Post # 1
We recently got the filter for our Keurig in an attempt to cut back on Starbucks to save for the wedding. Ever since we started using it, its leaking water like crazy and I’m pretty sure we’re doing it right. I make sure the filter is completely clean each time we use it but it still leaks water. It’s also not like its just a drip, its a full fledged stream of HOT water that comes out of multiple sections and sprays everywhere. It’s gotten to the point where we can’t even use the filter anymore and are now back to going through like 5 k-cups a day.
Does anyone else have this issue with their Keurig reusable filter? Do you know how to fix it? K-cups are expensive!
Post # 3
My guess is that the grind on your coffee is off or you are filling the filter too full. Are you grinding your own coffee? Or are you just buying pre-ground? If you’re grinding your own, make sure you’re grinding it for a mesh filter, not a paper filter or drip machine. Secondly, only fill the filter 1/2 to 2/3 full of coffee and see if that makes a difference. Technically, you really only need like 1-2 teaspoons of coffee in the filter; any more and it will likely overflow.
Post # 4
I have a reusable filter and have never had an issue at all. I just dump a couple of teaspoons in it and am good to go.
I would bring it back and try another one.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Spring: We buy our coffee directly from Starbucks and have them grind it for us. They always ask what kind of machine we use and we tell them it’s a Keurig with the reusable filter. I wonder if they’ve been grinding it wrong even though they know what kind of machine it is. We also tried only filling it 1/2 way but we still have the problem. It’s a total bummer since ground coffee is so much cheaper than buying the K-Cups. I think I’m going to look into the grounds and see if they’re grinding it wrong.
@Ms Sassy: If I can’t figure it out, I’m going to exchange it for a new one.
Post # 6
We hvae it too and havent had an issue. Like pp, Im guessing you are overfilling it, or you are grinding it too finely/using too fine a grind and the water cannot get through.
If it is overfilling, you should clean the top needle in the machine, as the grinds can get up into it and clog it. When the machine is open (like youre putting the k-cup in,) youll see the needle on top that pierces the top of the k-cup or reusable filter. There is a rubber washer ring arond it. Take that washer off, and with either a needle or an unfolded paperclip, stick it up into each of the 3 grooves you see on that pin. I had to do that bc I used the hot chocolate k-cups and it clogged, but it forced water to backflow into the reservoir tank.
Also, try exchanging it. You are taking teh original black piece out before you put the mesh filter in, right? I had a friend do that wrong. she just stuck teh mesh filter into where the K-cup goes or something weird
Post # 7
let me know if getting another one solved the problem.
We just got our Keurig and we are going through a lot of K cups a day. It would be great to have the reusable filter
Post # 8
Weird. I have the reusable filter and have deff not had that problem. Maybe you just have a defective one??
Post # 9
Pretty much every member of our families have the Keurig with the reusable filter and none of them have had this problem either. I’m starting to think ours is just defective. I’m going to try to suggestions given here this weekend and if that doesn’t fix it, I’ll be exchanging the filter.