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Water running out the bottom

I cleaned my maker with vinegar, (run through half way, wait half hour run rest through) and now water runs out the bottom. Some little valve is stuck open on the bottom of the reservoir. Can I fix it? what happened?

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  • mebogie1 Aug 17, 2008

    Water leaks from the bottom. Is there a special tool to get the bottom off ? I must have lost it if it came with the maker ?

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I also had this problem, and also took the bottom off mine and found that a hose that connected to to the water level tube had become disconnected. The only thing I would add is that in order to get the bottom off you need a Torx internal tamperproof pin (6 lobe) screwdriver to take the 5 screws out of the bottom.

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I took the bottom off mine and discovered a hose had come disconnected from the resevoir.  

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