You may think your Keurig is broken and done for good, but it may just be clogged. Use this guide to unclog your Keurig coffee brewer in just a few easy steps. All you'll need is your coffee brewer, a paperclip, a bottle of white vinegar and approximately 30 minutes.




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    • Unplug your Keurig.

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    • Disassemble all of the parts. This includes: water tank, lid, K-cup holder, and both pieces of the tray where the coffee cup sits.

    • You should not need a screwdriver for this. All of the parts you are disassembling are easily removable by hand.

    • Wash all of the parts in warm, soapy water. Dry well.

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    • Unclog the needles using a slightly bent paperclip.

    • With the top of the Keuring open, insert the free end of the paperclip into the three small holes surrounding the needle that pierces the K-Cup.

    • Jiggle the paperclip to loosen any debris.

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    • Wipe the whole machine down and reassemble all of the previously removed parts.

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    • Fill the water tank with a half water-half vinegar solution.

    • Do not use straight vinegar. It can damage the machine's parts due to the acidity.

    • Run the water-vinegar solution through the machine until you have emptied the tank.

    • Run clean water through the machine. You may have to repeat this step several times to get all of the water-vinegar solution out of the pipes.


Repeat this process every 2-3 months for optimal use of your Keurig, and to increase the lifespan of your coffee brewer.


Hunter Ashbrook


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