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Self cleaning coffee maker

Have cleaned my self cleaning 12 cup 3 times and the clean light won't quit flashing what do I do?

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    We have a fairly new cuisinart coffeemaker and have run the cleaning cyle numerous times with lots of vinegar no help light still flashes

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Used vinegar 5 times but no help!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem, I am looking for a torx screwdriver to remove the bottom...

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    Same problem as others.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Trying to clean coffee maker and pressed self clean and light won't go on. I have water and vinegar in side.

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Unplug the coffeemaker for one full hour, and the self-cleaning light will go off.

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Need self-cleaning instructions....missing manual.


To Self-Clean: 1. Close the oven door. 2. Move the door lock lever to the right to the locked position. 3. Press CLEAN. 4. Press the "up" or "down" arrow pad. CL-M (Clean - Medium soil, 3 hours) appears in the display. If the door is not closed, beeps will sound and "door" will appear in the display until the door is closed and the Clean pad is pressed again. If the door is not closed within 45 seconds, the self-cleaning operation will be canceled and the display will return to the time of day. If more than 5 seconds elapse between pressing the Clean pad and the "up" or "down" arrow pad, the program will automatically return to the previous display
5. To choose a clean setting other then Medium, press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to scroll through the self-cleaning settings. CL-H (Clean - Heavy soil, 4 hours) CL-M (Clean - Medium soil, 3 hours) CL-L (Clean - Light soil, 2 hours) Choosing a cleaning level automatically programs the selfcleaning time. 6. After 4 seconds, the oven will start cleaning. "LOCK" and "CLEAN" will appear in the display. The cleaning time will count down in the display. To Delay Start Self-Clean: Before delay starting Self-Clean, make sure the door is closed completely or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin. 1. Press DELAY. "DELAY" will flash and "00:00" will appear in the display. 2. Press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to enter the amount of time you want to delay the cycle. Delay time can be set from 10 minutes (00:10) to 11 hours and 59 minutes (11:59). 3. While "DELAY" is flashing, press the CLEAN pad. "CLEAN" will flash in the display. 4. Press the "up" or "down" arrow pad. CL-M (Clean - Medium soil, 3 hours) appears in the display. 5. To choose a clean setting other then Medium, press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to scroll through the self-cleaning settings. CL-H (Clean - Heavy soil, 4 hours) CL-M (Clean - Medium soil, 3 hours) CL-L (Clean - Light soil, 2 hours) Choosing a cleaning level automatically programs the selfcleaning time. After 4 seconds, "CLEAN," "DELAY," and "LOCK" will appear in the display to show that the oven is set for a delayed clean operation. The delay time is displayed

Apr 21, 2015 | Kitchen Ranges

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Water won't flow thru to filter or pot. Don't know the exact model but it is a 12 cup self cleaning.


Self-cleaning is wishful thinking. Every three months or so, run a pint of vinegar through it, as if making coffee (no coffee!) then flush with two tanks of water.

Mar 27, 2013 | Mr. Coffee Coffee Makers & Espresso...

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Cannot get the top cover removed so I can troubleshoot the electronics. All accessible screws removed. Seems to be some sort of catches where the side and top covers come together at the rear. Anybody done...


Decalcification
Decalcification refers to the removal of calcium
deposits which form over time on the metal
parts of the coffeemaker.
For best performance from your Brew Central
Thermal™ Coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit
from time to time. The frequency depends upon
the hardness of your tap water and how often
you use the coffeemaker. The flashing Clean
light will indicate when you should clean your
coffeemaker.
If the Clean light begins to flash when the
coffeemaker is turned on, it is telling you that
the calcium buildup is interfering with the
functioning of your coffeemaker and the flavor
of your coffee. To clean, fill the water reservoir to
capacity with a mixture of ¹⁄³ white vinegar and
²⁄³ water. Press the Clean button. When the self
clean light glows, turn the coffeemaker on by
pressing the on/off button. The Clean light will
shine steadily. The coffeemaker is now in Clean
mode. One cycle should be sufficient to
adequately clean the coffeemaker. When the
cycle is completed and the five beeps sound,
the coffeemaker will shut off. Turn the
coffeemaker ON to see if the Clean light
continues to flash. If it does, turn it to OFF and
then repeat the cleaning procedure with a fresh
solution of vinegar and water.
If the Clean light no longer flashes, turn the
coffeemaker to OFF and then run one cycle of
fresh cold water through the unit before using
the unit again to brew coffee.
Notes on the Clean F unction
Pressing the Clean button cancels all other
settings. If it is pressed accidentally, press it
again to return the coffeemaker to all its
previous settings. Pressing ON/OFF will also exit
the Clean Mode and turn the coffeemaker OF

Mar 21, 2011 | Cuisinart Keurig B50 Single Cup Coffee...

