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Keurig B50 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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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2008

    Same problem, I put in a new k-cup, closed the lid  and nothing happens.  I descaled 3 weeks ago, and again last week, when the descale indicator came on. Today, no descale indicator and still can't make a cup of coffee. Any suggestions

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    Exact same problem just appeared after 3 years of use. No de-scale indicator, just the usual "Ready to Brew" indicator followed by a reset when I try to brew coffee. Also, I've noticed that the "Menu" button no longer does anything. Seems like a problem with the controls, not the internals. Hmm.

  • Coffee24 Jan 26, 2008

    our problem is the exact same as Sharpie399 - worked two days ago and now none of the functions work - menu, large/small brew.

  • monkeyhouse Feb 01, 2008

    Seems like it's happening at once... Same problem with my B50. We've tried leaving it unplugged for some time. When we plug it back in, the water heats up, you can put a K-cup in, and it'll prompt you for the cup size.

    Same problem, though... selecting the cup just brings you back to "Ready". The "menu" button doesn't do anything at all.

    I think my Keurig is jealous of the new B70 we bought at the office. :-(

  • sharpie399 Feb 02, 2008

    Call Keuig and tell them the problem I did and they gave me $50 off a new B70 Brewer still had to buy another but at least we got some money for the old one

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    Seems like something is just going bad on these. Mine is the exact same problem. :-(

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I set up the machine to perform and nothing happens - no steam to nothing. Have threaded opened paper clips through all possible "openings" but no luck. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    displays as "on" the power and heating buttons. When the three lights come on, showing the size cup desired, they do start to blink. However, when one is pushed the machine shuts off.

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I had the same issue. After leaving it unplugged for 24 hours, I plugged it back in and the machine worked perfectly. Keurig technical support suggested it was a pressure buildup and that unplugging it simply let the pressure unbuild. The lady I spoke with suggested more regular descaling (but I think that's hardly the problem ... we've had our machine for 3 years with no issues, and our first descale was just a month ago and we used filtered city water). We don't live in a high altitude location, so I know that can't be a problem. She also said if it happens again, there's nothing else that can be done as there's no formal "reset" or anything like that for the brewer. She offered us a B60 brewer for $100, or a B70 for $130 -- both decent savings (even for Canadians even after you factor in duty and such).

PS My menu button also stopped working while the machine was on the fritz, but, now works again. The Keurig person just by the tone in her voice didn't sound surprised at all -- this seems like it's a common problem with this brewer.

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  • Abcd Dec 03, 2010

    This is for everyone who has a problem with Keurig coffee makers. If the system says its not ready, try pulling the empty jug out and pushing it back in (hard) till you hear a click. You might have to attempt this a couple of times. From now on just fill the jug with another cup or pitcher... don't take it out. The other problem that I know of is the water backing up into the tank and not going into your coffee mug and shuts off (or filling less than expected). For this problem you can get an air can spray (computer store) and spray the piercer nozzle (make sure the system is cold, as to not scald yourself). Or you can use a paper clip to dislodge hardened water in the lines. From now on, do a scheduled run with just water without a kcup and you'll see particles dripping out of the hole. The water lines for Keurigs are way to small and can get clogged.

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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.

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  • monkeyhouse Feb 02, 2008

    Update: After reseating the connectors and not seeing any improvement, I let the B50 sit unplugged on the counter for a day. We decided to try it one last time tonight and lo and behold, it's alive! :-)

    Not sure why it had to sit there unplugged for a day, but it seems to be working OK now. Celebrating with a Coffee People K-cup with a smidge of Irish Creme... and happy to have my B50 in working order again! :-)

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Screen says descale? What do I need to do to repair or "descale"?

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