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Steamvac quit spraying

Hi.... I am cleaning my carpet and everything was fine the "first round". I emptied the dirty water and refilled the clean water reserve and when I tried to pick up where I started, the sprayer won't spray. I cleaned the black filter, checked the rubber washer, and can't find out what's wrong. HELP!! THANK YOU!!

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Check the seal that the clean water tank sits on, may have come loose. The filter inside the dirty water tank has been pushed up too far, needs to have a 1/4 in. gap from the top to the top of the filter.

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