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Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker

I add water, add coffee, turn on the unit and nothing happens. i do not remember how to program the unit without the manual.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    tried to have coffee ready in the morning. but it didn't turn on. The manual is very vague.

  • northbeach Dec 28, 2007

    Our machine has worked perfectly until this morning. When we press the "on" button, nothing happens.The grind off button is the only light that comes on.
    Can we do something to fix it? If not, where can we get it repaired?

  • 1sexymama Jan 06, 2008

    I have programmed the coffee make twice, made sure I was on the right time etc. and no coffee in the morning. Is there any trick to actually setting the program. If you push the on button it grinds it so I dont think that is how to turn on the programming.

    please help.

  • ciaomama Apr 08, 2008

    After reliably grinding and brewing coffee for us for several years, this morning, the coffeemaker ground the coffee but the water never did heat up or pass out of the reservoir at all. No water movement. Any ideas?

  • toyjudge Jul 01, 2008

    My Thermal coffee grinder coffee maker has worked for 1 year, but recently all the water dose not go through, I put in 6 cups of water and 4 cups of coffee comes out. Without realizeing that all water had not gone through, I added an other 6 cups of water and it overflowed out the little hole on back. Could it be the filter?. I don't know where to buy another one.

  • jrgoodnough Jul 24, 2008

    The water does not heat up or pass out of the reservoir at all. No water movement. Any ideas?

  • CraigN Oct 16, 2008

    I had this happen to my grind & brew after about 9 months. It would only take part of the water, then beep like it was done. If you started it again, if might take just a little more, or a couple of cups more, but would usually keep beeping done even though there was water left.

    I returned it under warranty (no receipt, but they could tell from the date code that it was under warranty). I was send an entire new unit, which worked fine for 6 months, and now the new one is doing the same thing! And now it's probably out of warranty! What a piece of junk for a $200 coffee maker. It could be the last cuisinart product I ever buy...



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Here is the link to the manual; ask again if you still haven't figured it out :)

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