It’s a sad day when your Keurig fails you.
When it starts to brew coffee that is weak, not hot enough, or worse yet, when the water isn’t even warm enough to create a cup of coffee at all.
You can’t help but wonder what happened to the machine you once knew and loved.
In this article, we’ll walk through how to reset your Keurig. This may be your only option if you’ve run into any of these common problems with your machine.
How to reset any Keurig
How to reset Keurig Mini
- The first step is to open and close the lever of the K-Cup reservoir.
- The next step is to turn off the machine and unplug it.
- You then need to detach the water reservoir.
- You should then reattach the water reservoir, plug in the machine, and power it on.
- This should reset the entire machine.
How to reset Keurig K-Duo
- Remove the water reservoir and then power the machine off and unplug the machine. You then need to leave the machine off for a few minutes with the water tank off.
- Plug the Keurig back into the designated outlet.
- Turn the machine back on and then put the reservoir back on the machine.
How to reset Keurig K-Classic
- Open and then close the lever of the K-Cup holder.
- You then should turn off the machine and unplug it from power.
- Next, you should take off the water tank.
- Then reattach the water tank before plugging the machine back in.
How to reset Keurig K-Compact
- Turn the machine on and off.
- Then, unplug the machine.
- Leave it unplugged for at least 30 seconds and plug it back in.
- This is going to do a very basic reset of the internal computer of the machine.
- This can be done daily or weekly and is relatively easy to do and is not super difficult to do to keep the machine ready to work.
How to reset Keurig 1.0 Models
- To reset this model of Keurig, you want to first open, then shut the lid of the K-Cup holder.
- You then want to turn the machine off and unplug it totally from power.
- After that, remove the water tank fully from the turned-off machine.
- Before you reattach the water tank, plug the machine back in.
How to reset Keurig 2.0 Models
- For this model of Keurig, you should first open and then close the K-Cup holder lever.
- You then want to turn off and unplug the machine fully.
- Take the water tank off of the machine.
- Plug it back in and then put the water tank back on.
When do you need to reset a Keurig?
Generally, when your machine won’t come on at all or all the lights are on simultaneously, a general reboot could fix the issue.
But there are other scenarios where a reset may be necessary.
If your coffee maker is making strange noises, displaying a completely gray or white screen, or isn’t working properly, a reset may be necessary.
Sometimes your Keurig might dispense water from its pump even though everything is connected properly and working.
Most of them come down to issues with the software but can also be caused by physical damage or user error.
A reset will bring your Keurig back to its factory settings and remove any misconfigured settings that may be causing it issues so it’s important to know how to do one if needed!
The point of a factory reset is when you have diagnosed that it is not a hardware issue.
Resetting your Keurig can solve a number of problems giving the ability for your Keurig to function properly and allowing you to keep enjoying the delicious drinks that only Keurig can provide!
Is there a reset button on my Keurig coffee maker?
There may not be a reset button on every Keurig machine.
For those models that have a touch screen, there may be a factory reset option in the setting menu if you access it.
For other models that are a bit more basic, there is not likely to be a button and you may have to go ahead with the reset steps that we have already discussed.
How do I troubleshoot my Keurig?
If you are worried about your Keurig and you feel that there might be some problems with it that need to be taken care of, you can do a few things.
- All Keurig models are going to do a soft reset when they are unplugged and left unplugged for a period of time. This is not going to be the same thing as a full factory reset, but it is a soft reset that may be able to help with minor issues.
- You also need to consider that your tank might not be attached correctly. With a Keurig, they are designed not to work properly until all the proper conditions are met. This means if the tank is not situated properly, the lid is not fully closed, and if the K-Cup does not fit just right, the machine may not work properly.
- You may also want to check to see if there are any visible issues or anything that might be on the surface level that might point to what is wrong. Has the machine been dropped, has it been damaged, or is there any visible defect that might be affecting the function? These are all things to keep in mind.
- If all else fails and a reset does not work, you may need to contact support and see if you can find a solution or if they can have your machine taken in to have it worked on.
What would cause my Keurig to stop working?
If your Keurig coffee maker is showing the descale light, it means that there’s something blocking the water flow in the machine.
What could cause this? There are several reasons why your Keurig might stop working:
- The water reservoir is low and needs to be refilled
- The machine is not plugged in or needs to be reset
- The circuit breaker was overloaded and the Keurig lost power
- The coffee maker has clogged tubes or needles that need cleaning
- The machine hasn’t been descaled recently (you should do this once every six months)
If none of these things are happening, then you may need to contact Keurig directly for more help.
Tips and tricks when resetting Keurig
Are you having trouble with your Keurig? Don’t worry, here are a few tricks that you can try if your machine isn’t working correctly.
If the machine fails to brew, it may be time to descale. To do so, take the K-Cup holder out and remove any grounds and dirt in the needle with a paperclip. You can also run vinegar and water through your machine to get rid of all the limescale and any possible clogs.
If you have never used the machine before, read the owner’s manual first! It will give you great tips on how to get started with your new K-Cup brewer and troubleshoot any problems that may come up along the way.
If you still have problems after following the steps in the owner’s manual, consider resetting your machine by following these steps: Release the “Coffee” button and wait two minutes before using your machine again.
If all else fails, call customer service! If you are experiencing issues with your coffee maker, dial 1-866-901-BREW (2739) to reach Keurig Support. They will be able to walk you through troubleshooting steps or even send someone out if needed.
What are some reasons why you might want to reset your Keurig?
If you’ve noticed that your Keurig is taking longer to brew a cup of coffee, it may be because of debris or build-up.
You can try running the machine without using any K-Cups to check if there are any loose coffee grounds.
You can also use a soft brush to clean out any coffee residue found on the dispenser.
One of the common problems with electrical coffee makers is that with enough brew cycles, there can be a mineral build-up of limestone, calcium, and magnesium.
Cloudy water from the dispensing head is a sign that there’s a limestone buildup. Calcium scaling can have an adverse effect on the quality of your brew. You need to descale your Keurig!
It’s annoying, but cleaning or descaling your water line is very simple and should only take a few minutes. It will save you some serious headaches in the future!
Is descaling the same as resetting in a Keurig?
Descaling is not the same thing as resetting your Keurig, but it is still an essential step.
You do need to remove the limescale to help keep the Keurig working properly and to help ensure that the machine is not going to get clogged.
If you are worried about limescale, you can always take the water tank off and clean it out, or you can run a cleaner pod through the machine to help remove any internal limescale that might have been built up.
This is going to help prevent buildup and is also going to help ensure that the machine does not get clogged with lines that might cause the machine to run poorly or prevent the water from flowing through it.
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