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Got this coffee maker from a buddy. had been sitting for a while,ran lots of water and 2 cycles of vineger and water though without the filter to clean out debris in resevoir. still getting quit a bit in...


You may find this a useful site in the future:

http://www.cuisinart.ca/cuisinart_product.php?item_id=63&product_id=58&cat_id=2

Your Instruction Booklet:

http://www.cuisinart.ca/pdf/ibs/en/DCC-1200C_en.pdf

It is likely that calcified deposits are gradually breaking away as you now use the coffee maker. Is your Self Clean light flashing? Instructions on decalcification and cleaningh begin on page 5 of your booklet.

To clean, fill the water reservoir to capacity with a mixture of 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water. For your problem, let the vinegar solution sit in the reservoir for 30 minutes to an hour before beginning the cleaning cycle.

Press the Self Clean button. When the self clean light glows, turn the coffeemaker on by pressing the ON button. The self clean light will shine steadily. The coffeemaker is now in Self Clean mode. One cycle should be sufficient to adequately clean the coffeemaker. When the cycle is completed and the five beeps sound, the coffeemaker will shut off. Turn the coffeemaker ON to see if the Self Clean light continues to flash. If it does, turn it to OFF and then repeat the cleaning procedure with a fresh solution of vinegar and water.

If the Self Clean light no longer flashes, turn the coffeemaker to OFF and then run one cycle of fresh cold water through the unit before using the unit again to brew coffee.

If you continue to see debris, unfortnately you will have to repeat until clear.


Feb 16, 2011 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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Clean light keeps flashing after I have cleaned it 3 times


mcdevito75 here, If there is a reset on the control panel press it. You can also try to un--plug the unit from the wall socket for about 1 minute then plug it back in and see.

Jul 07, 2010 | Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

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Funny tasting coffee


Vinegar/water cleaning is a good idea, but it won't necessarilly solve funny-tasting coffee. First, replace your charcoal water filter - you can get the Cuisinart brand-name replacements at Lowe's, Bed/Bath/Beyond, or Williams-Sonoma in most areas.

To do the vinegar/water cleaning, just pour 1/3 caraffe distilled white vinegar and 2/3 caraffe water into the water reservoir and brew it like it was regular coffee - I would simply bypass the self-clean function if your Cuisinart has one. Repeat up to 3 times, using a fresh batch of vinegar each time.
(if you have the caraffe-less DCC-2000, then just pour in 4 cups vinegar and 6 cups water).

Then run a full cycle of water. Then run a combo of 12 tsp lemon juice and 12 cups water (or 10 tsp and 10 cups water) to improve the taste.

On your next batch of coffee, use bottled water just to rule out any possibility that your local water supply may be contributing to funny-tasting coffee.

Now your coffee should be tasting fine again.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Apr 03, 2009 | Cuisinart Coffee Makers & Espresso...

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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.

Mar 29, 2009 | Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Coffee Maker

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Does not go into self clean only beeps


here is a link for your owners manual click here

To set Self-Clean:
1. Close the oven door.
2. Press the appropriate Clean pad.
• CLEAN flashes.
• SET and UPPER or LOWER flash in the display.
3. Press the Autoset pad.
• “MEd” (Medium Soil, 3 hours) is displayed.
4. Press the Autoset pad to scroll through the self-cleaning
settings.
“HVy” (Heavy Soil, 4 hours)
“MEd” (Medium soil, 3 hours)
“LITE” ( Light Soil, 2 hours)
Choosing the soil level of the oven automatically programs
the self-cleaning time.
5. After four seconds, the oven will start cleaning.
• If the door is not closed, beeps will sound and ‘door’ will
display. If the door is not closed within 30 seconds, the
self-cleaning operation will be canceled and the display
will return to the time of day.
• CLEAN will appear in the display.
• LOCK will flash in the display. Once the door locks,
LOCK will remain steady.
• The cleaning time will start counting down in the
display.

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Jan 30, 2009 | Jenn-Air JDR8895AAS Dual Fuel (Electric...

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After cleaning the unit DCC-1100 4 times, the clean light is still blinking---what is the next step????


Your coffeemaker is clean after a maximum of 3 cleanings. Unplug the coffeemaker for an hour. When you replug it, the self-clean light should have gone off.

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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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