When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
Use only water in this appliance! Do not put any other liquids or foods in the Water Reservoir except as instructed in the Cleaning Instructions in this guide.
Do not lift the Handle while brewing is in progress.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING TO USERS AND PARENTS
DO NOT permit children to use brewer unless there is adult supervision. Brewer dispenses very hot water.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR HOT COCOA USERS: IMMEDIATELY AFTER USING A HOT COCOA K-CUP®PACK, RUN a Hot Water Brew Cycle without a K-Cup® pack to avoid the possibility of clogging the Exit Needle. DO NOT assume the next user will do this.
There are two sharp needles that puncture the K-Cup®pack, one above the K-Cup®Pack Holder and the other in the bottom of the K-Cup®Pack Holder. To avoid risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the K-Cup®Pack Assembly Housing.
There is extremely hot water in the K-Cup®Pack Holder during the brew process. To avoid risk of injury, do not lift the Handle or open the K-Cup® Pack Assembly Housing during the brewing process.
Please always keep the brewer in its upright position to avoid potential injury and/or damage to your brewer.
SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS: A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
If an extension cord is used,
THIS PRODUCT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL USE.
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS, INCLUDING LEAD, WHICH IS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE BOTTOM COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
Keep your brewer turned "ON" at all times. To brew a fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa anytime you want, we suggest you keep your brewer turned "ON" all the time. However, the brewer is fully programmable so you can set it to turn on and off automatically to match your schedule. Or, if you prefer, set the brewer to automatically turn off after a period of time. Follow the simple instructions on pages 13–14 to make using the brewer convenient for you.
For the best tasting gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa, Keurig recommends using bottled water or the Keurig™Water Filter Starter Kit (available at www.keurig.com). Water quality varies from place to place. If you notice an undesirable taste in your cup of coffee, such as chlorine or other mineral tastes, we recommend you consider using bottled water or water from a filtration system. The Keurig™ Water Filter Starter Kit is compatible with the K150 brewer but is not NSF certified. Use of this accessory will void NSF certification.
Customize the Size, Flavor & Brew That's Perfect for You.™ With the choice of over 250 varieties of K-Cup® packs and 5 brew sizes (Small Cup-4 oz., Small Mug-6 oz., Medium Mug-8 oz., Large Mug-10 oz. and Travel Mug-12 oz.) your Keurig® brewer gives you endless options to customize the size, flavor and brew that's perfect for you. For a strong, intense cup, select an Extra Bold K-Cup® pack (with up to 30% more ground coffee than regular varieties) and brew the size that's right for you. The smaller the brew size, the more intense flavor in your cup. The larger the brew size, the less intense flavor in your cup.
Plug brewer into its own grounded outlet. If the electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your brewer may not function properly. The brewer should be operated on its own circuit, separate from other appliances.
Brewing into a travel mug. To brew into a travel mug, simply remove the Drip Tray Assembly and place the travel mug on the Drip Tray Base.
De-scale brewer regularly.
Remove enclosed literature and K-Cup® variety pack.
We recommend you save all packing materials in case future shipping of the product is necessary.
Keep all plastic bags away from children.
Keurig® K150 Brewer
K-Cup® Pack Holder Funnel
K-Cup® Pack Holder (E and F are the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly)
K-Cup® Pack Assembly Housing
Set-Up & First Brew
You cannot use your Keurig® brewer until it has been set up for its first use.
NOTE: If brewer has been exposed to temperatures below freezing, allow brewer at least two hours to reach room temperature before brewing. A frozen or extremely cold brewer will not operate.
Setting Up Your Brewer
Turn the brewer on, the Power Switch is located at the top left hand side of the brewer on the back. The brewer's LCD Display will display the power up welcome screen (fig. 1).
Fill the Water Reservoir up to the fill mark with fresh, clean water. Replace the Water Reservoir on the brewer making sure that the locking tabs engage with the brewer (fig. 2). Replace Lid on Water Reservoir.
