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Keurig Troubleshooting: 5 Simple Solutions to Common Problems
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Keurig Troubleshooting: 5 Simple Solutions to Common Problems

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Save Time and Money with These Keurig K-Cup Brewer Solutions

Having problems with your Keurig K-Cup Brewer? Repeated usage can cause functional issues, disrupting your coffee drinking experience and the quality of your coffee and tea. The good news is there are a number of ways to fix these problems and get your machine to function as good as new. Here are five common Keurig troubleshooting solutions and easy ways to correct these problems.

Common Problem 1: K-Cup Coffee and Tea Grounds Get into Your K-Cup Holder and Causes a Water Line Clog

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution: Remove or clean the needle that punctures the K-Cup Pod then do a small cup cleansing brew to clean out any residual. This will ensure any left-over debris is flushed out before you have you start your next brew.

Common Problem 2: K-Cup Brewer Shuts Off Unexpectedly Between Brews

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution: Remove the water reservoir and insert it back into place. The magnet in the reservoir can become dislodged during brewing from the vibrations in the machine.

Common Problem 3: Not Ready Message on Your Keurig Machine Stays On

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

  • Turn off your machine and unplug it
  • Detach the water reservoir
  • Wait 5 seconds then repeat the steps 1 and 2
  • Insert the water reservoir then press the menu button and when the “Not Ready” message appears lower handle

Common Problem 4:  Blinking Blue Light in Water Reservoir

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution: Simply add more water to the reservoir. All Keurig Brewer models need a minimum amount of water to activate the brewing process, so if you’re reservoir is low the machine will not start.

Common Problem 5: Installing Your Water Filter 

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution: This problem applies to only the models with the water filter feature. If you own one of these models, you can install the filter in three simple steps:

  • Soak the entire filter in cold water for five seconds
  • Place the filter at the bottom of the Water Handle Assembly
  • Set the timing dial two months from the day to ensure it is replaced at the appropriate time

Use these five Keurig troubleshooting solutions for your machine and you’ll ensure your coffee and tea always taste great and your brewer lasts a long time. As a result, you’ll save yourself time and money not having to replace your Keurig K-Cup Brewer.


  • The “refill water” blue light, “heating” red light, and middle-sized cup blue light are blinking…even though the water has been refilled. I’ve tried turning on/off, and then also unplugging and replugging. Help!

    Cinde Weatherby
  • Hi There,

    “I think my question was answered, I was about to call Customer Service”. Once in a while my Keurig Coffee Machine Malfunctions when I start the machine all the blue lights light up on coffee selections and then the coffee machine shuts off with little coffee in my coffee cup. I believe I just have to reset my Coffee Machine, I have done that, but I didn’t detach the water reservoir. It took some trial and error but I got the Coffee Machine working again. I just hoping for an easy remedy then to having to take my Coffee Machine back and miss out on a good cup of Joe in the morning! I didn’t know for the longest time that with my Keurig Coffee Machine, That My Coffee Experience Is Great Again With So Many Coffee Pods & Flavors To Try Yet! :-) “Thanks Keurig” “Making Coffee Drinking Great Again!” :-)

    Philip Brocco
  • My B66 pumps to refill heating tank after it has made the requested cup size, but dispenses all the way out at the same time, overfilling the cup. Is this a solenoid issue?

  • My Keurig 2.0 leaks after brewing is done!!

    K Corr
  • “More Water please” I unplugged waited and put fill water tank back…..still get same message Keurig 2.0 A few months old Thank you


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