My Keurig won't brew!!


I have a keurig b60 ultimate and the "not ready" message wont go away. I can not make a cup and it wont let me do anything other than look through the menu. There is water in the tank and everything seems to be in the right place. This is my second machine so I know how to work it yet it is not working. What can I do to fix this?!


If you can’t fix this, simply call Keurig customer service. They are a good group and unless they find an easy fix for you, will likely replace the machine.

You can call them toll-free at 888-879-4627.

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Feb 28, 2024
Easy fix
by: Anonymous

Just push your pod onto the bottom needle till it pops, that releases the trapped air not into the boiler where it will back up the boiler and not allow the water to heat, a simple fix that saves you a headache in the morning.

Sep 15, 2022
kuerig duo
by: Deb

My duo is only 3 yrs old and all the lights are on and it won't brew! after trying everything I called them and they don't have any in stock and want to offer me 2 boxes of k cups and 20% off a new one. coffee makers especially expensive ones should last more than 3yrs. I'm so ticked!

Jul 07, 2022
Flashing "Not Ready"
by: Anonymous

Type: Platinum
Error: Flashing "Not Ready" + showing "set auto off".
Fix: Hold both cup size buttons for 5 secs. Display changed to normal

Jan 02, 2022
Same problem
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem. I’m so tired of going through Kurig machine because they all stop working after 10 -12 months. My first duo stopped working on the carafe side after about 9 months. My replacement is now doing the same thing after 6. Im so over it.

Dec 04, 2021
Same issue brewing side not working
by: Anonymous

i have only used this side maybe 3 or 4 times. Now got clogged and won't work. Called customer service. They want to send me a new needle. I told him that has nothing to do with the brewing side. it has something to do with the water line its getting clogged and my filter fills with water and wont come out. Now all my lights are on and won't turn off. Now the other side for my k-cups is not working. if i can get the k-cup side working that is all I need. Will take the new part and hopefully that side will work. Not happy I need my coffee.

Oct 06, 2021
Keurig not working properly
by: Anonymous

Take all the removable parts off of your Keurig (water tank, filter and basket, carafe and cup tray), turn machine onto its side where you can see up into where you would put the basket. It is probably filled with old coffee grounds. Take some q-tips and toothpicks and scrap out the grounds. Turn it upside down and tap it to get them out. You should be able to put it back together, and power it up. Run a full pot of water through it. You might have to repeat this a couple of times until the line clears, took me doing this several times to get it to work properly. Keurig tried to tell me my machine was broken, it isn't, just clogged up. Works fine now.I guess they can keep their 48 cent coupon.

Oct 05, 2021
Duo Coffee Pot Side Won't Brew
by: Anonymous

Seems like a trend after reading the comments on this site. My first Keurig Duo quit brewing the coffee pot side of things after about 10 months of service. The red light would start flashing immediately after selecting the pot size. I called Customer Service and after some discussion, they replaced it. The same thing is happening now with the replacement. I love the idea of having the choice of brewing a pot of a single cup, but this machine has been nothing but trouble!

May 08, 2021
Customer Service
by: Sonya

Thanks to this site I called and customer service took care of it. I have owned several types of their coffeemakers and have always received great service. Thank you Keurig.

Mar 18, 2021
Total JUNK!
by: Johnny V

The brew side pump simply quits working in about two weeks.
I called and they sent me another. And a third, and a fourth!
They forward me to a supervisor and then tell me they will give me a call back. They never do. After three days they want to send me another.

Feb 22, 2021
Crap and crap customer service
by: Anonymous

Carafe side no longer brewing. Serial number is 2 years old apparently, bought on Amazon a year ago. Customer service guy was friendly. In the end offered a measly 20% discount on a new one. That’s ok customer service but nothing to brag about.

Dec 06, 2020
Coffee grounds appear to have exploded
by: Anonymous

I have a Keurig Duo and my problem is with the coffee brewing side. Occasionally after brewing it appears that the coffee grounds have exploded in the top of the coffee maker and it is very difficult to clean.

Am I doing something wrong to cause this?

What is the problem?

Sep 24, 2020
Keurig cafe won’t brew
by: Bryan Queen

New neurogenic won’t brew cafe. Single works great. Called customer service and they replaced it.
Hopefully this one will work.
Nice to have good customer service !!

Aug 02, 2020
Piece of JUNK
by: Anonymous

It just stopped working. This is the second one. Went back to the old reliable MR. COFFEE.

Jul 08, 2020
Clogged needle will cause it not to brew
by: Anonymous

For those that are using the K-Cup side and it's only brewing a little bit and then acting like it's done. With my 2.0, if there are grounds Stuck in the Middle it will do that. You unplug it and then take a safety pin and wiggle it around in the three holes that are in the needle. The needle that punctures the cup actually has three tiny segments that are indented. Just wiggle it around in there and then run a cup of hot water. It has fix my machine every time.

Mar 22, 2020
by: Anonymous

I bought the duo and 1 st one water poured out of the bottom of machine.
Got a replacement from manufacture.
Been a month and this one wont brew a pot, only k cup.
Worst coffee maker I have ever owned

Jan 27, 2020
My K400
by: Keith Grubbs

It will not brew coffee. It runs about a tablespoon full and then the please wait hot do not lift message comes on and will not go off unless I unplug from wall outlet and reset. Then it still will not brew. I have taken apart and cleaned with no luck. Not happy...what can I do?

Jan 13, 2020
Not brewing.
by: Anonymous

I have a Duo. My kurig won’t brew coffee but will very slowly make hot water. The kcup side works fine.

After plugging, unplugging with customer service I was was told to descale. If that doesn’t work call back.

Guess I’ll call back.

