Time needed: 20 minutes.
The Direct Water Line Plumb Kit (“DPK”) allows you to hook your Keurig Coffee Maker directly into your home or office’s water supply in order to automatically refill the water reservoir on your Brewer. Follow these instructions in order to easily convert your Keurig’s Pour-Over Water Reservoir into a plumbed in version with direct water line connection capability.
Note: the Direct Plumb Kit is only compatible with Keurig Brewer Models B150, K150, K155, B155, K150P, B150P, K3000, K3000SE, B3000, B3000SE, and Keurig OfficePro Premier Commercial Brewing Systems.
- Unplug & Drain Your Brewer
Power off your Brewer by unplugging it from your power supply. Next, drain out any water that’s currently inside your Brewer’s hot water tank (if previously filled).
- Remove the Old Water Tank
Lift up on your Brewer’s Cold Water Reservoir to remove it from the base of the Brewer.
- Remove the Base Screws
Flip your Brewer over so it’s laying on its left side. Next, remove the 2 screws shown in the picture circled in red. Set these aside for later. We will call these “Screw A” for when we attach the Direct Water Line Plumb Kit a few steps down.
- Remove the Base Plate
Flip your B150, K150, B155, or K155 Brewer so that it is right side up. Use your finger to press down on one end of the Base Plate until it “pops” out of place. Remove this Plate.
- Remove the Connector Cover
Find the Connector Cover located on the side of your Brewer, and remove it using a screw driver. Keep the screw you removed (“Screw B”) and set it aside for later when we reattach the Connector Cover.
- Connect the Plumb Kit Wiring to the Brewer
Place your Direct Water Line Plumb Kit on the base of your Brewer. Plug in the electrical connection wire from the Plumb Kit into your Brewer.
- Replace the Connector Cover
Using “Screw B,” re-install the Connector Cover, making sure it is flush with the side of the Brewer.
- Secure the Plumb Kit to the Brewer’s Base
Flip your Coffee Maker back onto its left side (carefully!) and screw in the 2 “Screw A” screws you set aside earlier. These screws are required in order to properly secure your Direct Plumb Kit to the Base of the Brewer.
- Connect the Plumb Kit to a Direct Water Line
Plug in your Brewer to your power source and connect it to a filtered water supply. I recommend the one I just linked, as it not only purifies, but helps prevent scale build up too. For instructions on how to do this, check out this instructional article I wrote on installing the water filter kit. Finally, power the Brewer “ON”.
- Let Your Brewer Auto-Fill with Water
It will take about a minute and a half for your B150, K150, B155, or K155 Brewer to fill up with water. If your Brewer “times-out” and shuts off during this process, there is no need to worry. Simply turn the Brewer Off/On again in order to restart the filling process.
Questions or Comments?
John A. Neary
Good day.. I have 3 Keurig K150’s and a few K155’s all hard plumbed.. What are the directions to descale.. A couple have slowed down but still work great… Thank you for your time….
Hey John, to descale your K150 and K155 you can follow the instructions from my blog post here: http://mykup.com/descale-clean-keurig-k150-b150-k155-b155-b150p-k150p/
I ordered a K150p, and it was supposedly pre-plumbed. What are the pieces I should have? We can’t seem to figure it out. Mine did not come with the water tube.
Hey Allison, the water tubing and hookup parts must be bought separately from the brewer, even if you purchased a Keurig that was pre-plumbed. I recommend you check out my article here for more information on this water filter kit: http://mykup.com/keurig-direct-water-filter-kit-instructions/
Does this work with the K150 as far as runningawater line? We have the other commercial one that connects to the back.
Hey Scott, yes this works with the K150 for running a water line.
How much distance does the plumbing add to the back of coffee maker? I’m trying to determine if it will fit my counter.
The Plumb Kit does not add any distance, as it simply replaces the old water tank. If you install the direct water line filter kit, it will add about 3 inches.
What kind of screwdriver so you use to take out the screws that aren’t Phillips?
