Cuisinart Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
How to clean coffee stains on white coffee maker
Plastic can absorb Stains, so you will need to use some kind of bleaching poduct.
some products you can try individually:
- Baking soda
- Rubbing alcohol
Dilute with luke warm water , except for Rubbing Alcohol
Use some kind of tray which you don't mind if it gets bleach stains to protect your countertop. put the device on the tray.
If you can't soak an item, try disconnecting the device, then wrapping a lightly soaked hand towel or paper towel over the area that is discolored
Rinse with luke warm water, and make sure device has completely dried before reconnecting.
My Cuisinart Grind and Brew does not brew. Cannot clean or descale since the water or solution does not pass thru.
Check Water Reservoir: Ensure that the water reservoir is properly seated in place and filled with water to the appropriate level. Sometimes, the machine won't brew if it detects an inadequate water level. Check Water Inlet and Outlet: Inspect the water inlet and outlet for any clogs or blockages. Sometimes, debris or mineral buildup can prevent water from flowing through the machine. Clean any visible obstructions carefully. Descale the Machine: If the issue is due to mineral buildup, descaling the coffee maker might help. Use a commercial descaling solution or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar. Run this solution through the machine as you would during a regular brewing cycle. Afterward, run a few cycles with plain water to rinse out any residue. Inspect Grinder and Filter Basket: Check the grinder and filter basket for any coffee grounds or other debris that might be obstructing the flow of water. Ensure that the grinder and filter basket are correctly positioned and securely locked in place. Clean the Brew Head: The brew head may also become clogged with coffee grounds or oils, affecting water flow. If your machine has a removable brew head, take it out and clean it thoroughly. If it's not removable, follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning the brew head. Run a Cleaning Cycle: Some coffee makers have a cleaning cycle that helps remove buildup inside the machine. Refer to your user manual for instructions on how to activate the cleaning cycle. Reset the Machine: In some cases, a simple reset can resolve minor issues. Turn off the coffee maker, unplug it from the power source, wait for a few minutes, then plug it back in and try brewing again.
Check the tubes: Make sure the tubes are sitting in the right place and filled to the correct level. Sometimes the machine will not make alcohol if it senses that there is not enough water.
Cuisinart DGB-900bc clean basket notice won't turn off.
I also own a Cuisinart DGB-900BC. This is how I fixed the sensor issue.Disclaimer: IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF MY INSTRUCTIONS USE A MULTIMETER OR TESTER TO ENSURE YOU AREN'T MODIFYING THE WRONG WIRES WHICH COULD RESULT IN ELECTROCUTION IF DONE IMPROPERLY.Over time the basket tends to sag, which prevents the little sensor from contacting it for the unit to realize the door is shut. The sensor is a spring loaded piece of plastic hanging from the underside of the coffee maker which makes contact with the basket when it closes. If you're looking straight on it is to the left.What you'll have to do is either find a way to fix the basket sag, force the sensor closed, or do what I did and modify the unit.Sensor modification:You will need a size 10 security bit with the hollow center (not just a plain star bit) screwdriver to take the four screws out of the bottom to reveal the wires you need to modify. There are two blue wires that go to the top of the unit which are crimped onto two black wires. The two black wires lead to the circuit board which is extremely difficult to get to on this model. All you have to do is snip those two black wires and install a push button which keeps the circuit closed until you push it. Initially I thought twisting them together would work but this unit will not brew coffee a second time unless you remove the basket and toggle the sensor input. So I basically have to unplug the unit and plug it back in to reset that. I will be adding the push button soon.Ensure you buy the right push button. You need one that keeps the circuit closed until you push it, most push buttons keep the circuit open until you press them. Alternative is to buy a metal toggle switch, preferably one that spring loads back to the center after you push it.To summarize:1) Fix basket sag or wedge sensor to closed position.OR1) Remove bottom plate of coffee maker2) Snip the blue wires leading to the sensor and add a push button or toggle switch on the two black wires they were connected to. Mount switch externally so you can push it to fool the unit to think you removed and replaced the basket.My attached picture shows my temporary twisted wire solution with yellow connector before I added the push button. Note that while I'm holding the blue ones leading to the sensor, the two small black wires are what's important. I did this modification before making an account here.
My cuisinart coffee maker shuts off after brewing cycle. What. Do I do to fix this oroblem
Believe it or not, this frequently happens when there is calcium scale build-up in your coffeemaker's water line. The coffee make will make it through the brewing, but then shut off if it thinks the flow was too slow--which is nearly always due to built up calcium scale.
