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The machine will not run if the covers /for the coffee grinder, the filter basket and the machine itself) are not properly closed.
It will beep and stop running if it is turned on when one of the covers is open or if one is opened before the end of the cycle. The beeping will stop as soon as the cover is closed.
To start the machine again, press the ON button.

These instructions are to a DGB600 but i think it is the same to your model.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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    Erin Mar 24, 2014

    Hello- I have the DGB600 and after cleaning it a few times the lid is warped which causes the sensors to not think the lid is shut when it actually is. Do you know of a way to deactivate that sensor? For now I have a tall coffee tumbler pressing the lid down from underneath by cabinets but the other side of the lid is warping now too so that won't work for much longer. Cuisinart has offered to replace the unit but I'm not sure what good that will do when I know it will only happen again. Thanks!



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