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Not dispensing soap; won't pick up moisture.

This is my second Hoover steamvac with problems. When the brushes wouldn't turn, my son found the drive brush shaft broken. Suction and dispensing worked fine until then... now they don't work since the brush problem was solved.

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Re: Not dispensing soap; won't pick up moisture.

Check the filter on the bottom of the lid for the dirty water tank, make sure it isn't pushed all of the way up, needs at least a gap of 1/4 inch or so. Also make sure that the lid for the tank is locked down and not loose on one end.

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