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How do I connect cleaner hose?

I am using a Craftman Pressure Washer and I have no manual. It has a compartment for a cleaner with a small plastic hose hanging from. I cannot figure out where this hose connects to.

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    What is the exact model number for this and I will try and help

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Right where the hose hook there should be a little hole in the back look good if you dont you will miss it if you dont see it turn the whole moter to the sibe where you can see it i hope i helped you have a bless one

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The hose simply is placed into the cleaner you are using ie bleach bluewolf ect iI have two just like the one you are talking about brought new and this is what the manual said to do , happy washing

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