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DGB 600 Grind & Brew

Our Coffepot doesn't finish the brewing cycle. We have to start it at least 3 times for all the water to completely brew through it. I've changed the filter, cleaned it with vinegar accorading to the owner's manual and it still does this. ANy suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I'm having the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    Brewing turns off before complete. We have to restart brewing to finish the cycle.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I am having the same problem. I will set the timer to brew in the morning, the brew will shut off and beep that it is complete and I will have to press the brew button at least two more times to get the complete pot. I have changed the filter and also run cleaner through the cyle and it did not help. I am getting really frustrated with this. Does anyone have a solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    Same problem, mine seems to have gotten worse, it will brew about two cups before it turns off on me. I have accidentally dropped the coffee maker during a move, and walla it started working properly again for a brief time. I may toss it on the ground to see if that works again, unless of course someone has a more civilized fix.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    Same problem here brews about half the water and beeps like its finished. sometimes restarting wont work either HELP!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I have to restart the machine at least 2 to 3 times each morning.... solutions please?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    SAME EXACT PROBLEM. Brews partial and shuts off. We can
    turn it on again and it will finish. Sometimes takes a couple of


  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    Same prob--brews two cups at a time pretty consistently now. Gee, I only have to start the machine 5 times to get a full 10-cup pot! Tried vinegar, didn't help.



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I just talked to the company--very helpful. The guy said they have the same machine in their office, and you just need to unplug it for an hour. It has an hour memory for the clock and programming. Anyway, the reason is, it's most likely stuck on the 1-4 cup brewing option, even though the light for that feature isn't on, it's still set to only brew so much at a time. I've got mine unplugged right now. If that doesn't work I'll be back!

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I had the same problems, I just used straight vinegar a few times through and it worked out for me.

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Had the same problem, I used coffee pot cleaning solution a couple times through and it woks fine. Had to do this a few times now. Cleaning solution is the type bought at local retail store.

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after completion of the brew cycle up to four
hours. When the coffeemaker shuts itself off,
two tones will sound. Four hours is the default
time. The 0:00 setting shuts the unit off immediately
after brewing is complete. To check the
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begins to flash. This signals that you have
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to scroll forward through the digits until
desired time appears. The first setting which
appears is preset at “4:00” and the next
display will be “0:00”, since four hours is the
maximum Automatic Shutoff setting. Pressing
and holding either button will allow you to
scroll continuously, slowly at first, and then to
accelerate to the rate of about three digits per
second. As the desired time setting approaches,
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