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How To Fix a Cuisinart Espresso Machine

Cuisinart is generally a good quality brand which produces great machines which will make coffee for you reliably, month after month. However as with any machine there is the chance that things may go wrong from time to time and it’s wise to know how to troubleshoot some of the most commonly found faults so that you can have a go at fixing the machine yourself before having to call out an engineer or take the espresso machine to a repair store.

The warranty

Firstly, all Cuisinart espresso machines come with a three year warranty. If your machine is less than three years old, don’t even try to fix it yourself as this could invalidate your warranty. Take it back to the retailer where you bought the machine, or call the helpline number in the manual. Cuisinart have a great reputation for excellent customer service and they will do everything possible to get your machine fixed, or a new one out to you as soon as possible. If your machine is more than three years old, it is worth trying to fix the fault yourself before taking it to a repair shop or retailer.

Common Faults

One of the most common faults with the Cuisinart espresso machines is problems with the grinder portion of the machine. The grinder portion will eventually wear out and will begin to fuse to the basket when it is spun, causing it to stick. As this problem is one of the most common with these models, an email to Cuisinart customer services may result if a new grinder part to use in your machine. Another method is to use a small amount of food grade oil to lubricate the workings of the grinder to try to nip any issues with the grinder sticking in the bud before it gets to be a problem. website seo analysis . Ensuring the machine is regularly cleaned and maintained will also help stop problems before they start.

The other common problem with the Cuisinart espresso machine is the chute becoming clogged or blocked. This can be remedied by switching the machine off and carefully removing all of the parts and cleaning them thoroughly. Run the machine through with water only to ensure it is working properly before brewing more coffee. If this becomes a recurring problem it may be wise to try a different type of bean or grind them a little more finely to lessen the likelihood of the internal workings of the machine becoming clogged up.

 

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    • Cuisinart EM-200 espresso machine……………..bad quality. Bought a factory refurbished one and it lasted only six months. Costs too much to fix, I can buy another one cheaper.

      Very disappointed in this brand. Well, you get what you pay for.

  2. Sir or mam
    The steem tip is loose. How can I buy or fix the tube for a the coffe majer
    Gil

    • Henry Jones says:

      If it’s just the tip of the wand, the scoop that came with your machine has a hole near the bottom that perfectly matches the end of the steam wand. You just tighten it using the scoop. If it’s the entire wand itself? Someone else will have to answer.

  3. My Cuisinart espresso machine is on the fritz! It keeps turning off before it’s finished brewing even one shot of espresso. The top gets very hot, too, even after I turn it off. I use those pods with pre-measured espresso coffee, could that be the problem? Argh.

    • Mine is turning off too… And I am grinding beans… It is somewhat random on when it happens… Can be everyday… Can go a week and be fine. Did you find a fix?

  4. I buy EM100 and when i turn on, te water in the reservoir never leave and pass , makes an strange sound . Dosen’t brew . Whatsapp can i do

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  6. I have a Cuisinart EM-100 and it’s worked fine for almost 3 years until now. It is leaking water all over the place. After taking it apart I found a plastic fitting that the steam wand is connected to has cracked. Cuisinart doesn’t sell internal replacement parts. This would probably only cost $1. I am around the 3 year mark for the warranty but don’t have my proof of purchase so Cuisinart goes by the manufacture date which puts me past 3 years. Guess I’ll just by something other than Cuisinart??!? Frustrating…

  7. I bought an em200 the seals broke and it will not hold pressure. I am now told no repair is possible. I now have an expensive piece of junk in my kitchen. Unimpressed. Now I see cuisinart do not sell this anymore . I wonder why

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  9. I have problem with my steam wand come out of machine ( Cusinart 100C)/ how i can install back? thanx

  10. My em -200 does keep the cups warm how to fix

  11. I just brought a M-100 espresso machine and every time I make coffee it leaks water into from the water tank into the bottom plastic base. Could someone please advise if they have had this problem. Thanks

    • My 2 year old em-100 does that since day one. Annoying but not affecting any function.

      Recently, the steam wand stopped working. Gave out high pitch noise but did not turn milk into foam any more. Very disappointing. A YouTube video showed how to disassemble the tip of the wand and clean it. The metal tube was blocked by “cake” of milk inside. I also unscrewed and claimed the tip/nipple. Now it works perfectly again. Recommend that you clean it annually. I’ll certainly do that.

    • This is by design, after you froth milk or make an espresso the machine needs to release the built-up steam. All espresso machines that don’t have a manual pressure release valve work like this. There’s nothing wrong with your machine.

  12. I have a Cuisinart EM-200 that doesn’t turn on and the power light is off, we opened it and could not find any thermal fuse to check and replace, any idea? thanks in advance

  13. Made about 20 cups of espresso and now leaks around the portabrew and won’t make espresso
    piece of trash

  14. Chessa Dawn Purser says:

    I have the 200 and I turn it on and you hear it trying to brew the coffee but no water is being sucked in. I made sure the reservoir is properly placed. Any suggestions?

  15. I have the same EXACT problem with Donna who said “My Cuisinart espresso machine is on the fritz! It keeps turning off before it’s finished brewing even one shot of espresso. The top gets very hot, too, even after I turn it off.” Except I do not use those pods with pre-measured espresso coffee, as she had stated. Any solution?

    • I had that problem. Grind was too “fine” then happened again, I was ramping the espresso too tight. Take paper towels with very hot water and SCRUB up iside where you put the espresso holder. RepeT until clean

  16. ANTONIO ALVAREZ says:

    I have a Cuisinart EM-100 and it has worked well for 3 years so far. Water is pouring all over the place while you strain it

  17. My EM-200, will turn on, prime then shut off. Suggestions?

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