Cuisinart Coffee Maker Clean Light Won’t Turn Off [Quick Fix]

If you own a Cuisinart coffee maker, you’re probably familiar with the clean light. This light comes on when it’s time to clean the machine.

If the light doesn’t turn off even after cleaning, you may wonder what could be causing the issue.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the possible causes of why the Cuisinart coffee maker’s clean light isn’t turning off and provide tips on how to fix it!

What’s the Function of The “Clean” Light?

Schedule Cleaning is essential for the coffee maker to function properly. Some models of the Cuisinart coffee maker have an automatic cleaning cycle that will notify you when you need to clean the machine.

But how does it work? The coffee maker features a “clean” button. The clean button will flash when the cleaning is due.

When the light comes on, it’s time to descale the machine. 

Descaling is necessary because it removes mineral buildup from the coffee maker. If you don’t descale the machine, then it can lead to problems like poor water flow, waste heat, or decreased coffee quality.

You need to manually press the “clean” button to initiate the self-cleaning cycle. Once the cycle is complete, the light will turn off. 

However, if the light does not turn off after the cycle is complete, it could indicate something wrong with the machine.

When To Clean Your Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Cleaning frequency varies with the hardness of water & how often you use the coffee maker. If you have soft water, you may only need to clean your Cuisinart coffee maker less often than hard water. 

In general, you should descale your Cuisinart coffee maker every three to six months or more often if you use it frequently.

The self-cleaning coffee machine will tell you when to clean with its indicator light. This is the best indication, in fact. You should clean when the device itself suggests you clean.

However, if you want to increase the coffee maker’s lifespan and get fresh coffee as always, I recommend you clean it once a month irrespective of the type of water, how frequent you use or whether the clean light turns on.

How to Clean Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Cleaning the Cuisinart coffee maker is not as difficult as it seems. Cuisinart has made it very easy to clean their coffee makers. Here are the steps you need to follow:

First, remove the charcoal water filter and empty the coffee grounds, if any.

Vinegar and water is Cuisinart’s recommended cleaning solution. You need to fill the water tank with one-third vinegar and two-thirds water.

Keep the mixture in the reservoir for a while, which will dissolve the calcium deposited inside the water tank. After that, press the clean button to start the cleaning cycle. The cleaning cycle will take a bit longer than the brew cycle.

The cleaning process will pass water-vinegar through all the internal parts of the coffee maker to clean it. Once the cycle is complete, the machine will beep five times, and the “clean” light will no longer blink.

Finally, you need to rinse the coffee maker with fresh water. Running another cleaning cycle with water is recommended to remove any vinegar residue.

More Resources: A Detailed Guideline on How To Clean A Cuisinart Coffee Maker

How to reset the Cuisinart coffee maker clean light?

Once you’ve completed all these steps, your Cuisinart coffee maker should be clean, and the light should turn off. If it’s not, there might be some issues with the coffee maker.

There are a few things you can try to fix. Those are as follows:

Try Rerunning The Cleaning Cycle:

If the light doesn’t turn off after the first cleaning cycle, try rerunning it. It works for most users. The flashing lights indicate that the cleaning cycle is not fully completed.

Leftover vinegar or gunk might not be cleaned yet. Therefore the light stays still on. Consequently, you should try another clean. Fill the water tank again with fresh water, and dispense the water.

If you SS series coffee maker, press 8oz & 6oz at a time to dispense water. The water will clean out the leftover vinegar & gunk. On the other hand, for the DCC series of the Cuisinart coffee maker, press 1,2,3 & 4 buttons to dispense water. 

Reboot The Machine:

I have often seen that a reboot fixes many problems for electrical appliances, laptops, and even large machines in the industry. So, you can also use this technique. It’s the easiest thing to do, but sometimes we miss this part.

Turn off your coffee machine and unplug it from the wall socket. Wait for a minute or two, and then again plug it in. Now turn on your coffee machine, and see if the light is still blinking.

Get Expert Help

If the Cuisinart coffee maker light still doesn’t turn off, it might be time to call in an expert. The Cuisinart customer service is one of the best in the industry. You can call them, and they will help you troubleshoot the issue.

You can also take your coffee maker to an authorized Cuisinart service center. They will be able to help you fix the problem.

FAQ On Cuisinart Coffee Maker Clean light Won’t Turn Off.

I have compiled a list of some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that might help you.

The Cuisinart coffee maker clean button not working; what to do?

If the Cuisinart coffee maker clean button is not working, you can try the following things:

First, unplug the coffee maker from the power outlet and plug it back in. Now press the button for a few seconds. If this doesn’t work, you can still clean your coffee maker by starting the brew cycle with vinegar water instead of the self-cleaning cycle. Press the button you use for brewing. 

And for a fix, take it to an authorized Cuisinart service center.

Cuisinart coffee maker lights blinking, Why & What To Do?

The Cuisinart Coffee Maker’s clean light blinking indicates that the machine needs to be cleaned. You can start the self-cleaning cycle to clean the machine. 

Suppose the light doesn’t turn off after the cleaning cycle. In that case, you can try running it again or taking it to an authorized Cuisinart service center.

Bottom Line

I hope this article helped you to understand why the Cuisinart Coffee Maker Clean light Won’t Turn Off. If the clean light on your Cuisinart coffee maker is still blinking, even after you’ve cleaned it, there might be some other issues with the machine.

I suggest rerunning the cleaning cycle, rebooting the machine, or taking it to an authorized Cuisinart service center to solve the issue. They will be able to help you fix the problem. Thanks for reading!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment below, and I will be happy to help you.

Sujit Modak

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