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Adjust the legs

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Remove any plinth in front of the base of the machine. In the middle of the base you should see a black screw head with arrows either side. This screw adjusts the height of the machine at the back - clockwise = up and visa versa. The two feet at the front screw in or out of the base moulding to raise or lower the machine. Check that these have not been secured by screws through the front moulding. If so, slacken or remove. NOTE: make sure if the machine is already installed that you have loosened the screws which secure the machine at the top to the underside of your worktop.

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