Keurig Coffee Makers FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Beung

This is for everyone who has a problem with Keurig coffee makers.

If the system says its not ready, try pulling the empty jug out and pushing it back in (hard) till you hear a click. You might have to attempt this a couple of times. From now on just fill the jug with another cup or pitcher... don't take it out.

The other problem that I know of is the water backing up into the tank and not going into your coffee mug and shuts off (or filling less than expected). For this problem you can get an air can spray (computer store) and spray the piercer nozzle (make sure the system is cold, as to not scald yourself). Or you can use a paper clip to dislodge hardened water in the lines. The water lines for Keurigs are way to small and can get clogged.

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May 29, 2016
by: Dave

I have a B40 Kurig but it only works in Big cup mode any ideas what could be wrong

Jan 03, 2016
My keurig has been great NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had my Keurig for about 8 years. I clean it every 6 months with vinegar and than with water. I've only used filtered water in it. Never had to take the bottom of to clean. Works fine.

Jan 03, 2016
My keurig has been great NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had my Keurig for about 8 years. I clean it every 6 months with vinegar and than with water. I've only used filtered water in it. Never had to take the bottom of to clean. Works fine.

Sep 23, 2015
keurig not pumping water. NEW
by: sam

if you dont have a compressor, use your shop vacuum vacuum cleaner and place the end suck on the silicon steam vent. You can cut out a piece of circular cloth (tshirt or whatever)the diameter of the vacuum opening. The idea is to get a relatively air tight seal to suck from the steam vent. Put a hole in the center of the cloth and place that hole you made over the top of the vent hole forming a gasket for the vacuum cleaner turn the vacuum on , suck and go..if that doesn't work, try using the shop vac on blow instead of suck by puting the hose on the exhaust side of the vacuum. Air should suck (or blow) freely from the drain hole and the output needle. Once it starts pumping, ideally take some white vinegar..or any vinegar and run it through...capture the vinegar and run it through again a few times. Then flush fresh water. If you have particularly hard water, you may have to do this often. Down here is s. florida hard water is terrible. good luck

Sep 23, 2015
if you have a compressor NEW
by: sam

Remove tank. then, find the soft silicon steam vent that blows back into the fill tank near the top of the tank that is attached to the side of the keurig. if you turn the machine upside down you can see there are 2 holes in that vent. If you have a compressor with an air gun, just stick the tip into one of the holes and blow.. air will come out of the tank fill hole in the bottom and also out of the needle spout. If air comes out of both, you are done. I believe you could also blow into the hole where the tank drains into,but if you don't plug the steam vent with your finger, air will just bypass the clog. Mine is working good as new now.

Jun 08, 2015
Cannot get spring back correctly for kcup holder NEW
by: Anonymous

My kcup holder was off track so to speak so I took out the screw and pulled of the needle swivel and the spring fell out. Since I didn't see the original position I just can't get it back in correctly. Any help with is appreciated especially pics is appreciated.

Jun 12, 2014
W ater goes back into tank / not to coffee NEW
by: B Johnson

The issue is pressure. If the line to the coffee gets plugged with scale or coffee grounds, the pressure becomes too high and the safety spits the water back to the resevoir. This is why using a straw or paper clip can work because you open the way enough to have the correct pressure. If those methods don't work, or even the spanking method, try this.

You will take the handle off and the underside that holds the needle. It takes a phillips screwdriver. Then take the handle lid off. You will see the tube going to the needle. The top of the needle has a final filter inside pvc. Unscrew the two screws and take out. Now blow air from the tube side until clear. I tried a straw but it was too plugged. I used an air pump to get air going through the final filter. You can use compressed air also. This is better than sticking a paper clip up the needle because that is increasing the grounds next to the filter and it will clog faster.

Apr 19, 2013
Keurig stuck 1/2 open 1/2 closed NEW
by: Anonymous

My Keurig does great -- until one morning I put in cup, closed lid and it stuck halfway closed. Have cut out cup but handle will not open it or close it. Anyone have suggestions?

