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Why does my Keurig k-cup leak from the bottom.

My k-cup maker leaks every time I use it .It is leaking from the bottom in the back of my machine.The more I use it the more water I have on my counter And not in my cup. And I have noticed it only does it If there is A K-cup in use.I can take the k-cup out and get hot water the frist cup will leak but the next cup of water it will not and every cup of water after it wont.Butputanother K-cup in and it leaks away.

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Needs cleaning or seals get damaged.

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SOURCE: keurig coffee maker won't draw water from the resevoir

I just got mine to work by forcing water into the pump to force it to prime. I took a syringe for a meat injector and built a gasket so it would seal over the water intake. Then I forced several syringes of water into the pump till it finally picked up and caught its prime.

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SOURCE: hot water does not go through the individual cup

check to see if the outlet hole is plugged up and use a tooth pik to clean it out then try bo brew again..

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: leaking water when using my k cup

Long story short, it will leak from under the screw cap (rarely) and from the rubber ring around the puncture pin. The grounds clog the metal filter and creates pressure that escapes from under that rubber ring. I cut a thin styrofoam plate to fit under the screw cap. It's really snug for the first few times, then it will loosen up. Second is to tighten the seal between the top of the 'my cup' and that rubber seal. I used 2 styrofoam rings that sit between the 'my cup' and the hard plastic it sits on when you fit it in the hole. It bring the cup like 1/8 inch higher to the pin and increases that seal. I made many cups after that and it has never leaked. I'm looking for a good rubber ring to fit around the 'my cup' to replace the rings for the seat.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: water leaks out the bottom

There are many possible points that the leak can be.

All points of the water supply from water tank to the pressure pump then to boiler . All this are connected together with plastic or Teflon pipes with easy fit unions secure with clips

You need to disassemble the machine and work it without the side panels of course with extra care since power electrical cables are exposed.

In this way with a very good visual check while the machine is in operation you can identify the leaking point and fix it.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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SOURCE: The machine leaks water all over the counter when starting brew

My keurig did the same thing, the rubber grommet around the part that punctures the cup gets grounds on it and prevents a complete seal. Pop of the grommet and clean it and it will be good as new.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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Not to be coy, but the best way to repair this problem is to take your Keurig back to Bed Bath & Beyond and exchange it for a brand new one!

As for your problem, your description was not detailed, but I would guess that the leak you are referring to is not coming out of the reservoir at all, but is actually coming from the bottom of your machine. The reason for this is that there is a solenoid located in the back of the unit that is notorious for leaking over time. The only way to repair it is to completely disassemble the unit and replace it. This solenoid is also responsible for your Keurig to "short-cup" you, meaning your Keurig brews, but you only get a partial cup of coffee. If your unit has not done this yet, it will start shortly.

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