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Keurig b40 - not filling cup

Postby arg617 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:48 pm

Hello, glad I found this forum. We recently bought a Keurig B40 and have been using it for about a week. Recently, after switching to the re-usable K-cup, the machine stopped dispensing enough water to fill half a cup up......using the 9-1/4 ounce brew size.

Any ideas of what could be causing this to happen and how to fix it?

Thanks for any help.
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Postby jbviau » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:58 pm

Did you buy it used? It might need to be descaled (see the manual). Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having.

p.s. Oh, and is it the My K-cup filter you're using, or some kind of cap to be placed on regular k-cups once you've brewed them and cleaned them out?
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Postby arg617 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:07 pm

We bought it new. From what I've been reading it sounds like it might have to be descaled, but it seems too soon to be needing that already. We've only gone through the sample K-cups. is it normal to need to be descaled after ~10 cups of coffee? Right after switching to the "My K-Cup" reusable filter it stopped filling cups.
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Postby jbviau » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:41 pm

No, that's way too soon to need to descale. Do you have a little bottle brush or something similar (maybe even a toothpick)? You might try using one to remove anything that's blocking either the upper or the lower needle. There could be some loose coffee grounds stuck in there.
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Postby ASFx » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:00 pm

It sounds like loose grounds are stuck inside the needle. One thing I noticed is that if you shut the lever down too fast, the K-Cups will have a mini explosion and shoot grounds out of the top (especially if they are puffed up and tighly filled). Always remember to push the lever down slowly as you piece the top of the K-Cup.
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Postby MichFan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Try running several cycles without a KCup in. Then try brewing a few regular KCups. If it gives you a full water drop, I'd guess it's not the brewer.

You mentioned a reusable KCup -- this may be the culprit. If you grind the coffee too fine and/or fill it too high, the pump won't be able to push the full volume of water through. From the information provided so far, this is my guess. Are you using a MyKCup or a 3rd party gadget?
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Postby rborelli » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:37 pm

ASFx wrote:It sounds like loose grounds are stuck inside the needle. One thing I noticed is that if you shut the lever down too fast, the K-Cups will have a mini explosion and shoot grounds out of the top (especially if they are puffed up and tighly filled). Always remember to push the lever down slowly as you piece the top of the K-Cup.



This was my issue.

I got a B70 for Christmas and the family loves it. It stays on 24/7 and we brew 6-10 cups a day. This morning I popped a K-cup in and just a few drips came out. WTF! it's only 2 weeks old. So I hop on the forum and find this post. It saved me!!! I took out the K-cup holder, found the longest needle I had and pushed it through the bottom needle hole. I could feel the pressure and the grounds came out. Ran a few water only cycles and tried a K-cup. Good as new!

As a side note we brew around 3 K-cups of tea and 2 cups with the pod holster a day. 2 weeks seems like a short time for the needle to get clogged up, but now I know how to handle it.

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Postby chico » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:30 am

arg617 wrote:We bought it new. From what I've been reading it sounds like it might have to be descaled, but it seems too soon to be needing that already. We've only gone through the sample K-cups. is it normal to need to be descaled after ~10 cups of coffee? Right after switching to the "My K-Cup" reusable filter it stopped filling cups.


Sept of '09 must have been the month of "de-scaling". That's what the cust serv rep told me about mine.

Read my latest post...Keurig Sucks

don't give these guys any more money. Actually don't give Green Mountain (the real owners of Keurig) any more money. Life is too precious to live it without a good cup of coffee...I've been going to Starbucks for the last two months for my coffee because my keurig is whacked AGAIN. And for the record, this is my FOURTH keurig brewer...been replaced three times
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Postby jar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:58 pm

chico wrote: And for the record, this is my FOURTH keurig brewer...been replaced three times


You have a learning disability Chico?
Anyone so limited as to be able to spell a word only one way is severely handicapped.
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Postby chico » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:34 pm

jar wrote:
chico wrote: And for the record, this is my FOURTH keurig brewer...been replaced three times


You have a learning disability Chico?


Hmm...that's nice. now start jabbing at me personally?
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Postby jar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:29 pm

chico wrote:
jar wrote:
chico wrote: And for the record, this is my FOURTH keurig brewer...been replaced three times


You have a learning disability Chico?


Hmm...that's nice. now start jabbing at me personally?


No jab, just it looks like you are unlucky when it comes to K-Cup type machines. I'd think after awhile you'd just learn and move on.
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Postby chico » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:44 am

jar wrote:
chico wrote:
jar wrote:
chico wrote: And for the record, this is my FOURTH keurig brewer...been replaced three times


You have a learning disability Chico?


Hmm...that's nice. now start jabbing at me personally?


No jab, just it looks like you are unlucky when it comes to K-Cup type machines. I'd think after awhile you'd just learn and move on.


phew... :-)

moving on...thanks...
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