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I have located the filter but whilst I can turn the plastic 'screw' I cannot get it to come out! Is there a special knack?

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Had the same problem with our Bosch, cap would not even turn!
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pour anticalc/limescale fluid into any gap there is around the cap. Empty the machine and you can switch it off providing the door is open! Then pour the contents of at least 2 sachets of proprietary anticalc powder/liquid into the drum direct together with a kettle full of boiling water. Leave overnight at the very least. The following day run just a spin cycle as then there will be no water diluting the mix. This mix will go through the filter and motor and is likely to help release the filter/cap. If you feel like it, do the overnight again. If nothing else it will ensure that the heater element is clean!
There could be some object like a tooth pick or similar if it will not come out. You MAY have to take a chance and force it finally ;-0)
I had to spend a couple of hours gently turning the cap back and forth until it finally released its hold- but the filter did not remain attached to the cap by its rubber ring. More patience, anticalc fluid and all was revealed!
I now run an anticalc clean regularly............which reminds me..............!
Good luck
John C

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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