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I have taken it apart but am having a problem getting the SmartMix piston to connect to the SmartMix knob. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • rachealdawn Jul 31, 2008

    can not get the smart mix to connect.please help, have spent 3 frustrating days trying to figure this out.tks

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I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!YAY.
the piston comes out easily with a pair of plyers.hold the cover on your lap upside down, smart mix knob closest to you,there is a slot for the piston to fit in to, turn the knob slightly (about 1/2") you will see that you can lift the knob slightly out of the way then you can slide the piston into place. leave the knob at that position to hold the piston and slowly put the cover back in place. if the piston goes in,just before you put the cover all the way down turn the knob back to water only.if everything is in place, PUT THE SCREWS IN!!!! hope this helps.

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  • Robert Nighswander Dec 10, 2011

    To help out with this I'd like to add... Completely remove the plunger , then flip the cover over as noted. The plunger has a tiny V-notch on it that the spiral flighting on the water mix knob will fit into and at the same time is inserted into the corner (there is an area with tabs) of the underside of the cover. There is only one corner that has tiny brackets that will actually hold the plunger in place. This assembly will work (move the plunger up and down) even as it is not put on the machine. You will know it's working correctly even before the cover (with the plunger fastened to the knob) is installed on the machine. Lastly gently turn the cover and put it back on the machine making sure the plunger is sliding into its proper place. Screw the whole thing back together and wah-la . Done! I spent many hours trying to get this thing to work before (with some help) I figured it out. Thanks for all the tips! Wish I could post some pics as it would certainly help!!!

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