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Won't brew Worked normally until this morning when it just stopped running the water through the system. We just realized the 4 flashing bars meant it needs to be decalcified...but we can't do it since it stopped working. We have reset the bars by pressing both clock and set. Bars left but machine still won't brew. Why does this model just stop working?Power is on normally...machine has been surface cleaned to remove clogs. What to do?

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  • trixiestick Nov 22, 2007

    Same problem and it seems very common. It stinks because one would think that an expensive machine like this would work for longer.

  • yosemitesam Jan 02, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. The machine is exactly one year and a month old. This is an expensive machine and trying to get results is aggravating. I'm starting to think it's better to buy a cheapie and throw it away after a year. Unbelievable.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    wont brew

  • ridetech Apr 30, 2008

    I had the same problem. Only had it for less than 2 months and one day it just would not brew. When I took the water resevoir out there was a puddle in the bottom of the machine. It is obviously won't **** water up the the filter basket. I could not figure out how to get it apart to see if there was something clogging it or some other problem that I could take care of. I could understand if it was old an not cared for but this is ridiculous.

  • dashoffman May 02, 2008

    Same problem as described: just stopped brewing/working.

  • patti4167 May 02, 2008

    same problem - won't brew - this is the 2nd delonghi dcm485 in 16 months. The first they replaced with the original receipt within a year. They sent a new one that won't brew but won't replace it even though it's only 10 months old because it's over a year old from the original receipt. Makes no sense to me - I will pursue their legal dept and better business bureau if they won't replace it.



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I had the same problem, just stopped brewing. I took it apart and found a small inline fuse link that went bad. I replaced it and it brews just like new. Now it has started leaking while brewing. I am trying to find where you can purchase the rubber tubing that goes from the tank to the element. I would go to another coffee maker but my son and daughter n law gave this to my wife and I. I really hate to get rid of it.

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Bring white vinegar to a boil and pour it into the perforated top, the water reservoir and the link between the water reservoir and the brew basket. let sit a few minutes, pour it out and do it again.
put the water reservoir back in, put water and vinegar solution ( half and half) in. Try to start it again. Mine did this last year and this fixed it right away. Try to clean the coffee maker using the vinegar solution once a month to avoid this problem.

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