Jan 06, 2020
Stopped working
by: Anonymous

My 2 month old Keurig just stopped heating and making coffee all of the sudden. It even trips the reset switch on my outlet

Dec 18, 2019
Stopped working
by: Anonymous

My 2 month old Keurig just stopped heating and making coffee all of the sudden. It even trips the reset switch on my outlet

Jun 05, 2019
My Keurig quit brewing
by: Anonymous

My old Keurig quit brewing after a K-Cup exploded in it. I cleaned everything and then it wouldn't brew. I called customer service and they were helpful. It quit putting holes in the bottom of the cup so they are sending me the part to fix this. Hopefully this will work. My model that makes a whole pot is obsolete and they only offer single cup brewers now.

Mar 16, 2019
Fillowed all instructions
by: Anonymous

First thing today my pot said remove pod, then clean needed, now it says i have the wrong pods. Iv done it all and still no cofffee.

Feb 11, 2018
Moving On..........
by: Anonymous

I have been a Keurig user since 2007. You couldn't buy K-cups in any grocery store, I used to buy them online. I recently replaced my little, one cup machine for a 2.0 K350. I should have never purchased it! This is the worst machine ever. Exploding K-cups or cups that never finish brewing. I have done everything short of building a new machine. It acts as if the cups are not long enough to get punctured by the needle. I have also checked that and the cups actually push up instead of getting pierced by the needle. I have found a Gourmia online and I am going to give them a try. Fingers crossed.

Jan 27, 2018
Morning coffee
by: Anonymous

Received mine as a gift. Keep getting underpresure message . Cleaned as instructed with paper clip. Next brew good. Then under pressure message . Not a happy coffee drinker.

Jan 19, 2018
design flaw
by: Anonymous

Due to the fact that you cannot use a manual K- cup, (refillable), or anything that doesn't fit exactly right in the holder. K-Cups will not stay in the correct position so it keeps creating the message that the water is under pressure. I have gone through a case of K-cups trying to get it to work. I contacted customer service I have CLEANED the needle 2-3 times with the process in the trouble shooting guide.

It is not that the needle isn't clean it is only two months old. I am so disappointed I had an old style Keurig and and threw it out because it only made about 6 oz at a time. It did work though!

If I could find the part I would try just replacing the basket. I really do not have time to run back and forth to the store or pack it up and ship it back.

Any suggestions?
I got it at Best Buy as a Christmas gift to myself. Will they take it back?

Coffee Person

Jan 12, 2018
by: Anonymous

Setting not compatible with carafe... remove carafe... I have tried every setting I could but to no avail. Pod has 4 on it but it will not let me change 2 on pod setting to 4

Jan 06, 2018
Pumps water, won't brew
by: Anonymous

Screen blank except button in right bottom corner. Press it and it starts pumping water. Only stops when unplugged. Tried all the reset tricks: holding the on icon, slapping it, etc, still keeps pumping water. Can't get to another screen to try any of the other tricks but I can drain cold water as fast and as long as I can put it in??

Dec 05, 2017
Keurig screen problem
by: Anonymous

I fixed my frozen Keurig screen problem by banging on the top with my hand!!!!

Nov 13, 2017
Power outage problem
by: Anonymous

My Keurig 2.0 won't brew after power outage???
Light is on but nothing when I press brew!!

Nov 13, 2017
Won't work!
by: Julie

I have tried about everything to get my Keurig to run. It had been running sluggish and I noticed the de-scale light was one. I started de-scaling with vinegar and it completely quit. Water is coming out of the side dispenser. The needles are clean. I tried covering the white flexible nozzel that goes into the resevouir. When I first did that, it spit out alot of light brownish liquid. After that, nothing. Hums as if it is taking in water, but the water level does not go down. It will not produce anything. Suggestions?

Nov 10, 2017
by: FK

2-month-old K140 would not display blue light, so would not brew. Searched online, tried the spank method. Worked perfectly!

Nov 09, 2017
Pump not working at all
by: Brandee

Ok, so I attempted to rescale my unit. It of course got plugged like it does every time. Watched some videos and ended up turning it upside down and banging the crap out of it, blew out the the plastic piece where the reservoir is and blew out the line where the needle is in the front. Now the Keurig says it’s ready to brew. When I lift the handle and close it again, it says ready to brew but none of the lights blink to select a cup to brew. Does anyone have any ideas on how to correct this? Could I have got some things set inside that is preventing something from engaging in there?

Nov 01, 2017
K-500 Second Cup Not Completing
by: Bill

My K-500 2.0 brewer is 2 years old. Works great for the first cup in the morning, but when making second cup 20 minutes later, it stops half way through and says 'please wait', then it says 'preheating' which it is not, as you cannot hear the element heating the water. It may or may not finish this second cup, if it does, it takes at least 5 minutes. After this again this morning, it shut off then came back on on its own and poured a half cup of water into the tray (no pod in the machine). It's been cleaned and like I said, first cup always works fine. Sound more like an electronic/computer issue, anyone have any ideas?

Sep 28, 2017
Brew interrupted
by: Anonymous

My display say "brew interrupted try needle maintenance " did that and ran vinegar through still keeps doing it

Aug 21, 2017
Issue with Clean brew
by: Anonymous

I have a brand new K250. I started the initial cleansing brew process as the manual describes. When I lift and lower the handle I never see the dispense hot water message. There is no cartridge in the unit. Instead I see the brew your first k-cup screen suggesting brew size, strong selection etc. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if yes is there a fix. I can process hot water from the brew menu but this issue tells me there may be a fundamental problem with this unit. Please advise. Thanks.

Jul 22, 2017
keurig 425 plus wont brew
by: Anonymous

I came to this site looking for reason why my keurig 425 wasn't brewing or just dripping ... I tried the paper clip to clean out needle..then i read comment about turning over the coffee machine hitting from the bottom.( once you removed the water tank and drip tray) i did it maybe 2 or 3 times..I started brewing full force :). my niece start laughing at me...

Jul 19, 2017
That worked!
by: Christian

All three size buttons plus menu resuscitated my B60! I had the dreaded "Not Ready" message and had tried dozens of solutions. Four buttons did the trick.

