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The Keurig K55 can be identified by its model number, K55 Classic Series. Released December 2, 2015, the K55 supports both K Cups and traditional coffee grounds.

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Why is my Keurig Classic constantly turning off while brewing?

I put the Keurig brand K cup in, pull down the top, and press the brew button. It works for a split second then the machine turns off and I waste a K Cup. The K Cup just leaks into my cup and I have to remove it and try again because if I try and use the same K Cup it doesn’t taste right! It happens with numerous Keurig branded K Cups including Hot Chocolate, Cafe Caramel, and Cafe Vanilla. It’s been happening at least 3-4 times a week.

This is my third machine I’ve received from Keurig support and it’s still happening. I’ve done all the needle cleaning, reseting, descaling, and many other fixes. The unit is not even 3 months old.

I’m just at a loss of what to do because I don’t see many people having the same problem. I’m also sick and tired of wasting perfectly good K Cups! Anybody have ideas how to permanently fix this?

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I have exactly the same problem that’s listed above, Keurig sent me a new machine and it’s doing the same thing . 9/16/2020

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Did you figure out what was causing this?

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@R Bustos Did you figure out what was causing this?

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I am on my 4th maker in 6 months. I've had 3 different kinds of keurig makers and they all do the same thing. Husband even changed out the outlet and still does the same thing. Fed up with keurig

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I've been able to resolve the issue using a work around. This is not a fix and I don't know why Keurig has fixed it after years of this happening.

When using a milk based K Cup, press it into the bottom by hand so the K Cup is punctured. Pull it up and rotate 90º and close the lid. This gives the K Cup two holes and much less pressure. It has worked perfectly since I've been doing this.

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Hasn't even been a month & just started cutting off on its own. I noticed while it heats up the water some of it leaks out probably from the pressure. I think the water is leaking inside of the Keurig & tripping some sensor or something causing it to cut off. I unplugged it took it to the sink & turned upside down & shook out all the water. Immediately plugged back in & worked fine. Seems to be a flaw with the Keurig & will probably have to do this on a regular basis. Not sure what model I have but so far this fixed the problem. Will just have to wait for it to happen again & see if draining the water out works a second time. Hope this helps.

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It seems to be a problem with the cups. My problem was with Angelinos. Perhaps too much pressure inside the cup.

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When you put the cup in the machine, push it down by hand and puncture the cup manually on the lower needle. Then bring the cover down and close it. Push the amount and no more problems..

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Extra hole in bottom of kcup worked for me. Appears to be a “pressure” issue.

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It will brew when I do this, but I get a cup full of grounds.

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The extra hole at the bottom worked for me.

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Remove the water reservoir and insert it back into place. The magnet in the reservoir can become dislodged during brewing from the vibrations in the machine.

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Hi Clinty76. I’ve been in field service for many years, and when you see weird problems that others are not typically having, many times it’s something to do with the power source, or static electricity. I’d suggest you verify that your outlet has a good ground; plug in a ground tester that’s inexpensive from a hardware electrical store. Also, try plugging the machine into a small UPS like you’d plug your computer into. If that takes care of the problems, it’s related to the power source. If your air is extremely dry, you can be getting a build up of static electricity, and when you put the machine going, the zap you don’t feel when you touch the machine START Brewing button , could be hitting the machine and shutting it off! MANY weird things happen due to static electricity. Grounding yourself by touching a metal fridge or stove or something else grounded, before you touch the coffee maker could be a trial for a week also. Again, it appears that you are having problems that most other people don’t, and 3rd machine… Time to try troubleshooting your environment! Wishing you well.

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Hello Clinty76. I see you still are asking R Bustos if they know what the answer is. I'm curious if you tried to verify your power and grounding. Again, if You are having trouble with 3 machines, and other people are not, it's Probably NOT the machines... Try to find if there is something unique about Your environment, and rule out what works and what doesn't. Take a machine to another friends house and try it there? Works??? Maybe so! Just trying to help figure this out! Wishing you well.

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We have had the exact same issue and are in machine #4 purchased and returned via Amazon?!???

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Not sure why they keep telling you no one else has this issue. Most of on here have the same exact issue. And my 2nd machine different house so now what about electricity sir?

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I've returned one and the 2nd is doing the same thing. I just tried Clinty's fix and it works for me.

