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Leaking My new hoover steamvac with clean surge is leaking. As soon as I fill liquid into vaccum cleaner, it leaks withing 2-3 minutes. It makes my whole carpet wet... Sangeet

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My machine leaked badly BUT it was my own fault. There is a one-time only setup procedure where you squeeze the trigger and push the Clean-Surge button to lock a rod into place. Push the Clean-Surge button VERY HARD. There will be a loud SNAP which sounds like you broke something, but you didn't. I didn't push hard enough initially, all I got was a click which I thought was enough. My machine leaked so I called the help line. They told me to push the button harder, and sure enough, they were right. Until you get that snap, the Clean-Surge (which releases a little extra water-cleaner solution) is on all the time, hence the leaking

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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