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Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby Brewski » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:49 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a solution where my Cuisinart SS-700 is pouring too much water when I make coffee? It will make almost 1.5 times the amount of coffee before it stops or sometimes even just keep pouring. Any ideas?

Thanks
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby jamesski » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:23 pm

Mine does the same as Brewski - - keeps pumping water, non-stop! Any ideas on what to fix/bang/poke?
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby johnnydec1 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:40 pm

I just received this ss-700 from someone and was told me it didn't work.
Its only 4 months old but they don't have a receipt to return Wow....
It brewed ok for about ten cups but then it would not stop pouring until double whats its supposed to .
I tried descaling but stil the same.
I did notice a little water out the tube in the reservoir.
I ran a paper clip thru upper and lower needles like suggested by others
it seems to work ok now
any other ideas ?
I wiil keep you guys posted
thanks
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby abozoki » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:16 pm

Ok, I have a new "twist" on the standard problem of the SS-700 not brewing a full cup of coffee. My issue is, it's specific to when a K-cup is inserted. That is, the water draws in and dispenses just fine as long as the cup chamber is empty - if I choose "hot water," "rinse" or "brew" it doesn't matter, they all work perfectly, good water-dispensing pressure and the full number of ounces for each setting.

So, you'd think that the problem in this case HAS to be one of the 2 needles, right? I mean, do all the other components of the machine work the same way whether or not there's a k-cup in there? Or could the problem be that the pump is not strong enough to push against the pressure of a full k-cup even though it can dispense when there's no resistance?

In any case, I've used a paperclip inserted into all 5 holes of the upper needile area, as well as the hole in the side of the lower needle. They all appear to be perfectly clear, though I don't know if the paperclip length (about 1.5") is adequate to clear the holes all the way up.

Nothing else has made a lick of difference: I've disassembled the bottom to get at the internal filter/hose as well as descaling, thwacking the bottom of the machine and blowing air into the nozzle. The one thing I can't do is steam-clean the membrane where the water tank seats, because I don't have a steamer.
Anyone got any good ideas?
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby Samuellbarnett » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:44 am

Ok. So I have read a lot of these posts about the brewer not filling a full cup of coffee. Mine is doing the same. I've descales, and taken it apart to clean the intake screen below the resivor. Still no change. I have taken it apart and blown air through all of the tubes to clean out any blockages and debris. I put it all back together and ran it on a hot water 12 oz. cycle, and it worked great. I put in a tea k cup and again perfect. So I moved on to a coffee k cup, and yet again, it fell short of brewing a full cup. So I set it up for 12 oz. Then I started the brew process with a coffee k cup. While it was dispensing the cup of coffee, I put my finger over the overflow valve. This is the one that feeds back to the top of the water resivor. When I did air began to feed back into the rtopvor. So I removed it and then put my finger over both the overflow valve and the water intake. Instantly the stream of coffee was stronger and it filled a perfect 12 oz. So in my unprofessional expertise I feel as if there is some sort of pressure regulator that is not working properly. It seems any resistance added will cause a weak stream, and it not to fill properly. I don't know if anyone out there knows enough about this to know where or how to find and or replace a regulator.

Hope this helps and thanks for yours in return.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby DarkStar » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:31 pm

Hey everyone... JUST got a pm which brought me back here. I apologize for leaving everyone high and dry.

I sadly had a friend helping move throw away my coffee maker before I had a chance to fix it. I bought my wife a Breville You-Brew to make her coffee. I would LOVE to jump back on one of these and fix the issues. I do have a rather extensive knowledge of electronics and feel that I could fix this hot mess that they designed into the coffee maker. If anyone is willing to send me theirs I would love to try and fix it.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby lainey » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:34 pm

I am having an issue I haven't quite seen here yet - it just started about 2 weeks ago and has quickly went down hill. My machine is a little over 2 years old.

I did experience infrequent moments of it not brewing consistent cups - either less than or more than the selected amount. But it never was a big issue and was very rare.

