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My steamvac leaks from the clean water tank

When i attach the clean water/ solution tank on to my steamvac it starts leaking i took it apart and it leaks from where the attachment hose is suppose to be hooked up even when the hose is not in use leaking on to the motor and inside of the machine!

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  • Joyce Amber Mclaughlin Jun 21, 2009

    my hoover is not a f6212 its an f5906-900

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Try to look for small holes or cracks and even the tank.use clamps to make sure your hose is firmly attached.

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You have either a cracked housing, or a valve is stuck open. if you can spray a small amount of wd49 into the valve, and work it a little, youmay be able to dislodge whateverdeposits have built up in there.

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