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I am using it for the first time in years because we have a flood in our basement. The manual is lost. HELP! how do we empty the water??? I cannot figure it out? Please we need help!!!

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You just need to get the water flowing and start the siphoning process by taking out the water bucket while it's full of water and raising it up high enough to start the water flowing. Once the water starts flowing, you can put the bucket back and the water will keep flowing (by capillary action). If the bucket empties completely, you may have to do it again periodically to get the water flowing again.

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