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Water and shampoo run out with the trigger in the off position

In our Hoover Steam Vac Dual V widepath the shampoo and clean water run continually regardless if the trigger is pulled or not. It's unclear how the switch activates the release of shampoo and water from the tank.

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  • spicyqgirl Mar 01, 2009

    SAME ISSUE HERE...BUT I THINK ITS JUST WATER....AND IT ONLY LEAKS IN THE BACK OF THE MACHINE....DOES NOT COME OUT UP FRONT WHERE IT SHOULD. AND IT ONLY LEAKS WHEN THE MACHINE IS TURNED ON.

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From your description, you have a problem with your one of the solenoids that may be stuck open. this would require a shop repair.

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