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Converting the machine to use the uphostery brush

I have lost my manual and cannot figure out how to convert to the uphostery cleaner. I'm not sure where to connect the hose so that there is suction. Can you help me?

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Remove the duct (#3)in front of the water tank. Your hose on one end will have a duct on it, insert it in the place of the duct that you took out. Don't forget to put that duct in when you are done with the hose.

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