Question about Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum

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Using stair attachment, ++water leaks onto floor under the unit;

Is unit F5914-950 new; worked correctly first time, second time trouble

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  • franmcintosh Feb 04, 2009

    Solution sprays onto carpet correctly, dirty water removed correctly but only a little ends up in collecting tank, most ends up on the floor under the machine

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It may be necessary to remove air from
the system (“prime the pump”) so the
clean solution will flow to the tool properly. Follow
these steps:
1. Attach tool to hose and turn the deep
cleaner ON.
2. Put the tool on a hard surface or
against your hand to block off the suction.
3. Wait a few seconds (can take up to
15 seconds). Then squeeze the trigger
and begin cleaning.

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