups


Finally, I got my coffee pot to run through without stopping several times. To fix it I had to run vinegar through eight times! Never before has it taken so many cycles to clean out a pot. It is still spluttering a bit so today I am going to get more vinegar or maybe even CLR and run it through a few more times.

Nov 18, 2008 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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Coffee maker shuts off during brew


Unplug for 20 minutes or longer, then:
Cuisinart Coffeemaker Decalcification Process

Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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

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Will not brew most of the time. Every so often it will go thru the cycle. Have put vinegar thru to decalcify. Still will not cycle. 1 year old - bought refurbished.


The parts to repair a problem of this magnitude are generally not available. The DCC-2000 has a thre-year warranty. I would call Cuisinart and see if you can get an in-warranty replacement. I have a high opinion of cuisinart and their products, but this particular coffeemaker, I do not personally reccomend.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor~~~

Aug 24, 2008 | Cuisinart DCC-2000

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Coffee maker shuts off during brew cycle


I to have been battling this same problem on and off for a couple of years, and have been trying to find out why it thinks it id done brewing. I have had some success but exactly what fixes it I don't know.
I called Cuisinart and they told me to change the water filter in it. This didn't work, but I did see some grounds and even a bean had gotten under the filter. I cleaned that out and it fixed it, that time. If you don't have a filter, shine a light down the water reservoir and make sure you don't see anything.
Other than that I do a bunch of cleaning cycles with, Brew Rite Cleaner, Whink Automatic Drip Coffeemaker Cleaner, and vinegar. Don't mix them, just follow the directions on each. Follow with a bunch of rinse cycles. I still don't know which one does the most to fix the problem. For all I know it could just be all of the rinse cycles.
Just keep trying, there is hope that you won't have to tend to your coffee maker forever.

Nov 29, 2007 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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