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Cold water intake will not allow water to pass, does it have a flood safe cut off somewhere? How do I re set it?

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Turn the water off going to the unit and turn the unit on with the water still off, then as the machine "starts " turn the water on very slowly, if you have no shutoff at the machine you will have to shut a main off. Just remember to turn on the water very slowly so it wont trip auto shutoff if it has it.

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