For many people, coffee is the fuel that gets them through the day. Many people have a cup of coffee to wake them up first thing in the morning.
If you love a quick and convenient yet tasty cup of coffee to start your day, then you probably already have a Keurig coffee maker.
Keurig coffee makers are great. These machines are compatible with a wide range of coffee capsules, and most are delicious.
There is a substantial upfront cost for purchasing a Keurig, but once you’ve invested, you will save money in the long run, and you will never look at instant coffee the same way again.
A vital component of your Keurig coffee machine is the water filter. This guide will look at where this filter is, how to replace it, and what happens if you don’t. So keep on reading to find out more!
Where Is My Keurig Water Filter Located?
First, let’s look at where the water filter is in a Keurig coffee machine. If you are new to owning a Keurig, you might not be familiar with this.
You might not even realize that it is a component of your coffee machine. But it is, and it is a vital component at that – especially if you want your coffee to remain delicious!
As its name suggests, the water filter in your Keurig filters the water before it makes your coffee. It removes the impurities from the water before it is mixed with the coffee in the Keurig capsule, ensuring that your coffee has the best water. But where is the filter located?
As you might expect, the water filter in your Keurig machine is inside its water tank. The filter is at the bottom of the tank, where water travels into your coffee cup. So, now that you know where to find the filter – let’s look at how to replace it.
How To Replace Keurig Water Filter
Replacing the water filter in your Keurig is incredibly important, so don’t avoid this. Instead, you should try to get into a good habit of replacing your Keurig water filter.
But, if you are doing this for the first time, follow these steps to ensure it goes smoothly:
Step 1 – Soak Your New Filter
Keurig produces its filters, so make sure you purchase a kit before you get started. Open your new filter and soak it in water for 5 to 10 minutes to prepare the filter for use. While you wait, you can move on to removing the old filter.
Step 2 – Remove The Water Reservoir
As you will refill your Keurig water tank regularly, this step is one you will probably be comfortable doing. Most Keurig machines will have their water filter on the left-hand side of the model, so simply detach this – just as you would if you were refilling the water in the tank.
Step 3 – Remove The Filter Unit
Next, you should empty your tank (if it still holds water). Once you do this, you will notice something sticking up into the water tank – this is the top of the filter unit.
Firmly grab the handle and pull the filter unit out of the water reservoir. Depending on your model, you might need to rock the filter unit to detach the bottom part of the filter unit.
Step 4 – Open And Remove Existing Filter
You will notice two tabs on the bottom of the filter unit. Use your thumb and index finger to pinch these tabs and then pull down. The action of this will remove the old filter, which can be discarded.
Step 5 – Rinse The Filter Unit
After your new filter has soaked, rinse it under the faucet, then rinse the lower filter holder.
Step 6 – Fit Your New Filter
Fit your new filter into the filter holder where the old filter once was. Simply slide the filter (rounded side up) into the unit, and then set the bottom of the filter holder back into place. Pop the filter unit back into the water tank, and your Keurig is ready.
What Happens If You Don’t Replace The Water Filter In Keurig?
You should replace your Keurig water filter regularly or every two months. Replace it more often if you use your Keurig more than the average amount. It is vital for both your health and that of your Keurig machine.
Once the water filter exceeds its usage time, you will notice that the water used to make coffee in your Keurig will grow cloudy and dirty.
It is because the filter will no longer remove impurities from the water used to make your coffee, and minerals and deposits on the old filter might actively make your coffee dirty.
So, you should regularly replace your coffee filter to ensure that your coffee remains delicious and that the water used remains safe for consumption!
In short, replacing the water filter in your Keurig is simple. Once you have located the water filter unit, it is surprisingly easy to do. You should aim to replace your Keurig water filter once every two# months, and we have explained how to do this in the guide above.
Thank you for reading!