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Does top come off the water tank of DDR4010E to clean it/drain?Just had it delivered yesterday and it seems to have plastic or hard pressed cardboard over the top.

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Hi. You just have to un-clip the float arm and then the top will just slide out.

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there is a switch that must be turned when you are running with no tank

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