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Solution will not exit fresh water tank

I have a Hoover Carpet Cleaner model number F7220-900. The solution with not come out of the fresh water tank. The rinse side work OK.

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Re: Solution will not exit fresh water tank

The early models of this machine had a pretty ugly defect in the clean water tank. They had all kinds of problems with them and now have a completely different tank to replace the old style. It sounds like you have a defective tank. When the tank sits on the machine, there is a center pin in the tank support that pushes on the tank valve(s) and released the solution into the machine. One of the problems was that the hot water would cause the plastic of the tank to become too plyable and the preassure of the center pin would bend the plastic up and then the valves would not open. You may have to replace your tank. Contact the Hoover company and tell them that you are aware of the many problems they had with this machine and they may make compromises on a replacement tank. Good Luck.

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