How to Clean Keurig 2.0 Laser Lens
If you're a lover of Keurig coffee makers, you probably know the importance of keeping your machine clean. As with any coffee maker, regular maintenance and cleaning are needed to keep your machine in optimal condition. One part of your Keurig 2.0 that you may have never thought you need to clean is the laser lens.
This little-known piece of technology is responsible for reading the barcodes on the Keurig pod and brewing the exact amount of water and coffee for each cup. Over time, the lens can become dirty or clogged, which can lead to brewing errors and machine malfunctions.
In this article, we'll walk you through the steps of cleaning your Keurig 2.0 laser lens, so you can enjoy your perfect cup of coffee every time.
What You'll Need:
- A clean, soft cloth
- A small glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol
- A cotton swab
Step 1: Unplug your Keurig.
Before you start cleaning your Keurig, always make sure to unplug the machine to prevent any electric shock.
Step 2: Remove the K-Cup Holder and Drip Tray.
To access the laser lens, you'll need to remove the K-Cup holder and drip tray. Simply lift up on the handle of the K-Cup holder, and it will release from the machine. Pull the drip tray out from the bottom of the machine and set both pieces aside.
Step 3: Locate the Laser Lens.
The laser lens is a small, glass lens located on the bottom of the Keurig head. It may be hard to see since it's surrounded by a darker plastic rim. Take a close look at the bottom of the Keurig head and look for a small, circular piece of glass.
Step 4: Clean the Laser Lens.
Once you've located the lens, it's time to clean it. First, use a clean, soft cloth to gently wipe away any loose dirt or debris from the surface. Then, apply a small amount of glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol to a cotton swab. Use the swab to gently clean the surface of the lens. Make sure to be gentle with the lens and avoid using any abrasive materials.
Step 5: Reassemble the Keurig.
After you've thoroughly cleaned the laser lens, it's time to reassemble your Keurig. First, insert the drip tray back into the machine. Then, carefully slot the K-Cup holder back into place, and push down on the handle until it clicks.
Step 6: Test Your Keurig.
Now that you've cleaned the laser lens, it's time to test your Keurig. Plug the machine back in, and insert a K-Cup pod. Select your cup size and brew as usual. If you've cleaned the laser lens properly, your Keurig should work perfectly.
Cleaning the laser lens on your Keurig 2.0 is a quick and easy way to keep your machine functioning at its best. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your Keurig is always able to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Remember to clean the lens at least once every few months to keep your Keurig in tip-top shape..