Question about Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
We make one pot a day and use a filter. It just started leaking.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Talked to Cuisinart tech support and they told me to unplug and leave it for 2 hours... that resets it to the factory defaults.
It looks like a thermal fuse might have blown inside your appliance.
If a thermal fuse has failed, there is probably another problem inside.
If the appliance is 4 months old, still cover under manufacturers warranty, Call the Cuisinart customer service to ask them where to find an authorized service center.
Hope this works for you.
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
This is a really common problem with the cuisinarts. I am most familiar with the DCC-1200, but you may be able to solve the problem. This an indication that something is plugged up. Open the top of the unit and in one of the corners you should find a filter stick or column that is removable. Pull it out and open it up to clean out the clogged up carbon filter in there. (You can later buy a new filter on Amazon.) Clean out the debris from the bottom of the cavity. Replace the stick into the cavity once cleaned. Now it's time to run through a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Do this once or twice with fresh solutions, then with a pot of fresh water. When the filter stick is plugged up the sensor says its time to clean it, but most people don't know about this fix. I hope this is really helpful to you, dhubert14. Positive feedback is appreciated. Good luck. NormanZ
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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
There are many possible points that the leak can be. All points of the water supply from water tank to the pressure pump then to boiler and finally to coffee group. All this are connected together with plastic or Teflon pipes with easy fit unions secure with clips You need to disassemble the machine and work it without the side panels of course with extra care since power electrical cables are exposed. In this way with a very good visual check while the machine is in operation you can identify the leaking point and fix it.
There are many possible points that the leak can be.
All points of the water supply from water tank to the pressure pump then to boiler and finally to coffee group. All this are connected together with plastic or Teflon pipes with easy fit unions secure with clips
You need to disassemble the machine and work it without the side panels of course with extra care since power electrical cables are exposed.
In this way with a very good visual check while the machine is in operation you can identify the leaking point and fix it.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
SOURCE: The coffee pot # DCC-1200
Your coffee maker has a 3 year warranty, If you completed and sent in the warranty card then you are covered and you need to contact the manufacture for warranty service. To obtain warranty service, please call the Consumer Service Center toll-free at 800-726-0190 or write to:
Cuisinart 150 Milford Road East Windsor, NJ 08520 If it is not keeping the coffee hot then the heating plate element is defective or the heating plate temperature control knob needs to be turn up. There are 3 settings on the temperature control, L, M, & H. Set the control to H. You also must leave the on/off switch on for the heating plate to stay on. Here is the owner's manual. http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/dcc-1200.pdf If you want to repair it yourself, know that taking it apart will void the warranty. The element in the heating plate may be defective if all else is ok. This unit cannot be repaired by the consumer because you cannot get the parts so you would have to just buy a new one. Hopefully you sent in your warranty card and can get warranty service.
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
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