All you have to do is run a few pots of white vinegar through your coffeemaker to get all the scale out of the waterline; I'll usually mix half water, half white vinegar and run the brewing cycle (no coffee in it, obviously). You'll see the scale come out in your coffee filter. You can run the same pot of water-vinegar mix several times, and then run a couple of extra pots of *fresh water only* to rinse out the descaling vinegar mix from the water line.
Voila! your coffeepot will start working again just like it should.
Cuisinart model DCC-690. Water filter for it please?
I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble finding replacement water filters for your Cuisinart DCC-690 coffee maker.
After some research, it appears that the DCC-690 model does not have a specific water filter that is designed to fit it. However, Cuisinart does offer a universal water filter that can be used with any of their coffee makers.
The Cuisinart DCC-RWF replacement water filter is a universal filter that is compatible with all Cuisinart coffee makers that have a water filter. It is designed to remove impurities from tap water, such as chlorine, calcium, and other minerals, to improve the taste and quality of your coffee.
You should be able to find this filter on Cuisinart's website, or at a retailer that sells Cuisinart coffee makers and accessories. It is important to note that the filter should be replaced every 60 days, or after brewing 60 pots of coffee, whichever comes first.
I hope this helps!
Stuck Grinder Bowl
This seems to be a widespread problem on units manufactured in 2007 and later.
Unplug the unit from the AC outlet. Remove the six screws that hold the lower plastic cover on the motor
base (four screws are hidden under the adhesive rubber footpads). This
exposes the lower end of the motor shaft, which has a slot in it. By
inserting a flat blade screwdriver into the slot and holding the
cutting blades with a rag or a wad of paper towel to avoid cutting
one's fingers, it is possible to twist the shaft back and forth about
90 degrees. You may need another person to help, because one needs to
perform this twisting action while pulling the motor base away from the
grinding cup and blade assembly.
you get the @&%$#! thing apart, reassemble the motor base. (With
the slotted motor shaft, why didn't the designers simply put a hole in
the plastic base so one could stick a screwdriver in without
disassembling it?) Plug it into the wall outlet and use a small object like a toothpick or
matchstick to activate the recessed motor switch so you can spin the
motor without the grinding cup in place. Use the blunt edge of a small
snap-blade utility knife as a scraper to gently scrape the plastic pin
of the motor shaft as it spins, much as one would work a wood turning
lathe. Periodically check the fit of the brass hub of the grinding cup
on the plastic pin. Continue to shave the pin until the grinding cup
slips onto and off the pin with no resistance. Take care to machine the
pin uniformly from top to bottom; avoid making grooves.
this mechanism worked properly when my grinder was new about 18 months
ago and suddenly decided to get stuck this week is a bit of a mystery.
The unit in question has been used since it was purchased exclusively
to grind flax seed, but the ill-fitting pin normally doesn't come into
contact with foods, anyway. There was no obvious evidence of swelling
of the plastic due to heat from the motor or oils from seeds. Since the
blade and hub are free to travel up and down on the plastic motor shaft
pin a bit, I suspect that on occasion the blade doesn't settle properly
and the clutch doesn't engage, allowing the pin to spin in the brass
bushing until it starts melting, and then the hub settles so that the
clutch is fully engaged. This may happen in a matter of just a couple
of seconds of operation. Once that happens, the pin conforms to the
microscopic grooves inside the brass bushing, allowing it to still turn
slightly relative to the motor shaft, but locking it on so that it
can't come apart. If Cuisinart had made the pin more tapered and the
hole in the brass bushing to match, much like a Jacobs taper on an
industrial drill press spindle, this would be much less of a problem.
BOTTOM LINE: Before loading the grinding cup and starting the grinder,
push the blade hub down with your finger to make sure the clutch is
Have cuisinart ss10 coffee maker I have descaled with 2 gallons of white vinegar and the descale light won’t go out. How do I get it cleaned ?
I recently had the problem of the dreaded "de-scale" message coming up on my coffee maker. After descaling my coffee maker 3 times, the "de-scale" message wouldn't go away. I called the Customer Service number and was told to unplug the coffee maker for an hour and that should re-set the machine. I did that and still the de-scale message remained. Another phone call and another customer service representative and I was told to hold down the Hot Water and Rinse buttons together. I placed a large mug and hit the buttons. There was a good bit of water that came through but IT WORKED! The coffee maker is as clean as can be and working very well. I suggested to the Customer Service Representative that Cuisinart should include this in the instruction and troubleshooting section. But I doubt that will happen. Sad that the web site info is not updated. Wanted to share my experience so it might help others frustrated by this issue.
Ss-700 keeps flashin Not Ready
I had the flashing not ready problem with my SS-700 Cuisinart as well. I pressed and held the rinse and Hot Water buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds while the Not Ready was flashing. After 10 sec or so the display went off completely. I then powered up with the power switch on the side and the coffee maker came and is working fine so far.
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