How long does a Keurig brewer last?
The Spank and Burp fix for Keurig brewers.
I have had my Keurig K45 for about a year now and then last week it suddenly stopped working. It comes on all right, but when I press the button it doesn’t make any coffee.
Is this normal that a Keurig brewer lasts for less than one year? Doesn’t seem right to me.
I have one of the original Keurig brewers and it’s still going strong. A bit beaten up, and I sometimes have problems with the buttons sticking, but otherwise OK.
That said, you’re not alone in wondering why your Keurig brewer doesn’t work anymore. A lot of other people are wondering why their Keurigs have stopped working, and want to know how long a Keurig brewer typically lasts.
Here are some of the issues we commonly hear about:
- My Keurig descaling light stays on
- My Keurig doesn't make a full cup of coffee
- My Keurig doesn't brew at all
As it turns out, there is a simple and totally weird fix for Keurig brewers when they stop working.
It’s called the “slap and burp” fix. At least, that’s what we call it.
If you have any of the problems above, and have already tried descaling the brewer, here’s something you can try.
Step 1: Unplug the brewer and remove both the water reservoir and drip tray.
Step 2: Hold the brewer upside down over the sink and slap the base a few times. And I mean really slap it.
Step 3: Put everything back together and try brewing again. Most of the time this works with a couple of good slaps. If not, try it again.
I know, it sounds weird. But hundreds of people have tried it and brought their Keurig brewers back to life.
One of our readers had the “my Keurig didn’t last very long” problem, tried the slap and burp fix, and then sent us this...
Tears of elation!
Give the Keurig a spank?
I thought this was a prank!
It works, it works, it works!
Now my family can all quit being jerks!
Why does it work? The brewer stopped working because of an air bubble in the pump. When you turn the brewer upside down and spank it hard, that air bubble is released, the water flows in, and the problem is resolved.
In other words, it's not that Keurig brewers don't last very long. It's just that they have this air bubble problem that needs to be taken care of from time to time.