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I've seen your posts and the answers given! I'm thankful for you all that you found a work around and the machine is working! I'm glad it's not a power issue, and it DOES appear to be a pressure issue from what you all are saying, so congrats on finding a work around, and sorry if my suggestions caused any consternation. I'm sure that power is NOT the issue here, after all the comments and the work around you worked out, but again, I have seen where power Was the issue in many cases in the past, so it was worth mentioning. Persistence is what will usually find the anwer to a problem, and you sir were persistent!

I'm hoping that Keuring will take all your work arounds and the info from all the other people and resolve this problem once and for all! Have a great day, and good job!

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Mine used to do that all the time too. I was using distilled water, and it was almost like the particulate in the water was so low that the coffee maker thought it was running the pump dry. I switched to tap water, and have only had the problem one time since.

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You have to make sure the kcup pierces through the needle at the bottom of the machine. Some cups i had to prepare a hole then line up with needle when I placed the kcup in the machine.

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My machine started with the same problem. With K cup it was turning off. Used 3-4 K cups and all failed to brew, whereas without k cup it was working fine.

I cleaned needle and stuff but it didn’t work.

Next day , I just tried and it was fixed automatically. I have no any Idea what was wrong the other day.

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My k-select keurig is new, we’ve used for 4 days. Now it won’t brew. It tries, then turns off before starting to brew. We hear a clicking sound and then it stops working all together. Tried taking revisor on and off. Cleaning needle. Nothing works. I took out the pod and tried to just have water go through and same thing happens.

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On my second brand new Keurig and I am having the same issue with machine turning itself off. Have changed electric outlets. Will try the manual piercing of the cup and see if that solves the problem.

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This is an odd answer but was the reason for mine: the needle in the tray that pierces the cup got bent and wouldn't pierce the cup. I wasn't aware as my only clue was that the machine would power off after it started to get ready to brew. I eventually looked inside, fixed the needle, and everything works great now.

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I had the same issue, but I fixed it. It was quite an easy fix, actually. The problem was that the needle on the bottom side that is supposed to puncture the K-Cup from underneath had been bent downwards a bit and was not actually puncturing the K-Cup. I think this happened because my roommate was using one of those reusable plastic K-Cups, and the plastic material might have pushed the needle down some. I guess the Keurig must have some sort of built in safety feature that automatically shuts it off if it doesn't detect a hole punctured in the bottom of the K-Cup. just used a pair of pliers and just carefully bent the needle back up again so that it's pointing upwards. Now it works fine again. Hope this helps some of you out there.

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Put k cup into classic unit & pressed lid down to puncture cup & then pressed brew button & unit entirely turned off! Tried it again but it did same thing! Have unit unplugged & turned off at present. Hoping after being unplugged awhile that it will brew & not turn off when pressed to brew!!!! Problem not fixed!

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Barbara, When you first put the k cup in holder press in on the edges to prepuncture the bottom of the cup. relieves extra pressure in cup. then close the upper arm as usual and push the button for your size cup. bob's your uncle

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I had this issue too. After unplugging it and removing/replacing the water reservoir a few times, I then tipped the machine over to try to empty the inner tank, which I was unable to do. But I thought I’d try running it one more time before giving up, and something about tipping it over worked. It’s working again. Maybe there was an air bubble somewhere?

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I tried that a few months before and I had not luck BUT someone here (cant recall who) that the issue had to do with the K-cups receiving too much pressure when it initially gets punctured. Their solution was to manually insert the K-cup and to press it down until it's punctured twice. But the second puncture should be 180 degrees from the first one. This has solved my problem every time but I'm still going to try removing the gasket as noted by the comment below from Rita on July 18th. I think that her fix may be a longer term solution vs manually puncturing the K-cup twice every time. Good luck.

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I opened the top and took the little gasket off that is around the top needle. I also tried to clean that needle with a toothpick. I kept the gasket off and didn't put in a K-cup, hit brew and it worked! I ran one more the same way and my machine ran perfectly. Finally I need a cup of coffee. The pump struggled at the end when it gives the last push and refills itself but i got a normal size cup of coffee and everything else sounds normal.

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Good morning, thanks for sharing this. Great idea. I'm going to try this! Thank you in advance! Now off to try it and make my morning cup of coffee.

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I was having the same problem. I actually came here for a solution , but something I read prompted me to take the piece out where the key cup goes into. The needle that is there was clogged from the backside. When you remove the piece you will see two little tabs that you can push in to pull the cupholder apart. Get a toothpick and just move it around in the hole on the back side and you will see gunk come out. I’ve only use mine maybe five times before this happened. After I cleaned it I put it back together And it’s working perfectly fine.

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