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I had the same problem with my Mini ! I also had this problem with my last Mini which was given to me and I tossed out. So I replaced with the new one which just went on the fritz. Called Keurig who were very helpful and told me to descale, but I explained the machine is almost new. So I prodded them for what else could cause the problem and its water that is too cold.
Turns out the problem is that I was using very cold water and the machine can sense the water is cold and will not heat. It does not heat so it wont damage the heating element. I was using 40 degree water from the fridge.
My symptoms were: I would fill it, that the blue light would flash, I would push the button, then the red light would flash and then nothing it would shut off after a while. Now with not so freezing water it works fine!
Hope this helps as I threw out a good machine because the water was too cold!
I just bought a Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker myself, had same issue, Caledl Keurig support, problem solved in seconds. Seems an import step was left out of instructions. The step before the blue lights flash, RAISE THE SILVER HANDLE ALL THE WAY UP AND THEN CLOSE. According to Keurig this tells the brewer that a human is present and aware the brewer is running, a safety feature. Be sure you have a cup in place.
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You need to prime the machine with water. Fill the water tank. Plug the
machine in and turn the power on. Instructions state the lights will
flash, but they won't. Blue water drop will illuminate indicating the
machine is empty (the water tank is full, but the pipes in the machine
are empty until you do the following). Place a cup under the steam
wand, and rotate the steam knob fully to the "on" position (fully
clockwise as you view it from the side until you hit the hard stop). No
need to use force, just rotate until you hear the pump turn on. At this
point, you'll hear a pump running, and after 10-30 seconds, water will
be ejected from the wand. Continue until the blue light goes out and
you're ready to brew. At this point, I think the lights flash and it
comes up to temp. One more thing, when using the steam wand, always
turn the knob until the pump engages, or you run the risk of emptying
the water line. Hope this helps and enjoy!
I had the same problem after only a few months. There is a float at the
side of the water resivour, this float also has a magnet attached to it
and for some reason becomes lodged at the bottom of the tank, telling
the machine that there is not enough water in the tank, even when there
is. Use a magnet on the outside of the resviour, connect it to the one
on the inside and lift very slowly upwards...Hey presto the light stops
flashing and the water boils
I don't think your machine is finished descaling. Follow these steps.
With the machine turned on, push and hold the left 2 buttons (clean and pre-ground). This should light the top right red indicator light. Mix your descaling crystals in 32 to 48 oz in your water tank. Stir until they are completely dissolved in the water. Next have a container that can handle about 2 quarts of water under the steam wand, or have the machine positioned next to a sink. Next open the steam knob on the right side of the machine. You should hear the pump turn on and pump about 2 to 3 oz’s. of water through the wand into the container. The pump should turn off and there will be a wait of about 2 minutes. The pump should turn on again and more water will come out. It will do this until it has completely drained the water tank. Do not interrupt this cycle until the machine has stopped on its own. When it does stop, all lights on the bottom will flash. Rinse out the water tank and refill with fresh water. Place the water tank on the machine again, and then close, and then open the steam knob again and let the water just flow through the boilers until it is emptied by the machine. Don’t turn off anything until the machine stops on its own. This will clear the descale light. Refill the water tank again with fresh water and your ready to go.