The Keurig B70 Platinum is the Vermont coffeemaker’s flagship one-cup coffee maker. The B70 makes a single cup of coffee in a fraction of the time it would take to brew an entire pot. It is practically self-cleaning and requires almost no maintenance. It works efficiently and reliably handles your coffee needs over the years and quickly becomes your best friend in the morning.
That’s when everything works as it should. However, every now and then your Keurig B70 will decide to become a stubborn stepson and refuse to produce a full cup. It will send you a message on the LCD to descale and not complete a full cycle. After running it through the descaling cycle over and over again, you still get no results.
So what’s going on? Is the B70 broken forever? Most of the time, this problem is caused by trapped water or air bubbles inside the heating tube. Here’s how you can get your Keurig repaired quickly. Before doing so, be sure to unplug the Keurig from the power source or wall and remove the tray that holds the coffee cup. Then follow these steps.
First, remove the spent K cups in the chamber and let the unit cool down if it is still hot after running the descaling cycles.
In the next step, this may differ depending on the model you have. On the Keurig Mini, you cannot remove the water reservoir, so proceed to the next step. On the Keurig B70, you must remove the reservoir so that the contents do not spill.
Take the Keurig to the kitchen sink and flip it over. Hold it over the sink and allow excess water to drain out of the unit. Water can leak out of areas you don’t anticipate, so be careful. Shake your Keurig a bit while it’s still suspended over the sink. Don’t be rough, but what you want to do is make sure you get all the air or water out of the machine. This air is trapped by the water in the pipe around the heating element and must be released.
Tap the back of the unit carefully to ensure that any remaining water and air are released. That is all!
Check that there is no water in the power cord and proceed to plug the machine back in. Run it through a full cycle with an empty K cup or no coffee pod. Hopefully your B70 will be like new again and provide you with years of great coffee.