Keurig ?????

Old 05-26-2015, 04:34 AM
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Go to make the cup of.....cup is empty - so I unplug, turn upside down to,drain, get the vinegar, do the flush out...little grains of coffee come out...do it three times, then water flush......then finally coffee......I have had this gift to me for yr and half, 2/3cups per day, clean monthly, but this last time I had cleaned it last week and had to again this morning....this is the small version, one cup at a time, no reservoir ..........am a bit disappointed in my purchase...why each time I clean it these tiny specks of grounds at bottom of cup........I may have to go buy a 4 cup mr. Coffee and wave bye-bye to this " thing". Anyone here have this same situation....what am I missing in the cleaning process?????
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Don't have that one -I have the big one which was a Christmas gift 2 years ago. I runs good when I choose to purchase the expensive cups and pay top dollar for a cup of coffee at home. I know, I did get the little baskets that I can fill myself but I just can't get the coffee brew that I want. I'm with you, just brew it the old fashined way and forget it!
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:09 AM
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When my regular coffee maker does this, it's when I have accidentally splashed some water into where the coffee goes when I'm trying to fill the water reservoir. Are you doing this maybe? I bought the Hamilton Beach model for Christmas, and she loves it.
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I just received a used one and had all kinds of problems. They told me to unplug and use a safety pin or paper clip and poke in the holes in the bottom of the K-cup holder then go to the needle in the top and push it into the little holes around the needle. Ok that worked. So I filled it with vinegar. Then it would say brewing but nothing came out. Called back to Keurig. They went through more steps with me and still the same, Brewing but no water. She put me on hold and when she came back she was sending me a whole new unit. This was a large one that isn't made any more. She overnighted me a top of the line 2.0 model. Don't do it. The 2.0 will only brew the new Keurig K-cup. It has a code on the top label that the machine reads before it brews. Gave it to the kids last night. So try poking around at yours. Oh, also let the vinegar sit in the guts of the machine for 4 hours to be sure all the white lime deposits are dissolved. put it in let it start to run thru and turn it off so it sits "in" the machine for a while. Mine said to only use bottled water, not tap water. We have well water and I knew that wasn't good for it. Kids live in town.
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Keurig is to rich for my blood and coffee never is strong enough. I prefer strong coffee to coffee looking and tasting like weak tea. if I fix myself a cup of tea, I use 2 bags. Then put into a baggie into freezer for later uses.
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I just received a used one and had all kinds of problems. They told me to unplug and use a safety pin or paper clip and poke in the holes in the bottom of the K-cup holder then go to the needle in the top and push it into the little holes around the needle. Ok that worked. So I filled it with vinegar. Then it would say brewing but nothing came out. Called back to Keurig. They went through more steps with me and still the same, Brewing but no water. She put me on hold and when she came back she was sending me a whole new unit. This was a large one that isn't made any more. She overnighted me a top of the line 2.0 model. Don't do it. The 2.0 will only brew the new Keurig K-cup. It has a code on the top label that the machine reads before it brews. Gave it to the kids last night. So try poking around at yours. Oh, also let the vinegar sit in the guts of the machine for 4 hours to be sure all the white lime deposits are dissolved. put it in let it start to run thru and turn it off so it sits "in" the machine for a while. Mine said to only use bottled water, not tap water. We have well water and I knew that wasn't good for it. Kids live in town.
We have the 2.0 and there is a work around so you don't have to buy just their cups. I cut the top off of a cup that had the code and just put it on the top of the other cups. Since then I discovered there are better ways. Just google workaround for the 2.0. Also, you need to just run hot water through the dispenser periodically to rinse it. Love ours.
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I'm not a fan of these machines myself. Have to use them when traveling as that seems to be what all the hotels have migrated to. Also use them at dad's house and some vacation places. Way too expensive as I drink about 1/2 pot/morning as well as the 'weak' taste - regardless of blend - to me. I stick with the good old drip makers. I've even gone really cheap with these any more as the really expensive ones don't seem to last any longer than the cheapies.
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I just received a used one and had all kinds of problems. They told me to unplug and use a safety pin or paper clip and poke in the holes in the bottom of the K-cup holder then go to the needle in the top and push it into the little holes around the needle. Ok that worked. So I filled it with vinegar. Then it would say brewing but nothing came out. Called back to Keurig. They went through more steps with me and still the same, Brewing but no water. She put me on hold and when she came back she was sending me a whole new unit. This was a large one that isn't made any more. She overnighted me a top of the line 2.0 model. Don't do it. The 2.0 will only brew the new Keurig K-cup. It has a code on the top label that the machine reads before it brews. Gave it to the kids last night. So try poking around at yours. Oh, also let the vinegar sit in the guts of the machine for 4 hours to be sure all the white lime deposits are dissolved. put it in let it start to run thru and turn it off so it sits "in" the machine for a while. Mine said to only use bottled water, not tap water. We have well water and I knew that wasn't good for it. Kids live in town.

The kids were talking about that yesterday. Said it was all over the internet because no one wants to buy the expensive cups. They still took it and gave me their old little one. Not sure why they thought I needed it but I have it. At least they thought of me. Was very impressed with K's customer service though. I even told them I had received it used and they didn't blink to replace it.

Not sure why it did that but this was in response to Misty's Mom.

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Since I posted my start to this thread, I cruised around internet and found a "few" sites of troubleshooting/aids......I did the poke the hole with clean paper clip. And yes that did seem to loosen up some stuck grounds.....my question is also, how do grounds get in those places? Anyway, seems there are a lot of disgruntled ex-users......and apparently when one calls customer service, they usually just send a new one!!!! Did finally get my cuppa. Now I will pour more vinegar in and let it set for few hours, then flush again......and in the meantime go down in the storage section of basement and search for my old mr coffee 4 cupper......hope I didn't sell it at last garage sale!!!!!!

Btw...I don't buy the K brand pods....Walmart generic are good......tried using my own coffee in baskets, but for some reason it doesn't taste as good in K as it did in Mr C.........

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I love our Keurig. I bought three when Sam's Club had a special buy on them three years ago. I gave each of my DDs one. All three are still working great. They have a filter that has to be changed about every three months. I buy those at Walmart six filters in a package. I buy the K cups at Sams' Club in the case for DH's brand of coffee. I buy from Brad's Deals when the K Kups are on special buy one box get one free and free shipping up to 8 boxes at a time. Lots of special buys fro K Kups listed all the time from coffee manufacturers, even Starbucks that my girls like. I never buy the box of cups at the grocery store. Way over priced compared to the online sales.
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