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You said on Fix Ya that you fixed your coffee maker. How did you get to the orange tubes to unclog the hose??
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--J.

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Use a Torx T-9 tamper resistant tool to remove the screws on the bottom and access the inside of the machine.

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See http://www.cocosvariety.com/2011/11/fixing-cuisinart-coffee-maker-alternate.html , as that is the original information source for this posting and the image below. i.e. Credit goes to Coco's Variety !.

Also, in the image below, the hose on the left is the water inlet hose, while the hose on the right is the water outlet hose.

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