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Ss-700 keeps flashin Not Ready
I had the flashing not ready problem with my SS-700 Cuisinart as well. I pressed and held the rinse and Hot Water buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds while the Not Ready was flashing. After 10 sec or so the display went off completely. I then powered up with the power switch on the side and the coffee maker came and is working fine so far.
on Jan 12, 2021
The coffee wont brew
If your brewer sounds like it should be brewing but little or no coffee comes out, the problem may be a simple malfunctioning check valve, located on the right hand side of the unit under the plastic cover. If the check valve is clogged or fails, water from the tank leaks into the air pump (located just below the valve) disabling the pump.
This happened to my brewer two days ago. I have had this unit for about four years and never had a problem. When I called tech support at Keurig they said "it sounds like the pump is shot", but there was nothing they could do and they would not repair it. Instead of the throwing out my $300 coffee maker I figured I would try to fix it myself.
After 3 hours of tinkering, I found and fixed the problem, so I am passing on the tip. Since 2.5 of those hours were spent diagnosing the problem, the fix itself is pretty simple.
The pump that pushes the water out of the tank located on the right hand side of the unit (I included a photo) has a check valve just above it. On my unit the check valve failed allowing water to enter the top chamber of the pump disabling it. The pump was not damaged it just cannot operate correctly with water in it.
Here is the Fix: Disconnect the check valve and make sure it is operating correctly. Mine was clogged with a small amount of mineral deposits, which was cured by a half hour in a glass of vinegar, and a good rinse. Then disconnect the tubing from the top of the pump and run the unit to allowing the water to escape the pump. Make sure there is no water left in any of the tubing between the pump and the check valve, even the smallest amount will disable the pump again. Reconnect everything and it should work.
I hope the above helps.
on Feb 17, 2019
Not filling up cup
I got a Cusinart ss-700 that was tossed out. I'm finding that most of the malfunctions that people have been complaining about are definitely circuitboard-related. When you get errors and pump failures, etc., as with a computer (or any device with a programable board), unplug completely to clear all memory chips and reset the programing. Plug it back in and turn it on, and you'll get back all of the menu items and water will pass through the pump, into your mug. The problem I'm seeing is that it still doesn't pump the right amount of water. For a six ounce (default) brew/hot water, I'll get 3 ounces, then after a reboot, it gives 2 more ounces - another reboot and it gives another 2 ounces. Definitely a bad batch of motherboards in these ss-700's. I hope the guy that scored that manufacturing/supply "deal" got a demotion! Also notice that there's no reply/remedy from Cusinart - obvious that it's water under the bridge. :(
on Dec 28, 2014
What might stop electrical slow?
Your machine does not turn on AND you have (or had) calcium deposits in the reservoir valve so, my best guess is:
First the calcium deposits blocked water from going into the heating unit.
Then, the heating unit over-heated and the thermal fuse opened to prevent a fire.
So, you may have to replace the thermal fuse.
This will require disassembly to access the water heating module, locating of the thermal fuse, reading the fuse information from the spent fuse, locating a source for a replacement fuse...etc. Thermal fuses cost about $2 at electronic supply outlets.
on Mar 24, 2014
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