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Power Machine will not turn on after a power failure. Outlet has power and other appliances will work when plugged in. Cord appears intact. Is there a fuse that might have burned out? If so, how do I get to it? Thanks. Mark

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Re: power

Hi Mark,

I think there are a thermostat fuse inside the machine, you have to take of the top. You have two screw one in each corner where the filter holder is fitted and one under the lid with the water tank.

Hope this helps you.

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