Hey Laurie, if installing a plumb kit on a k150 you should remove a total of 3 screws from the brewer, all of which are Phillips – 2 on the very bottom and 1 in the back corner
On the K155 Where does the the direct plumb line connector go? There is no connection for it on the back of the keurig?
Hey Brooke, you need to first install the Keurig Plumb Kit Reservoir. It replaces the water tank that came with your K155 brewer, and has the the connection for the nozzle on the back of it.
I have the kit installed on my K-150 and have begun to have water leaks intermittently from the bottom of my brewer. Any ideas on causes and solutions to repair? Thanks
I am having the same issue with this and am looking for a solution. Did you ever get a response?
Hi Alex, this could be a problem with the reservoir, the filter kit fittings, or the brewer’s internals. First turn off your water supply and make sure all the water lines are pushed COMPLETELY into their connector fittings. If this doesn’t fix the leak, try removing the plumb kit reservoir and reinstalling, ensuring that it is all the way in the base and fits snugly. If it’s still leaking after this, do a more thorough inspection to figure out where exactly you think the leak is coming from. Does it still leak when the plumb kit is disconnected? This could indicate an issue with the O-Ring seal in your brewer, which could be broken or loose, resulting in water leaking from the bottom of your K150 brewer.
Can this process be reversed to put the original tank back on without having the base plate that was removed?
We have the K145 machine and absolutely love it. Been thinking about buying a K150 so we don’t have to mess with a water reservoir – “however” from reading the comments on this site and others about ‘problems, i.e. leaks and etc” I’m reluctant to do so. Sometimes it’s better to leave ‘good enough’ alone.
I realize as a retired air conditioning mechanic -most things break down – but I’m wondering if you would have a recommendation as to the best way to go as far as a ‘trouble-free’ machine?
Hi DeWayne, the K145 is certainly a reliable machine. It’s true, the K155 does seem to have more issues than the K145 but in my experience that is simply due to the nature of anything that is direct water line plumb capable. I would personally recommend going with the K150 or K155. I do not think the issues you see in these comments threads are representative of the majority of users, and (strictly speaking from my personal opinion) the auto fill water reservoir is definitely worth it!
Love the auto fill, worth it
Hi Mary, yes you can put the original water tank back on if you would like using the process above. It should still fit without the base plate.
Question, I’ve installed everything but the machines stops filling as soon as the water level goes above the metal water sensor. never touches the float. Is the float just a safety stop or should the tank fill to the float level and shut off?
Hey Eric, the float valve is the safety sensor and is only used as a back-up shut off method after the water level sensor.
Does this work on the K155? I’ve read some conflicting reviews that it no longer will work on new K155 brewers. Thanks
Yes, this will work on the K155. Just be sure to follow steps 3-5 to ensure it fits properly on the brewer’s base.
Just moved one from a K155 of about 3 years old to a brand new one. it worked.
Can u fill tank without using line
Yes, you can fill the water tank yourself manually. To do so with the Keurig Plumb Kit reservoir, you just have to remove the 2 screws from the top-back side of the water tank by using a Phillips head screw driver. This will enable you to easily take the top of the reservoir on and off for manual fill. I should point out, however, that the point of the direct water line plumb kit is to not have to manually refill the brewer with water, so most people opt to connect it to a direct water line to automate this tedious process.
On this topic so it will work if you choose to remove the continuous option and go to manual fill correct?
Yes, though I strongly recommend the continuous option for the reasons set forth above.
Before buying this, make sure your machine has a way to remove part of the stage that the water tank sits on. There are three screws around the ringt-rear foot, that are close together. When removed, you may be able to lift a piece off of the stage the water tank sits on. This is where the adapter’s screw attachments will go, and you use those same screws to secure it to the stage. For some stupid reason Keruig makes some K150’s without that door, but they have a place to attach the power, and a sensor built into the machine. There might be two models of the direct line plumb kit, but the one Amazon sent me required screw connections.
Yes, refer to step 4 in the instructions above, entitled “Remove the Base Plate”. This is a very important step which is surprisingly the most often overlooked part of the installation process. If you don’t remove the base plate, the Plumb Kit will not fit on your brewer, and you will have a hard time wondering why it’s not working for you!