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First of all, note that the smell of the machine itself is unlikely to come from the interior of the parts that heat and transport water -- after all, they are regularly cleaned with hot water and smoke has a hard time getting there. So running vinegar through the machine won't change that. Rather, it is the other surfaces that cause problems. Thoroughly ...


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It will not damage the machine; However, it won't brew properly. Your tea is supposed to steep inside the water for a set period of time; but the Keurig will simply pour water quickly through it, resulting in extremely weak tea. So no, it won't damage the machine, but you will not brew your tea correctly.


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The Keurig 2.0 machine is looking for an element (perhaps magnetic?) that is embedded in the authorized pods. The site KeurigHack.com contains a video that shows a simple technique for bypassing this feature. Basically you need one lid from an authorized pod that you can place on top of your pods so that the Keurig 2.0 accepts these pods. The video goes on ...


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It appears specific models are under the Keurig 2.0 label. The K250, K350, K450, K550 will be clearly marked Keurig 2.0, which use the label DRM.


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Due to the age and usage of your Keurig machine, I would say that you are experiencing two possible problems - one at a time or perhaps both. The Problems: The motor in the pump in your Keurig machine may simply just be getting worn out. If this is the problem, you should be able to hear it struggling to pump water out through the K-Cup. If you need a ...


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Pass it to your local authority's electrical recycling scheme, then purchase a new one.


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I used white vinegar also, but ran two cups of vinegar solution (about half water and half vinegar) through to a large cup, then left the solution in the machine overnight. In the morning I ran a full reservoir of water through the machine to get the vinegar out and it worked like a charm. Keurig states not to use vinegar, but I found no problems after ...


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I think K-cup is [impolite negative opinion] and an absurdly overpriced fad, but I get perfectly decent French press with a scant 2 tablespoons of beans (I don't weigh them, but I'd guess a lot less than you are using - one calculator claims about half.) I can waste more in the FP but it does not really make it better, and if I take two cups off the same ...


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Consider trying an AeroPress coffee maker. It's kind of a redesigned French Press. It's quick, makes smooth coffee, and is easy to clean. If you put in one heaping (rounded) scoop of coffee, that's 14 grams or 3 tablespoons, according to their FAQ. While you're on the FAQ page, it answers interesting questions like about gentler coffee: ... about one-fifth ...


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I too, have a Keurig which was probably one of the first ones that came out. A while ago, it started only spitting out a few drops of coffee. I descaled (something I had been doing regularly anyway). I cleaned the needle. I punctured a hole in the k-cup before starting the brew. This seemed to work for the first cup of coffee and then it would be back to ...


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While all of the above are good recommendations, before you chuck your machine please check the reservoir filter. Mine was having the exact same problem, motor struggling, producing smaller than usual cups of coffee. We took the bottom off and cleaned out the internal filter as we saw on YouTube, didn't help. Descaled it, didn't help. Then simply ran the ...


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Well, I don't know anaything about keurig, but as the Question stands for a Week I give it a try. From my expierience with electronics, there are 3 ways how a low power mod could be done, depending on the details. the first is to mod the power supply to the boiler (e.g. put an inductor in searies) and hope the machines software can cope with this. second: ...


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No, sadly it's absolutely not an espresso shot. To get a real espresso shot the ideal settings are to have freshly ground coffee into a portefilter basket leveled and compressed using about 15kgf of force. The amount of coffee should be around 14g-18g (for a double shot) as an input, the output should be like 28-36g (we are talking about a tradtional ...


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Most coffee machines use magnetic water level sensors. I do not see a reason why Keurig does not have. You may see the basic idea on this page, I copy the animation here to make it easier to understand. So, it is normal that there are not any visible parts, as it is magnetic. So, let's focus on your problem. These kind of levels may broke for some reason ...


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I typically clean with vinegar and water but may I make a suggestion... ditch the Keurig!! I have heard that if you overfill custom k-cups grounds can get pulled into the water supply lines that may be a problem, but I will be honest, I feel like Keurig brewing methods significantly degrade the flavor of your coffee. I will admit that I own one, but I ...


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You need to descale the entire path of the water takes. Our office Keurig suffers the same symptoms occasionally. When they occur, we use the Keurig descaling solution and the instructions located on the Keurig Website. You may be able to use vinegar and water if the instruction for your model state that it's OK.


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Our three year old Keurig suddenly started to run very slowly and produce only a partial cup of coffee. I tried all of the recommended fixes, even taking the upper check valve out and soaking it in vinegar. Cleaned all the needles and outlets with no success. We bit the bullet and bought a new Keurig and… it ran exactly the same way. I then remembered ...


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My Keurig began running slower and slower. It seemed to take a long time for the pump to fill the internal reservoir as evidenced by a slow rate of decline of the water level on the external reservoir. It turned out to be a clogged screen on the outflow at the bottom of the external reservoir (note not the screen in the removable filter). Time went from ...


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It is not against Keurigs recommendations to use vinegar. They actually recommend it on their site in some sections. Link


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Actually, The reason the Keurig machines can brew tea so quickly is because both K-Cups and the My K-Cup add the element of pressure to the steeping equation. This pressure speeds extractions in ways low-pressure steeping does not, meaning the compounds in tea are extracted faster.


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