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Quisinart DCC 1100 Series Coffeemaker

My clean light is on and blinking. I have now cleaned the coffeemaker 7 times using both commercial cleaners and vinigar. What more can I do?

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Quisinart dcc-1100 series coffeemaker and have also cleaned mine several times with the vinegar and water. I am completely frustrated!!

  • tdarnell Aug 04, 2008

    Same problem- cleaned SEVERAL times with vinegar and water. Still blinking. Very frustrated!! Please help!!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Have cleaned and cleaned. I have replaced the filter regularly. Still have blinking light :-(

  • 4janet Dec 30, 2008

    Have cleaned coffee maker several times. Clean light is still flashing and is driving me crazy.

  • danielleh245 Apr 01, 2009

    i have tried to clean it several times and it will only go for about 2 cups and then stop


    AHHH

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Hello sjones29,
This should be an easy fix. In one of the corners, under the top of the lid, you will find a water filter stick with a carbon filter that is likely clogged. Pull it out and remove the filter. Shine a light into the cavity of the unit and clean out the debris that may be in there. Replace the filter holder. (You can buy more filters on Amazon inexpensively). Filters are good for about 60 days. Then do a run through of water/vinegar solution. It should be 2 parts water and 1 part water. When done, run through a pot of fresh water to rinse. This should stop the light from blinking and make it so you can enjoy some great coffee.
Hope this helps and good luck! I appreciate positive feedback. :o) Thanks. NormanZ

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This solution is mostly right - in my opinion you should pull out the filter casing altogether and run the cleaning cycle without it in there, just wash that separately in the sink. Then when the cycle is done, you can put it back in with a new water filter in the casing. That filter casing seems to stop the machine from knowing it is clean.

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