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Soap not dispensing

When I pull the trigger, the soap cleaner will not spray on the carpet. I can clean a whole room and no cleaning solution will go out of the bottle to the floor. I am just cleaning with hot water. I noticed that the plunger in the bottle will go up and down, but I don't know if there is no pressure to push the plunger up to let the solution out. Is there a hose loose or what is the problem?

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Re: soap not dispensing

Hi. Try it just using cold water only. If this now flows ok the water you are putting in to tank is to hot causing pressure to build up in tank which which causes the plunger to not be able to push hard enough against valve in the tank.

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