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Vaporetto 2400 no access to water tank

I haven't used this machine for some months and, at present, I cannot remove the screw fit tank seal so that I can fill it with water and start using the machine again. Any ideas?

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The threads have probably stuck together with limescale. Push down with reasonable force while turning the cap, like you would if you were trying to get in one of the childproof bottles. This should crack the limecale and allow you to take it off. Then descale the threads on the top and machine using kalstop or whatever you use.

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