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Keurig coffee maker had a foul, old, moldy, musty smell coming from inside the housing... where the water gets heated, not in the water reservoir. What is it? Will it make you sick if you drink coffee that has "run thru" whatever is causing the odor? How do you get rid of the source and the odor? How do you keep it from coming back?

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  • micolenill Oct 08, 2008

    When the coffee is brewing, you can smell the odor coming from the coffee dispenser and in the cup. The cup has a foul odor and there is a foul taste. It tastes and smells musty or like coffee that has been sitting at the bottom of the pot for weeks. We have tried cleaning with vinegar, which solved the problem for three days. The issue has returned after three days.

  • rolsol Nov 17, 2008

    I have only used my Kering B60 for one week now, but the flavor tastes like moldy plastic. I have tried running just hot water through, at least 2 resevoirs, still the bad taste remains. Please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    I have had the keurig coffee maker just for a day, but am experiencing the smell of plastic or rubber in the water, coffee, and hot chocolate I have made. I have run about 10 cups of water to try to flush it out but no improvement so just checking to see if others are experiencing the same. I am pretty sure this is what has caused my lip to swell and some other allergic reactions I am experiencing now. It's too bad but i think I'll have to return it if some of you others are still experiencing it after a week or more of use. Any solutions yet? Not worth compromising health.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    The water in the reservior smells and tastes like rubber and also has white and black particles when i brew just plain water. I would think that this is not a healthy sign and will return my Keurig for a refund because of this.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I'm not sure if I should return it.

  • rckeystone Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same issue with my B60. I have a B40 at work and have never experienced this issue. I've sent an email to Keurig support and will await a response from them.

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you may need to run white vinegar thru the unit... and dont be in a rush to get the vinegar out of it... let the vinegar work...
If you suspect bacteria, then mild bleach water... and dont be bashful about the quantity... allways filter the water and consider using bleachwater to clean the needles that puncture the kcups....

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Keurig B66, the reservoir water gets

Sorry to read about your issue.

Try this first....

you can contact Keurig at 1-866-901-2739 or Keurig.com
You do have a 1 year warranty, and if you are out of warranty. They will give a discount on a new unit.

The brewer should be de-scaled at least every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder optimal brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, removable water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. Better water quality and water heating means a better cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage. We recommend de-scaling your brewer at least every 6 months (every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content). The de-scaling process involves using 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar.

Take 48 oz of white vinegar. place in tank. pretend you are making coffee (Do No Use K Cup). let the water fill you mug. then empty that mug. Do it again until tank is empty. then let sit for 4 hours.
Then fill with fresh water to the top. let that tank of water run thru. towards the end taste the water.
If you taste vinegar..use more clean water, until the taste is ok.

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you can contact Keurig at 1-866-901-2739 or Keurig.com
You do have a 1 year warranty, and if you are out of warranty. They will give a discount on a new unit.

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If you suspect bacteria, then mild bleach water... and dont be bashful about the quantity... allways filter the water and consider using bleachwater to clean the needles that puncture the kcups....

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