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Flashing clean light indicator won't go off on my cuisinart coffee maker even after cleaning 3 times

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Hello guindonlm,
I recently had this similar problem. Try the following.
Your described problem may be one of two problems. Let's start with the easier solution first. In the DCC 1200 there is a filter "stick or column" in the left rear. Pull it out and remove the clogged carbon filter(s) that are in there. Shine a light into the receptacle and remove the debris in the bottom. It is likely that this is causing the problem with you machine needing to be started on multiple times. See if this solution works. If it does, you might run 8 cups of water and 4 cups of vinegar through to help decalcify the units plumbing. Do this once or twice and then rinse with at least one pot run-through of clean water. If this works then you are good to go.
Next, if this does not solve your problem we can do the following: unplug the unit and lay it on its back. You will need a #10 torx driver (hardware store if you don't have one) to remove the bottom cover plate. There are 4 torx screws holding it on. When removed, you will find 2 orange hoses. Carefully attempt to remove the left hose without splitting. I used a eyeglas screwdriver to loosen it up. If it splits, just cut off the split and stretch it to reconnect when time comes. As you look into the hose you will find a little black valve inside as well a some gunk. Clean it all out with a fine wire as best you can. Rinse well. Attempt to reconnect the hose back onto the pipe. Slip the pipe clamp back into place. Replace the cover and screws and you should be good to go again. This is not as daunting as it may seem. You can do it. :o) Good luck! If this answer helps, please leave positive feedback for me. Much appreciated. Regards, NormanZ

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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Hello gerilind,
It is recommended to clean the system out about once a month with a 2parts water to 1 part vinegar, translated it is 8 cups of water and 4 cups of vinegar. Press the self clean button and the brew switch. Rinse with fresh water one or two times.
Should work for you. Don't forget to check the filter stick in the back left of the unit. Pull it out and remove the clogged carbon filters. Shine a light into the bottom of the cavity and clean out the debris left behind. You can get replacement carbon filters on Amazon, they are inexpensive. Reinsert the stick. Your coffee should be back to tasting excellently in no time at all.
I hope this is helpful to you. If it is, please leave positive feedback for me. I will very much appreciate it. Kind Regards, NormanZ :o)

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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Here's a link to Cuisinart where you can download a free copy of your user's manual. Just download and print a copy for your use and future reference. It contains all the info about your unit and how to use the cleaning function.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dcc-2200.pdf

Hope you found this very helpful and best regards!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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YOou can download the manual from the Cuisinart website:
http://www.cuisinart.com/products/coffee_bar/dcc-1200.html

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Delonghi coffeemaker dcf6214t clean light won't stop flashing after descaling how do I reset it to default ettings?


Hi, Cathy,
Most of the above solutions do not address your DCF6214T drip coffee maker. I had this problem, also. The manual is useless on this subject. The support telephone did help somewhat, but, also referred me to the website where I found the same useless manual.
Try this:
1. fill carafe to the 14 cup mark with warm water. (aprox 2L)
2. mix in 2 tablespoons of citric acid (a white powder available at Indian supermarkets) mix to dissolve completely.
3. pour acid into the coffee maker. and mount carafe in the machine and close the door.
4. with the on/off light off, and the clean indicator flashing press the clean button. The machine will fill the carafe over the next 3 hours, giving the acid lots of time to dissolve deposits.
5. After the on/off light goes off discard the dirty acid, rinse and refill the carafe with clean water. Fill the machine with water then mount the empty carafe in the machine.
6. With the on/off light off and the clean indicator still on, again press the clean button. This time the carafe will fill in about 6 minutes, as this is just a rinse to remove the acid.
7. Repeat 5 and 6 two more times. (I did it 3 more times, for a total of 4, but I believe 3 should work, according to the manual and the telephone support line.) (That is one acid clean followed by 3 rinses, all without pressing the on/off button.) (After all this, the darn clean indicator will still be on and the on/off light will be off.)
8. Now, make a pot of coffee and breathe a sigh of relief as you notice the clean indicator finally, turn off.
I hope this helps supliment a total failure of the manual to explain how to perform the clean operation.

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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.


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Flashing "clean" light on my Cuisinart coffee maker--can't find my manual, sorry. Also, LOTS of steam, less coffee output than expected.


We had this problem. I can't remember all the details but we followed the manual's directions and ultimately the flashing light would come on again. We went through the same procedure a number of time over the day, and each time the self-clean light would go off, but then when we tried to make coffee it would do exactly as you described. Finally we gave up and uplugged it, ready to throw it in the garbage. But then, I was going to call Cuisinart's number (go to their web-site) and I thought I'd try it again so I could describe exactly what happened to the customer service rep. Guess what? It worked! I think what may have happened is, by unplugging it, we re-booted its computer. So try unplugging it and replugging it in.

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