This guide will help walk you though the unclogging of the Keurig Mini's water drain. You will need a #1 Philips screw driver to get inside of the device.


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  1. Lift up the handle of the Keurig Mini.
    • Lift up the handle of the Keurig Mini.

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  2. Make sure to avoid the needles above and inside the K-cup because may puncture your hand
    • Make sure to avoid the needles above and inside the K-cup because may puncture your hand

    • Firmly place a finger on each one of the three tabs that hold the K-cup holder into place, pushing in lightly. The tabs are difficult to see, but they are there and will make the removal easier. The top tab is located in the same location as the white triangle and the bottom two are located under the plastic bumps highlighted in the picture.

    You may want to show a picture of the needles to show what exactly to avoid even though it might be blatantly obvious.

    Creed Borden - Antwoord

    You should write "They" between "inside the K-cup because" and "may puncture your hand"

    Creed Borden - Antwoord

    I did the needle up the 2 pin hole trick and it's working now!

    hooyame2002 - Antwoord

    What is a needle up the 2 pin hole trick?

    Gina -

    • Firmly rock the K-cup holder from side to side, loosening the K-cup holder from its seat.

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    • Pull the K-cup holder straight out.

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    • Open the top lid of the Keurig.

    • Pull directly outwards on one of the arms that holds the top lid in place. It will take some force to get the arm off the peg. Once one side is off, repeat the process on the second arm.

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    • Lay the Keurig on its back with the water reservoir pointing away from you.

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    • Avoid the top needle as it may puncture your hand.

    • Unscrew the two 9mm #1 Philips screws that hold the top plastic cover in place.

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    • Set the Keurig in an upright position with the front side facing you.

    • Pull the cover off the top of the Keurig. It should come off easily with little force.

    Not coming off easily. Pull toward front a little helps.

    Henry Huang - Antwoord

    There are two plastic latching tabs that hold down the back of this cover, about 5/8 inch in from either side. It should be possible to locate them by probing along the back parting line with a thin-blade screwdriver and release them by pressing forward. Or apply excessive force like I did and break them off.

    Lytle Johnson - Antwoord

    • Firmly grasp the hose and pull it off of the plastic nozzle.

    Before pulling, you can see if this portion of the tube is clogged. If clogged at the other end, you may be wasting time going further. See comments at the last step.

    Henry Huang - Antwoord

    Our unit's hose end was secured with a plastic zip tie that had to be cut off. When replacing the hose, a new zip tie was required.

    M A - Antwoord

    • Unscrew the two 9 mm #1 Philips screws at the top of the device.

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    • Push down lightly on the nozzle that the hose was attached to. The plastic housing along with the needle should pop off without much force.

    Make sure to clean out the needle carefully at this point, paper clip is good from the hose attachment nub rather challenging the sharp nèdle end

    Tim Tiegs - Antwoord

    Handle needs to be in upright position, then it pops out without force.

    Christina Slack - Antwoord

    • With the needle removed, open the device by pulling up on the handle.

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    • Push in on one of the arms attached to the K-cup holder plastic housing to remove it from its rails. The arms are identical for both sides so once one side is free repeat the process for the second side.

      • The plastic is flexible and will not snap with the force applied.

    • Once the arms are removed, the configuration should look like the picture. The K-cup holder housing should be separated from the arms.

    My Keurig has white, nylon half-grommets to reduce wear, where the post of each arm slides in its slot. Take care that they do not fall down into the machine and that you do not lose them.

    wheelersthree - Antwoord

    That just happened,( lost the grommet), I can hear it but can't get it out from inside the machine. I put everything back together and it is working. One note: may I suggest removing just the k-cup holder then removing the two screws for the top. you can then access the upper part of the hose. after that I used a long tie wrap (pipe cleaner would have been better, (I had given my tobacco pipes and cleaning equipment away last week.) Also I ran a bread tie down the top connection for the hose and into the needle. That is where I found the last of my clog. So now all I need is to find that little plastic piece and it will be perfect but it is working without it

    sandpat76 -

    Getting this part put back together is near impossible. White pieces keep falling off & don't seem to line up correctly with plastic arms. Over 1 hour to get to this point. Frustrating.

