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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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Re: steamvac quit spraying

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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Hi there! To prepare for cleaning, put the solution and water in the top tank. While cleaning, all the dirty water gets sucked into the bottom tank. To clean squeeze trigger to release cleaning solution and slowly push carpet cleaner forward, this equals one wet stroke. Continue to squeeze trigger and slowly pull carpet cleaner back toward you (second wet stroke). Release trigger and slowly push carpet cleaner forward over area just sprayed with solution (dry stroke). Then slowly pull carpet cleaner back toward you without squeezing trigger (dry stroke). To avoid saturating the carpet don't do more than 4 wet strokes over one area. Always end with dry strokes. Here is a link to view the instruction manual if needed.

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Posted by medglen on Jun 01, 2008
We used our Hoover SteamVac F6207-900 for the first time today and it did not suction at all. Please help. It emptied all of the clean water/detergent as I cleaned the carpet, but no dirty water came up into the empty tank.

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