Jul 02, 2017
Screen cleaning
by: Anonymous

I'd probed every tube in this machine to no avail. The screen cleaning worked fior me. I had already been pricing a new one. Thanks for the information.

Jun 24, 2017
I'm about to go back to Mr coffee
by: Anonymous

Alright. I didn't see this issue in the comments below so here goes. When the power goes out my kuerig won't heat and it also shoots all the water out in preheat mode. I'm talking empties the tank. I have unplugged it. Turned it off nothing helps the second I turn it back on it proceeds to pump all the water out whether the lid over the coffee is shut or not.

Jun 04, 2017
Power button is on the main screen will not display anything in the reservoir light is off
by: Anonymous

My Kuerig 2.0 has power you can see the power button if you push it it will not turn the power off or on reservoir light is not on and I've only had this machine approximately 2 1/2 years. How do I reset it or get the main screen working again properly

May 18, 2017
Wont heat
by: Anonymous

Read comments. Emptied reservoir, had paper bits in it,. Not sure where those came from. Washed reservoir with water until paper pieces were out. Filled it back up. It turned on, heated, and brewed. So glad to have found this site and that the solution worked. Had machine just a little over 16 months, this was my first problem with it.

Apr 26, 2017
Stuck in pre-heat mode after power outage
by: Tony

Woke up this morning after a power outage and went to make a cup of coffee with my Kuerig 2.0. After 5 minutes on pre-heat, I began to worry I wasn't going to get coffee. And we live 30 minutes from town!
I read some posted hints on internet and tried a couple. I unplugged unit and removed the dual gasket from top needles and cleaned around them. Then I plugged back in. Worked!!!thanks for the tips!

Apr 01, 2017
Red heating light
by: Anonymous

Heating light stays on won't brew coffee .. Any tips ? thanks

Apr 01, 2017
by: Maria

The fix for stuck in preheating mode worked like a charm!!!

Mar 30, 2017
From jacksonvill Florida
by: Anonymous

My keurig would not work with a pod in it but would work without the pod. After much frustration I realized that the needle in the cup that the pods fit in was stopped up. I cleaned it out and it worked fine.

Mar 26, 2017
It's working again!!
by: Shirl

Happened upon your suggestion for resetting the constant not ready flashing on our keurig quite by chance...thought why not was amazing!! We were ready to toss it...thank you so VERY MUCH!!!

Feb 05, 2017
Kurig Not Ready Flashing (unresponsive)
by: Muskie

Press down and hold menu button, plus all 3 cup size buttons. Machine will turn off then turn it on and it should be back to normal. Must be like a system reset! I was ready to junk it! Works great now.

Jan 21, 2017
not happy
by: bill jordan

dear sir.
my Keurig 2.0 wont brew did all maintenance that
is require I think you should send me a new one
scott free sience its only 5 month old
please reply to

home address 15 bqarry dr mantua new jersey

Editor's note: Bill, I'm just the guy who writes and publishes this website. I don't manufacture or sell Keurig brewers. ; ) You should reach out to Keurig Customer support. Nick

Jan 04, 2017
keurig problem
by: Anonymous

my Keurig coffee maker has a add water light that stays on , so it makes it unable to brew my coffee .bought it in November. called the company and they are sending me another water container .don't know what the water container has to do with it. but i,am not going to kick it before I get it.

Dec 28, 2016
by: Bobbie

My keurig want work with a kcup in but works fine without one I just can't understand why I have descaled it and cleaned the needles

Dec 27, 2016
Won't recognize caraf
by: Anonymous

I've seen several posts on this issue.. Anyone have any ideas? The carat setting is gone.. It says remove caraf..

Dec 25, 2016
Keurig junk.
by: Anonymous

Keurig coffee maker is a piece of junk. we have always used filtered water. lasted 6 months. PIECE OF JUNK DONT THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY. Going back to our Bunn.

Dec 19, 2016
Don't waste your time or money
by: gretchen

My 2nd keurig in 4 years died today. I've tried everything. Customer support couldn't help and my only option is to buy another one. NO THANK YOU!
I could barely get customer support to stop their sales pitch on a new machine... so I hung up. Over priced low quality crap.

Oct 12, 2016
Fixed the problem
by: Anonymous

Machine we've had for two years started showing "not ready" on menu and did nothing else. Completely unresponsive. Had tried several things that didn't help, but I read here about holding down the menu button and three other buttons at the same time. That shut the machine off and when I turned it back on, it was back to normal.

Oct 10, 2016
Keurig 2.0 LED button not working since day 1
by: Anonymous

The power button on my 2.0 is touch screen and never worked right I waste so much time trying to get to work I finally gave up Garbage!

Sep 26, 2016
Keurig sucks
by: Terry

I called keurig for help and they could not assist me the only thing they said was they could not help me not help me

Sep 12, 2016
2.0 Help
by: Rod

No matter what kind cups I put in it reads opps not compatible. What dother you do to fix. Also touch screen when it finally comes on is frozen. Help

Aug 31, 2016
Lagged screen
by: Danielle

I got my Keurig from a friend when he bought a newer version. It was working fine, the screen was a bit leggy, but now the screen has the small power button and it's lagged. It won't brew anymore and getting the screen to show anything but the lagged power button is a chore. Will customer support send me a new Keurig even though it wasn't originally mine? Thanks!

Aug 21, 2016
Keith. Stuck
by: Margaret

My kerug is stuck on preheating, what do I do?

Aug 14, 2016
Solution for Prime Error on Keurig
by: Madonna Witte

Good Day!

After investigating and trying every single recommendation to resolve the issue of the dreaded "Prime" error appearing during every single cycle...and the additional issue of reduced brewing volume...and a six minute brewing cycle time for a single 6 oz cup of !@#$ coffee...!

