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How do I drain the machine

Opened the value in front of the small drain under the area where the coffee is made

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If this is made like most commercial machines, you have to drain the boiler. Either take out the element or take off the pressure relief valve and turn it upside down. Why are you wanting to drain the machine? If you have contaminated water, best to open up the boiler and clean it out. You will most likely have a lot of sediments in there as well.

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