How Replace Keurig Water Filter

For many people, coffee is the fuel that gets them through the day. A lot of people have a cup of coffee to wake them up first thing in the morning.

How Replace Keurig Water Filter

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. The machine is compatible with a wide range of different coffee capsules, and the majority of them are delicious.

There is a fairly big 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.

One important component of your Keurig coffee machine is the water filter. In this guide, we’ll be taking a 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 things first, let’s take a look at where the water filter is located in a Keurig coffee machine. If you are new to owning a Keurig, then you might not be familiar with this.

In fact, you might not have even realized that it was 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 is used to make your coffee.

It removes the impurities from the water before it is mixed with the coffee in the Keurig capsule, ensuring that your coffee is only made with the best water. But where is the filter located?

As you might expect, the water filter in your Keurig machine is located inside the water tank of the machine. The filter is at the bottom of the tank, as this is where the water travels out of the tank, and into your coffee cup.

So, now that you know where to find it, let’s take a look at how to replace it.

How To Replace Keurig Water Filter

Replacing the water filter in your Keurig is incredibly important. It is likely to become one of those life admin jobs that you delay doing, but it is best to 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 – Remove The Water Reservoir

As you will refill your Keurig water tank regularly, this step is one that 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 2 – Remove The Filter Unit

Next, you should empty your tank (if it still holds any 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 a hold of the handle and pull the filter unit out of the water reservoir. Depending on your model, you might need to rock the filter unit while doing this to detach the bottom part of the filter unit.

Step 3 – Open And Remove Existing Filter

You will notice that there are two tabs on the bottom of the filter unit. Use your thumb and index finger to pinch these tabs, and then pull down. This will remove the old filter, which can simply be thrown away in the trash.

Step 4 – Soak Your New Filter

Once your old filter has been removed, you are ready to begin installing your new filter. Keurig produces their own filters, so make sure that you purchase a kit before you get started.

Open up your new filter, and you will see that one of the first instructions on installing your new filter is to soak it in water. You need to do this for 5 to 10 minutes to prepare the filter for use.

Step 5 – Rinse The Filter Unit

After your new filter has soaked, you need to rinse it under the faucet. After you have rinsed that, you should next rinse the lower filter holder.

Step 6 – Fit Your New Filter

Then all that is left to do is to fit your new filter into the area of 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 good to go!

What Happens If You Don’t Replace The Water Filter In Keurig?

What Happens If You Don’t Replace The Water Filter In Keurig

You should replace your Keurig water filter regularly. Ideally, you should do this once every 2 months, or more regularly if you use your Keurig more than the average amount.

This is not only important for the health of your Keurig, but for your own health too.

Once the water filter exceeds its usage time, you will notice that the water that is used to make coffee in your Keurig will grow cloudy and dirty.

This 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 ensure that you 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 actually fairly simple. Once you have located the water filter unit, then it is surprisingly easy to do.

You should aim to replace your Keurig water filter once every 2 months, and we have explained how to do this in the guide above. 

Thank you for reading!

Mandy Anderson