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How do you fix the 1r code on a Keurig?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The 1r code on a Keurig coffee maker indicates that the water reservoir is empty and needs to be refilled. This error code can also occur if the water reservoir is not properly seated on the coffee maker.

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1. Clean the coffee maker

  1. Unplug the coffee maker.
  2. Remove the water reservoir.
  3. Remove the water filter.
  4. Remove the coffee filter.
  5. Remove the brewer.
  6. Clean all of the parts with a cloth and water.
  7. Reassemble the parts in the reverse order.
  8. Plug in the coffee maker.
  9. Verify the code. If the code is correct, the coffee maker is fixed and you can resume using it. If the code is incorrect, the coffee maker need to be serviced.

2. Clean the coffee filter

  1. unplug the coffee maker
  2. remove the coffee filter
  3. wash the coffee filter in hot water and soap
  4. put the coffee filter back in the coffee maker
  5. plug the coffee maker back in

3. Replace the coffee filter

  1. Open the coffee maker and remove the coffee filter by unscrewing it.
  2. Wash the coffee filter in warm water and soap.
  3. Dry the coffee filter and screw it back on to the coffee maker.
  4. Plug in the coffee maker and press the "brew" button.
  5. If the code appears again, replace the coffee filter.

4. Clean the coffee grounds

  1. Unplug the coffee maker.
  2. Remove the coffee filter.
  3. Place a large pot of water on the stove and turn it to medium-high heat.
  4. When the water is hot, pour it over the coffee grounds.
  5. Stir the grounds until they are all wet.
  6. Let the coffee sit in the pot for about 5 minutes, or until the water has cooled.
  7. Pour the coffee grounds into a garbage can.
  8. Plug the coffee maker back in and turn it on.

5. Replace the coffee grounds

  1. REMOVE K-CUP POD FROM KEEPER
  2. REMOVE COFFEE GROUNDS FROM K-CUP POD
  3. PLACE K-CUP POD IN KEEPER WITH COFFEE GROUNDS OUT
  4. PLACE KEEPER IN COFFEE MAKER
  5. PRESS BREW BUTTON ON COFFEE MAKER
  6. WHEN BREWING IS FINISHED, PRESS CLEAN BREW BUTTON
  7. REMOVE K-CUP POD FROM KEEPER
  8. REMOVE COFFEE GROUNDS FROM K-CUP POD
  9. PLACE K-CUP POD IN KEEPER WITH COFFEE GROUNDS OUT
  10. WASH K-CUP POD AND COFFEE MAKER IN WATER
  11. PLACE KEEPER IN DRYER

6. descale the coffee maker

The steps to descale a coffee maker are as follows:

  1. Unplug the coffee maker.
  2. Remove the water tank.
  3. Remove the water filter.
  4. Wash the coffee maker with warm water and a soap.
  5. Rinse the coffee maker with fresh water.
  6. Drain the water.
  7. Place the coffee maker on a clean, dry surface.
  8. Place the water tank, water filter, and coffee maker on the clean surface.
  9. Twist the water tank to remove it.
  10. Twist the water filter to remove it.
  11. Hold the coffee maker with the front facing down and unscrew the water tank.
  12. Remove the water tank.
  13. Remove the coffee maker's water filter.
  14. Place the coffee maker's water tank and water filter on the clean surface.
  15. Screw the water tank onto the coffee maker.
  16. Screw the water filter onto the coffee maker.
  17. Replace the coffee maker's water tank.
  18. Replace the coffee maker's water filter.
  19. Plug in the coffee maker.
  20. Turn on the coffee maker.
  21. Wait for the coffee maker to finish brewing.
  22. Pour a cup of hot water into the coffee maker.
  23. Screw the water tank onto the coffee maker.
  24. Screw the water filter onto the coffee maker.
  25. Place the coffee maker on the clean, dry surface.
  26. Pour a cup of cold water into the coffee maker.
  27. Put the coffee maker in the fridge for two hours.
  28. Remove the coffee maker from the fridge and unscrew the water tank.
  29. Remove the coffee maker's water filter.
  30. Put the coffee maker's water tank and water filter in the trash.