When your Keurig becomes clogged, it can be tough to figure out how to fix it!
That said, we know how important that cup of coffee is to your daily routine, and luckily, clogs can be fixed relatively easily most of the time.
Here, we’re going to take a quick look at how to unclog a Keurig so that you can get back to enjoying your beverages.
Continue on to learn exactly what you need to do to get it fixed!
Prepping The Keurig
Before you get started, it’s best to make sure that the Keurig is off, unplugged and placed in an area where you’ll be able to see well.
Start by opening up the top, where you’ll typically find the holder for the portion packs.
Carefully remove this piece from the Keurig by pushing upward on it with one hand, and pulling from the outside with the other.
Inside, you should see a funnel. This part will need to be removed.
Make sure to be careful with this!
When you flip over that tube, you should see a smaller tube hanging from the bottom of the piece.
This is where you’ll be likely to find the clog.
Finding The Clog
Within this smaller tube, you may be able to see where the clog is located pretty easily.
If that’s the case, then you’ll have a much easier time removing it.
You’ll just need a toothpick or paper clip to gently poke at the clog and try to break it down. Be very careful not to push your tool all the way through the tube.
Another option you have is to soak the entire tube in some vinegar and try to use warm or hot water to push the clog through.
While you have the device open, it’s also worthwhile to look for any other buildups that might present an issue in the future.
That way, you can stop the problem before it occurs, helping you to avoid a big headache.
Checking The Results
Once you’ve gotten the clog removed, it’s time to carefully put the device back together.
Make sure that everything is placed back where it belongs. This can be a slightly different setup between the various models.
When you’ve put the device back together, and dried off any wet pieces, you can plug it back in.
Add some water if you need to, and place a mug under the spout so that you can try it out.
It’s best to do this without a K-Cup first, so that you can avoid wasting one if for some reason it still isn’t working.
Assuming the water flows freely into the mug, congratulations! You’ve fixed a Keurig clog.
What If It Doesn’t Work?
If for some reason the Keurig still isn’t working correctly, you may need to take the next step in the process to finding a solution.
This can include contacting Keurig customer support to see what they have to say about the problem.
It’s possible they may be able to help you repair it, repair it themselves, or provide a new device if it’s still under warranty.
If none of these solutions can be reached, and the model is too old to be covered by a warranty, then it may be time for a new Keurig.
There are some truly great models out there, such as the K525 and K575!
When it comes to an issue like clogs, it’s always better to prevent the problem from happening than to have to deal with it after the fact.
The good news is that there is one very simple way to prevent this problem from happening.
It simply involves checking the K-Cup you’re using before you get started brewing, and making sure that it’s firmly placed on the puncturing needle beneath it.
That way, when you close the lid, the cup will be adequately punctured and the pressure from the cup can be expelled in a safe way.
Remember not to actually puncture the cup before the lid is closed!
We know that many people out there prefer their Keurig coffee to something like drip-style, so we help that these tips can help your machine running well so you can keep getting your daily doses!