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Sears Kenmore coffeemaker will not brew

How do i do a vinegar clean if it will not even turn on to brew coffee?

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Mr. Coffee FTX23 quit brewing

The heating element burned out, its a common problem. Mr. Coffee tend to leak, I've had several of them.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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Carl

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SOURCE: clean light won't go out, can't use delay brew feature.

Try unplugging it for several minuets & see if it clears it..

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: DCC-1200 coffeemaker cleaning button flashes

Make sure that when you do the vinegar solution, you do at least 4 cups of white vinegar, and fill it up the rest of the way (max fill line) with water. The manual says to "fill to capacity with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water," which lots of people misunderstand, and think it means "1/3 CUP vinegar and 2/3 CUP water," which is not the case. It means 1/3 of your 12 cups (and 1/3 times 12 is 4 cups) of vinegar, and 2/3 of your 12 cups (aka, fill it up the rest of the way) of water.

You might have to let it soak for an hour before you try to brew it--this lets the vinegar work at the calcium buildup a LOT better (kind of like soaking your pots and pans before you try to clean them), but it should definitely work for you. If not, call Cuisinart's tech support (1 800 726 0190) and they might be able to get you a replacement :)

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: The "Brew Pause" feature doesn't work

It's the spring part on the bottom of that black basket. Now that it's broken there's really no fixing it. The only thing to do is call the manufacturer (800-726-0190) to get a new brew basket. They are open on weekends, so you could call them today and see what they can do (brew baskets are covered under the 3 year warranty, btw). Just have your model and serial number and you can probably have a new one ordered in less than 5 minutes. :)

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

Testimonial: "Very helpful suggestion to call the manufacturer. I was told to try the self-cleaning, as calcium deposits could be the problem. worked like a charm."

Jim

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SOURCE: our coffee maker is only brewing half of the

Run a 1/2 pot of vinegar through it 2-3 times (I reuse it) and then run water 1-2 times to get the vinegar smell out. This cleans the mineral deposits from your water that are clogging it.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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I cannot get my coffeemaker to brew. Do i need to replace filter before it will brew, or clean with vinegar?

Run a couple cups of white vinegar through it (just like you were making coffee). Don't use a filter. You can use the same vinegar over again if necessary.
If calcium build-up is the problem, you will see lots of little flakes in the used vinegar. Continue running vinegar through it until you are sure the flakes have stopped, then run a couple full pots of water through it before you try making coffee.
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the coffe maker might be clogged up so here' what to do: Look through the clear plastic panel on the side of the coffee maker's water tank to make sure that it has water in it.
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    This morning when my wife went to make coffee. The clean light came on. we couldn't get it to shut off. She went through the clean cycle.The light came back on again. What should we do ?? Mr. Coffee...

    I know this sounds like a pain but it takes a while to get that silly light to stop.
    If you have problems call the 1-800 number below.
    Decalcifying your MR. COFFEE® Coffeemaker Minerals (calcium/limestone) found
    in water will leave deposits in your coffeemaker and affect its performance. It's
    recommended that you regularly remove these deposits using MR. COFFEE® Cleaner
    or vinegar. MR. COFFEE® Cleaner is available at many retail stores or by calling the MR.
    COFFEE® Consumer Service Department at 1-800-MR COFFEE (1-800-672-6333).
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    mixture into the water reservoir. Before decalcifying, remove the water filtration disk
    from the machine.
    NOTE: 4 cups or 20 fl. oz. of undiluted, white household vinegar may be used as a
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    2. Place an empty MR. COFFEE® 10-12 cup basket-style paper filter
    or MR. COFFEE® permanent filter into the filter basket and slide
    the brew basket in place.
    3. Place the empty decanter back in the unit.
    4. Press the CLEAN button until the CLEAN indicator light turns on
    (Figure 9). For your convenience the cleaning cycle is automatic.
    The entire cycle will take 45-60 minutes to complete.
    During the cleaning your coffeemaker will:
    a. Slow brew approx. 3 cups of cleaning solution.
    b. Pause for 30 minutes (the CLEAN light will remain on to alert
    you that the process is active).
    c. After 30 minutes, your coffeemaker will brew the remainder of the cleaning
    solution.
    d. When complete, the CLEAN light will turn off and your coffeemaker will turn off.
    5. Discard the cleaning solution and rinse the decanter thoroughly with clean water.
    6. Fill the water reservoir with clean, fresh water.
    7. Place the empty decanter back on the coffeemaker.
    8. Remove and discard the paper filter used during the cleaning cycle. If a Mr. Coffee®
    permanent filter was used during cleaning, remove it and rinse it thoroughly before
    replacing it in the filter basket.
    9. Begin brewing and allow the full brew cycle to complete.
    10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 one more time.
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    I lost my manual on how to use the self cleaning on my cuisinart coffee machine

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    Pressing the Clean button cancels all other
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    A common problem that can occur with the Cuisinart coffee maker is it will stop brewing, even when there is water ready to be transformed into coffee. The machine still turns on and works like it should, but does not continue brewing an entire pot of coffee, and acts like it has finished brewing even when there is still water sitting in the bin. This type of problem is pretty common among various coffee makers, and usually occurs when there is a problem inside the machine.
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    4 cups or 20 oz. of undiluted, white household vinegar may be used as a substitute for the cleaner.
    2. Place an empty paper filter or permanent filter into the filter basket and close.
    3. Place the empty decanter back in the unit, centered on the warmer plate.
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    • Slow brew approx. 3 cups of cleaning solution.
    • Pause for 30 min (the CLEAN light will remain on to alert you that the process is active). At the end of the pause period your coffeemaker will beep.
    • After 30 mins your coffeemaker will brew the remainder of the cleaning solution.
    • When complete, the CLEAN light will turn off and your coffeemaker will automatically beep and shut off.
    5.Discard the cleaning solution and rinse the decanter thoroughly with clean water.
    6. Fill the water reservoir with clean fresh water.
    7. Place the empty decanter back on the coffeemaker, centered on the warmer plate.
    8. Remove and discard the filter used during the cleaning cycle and replace it with a fresh paper filter. If a permanent filter was used during cleaning, remove it and rinse it thoroughly before replacing it in the filter basket.
    9.Begin brewing and allow the full brew cycle to complete.
    Repeat steps 6-9 one more time.
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