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Maybe You Can Fix That Broken Keurig Coffee Maker

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Maybe You Can Fix That Broken Keurig Coffee Maker

Antilope | | Dec 9, 2013 04:16 PM

Maybe You Can Fix That Broken Keurig Coffee Maker
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My Keurig B70 Platinum coffee maker quit working recently. I have had it for nearly 5 years. I went through all of the de-scaling and cleaning to no avail. Finally I found this series of YouTube videos that explain the problem and show how you can fix it. Some sharp raps on the back, left side of the coffee maker unstuck the air pump motor and have restored its function, but this is only a temporary fix. It needs a new air pump motor (or at least a little oil) and protection from an internal water leak that corroded it.
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Some Keurig B70 Platinum models (and maybe other models with similar interior construction) have a problem with an internal water leak (usually a small, intermittent, drip that doesn't leak outside the coffee maker) that corrodes the air pump motor. When the air pump motor corrodes and quits working, you get a partial cup of coffee or none. The internal air pump forces the hot water through the K-Cup coffee capsule into your mug.
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Return the Keurig for a replacement if at all possible. It's a generic problem Keurig knows about.
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If you can't return it, (due to age, like mine) here is a series of videos on YouTube showing the problem and how to fix it. It is not an easy fix, due to having to dis-assemble the whole coffee maker. But the thing costs nearly $200 and if you can't return it, fixing is worth a try. A new air pump assembly is less than $ 20 on Ebay.
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The guy in these videos explains everything in painfully slow detail. If you are impatient, skip to videos 5 and 6.
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YouTube Operation and Repair Vidoes for Keurig B70
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 1 - Introduction 101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzwW...
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 2 - Taking the Top Off
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-yDE...
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 3 - Disassemble the Unit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhS30...
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 4 - How the Keurig Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJh0i...
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 5 - Why the Keurig Fails
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpJta...
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Keurig B70 Operation and Repair Part 6 - How to Repair Your Keurig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhqQP...
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