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What would cause my keurig v500 not to pump water

Not pumping water acts like a clogged line

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SOURCE: Keurig B100 not pumping a cup of water through

After dismantling the B100 and trouble shooting the machine I determined that the hose leading to the air pump on the right side of the B100 allowed water to back flow into the motor. The small amount of moisture eventually caused the motor to fail.

I had to find a scrap machine, which most people that have bought this piece of equipment have just thrown it in the trash, and remove the motor from the opposite side which still functioned. Since it is designed to mount to a specific side I had to appoxy the motor into place. To keep the problem from occuring again I purchased a check valve from a local pet store and put it in-line with the motor.

This solved the problem at the source and has prevented moisture from getting into the motor. Now I am a proud owner of a Frankin Pot. It's alive!

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: keurig b60 coffe maker will not do anything.

These brewers are defective & Keurig is replacing them with new units @ no cost. Just call the toll free # (866-901-2739) & they will ship out a replacement in 3 to 10 business days. I own (2) of the B77's & they have both been replaced. Even if not the above mentioned model, call them anyway & see what they will do for you......

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Keurig water pump doesn't work

Just today we've found that at the first water intake (on my B60, that's where the water container plugs into the base) on the base is a little circle valve type thing. That's where the water gets sucked out of the tank. Shine a flashlight into that circle, and you'll see a screen type thing there. It's like the screen in your faucet when you unscrew the tip and there are little rocks and stuff in it? Same principle: there was cotton fibers and other assorted weird stuff clogging that screen. Used a toothpick or a needle and removed all the debris from the screen, and it now works perfectly!

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: My B100 Keurig stopped pumping water

This is a very common problem, just call Keurig tech support. Explain the problem and they will send you a replacement unit and you get to keep you old partially functional unit. I bought mine in December 2009 and I'm on my 3rd unit already. They keep having the same pump issue and Keurig just keeps sending me replacement units. Their customer service is great, but I'm beginning to question their quality control.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: my keurig will not draw the water in. The pump


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Keurig B100 coffee maker not brewing

KeuSymptom: keurig B100 coffee maker not brewing. If your brewer sounds like it should be brewing but little or no coffee comes out, the problem may be a simple malfunctioning check valve, located on the right hand side of the unit under the plastic cover. If the check valve is clogged or fails, water from the tank leaks into the air pump (located just below the valve) disabling the pump.

The pump that pushes the water out of the tank located on the right hand side of the unit (I included a photo) has a check valve just above it. On my unit the check valve failed allowing water to enter the top chamber of the pump disabling it. The pump was not damaged it just cannot operate correctly with water in it.

Here is the Fix: Disconnect the check valve and make sure it is operating correctly. Mine was clogged with a small amount of mineral deposits, which was cured by a half hour in a glass of vinegar, and a good rinse. Then disconnect the tubing from the top of the pump and run the unit to allowing the water to escape the pump. Make sure there is no water left in any of the tubing between the pump and the check valve, even the smallest amount will disable the pump again. Reconnect everything and it should work.

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on Aug 16, 2010 | Keurig B100 Coffee Maker

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Only delivers3/4 of a cup

Clean it out. Replace the filter in the water tank if needed. Clean water output in brew head. Make sure water is not pumping back into the tank during the brew cycle - this indicates a clog (or partial clog) in the water line to the brew head (most likely place is at the water output shaft in the brew head).

Mar 03, 2014 | Keurig Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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The machine will not pump water to make cup of coffee. Cleaned needle area, powered on and off, nothing. The descale light has never come on in 3 years we have had machine. Can't even attempt to descale...

Step 1: Lift up the water reservoir and drop it back into place. There is a magnet that has to be in the right position and putting the reservoir back into place causes it to go back where it should be. This method has worked for me.
Step 3: It could be that your Keurig's water line is clogged. To flush out debris, run water through your brewer a few times without a K-Cup. I'd recommend this step if your Keurig is brewing some coffee, just not a full cup.
Step 4: Try turning the power on and off or try unplugging (for a long stretch if you can). When you turn the Keurig back on, be sure to give it plenty of warm-up time. This has also worked for me.
Step 5: It may be time to descale. Most models will give you a message when it's time to have the mineral deposits cleaned. Go here for instructions
Step 6: Turn off your brewer and use an unfolded paperclip to clean out the holes in the top needle.
Step 7: If you've given your Keurig a good spanking and it still won't behave, contact Keurig (866-901-BREW) for help.

Oct 04, 2013 | Keurig B60 Coffee Maker

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Keurig machine not pumping water.

Tube from Filter area clogged. Clean that first.

Jan 27, 2013 | Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer

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Wont pump water in or out cleaned nozzle still wont pump any water


There is air in the lines and it is blocking the water flow...
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Jun 20, 2011 | Keurig Platinum B70 Coffee Maker

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The Keurig is heating up the water, yet is does

1. Power off machine.

2. Using a metal paperclip, insert it into left side of top needle. It must insert at least 1" deep. Insert it into slot on right side and again from back of needle.

3. Remove KCup cradle. Separate bottom from top. In the top section, insert the paperclip up into bottom needle from the bottom upwards. It will not go all the way thru and this is normal.

4. Reassemble KCup cradle and reinsert it back into coffee maker.

May 13, 2010 | Keurig B60 Coffee Maker

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Water Feed back into the water tank.

Doesn't sound like the pump is failing. If the pump was going out, I wouldn't expect to see any water flow. There is a pressure relief value that opens if the line out the to K-Cup is obstructed.
Based on the unit I am working with, it appears the valve int he needle assembly gets clogged. I am going to take it apart to see what the root cause is.

Nov 08, 2009 | Keurig B70 Coffee Maker

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Sump pump not pumping water properly

If your pump is turning then something is stopping the water from being removed. If you can see the pump check to see if the water is becoming turbulent when the pump kicks on? If the water doesn't appear to move or is moving only a little then either the pump impeller is damaged or the screen that keeps debris from entering the pump is clogged.
If it's never been cleaned it is most likely just a clogged filter screen. Clean it and it should work fine. If however the screen is clear then it is either a blocked line or a bad pump. And yes a pump can still run and not pump, if the impeller is bad.

May 19, 2009 | General Plumbing

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