The brewer will automatically fill the Internal Hot Water Tank with water and then the water will be heated. This will take about 3 minutes. During the heating period, "HEATING PLEASE WAIT" will be displayed on the LCD Screen (fig. 3).
Place a 10 oz. mug on the Drip Tray Plate, then fully raise and lower the Handle. The Brew Button will now be illuminated. Press the Brew Button to start a cleansing brew. NOTE: A K-Cup® pack should not be used for this sequence.
When the cleansing brew is complete, the brewer will go into its idle state and will be ready to brew your first K-Cup® pack.
Ready to Brew Your First Cup
The LCD Display will be in its idle state (fig. 4).
Lift the Handle. The K-Cup® Pack Holder will open toward you (fig. 5).
Select a K-Cup® pack. NOTE: Do not remove the foil lid or puncture the K-Cup® pack.
Place a K-Cup® pack in the K-Cup® Pack Holder (fig. 6).
There are two sharp needles that puncture the K-Cup® pack, one above the K-Cup® Pack Holder and the other in the bottom of the K-Cup® Pack Holder. To avoid risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the K-Cup® Pack Assembly Housing.
Lower the Handle to close the Lid over the K-Cup® Pack Holder. (When it is closed completely, the BREW Button will flash up to 60 seconds.)
Place a mug on the drip tray and select your brew size (fig. 7), then press BREW (fig. 8). NOTE: If you do not press BREW within 60 seconds the brewer will return to its idle state and the Brew Button will cease to flash to prevent accidental activation. Re-activate by lifting the handle fully and then closing it.
There may be a short pause prior to coffee being dispensed. The entire brew process lasts for approximately 1 minute and ends with a burst of air to remove all liquid from the K-Cup® pack.
There is extremely hot water in the K-Cup® Pack Holder during the brew process. To avoid risk of injury, do not lift the Handle or open the K-Cup® Pack Assembly Housing during the brew process.
Lift the Handle, remove and dispose of the used K-Cup® pack.
K-Cup® pack will be hot.
Enjoy your first cup of Keurig Brewed® gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa!
Stopping the Brew Process
If you need to stop the brewing after the process has started, press and release the Power Switch to turn the brewer 'OFF'. The flow of coffee, tea or hot cocoa will stop and the heating element and the LCD Screen will shut off.
NOTE: You may get more coffee, tea or hot cocoa in your cup during your next brew. We recommend that you perform a cleansing brew with water only after a terminated brew. Then your next brew will be the volume you have selected.
The LCD Display of your brewer will indicate when the water level in the Reservoir is low or if the Water Reservoir has been removed by displaying the words "FILL WATER RESERVOIR" (fig. 9). The brewer will not allow you to brew when "FILL WATER RESERVOIR" is displayed (fig. 9).
The Water Reservoir can be filled in three ways.
Remove the Water Reservoir from brewer by first removing Lid from the Water Reservoir, then lifting the Water Reservoir straight up and toward the right of the brewer. Fill with water. Place the Water Reservoir back on the brewer and replace the Lid.
Do not remove the Water Reservoir during the brewing process.
The brewer can also be connected directly into the water line. To order a K150 Direct Plumb Kit please call 1.888.CUP.BREW (287.2739).
Brewing Hot Water
Your brewer is able to produce hot water for making hot cocoa from a packet, or for use in cooking, for making soups, etc. Simply follow the "Ready To Brew Your First Cup" without adding a K-Cup® pack.
NOTE: After brewing a hot cocoa K-Cup® pack, we recommend running a hot water brew cycle without a K-Cup® pack.
Purging the Brewer
If your brewer has not been used for more than one week, you should purge the water from the internal water tank.
Be sure the brewer is turned 'ON'. Lift and lower the Handle on the brewer without inserting a K-Cup® pack.
Place a large mug on the drip tray and select Large Mug (10 oz. serving) brew size from the Select Brew Size Menu (fig. 10).
Menu Controls & Indicators
To enter the MENU MODE the brewer's power must be off. Press and hold your finger on the display while pressing and releasing the Power Switch. Continue pressure on the display for 5 seconds (fig. 11). The MENU screen will appear (fig. 12).
