Coffee Affection is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

How to Reset a Keurig (Fast & Simple)

Keurig Mini side view

Keurig single-serve coffee makers are incredibly convenient, brewing individual cups of coffee at the touch of a button. But when they malfunction, all that convenience goes right out the window.

Resetting your Keurig can solve a range of problems, giving you back your tasty cups of fresh coffee. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to reset your Keurig — the simple and effective way. You’ll be back to easy brewing in no time!

divider 3
How to Reset a Keurig 1.0:

The good news is that Keurigs are easy to reset! Here’s how to quickly reset a basic Keurig machine like a Keurig Mini:

how to clean your Keurig

1. Open and close the lever.

The first thing to try is opening and closing the K-Cup lever. If your Keurig’s brew cycle was interrupted, this will reset it so that it’s ready to brew again.

2. Turn off and unplug.

If the brew cycle isn’t the problem, it’s time to turn your Keurig machine off and unplug it from the wall. Then let it rest for an hour or two.

3. Detach the water reservoir.

If your water tank is removable, take it off and let the machine sit for another half an hour.

4. Reattach the tank and plug the machine in.

Reattach the water reservoir and plug the machine in. Then push the start button. That’s it! Your Keurig should be back to normal and ready to brew.

divider 2

How to Reset a Keurig 2.0:

If you’re using a Keurig 2.0, you may need to try some additional steps. Keurig 2.0 models have more complicated computers and displays, so they can be more difficult to fully reset. Here are three simple troubleshooting options for your Keurig 2.0 reset:

how to reset keurig
Image: Adam Levine, Pxhere

1. Check your settings.

If your Keurig has a digital display, start by looking through the menu, resetting any settings that don’t look right. For example, if your brewer is turning itself off randomly, you’ll want to check that the energy-saving and/or auto-off features are turned off.

2. Get rid of air bubbles.

Your Keurig may have an air bubble in its tubes that’s disrupting the water flow. To fix this, turn off and unplug the machine. Then remove the water tank (if possible). Hold the brewer upside down over a sink and hit it firmly on the side. This should dislodge any bubbles.

3. Reset the display.

If your display is blank or malfunctioning, unplug your brewer, wait a minute, and plug it back in. Turn the brewer on and open the menu. Set the clock and adjust any settings to your preferences. Return to the “Lift to Begin” screen and raise and lower the brewer lever.

That’s it! Your Keurig should be fully reset and ready to brew. If you’re still having issues, it may be time to call Keurig’s customer service or check on the status of your warranty.

divider 5


We hope this guide helps you easily reset your Keurig. These brewers are convenient and easy to use, but they don’t have reset buttons — which makes the process a little trickier. Luckily, the simplest method — unplugging your Keurig for an hour or two — often works! And if you’re still having issues, it may be time to descale or prime your Keurig.

If all else fails, you can contact Keurig directly. The company may be able to walk you through more detailed troubleshooting, help you find an authorized repair shop, or send you replacement parts.

Looking for more Keurig tips?

Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

Read more

Related posts

Other Categories