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Reservoir empty tank lights up but tank is half full of water

Not a major problem but red light pops up and I have to refill the reservoir tank even though it is still 2/3's filled. Any ideas? Thanks

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In the water tank you have a little magnet that magnet need to move up and down shake the water container to see that magnet move .thanks for using fixya

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