Press any line item to enter the set up for that particular feature. Please reference the Menu navigation.
If you are experiencing any problems with your brewer, please contact Customer Service at 1.888.CUP.BREW (287.2739).
Menu Key Navigation
Home Press HOME at any time to return your brewer to an idle state.
Clock Setting the clock is optional.
Brew Temp The brew temperature is pre-set at 193˚F. You do not have to set the brew temperature but you can adjust it up or down by 5˚.
Brew Size(s) Five brew sizes are available: 4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz., and 12 oz.
Auto OFF Auto Off allows you to program your brewer to automatically turn off two hours after the last brew.
ON/OFF Time You can leave your brewer on all the time and use the Power Switch to turn it off. Or you can program the brewer to brew at a specific time.
Language This brewer is shipped with English as the default language.
Contact The contact setting features allows you to program the contact information you need for brewer support and help.
Setting the Clock
Setting the clock is optional. When the clock is set, the time will appear in the LCD Control Center. NOTE: You must set the clock if you will be programming the Auto On/Off Time feature.
The set clock screen will display "DISABLED" if the brewer is new or if electrical power has been interrupted. Press "DISABLED" to set a time. Press H repeatedly to advance the hour in steps or hold it down to scroll through the hours quickly. When you have set the hour then press the M to set the minutes, press repeatedly to advance by a minute each time or keep it pressed to scroll quickly (fig. 13).
NOTE: If power is interrupted to the brewer, follow the procedure above to reset the time as the clock will not be visible. Brew size and brew temperature menu settings will be restored automatically. All other settings will be restored automatically after clock is set.
NOTE: To disable the clock, press the time. However, the 'On/Off' time setting will also be disabled.
Programming Brew Temperature (188° – 198º F)
The brewer brews at a preset temperature of 193°F. You can adjust this temperature up or down by 5°. Simply follow the instructions below.
The LCD Display will now display the Brew Temperature programming options (fig. 14). The temperature 193°F (initial setting) will be displayed at the top of the LCD Display to indicate the current temperature setting.
To change the brew temperature, repeat steps 1 through 4. NOTE: At high altitudes (over 5,000 feet) if boiling occurs, use the temperature adjustment (-5°) to lower the temperature.
Programming Your Brew Size
All brew sizes are enabled in the default setting. If you want to disable any brew size, just press on the appropriate icon(s). Please follow instructions outlined below.
The LCD will display all enabled brew sizes. To disable a brew size press the icon. The check mark will change to an "X" indicating that the brew size is disabled (fig. 15).
Once you have selected your desired brew size(s), press "OK". The brew size(s) are now set. NOTE: You can not delete all brew sizes. To enable a brew size you have already disabled, just press its icon and then press "OK". The 8 oz. setting is the default brew size if all sizes have been disabled.
Programming On/Off Features
The brewer provides three modes so that you can enjoy gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa on your own schedule.
Leave it ON all the time. The brewer can be left on all the time so that it is always ready to brew a fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa. To turn the brewer off at any time, simply press and release the Power Switch. Press and release the Power Switch again to restore power to the brewer. You will have to wait for the water to heat up before the brewer is ready to brew.
Program the brewer for a specific On/Off Time. NOTE: To use this programming feature, the clock must be set to the correct time.
To set the OFF time, press "DISABLED". The display will change to a time of day. Press "H" to set the hours and "M" to set the minutes. Once the desired time is set, press "OK" to accept this time (fig. 16).
Set the brewer to "AUTO OFF" to automatically turn off 2 hours after the last brew.
From the Menu Mode, press "AUTO OFF". The LCD Display will now display the "AUTO OFF" programming option (fig.17).
The brewer is shipped with English as the default language. To change the default to Francais or Espanol, follow the instructions outlined below.
The LCD Display will now display the Language programming options (fig. 18).
Setting Contact Screen
The contact screen is pre-programmed with the following information: Keurig, Incorporated. and www.keurig.com.
You can reprogram the brewer with your contact information. The contact screen will appear in the screen saver.