I finally discovered the correct solution! Inside the water reservoir, at the bottom, resides a large black plastic bushing / screen assembly which is attached with three small screws. Guys, get your gal with small hands to is very small! Remove the three screws and remove the bushing. The bushing has a sealed screen which I scrubbed with enthusiasm with a small fingernail brush. Once I rinsed the screen thoroughly and had 100% water flow through the screen, I reinstalled the bushing / screen assembly with the three screws.

I held my breath while re-filling my water reservoir with fresh, cold water and re-seating it. Voila! Fast cycle, full volume, no Prime message after 30 subsequent cycles.

Hope this helps! Try this solution first and save yourself hours of frustration!

Aug 10, 2016
keurig wont brew 12 oz cups!
by: Anonymous

My 1 week old keurig 2.0 only brewed ONE cup of coffee, and hasn't worked since! we have done everything possible, from utube suggestions, to all keurig maintenance/cleaning. Hot water runs through perfectly, but, when we place the (keuring brand) pod in, message comes up at half a cup: "brewing interrupted, water under pressure, perform needle maintenance", and coffee grounds are EVERYWHYERE! we've cleaned the machine 10 times, as well as paper clip in needle (and unplugging and waiting) turning upside down and a gentle tap, nothing works!! hot water runs through with no coffee grounds!! but will NOT brew the 12 oz option. the 10 oz option has coffee grounds in it, and you can see the coffee spilling through around not just thro the needle!!please help???

Editor's Note: If it's just one week old, call Keurig customer support and get a new brewer!

Aug 10, 2016
keurig 2.0 brand new
by: Anonymous

My keurig 2.0 will not brew the 12 oz cup, keeps saying : brewing interrupted, water under pressure, perform needle maintenance. we have done everything possible, all the cleanings, everything with paperclips, to using cleaning device, to turning machine upside down. Hot water comes through perfectly, a 12 oz cup of it, but, when trying with the coffee pod, message reads " under pressure" when you try to brew the 12 cup setting, and coffee grounds are everywhere! before calling customer service, hoping someone has a tip??

Jul 10, 2016
New possible fix
by: Bill

This worked with a K40. It may apply to other models. Symptoms: Brewer would overhead. Little water would sputter out. Tried the other fixes here to no avail. I noticed the screen in the bottom of the reservoir was not perfectly clear. I removed the screen by backing out the three screws (#2 Phillips worked), back flushed the screen under the faucet, then reinstalled the filter. It has worked perfectly since.

Jul 03, 2016
Continuous preheating after power outage
by: Anonymous

I read a comment about removing a seal and draining the unit to fix this. I just unplugged the unit, removed the water reservoir and shook it upside down for a bit - worked fine after that.

Jun 21, 2016
Fix the clogging problem
by: CoffeeEngineer

The main reason people have so much trouble with these machines clogging is because the cups are pressurized with nitrogen to keep the coffee fresh. If you just drop a cup in and close the unit, the pressure forces the finely ground coffee up into the upper needle. Then when the grounds get wet, they swell and clog the needle. To stop this, just press the cup down until the bottom needle punctures the cup and relieves the pressure before you close the handle. You will never have to clean the needle again. All this voodoo of slapping and tilting will not fix the rusted air vent solenoids. They need to be replaced.

Jun 14, 2016
Not ready
by: Lynn C.

Thanks for the pointer. My B60 was locked in flashing "not ready". Turned it upside down and "burped" it (one persons bitch slap is another's burp). Set it back up and held 3 cup size a menu button simultaniously an the not ready went out. Released all buttons and powered unit up normally. Works great. Btw, this unit is 3.5 years old. First problem.

Jun 09, 2016
Kuerig 2.0 is a crappy product
by: Mike

The brewer won't btew. Just stopped arter a few frunts. Mived to different outlets - same thing. Moved to different house - now nothing. No power. Cuisenart nest to it works fine. Called Kuerig. No help. Out of warranty at a year and a half. This thing was hardly used. They really suck.
Do not buy this product!

Jun 07, 2016
2.0 blank white screen
by: Anonymous

After two days of just a blank white screen and being frustrated I tried the tips here - I unplugged it, took the reservoir tank off, turned it upset down and shook it, moved the kuerig to another outlet and plugged it in and it works!! Thanks for the tips!!!

May 28, 2016
Brand new and clogged already!
by: Brian

My 2.0 is only 3 days old and only 7 cups of coffee and had to clean the needle already!

May 27, 2016
Takes whatever it takes to unplug it
by: Bruce

The problem, as noted by others, is that it's plugged with coffee grounds. The solution is all you have read here (paper clip, bank on it, etc) plus whatever else it takes to unplug it. I used the paper clip AND then held it under the kitchen faucet upside down and back flushed it profusely with water to get mine cleared. Works fine again.

May 26, 2016
Three button hold
by: Anonymous

Mine was flashing "not ready" so I gave it the turn upside down along with the bitch slap( not sure I needed to do that, but did it for fun) held down the three brew buttons along with the menu button and woohoo IT WORKS!!

May 22, 2016
2.0 500 Junk
by: Anonymous

Had guests over and the thing gets clogged and spits grounds everywhere, on the wall even!! Cleaned, descaled, twice and can't get a single cup of coffee out of it without it spitting up grounds. Customer Service not helpful at all. Expensive piece of junk. Mr Coffee is at least dependable, never Keurig again!

May 12, 2016
Customer Service fixed it!
by: Lydia R.

I was on a brief hold, gave name, email and serial # of machine. The lady asked me to unplug it, lay it on its back, and insert a paper clip in the hole on either side of pin that punctures the cup. Within 5 minutes, was drinking my coffee! I understand that everyone may not have an easy fix like this, but strongly encourage you to try - very pleasant customer service and very happy to have my coffee machine in working order!

May 09, 2016
B60 won't work
by: Anonymous

Very disappointed with Keurig.Called help line,went through all steps & still not working,said out of warranty & could sell me a new one at a reduced price.This is my 3rd Keurig so think its time to move on to a different brand...all piece of junk.

