Cuisinart coffee maker troubleshooting

The possibility of any hitch of a coffee maker must be revealed as soon as possible. The system of automatic diagnostics installed in some models of coffee makers provides a great help. Such machines are fit with sensors, indicators and special devices, which serve for notification of owners. Our troubleshooting table with error codes for cuisinart coffee makers below will help you to understand these notifications.

Cuisinart SS-700 coffee maker troubleshooting

SS-700 is a coffee maker featuring a so-called Cuisinart Single Serve Brew System. It has an additional charcoal water filter and the K-Cup feature. There is also a My K-Cup feature, enabling you to use your own coffee.

Problem:Solution:
Brewer does not have power.Plug Brewer into an independent outlet.
Make sure the Brewer is securely plugged in.
Plug into a different outlet.
Reset your home’s circuit breaker.
Confirm the power has been turned on and the LCD is illuminated.
Brewer will not brew.Every once in a while an air bubble may get trapped in the water path. Lift off the reservoir, then put it back into place.
Turn off and unplug the brewer for 30 seconds or more. When you plug the brewer back in, be sure to turn the power back on.
Make sure the water reservoir is properly in place, and perform a Rinse cycle.
After placing the K-Cup® in the K-Cup® Holder, make sure the handle is pushed down securely and the LCD control panel reads READY. The and buttons, Brew, Hot Water, and Rinse buttons will be illuminated. Then press any of the lit buttons.
If the LCD control panel indicates ADD WATER, check to make sure the water reservoir is properly filled. If not, add water. If so, make sure the water reservoir is properly seated in its base.
If the LCD control panel indicates ADD WATER even after refilling and checking the base, contact Customer Service at 1-800-726-0190.
The exit needle may be clogged (refer to page 19).
Chlorine or mineral taste in coffee.Consider using bottled water, filtered water or the Cuisinart Charcoal Water Filter.
Doesn’t brew a full cup.Every once in a while an air bubble may get trapped in the water path. Lift off the reservoir, then put it back into place.
Turn off and unplug the brewer for 30 seconds or more. When you plug the brewer back in, be sure to turn the power back on.
The exit needle may be clogged (refer to “Cleaning & Maintenance” page 18).
Clean the K-Cup® holder brewing chamber (refer to “Cleaning & Maintenance” page 18).
Make sure the water reservoir is properly in place, and perform a Rinse cycle.
De-scale the Brewer (refer to page 20).
If you have repeated the de-scale procedure two times and it is still only brewing a partial cup, contact Customer Service at 1-800-726-0190.
The time is not displayed on the LCD control panel.You must set the clock (refer to page 15) in order for the time to be displayed on the LCD.
If power is interrupted to the Brewer, you will need to re-set the clock (refer to page 15).
Brewer shuts off, or turns on, automatically.Make sure the Auto Off and the On/Off time features have not been set. To do this, press the Menu button and scroll through the programming options. OFF should be displayed for Auto Off timer and On/Off. If OFF is not displayed, you must reset (refer to page 15).
The blue light in the water reservoir is flashing.This indicates the water level in the reservoir is low and water must be added (refer to page 14) in order to brew a full cup.
Coffee is too weak or wateryReduce the brew size for a stronger-tasting cup of coffee (refer to “Programming Your Brew Size” on page 18). Try an Extra Bold K-Cup®. It has 30% more ground coffee in each portion pack.

Cuisinart DGB-700 coffee maker troubleshooting

One of the most popular coffee makers made by American home appliance brand Cuisinart, DGB-700 is equipped with a Single Serve Brewing System. Some of its key features are K-Cup and an additional charcoal water filter helping to make high quality refined beverages.

Problem CauseSolution
Continuous beepingHopper not locked in place (when brewing with whole beans)• Check to see if the hopper container release knob is in the unlocked position
• Place the hopper container on the unit
• Turn the knob to the locked position
• Press On/Off or Program again to resume
Filter door not closed• Check to be sure that all components of the filter compartment are in place
• Close filter door (you will hear a click if the door is properly shut)
• Press On/Off or Program again to resume
Filter basket not in place •• Open filter door by pressing the filter door release button
• Hook filter basket with cover onto door
• Close filter door (you will hear a click if the door is properly shut)
• Press On/Off or Program again to resume
Filter basket cover not in place• Open filter door by pressing the filter door release button
• Put on cover matching the “grind” arrows
• Hook filter basket with cover onto door
• Close filter door (you will hear a click if the door is properly shut)
• Press On/Off or Program again to resume
Filter Basket not emptied of used grinds• Open filter door by pressing the filter door release button
• Remove filter basket with cover
• Discard used grounds
• Replace filter basket with cover and close door
• Press On/Off or Program again to resume
Coffee is weaker than usualCoffee chute is clogged• Remove the hopper from the unit
• Lift coffee channel cover
• Clean out coffee chute
• Replace channel cover and hopper
• Your coffeemaker is now ready to brew again
Not enough beans in hopper• Be sure there are enough beans in your hopper for the amount of coffee you intend to brew
Strength setting is incorrect• Check your strength setting — displayed on the LCD screen
• To change your strength settings press the strength control button

Cuisinart SS-1 coffee maker troubleshooting

Cuisinart SS-1 is a Single Serve coffee maker with an additional charcoal filter removing chlorine and bad tastes. It boasts a Cup-O-Matic system making single-serve (from four to 12oz.) cups of coffee. You can fix the coffee machine on your own using the troubleshooting advice below.

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Pod and Brew buttons are slow-flashingBoiler not primed• Hold down POD and BREW buttons simultaneously for approx. 2 seconds to prime
• When the boiler has been primed the unit will begin heating
• Once the unit has heated it will be in standby mode
Power button is fast-flashing (with beeping sound)Water reservoir not in place• Return water reservoir to unit
• Once the unit has heated, it will return to standby
Low water• Refill water reservoir
• Once unit has heated, it will return to standby
Power button is fast-flashing (with beeping sound)Water reservoir not in place• Return water reservoir to unit
• Once the unit has heated, it will return to standby
Low water• Refill water reservoir
• Once unit has heated, it will return to standby
Brew button is fast-flashing (with beeping sound)Brew cup not in place• Return brew cup to unit
• Press Brew button to resume brewing process
Too much ground coffee• Remove brew cup from unit
• Make sure brew cup contains no more than 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
• Return brew cup to unit
• Press Brew button to resume brewing process
Clean button is fast-flashing (with beeping sound)Brew cup not removed (when cleaning)• Remove brew cup from unit
• Press Clean button and the unit will resume clean function
Brew cup partially removed (when cleaning)• Remove brew cup from unit
• Press clean button twice and the unit will resume the clean function.

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