Keurig Says Add Water but it is Full

What does it mean when my Keurig says add more water but it is full? A wonderful investment that a coffee lover can make is to buy a coffee brewer like the Keurig.

A home Keurig can be expensive but its value for a coffee lover is irreplaceable. This makes seeing funny errors on your Keurig frightening and stressful.

One of the more common errors is when your machine keeps telling you to add water although it is full.

When your Keurig says to add water but is full, you can fix this problem by removing the water reservoir filling it up, placing it back and gently tapping on the side of the machine a couple of times until the sensor light turns off. The problem often results from the obstruction in how your Keurig senses water levels.

Most Keurigs use a float magnet as a sensing disk, and the magnet can get jammed or block the sensing system resulting in the machine sensing the water level as low.

Other Keurigs however use a reflective disc sensor system; the disc has to be able to send reflective signals into a sensor that is in the machine.

The reflective disk can malfunction when it has stains and residue stuck on it and can no longer be detected by the photosensor.

To fix the problem, in this case, requires you to trick the machine by using a shiny object that can be pushed up to the sensor or photocell.

This should temporarily tell the Keurig that the water level is good. To permanently solve the problem you might want to rinse with clean water or to take the risk of scrubbing out the reflective disk and make it shiny again. But if you do not want to take that risk you can get help from an appropriate technical help.

Why is my Keurig saying filling?

You might a hot problem with your machine continually pumping out water non-stop. And this can be a real bummer and waste to your K-cups.

This problem is usually a result of faulty valves. If you are lucky it might only be some particles that are caught up some visible valve points. But the worst-case scenario is when your valves are permanently damaged.

To solve the problems with stuck debris simply unclog the machine. Make sure to first disconnect your Keurig and wait for it to cool down, dismantle the needle section and clean it out with the appropriate tools.

You can use a small pin or paper clip and a small brush for alternatives if you do not have actual tools. Clean the machine and descale it using instructions that come with the manual.

How do I reset my Keurig?

The quick route to solving most technical problems like Keurig descaling light from a layman’s view is to turn on the device on and off. This may not be as simple for the Keurig machine as you might want to actually reset the brewer.

There are two ways of resetting your Keurig one applies to most home Keurigs except the Keurig 2.0 and some of the Keurig plus series.

 

To reset a Keurig you need to first turn it off and unplugged it for some time. You then need to remove the water reservoir from the main unit, wait for some minutes, and switch on the unit without the water tank.

Reattach the tank and you would have successfully reset you Keurig brewer. The second way to reset your Keurig may be a bit different.

You need to simultaneously press the small and medium buttons on your machine. Release them together and then repeatedly press the menu button 3 times.

After doing that you should a clock display with some digits on it. Press the menu and the display will show you “Brew 0:00”. Hold down the “medium mug” button, press and release the menu button whilst holding down the medium mug button.

Keep holding down the medium mug button and press the small mug button. Unplug and plug the Keurig various times and you would have finished resetting your machine.

Why is my Keurig saying filling?

You might a hot problem with your machine continually pumping out water non-stop. And this can be a real bummer and waste to your K-cups. This problem is usually a result of faulty valves. If you are lucky it might only be some particles that are caught up some visible valve points.

But the worst-case scenario is when your valves are permanently damaged. To solve the problems with stuck debris simply unclog the machine.

Make sure to first disconnect your Keurig and wait for it to cool down, dismantle the needle section and clean it out with the appropriate tools.

You can use a small pin or paper clip and a small brush for alternatives if you do not have actual tools. Clean the machine and descale it using instructions that come with the manual.

Conclusion on Keurig Says add Water but it is Full

The good thing is that most Keurig problems can be fixed by resetting the machine. Most of the problems are rather technical than electronic they can always be fixed by a simple shake and plugging out.

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