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Rust on magnet

Rust has started to form on the magnet in the water tank. The water tank costs $60 to replace. The plastic compartment that keeps the magnet in place is super glued making it tough to just remove the magnet without damaging the water tank. I was told that part is not covered by the warranty because of wear and tare. Any ideas?

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You may be able to clean up the magnet with a bit of vinegar and an old tooth brush. Make sure to leave the tank open to the air at all other times. Be sure to rinse the tank with a baking soda and water solution to get the taste of the vinegar out of there.

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