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Will not brew most of the time. Every so often it will go thru the cycle. Have put vinegar thru to decalcify. Still will not cycle. 1 year old - bought refurbished.

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  • zeffield Nov 16, 2008


    I have an intermittant problem with my Cuisinart DCC-2000 coffee maker. Most of the time it works fine. But about every third or fourth time, it won’t start perking or it may start after different delays in time. It may start in 2 minutes or in 2 hours or not at all. Any ideas?

  • HeartofDavid Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same problem.  For a while I could unplug it from the wall and than plug it back in and it would work.  Now when I do the same thing the clock works but it won't start brewing.  Ticks me off after spending $140 Canadian 2 years after having it.  

  • Heather I Jul 04, 2013

    Try running undiluted vinegar through the machine. Fill the vinegar up to at least line 5 and let it sit for 30 minutes. Repeat then brew fresh water to remove vinegar from machine. Worked for me temporarily, had to repeat the process a month later. Currently looking for something stronger to get the minerals out. Guess there's a clog in the line.

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The parts to repair a problem of this magnitude are generally not available. The DCC-2000 has a thre-year warranty. I would call Cuisinart and see if you can get an in-warranty replacement. I have a high opinion of cuisinart and their products, but this particular coffeemaker, I do not personally reccomend.

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