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My DCC-1200 won't turn on

I've been using this coffee machine for the past couple of years, flawless to say, but the past few months, the flip switch refuse to turn on, so the only way to brew is to program the timer 1 or 2 minutes ahead to kick start the brewing process. not very convience. someone please help!

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    Yes same problem for us, (switch will not turn on, except that after a few days it starts working again for a few more days. All the switches are in the correct places. It is exactly one year old.

    No steps taken. Do not know what to do?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    Not only won't the coffeemaker turn on, even the clock is off! I've tried holding the "on" switch until the red light comes on. It worked once, but it may also be a coincidence. What is causing this problem and how can it be fixed permanently. What does Cuisinart say?

  • RBS1726 Mar 06, 2008

    Clock has power, but will not turn on!!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Yes, it happened to me a few times. I unplug it and let it sit for a day or so, and just starts working again,.....I don't know why. It's very frustrating. I wish there was a permanent fix.

  • jabe24 May 26, 2008

    same issue as all the rest ......wont turn on.....unplug for awhile and works fine for a day....when will not turn on clock does not work either,,have had this product 1 1/2 years not happy about it ..have checked a rechecked all settings.....and no it is not becasue the rotary switch is in the AUTO position.......apear to be a defect.....

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    Same situation tried everything everyone else tried, turned off for few

    days may start up again then dies. Pls. let me know if anyone

    gets any results from Cuisinart about having it replaced since this

    machine definitely has a problem and who to reach. thks, sue

  • Bob-80 Jun 08, 2008


    Same as the others. I have had 3 (didn't learn on the 1st one) I returned the 1st one at 13 mo. The second went 15 mo, and Bed,Bath, and Beyond handled it because of the situation, and I was told not to bring this one back! This on lasted 16 mo. and now what do you do!
    E-mails go unanswered. I spend over $120.00, and got a piece of ****.
    I should have kept buying the $25.00 machine that never dies....



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I called Cuisinart. There is no way to fix it. If your coffee maker is still under warranty (3 years) they will replace it. Otherwise, its next stop is the landfill.

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I had the same problem.Try holding the on switch "on" until the light goes on. It worked for me. Good Luck.

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Is the mode rotary switch in the "Brew" position? It sounds like yours is in the "Auto" mode.

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