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No water coming out of left coffee nozzle

I think it is blocked with old coffee - I have taken of screw that attaches the gauze and cleaned that bit but still the swame - how to i unblock it \/

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You can soak in purocaff up to the plastic, or you can remove the basket using a small flat screwdriver to pop it out, and clean the spouts.

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