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Suction problem? The drain tank goes into overflow mode and stops sucking up water

I have just received a new Floormate and I need a solution - Help! I used it for the first time today and it was great except for this problem - it continuously acted like it was going into overflow mode and the suction would cease and the machine would stop sucking up water. I had to constantly turn off the machine, release the tank to relieve the pressure to allow the flap to drop, and restart. However, it would happen again sporadically - sometimes the next minute, sometimes the next 5 minutes. After reading about possible solutions on this board, I went through several troubleshooting steps: I've checked the filter (it's clean), made sure the drain tank was empty and I checked the hose door on the side (closed). So I'm out of ideas - help!!! I really like how clean my floors are so I really want this to work out. Thanks

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Re: Suction problem? The drain tank goes into overflow...

I had the same exact problem. The little plastic thing that hangs down is too light; my husband taped a quarter to it securely, and that solved that problem! Of course, this is January 2008, so I hope you haven't suffered with this problem all this time. Mweddell.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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