From the Menu Mode, press "CONTACT". The LCD screen will display the Keurig default contact information (fig. 19).
Press the Upper (Company Name) Box. The Keypad will appear along with the current information (fig. 20).
NOTE: Unless changed by the user, Keurig contact information will be present on the display.
Press Delete Key repeatedly to remove current information. Enter new information using the Keypad. NOTE: To select Upper Case, Lower Case, Numerals, Upper Case Accents, Lower Case Accents, press the Keypad Change Key located at the bottom center of the screen.
Press "OK" to save your changes and return to the Main Contact Screen. NOTE: Pressing the Back Arrow Key will return to the Main Contact Screen without saving changes.
Press the Middle (Phone Number) Box. The Numeral Keypad Mode will appear along with the current information (fig. 21).
Press the Lower Box. This box can be customized to contain any information such as web/email address, contact name, etc (fig. 22).
Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning External Parts
Regular cleaning of the brewer's external components is recommended. The following section provides instruction for standard cleaning procedures. For in-depth NSF certified instructions, please refer to the Cleaning andSanitization Guide.
Cleaning the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly
Cleaning the Parts — The K-Cup ® Pack Holder Assembly can be placed onto the top shelf of a dishwasher. NOTE: Use low temperature cycles in the dishwasher. To remove the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly from the brewer, open the cover by lifting the Handle. Grasp the top of the K-Cup® Pack Holder with one hand while pushing up on the bottom of the K-Cup® Pack Holder from underneath with the other until it releases (fig. 23). After cleaning, align the K-Cup® Pack Holder with the opening using the two front ribs as a guide, and snap them into place from the top.
Cleaning the Funnel — The Funnel can be removed from the K-Cup® Pack Holder by pulling on it until it pops off (fig. 24). The Funnel is dishwasher safe. To replace it, just snap it back onto the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly.
Cleaning the Exit Needle — The Exit Needle is located on the inside bottom of the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly. Should a clog arise due to coffee grinds, it can be cleaned using a paper clip or similar tool. Remove the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly and detach Funnel. Insert the paper clip (as shown in fig. 24) into the Exit Needle to loosen the clog, then flush with water. The K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly can be placed onto the top shelf of a dishwasher. NOTE: Use low temperature cycles in the dishwasher.
Cleaning the Puncture Plate — The Puncture Plate can be removed by grasping the finger grips of either side and pulling forward (fig. 25).
Once removed, spray the Puncture Plate with detergent, brush clean and rinse if necessary. Be sure to replace the Puncture Plate after cleaning to ensure proper brewer operation.
There are sharp needles that puncture the K-Cup® pack above the K-Cup® Pack Holder and in the bottom of the K-Cup® Pack Holder. To avoid risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the K-Cup® Pack Assembly Housing.
Cleaning the Water Reservoir & Water Reservoir Lid
The Water Reservoir Lid or Water Reservoir should not be put into the dishwasher. They should be cleaned with a damp, soapy, non-abrasive cloth and rinsed thoroughly. Do not dry the inside of the Water Reservoir with a cloth as lint may remain.
Please rinse the Water Reservoir thoroughly after cleaning to ensure that no cleaners or cleaning solutions remain in this area as they may contaminate the water supply in the brewer.
De-Scaling Your Brewer
Mineral content in water varies from place to place. Depending on the mineral content of the water in your area, calcium deposits or scale may build up in your brewer. Scale is non-toxic, but left unattended, it can hinder brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer helps maintain the heating element and other internal parts of the brewer that come in contact with water.
The brewer should be de-scaled every 3-6 months to ensure optimal performance. It is possible for calcium deposits to build up faster, making it necessary to de-scale more often.
Step 1: Make sure you have at least 90 oz. of undiluted white vinegar on hand. You will also need an empty sink and a large ceramic mug (do not use a paper cup).
Step 2: Empty the water in the Water Reservoir.
Step 3: Disable "Auto Off" and programmed "On/Off" time.
