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Why Your Keurig Is Loud & Making Noise

Keurig coffee makers changed the way people make coffee.

No longer did everyone in the same spot have to drink the same coffee.

Instead, everyone could make their own cup.

This makes Keurig coffee pots extremely useful and convenient.

But, some Keurig coffee maker owners have noticed their machines get a bit loud when making a cup of coffee.

What does this mean? And, how can you fix it?

Keep reading to find out. 

Some Noise During Keurig Coffee Brewing is Normal 

When you brew a cup of coffee using a Keurig coffee maker, it’s normal to hear some noise.

But, if it is louder than usual, you may need to examine the machine.

One possible reason the maker is loud is because of the material it is sitting on.

As a result, the device could be clogged, or it could be broken.

Below, we’ll go over what to look for and how you can fix it. 

It Makes A Rattling Sound 

The first and easiest fix is if you hear a rattling sound.

If you hear this, check the material your coffee pot is sitting on.

If it’s on an uneven surface, the rattling sound could be from the machine rattling the material.

Fix the material your Keurig is sitting on, and you’ll likely eliminate the rattling sound.

It Is Clogged 

There are many minerals, microorganisms, chemicals, and bacteria in tap water.

These materials aren’t harmful but can build up in your Keurig maker, especially when the water heats up.

Keurig recommends users use bottled or filtered water to make coffee to eliminate the risk of minerals clogging the machine.

Whether you use bottled or tap water, Keurig still recommends the device be “descaled” at least once every three to six months.

Descaling your maker means cleaning it well to remove any calcium build-up in the machine.

After you descale your maker, make sure you set it on an even, soft material before brewing again.

Both these steps should eliminate noise from your Keurig.

If it hasn’t, keep reading for more tips. 

For more on this, read How To Clean Your Keurig Without Vinegar

Also, if you’ve noticed that your Keurig coffee has also started to taste watery and weak, this may be related to the clogged machine.

For more on this, read Why Does My Keurig Coffee Taste Watery? (And How To Fix It)

And if that Keurig coffee has started just tasting really bad, then read Why Does Keurig Coffee Taste Bad?

It Is An Older Model 

Another reason your Keurig may be making loud noises while brewing is because it doesn’t have quiet brewing technology.

New models were made with this technology, and older models weren’t.

So if you’ve tried the solutions above and nothing works, you may have an older model, which means you need to upgrade to a newer model. 

Your Keurig Machine is Broken 

If you have a newer Keurig model, you’ve descaled it, and it’s on a soft, even surface, your machine may be broken.

When a Keurig breaks, it’s usually the pump that goes bad.

You can contact Keurig about ordering a replacement part.

However, if your Keurig is no longer under warranty, you may need to fix it on your own or replace it entirely. 

Final Word

There you have it.

The most likely reason your Keurig coffee maker is making thunderous noises while brewing.

Before you panic, try the tricks mentioned above.

First, make sure the machine isn’t making noise because it is setting on something that is causing it to rattle.

Next, clean the inside of the coffee maker very well.

Look for any build-up in any part of the machine and remove it.

Make sure to repeat this cleaning process every three to six months.

Lastly, consider how long you’ve had your device and whether your machine is just older, and that’s why it’s loud.

If none of the above tips help, you may need to consider replacing your Keurig coffee maker. 

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1 thought on “Why Your Keurig Is Loud & Making Noise”

  1. Got a new Keurig Duo and it sounds like a rocket taking off from launch pad when brewing a pot or cup of coffee. Even after a good cleaning it sounds really loud, much louder than any maker I have owned. I get that its fast heating which causes some of this, but we have had fast brewers before that never made that much noise.


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