Introduction

In this guide the user will open the top unit of the Keurig and replace the sensor that tells the device if the head unit is open or closed.

Begin by removing the top cover from the device.
  • Begin by removing the top cover from the device.

  • Remove the cover by gently rocking it back and forth with an emphasis on lowering the left side underneath an internal peg.

On our K50 Elite, the lid is held on with 2 screws, and two tabs (which I broke off) near the rear. I think to remove the lid, you first take out the 2 screws, under the cover on the front, and then slide the lid backwards to clear the tabs. I attached the rear of the lid by 2 spots of hot glue where the tabs used to go. I also removed the handle before removing the lid.

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Unscrew both 1.5mm screws located on the water pump.
  • Unscrew both 1.5mm screws located on the water pump.

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Keeping one hand firmly placed on the device, tug upwards on the water pump until it is separated from the device. The water pump and pipe should now be loose and easy to move as shown.
  • Keeping one hand firmly placed on the device, tug upwards on the water pump until it is separated from the device.

  • The water pump and pipe should now be loose and easy to move as shown.

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Pull on the point where the pipe meets the water pump. The pipe will come loose and the water filter will be free and ready to be replaced.
  • Pull on the point where the pipe meets the water pump.

  • The pipe will come loose and the water filter will be free and ready to be replaced.

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Using a #2 Philips head screwdriver remove the 1.2mm screw holding the sensor in place. Locate where the connections are soldered to the sensor
  • Using a #2 Philips head screwdriver remove the 1.2mm screw holding the sensor in place.

  • Locate where the connections are soldered to the sensor

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Melt the solder that is connected to the sensor.
  • Melt the solder that is connected to the sensor.

  • Be careful to avoid any rubber and try to only contact the metal making the connection.

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Put the replacement sensor back on the post that holds it and begin to solder the  two metal connections back to the sensor.
  • Put the replacement sensor back on the post that holds it and begin to solder the two metal connections back to the sensor.

  • Be careful not to touch the end of the soldering iron.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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