Mar 16, 2013
Clogged water lines NEW
by: JC

I don't belive all you people don't do the one thing you should have done from the start. Only use distilled water in the machine. Never have to worry about clogs in the line.

Feb 17, 2013
Fixed mine NEW
by: Anonymous

Same prob, not ready on the screen and shutting itself off after a few minutes. What worked for me was using compressed air to clean out inside the lines, I followed the comment below from Jan 11, 2012 and now it works like new. Had this Keurig (B66) for a few years and seldom use it so glad it works because I wasn't about to replace it.

Dec 26, 2012
Brand New "not Ready" NEW
by: Captain Kirk

My wife got a new Keurig K-cup for xmas. We followed the instructions but "not ready" stays on and water never pumps though there is a motor sound. After a few minutes the word prime shows on the display. Tried all the online recommendations, reset, turn upside down to get air bubbles out. Nothing has worked. I Called customer service but not open on xmas. Thought I was buying quality seems like others have had this issue repeatedly. I guess i'll call service tomorrow and hope for the best. Very skeptical though.

Nov 06, 2012
Garbage Coffee Marker NEW
by: Ray Poirier Ottawa Ont.

This is my second keurig coffee machine in two years. The first one just up and quit one morning, it didn't heat up the water. That was a 3 c size cup and purchase a second one that was only a 2cup size. It gives me a 2 once small cup and tha large one gives me a 4oz. So in ending I must say that the Keurig machinhe is a total garbage. I hoping that I can find a better another compagny that takes the K-Cups and works better then these one that i spend over $300.00 for.

Sep 24, 2012
Poor Quality NEW
by: bruce young

Have had two Keurig would only make a 1/2 cup coffee...less than a year old...they sent a new one...second unit not quite 2 years old leaks water all over the counter and therefore does not make a full cup of coffee. This one they charged a reduced price for a new one since it was over a year old. Seems they have quality problems by reading everyone's comments...not sure I would buy another.

Aug 14, 2012
Using up all my K cups NEW
by: Linda

I spent an hour doing maintenance on my l l/2 year old Keurig. Descaling light had never lit up until I was half way through the vinegar rinse. Now, it seems I have to unplug my pot every morning before I can get it to work. My son's Keurig also went up after 1 year. Since he was the one that gave me my Keurig for Christmas, I plan to use up all my K cups and go back to a conventional pot-even though they also have their own problems, they cost far less that this Keurig garbage. For those thinking about this method of brewing coffee, get yourself a regular drip pot and save your money.

Aug 04, 2012
It worked!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I tried the compressed air trick and my Keurig works like a dream again. We love this machine and were devastated that it seemingly was garbage. I makes sense though that the water valve will get clogged despite the type of water you use, and because it is such a closed system, it makes it more difficult to clean properly. Thank you for the advice and I am now a Keurig lover once again!!!

Jul 23, 2012
14 Months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have tried every trick posted to try and get ours working again. De-Scaled, compressed air, Nothing! COSTCO is next on my list to get them to stop selling this piece of GARBAGE!

Apr 05, 2012
Wish i woulda read this sooner
by: Anonymous

Yea someone above commented about the not ready light flashing, that's what ours is doing, and there's no way to turn it off unless you unplug it. The blue light on the side of the tank isn't lit on ours now either. We neglected to change the filter for far too long though, so we thought that was the issue and changed it. Looks like I'll be digging out some paper clips... oh yea, we had ours for like one year,too..

Mar 29, 2012
Spitting Steam
by: Anonymous

My Keurig spits a short burst of steam about a minute after it has brewed a cup. The force is stong enough to rattle the overflow tray and scare the crap out of anyone standing nearby. Anyone have a solution? I have descaled and only used bottled water.

Mar 19, 2012
Air worked for me
by: Anonymous

I blew air through mine and it worked! Thank you sooooo much for the idea!

Feb 26, 2012
compressed air trick worked!
by: Anonymous

I tried the compressed air trick then ran several cups of vinegar water through the machine. It works great now. No more water draining back into tank. Thanks for the trick. Have had my machine for 3 years and works like new now.

