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How do I open the unit to clean the filter?

How doI open the unit to clean the filter?

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I have the scm630 and if you take out the water tank... On the very bottom is a little butterfly wing that you give a twist to and that releases the bottom of the tank to put in the filter. Just found that out my self. Kate

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