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My Hoover 97441-980 Dual Steam Vac won't hold detergent. The valve is bad. How can I get the old valve out so that I can replace it?

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Just grab the valve stem with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull it out, then you can gently work out the outer valve with the pliers, and then remove the gasket. The older tanks tend to crack around the valve which may be the whole problem, but the good news is that the new replacement valves and tanks are much better.

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http://www.govacuum.com/hoover-steamvac-dual-v2-tank-valve-part-43513015.html

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If you'd like us to do a repair photograph series on this repair of the valve and gasket assembly, please just request a repair clarification here on Fixya, and we'll be happy to do so. If you found this helpful, please be sure to rate the review as helpful by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.

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