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How can I flush it if it won't brew at all? ..... The filter basket is in the proper position for the coffee to enter the filter but the ... I have a regular cuisinart coffee maker for12 cups (no grinder). ... I have the Cuisinart automatic grind and brew, model DCC490SA. .... The pot brewed a good cup of coffee but as of now it is useless.
Over time, Calcium will deposit on the tubes and containers which get in touch with water. Try Decalcifying with Designated Products.
Usually, you do this by diluting the product, fill up the water reservoir, and cycle on the machine, without cofee of course,
Pour out the water. It will probably look troubled.
If the water does not start percolating, just let the water reservoir stand with the decalcification product for about 30 mins. don't leave it in overnight, because these products are slightly caustic to remove the Calcium, but it could damage parts if left in the machine overnight.
Repeat the process until the water starts running faster.
don't forget to rinse with regular water. 2 Cycles rinsing should suffice.
See manual for suggested products or just use 1/4 cup of Vinegar diluted with Water. .
you would have to determine if you are speaking under store credit warranty, the store will replace it with recpt usually with in 30 days, etc. or manufacture warranty if you have one it is usually 90 days maybe 1 yr. if you bought with a credit card, you have additional warranty period from visa, mastercard. check your credit card for this protection
Unplug the coffeemaker for 20 minutes or longer - not a second less - in order to fully reset it. Then, when you plug it back in, turn the function dial to Clock again. Press and hold the HR button for a few seconds, and then set the hours. It should work now unless it got zapped, as you said.