When putting the tea carafe (at the base of the unit) back on the heating plate, the "little mechanism" which, I assume, allows the water to flow from the steeping chamber into the carafe fell off. It's the "toggle" by the black tower of the unit which has a small spring. The "toggle" is held on by two pegs ON the toggle which fit into two loops on the tower UNDER the steeping chamber's "floor".
How do I put the toggle back onto the tower??? As has been noted on other posts, the new TriniTEA has no instruction manual per se--just two small sheets with brewing instructions only.