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Cleaned the filter and now wont turn on

I cleaned out the filter and now the unit wont come back on. Before I cleaned the filter it had not shut off and leaked all over the floor.

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There is a switch that when you put the pale back in the right way if the pale is not in all the way it is a kill switch so no water goes on your floor

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