Introduction

This guide will help walk you through the steps of replacing the needle of a Keurig Mini. To get into the device all you will need is a #1 Philips screw driver.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Lift up the handle of the Keurig Mini.

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Image 1/2: Firmly place a finger on each one of the three tabs that hold the K-cup holder into place, pushing in lightly. The tabs are difficult to see, but they are there and will make the removal easier.  The top tab is located in the same location as the white triangle and the bottom two are located under the plastic bumps highlighted in the picture. Image 2/2: Firmly place a finger on each one of the three tabs that hold the K-cup holder into place, pushing in lightly. The tabs are difficult to see, but they are there and will make the removal easier.  The top tab is located in the same location as the white triangle and the bottom two are located under the plastic bumps highlighted in the picture.
  • Make sure to avoid the needles above and inside the K-cup because may puncture your hand

  • Firmly place a finger on each one of the three tabs that hold the K-cup holder into place, pushing in lightly. The tabs are difficult to see, but they are there and will make the removal easier. The top tab is located in the same location as the white triangle and the bottom two are located under the plastic bumps highlighted in the picture.

You may want to show a picture of the needles to show what exactly to avoid even though it might be blatantly obvious.

Creed Borden - Reply

You should write "They" between "inside the K-cup because" and "may puncture your hand"

Creed Borden - Reply

I did the needle up the 2 pin hole trick and it's working now!

hooyame2002 - Reply

What is a needle up the 2 pin hole trick?

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  • Firmly rock the K-cup holder from side to side, loosening the K-cup holder from its seat.

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  • Pull the K-cup holder straight out.

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Image 1/3: Pull directly outwards on one of the arms that holds the top lid in place.  It will take some force to get the arm off the peg.  Once one side is off, repeat the process on the second arm. Image 2/3: Pull directly outwards on one of the arms that holds the top lid in place.  It will take some force to get the arm off the peg.  Once one side is off, repeat the process on the second arm. Image 3/3: Pull directly outwards on one of the arms that holds the top lid in place.  It will take some force to get the arm off the peg.  Once one side is off, repeat the process on the second arm.
  • Open the top lid of the Keurig.

  • Pull directly outwards on one of the arms that holds the top lid in place. It will take some force to get the arm off the peg. Once one side is off, repeat the process on the second arm.

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  • Lay the Keurig on its back with the water reservoir pointing away from you.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 9mm  #1 Philips screws that hold the top plastic cover in place.
  • Avoid the top needle as it may puncture your hand.

  • Unscrew the two 9mm #1 Philips screws that hold the top plastic cover in place.

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Image 1/1: Pull the cover off the top of the Keurig. It should come off easily with little force.
  • Set the Keurig in an upright position with the front side facing you.

  • Pull the cover off the top of the Keurig. It should come off easily with little force.

Not coming off easily. Pull toward front a little helps.

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  • Firmly grasp the hose and pull it off of the plastic nozzle.

Before pulling, you can see if this portion of the tube is clogged. If clogged at the other end, you may be wasting time going further. See comments at the last step.

Henry Huang - Reply

Our unit's hose end was secured with a plastic zip tie that had to be cut off. When replacing the hose, a new zip tie was required.

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  • Unscrew the two 9 mm #1 Philips screws at the top of the device.

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  • Push down lightly on the nozzle that the hose was attached to. The plastic housing along with the needle should pop off without much force.

Make sure to clean out the needle carefully at this point, paper clip is good from the hose attachment nub rather challenging the sharp nèdle end

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Conclusion

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

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This is great but where do I buy the top needle replacement part?

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