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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, which will impact the brew quality of your Keurig K-Cup Pods and ultimately your coffee drinking experience. 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 K Cup Coffee Maker 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 screen on the coffee maker has a reversed L shape on it and will not brew, heat up water. Is there a repair for this?

  • I was just wondering why there is a blue light in the water tank. Someone told me it was to keep bacteria from growing in the water tank. Is that true?

  • I think Keurig is the best for making coffee. I used it and recommend to buy.

    Coffee Roasterhelp
  • machine is a couple of months old. all four lights on and wont brew coffee or reset. HELP !!!

    Todd Jack
  • What’s with getting a message that this pod is not correct for this coffeemaker when it’s the same one I’ve been using for two years? If you keep trying sometimes it finally works. Ready to toss the thing and go back to the simple but dependable coffee makers of the past. Will not recommend buying one to anyone. Second time I’ve had a problem…last time I had company and had to go out and buy a Mr Coffee until a part arrived. Frustrating when you’re half asleep and just want a cup of coffee. Incidentally did do the needle cleansing thing and it didn’t make much difference.

    Bonita Schaffnef

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