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Oreck rug shampooer won't release soapy water

I received a used Oeck Steemer carpet cleaner, and it won't release the liquid to clean the carpet. I have no manual for it, so I don't know if I am doing something wrong. I think I can hear the pump going on, when I push the button, but there is no liquid in the lines at all. I think the model number is XLS 4652-1, if that helps! Thanks for any help! Candy

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Candycparker- Did you ever get it fixed? I have one of them and the main tube broke. I am looking fo rparts if you still have it and might be interested in selling it.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • sbrown59180 May 14, 2011

    yes candycparker..did you ever get yur oreck steemer fixed cause mine is doing that very same thing and i just don't know what is wrong with it at all ..

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