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I'm having trouble with short cups/water backfilling into the resevoir from the bottom. I tried de-scaling, I've tried unclogging the needles, I've even tried(what I'v e seen on other keurig problem solving sites) unplugging the unit, taking off the resevoir and dumping the water out into the sink to try to free up any air bubbles that may be trapped. Nothing has worked. Please help! This unit is only 3 months old.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: today,my keurig started to short cup me, and

The water pump is probably starving for water:1. Remove the clear plastic reservoir and set it aside. 2. Look into the hole that the reservoir sits on. You will see a fine plastic screen that keeps debris from getting to the pump. 3. Clean off the screen. You may have to disassemble the bottom of the machine and remove it to do it right. 4. Put everything back together and the short-cup problem will be history.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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SOURCE: when I try to brew a cup of coffee on my keurig b100 water leaks back into the resevoir and I only get half cups.

If you are experiencing inconsistent brews, there may be some coffee grounds lodged in the needles that pierce the K-Cup packs. This video will show you how to SAFELY clean this area of the brewer

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

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SOURCE: My Keurig dispenses about 3oz of water on next to largest setting

I JUST fixed (I Hope!) my 11 month old B60 by taking a paper clip and a straightened safety pin to the top of the coffee maker (where the top pin punctures the top of the cup) and the BOTTOM pin which punctures the bottom of the cup. (remove the bottom dark brown holder by pushing up on it).

After one or two attempts, I ran water through it without the coffee cup, then used a decaf cup and brewed it just fine....

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Keurig b60 not pumping water, just bubbles

The water reservoir tank probably isn't seated properly. Try wiggling the tank a bit and if that doesn't do the trick, completely remove the water reservoir and then replace it. Once it's seated properly, it should start drawing water and brew as designed. This seems to be a design flaw with this particular model, so periodic adjusting of the water reservoir may be necessary to ensure it is seated properly if your problem persists. Hope that helps! Best of luck...

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Keurig B60 is real slow , displays brewing for 30 sec.

mcdevito75 here, It may need to be cleaned, water used to brew coffee leaves deposits in the brewing holes and must be cleaned every once in a while. Refer to the owners manual on cleaning the coffee maker.

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

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Water drips back into resevoir, only filling 1/4 cup. I have de-scaled, cleaned the holes, reset the resevoir, use only distilled water


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

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I have more water going into the water Reservoir than into my coffee cup, no matter what size is chosen


It's likely that a good cleaning could fix your issue. Specifically, try these solutions:

1) De-scale the brewer. After a while the reservoir can become partially clogged with scale from hard water and should be de-scaled every now and then. To do this, run 1 cup of white vinegar through the brewer on a regular cycle. Repeat once more with a fresh cup of vinegar. Once that has finished, run it with fresh water until no trace of vinegar remains. 3 cups should do it.

2) Clean the exit needle and/or the entire K-Cup holder assembly. To do this, remove and disassemble the assembly. The parts are dishwasher safe (top rack) or can be cleaned fairly easily by hand. In addition, use a paper clip or other small object to clean the inside of the exit needle. Coffee grounds can become trapped and clog the hole. Be careful, however, since the needle can be rather sharp. Note, also, that the hole in the needle where the liquid exits is on the side of the needle, so whatever tool you use to clean it will not go all the way through.

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It does not do a full cup....I have gotten it to finish when starting over but now I cant get the water to run out at all...


With the coffee maker unplugged and an empty cup in place, I filled the reservoir with filtered water and with a short length of flexible plastic tubing I blew in to the small hole in the bottom of the reservoir. I did this 4 or 5 times sucking some water in to the tube to force it through the system. When I had finished there were a lot of grounds in the cup and the next time I used the coffee maker it worked perfectly.

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I have the issue of slow flow and the water goes to the bypass at the same time as brewing so I get "short" cups. Did the de-scaling... but no resolution. I can even get good flow from the...


Hi, Don, W/D here.

There's not a lot of troubleshooting advise out there for Keurigs, but here are a few things to try:

Try brewing a cup, without the K-cup in the holder. As the brewing cycle starts, hold your finger over the return line to the reservoir (lift the lid to the reservoir; it's in the top, back, and it's white). Careful, there could be hot water there. Plug the hole off with a gloved finger and this will run the cycle longer, and may unplug it. De-scaling may have moved some of the accrued sediment into the dispensing lines.
If you haven't tried it, try cleaning the upper and lower tips. Take an ordinary paper clip and straighten it into an "L" with the short side about 1" long. Pass this end up into the upper piercing needle (careful-sharp!) and down into the lower needle. Sometimes, it takes several tries to clear the needles.
If you try the needle clearing, then try plugging off the by pass. Repeat as necessary.


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Feb 05, 2011 | Keurig B60 Coffee Maker

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Every other cup seems to stop brewing after a few drops come out. Water drips back into resevoir. I tried the paper clip clean out to no avail!


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.

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My Keurig b40 has stopped cycling water thru the cup holder portion. It only returns the heated water thru the small fitting back into the resevoir. This appears to be the only defect. Is there a valve...


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

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.

Dec 22, 2010 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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The machine seems to be taking water from resevoir and heating and all but does not send it through the cup or anything and will not brew a full cup. I cleaned the needle out with a thin wire but that...


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.

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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Sorry to read about your issue.

try it a sec time and wait 6 or 8 hours

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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