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I haven't used my B40 for several months. When I fired it up today, it appears the water isn't going into the internal reservoir. I think it might need priming, but I don't know how to do that.

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

Keurig Coffee Brewer not making a full cup of Coffee


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Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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My Keurig B40 has three different size cup sizes available, but it dispenses the same amount of water for the medium size cup and the large cup of coffee. It's barely been used so It doesn&am


I realize you think it does not need descaling to to it 'not being used much.'
However you may have hard water and I would think descaling is definitely worth a try. There might be scale built up on the water level probes in you machine.

Descaling Details are listed below:

Brewer Model: Elite B40 ' Classic B44
Special Edition B60 ' Platinum B70

To begin, you will need the following:
• 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar
• Large ceramic mug (do not use a paper cup)
• Access to an empty sink

PREPARE
Step 1:
Empty the water in the Water Reservoir.

Step 2:
Disable "Auto Off features."

FILL AND CLEAN
Step 1:
Pour approximately 48 ounces of the vinegar into the Water Reservoir.

Step 2:
Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and run a brew cycle.

(DO NOT USE A K-CUP)

Just press the BREW Button. Pour the contents of the large mug into the sink.

Step 3:
Repeat the brew process without a K-Cup until "ADD WATER"
is indicated.

Step 4:
Now let the Brewer stand for at least 4 hours while still on.

Step 5:
Discard any residual vinegar and rinse the Water Reservoir thoroughly.

RINSE
Step 1:
Ensure the Water Reservoir is filled with fresh water.

Step 2:
Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and water brew cycle. Pour the contents of the large mug into the sink.

Step 3:
Repeat brew process until "ADD WATER is indicated.

Step 4:
You may need to perform additional water brew cycles if you notice any residual taste.

Nov 20, 2014 | Keurig B40 Coffee Maker

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We have a Keurig Elite model# B40 that we've had for a little over one year. Because we do not drink coffee, the machine is only used when we have company. Now, when we turn on the power, nothing happens...


My suggestion is to purchase a different unit. It sounds like the circuit board in this one is problematic and it will cost you more to repair that than purchase a new coffee maker.

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Keurig b40 won't brew. took reservoir off, refilled, only makes a humming sound. this is the quietest the b40 has been since i purchased it. tried holding down the buttons, unplugging and taking reservoir...


erwrwr33434
Sorry to read about your issue.

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.

I tried to help you. Please help me and Vote/Rate this response. Thanks and good luck

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How do you drain a Keurig b40 coffee maker?


Empty the water reservoir and put back on the side of the Kurig. Put your hand in the reservoir and slide the disc that monitors the water level back toward the top and and hold in that position,the machine will think there is water. Then put a cup under the head and select a cup. The water will come out. You must hold the disc up inside the reservoir to continue to get the water out.

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The add water light stays on not matter how much water is in the reservoir


lot of time you have a magnet in the water tank fill it with water and gently tap the side of machine the magnet is block or jam on empty


THANKS FOR USING FIXYA


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