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Coffee maker not working

Everything looks ok I open door put in k-cup machine displays ready to brew but when I push button nothing happens display resets and I get no coffee pump does not start nothing no noise

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  • mlorraine1 Jun 21, 2008

    My buttons are sticking also. Doen't anyone know how to unstick them?

  • emwwebb Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. The machine says 'Ready' I put the K cup in, press the cup size and nothing happens, it goes back to "Ready"

  • megs91581 Jul 22, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. It says ready, I lift the handle, put in my K-Cup, and close it. Then hit a brew button and it just returns to ready, no noise or anything. Also, my menu button does not work. Any ideas?



    I've tried cleaning out the needles already. I would do the vinegar thing, but as the coffee maker doesn't even function now, I worry I would just fill it with vinegar and it still wouldn't do anything.

  • wantscoffee Oct 31, 2008

    Our machine seems like it is going to work, but when you push the button, nothing happens. Please advise.

  • shanda Gilliam Oct 29, 2012

    my just stopped working as well! ive heard alot of people having problems with these coffee makers! im gonna try to send mine back

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I've got a B50 as well, and none of these solutions are quite accurate. The problem is with the ball valve directly above the top needle. You first need to remove the handle by taking out the screw on either side. Mine is some size of torks. Then open the hood and remove the two screws from under it. The hood then lifts right off the body. There is a rubber hose that goes into the top part of the ball valve; this must be removed. You can then use a slightly bent paper clip to reach in carefully and push the ball down to unstick it. It is being pushed up by a spring from underneath, so coming from the bottom with a paper clip just pushed it up tighter in the seat. Once it is clear again, put the hood and handle back on.

I think Keurig should send free replacement valves, maybe better designed as well so they don't stick anymore. If not, I am going to see if I can purchase a replacement.

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  • reyherc Apr 15, 2011

    I had a similar problem where it would only brew half a cup no matter what size I tried. I performed the procedure outlined in the post. Worked like a charm! Back to enjoying full cups of coffee!

  • sumas Aug 20, 2011

    Thank-you so much for this post - it solved my problem perfectly! It was very obvious once I was able to push the ball down that it was the problem.

  • Maria Cook
    Maria Cook Jan 29, 2014

    I have had mine only 1 month. Same problem. Hope this fixes it.

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Our coffee make does not send water through the process. We tried vinagar cleaning, that worked fo a while. Now no water is moving.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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Hi,

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
Coffee maker not working - 4ae3e27.jpg
(This is The coffee maker's temperature sensors)

Failure of the heating coil:
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(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 machine. Now, when you make coffee tomorrow morning, you can do so with a new appreciation for exactly what's happening inside.


Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate the solution


Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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Houston, we have a solution!
Step one: Get yourself a bulb syringe (the kind you clean a baby's nose with), fill it with water, place the tip in the water inlet spike, give it a good hard squeeze. You probably want to hold a towel over the area while you do this as there will be some spray.
Step two: Use a paper clip to gently probe the outlet spike to assure that it isn't clogged.

Repeat if needed.

Problem solved.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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Am going thru the same thing and finally called keurig. Could have sent it in but wound up buying a new one at a discount from them. $100. Catch is I have to return the k cup holder so the macine is inoperative. Since I have to do that took apart the unit and am pretty sure the problem is where the water comes out an into the kcup. There's a ony way check valve there, a clear see thru plastic part that has a ball and spring that was stuck closed-wouldn't let the water flow. The keuig guy I talked to said it would do that if pressure backs up. haven't sent the part back yet but its working. Only thing you can do is take the top cover off, 2 screws, don/t force it, remove the plastic tubing and try to get something in there like a plastic stir stick to free it up.
Otherwise send it in for repair.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Our office machine would not brew coffee. I had a message that said "Plumed" line. I just tinkered with it and in the back of the machine is a little door that is held closed by a screw. Once you remove the door, there is a reset button and an on/off button. I switched the reset button. Then I turned the maker off and as a final step I unplugged the maker. I counted to 10, plugged it back in and switched the button to on. The maker went thru it's "warm up" cycle and we have coffee again! YAY!

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Hi,

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
43b469a.jpg
(This is The coffee maker's temperature sensors)


Failure of the heating coil:
4cd7885.jpg

(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 machine. Now, when you make coffee tomorrow morning, you can do so with a new appreciation for exactly what's happening inside.


Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate the solution





Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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SOURCE: My coffee maker suddenly stopped brewing.

Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will give you some things to try that will helpyou get your Keurig coffee brewer workingagain.

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SOURCE: keurig B50

This didn't work for me, but I saw that it worked for someone on another forum, so here goes...

If you feel up to taking the bottom plate off your B50, take it off and look at the two connectors (blue & red wires) going to the green part in the center. The vibration of the B50 may have shaken them loose. Reseating the connectors may fix the problem.

Like I said, though, it didn't work for me. Still no love from the B50. It's just over 2 years old, though, so it's out of warranty. Maybe I'll see if I can weasel a B70 for Valentine's Day.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I purchased keurig coffee maker yesterday...made

Lift up the handle and put it down again...the lights will flash & then you can push one of the cup sizes.

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Coffee maker not working


Hi,

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
43b469a.jpg
(This is The coffee maker's temperature sensors)


Failure of the heating coil:
4cd7885.jpg

(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 machine. Now, when you make coffee tomorrow morning, you can do so with a new appreciation for exactly what's happening inside.


Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate the solution





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