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Coffee is coming out with out form, believe to be build up of scale. Also, was told to replace the do I do that?

I recently took my machine to a company to have it looked at. I was told that I need to replace the gasket...I don't see this in the manual. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I know how to open the shower gasket, but how do I get to the other gaskets, the small ones. I have the replacement gaskets but need instructions on how to open the top of the machine to access the other gaskets.



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It is hidden in the group #21, check the pic below for reference.
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Unscreewed screew and take out screen and you will see two L N key screew unscreewed that and you will see gasket,take out and put new

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