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Manual where do you put the water in and soap

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Hi Linda. This machine is an old faucet hook-up. The fresh water
comes from the faucet and the BISSELL formula was diluted and drawn from a
bottle that sat in your sink.


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I have a Bissell Dirt Lifter that has the giant clear store compartment that you supposedly put the water in?
Do i mix the soap in with the water in this compartment or is there another location where i add the soap..
We have looked the machine over and see no other place to really put the soap...
will it ruin the machine if we just add the soap with the water in the detachable compartment?


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