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Water leaking from bottom of coffee maker

My coffee pot leaks a large amount of water on to my countertop. I have been careful to rule out any problems that may occur when filling the water reservoir.

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  • lizzietiz Mar 24, 2008

    Mine is leaking as well all over the counter. I thought since I do have hard water it may have build up, but I have cleaned everything with vinegar and still leaking.


  • BonoCoff Mar 28, 2008

    I also have been experiencing the same problem.

    1) I suspected that the problem was due to condensation since I use filtered water from the refrigerator. However, I now allow the chilled, filtered water to warm to room temperature.

    2) The problem still occurs when I fill the reservoir and allow it sit overnight. 3) It doesn't leak so badly when I brew the coffee immediately upon filling the reservoir.

    4) I have never cleaned/delimed the unit, as the clean warning light has never become lit. Since I use only filtered or reverse osmosis water in the unit, I expect it never to need self-cleaning.

  • BonoCoff May 13, 2008

    On May 13, Guest wrote:

    The solution is the hose. The problem is you can not remove the bottom without a special tool and the hose is unavailable. I am curious how EA6BDVR removed the bottom and then found the hose. I wound up braking the bottom of my coffee maker with the intent of gluing it but then could not find the hose.



    I quite agree. I thought all that is required is a "headlight" screwdriver (so called because of the six point screw used to attach car headlights), but I haven't been able to find the right one. I think that maybe yet another "special tool" is required. I, too, would like to know how EA6BDVR performed the repair. Cuisinart offered no repair solution. I suspect that if the bottom can be removed, any food-grade, heat resistant plastic tubing available from a hardware store would work

  • BonoCoff May 11, 2010

    That makes a lot of sense. Can you provide some hints for replacement, or does this require outside service?

  • jennie Aug 16, 2013

    lizzietiz....mine is doing the same thing and I HAVE cleaned it with the vinegar and water as directed. UGH!!! I need my coffee. Did you find out any solutions??? :/

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    add water light is on coffee maker even though it's filled

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The water hose on the bottom of the coffee maker is worn, due to the heat. It needs to be replaced. this is the second time for mine.

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Just fixed my Cuisinart 12-Cup Coffeemaker which was leaking water through the base of the unit and all over my counter. You need a T10 star screwdriver to remove the 4 screws from the base of the unit. Once you take off the bottom, you'll see 2 orange hoses. One or both are probably leaking. When I pulled back the hose clamp one of the rubber hoses broke and the other was noticeably cracked. I cut both hoses beyond the damage and was able to get them back on (barely) and clamped. After screwing in the base, I brewed a pot of coffee ... no leaks. This should last for a little while but the hoses will definitely need to be replaced in the future. Other option is to toss the whole unit and buy another one. Other than that, the unit has performed very well over the years we've had it. Hope this helps!

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    Lorraine Walker Nov 23, 2014

    Thank you so much! Thus is our second Cuisinart 2600C in many years; I don't remember what was wrong with the first one, but we liked it so much we still bought the same model to replace it. Now the current one was leaking water out of the bottom..badly. This comment/reply by Val O solved our problem! It was tricky getting the torx 10 screws out. I had a multi-screw kit, but the shaft was too wide for the hole in the bottom of the coffeemaker. Searching the net, someone suggested a very small flathead screwdriver, and it worked great! I still used the torx one once the screw was mostly out, as it is magnetic to get the thing out of the "tunnel". Neither hose was obviously cracked, until I tried to loosen one and it was cracking instantly from any movement. removed and cut off the bad bit, then pushed the "new" end onto the metal pipe (the hose clamp is very easy to move around). No more leaks!! Thanks again! There was another response on the net that warned to NOT try to fix a leak because of electrocution/fire hazard, but I think if you use common sense, there's no issue. Probably have to actually replace the hose at some point.

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The tool is a special tool that is either meant to be vandal or idiot proof. Being one of the aforementioned I bought a set of these special tools at Sears. The first problem is Cuisinart recesses the hole so much that my tool can not remove the screw. I tried widening the hole using a drill bit but it cracked and broke.
As for using a hose from a hardware store, I have been there and done that. The hose attatched to the warmer side melted and leaked everywhere.

