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The boiler drain is in the drain box, under the drain tray hidden beneath the black safety cover with the 4 small screws. There is a plug in the box, using a 17mm open end wrench you can open the plug to drain machine. It is also a good idea to drain the exchangers by disconnecting the fitting and letting it drain out, you will notice the 2 pipes going up at an angle to the exchangers.

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