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Water coupling pipe hits brewing unit

When you look at the back of the brewing unit, there is a cut out the shape of a check mark, and then when you look at the back of the machine, there is a matching cut out in the shape of check mark. At the back of the machine, there is a water coupling pipe sitting in the cut out, that sticks out about 1 1/2 inches. this pipe is supposed to fit under the "fin" on the brewing unit.

unfortunately, the brewing unit is not going back into the machine because it hits the water coupling pipe. where do you suggest sending the solis master 5000 back for repair work? thx!

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Hi,

Try to put in dregsbox and driptray to your machine, then power it on so the machine can do the selftest.

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If you ever find yourself in need of removing a Brew Group that has jammed. This will assist you in doing so correctly.

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5.) Turn the brew group around so you are facing the back. Now imagine what a check mark looks like, the top we will call position A (longer part of the checkmark) and where the checkmark ends (the smaller portion) is point B. You will notice what looks like a large checkmark where the coupling water inlet is located. The water coupling can slide up and down in this checkmark opening. The water coupling should be in the B position.

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To do this, the gears will have to be reset to the start position. In order to do so, you will have to bypass the three micro-switches (Brew Group, Dump Box and the Door switch).
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See http://www.cocosvariety.com/2011/11/fixing-cuisinart-coffee-maker-alternate.html , as that is the original information source for this posting and the image below. i.e. Credit goes to Coco's Variety !.

Also, in the image below, the hose on the left is the water inlet hose, while the hose on the right is the water outlet hose.

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