Feb 13, 2012
Loved it now Hate losing $$$$$
by: diane the hairdresser

bought 2... same as everyone else great coffee... until 12 or 13 months..stopped working..then the one at work broke too!!!!!!!!!!!!lost way too much hard earned cash!!!!!!!!!1

Jan 29, 2012
trying to find a grommet for my Keurig
by: Anonymous

We have had mostly good luck with our brewer, a couple of months ago, the rubber part or grommet fell out, I have put it back in, I think the seal is broken or something, since then we don't get a full cup, can't seem to get a replacement part from the company, what to do, what to do

Jan 11, 2012
I fixed my keurig last night
by: Anonymous

I don;t use my keurig often enough to warrant buying a new one when this one stopped pumping any water. When I turned it on the motor would hum along and finally shoot all the water back into the water reservoir, none into the cup.

I took it apart and did find some gunk in the water intake valve (below the water reservoir) cleaned that out but that didn't help. I tried using a paper clip to slip into the upper and lower needles. That didn't help either (although perhaps these both helped a bit).

What did work was pushing compressed air into the system. This is how I did it. Make sure there is a cup under your keurig to catch the water. I took off the water reservoir. At the top of the reservoir area there is a silicon water valve. I was able to take the long stick off the compressed air and fit the water valve around the nozzle of the spray can to make a tight seal. I then put a towel over the water intake valve at the bottom of the water reservoir area. Hold your finger or thumb over hte towel over this water intake at the bottom otherwise water comes shooting out.

While sealing the water intake I shoot the air into the system. It didn't seem to work at first, I would hold the air on for a good 10 seconds. Had to do this at least a few times, but then water started shoot out into the cup, with little black flecks (possibly pieces of plastic clogging the line? I don't know)

After I cleared the line it works beautifully. This may be something I just do once a year to clear it out, seems to work well...

Jan 01, 2012
by: Anonymous

bought a b44 , its a little over a month old and for the last two days it does not want to pump water. I actually just got it to pump a few minutes ago by taking the water res out and actually jam it back in hard. No box, no receipt, no service. going back to a normal brewer. Too bad our society is so full of junk.

Dec 29, 2011
Expensive piece of junk!
by: Tim

All excited about getting this coffee maker. What a piece of crap. Don't buy this. Just keep using your conventional coffee maker. It's cheaper and the coffee taste good. Very disappointed in Keurig. Taking my back.

Dec 12, 2011
faulty coffeemaker
by: Anonymous

i have had mine for about a year and this past weekend it just quit ! did all that was said to get if fixed and still nothing. i do not want to get another one, seems pricey to spend another $200 on a machine that may or may not work.
if i get another one its cause my husband seems to like them... guess we will see if there is a another brand that works better and last more than a year i would love to know

Nov 05, 2011
Permanent Fix
by: Anonymous

I experienced the same problems everyone described and did all the tricks to get my coffee, but I like to see how things work so I took my machine apart. I found a water valve inside that looked BAD! I typed in the part number and found new ones on ebay for only 8 bucks! I got the part and had it in the machine in 45 minutes! Since I put it back together it's worked like a dream! No need to do all the tricks anymore! Here's the link to the ebay item:
Hope it works for someone!

Sep 26, 2011
Thank You!
by: Anonymous

After TONS of research, your way worked BEST!! Thanks so much, my friend was throwing her Keurig away after the NOT READY sign came up, i was determined to fix it. With your help I did!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Sep 07, 2011
Died after ayear
by: Anonymous

My mother got a B60 last year. After she had it a month I got one for my house. A little more than 1 year later hers died and she went out and bought a new one. Almost exactly one month after that mine died. I called tech support and went through all the recommended fixes. Was able to limp along with the paperclip for a couple of months and 1/2 cups of coffee for a couple of months but this morning it died altogether.

Find it fishy that so many people have them die at about 13 months. Design flaw or planned failure? Either way I don't want to spend over $100+ for something that will only last a year. Will miss the convenience but I'm going to look for something a bit more reliable.