Apr 14, 2016
For Wanda ...
by: Mike from Frankfort

Wanda, our refillable pods work great for us, too. We now have two 2.0 brewers, one at home (a 550) and one for our motorhome (a 250). We do have issues with K-Carafe cups and have to lift the "arm" and close it then run the cycle again for 2-3 cups (instead of 3-4 or 4-5). That usually works. The single cups always work for us, no problems there. If you have the orange "maintenance accessory" you should use that a couple of times to "clean out the pipes". We use that tool every month or two to keep things running well.

Apr 13, 2016
My Kerrigan 2.0 has been trouble for the year and a half I've had it
by: Anonymousjean

We had to replace the first one as it would not heat. The second one has been a constant pain. Never would get an accurate measure and now it will not heat up and only dribbles little bits of liquid.
It's been descaled to the point I refuse to buy their product and use vinegar. I have poked it with paper clips etc. Evev tried the "bitch" slap.
It's out of warranty so I would have to pay ( with a percentage off) for a new one. I've had it and so it's back to the French a Press pot.

Apr 10, 2016
Thank you, Snowmobile
by: Anonymous

Thank you, Snowmobile! Your method of cleaning the top piercing area with a paperclip not only made it work again but it once again performs quickly. Before it was just dribbling out. Thanks for saving me money!

Apr 06, 2016
fixed easily with paperclip
by: Snowmobile

when you open the machine where you put the k-cups, there are two needles on the underside of the top part. the furthest back needle has 3 small holes directly around it. When the needle pierces the cup, sometimes coffee gets stuck in there, but the machine needs those to be clear in order to pre-heat. carefully poke a clean paperclip through each of the holes, and then run a water cycle. you should be golden. I prefer this method to turning it upside down and slamming it on the counter. again, be careful. The needles are sharp.

Apr 06, 2016
by: Anonymous

I have only had my keurig for 2 months and now it won't work. I get the message "sorry brew interrupted water under pressure . To reset remove pod and lower handle . Preform needle maintanace if persists". Help please.

Apr 05, 2016
2.0 Touch Screen not responding
by: Jerry in KY

I could not turn the power on as our touch screen was not responding. Read through thread below and found posting in January 2016 by Chuckles. Tried lifting handle with touchscreen slightly, then all the way, then midway and no response. So then decided to remove lower carriage which holds the K-cups. Don't ask me why or how, but that seemingly did the trick (defies logic, but worked). With the lower carriage out, the power button and (entire touch screen returned to normal). Don't know how long it will work, but for now, glad to have machine functional again.

Mar 30, 2016
White screen
by: Steve

I have the k450 and have the white screen. It was purchased October 2015. Unit does nothing. I tried all of the comments listed with no luck. I called customer service. They are sending me a new unit. Apologized for the issues. Very pleased with customer service.

Mar 27, 2016
Had to get medieval on it.
by: Guidera48

My new model sucks. The pump is very loud and the electronics are iffy. Started by not stopping and filling 3 cups everytime I tried to brew a cup. Next, looked like it had a prostate problem and would trickle.forever. Finally it quit last week. Had to did up my senseo and use old pods I still had. Finally, after reading this colum, I decided to empty it, clean the needle with a toothpick and got medieval on it. it worked. Got 3 cups of hot water with grounds in it but fianlly cleared up and working fine now. Who says corporal punishment does not work?

Mar 25, 2016
by: Anonymous

FINALLY FIXED!!! We had a power outage and the next day the machine said preheating and wouldn't work. What we did was take out the rubber seal around the second needle(further in). Once taken off, put machine upside down and drain all the water from the machine! Put rubber deal back on and let the watts the flow into the internal reservoir and allow machine to preheat the water. YES this worked and we have our machine working with no trouble!!!! Try it, it works!!!!

Mar 22, 2016
My Keurig won't turn on
by: Shana

I have a 2.0 and only had a couple of months now. When I went to bed all lights on the it were working but this morning the lights were not on only the cirlce at the bottom of the screen and it would not do anything. I tried unplugging it, plugging it into a different outlet, still nothing. Help.

Mar 20, 2016
smack it!!
by: Anonymous

Flipped and smacked it and the dang thing works !!! Been

Mar 17, 2016
Keurig stands for junk!!
by: Anonymous

This is my second machine K300 in six months doing the same thing STOPS BREWING!!!
We use bottle water and it is only used in the morning by the wife for her morning coffee.
I called customer service this morning and they said to try the maintainence accessory to clean the needle,thats didn;t work.
These machines are made in China and you sure can tell with all the problems they have.

Mar 15, 2016
tried everything
by: Anonymous

I have keurig elite that my husband bought me 3 years ago. I clean it every 6 months like book says. I also clean it how it says. But every time it clogs. Usually the paper clip works but not this time. I tried paper clip burping and straw. My father in law even used compressed air and still nothing. Am i missing something or is it trash? I only drink 1 may be 2 cups a day.

Mar 13, 2016
keurig 300 wont work after power outage.
by: Anonymous

Im on my second keurig 300 coffee machine both of these were brand both cases the power went out due to the weather and in both cases when it camecame back on the machine wont pump water.i cant afford to pay150 dollars for a new machine everytime the power goes out.

Feb 20, 2016
Brew Button Malfunction
by: Anonymous

I have a 5 yr old Keurig B40 that suddenly quit brewing. The brew light would turn on/flash but would not brew.
Tried all of the other techniques (bitch slapping, straw blowing, paper clip prodding...) but what worked for me was pressing the auto off button at the same time as the brew button. I did this a couple of times, and it finally started brewing again.

Feb 11, 2016
Only 2 Months Old - REALLY?
by: John

Received my Keurig 2.0 Model 300 for Christmas and only brew 1 cup Per day. It started off good, then all of a sudden it would spit out a little coffee and stop, now - nothing happens. I went thru all the steps (including the "bitch slap" described in a forum) to no avail.

