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My machine instructed me to ventilate. Once that began, the "hot water" words started flashing above the ventilate prompt. then, the machine would not finish the ventilate procedure and there were little pools of water beneath the machine. Completely shutting the machine down, letting it cool and restarting it made no difference

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If you open the side valve to let the steam go out or to ventilate you say it leak under the machine try it agan it look like a leaking pump

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