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Very little water comes through...small drips...enough to get the grounds wet but not enough to make coffee.

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Hi,
mix half white vinegar and water together...then pour this solution in just as you would if you were making coffe....minus the coffe grounds of course... then run it through a cycle and then run clear water through again... and you will be good to go...do this once a month or so to keep it working great...

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