Easy Fix Keurig Water Under Pressure Error & Perform Needle Maintenance

Your Keurig 2.0 may occasionally display an error message that reads, “Sorry, Brew Interrupted WATER UNDER PRESSURE.” This can be caused by a clogged needle, you will have to perform some maintenance to unclog your machine’s needles to get it working again. Don’t worry, there’s an easy solution. By utilizing a few simple techniques, you can fix your Keurig 2.0 water under pressure error.

Keurig Machine Says “Water Under Pressure” Why?

The most common issue many people have with their Keurig 2.0 machines is that they will sometimes display a water under pressure error message on the screen. If this happens, the cause is that the needle assembly inside the machine is dirty or blocked. The needles are located on the top bottom of the chamber, enabling it to punch off the k-cup, and that allows water for the infusion of coffee grinds.

Because of their frequent contact with coffee grounds and water, the needles will be more likely to get clogged. If you don’t clean it for a long, the thick mass of debris completely blocks the needle. As a result, the machine can’t generate enough water pressure to brew the coffee pods and display the message “Water Under Pressure.”

Keurig Clogged Needle Early Signs

There are some early warning signs that indicate that your Keurig Needle is clogged. Any of these issues may cause your brewer to malfunction.

  • Coffee starts to bitter taste, even after descaling.
  • Brewer takes more time to brew.
  • Keurig flows a lesser cup of coffee than you selected.
  • Brewer unexpectedly shut off while brewing.
  • Coffee leakage from the bottom of the machine.

These early signs warn you to clean the needle as soon as possible to avoid unexpected damage.

How To Perform Keurig 2.0 Needle Maintenance

In order to fix the water under-pressure error on your Keurig 2.0, you will need to perform needle maintenance. It’s a simple process with an orange brewer accessory tool that will take only a few minutes and can be done while enjoying your morning coffee or tea! You can buy this tool for just a few dollars. Below are some other methods you can try!

⚠️Remember to be careful when you clean the top Needles, as these needles are so sharp.

Cleaning Keurig 2.0 Needle Using Orange Tool

Here’s how to unclog the needle using the orange maintenance accessory:

Keurig 2.0 Needle Maintenance With Tool
  1. First, turn off your brewer and unplug it.
  2. Fill the brewer maintenance accessory tool with fresh drinking water. (pour water into the silicone bulb in the center)
  3. Lift the handle to open the brew head and place the tool in the pod holder. Be sure to make the arrow icons on the ring face downwards.
  4. Carefully open and close the lid five times. This will clean out any old or clogged coffee grounds that may be preventing the brewer from functioning properly.
  5. Eject the orange tool. If you notice inside the silicone bulb, you’ll see dirt, debris, and coffee grounds inside it.
  6. Power ON the brewer and run 2-3 hot water cycles. Be sure there is no K-cup in the holder and water is full in the reservoir.
  7. After completing the hot water cycles, your machine should be ready for use!

Cleaning Keurig 2.0 Needle Using Paper Clip

A DIY alternative to the orange maintenance tool is to use a paper clip. Here are a few steps on how to do without a tool:

  1. Turn off your brewer and, unplug it, then eject the water tank.
  2. Open the brewer’s head and look underneath. You’ll see the needle holes here using the paper clip clear out both holes.
  3. Then press the edges of the pod holder and gently pull it away from the brewer. Now press the buttons on both sides to separate the pod holder from the housing.
  4. Push the lever to uncover the bottom exit needle. Hold the lever down as you flip the pack holder over. Insert the straightened end of the paper clip into the exit needle and move it around in a circle to loosen any clogs.
  5. When you’re done, rinse the pod holder thoroughly and reassemble all parts.
  6. Before using the brewer, run a hot water cycle.

Cleaning Keurig 2.0 Needle Using Keurig’s Rinse Pods

One of the easiest methods to clean the clogged needle by using the Keurig Rinse Pods. The pods contain an effective cleaning solution that can help you to clean the needle in no time.

  1. Turn on the brewer and place the Rinse Pod in the K-cup holder.
  2. Now place the mug under the coffee outlet and brew an 8 oz cup as usual.
  3. After the brew is complete, remove the pod and run a cleaning cycle. You’re done!

What To Do If “Water Under Pressure” Still Appears On The Screen?

There are two possible causes of this. One is you have not cleaned out the needle properly. The other possible cause is an issue with the cup holder housing. To resolve this problem, try to clean the needle again according to the instructions above. If it still does not work, you may need to replace the Keurig 2.0 Cup Holder.

Replacing the K-cup holder is pretty easy. To do this, turn off your brewer and unplug it from the power outlet. Then take hold of the edge of the pod holder and gently pull it away from the brewer. Attach the new holder by aligning the tabs with the holes and gently push it into place. Once you have done this, plug in your brewer and turn it on. You may need to run a cleaning cycle before use.

If your problem is fixed but does not deliver a selected amount of coffee when brewing, then you will need to Descale your brewer using a Keurig descaling solution. This will remove any buildup inside the machine that may be causing pressure problems.

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