Question about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker
My coffee pot leaks a large amount of water on to my countertop. I have been careful to rule out any problems that may occur when filling the water reservoir.
The water hose on the bottom of the coffee maker is worn, due to the heat. It needs to be replaced. this is the second time for mine.
Posted on May 08, 2008
Just fixed my Cuisinart 12-Cup Coffeemaker which was leaking water through the base of the unit and all over my counter. You need a T10 star screwdriver to remove the 4 screws from the base of the unit. Once you take off the bottom, you'll see 2 orange hoses. One or both are probably leaking. When I pulled back the hose clamp one of the rubber hoses broke and the other was noticeably cracked. I cut both hoses beyond the damage and was able to get them back on (barely) and clamped. After screwing in the base, I brewed a pot of coffee ... no leaks. This should last for a little while but the hoses will definitely need to be replaced in the future. Other option is to toss the whole unit and buy another one. Other than that, the unit has performed very well over the years we've had it. Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 01, 2014
The tool is a special tool that is either meant to be vandal or idiot proof. Being one of the aforementioned I bought a set of these special tools at Sears. The first problem is Cuisinart recesses the hole so much that my tool can not remove the screw. I tried widening the hole using a drill bit but it cracked and broke.
As for using a hose from a hardware store, I have been there and done that. The hose attatched to the warmer side melted and leaked everywhere.
Posted on May 14, 2008
This is the second cuisinart coffee pot I have owned that has done this. First one lasted 5 years, this one two years. I'm done with cuisinart coffee pots.
Posted on May 22, 2018
Mine had a pin hole in the aluminum pipe in the bottom. I fixed it with some metal epoxy as described here: http://www.andrewfuqua.com/2015/11/repair-leaky-cuisinart.html
Posted on Nov 22, 2015
The solution is the hose. The problem is you can not remove the bottom without a special tool and the hose is unavailable. I am curious how EA6BDVR removed the bottom and then found the hose. I wound up braking the bottom of my coffee maker with the intent of gluing it but then could not find the hose.
Posted on May 13, 2008
Look for leaks up at the top by the top hinge.
mine leaks there. apparently a gasket is missing or just not tight enough.
you should see bubbles come out and see water go into the filter cone but some of it leaks down the inside (near the pot inside) and out the bottom of the maker and appears to be leakng from the bottorm.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
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