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Cuisinart COD 4000 coffeemaker

My coffemaker is dead. No eletricity is getting to it, it seems.  Tried different outlets. dead

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  • shohen Sep 12, 2008

    My COD-4000 Series Coffee Maker has power, and the warming element at the bottom of the coffee reservoir is warm when power is applied, but the maker will not brew a fresh pot of coffee.

    The small filter screen at the bottom of the water reservoir appears to be clean.

    I have tried cleaning the unit with a dilute vinagar solution with no success.



    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    shohen@aol.com

  • kcasey300 Jan 16, 2009

    I don't have this problem, but my Cuisinart COD-4000 coffee pot clock no longer works...we have had it less than three months. Not even unplugging it will let you reset the clock. The clock to program what time you want it to come on in the morning still works, but the main clock will not let you reset the time.

    I paid a lot of money for this coffee pot and I absolutely HATE it. If I could find my receipt from Sam's I would take it back. I bought a Cuisinart a few years ago and hated it also...why I let my husband talk me into buying another one is beyond me!


  • verofoster Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem as shohen above. My Cuisinart (Coffee on Demand) COD-4000 Series Coffee Maker is not working. It has power, and the warming element at the bottom of the coffee reservoir is warm when power is applied, but the maker will not brew a fresh pot of coffee. I bought this machine 5 months ago and it worked perfectly until today. I can't even imagine what's wrong with it.

  • jvaughn35 Feb 09, 2009

    I have a Cuisinart COD-4000, less than a month. Since it was new, it leaked water if I fill it to the 12 cup level. Can't find a customer complaint or a repair shop. Help

  • evaleeg Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same problem, my cod 4000 series was leaking water for months and then it wouldn't make coffee at all. Called Cuisinart customer service they told me to send it back and they would replace. They failed to tell me that it was on back order and it would be weeks before i would get another coffee maker. 4 weeks later still no coffee maker and they don't know when they will have one to replace the one I sent back. From what I'm reading on the web site hope they don't send me another 4000 series.

  • auntrebecky Apr 07, 2009

    It warms, but won't make coffee. Grr...that's annoying. It made coffee

    this morning and I was getting ready to clean it, running vinager & water

    through it, now it won't start. It was expensive, and I have had it less than a year.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Cuisinart COD 4000 coffeemaker is not brewing. It has power, won't brew -water does'nt come down. HELP

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Use Safety. Unplug. If You want to Handy Try, Open Bottom by removing Screws. Find ac Power cord wires and in loop should be a METAL small Tiny Protection Temperature Thermal Device that is Probally open. Your Local appliance place can sell you this as You need to get right temperature. Can Plug in Replacement or Twist with wires for support. Switch could be Intermittent ( Open ) also and a Replacement should Snap into Place and Leads attached as original or a safe way. A Simple Meter ( Harbor Freight ) Digital Meter only $3 will work for testing.

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I wish I could help with this.
You do realise that these coffee makers have a 3 year warranty?

Cuisinart does seem to stand behind their products.
Their Customer Service phone number is 800-726-0190
Give it a try.

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Thanks cont babe!
I called the number you listed and they said it was under the 3 year warranty (after giving the serial number and model). They said it's about a 1 month wait but they would send a replacement.
I only need to cut the cord off of the old one and send it to them.
The pot was about a year and a half old.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

Our 4000 coffee pot only worked five months and same problem now. piece of junk

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