I contacted Keurig this AM and after approximately 15 minutes of working with the Rep, I have a perfect working unit again AND most importantly, I believe we may have found out WHY the unit plugged so quickly. If your Keurig K-Cup shows a bulged top, "under pressure", do not simply close the lid to puncture the cup as this allows grounds to go into the upper spike. Instead, PRESS the K-Cup onto the Lower Spike, THEN close the lid, puncturing the upper tab.

Feb 11, 2016
Only 2 Months Old - REALLY?
by: John

Received my Keurig 2.0 Model 300 for Christmas and only brew 1 cup Per day. It started off good, then all of a sudden it would spit out a little coffee and stop, now - nothing happens. I have gone through all the steps identified on the Keurig site and on YouTube to no avail. Back to the Hot water and Carafe, where life was easier.

Feb 08, 2016
Still no malfunction!
by: Mike from Frankfort

An update - the Eco Filter is still working flawlessly (see link below). Until Keurig fixes their problem (whatever it is), this is the best way to brew full carafes with the 2.0 machines.

Feb 06, 2016
hold Brew, Hot Water and Rinse
by: Anonymous

I just fixed my cuisinart SS-700 single serve brewer. It was flashing "NOT READY" I held Brew, Hot Water and Rinse. The cuisinart turned off. I turned it on, and voila, FIXED!!

Jan 23, 2016
Amazingly, the bitch slap worked
by: Anonymous

I read the earlier comments. Thought no way this singing to work ... But tried it anyway and like the earlier poster it really did work. Gave me a good laugh, too.

Jan 20, 2016
won't work
by: wicked sister

y'all are correct cleaning the needle and bitch slap works thanks for the help

Jan 20, 2016
by: Anonymous

It works!!! Im snowed in amd going crazy. I did the paperclip thing and it wouldn't work. Did the smacking and flipping thing and it worked. Thank you!!!

Jan 18, 2016
LCD screen not responding
by: Chuckles

For some time the LCD would not respond, after lifting top up and down several times it would start to respond, sometimes unplugging was needed as well. This morning same thing but when plugged back in just the power button was there and would not respond. This is where it gets weird...I lifted the top just enough to unlock the catch and the power button worked but LCD would not respond as i took pod out and LCD worked, so I started playing with the settings. Changed the wallpaper and changed the clock to analog...and it started brewing again, go figure. Not sure how permanent of fix this is but hopefully this will help others.

Jan 17, 2016
Eco Carafe
by: Mike from Frankfort

Hello ... we bought a "cheater" (the Eco Carafe) to see how it would work with our K550, the brewer that never seemed to be able to fill up a carafe. I am amazed with the results. Every time we use this device the brewer works flawlessly! I am starting to think that maybe the "problem" is the K Carafe Packs themselves ... not the brewer! Some work better than others, and this Eco Carafe cup has worked perfectly a dozen times so far. I recommend that you give it a try, especially if you are having problems with partially full carafes. Good luck!!

Jan 17, 2016
Now it's a good morning
by: Anonymous

Paper clip worked, although the machine never seems to give me a full cup of coffee.

Jan 16, 2016
Bitch Slap Works!
by: Shelly

After reading the comment about slapping the machine I thought no way that worked. Well after trying everything else I thought what do I have to lose so I slapped the thing and it is working just fine ;) So thank you

Jan 08, 2016
Bitch Slapped it
by: Anonymous

I Flipped It
I Shooked It
I Slapped it


Jan 04, 2016
Don't buy Keurig 2.0
by: Anonymous

I agree the Kerurig 2.0 is a piece of junk. Why do I have to use paper clip to clean it when I have only used it less than a dozen times in less than 2 months.. I have a Hamilton Beach Brewmaster that we use daily. My Keurig is used for company who prefer decaf or a special flavor. This is fourth Keurig--three were given as gifts. The older model before 2.0 Keurig, please listen to your customers. I will not be recommending Keurig in the future or buying another one of the nail all the problems are fix

Dec 30, 2015
Keurig 2.0
by: Anonymous

We have had our Keurig for only 8 months and it won't drip
What are all these tips people are talking about. We are very frustrated as it worked find yesterday.

Editor's Note: Scroll down to the end of the page and you'll find comments where people shared a few different approaches and fixes.

Dec 30, 2015
disposable coffee maker
by: Terry New

I bought the keurig 2.0 about 6 months ago for my girl friend. She used it every night before going to work on third shift. Today she went to brew a cup of coffee and it sounded like it wanted to brew at the very beginning then it just stops. She tried really hard today to get it working but nothing. I was going to buy my daughter one for Christmas. I am soo glad i didnt. A lot of money for a peice of Junk! I have tried the slap and burp..paper clip..blowing into a straw..Nothing worked. Guess i will throw it out with the garbage..where it belongs. Live and learn!

Dec 26, 2015
K2.0-500 power on machine troubles
by: Annoyed

Hit power button to turn on, it started the preheating process and while warming up it brews water and continues to run water through so it never heats up and then powers off. This is our 2nd kuerig sent us a 2nd one after 1st stopped working because it wouldn't pump the water after having it for 2 wks. Unplugged and did the bang on the bottom but didn't work.

Dec 26, 2015
Just keeps saying filling
by: Anonymous

I just received the keurig 2.0 for Christmas. I followed the directions and it just continues to say "filling" with a loading sign over and over until it just shuts off. What do I do?

Dec 26, 2015
won't recognize carafe?
by: Anonymous

My Keurig 2.0 is less than a year old. All of a sudden this Christmas week ( of course when I have family in town ), I'm having trouble with carafe setting. I put the carafe in place, put the pod in and it says, "Remove carafe.. wrong setting? I am putting carafe pods in, not sure why its not recognizing them? HELP!

Dec 06, 2015
by: tina hurley

my keurig turns on but it say add more doesnt heat up ect.what do i do its brand new

Dec 06, 2015
Stuck in preheating mode
by: Anonymous

Did the turn over and bang on cabinet three times and it works.

