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When the tank is removed from the machine water will drain from the tank if the valve is pressed but water won't drain from the tank into the heating unit.

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Sounds like either an alignment or a gasket issue. Is the water released from the tank by the same valve? If so, check whatever is in the machine that pushes against that valve. Maybe a part fell off or is jammed.

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