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Continually running/heating I have had my Keurig since Thanksgiving and really love it but I've recently began to have a problem. When my Keurig is between brewings it makes a continual heating sound as though it is having trouble keeping the water heated...I guess to sound highly technical it's like a swishing every 20 seconds or so. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    I have had my unit for almost a year, and yesterday it begain to sound like it was heating approx. every 20 min/half-hour. I unplugged it and left it over night, but the problem persists. It still makes a fine cup of coffee, but we do have safety concerns.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    keurig winding sound. doesn't heat water. display doesn't work. turns itself on.

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Coffeemakers have two heating elements: a brew element and a keep-warm element. When the water reservoir has run empty, a thermostat switches power from the brew element to the keep-warm element.

The keep-warm element will cause the thermostat to stay in this condition until more water is added [or power is cut off] which will cool it down to switch back.

However, if the keep-warm element has quit working, the thermostat may be reactivating the brew element. With no water in the reservoir, the brew element will heat up till the thermostat trips again, then cool down, etc. This cycle will repeat until power is switched off.

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