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Leaking Breville Esp6

Hi, I am attempting to repair a leaky Breville that hasnt been used for quite a while. I had a broken 'elbow' so was told to buy a new elbow,and a flat rubber gasket which fits underneath the elbow.
Now the problem is that the original broken elbow (upon taking machine apart) appeared not to have this gasket. I have replaced the elbow as I was told but the machine now doesnt let any water flow at all. It makes the pumping noise but no steam or water comes out.
Should I throw this gasket away or is there some other solution.

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