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I have Keurig 2.0. I have been cleaning it. I put white Vinegar in and running it through the maker. I am now running just water, but the water is not running any better. Suggestions?

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You need to clean the piercing needle of the k cup really well. Use a a safety pin to scrape the hole in the pin to get all the small coffee grounds out of the small hole in the piercing needle. I needed to do it 3 times. I scraped it then ran the coffee...each time a little more water came out along with some more grinds that were stuck. You would be surprised how much can get jammed up in that small space.

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Did you clean the top of the Keurig. When the top goes down, it has like a needle point when may get clogged with coffee grounds. Get a paper click and make straight it object, I clean the paper clip the insert to point and clean out the excess coffee.

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