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Re: past 2 mornings, coffee maker only brewed 10 out of...
It's probably time for a good cleaning. Follow the procedure in the manual, or get some commercially available coffee maker cleaner. When the minerals build up enough, the water flow and heating is reduced enough to keep it all from passing through.
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All coffee makers do this over time from calcium, lime, and mineral deposits building up inside the tubes and heating coil. Fill the reservoir with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar and run a normal brew cycle, turning it off and on if necessary to completely empty the reservoir. Repeat this 2 or 3 times with fresh mixture of vinegar and water until it brews the reservoir empty without the need to cycle the power. Follow this procedure with plain water 2 or 3 times to clean the vinegar out. This should get it working like new again. It's best to use distilled water for brewing coffee as distilled water does not have the minerals that regular tap water has and therefore will not clog up the machine.
Here are some of the most common problems that can cause your drip coffee maker to stop working:
The power cord or on/off switch can go bad.
In either of these cases, it's best to get a pro to replace it or buy a
new coffee maker -- replacing it improperly can lead to a fire.
The one-way valve can get clogged open or closed. You can usually fish out the debris that causes this problem with a toothpick.
The tubes can get clogged with calcium.
This is especially true of the aluminum heating tube. The normal way to
solve this problem is to run vinegar through the machine once, and then
run two batches of water through to clean out the vinegar.
There are two problems that are nearly impossible to fix:
Failure of one of the heat-sensitive switches
(This is The coffee maker's temperature sensors)
Failure of the heating coil:
(This is the The coffee maker heating coil)
Because it's nearly impossible to get replacement parts, you probably
have to buy a new coffee maker if one of these problems disables your
Now, when you make coffee tomorrow morning, you can do so with a new appreciation for exactly what's happening inside.
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The water reservoir tank probably isn't seated properly. Try wiggling
the tank a bit and if that doesn't do the trick, completely remove the
water reservoir and then replace it. Once it's seated properly, it
should start drawing water and brew as designed. This seems to be a
design flaw with this particular model, so periodic adjusting of the
water reservoir may be necessary to ensure it is seated properly if
your problem persists. Hope that helps! Best
The good news is there is nothing wrong with your coffee maker!
With any coffee maker that heats up the water, you're going to lose some of that water to the heating process (steam, etc.). You also don't get every bit of water out of the machine.
So that's why you need to look at the water reservoir level indications instead of using the graduations marked on the glass coffee carafe.
Typically, once you've figured out how you coffee maker works, I'd just "add" 2 more cups of water in the glass coffee carafe to get the amount of cups you want to brew.
I know my coffee maker is pretty close to exactly 2 cups shy of whatever I put in the glass carafe that I pour into my coffee maker. That's when I noticed the markings inside the water reservoir that didn't match the coffee pot. It was always 2 cups shy, so I just put 8 cups of water (using the carafe) to get 6 cups in the morning.
So I suggest you just you make these small adjustments to your water measuring and you'll get the right amount of brewed coffee out of your machine!
After getting in touch with the Keurig folks - I tried their solution. And... it worked! The coffee this morning tastes wonderful! Here is what they said:
To get rid of the "new brewer taste", we recommend you flush three reservoirs of water through the system. Please add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the first reservoir of water.To do this, follow these simple steps: ~ Open and close the handle to simulate a brew cycle (without a K-Cup) ~ Press the largest cup size and brew a cup of water. ~ Repeat the process (opening and closing the lid, then brewing) until the reservoir is empty. ~ Flush two more reservoirs of water through the brewer in the same way. This process will clear any lingering odors or flavors and allow you to enjoy an unadulterated cup of coffee.
A couple of people on here mentioned he filtration system, or charcoal filter that is in the
water resovoir as being problematic. We removed it. This morning the pot brewed entirely.
Not sure how that all is inter-connected, but it worked.
After endless online searches yielding the same results (nothing useful), I figured out how to reset this coffee maker.
While coffee maker is plugged in and the evil little blue light is mocking you relentlessly, press and hold the 1-4 button and the TSB button simultaneously for 3 seconds or so. This will cause the device to exit it's error status and allow normal use of it.