Shame on Keurig for such shoddy design.

Aug 28, 2011
Great Idea Lousy Product
by: JCSpring

Our first Keurig lasted about 7 months before it stopped working. We were using water from our tap that was filtered through a PUR filter so I assumed it was scale buildup & purchased the DEZCAL product. After running through 2 packs of de-scaler, the Keurig still would not pump water. I no longer had the box, and had not seen anything helpful on their website, so I (sadly) tossed the machine out. Following Christmas we get the "top of the line" Cuisinart Keurig for $200 thinking that it is a better built machine. And we have only used bottled water, but alas, here we are again with a Keurig that refuses to pump water. I read one post that sometimes a bubble is in the line so tip the unit to remove any bubbles (tried this but no improvement).I rarely EVER removed the tank, I use a cup to pour the water in - trust me after the first one broke & that money got tossed & then we dumped another $200 into a new machine, I did EVERYTHING that I know to take care of it. Between the cost of having to replace the units after less than a year, paying premium for the individual coffee pods,and buying bottled water just for the machine - it is a very expensive way to have coffee at home. When I look at Amazon and other places that sell these machines, I see so many folks just LOVE their's, even after a year - Does anyone know if any of the other brands are any better? Thanks!

Aug 01, 2011
kurig suck's
by: Anonymous

This is my secnd Kurig and I will not buy another what a waste of money and time. I thought maybe the first one was just a lemon so I got another "BIG MISTAKE" this one works no better. I've tried all the above and use distilled water what else can we do about this company selling bad product? I let everyone I know what a problem this is.

Jun 26, 2011
Keurig shuts off after making one cup, pump is noisy.
by: Anonymous

I noticed that my Keurig model B77's pump was making noise and seemed to be working hard to draw water from the resevior tank. After making one cup of coffee or hot water it would shut off automatically no matter what the time settings and auto shut off were set at. When I took the bottom of the Keurig off I noticed debris in the plastic filter that is located where the pump draws water from the external resevior tank. The only way to clean this filter is to remove the bottom of the coffee maker, unscrew the filter housing and remove the filter from the rubber retainer. Clean the debris, replace the filter and screw the housing back in place. My Keurig is working as good as new and is no longer turning off after one/partial cup that's made. I believe the pump was getting too hot while trying to draw water and the coffee maker was shutting down to protect the pump.

Hope this helps.

Jun 25, 2011
B60 pump or vapor lock prob
by: Anonymous

We bought a Keurig B60 a couple yrs ago and since then continue to have slow flow and 'short cup' brew problems. We clean needles, descale, flush and make sure hoses and other parts are all clear of obstructions, and maintain regularly per the manual to no avail. We're now reading on several blogs and websites to flip it upside down and smack it. Really?? It's obviously a pump priming, vapor lock, or pressure issue. Is there a technical fix to this very well documented problem? I'm sure there has been many trouble tickets submitted on it. Thanks

May 20, 2011
by: GB

The coffee is good, but expensive, even when the machine is running OK (which for me hasn't been often). I'm back to my Mr. Coffee and loving it.

May 14, 2011
Keurig Malfunctioning
by: Master Tinkerer

I have been dealing with a failing Keurig for a week now. Descaled numerous times, turned on and off off and on, changed water, used the paper clip clearing procedure recommended by others like myself. Opened the bottom of the machine. It has a mind of its own. Works now, will not work later. Water recycles back to the tank. Where is the technical support from Keurig? One would think they would post recommended fixes. I do not expect anything to work forever however failing after several hundred cups of coffee is not acceptable. I am taking it back to Walmart with copies of other complaints and asking for a refund or a replacement.

May 03, 2011
One year is all you get
by: debses

I have had two Keurig and really do love the convenience of making one cup at a time but both coffee makers have failed after using them for one year or more. I jumped through all the hoops of descaling and using the paper clip - still poor production. Now the second one has stopped drawing water to dispense. There must be a design flaw that is programed to fail after a year.

