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Imagine one fine morning; you make your way to the kitchen whilst anticipating a nice warm cup of coffee only to find your Keurig won’t brew! That nearly kills the vibe and hinders your enthusiastic morning mood.
Yup, most of us have been there.
If your Keurig doesn’t brew coffee in proper amounts or at all, this article will help you fix it. Here we are going to see the possible causes it won’t brew you a cup, how to deal with these problems, and how to prevent this from happening in the future. Most of the time, you don’t even need to be a tech whiz to solve this issue, simple techniques will do the job.
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If your Keurig is plugged in, the water is all heated up but when you press the ‘brew’ button, it does not brew the cup of coffee- there is a possibility of a blockage somewhere in the unit. If everything seems to be in its place and you’re using K-cups, still if your Keurig doesn’t brew, you might want to clean or reset it. After hours of research, we have figured out different possibilities of what might cause this problem.
Below given are different methods to cleanse, descale, or reset your Keurig coffee maker, so it starts brewing as it should be.
Let’s get right into the solutions and learn how you can bring your Keurig coffee maker back to its normal operation.
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You might want to quickly reset the machine to make sure it’s every part is seated in its place. The Keurig coffee makers are designed precisely, so even if a single existing contact fails, the machine might stop operating.
If the above method won’t work, and the machine is not warming up as it should be, try this spanking method.
As mentioned earlier, a Keurig coffee maker is meticulously designed for all its parts to work in sync. Only then, it can brew your cup of coffee. The water needs to be preheated before it is pumped into the coffee chamber. If this process is not happening, your machine won’t work properly.
The area where the K-cup is inserted might get clogged, causing the machine to not brew.
We all know that K-Cup comes with a needle, designed to puncture its lid and instigate coffee extraction. These Keurig needles are highly likely to get clogged with minerals present in water or with fine coffee grounds. This might cause your Keurig to not brew at all or brew only in small amounts.
If using vinegar to clean the unit, add 8 ounces of vinegar to the water tank and perform brewing at least 4 times. Now, fill the water tank with just the water and run the cycle again. This will brew large cups of water until the tank gets empty and all the vinegar will flush out from the unit.
Follow this procedure to thoroughly cleanse the needle and any other clogs that might be present in the machine.
If your Keurig still won’t brew even after the thorough cleaning method mentioned above, it’s time to switch to the next step and clear up the needle using a paper clip tool.
This might cause your coffee machine to be ready to brew a cup of coffee again in regular quantities.
There is a possibility that the bottom of the water reservoir is clogged by debris. This could happen when you are using the coffee maker for a long time without proper maintenance.
To fix this, you simply need to:
Simply doing this step might cause your machine to be ready to brew again normally.
Oftentimes, it happens that your Keurig shows the ‘brewing’ symbol but there’s no output in the dispenser. This might happen due to some electrical or mechanical issue.
This generally happens when the debris is present in the water tubes, potentially due to scale buildup.
To fix this, you need to descale the unit by following the procedure given in the manual and allow the machine to cool. Remove the water tank and puncture the needle to clean them thoroughly.
The problem might be solved and your Keurig might be able to brew again.
Overfilling the water reservoir might cause this problem. Or, it might be due to the use of non-compatible coffee pods with the unit or due to debris clogging the puncture needle.
To fix this problem, empty the drip tray and simply place a cup under the coffee dispenser. Add the proper amount of water to the tank and brew a cup of hot water only. This will most probably stop the leakage.
This might cause mainly due to the use of soft water in the unit, which Keurig does not recommend. It is recommended to use bottled or tap water with Keurig.
To prevent this from happening, run multiple cycles without using the K-cup. This way the coffee grounds won’t seep into your coffee.
Fill the water reservoir completely, turn OFF the unit and unplug it from the outlet. Now shake the water tank gently.
This will eradicate the trapped air bubbles from the brewer that often cause brewing problems.
Check the water level and see if it’s low. This might cause the machine to turn off as it cannot brew a full cup with less water.
Another case is when the water level is good, the unit starts brewing but turns ON and OFF again and again.
Plug the coffee machine and check if it’s secured properly into an independent outlet. If it does not work, insert the plug into a different outlet.
Still, if it does not turn on; reset the circuit breaker of your home. Then make sure the main power switch is turned ON and see if the LCD control center indicates ‘Ready to Brew’.
Add water to the water tank up to the ‘MAX’ fill line. If the LCD control center still shows the ‘ADD WATER’ indicator, check whether the water tank is properly seated in its base and connected.
If the problem still occurs, try unclogging the needle as mentioned above.
If the Keurig LCD Control Panel indicates ‘ADD WATER” and the light in the tank is flashing, remove the water reservoir completely and clean it thoroughly. Do not overfill the tank above the MAX fill line.
Check whether the brewer is properly seated in its place and its magnet is connected to the machine.
If nothing seems to work, call Keurig customer service.
If all the above-mentioned solutions fail, call Keurig customer care or email Keurig’s service center.
Check if your Keurig coffee maker is still under the warranty period. Provide the Keurig representative with the serial number of your brewer (generally found behind the water tank). If your brewer is still under warranty, Keurig will send you a brand-new brewer as a replacement.
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It is a fact that Keurig produces some of the best coffee machines on the market, however there can be times something doesn’t go right when you use it. The tips we mentioned in this article are the tips and tricks that work for many people whose Keurig won’t brew, but it really depends on each particular case.
When followed or combined precisely, these solutions might work for you as well. Lastly, it all comes down to the trial and error method to see what works and what doesn’t. If you have tried all the possible tricks mentioned above yet nothing seems to work, contact Keurig customer care and explain your problem.
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