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Trigger pin is stuck or something else is wrong. why is it constantly leaking water as soon as I plug it in?

Water comes out bottom as soon as I plug it in. It seems that the pin that pushes up to release the water from the tank it stuck b/c water comes out like I'm squeezing the trigger constantly. I have to remove the clean water tank or it will leak all over the place. Its not the dirty water tank that leaks it the clean. How can I stop the water from coming out or wasting more time removing the tank after I wet the area of carpet that needs cleaned?

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I noticed recently that our Hoover F7452 All Terrain constantly sprays water. As soon as I turn it on, whether or not it's set to Rinse or Auto-Rinse, its leaking water at the brushes. I probably wouldn't have noticed but I attached the hand-held adapter to clean our stairs and when I was done there was a HUGE pile of water under the vac. I took everything off and cleaned really good and looked again this morning and its still doing it. Any ideas?

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