Apr 03, 2011
These people should be ashamed
by: Anonymous

So we got one as a wedding present. After one year water began to leak all around the cup every time we brewed a cup of coffee. We followed all the advice about the paper clip descaling etc. Called their customer service and asked for a new gasket and k cup holder. They were very polite and said 7 to 10 days. 10 days later.....We were told it went out by fedex but they can't give us a tracking Buber because it comes from their warehouse. Several more phone calls and we are told by three different people it went out last wed. Then we are told we have an old model so they are trying to relocate the part because it is very hard to find. When iI ask why we were told by three different people it had shipped a week ago they can't explain because we don't have an online account. Finally demand to speak to a supervisor who tells us it shipped to our address but fedex lost the order! Fedex has never lost an order and We have lived here for 35 years. But they are sending another one from their warehouse and we shoul have it in 7to 10 days. What a bunch of shit!

Mar 27, 2011
Waste of Money?
by: Anonymous

have had mini for 1 week worked for one cup this morning now it won't dispense the water.

Mar 22, 2011
Not Ready message
by: Batt

Our B60 Keurig has the Not Ready message flashing and nothing I do can shut it off. Neither the Off or the Menu button will not work. Also the tiny blue light at the base of the reservoir is not lit. Help.....

Feb 27, 2011
Keurig machines dying
by: Anonymous

Have two Keurigs and both have died, even after keeping the paperclip handy to clean the outlet spout. There is a design problem somewhere, guess we go back to the old way, but it was an expensive lesson.

Feb 13, 2011
love it
by: jerrj

I've had a keurig for about six months and use distilled water and haven't had a problem. My wife and I love it!

Jan 31, 2011
Brand new and unworking
by: Anonymous

Bought a keurig mini from the store this weekend and it did not work from the beginning. Followed all of the directions but the water will not heat for brewing. Red light continues to flash until the machine shuts off. Returned the unit and brought home another same thing is happening. Is this a lemon....

Jan 29, 2011
Shorted For The last Time
by: Keurig No More

I have been shorted 2-3 boxs of coffee the last several orders from Keurig. Have sent several emails and never a response. Very poor customer service. My advice is to stay away from Keurig all togeather.

Jan 24, 2011
Your fix worked - air opened the nozzel
by: ChgoBob

Hey - thanks for your posting on how to clear the piercer. Worked like a charm!!! Used the air as directed and all is well.

Thanks Again!

Jan 23, 2011
by: Anonymous

Had this thing just under a year. Just went off and stayed off. Not a recourse. Bummer!!!!!!! I'll run right out and spend another $100.00

Jan 15, 2011
One year Warantee is not enough
by: Judy

Both my daughter and I had to buy new Keurigs after one year. With the second ones, we switched to bottled spring water. One year later and hers is not working again. We've done all the descaling and poking with a paper clip; not helping. I'm thinking those "thin tubes" need to be replaceable. I want a Jura!

Jan 11, 2011
Re: Kerig Coffee Makers FIX!!!!
by: Peggy in Phoenix

Mine started acting up (taking water in and not brewing) from the first day I had it, and I use filtered water from a reverse osmossis system (that just had the filter changed a week before the Kerig arrived), so there is no scaling or clogging in the exit needle (or anywhere else in the unit). It's been almost a month and sadly, it's going to be returned to Costco tomorrow...

Jan 06, 2011
Keurig Coffee Makers -Yeck
by: Anonymous

I have had my keurig coffee maker that I paid almost 200.00 for 1 year. It constantly turns on and off, doesn't fill more than 4 ounces into cup and takes forever to brew even one cup!!! I have gone back to my old coffee maker.

Jan 02, 2011
I agree!
by: Anonymous

As a night Labor and Delivery RN, I whole agree!

Dec 29, 2010
Not ready fix
by: Anonymous

I'm not a coffee drinker, I am a bio-medical technician. A nurse asked me to repair a coffee maker with the "not ready" message. I used a 60 cc syringe and a peice of sterile dialysis blood tubing to force air through the tank overflow, and the message cleared. Alert nurses are more effective, coffee is a necessity for them.

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