Dec 05, 2015
White Screen on model 300
by: Lenexa Kansas

I also struggled for months with the white-out display screen. I finally took the advice from others on this site and called customer service toll-free at 888-879-4627. A human answered after a few rings - no robot or menu selections to make. I explained the defect. She asked when it was purchased, which was 11 months ago. She explained that it was still under the 1 year warranty and the company would send me a brand new machine - same model. I only had to read the serial number and provide my street address and email address. No other hassles or proof. In 6 days, the new unit arrived and works great. She did mention that an email would come with instructions on how to return the K-Cup holder from the old machine which they wanted as proof of ownership, however, no email or instructions were ever received. I am very pleased with the way customer support handled this - couldn't ask for a better experience. I presume that so many customers have reported the same defect that they have surrendered to just replacing the entire unit rather than trying to fix the broken one. So, now I have an 11 month-old machine to dispose of or try and repair the screen myself. I see this model on selling for $104 (used). Any suggestions on what to do with the old K300 machine?

Nov 30, 2015
Keurig B60 wouldnt brew
by: Anonymous

Keurig B60 (maybe its a B80), you would press brew, and nothing would happen.

Tried the "turn it upside down and hit it on the bottom three times"... .plugged it back in, turn it on, and it works!

Thanks Coffee Detective posters!

Nov 30, 2015
Broken Keurig. Not happy
by: Rita

Have a one year old Keurig and it won't do anything this machine was very costly and it's very disappointing to have it break when I barely use it except for holidays. I live on Social Security and I can't afford a new one.
I'm sorry to say that the Keurig is not a very good product.

I know you probably don't care but, I feel better just letting you know that my Keurig is broken after using it maybe 25 times.
Thank you,
Rita Hall

PS Merry Christmas

Editor's Note: Rita, we do care. ; ) Have you tried the "slap and burp" trick?

Nov 28, 2015
Garbage 2.0
by: Anonymous

I am on my second 2.0. First one broke after a few days. Some issue with heating water. Kerrigan said it was defective & sent me a new one. I've had this new one about a month & it is a nightmare. It is constantly clogged despite cleaning it after every use. I clean using that orange water thing & running the hot water through with no Kcup, but every morning it so t brew again. I am ready to throw it out & get something else. I had an older, cheaper one that just needed an occasional descale. So much for what I thought was an upgrade. It's a down grade & expensive mistake.

Nov 27, 2015
2.0 Carafe Problems UPDATE
by: Mike from Frankfort

Hello, I have good news, of sorts, regarding my K550 2.0 brewer. We have found that by leaving the default setting at 3-4 cups whenever brewing a carafe, the device reliably fills the pot to the same point nearly every time (about 2 inches below the rim). We no longer attempt to brew a full pot (4-5 cups). Of course, the brewer ought to allow you to select the number of cups that you want, but as I have said earlier, this behavior demonstrates that Keurig has a firmware problem that they need to address. The only way to "fix" this problem for existing brewers will be to replace them with a new unit once the firmware problem has been solved. So, if you follow the steps I described in an earlier posting, but without changing the settings for the desired number of cups, you should get a reasonable amount of coffee in your carafe every time. Good luck!

Nov 18, 2015
Won't brew the carafe!
by: Kristen

We bought the 2.0 in August and have had troubles with the carafe actually brewing the entire carafe. I called customer service yesterday and she told me to shut the lid harder after I put the pod in. She did also send me some a pack of free k-cups for my troubles so I'm not complaining about the customer service :) But sure enough, I tried again this morning for the carafe and only got about 12 oz. Had to redo it 3 more times just to fill the carafe. My husband brewed his carafe a couple hours later and it did the same thing to him again. At least with the old Keurig we could reuse the Kcups to fit a travel mug. Now this 2.0 punctures a giant hole in the foil top and grounds drip into the mug. So done with the POS coffeemaker!

Nov 14, 2015
Power button only
by: Rick if San Jose

Started having problems with the touch screen this morning on my Keurig 2.0, wouldn't respond to any touching. Unplugged it, and let it sit all day. The machine is only 10 months old. Plugged it back in this afternoon, hoping to reset the computer, but couldn't get anything more than the power button in the lower right hand corner, which still didn't respond. I called Customer Service, talked to Kayla. Nothing to troubleshoot, so she is sending me a brand new machine! Went out into the garage and dusted off the old Mr. Coffee for tomorrow morning...good thing my wife hadn't thrown it out...

Nov 08, 2015
Brewing with Carafe
by: Anonymous

Bought the 2.0 for the carafe option. Used the four pods that came with the Keurig. Not once did it fill the carafe. Only about a cup. Phoned Keurig, they said it was faulty pods.Tried another pod from a new box, same result. Returned the Keurig to Costco, got a new one. First try on the carafe-only filled about 1 cup!!!

Nov 08, 2015
Would not brew
by: Gina P.

Called their customer service. Walked thru steps to unclog and then it worked. Also registered the machine. Customer service was great!

Nov 03, 2015
Brewing with carafe
by: Mike from Frankfort

Does ANYBODY out there actually use a 2.0 to brew carafes? If so, I am interested to hear if yours works OK or not. See my earlier remarks below.

Oct 26, 2015
New 2.0 K550 still doesn't produce full carafe
by: Mike from Frankfort IL

I bought my wife a K550 for Christmas last year. It would only produce the correct amount of coffee about one in four attempts (we always use the 4-5 setting). Two weeks ago I was thoroughly fed up with it so I called Customer Service again. They were very courteous and sent out a brand new K500 (same unit without carafe and accessories). We have now used it a dozen times and even this new unit malfunctions in the same way. This morning I selected 3-4 cups and it brewed 2-3, so I had to re-run it at the 2-3 setting again (through the same carafe pack) to get a "full" carafe (what appears to be about 5 cups). We always use filtered water and perform the maintenance on the brewer but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I think they have a firmware/control problem and they don't realize it.