    Christina Lemmey - Antwoord

    Don't take it apart at this point! Move on to the next step, then it is super easy to remove this front part in the same way but from the bottom pegs, if you want to clean all the small spaces covered in coffee dust and

    Christina Slack - Antwoord

    Yes, the arm will break. Apparently after struggling with it for about an hour, it weakened the plastic enough to snap off the left arm of the cup holder. The machine now works, though! I’ll just have to be mindful when I use it. Looking back, I wish I had tried just cleaning out the needle first. Might have saved me significant frustration with the reassembly of this step.

    Kimberly Meyer - Antwoord

    I think you need to tell people that the arms with the white roller will break off after all the struggling the left side broke off Thank for the worthless info. Ron Nelson

    Ron , Lynn Nelson - Antwoord

    • Use a Phillips #1 screw driver to remove the four 12 mm screws that hold the arm assembly in place.

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    • Lift up the arm and pull up the handle assembly. It should easily come off.

    • This white tab falls off easily, remove it and set it aside to ensure it is not lost.

    The first picture is a little on the dark side, but I could still tell what you're trying to say in the picture. Maybe make it a little brighter?

    Rubia Siddiqi - Antwoord

    The second picture in this step shows the white plastic 'slide guide thinger', it is however upside down. During reassembly make sure to have it the other way so that the handle assembly will stay up when installing a k cup. If not the handle will fall everytime you let it go making for a frustrating coffee going experience especially if your not a morning person. :)

    foxyauto - Antwoord

    If your clog is in the other end of the hose, you are out of luck. I had only used my machine about 6 times before it wouldn't dispense. I disassembled the contraption, and stuck a pipe cleaner down the hose. There is no clog. Keurig is sending me a $50 coupon to apply toward a new machine.

    Jill Kozak - Antwoord

    • Lift up the top arm assembly to get it out of the way. Once it is out of the way, clear out any obstructions in the drain.

    • Use your finger or a slender object to clean the drain. Avoid pushing material further down the drain as that may cause obstructions deeper in the system.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I wish i would have checked the needle first because that is where mine was clogged...then i wouldn't have had to do all those steps...but the instructions here were very good..thank you...

sue allen - Antwoord

For me too the problem was that the needle that punctures the pod was clogged. Maybe add to check that first and avoid taking everything apart. Great instructions though.

janpini - Antwoord

This helped a lot. I used a large syringe. We used to raise birds & had a variety of sizes. Put the syringe on the tube & pulled several times.Seemed to free any clog at the very bottom. Put back together & it's working now.but I notice sprinkles of water as is heats up now. Just need to figure what could be causing this.

lauragriffin76 - Antwoord

So my keurig was not clogged. BUT. After taking it apart and putting it back together, it works now! #sweetcaffeinatedvictory

godschapis - Antwoord

This was very helpful. My Keurig is working again. Thanks.

ebelaine52 - Antwoord

How do I get to the bottom of the reservoir. I think something is in there at the bottom blocking the tube. - Antwoord

I followed all the instructions and realized it was my needle that was clogged. Thank you! You saved me…had gotten it as a gift and didnt want to tell I had “broken" it. Again THANK YOU!

Dottie Bridgewater - Antwoord

I want to know what that rubber circular thing under the top arm assembly and where you would get another one. Mine stopped pumping water through and after taking it apart, I realized that it was because that part wasn’t creating a good enough seal to make it able to form a vacuum. I wiped at it with my finger on both the main hole and the rubbery part and it works again. But who knows for how long. I tried asking Keurig about it and they just want to keep giving me the run around. First they said there were no user serviceable parts. Challenge accepted. Now they won’t give me a straight answer about how to replace this one simple part. They want to talk to me on the phone about it. I don’t get why it is so hard!!!

Steven Kendel - Antwoord

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