Are you having issues where your Keurig just won’t dispense water?
In this article, I’ll go over every single possible reason why your Keurig isn’t dispensing water and what you can do to fix it.
Why won’t my Keurig dispense water?
There are a few things you can check if your Keurig isn’t dispensing water. The most common reason is that the Keurig is clogged, so we’ll start there.
Clogging is by far the most common reason for a Keurig not dispensing water, and usually it can be fixed by descaling or bleeding air lines. If your Keurig is clogged, it can cause the brewer to drip small amounts or not even dispense any water at all.
Another common reason for a non-dispensing water issue is that the machine may be unheated. This means that either the heating element has gone out or there’s something blocking the flow of heat from reaching the reservoir. If this is the case, you’ll need to take your Keurig to a technician for repair.
The final potential problem is that there’s likely something wrong with the pump motor inside of your brewer. In this instance, you would need to replace the entire machine.
Why won’t my Keurig dispense water after refilling the water reservoir?
Attaching the water tank or water reservoir properly to your Keurig is important because the valves must align correctly in order for the water to flow through the system. If the water tank is slightly loose or not pushed in, this could cause the water pump or the suction required to pull the water in to fail to do its job. I recommend repositioning the water reservoir if your Keurig is not dispensing water right after you’ve refilled your tank. Many times, the solution is just to readjust and push it in further until you hear a click.
If that doesn’t work, then it may be due to the electrical system. The LCD control center will show the ‘ADD WATER’ indicator even after adding water to the water tank. If this is happening, it means that the Keurig isn’t getting any power. To fix this, check if the power cord is plugged in securely to an outlet and to the machine. If it is plugged in correctly, try plugging it into a different outlet.
If you’re still getting less than 6 ounces after following the above steps, consider that the problem may be related to something else on your machine. The Keurig will only work if the entry and exit needles are clean, with no clogs or debris in them. Clean the needles before you brew your next cup of coffee.
Why is there water coming out of my Keurig even when it’s off?
It’s likely that you’re experiencing a water leak if water is coming out of your Keurig even when it’s turned off. There are several things you can do to troubleshoot and fix the issue.
First, check to see if there is a leak leaking from the bottom of the machine even when it’s not in use. If there is, it’s likely coming from the cold water reservoir. The rubber seal at the bottom of the reservoir can be broken or misaligned, causing water to leak directly out of it.
You should make sure that you have the correct sized O-ring when replacing the reservoir. Gaskets and O-rings come in different sizes depending on which Keurig model you have.
You can replace a gasket easily on your own, but if the water tank is cracked or otherwise broken, it will need to be replaced by a Keurig supplier.
Why won’t my Keurig dispense water when I press the button to dispense?
A Keurig is a great coffee maker that come in a ton of different sizes depending on your preference and what you need for your particular coffee.
A Keurig starts working even before you put your K cup in and press brew. When you first start a Keurig up, it is going to start heating the water before it is even needed.
This means that when the Keurig is turned on, the machine is going to draw water up from the reservoir into the holding tank inside the machine so that it can be heated.
After this step, the water is going to stay hot inside the reservoir until you choose the size cup you want and start the brewing process. You then need to put the cup into the Keurig or just open the cup holder and then close it. When this happens, a sensor is activated to let the machine know that it is ready to start brewing.
You then choose the size cup you want, the Keurig is then going to measure out that amount of water as it goes down through the dispenser into your cup. There are several places where this process can get disrupted and make it so that there is no water flowing to your cup.
The first issue is with the reservoir. This can become clogged and keep the water from ever getting into the machine. Next, the computer itself can become damaged and can keep the water from dispensing. Last, the dispenser may become clogged.
Why is water coming out of my Keurig around the needle?
If you notice that there is water coming out from around the needle in the dispenser, the most likely issue is that the needle is clogged. If this happens, you can use a small cup with some cleaning solution of vinegar in it and hold the needle in the solution. This will help dislodge whatever is stuck. You can also use a toothpick to push any debris out of the needle.
How to detect that your Keurig’s pump is not working
The easiest way to determine if the pump of your Keurig is not working is to start a cycle and then listen.
The pump, though quiet, is still going to make noise when you start a cycle. If the pump is bad, it is not going to make any noise when you turn the machine on and start a cycle.
Another issue with the pump that you might be dealing with is that it is clogged. If you feel that your pump is clogged, note the level of the water in your outer reservoir and start a cycle. If you notice that there is no water coming out of the reservoir but you still hear the pump, it may be clogged.
What can I do if my Keurig won’t dispense water?
Clean the needle
Cleaning the needle is a great quick fix. Since the needle does go into the cups and does have the potential to come in contact with the powders and grounds that are in a coffee cup, they do tend to get clogged. If your Keurig is not dispensing water or is dispensing water around the needle instead of through it, you should clean the needle first to see if it helps.
Unclog the water reservoir
The next thing you might want to do is to check for clogs in the reservoir. This is a common issue if you are using water that is not filtered or that is not distilled. You can run a cleaner through the machine to help dislodge anything that might be clogging it or you can simply clean the reservoir well and the tubing as well.
The spank method
Another method you might want to try is the spank method, this is just what it seems. You need to start by removing any k cups and the reservoir. You then need to turn the machine upside down, doing this over a towel is a good idea. You then need to give the Keurig a few good spanks or slaps on the bottom to help dislodge anything that might be stuck and to hopefully get your machine back working well.
Check the electrical system
The electrical system might also be an issue. If you have a Keurig with a touch screen you may be able to run a diagnostic or check to see that there is no issue with the actual electrical circuitry. You can also send your Keurig off or have a repairman come and look at it.
It’s a failed water pump
If the pump is out you may have to fully replace the machine. You can always take it to a repair shop and see if they can fix it, or you may want to contact Keurig directly.
How can I clean my Keurig if it isn’t dispensing water?
The first thing you want to do is remove all the removable parts. The tank, the dispenser cup and any other parts that you can remove. You then need to clean these parts individually. You can also get cleaner that you can run through the machine to clean the interior.
Why is my Keurig making a noise when I try to dispense water?
If your Keurig is making strange noises when it is trying to dispense, odds are you have a clog somewhere within the machine or some part is not working properly.
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