I have lost my manual for my Cuisinart 12 cup programmable coffee pot. I put in water and a smaller amount of brewed coffee comes out. I have also cleaned it with a CLR solution and it still does not drip the amount of water I intended it to brew. Also the self clean light is now on and blinking and I don't know how to use this feature. Any ideas? Thanks.
I don't know how to use the self cleaning button on my Cuisinart 1200. Lost the manual. I see a link to go to but it keeps saying I reached the page in error. Could someone let me know how I am suppose to clean it using the self cleaning button?
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Here is the link to the manual
page 8 - looks like you have a calcium buildup - descale overnight using vinegar/water 50% if the self clean feature is not able to deal with the problem.
hope this helps :)
THANKS to those who posted manuals! I too am having trouble...the self-clean light has been flashing during my last many brews, and today, it would brew a small amount of coffee, only. And when I tried to brew 10 cups of water, it still came out with only about 4...
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This occurs occasionally if the unit needs cleaning or you are brewing a new pot of coffee immediately after emptying a hot pot of coffee.
Run a cup of vinegar through the coffee maker twice, run at least 2 pots of clean water through to rinse the vinegar out.
This should clear the problem until it needs cleaning. The suggested frequency of cleaning is every 30 pots, but this varies depending upon the type of water you use.
You have an obstruction in the feed line to the heating element. I found coffee grounds before the check valve. I had to take the bottom off it which I am sure the manufacture wouldn't approve of but I was at my wits end and ready to toss it. I just brewed a full pot 10 minutes!!!
Clean the pot by brewing a full pot of undiluted vinegar, then rinsing it by brewing 2 full pots of water through it. Also, change the charcoal filter on a regular basis. We clean the pot this way every month and replace the filter every 2 months.
I do love our Cuisinart pot...but find they only last 2-3 years...so my suggestions is: if the pot is still in warranty, call Cuisinart for a new one...they are great about it. If you don't know if it is still in warranty, call them, give them the number and they will tell you.
Cuisinart Coffeemaker Decalcification Process Run 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water through the system - brew it like it was regular coffee. Then run plain water through the coffemaker to rinse the vinegar out and make sure the decalcification was successful. Repeat as needed. Don't forget to remove the charcoal water filters first. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
Finally, I got my coffee pot to run through without stopping several times. To fix it I had to run vinegar through eight times! Never before has it taken so many cycles to clean out a pot. It is still spluttering a bit so today I am going to get more vinegar or maybe even CLR and run it through a few more times.