Question about Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee Maker
During brewing sometimes the grounds filter pops out letting the coffee go all over the counter instead of in pot. Doesn't always happen=usually only when we are not watching!!! Pain in the u know what. We also have the problem of not always completing the whole cycle-only ending up with half a pot for whatever reason, and sometimes just going all over the counter. Think we might think twice before spending that kind of money again.
I periodically take a wet Q-Tip and clean around and inside the "slides" for the brewing basket door, so that it slides in and out easily. (I was amazed what the Q-Tips look like after you do this.)
I think the problem lies in the fact the basket does not go fully back and engage the latch due to the gunk that builds up on the slide. You think you fully closed the door when you feel the resistance of the gunk, but you are only marginally latched - the vibration of the motor pops the door free and VIOLA! coffee-ala'-counter!
I think the gunk comes from very fine ground coffee dust, mixed with water that condenses from the steam that envelops the unit during brewing.
I also clean every surface in the brewing basket area with a wet paper towel,
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I used to have the same problem often... now I keep one of those cans of compressed air usually used to dust off electronics and insert the straw into the slides on each side and blast out the coffee grounds and debris. This seems to free up the slides and the latch can catch better.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
We have the same issue. We returned our first unit when this happened but the same thing occurred with the new one. It's a cheap little plastic piece that acts as the latch that holds the filter in place. I suspect that this piece gets worn and then can't hold back the spring any longer.
The work around I've used for this problem is to wrap a piece of velcro tape around the filter box. You can get the stuff at any hardware store. I made a loop that fits around the top of the entire unit at the top of the filter basket. It has some slight elasticity so when I close the basket and pull the velcro down it holds everything together tightly, even when the latch lets go.
Since I've started doing this I've had no problems. I chose thin black velcro bands to do this. Because of the coloring it looks like it's part of the unit unless you look closely.
Not a true solution, but a decent work around.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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