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Ss-700 keeps flashin Not Ready

I made a cup of coffee. then steped outside. when i came in the ss-700 pump was running and the display was flashing Not Ready. i unpluged and pluged back in. now it constantly flashed Not Ready... Any idea? i've been reading a lot and cannot find this problem referenced.

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  • Don Slade Aug 18, 2012

    The coffee maker power up with default settings so I did have to reset the clock and the preferred cup size, etc.

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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.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012

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  • kimberly_300
    kimberly_300 Oct 31, 2012

    this worked for mines thanks!

  • clintlajeune
    clintlajeune Nov 28, 2012

    ya thanks bud. thought i was throwing it out. now working again.

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    lyndiem15 Dec 07, 2012

    mine did the same thing, was starting to panic! Why did it do this? Thanks!!

  • Jenn Burn
    Jenn Burn Oct 25, 2013 guys just saved me!!! thanks so much for the help! Don, you rock! :D

  • Cyndi
    Cyndi Dec 16, 2013

    Thank You for posting this .. I thought I Broke my new machine.. whew .. I was panicing

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    pattonlawfir Jan 25, 2014

    It's official. Don is the man. Worked like a charm.

  • Felicia Tucker
    Felicia Tucker Sep 25, 2014

    Don is the man!!!! Wow worked like a charm!!! Thanks!!!

  • Sally Smith
    Sally Smith Feb 03, 2015

    Jeeze! you're great. don't ya just LOVE the internet!! I was about to throw the dang thing away.

  • Mark Orr
    Mark Orr Mar 13, 2015

    THANK YOU!!! This worked! Cuisinart Customer Support was 100% useless. I too was about to throw mine away because it was out of warranty. You saved me $199. Again - thanks.

  • Nick S
    Nick S Mar 20, 2015

    I had two SS 700's with the same problem. The first was replaced under warranty in 2012. The second was out of warranty when it failed in 2015. I purchased another from Cuisinart at a discount. I then searched the web for a solution to keep the machine as a backup. I stumbled onto the button holding solution by experimentation. I found a site that suggested holding the on-off switch while plugging in the unit on a B60 model with a similar problem. I think I "confused" the logic board by pushing the buttons too fast. I think the unit "locked up" and needed a reboot :)

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    Chad Martin Nov 21, 2016

    This is THE Solution.

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    Lisa Graham Oct 23, 2018

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    I was on hold with Cuisinart for over 40 min when I found this answer and my machine was up and running in 3 seconds!

  • Robin Olivarez
    Robin Olivarez May 02, 2019

    Thank you so much!! 2019 and this is stil the solution!



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SOURCE: keeps flashing 12:00

I just kept plugging and unplugging the coffee pot. Eventually, the clock stopped blinking, the buttons worked, and all was well.

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SOURCE: DCC-1200 coffeemaker cleaning button flashes

Make sure that when you do the vinegar solution, you do at least 4 cups of white vinegar, and fill it up the rest of the way (max fill line) with water. The manual says to "fill to capacity with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water," which lots of people misunderstand, and think it means "1/3 CUP vinegar and 2/3 CUP water," which is not the case. It means 1/3 of your 12 cups (and 1/3 times 12 is 4 cups) of vinegar, and 2/3 of your 12 cups (aka, fill it up the rest of the way) of water.

You might have to let it soak for an hour before you try to brew it--this lets the vinegar work at the calcium buildup a LOT better (kind of like soaking your pots and pans before you try to clean them), but it should definitely work for you. If not, call Cuisinart's tech support (1 800 726 0190) and they might be able to get you a replacement :)

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SOURCE: Coffee maker is extremely slow with lots of steam.

Im having same problem with my m/n CBC00. Suspect clogged orifice or bad oring where tube swivels under lid. But I cant get it apart without security scewdriver wich is on order. Ill tell more when i find out.

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SOURCE: SS 700 takes 95 sec

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SOURCE: The cleaning button keeps flashing after cleaning.

We have this problem as well. We simply clean it as directed once or twice with the vinegar and water mix and then unplug for an hour. This resets our machine for several weeks. Based on the number of comments I've seen on this issue, it seems that the "off" sensor doesn't work.

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