This replacement may be needed if the water pump is still functioning, but there are still problems with the flow of water.

Flip open the top panel to reveal water reservoir.
  • Flip open the top panel to reveal water reservoir.

  • Grab the water reservoir by the handle and lift out.

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Flip the device on its head.
  • Flip the device on its head.

  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew the four 12 mm screws found at each corner of the bottom panel.

  • Lift the panel off or flip the device over and let the panel drop out.

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  • Before flipping the device, removed the black container and grill.

  • Flip the device on its head, front end facing you.

  • Using the Phillips #2 unscrew the two 52 mm screws found underneath the top portion of the device.

the tip about removing the black container and grill should be before step 2.

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  • Flip the device back to its proper orientation.

  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver remove the two 52 mm screws found on the lip next to the reservoir.

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  • Insert the two plastic opening tools beneath the top knob.

  • Use the two plastic opening tools as leverage to lift the top knob off.

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  • Grasp the lid firmly with both hands.

  • Pull mightily with both hands away from the device.

  • If you hear a slight snapping sound, it is supposed to do that.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to push in the slot on the back panel while lifting.

  • Similarly, reach into where the reservoir used to be and insert a plastic spudger underneath the inside panel.

  • We recommend to not use your fingers for this step because there is a chance they will be pinched.

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  • You are now ready to lift the top off.

  • Place one hand near the back, the other at the front, and lift.

  • You may want to lift the front and back individually by pulling one a little off the part before the other. Afterwards, lifting the top off entirely will be easier.

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  • Flip the device and remove one end of the tube from the water reservoir hole.

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  • Pull the tube through the chamber with the water pump so it comes out of the top end.

  • Twist the valve counterclockwise while pulling gently.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I done this earlier today without the guide after it started to leak after descaling the machine , so i fixed it by taking valve apart an putting back together it worked once before leaking again , im just concerned it will just go again if i replace the safety valve , im wondering if scale has moved an is blocking and causing valve to leak? any ideas?

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