FILL AND CLEAN
Step 1: Pour approximately 90 oz. of the vinegar into the Water Reservoir.
Step 2: Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and run a water brew cycle. DO NOT USE A K-CUP® PACK just select the Large Mug brew size. Pour the contents of the large mug into the sink.
Step 3: Repeat the brew process 3 times.
Step 4: Let the brewer stand for at least 4 hours while still on.
Step 1: Ensure the Water Reservoir is filled with fresh water.
Step 2: Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and run a water brew cycle. Pour the contents of the large mug into the sink.
Step 3: Repeat brew process until the Water Reservoir is empty.
Step 4: You may need to perform additional cleansing brews if you notice any residual taste or odor.
Beyond these recommended cleaning and maintenance procedures this brewer is not user serviceable. For service, please refer to the Warranty section of this guide.
Draining the Brewer
Turn the brewer around so the back is facing out. Unscrew the small knob to release the back panel, remove the panel from the brewer, and set it aside. If the screw is tight, you may need to use a flathead screw driver. Pull the tube downward until the end is free (fig. 25). Over a large pitcher, remove the plug and drain the water from the Internal Hot Water Tank into the pitcher.
If the brewer was not allowed to cool sufficiently, the water draining from the tube may be very hot. Re-cap the tube. NOTE: To avoid losing parts, when finished, re-insert the tube and screw the panel back onto the brewer.
Brewer does not have power
Brewer will not brew
After placing the K-Cup® pack in the K-Cup® Pack Holder, make sure the Handle is pushed down securely and the LCD Control Center reads "READY TO BREW" with the BREW Button flashing, then press the BREW Button.
The Exit Needle may be clogged. LCD Messages
Chlorine or mineral taste in coffee
Brewing a partial cup
Clean the K-Cup® Pack Holder Assembly if necessary and rinse under faucet.
The Water Reservoir may have been removed during brewing. Replace the Water Reservoir and perform a water brew without a K-Cup® pack.
The time is not displayed on the LCD Message Center
Brewer shuts off or turns on automatically
If any problems persist, contact Customer Service at 1.888.CUP.BREW (287.2739)
Limited One Year Warranty
Keurig, Incorporated warrants that your brewer will be free of defects in materials or workmanship under normal use for one year from the date of purchase. It is recommended that you fill out and return the warranty card enclosed with your brewer so that your purchase information will be stored in our system. Keurig will, at its option, repair or replace a defective brewer without charge upon its receipt of proof of the date of purchase. If a replacement brewer is necessary to service this warranty, the replacement brewer may be new or reconditioned. If a replacement brewer is sent, a new limited one year warranty will be applied to the replacement brewer.
This warranty only applies to brewers operated in the United States and Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state and, in the case of Canada, from province to province.
Only the use of Keurig Brewed® K-Cup® brand packs and accessories will guarantee the proper functioning and lifetime of your Keurig® brewer. Any damage to or malfunction of your brewer resulting from the use of non Keurig Brewed® K-Cup® brand packs and accessories may not be covered by this warranty or may result in a service fee if the damage or malfunction is determined to be caused by such use.
What is not covered by the Limited Warranty? THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DOES NOT COVER INCIDENTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you depending on the state or province of purchase.
Nor does this warranty cover damages caused by use of non Keurig Brewed® K-Cup® brand packs or accessories, services performed by anyone other than Keurig or its authorized service providers, use of parts other than genuine Keurig® parts, or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inappropriate power supply or acts of God.
Other Limitations THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL. IN ADDITION, KEURIG HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO YOUR K150 BREWER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states or provinces do not allow disclaimers of such implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you depending on the state or the province of purchase.
How do you obtain warranty service? Keurig® brewers are high-quality appliances and, with proper care, are intended to provide years of satisfying performance. However, should the need arise for warranty servicing, simply call Keurig Customer Service at our toll free phone number 1.888.CUP.BREW (287.2739). Please do not return your brewer for servicing without first speaking to Keurig Customer Service to obtain an Authorization to Return number (ATR). Keurig® brewers returned without an ATR number will be returned to the sender without servicing.