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Water leaking from the base of the unit.

Water leaks from the base of my Cuisinart DGB-600 coffee maker.

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    I need a coffee maker to work in 220-240v. I am specifically interested in the "Cuisinart DGB-900". Do you know where I can find one or a different brand with similar capabilities? Thanks!

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    my SS-300 leaks when I turn it on

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    I have the Cuisinart Compact Single Serve Coffee Maker SS-300 Model. The water won't dispense & all I hear & see is the water bubbling.

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    Leaking hot water spout, how do I fix

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Water leaking in the DGB-600 is mainly caused by heated water escaping from its proper path. There is a rubber grommet on the underside of the upper part of the coffeemaker. (It contacts the lid over the filter basket when the front door is closed.) The design in this area is very poor; the grommet does not seat properly in the fixed part of the coffeemaker, and heated water seeps out. Also, the heated water tube that comes up through the cold water reservoir is actually in 2 pieces. One goes inside of the other, but there is no seal. It is a loose enough fit that some steam escapes, condenses on the inside top surface of the coffeemaker, and then finds its way down to add to the leaking. I completely disassembled my coffeemaker (3 of the screws in the upper compartment are hidden under small circular plugs that look like they are part of the plastic surface), and used high temperature automotive RTV sealer to help the rubber grommet seal better, and to seal the 2-piece hot water tube. Works great now! But I must say that I have seen better engineering in childs' toys!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • lee rose Jun 21, 2013

    how does not disasseble. DGB 550.. 4 screws on bottom look like torx .. lee r. ( leerose17@hotmail.com) my unit will not turn off and grinder oscillates on/off

  • Janice Strickland
    Janice Strickland Mar 11, 2014

    OK; HOWEVER, I'M NO MECHANIC; BECAUSE OF POOR DESIGN I'M SUPPOSED TO JUST THROW IT AWAY?

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