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DGB-600 grind & brew thermal coffeemaker

This coffeemaker is leaking water from the bottom of the unit. Can it be fixed? I called Cuisinart about this. They were no help.

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  • bainboston Sep 19, 2008

    My DGB-600 leaks as well. After the brewing process there is a puddle of hot water beneath it. However, I've noticed the leaking was far worse when I set the coffee to brew overnight. It appears that before the timer kicked in, water slowly seeped out. The puddle was even bigger than before.
    I'll attempt the changes suggested, however, since I'm not mechanically inclined, I may be getting a new coffee maker.
    FYI - I've had this coffee maker a little over 4 years.


  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Everytime I use the coffeemaker there is a puddle on the counter underneath and behind teh unit. The grinder stopped worked several years ago, but it still made great coffee. The water leaking is definitely a problem.

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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!

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