How to Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker

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Proper cleaning of your coffee machine will help you keep your maker in good working order. This is a page about how to clean your Keurig coffee maker.


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Many Keurig coffeemakers end up in the landfill because they do not dispense water anymore, or just fill the cup a tiny bit. You can fix this yourself, and save the cost of a new machine.

Total Time: About 5 hours, including waiting time.


  • white vinegar
  • water
  • paper clip


  1. Remove the water reservoir, lid to reservoir, and the bottom piece the cup sits on. Wash and dry.
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  3. Remove the K-cup holder.
  4. Bend a paper clip and clean out the holes on the bottom. Wash the K-cup holder and dry.
  5. Replace all the pieces.
  6. Fill the water reservoir with vinegar. Brew without a K-cup. Dump all the vinegar into the sink.
  7. When the reservoir is half empty, let the remaining vinegar sit 4 hours.
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  9. Discard the vinegar and fill the reservoir with fresh water.
  10. Brew without a K-cup at least 12 times. You will have to fill the reservoir at least once.
  11. Brew until the cup dispenses the correct amount of water. It may take a lot of brews, but it will work.
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