Question about Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker
I have an Elite B40 Keurig coffee maker. The add water light goes on and stays on even when there is plenty of water in the reservoir. This has happened in the past and, after a while, it will sometimes just go off. I have tried unplugging the machine, re-seating the reservoir, etc.. This has also happened with the Keurig machines that other family members have.
I found this site after having the same problem. None of my whacking and shaking helped. I think the magnet is a float, that's how it monitors water level, and it was floating so you would think it was working, right? Wrong. I poured the water out, shook the magnet around, installed the reservoir, and poured the water back in. The indicator changed to ready, life is good again.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
On my unit, the floating water sensing disk is not a magnet but a reflective disc that is "seen" by a photo cell in the side of the unit. If the disk gets covered in junk so it isn't shiny anymore the sensor doesn't "see" it and thinks the water level is low. Remove the reservoir and put something shiny like a knife blade up to the photo cell. The light should stop flashing. Since the disc can't be removed to clean (a design flaw in my opinion), first try rinsing the reservoir with lots of fresh water. If that doesn't do the trick, I had to make a little tool out of wire with a bit of cloth on the end to scrub the thing. Its a tight fit but it has worked for me.
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
Thank you pierre...it worked...have a great night
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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