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My coffee tastes terrible. Do I need a new filter and what filter number do I use for the DGB-500 BK cusinart model

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SOURCE: Suddenly coffee tastes TERRIBLE!!!

First try putting a cycle through with no coffee - see if you have any more luck identifying the taste. If you haven't descaled recently, that could be the cause - scale can hold other materials which can be tasted - run a cycle with 50% white vinegar, then rinse through a couple of times and see what you get - if you need to get rid of any vinegar taste, just run a cycle with a couple of teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda through. The water could still be to blame - even purified, there are certain things that can change that most purifying methods will not remove, such as higher salt levels during summer months etc. Make a cup of coffee without the machine at all, and see if you get the same aftertaste. The machine may not be to blame. Hope this helps, please ask again if you need more info :)

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Bad tasting coffee

Hello. Usually bad taste is one of 3 things, water quality, coffee quality is changed, or brew temp is different. Try removing all the water, by tilting the unit over the sink, unplug please, so the end where the funnel would go is draining the water into the sink, go slowly. Once all the water is removed, refill it with fresh water until it comes out the spray head/funnel area again, plug back in, heat and test. Now there could still be residue in the tank, and it may require doing this a couple of times to clear fully. Try another coffee, may have just had a bad can/bag/etc..
Last, take the temp of the water coming out of the funnel, should be about 180 deg. F, if not it could be too cool, and needs a thermostat or element. If you need a service provider, go to www.bunnomatic.com and locate a service near you.

Hope that helps, and thank you.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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Hi,

What is the problem you have faced exactly with your coffee machine? If you can't turn it on then check the power cable and your electric outlet and also check that you have plugged it properly. If the machine get turn on but you can't brew a coffee then remove the infuser and thoroughly clean it. Then Repeat the operation using a maximum of 1 measure of ground coffee. May be the holes in the spouts are clogged. Scrape the holes with a needle. Make clean the brewer. And also Descale the machine. If it doesn't solve your problem then you have to repair your brewer.

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Hello, treasuremanI was trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I was going backto some customers that asked questions in the recent past and even fartherback. It appeared that no one answeredsome of them, So, I thought I would take some of my personal time to see if Ican help. Even though this Informational site may not have your exact model orbrand, this site will help you a lot. Here is a site link about everything you want to know about CoffeeMakers and possibly yours, from repair to trouble shooting it. b>http://home.howstuffworks.com/coffee-maker4.htm

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You may try opening the front cover first and removing the filter then after opening the top lid, remove the clear grinder cover and lift the grinder from the rear. After you get it out be sure to clean the motor drive shaft and the bottom of the grinder. then use a trace of vegetable oil to lubricate the motor shaft where is attaches to the grinder.

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The machine will not run if the covers /for the coffee grinder, the filter basket and the machine itself) are not properly closed.
It will beep and stop running if it is turned on when one of the covers is open or if one is opened before the end of the cycle. The beeping will stop as soon as the cover is closed.
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Suddenly coffee tastes TERRIBLE!!!


First try putting a cycle through with no coffee - see if you have any more luck identifying the taste. If you haven't descaled recently, that could be the cause - scale can hold other materials which can be tasted - run a cycle with 50% white vinegar, then rinse through a couple of times and see what you get - if you need to get rid of any vinegar taste, just run a cycle with a couple of teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda through. The water could still be to blame - even purified, there are certain things that can change that most purifying methods will not remove, such as higher salt levels during summer months etc. Make a cup of coffee without the machine at all, and see if you get the same aftertaste. The machine may not be to blame. Hope this helps, please ask again if you need more info :)

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