This is a new issue I've never encountered and it's similar to what I see others experience with one twist - I am having the typical issue of it not brewing; It will sound as if it's brewing, but very little to no actual coffee is coming out. It was intermittent at first, but now it's almost constant. However, it will ALWAYS run the Rinse cycle without a problem. So it goes from what seems like no water is being pumped through on any of the brew selections to completely working when the Rinse button is pressed. I've now used the Rinse button in order to get a cup of coffee since the water effectively pumps for that.

I have tried turning it off/on, I use to keep it on constantly and just recently set the auto on/off times when this started - I thought maybe it was because it was rarely turned off and was burning out or something. We haven't ever done a vinegar rinse - but I have done the Rinse selection about once a week. We use filtered water, though. It seems like this is a pump issue - but what confuses me is that if it was a pump issue - wouldn't it also affect the Rinse option? Any insight anyone can offer would be great!

I am still going to try some of the trouble shooting I've read here for the other issues, just in case.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby chuckoatman » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:50 pm

After reading many instructions and doing a few things, we found one that said take off the water reservoir, turn it upside down and smack the bottom really hard several times. I did it until my hand hurt, and it immediately started working. Several perfect cups of coffee so far. No screw driver, no complications, just smack that thing. Maybe an air lock or dirt, who cares.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby JeffBrackin » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:38 pm

chuckoatman wrote:After reading many instructions and doing a few things, we found one that said take off the water reservoir, turn it upside down and smack the bottom really hard several times. I did it until my hand hurt, and it immediately started working. Several perfect cups of coffee so far. No screw driver, no complications, just smack that thing. Maybe an air lock or dirt, who cares.


I love your style Chuck! Hitting it solves many problems in the coffee world!
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby prairiebell » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:01 pm

The problem I've found on most of the keurigs I've worked on has to do with the solinoid. If you replace the one towards the top (center), I think you will find you can get your machines to work again. It's no fun getting into them to get to that solinoid, but it can be done. You will have to solder two wires to complete the repair on the solinoids.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby Albert12 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:45 pm

I would have to give a good thump to the top of the machine to get it to work.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby Albert12 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:37 am

I read the forum a little bit back then and try descaling the brewer, which helped much.


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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby prairiebell » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:32 pm

I have one of these Cuisinart SS-700 which I've replaced two solinoids, water pump and air pump. I unplug the machine when I'm done with my co069ffee in the morning. If I don't unplug it, it looses it's prime and won't pump. By unplugging it after use, it's ready to work for me the next day when I plug it back in. I don't know 'why' this works but it does and I've had the machine for probably 3 years. It was used when I got it and before I replaced the parts. Hope this helps someone who is discouraged with these machines.




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Corningware Percolator (Hubby's)
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby rmrucker » Sun May 22, 2016 2:47 pm

Not sure if I should start a new thread or post here. We have a similar problem.

Said Cuisinart machine worked well for about a year, then began to brew coffee much slower and only brew about a third of the desired cup size. The 'Descale' message appeared, so we descaled twice as best we could, and used long holding times. No help. We used a paperclip to clean out the needle that punctures the K-cup, with no help. We tried to clean the filter out the base of the water reservoir, as best we could, without taking the machine apart. No help. I looked inside to see if I could easily replace the solenoid, but I did not see something that looked exactly like the typical Keurig solenoid... (I bought one of those off Amazon!).

For a while, it worked if we simply plugged the little clear plastic drain spout that it is present at the top of the water reservoir. When that is plugged, air bubbles out of the bottom of the reservoir, but initially it would deliver the correct amount of water. But after a while, that stop working as well and now no water comes through the system!

Any ideas? Thank you.
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Re: Trouble With My Cuisinart SS-700

Postby rmrucker » Tue May 24, 2016 7:19 am

Well, I opened the bottom up again and cleaned out the filter at the base of the water reservoir - it was completely clean and not clogged in the first place - so that's not our problem. I tried to further disassemble the machine looking for obvious 'user serviceable parts', but that was challenging and from what I could see, nothing looked bad or broken. In fact, all of the tubes I could see looked clean and clear. I gave up on disassembly as I come see that would be a multi-hour undertaking.

Once back together, it is still malfunctioning. One interesting thing - the Rinse water seems to pump through without a problem, but the Hot Water works poorly - just like the Brew mode. Well, if I get no helpful words, it looks like this machine is going in the trash...
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