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I had a screw and a small part fall out from the left side underneath the holder to the filter basket. I believe i have all the parts i just can't figure out how the spring goes back in. So now the whole door holding the filter basket in place will not stay shut thus no coffee. I am pretty mechanically inclined could i just get instructions from you or an assembly diagram I do not have the money for repairs or a new one and i love this coffee maker. If there is a phone number i can reach you let me know. Thank you

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The door auto hinge with spring is a rather tricky to try to explain how to put it back in place. If you notice how the door remains now, then it is posible that the system broke and their is a very small chance that it can be put back together only the hinge. The only way is to buy a new e door complete with spring and hinges then is more easy to put it back together.
However in order to make coffee while the door is broken is to by pass the door safety interlock system that is consider from a micro switch and located behind the plastic side panel which when you close the door is press inand switch on so the machine recoglised that the ddor is in place.
You desasemble the machine and find this limit switch which have two wires conect to it. If you remove them from limit switch and connect them permanetly together then machine can operate even without the door close so you can prepare coffee by temporary secure the door by tape so it can hold the filter and prpepare coffee.
Now you have the time either to replace the hole door and the machine be as before.
Good luck

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