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Old 03-07-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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My Keurig Died!

We have two coffee makers. SO and GD like to use the Keurig. It's stopped working, no water comes out when you press the brew button.

My question:

Is this easily fixed or do we buy a new one?
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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Do you still have the manual? If I recall, mine stopped a couple years ago, and I looked in the manual and used a poky thing to de-sludge it, and it works fine. Vinegar helped too.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:13 AM   #3
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Do you still have the manual? If I recall, mine stopped a couple years ago, and I looked in the manual and used a poky thing to de-sludge it, and it works fine. Vinegar helped too.
Thanks, DL. I'll check it out.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #4
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Andy, we have a k50 model for home use and it will do this from time to time (we've had ours for about 4-5 yrs now)
What I have found useful is to unfurl a paperclip ...
that 'pin' that pierces each K-cup- there's a very small hole in it (that's where the water comes out), poke that paperclip up in there a few times and then run a cup of just water through, no k-cup pod, that should do it...
If not, unplug the unit, take off the water reservoir and the cup platform, open the handle as if you are going to place a pod, hold the entire machine upside down over the sink and give it a few good shakes... water should come out. Ensure that the filter-thingy where the water reservoir sits is clear (you can just run your finger around it or a lint-free cloth to ensure there's no calcium) , also the filter in the reservoir itself. With all that said, you should be good.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks K-Girl.

I did the paper clip thing and cleaned everything. No water comes out. The key is there is no sound of the pump trying to move water when I press "BREW" as there always is.

SO and GD are off to pick up a one one at Wal-Mart. It's smaller and less expensive. They're the ones who mostly use it.
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The exact same thing happened to mine Andy, about a month or so ago. It's maybe 3 years old. I read a few online help sites and was still unable to get it working. It's sitting in a box out in the garage. I've since bought a new coffeemaker - not a Keurig.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:24 PM   #7
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Either:
I'm so sorry for your loss. or
contact OXO about your keurig. <wink>
Yeah, neither one of those will work...bummer.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:30 PM   #8
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We had a super duper model with auto on/off, 5 cup sizes, etc.

SO just bought a less expensive one that will suit her needs just fine. It's RED!
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... It's RED!
Easier to find through bleary eyes before the first cup of joe.
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We had a super duper model with auto on/off, 5 cup sizes, etc.

SO just bought a less expensive one that will suit her needs just fine. It's RED!
RED?!

Is it anything like this ...

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This is the single serve version, K15, we have this one as well as the larger K50
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