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Water leaks as soon as clean water tank is installed water runs straight through

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    referring to clarification request reply to Elextek The model# is F5851 when attaching clean water tank to machine the water runs out before machine is turned or tigger is pulled

  • Joyce Wogerman
    Joyce Wogerman Jan 15, 2009

    FOUND THE CAUSE OF PROBLEM WITH WATER LEAKING AS SOON AS CLEAN WATER TANK WAS INSTALLED. hOSE CAME OFF

  • deniselhk Jan 28, 2009

    My clean water tank leaks from those black gaskets even before I put it in the machine. I need to replace the gaskets but I can't get the old ones out.

  • Robert Pagliaroli May 11, 2010

    I can assist with your problem. could you provide your model number and give more detail about your leak.

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This model has a resevoir with a diaphram valve. The location of this part in under the clean water tank it has a black round gasket.. Your problem could be a bad resevior or something mechanical with the trigger and rod that when you pull on the trigger, solution is released.

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