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Not completely brewing

The coffee maker will not brew all the cups of water that you have put in. So if I put in 8 cups, it will make 2 and you have to start it again, where it will make another two and you have to start it again

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  • Phil321 Nov 10, 2007

    I have the same problem. The coffeemaker makes approx. 2-3 cups and then stops. It usually take around 30 minutes of turning the machine on and off in order to brew a pot.

    The coffeemaker started this about 6 months ago (almost at the 1 year mark of ownership). It brews really good coffee, however this is a very annoying problem!

    Please let me know if there is a fix. Thanks!

    Note: I have tried cleaning it with vinegar and no luck. I am guessing it is an electric problem...

  • jyl21 Jan 02, 2008

    pot takes 3 or 4 times turning off and on to complete brewing.

  • rrdsr Jan 03, 2008

    dcc390 about 2 years old started stopping about six montha ago then could not turn off now brew light comes on but nothing happens

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    Shannon Jones Mar 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with my grind n brew - brews about 3-4 cups, then beeps like it's done, but there's still water in the resevoir. I guess I'm luckier than most - mine only started doing it when it was about 3 years old.

  • MisterJoad Apr 03, 2008

    Same problem here, and it seems to be getting worse. Coffee Maker is only 4 months old and this came on rather quickly. Like everyone else, this is unacceptable. Has anyone called the manufacturer about it, and if so what is there response?

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    My Mr. Coffee is doing the same thing all of you are talking about.  It will not go through a complete brew cycle.  I put in 10 cups of water and it will only brew one or two.  This is the second machine I've had in less than 6 months.  I returned my first on to the Customer Service Center, waited three or four weeks and a new one arrived via UPS.  This new one has worked for even fewer weeks than the original...... I'm disgusted!



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I called Cuisinart, and they suggested if normal cleaning does not work as described in the prior post, unplug the machine, and let the cleaning solution sit in it for one hour. Plug the machine in and let it clean. There is a sensor in there that senses when to shut down. Unplugging helps re-set the sensor and the cleaning removes minerals from it so it will sense properly. It worked for me, and hope it works for all of you as well. Good luck!

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I tried cleaning my maching.... a number of times.  It won't go through the complete cleaning cycle either!

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OK, everyone, I cleaned my grind & brew, and the problem seems to have improved. This makes sense, because I didn't have any problems the first few years I had the machine - when I was using the little filters in it and cleaning it regularly. In the past couple of years I stopped using the filters and have not been good about cleaning it, then this trouble started.

To clean the machine, run 1/3 carafe white vinegar and 2/3 carafe water through machine. After the cycle finishes, run a full carafe of clear water through the machine. If this doesn't thoroughly solve the problem try cleaning it again a couple of days later.

See if it works! Shannon J.

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