Oct 21, 2015
fix your Keurig
by: Anonymous

calling Keurig is a waste of time. Those young ladies cannot fix anything/. All they can do is to try to sell you a new unit. If your Keurig wont brew try the internet for help on detailed repairs which include detailed disassembly.

Oct 06, 2015
Amazing customer service
by: Deb

I am new to the Kuerig scene and had difficulty getting my brand new 2.0 to work. I was extremely frustrated and callsd customer service in a less than happy mood. Elyse was so patient and absolutely amazing . She figured out my k-cups has too much pressure and guided me thru to brewing my first cup. Excellent customer service and above and beyond patient with me. Tubal you so much Elyse you are awesome

Oct 06, 2015
keep preheating K200
by: akvid

does anybody know why it keep say preheating and it won't brew

Sep 30, 2015
2nd replacement now not working
by: Anonymous

I bought my first Keurig last Sept. After about two months use, I awoke one morning to water all over the counter and floor. I contacted Keurig and they sent me a replacement which was a 2.0. I did not even open the box for months afraid this one would not work. Finally in April 2015 I opened the box and started using the replacement Keurig. However, now this one is having a problem. I am the only coffee drinker in my family, so not high usuage. The brewer drips water a little at time and then stops. I have cleaned it. I think I am done with Keurig, too expensive and not made well at all. Keurig! If you are going to charge 100 plus for your brewers make them QUALITY, not junk! It is back to my reliable Mr. Coffee that is five years old and still going strong. Glad I kept it.

Sep 15, 2015
2.0 not a year old will not work
by: Upset with Keurig

My Husband bought me the Keurig 2.0 for Christmas because our previous one died. However the LED screen has gone out on my new one!!!! Probably have made 6 cups of coffee total in it. Will Keurig take it back??? Turning to winter gonna need coffee and hot chocolate!

Sep 13, 2015
Keurig 2.0 300 model/ Screen garbled message
by: Sara

I read through all the comments here about unplugging your machine, turning in upside down, whacking it a few times and plugging it back again. Not sure why this technique works, but it does. Enjoying out coffee once again and hard laughs.

Jul 20, 2015
2.0 Keurig won't brew a carafe
by: Jeff Ceo

My Keurig 2.0 is brand new and will not brew more than 12 ounces of undrinkable coffee when using a carafe cup and following directions. It's the very reason I bought the unit in the first place. Any thoughts?

Jun 27, 2015
K40 Wont brew unless I re-activate the Brew Buttons EVERY time
by: Anonymous

The only way my K40 will brew anything is if I "re-activate the Brew Buttons by lifting and lowering the handle" every single time I want a cup. Once I do this the 3 blue lit buttons flash and I am able to choose which cup I want. Is this normal? I am glad I got this as a gift. If I had bought this myself I would be getting a refund. So much easier to just brew a pot the old fashion way. Im also glad I haven't thrown out my old fashion coffee pot!

Jun 26, 2015
by: Anonymous

My keurig won't brew, light comes on but won't brew

Jun 26, 2015
They are sending me a new one
by: sharon

I called and they are sending me a new one to replace it your awesome thanks for the advice. Told them I got it as a gift and they went through troubleshooting and confirmed it was an issue they said my machine is still under warrenty and will be sending me a new one.

Jun 21, 2015
Keurig not brewing or not dispensing water
by: Anonymous

I have same problem with you. Follow this link, it works. Now my Keurig 2.0 is brewing again.

Jun 08, 2015
no full cup of coffee
by: Anonymous

I have done the cleaning of the will run clear water ok..full cup and I can made K-cups hot chocolate but when I make using k-cups for is slow and only get about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water...why

May 25, 2015
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for the paper clip tip!! Thought my 2.0 was done for til I tried this trick :-)

May 06, 2015
Try this
by: Anonymous

Press the hot water and rinse button at the same time. This worked for me. Seems to be working fine for now...

Apr 02, 2015
a killer
by: Anonymous

The clogging thing on the new 2.0 is a killer for me. It's going back. Recommend company fix it. Big downer in my foggy morning

Mar 26, 2015
An email can work wonders
by: Anonymous

Mar 01, 2015
it worked!
by: Anonymous

It took 3 times...3 beatings on the bottom but it finally worked!! Unreal! Thank you!

Feb 27, 2015
Thank y'all.
by: Anonymous

Coffee grinds in the top needle was tthe problem. I used a small paper clip to clear the small opening. Thanks again.

Feb 11, 2015
Thanks, the flip, slap and shake worked!
by: Merryll

Mine was stuck with all 3 blue lights lit but not flashing. Tried the flip it over, slap it and shake it and it WORKED!

Feb 03, 2015
Please wait hot do not lift
by: Anonymous

the please wait do not lift message won't go away after its done brewing, just drips water. I've had this for only a month... Only way to brew a second cup is my unplugging and plugging back in. Help please

Jan 20, 2015
another clogged needle
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the fix! Followed posted advice & ours is working again!

Jan 16, 2015
Handle stuck
by: Anonymous

The handle of the Keurig won't come down to make coffee. It won't move.

Dec 08, 2014
Add water button won't go off
by: Anonymous

My Kerig won't brew. The add water button stays on

Dec 05, 2014
heat light somes on and quickly shuts off - no coffee
by: Anonymous

The heat light comes on when you first turn the power on and then quickly shuts off . .thus no coffee, Can you help me?

Oct 18, 2014
by: Anonymous

The suggestion of spanking the Kahrig worked!

Aug 04, 2011
keurig coffemaker
by: Anonymous

Well, add me to the list--I have had this piece of crap for only 19 months. I have descaled and I ran vinegar through it and nothing. I am totally disappointed with this coffeemaker. I will never purchase another Keurig or anything related to this company.

Editor's Note: Read the comments here. You may find the "slap and burp" approach works for your machine.

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