How Often Should I Change My Keurig Water Filter?

Your Keurig coffee machine is a great investment. Unfortunately, it can be expensive to repair when you have to replace your water filter frequently for corrosion or other problems.

The time has come again and the old one is being replaced with a brand new one-can I help? This article will give you tips on how often the replacement should happen based on use frequency and age of filters.

How often should you change your Keurig water filter?

Keurig water filters work really well for keeping your coffee tastes and smells fresh. But how often should you change your filter? When it starts to produce a different taste, different smell, or color from the original filter. Because you change your coffee grounds regularly, it’s best to change the filter every two to three months tops.

Keurig recommends that the filter should be replaced every 60 tank refills or two months. The company says that filters should be soaked in clean water for 5 minutes before being put into the machine.

First, you should soak the new Keurig charcoal water filter in a container of cool water for about 10 minutes. This will help remove any chlorine that may have accumulated on the filter and allow it to work properly after installation.

The filters are designed to last 60 tank refills or 2 months before they need replacement, but if there is no noticeable change in your coffee’s taste or smell during this time frame then you might want to consider getting an extended warranty with additional filters included at no cost.

How Often Should I Change My Keurig Water Filter?
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What happens if you don’t change the Keurig water filter?

If you don’t change the Keurig water filter, it will eventually become a build-up of minerals. As a result, there can be an increase in the mineral buildup and more frequent descaling. The coffee grump recommends changing the filters every two months to avoid this from happening.

If you don’t change your Keurig water filter, mineral deposits can build up on the brewer and cause leaks. This process is time-intensive but if not done regularly it may be costly in the long run. It’s important to make this a regular habit because there are some cases where using unfiltered tap water could lead to health risks for consumers.

When to replace a Keurig water filter?

According to Keurig, filters should be replaced every two months. However, if you don’t brew every day, it recommends changing the filter every 60 tank refills. You might also make a practice of descaling the Keurig with every filter change.

Some newer Keurig models allow you to set a water filter reminder so you don’t have to guess when to replace the filter.

When a charcoal filter is depleted, it no longer filters the water in the reservoir as effectively as it should. This will have an effect not only on the quality of the coffee but also on how rapidly particles will accumulate within the machine.

How to replace the Keurig water filter

The charcoal water filter is designed to last two months, which means it should be replaced once every two months. The indicator will tell you how much time is left before the replacement needs to take place.

To change your Keurig water filter, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by soaking a fresh charcoal filter in a cup of water for about 5 minutes.
  2. While the new filter is soaking, carefully pull up on the filter holder to remove the old filter.
  3. By pushing both sides, you may remove the clip that holds the filter in place.
  4. Remove the used filter.
  5. Rinse the new filter for 60 seconds after it has been soaked for 5 minutes.
  6. Rinse the filter holder as well as the bottom clip.
  7. Replace the charcoal filter in the filter holder and replace the clip that keeps it in place.
  8. Turn the dial to the month in which you will change the filter next. (Older filter holders just show a single month, however, newer ones show when you fitted the new filter and when it should be replaced.)
  9. Replace the filter holder in the water reservoir by pressing hard until it locks into place.
  10. After that, you’ll be able to brew for several months without worrying about the water filter.

To remove the old Keurig water filter from its housing, simply use your fingers or a tool like tweezers and pull up on one side of it until you can see that tabs are visible on both sides of the lower portion of the housing unit.

Then push down with your thumbs to remove the lower portion of the housing. When you’re ready to install a new charcoal water filter, simply insert it into its upper part and set your indicator two months ahead so that you know when to replace it again.

Do all Keurigs have a removable filter?

Keurig is a popular coffee machine brand. They are very popular because they offer customizable features, including the ability to brew hot or cold beverages and specialty flavors. Most Keurig machines also have removable water filters that need to be replaced on occasion so they can continue to provide clean water for your drink of choice.

Replacing the filter decreases the effectiveness of filtering out contaminants in the water, so it’s important that you replace them often enough based on how many batches of coffee you’re making.

For example, if you’re making one batch of coffee at a time, it would be appropriate to change the filter every two months.

About the author

Martin Cooper is a Mechanical Engineer, a Blogger, and a Music Lover. He has amassed years of experience working in the Water industry. Discover Bright Water is the place he shares helpful water tips and products for a healthy water lifestyle.