Question about Keurig 5048 My K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter

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Leaking water when using my k cup

First time using my k cup and after following the directions I inserted in to the machine. When cycle started water started coming out from the edges while the coffee was streaming in the center through the funnell. I tried it twice and happened both times - why?

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  • Sharron Pollom Mar 21, 2012

    ok, I just bought my machine and my k cup and I'm in love....except with all the afore mentioned problems with the k cup. my simple solution was to heat up a push pin a little and put it thru the bottom of the basket where the little indention is. I made a timy little ***** hole. not even big enough for grounds. IT WORKS WONDERFULLY!!!!!!!!!!! I just made a cuo of Oolong tea and it's perfect!!!!! I'm so psyched now. can't wait to try so many other things!!! hope this helps/works for others. God Bless!! Sharron

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Long story short, it will leak from under the screw cap (rarely) and from the rubber ring around the puncture pin. The grounds clog the metal filter and creates pressure that escapes from under that rubber ring. I cut a thin styrofoam plate to fit under the screw cap. It's really snug for the first few times, then it will loosen up. Second is to tighten the seal between the top of the 'my cup' and that rubber seal. I used 2 styrofoam rings that sit between the 'my cup' and the hard plastic it sits on when you fit it in the hole. It bring the cup like 1/8 inch higher to the pin and increases that seal. I made many cups after that and it has never leaked. I'm looking for a good rubber ring to fit around the 'my cup' to replace the rings for the seat.

Posted on May 06, 2010

  • learnedshopp Nov 27, 2010

    This should do it: cut a 3/4 inch circle out of 3/16 or even 1/4 inch neoprene (wetsuit material), preferably without the nylon outer layer. Stretch the neoprene circle and slide into a single hole punch and punch out the center -- making a neoprene washer. Place that washer into the top of the My K-Cup (if you cut a generous outer diameter on the washer it will fit snugly) and then place into the coffee maker as usual. You can glue the washer onto the My K-Cup lid with silicone rubber, but it is not needed.

  • sailorgirl83 Mar 11, 2011

    Locate the upper puncture needle. There is a small gasket around the needle. Pull the gasket down a bit, so it is flush with the tip of the needle. This will make a seal with the hole in the top of the reusable cartridge and stop leaks. You might have to keep adjusting this seal between using the reusable cartrige and a regular k-cup.

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