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How To Fix Keurig Power Button Issues (Easy Ways)

If your Keurig buttons is not working, don’t fret. It’s not necessarily broken, and there are several steps you can take to get it back up and running.

There are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to get your Keurig Power Button back in action.

Possible Reasons for Keurig Power Button Not Working

When your Keurig power button is unresponsive, it could be due to a variety of reasons. Here are some common issues:

The Keurig needs to be reset. Sometimes, your Keurig machine might need a simple reset to function correctly. This is similar to restarting a computer when it’s acting up.

The power cord is damaged or not plugged in correctly. A damaged power cord or one that’s not plugged in properly can prevent the machine from turning on.

Water corrosion inside the button. If water has somehow gotten into the power button, it could cause corrosion, which might prevent the button from working.

How to Fix Non Working Keurig Buttons

If you’re experiencing issues with your Keurig power button, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to try and resolve the problem before considering a replacement. Here are some steps to follow:

Check the Power Source

Start with the basics. Is the power cord plugged into the wall? It might seem obvious, but sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most overlooked. If the cord is plugged in, try a different power outlet. You never know. It could be the outlet that’s on strike, not your Keurig.

Still no luck? Try holding down the power button for 10 seconds. If your Keurig model has a display screen, keep an eye on it. It should light up like a Christmas tree. If it doesn’t, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Check The Brewer Switch Is ON

Keurig machines have either a power button or an ON/OFF switch. If it has a switch, it’ll be located somewhere on the machine, usually in the back or on the side. For Keurig Plus or 2.0 models with a touchscreen, the power button will be in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If the power button icon doesn’t appear on your touch screen, your touch screen might be malfunctioning. Hold the power button for 10 seconds to see if the touchscreen turns ON.

Clean the Power Button

Dirt, dust, or debris accumulation around the power button can interfere with its functionality. Gently clean the power button using a soft, lint-free cloth or a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol. Make sure to unplug the machine before cleaning and allow the power button to dry completely before reconnecting the power.

Fit the Reservoir Properly

If your reservoir isn’t fitting correctly, it could cause the water to spill out, preventing your Keurig from turning on. Check if the reservoir is fitting snugly into place and ensure that it’s positioned correctly. If it is, unplug your Keurig and remove the water reservoir.

Let it sit unplugged for an hour. Yes, an hour. I know you want your coffee now, but patience is a virtue, my friend. Sometimes, the issue can be fixed with the reservoir removed. It’s like giving your Keurig a little time out to think about what it’s done.

Fault In Power Button

If your Keurig is still not turning on, the problem may lie with the power button. If pressing it yields no response, it is possible that the internal lever is broken or damaged. Replacing this component is an intricate task that involves a considerable amount of work.

Furthermore, please note that performing this replacement will void the machine’s warranty. If you do not feel comfortable undertaking this procedure, it is advisable to seek assistance from Keurig Support at 866-901-2739 or explore alternative Keurig Coffee makers for replacing your Keurig.

SIDENOTE: For owners of the Keurig K-Supreme (K910) or K-Supreme PLUS (K920) models, there is an important piece of information to be aware of. Some earlier versions of these models have experienced issues with the thermal switch that powers the in-line heater. The only solution to this problem requires disassembling the machine, which is not recommended for inexperienced individuals. If none of the troubleshooting methods work, you might want to consider upgrading to the newer K-Supreme Plus SMART model, which does not seem to be affected by this particular issue.

Also read: Keurig Not Turning ON After Descale


So, there you have it. The next time your Keurig’s power button decides to take a nap, you’ll know exactly what to do. Remember, it’s not about the problem, it’s about the solution. And with these tips in your arsenal, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle any power button issues that come your way.


Can I repair the Keurig power button myself?

While it’s possible to replace the Keurig power button yourself, it requires technical knowledge and skills. It’s advisable to seek professional help or contact Keurig support for guidance if you’re not comfortable with DIY repairs.

Why is my Keurig power button not lighting up?

A power button that fails to light up could indicate a faulty power button or an electrical issue within the coffee maker. It’s recommended to perform troubleshooting steps and contact Keurig support if the issue persists.

Can I use a different power button as a replacement?

It’s important to use a compatible power button recommended by the manufacturer or seek professional assistance for the replacement. Using a different power button may not fit properly or work with the Keurig machine.

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Ronald Miller

I've been using multimeters for over seven years now, and I've tinkered with almost every brand out there. You might even say I'm a bit of a multimeter expert, but let's not get too carried away with titles.