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Keurig Coffee Maker Error Codes and Their Solutions

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Erica Cervenkova

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I’ve done extensive research among Keurig users and gathered every single error code you might come across.

The best part? I’ve also compiled the best solutions, all based on actual consumer experiences.

So sit back, relax, and let me guide you through troubleshooting your Keurig with ease in this article.

Keurig Error Codes

All Keurig Error Codes & Solutions

I’ve encountered various Keurig models – from the advanced Keurig 2.0 series, such as the K300 and K500, to newer editions like the Supreme Smart.

A key feature of these models is their user-friendly displays, which show error codes when issues arise. It’s like having a coffee machine that communicates with you, pinpointing the exact problem.

Now, let’s explore the world of Keurig error codes. Here are the ones I’ve come across most frequently, along with reliable consumer-sourced solutions for each:

Error Code 2 – “Please wait a few minutes and try brewing again.”

Keurig Error Code 2

Problem: This error typically occurs on the K-Supreme Smart model when there’s a snag in the brewing process.
Solution: Use Keurig-approved K-cups or ensure compatibility with your machine. Avoid using a reusable pod that may not be compatible.

Error Code 8 – “Please unplug and replug the brewer.”

Keurig K-Supreme Smart Error Code 8

Problem: This indicates a need to reset your Keurig coffee maker.
Solution: Unplug the machine, wait a few moments, and then plug it back in. This can often reset the system and resolve the issue.

Error Code 11 – “More Water Please.”

Keurig 2 0 More Water Please Error Code

Problem: This error shows up when the water reservoir is insufficiently filled.
Solution: Fill the reservoir to just below the max line. Ensure there’s enough water for the brewing process.

Error Code 27 – “Overpressure detected.”

Problem: This error occurs when there’s an overpressure issue within the machine.
Solution: Remove the tank lid during brewing to prevent vacuum formation and pressure build-up. Also, regularly unclog the exit needle to prevent pressure-related issues.

Error: “Apologies, an error has occurred, the brew is being canceled.”

Keurig K Supreme Plus Error Code Brew is Cancelled

Problem: This message might appear post-cleaning or during a brew.
Solution: Ensure that the K-cup holder and other components are properly cleaned and reassembled.

Error: “This pack wasn’t designed for this brewer.”

Keurig 2 0 Wrong Pod

Problem: This message indicates the use of an incompatible coffee pod.
Solution: Always use Keurig-compatible pods. Avoid using pods that don’t have the Keurig logo or are not designed for your specific model.

General Error Code Solutions:

  • Avoid using incompatible pods. Stick to K-cups or check compatibility.
  • Regularly fill the water reservoir to the appropriate level.
  • Remove the tank lid during brewing cycles to manage internal pressure.
  • Replace old water filters and clear any clogs in the water tank pathway to ensure smooth operation.
  • Be cautious while cleaning the pod holder to avoid triggering errors.
  • Descale your machine frequently. Build-up in the machine can lead to various errors, so regular descaling is crucial for maintenance.


Understanding and addressing these Keurig error codes can greatly enhance your coffee-making experience. Most issues can be resolved with simple solutions like using compatible pods, maintaining proper water levels, and regular cleaning and descaling.

If you come across a Keurig error code that we haven’t covered here, I’d really appreciate it if you could drop a comment below.

My goal is to make this guide as comprehensive as possible for all Keurig users, and your input is crucial in achieving that. Every bit of information helps, and your contribution will be a great addition to our resource.

Thank you for helping us help everyone!

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


6 thoughts on “Keurig Coffee Maker Error Codes and Their Solutions”

  1. Getting error code lr (or maybe 1r) as soon as my Keurig Duo is plugged in. Called support and they said that code means it has an error. Not much help. Reset doesn’t work. Unplugged for an hour and cleaned as well as I can. No change. Any idea?

    • Hi Larry!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Here’s a handy tip from one of our users who experienced similar issues with their Keurig K-Duo. Give this a try, and best of luck!

      • Start by Unplugging: First, ensure your Keurig K-Duo is unplugged.
      • Remove Any K-Cup: If there’s a K-Cup inside, take it out.
      • Plug It Back In: Now, plug your Brewer back into the power source.
      • Lift and Close the K-Cup Side: Lift the K-Cup side of the brewer and then close it.
      • Position Your Mug: Place your mug under the K-Cup dispensing area.
      • Power On: Press the power button to start the brewer.
      • Listen for Water Dispensing: If you hear water starting to dispense, give it a few seconds. The screen should go black, indicating it’s working.
      • Success: If everything goes right, you’ve successfully reset your Keurig K-Duo.

      However, if there’s no sound or water dispensing, it’s possible that your Keurig machine might have reached its end. Let’s hope that’s not the case!

  2. My 6 week old Keurig Smart is throwing errors. I have gotten the “Sorry we have run into a problem” message and then it shows error 1. I unplugged it and puugged it into a different outlet. Now I get the same results – lots of grounds no coffee- and error 6, I an so frustrated!!

    • Error 1 typically indicates a system issue, while error 6 may relate to a problem with the coffee brewing process. Since you’ve already tried unplugging and changing outlets, the next steps could include checking for any obvious obstructions or alignment issues with the K-Cup pod holder and ensuring there’s no clogging in the needle.

      Good luck!


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