Do you have a Keurig 2.0 coffee maker? Do you want to know how to replace the water filter? If so, read on!
A typical Keurig coffee machine will come with a starter kit that includes either one or two filters. The way they work is by catching any particles in the water before it gets into your cup of joe. However, these filters need replacing every three months because they can become clogged and stop working properly after this time period has passed. This blog post will show you step-by-step instructions on how to replace an old water filter for your Keurig 2.0 model and keep your coffee tasting great!
1. Find the Keurig 2.0 water filter starter kit.
The water filter starter kit for Keurig 2.0 models comes with two filters, so be sure to keep one in reserve! You may find it near the coffee machine or under your kitchen sink if you store your extras there. Then set aside 30 minutes of time, because you’re about to start this replacement job.
2. Remove old water filter from Keurig.
The filters for Keurig 2.0 models are located inside the water storage unit of your coffee machine. To get to them, you will need to remove this piece completely. This is because when you replace one filter, it can be in the way so that you have full access to the other one when it needs replacing too!
Here’s a simple way to remove your water storage unit:
Remove the drip tray from the front of your machine. Then, turn off and unplug your coffee maker. Be sure that you’re not going to run out of filtered water mid-replacement! You can do this by opening up the lid at the top which will reveal your reservoir. Once the machine is unplugged, slide out your water storage unit so that it’s closer to you.
Remove the hinged cap that covers the filter inside by pressing down firmly on either side of it and lifting up. You may find this easier if you use both hands. Then give the used filter a little twist before pulling it out towards you.
Once the old water filter has been removed, it’s time to get your new one ready!
3. Install new water filter into Keurig.
Take the new filter out of its package and rinse it under cold water. You can do this by filling one of your empty coffee cups with fresh tap water before pouring it over the entire filter. Then you can set it to one side while you prepare to put your storage unit back in place.
Rinse the old filter with tap water and set it aside to dry. Then put the small black cap back on to keep your coffee tasting great and turn your machine around so that you can insert the new filter into its spot.
It’s a good idea to push the filter as far forward as possible and then twist and lock it into place by turning it clockwise until you feel resistance. Then you can put your water storage unit back in the machine until it clicks.
Finally, remember to clean your drip tray and then you’re good to go!
4. Place a mug under the spout and brew coffee to test if it is working properly
Make sure that you clean the drip tray and then place a mug under the spout. Then plug in and turn on your machine before selecting a cup size and pressing the brew button to make some coffee!
If your water is now flowing smoothly, it’s time to celebrate with a fresh cuppa. If not, be sure to get in touch with customer service for your machine because there may be a problem. Also, remember that you have a spare filter just in case!
Be sure to clean the drip tray and then place a mug under the spout. Then plug in and turn on your machine before selecting a cup size and pressing the brew button to make some coffee!
If your water is now flowing smoothly, it’s time to celebrate with a fresh cuppa. If not, be sure to get in touch with customer service for your machine because there may be a problem. Also, remember that you have a spare filter just in case!*
5. Wipe down outside of machine after installing new filter
It’s usually a good idea to wipe the outside of your coffee maker after completing this kind of replacement job, especially if you do it regularly! This is because if you don’t, there may be debris left behind which will stick to the sides of your machine and cause stains.
6. Fill up reservoir with clean, cold water for brewing iced drinks or hot tea
Different drinks will have different requirements so it’s a good idea to check out your machine’s manual for advice on how much water you need and which settings to use. However, when in doubt, the Keurig 2.0 recommends using cold, fresh tap water for any type of drink that you want to make!
How do I know if my water filter needs to be replaced?
You can tell that your filter is wearing out when the pressure of the machine’s pump becomes weak and the flow slows down. If this happens, replacing it will save you from having to put up with a sub-standard cup of coffee or tea!
Is there any reason not to use the new filter?
You may find that your water tastes a little different when you first install a new filter and this is because it needs time to adjust to your home’s plumbing. However, after using it for a few weeks, you won’t notice any difference at all!
Will my machine be able to tell me when I need to replace my filter?
Some machines will tell you when you need a new filter by flashing up an error message, while others may not do this. Luckily, it’s always easy to check whenever you like! Simply look at the side of your filter canister for a date stamp or just take out the old cartridge and compare its shape to the image on your brewer’s website.
How often do I need to replace my filter?
This will depend on how much you use your machine and how much water it has been exposed to. However, the general rule is that if it isn’t looking worn then you can probably get away with installing a new cartridge every 1-3 months.
It is important to note that Keurig 2.0 water filters are only 15% more expensive than the original K-Cup pods, and they can be purchased in bulk for a cheaper price if you find yourself having trouble with affordability. The new machine also has an indicator light on the front of it which will tell you when your filter needs replacing–a feature not found on older models. This means no more guessing or trying to remember how long ago your last filter change took place! If you have any questions about how to replace your filter, feel free to reach out via phone or email at our customer service center . We hope this blog post was helpful! Thanks for reading!