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How to Clean a Mainstays Coffee Maker Water Tube

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    • Open the top of the coffee maker.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6 mm screws surrounding the puncturing needle.

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    • Press down on the brew chamber release button and remove the backing piece.

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    • Disconnect the water tube from where it is connected to the needle.

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    • Flip the coffee maker upside down.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 7 mm screws on the base of the coffee maker.

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    • Remove the base.

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    • Use an 8" Phillips screwdriver to remove the five internal 14 mm screws from within the coffee maker.

    • Use an 8" Phillips screwdriver to remove the six internal 7 mm screws from within the coffee maker.

    • The second image shows the approximate placement of the screws; you may have to reach inside and move wires to locate and access all eleven screws.

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    • Flip the coffee maker right-side up.

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    • Pull the disconnected end of the water tube out of the top of the coffee maker.

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    • Move the top of the coffee maker out of the way so that you can reach into the base.

    • You may wish to put something under the top to support it.

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    • Identify where the water tube is connected at the other end.

    • Use pliers or your hand to disconnect it.

    • If you choose to use pliers, take caution not to puncture the tube.

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    • Locate any blockages in the water tube and use your chosen tool (chenille stick, wooden dowel, toothpick, etc.) to push them out.

    • If the tube looks cloudy, use a chenille stick to break up the buildup.

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    • Rinse any remaining debris out of the tube.

    • Depending on what tool you chose to use in the previous step, particles from said tool may need to be rinsed out as well.

Conclusion

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

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