Cuisinart SS-15 Blinking Lights

No doubt, the Cuisinart SS-15 coffee maker is the best machine for coffee lovers, but as it is an electronic machine, it can sometimes run into problems like the Cuisinart SS-15 blinking lights.

There can be different problems with the machine, but one of the most common issues is that your Cuisinart displays an error code,  Alternatively, in this situation, the three-cup volume light-emitting on the machine glows blue. Moreover, the water does not pass through a single dispenser.

Further in this article, we will give you some solutions to fix this issue and make your coffee maker work again.

How To Solve The Blinking Lights of the Cuisinart SS-15?

First of all, you need to check the water level of the machine in the reservoir and fill it if needed. Then, reset the machine by flicking the switch on and off for 60 seconds, unplugging it for 10 minutes, and then putting it back

Then, using a paper clip or tiny gauge copper wire, remove any debris from the upper and lower needles. If after doing all this the problem keeps occurring, then contact Cuisinart customer service.

Let’s delve into more information below.

Examine the Water Level

Before you begin fixing problems, you need to inspect the reservoir’s water level. If the water level falls below a certain level, replenish it and retest the machine. Sometimes, doing this can fix the issue

Reset Your Cuisinart SS-15

After checking the water reservoir and refilling it the problem continues then the next thing you should do is to reset your Cuisinart SS-15. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Remove the coffee maker’s water reservoir.
  2. The toggle switch is located on the right side of the machine.
  3. continually turn the toggle switch on and off for about 60 seconds, 
  4. Leave the machine for 10 minutes after unplugging it from the power supply
  5. Restore the coffee maker’s water reservoir.
  6. Now plug the machine in. At this moment, the machine will be reset.

Clean And Unclog The Needles

Over time, both the upper and lower needles may get blocked, resulting in flickering blue lights and water flow problems. The top needle is at the bottom of the lid, while the lower needle is towards the machine’s base.

Using a paper clip or tiny gauge copper wire, remove any debris from the upper and lower needles. Insert the tool carefully into the needle and remove any accumulation.

After doing all the steps mentioned in the article, plug the machine in and check whether it’s working properly or not. If the issue continues, then must contact Cuisinart customer service for a detailed guide.

The Descale Light Is Still On

One more problem you could face is that the descaling stays on and does not turn off. This usually happens when you haven’t followed the proper descaling procedure. Here are the steps to descale your Cuisinart SS-15:

To start the descaling process, first you need to make a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar and put it in the reservoir, and place a cup beneath the machine. Then, for 2 seconds, push the 6oz and 8oz buttons together. It will now pump water until the water tank runs empty.

Brew 4-6 glasses of just water after descaling to drain out any residual vinegar and ensure the machine is clean.

Descaling the machine might assist in removing any scale buildup that may be harming the machine’s performance.

Final Words

Although the Cuisinart SS-15 is a trusted and effective coffee maker, it can occasionally malfunction due to its technological nature.

But don’t worry, you can fix these blinking blue lights and water dispenser issues by following all the steps mentioned in this article. 

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