The most difficult task in repairing a Keurig …
There are a number of methods in removing a Keurig casing, and we cover the on here that works well for us. But please bear in mind, that they all involve a process that Keurig Mountain Coffee haven’t designed their machines for the general public to do, and that is get inside and fix them! Although not a sealed unit, Keurig brewers are difficult to get into and involve perseverance and patience.
The approach we take in detaching the outer casing is to release the inner clips that secure the case to the brewer’s superstructure inside. We found after much trial-and-error that a long thin Phillips screwdriver worked best in forcing the clips open. And they aren’t delicate thin clips that easily open; they are some pretty thick pieces of plastic that take some encouragement to comply.
Other methods we have seen tried includes the drilling of holes into the side of the casing, aligned to where the clips are, which breaks the connection and releases the case. This could work quite nicely, but you do have to make sure you are pretty close to aligned with the clips or you are going to end up with a few too many drill marks. Of course the drill holes don’t need to be too large and can be filled but a black rubber stopper.
The more brutal approach we have seen is a hacksaw to break the connection between the top and outer casing. This then provides access to release the clips. We don’t recommend this approach as it seems to make a mess of the plastic work.
We prefer our method as it means the clips can stay in tact and there is little or no external cosmetic damage to the Keurig; something we very much wanted to avoid.