Posted on May 14, 2008

  • M Lillian Curtis Jun 12, 2011

    Have the same problems with our Cuisinart with the same results. Chalked it up to "built-in obsolescence" - Cuisinart just wants all of us to go out buy new ones after a couple of years!

  • Donna Beadel Sep 08, 2013

    I have a new Cuisinart and it's leaking, will be returning it today!

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Mine had a pin hole in the aluminum pipe in the bottom. I fixed it with some metal epoxy as described here: http://www.andrewfuqua.com/2015/11/repair-leaky-cuisinart.html

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This Cuisinart DCC1200 coffee maker is not designed to last over 3 years!!! DONT BUY IT!!!

Posted on Mar 07, 2015

The solution is the hose. The problem is you can not remove the bottom without a special tool and the hose is unavailable. I am curious how EA6BDVR removed the bottom and then found the hose. I wound up braking the bottom of my coffee maker with the intent of gluing it but then could not find the hose.

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Look for leaks up at the top by the top hinge.

mine leaks there. apparently a gasket is missing or just not tight enough.

you should see bubbles come out and see water go into the filter cone but some of it leaks down the inside (near the pot inside) and out the bottom of the maker and appears to be leakng from the bottorm.

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WATER LEAKS BOTTOM OF UNIT WHEN IS MAKING COFFEE ALSO, HOW DO YOU DECALCIFY UNIT? iS THERE AN ON LINE MANUAL?


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Below are solutions for a leaking coffee maker and how to decalcify the machine?
Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:
* White Vinegar * Fresh Water * Volt-ohm Meter * Screwdriver
Step 1 - Clean
If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.
Pour this mixture into the reservoir and turn on the coffee maker, allowing it to run through a brewing cycle as if you were making a pot of coffee. By doing this you will dissolve any build up in your coffee maker. If the coffee maker is leaking because the pump is clogged, then this might clear the clog and stop the leaking. If it has been a while since you last cleaned your coffee maker, you may need to run the vinegar through more than one cleaning cycle to dissolve all of the buildup.
Step 2 - Pump Valve
Unplug the coffee maker and examine the pump valve. If the pump valve is broken or has a clog, then the water will not be able to rise up and flow through the fill tube. When the coffee maker is turned on, the water needs to go someplace. If it cannot flow through the fill tube, then it may leak onto the countertop. If the pump in your coffee maker is sealed, you will need to replace the whole pump. If the pump is not sealed you should check it to ensure it is not clogged with coffee grounds or mineral deposits.
Step 3 - Brew Switch
Examine the brewing switch to ensure that is working. To get to the brewing switch, remove the base plate. Next, you will need to test the switch with your volt-ohm meter. Touch the tester to the RX1 scale. If it reads 0 ohms then you will know that the switch works fine. If it gives you a number other than 0 then it is time to replace the switch.
Step 4 - Tube Connectors
If the coffee maker is leaking or sputtering then you should take a look at the tube connectors. Many times, a leaky coffee maker is caused by faulty tube connectors. If you find the leak is in an elbow, clean the surfaces before you replace it. If the tube connector leaks, replace both the tube and the elbow so that you can be sure the pieces will both fit together properly.
To decalcify, you will be needing a : decalcifying cleaner and A container large enough to hold the same quantity of liquid as your water reservoir
1) Remove the machine's water reservoir. 2) Empty all liquid from the reservoir. 3) Fill the reservoir with warm water. 4) Add one packet of the recommended cleaner to the full reservoir and stir until the cleaner is dissolved. 5) Return the water reservoir to the machine. 6) Turn the machine on. 7) Set the large container underneath the steam wand. 8) Set up your machine so that hot water -NOT steam-will be emitted from the steam wand when the steam valve is opened. 9) Open the steam valve according to the manufacturer's instructions. 10) After all of the decalcifying solution has drained into the large container (within a few minutes this will occur), remove it and discard the liquid that has been collected. 11) Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly and then fill it with the type of water you usually use for brewing. 12) Return the water reservoir to its normal position. 13) Using only water repeat steps 7 through 9 until the water reservoir is empty again.
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