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I have an asko 1776 and the f2 flashes. I opened the bottom part. I can't figure out where the float, switch is? There is not water in the pan.

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Hello,
The float switch is the small square Styrofoam piece in the front of the base pan. You can watch a video that explains about what which part is at the link below.
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