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Water & soap spray constantly even when trigger is not depressed.

My carpet steam vav sprays water constantly even when the trigger is not depressed. I have checked all the switchs and the solenoids. The wiring seems to be right. Any ideas? Where can I find Service Instructions for this vac?

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Re: Water & soap spray constantly even when trigger is...

This may be related. Mined wouldn't spray after it sat for awhile. I tore it down, tapped on the solenoids and reassembled. That worked.

Its possible the solenoids may be stuck in the open position although not as probable as stuck in the closed position.

Try checking for current at the solenoid without the spray handle being depressed. If you've got current then it might be up in the switch at the handle. No current makes it sound like a solenoid problem

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The connection for the hose to the cleaner is also a valve assembly. There is a white plastic spring- loaded sleeve that the hose must push in for water to flow into the hose. Part # is 43523004. This is a rather flimsy part, mine cracked and cleaner continously leaks out the backside of the valve housing until the tank is empty GRRRRRRR! there are diagrams and parts lists for similar model F7452-900.

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I found a quick and simple solution to this problem.

This problem occurs because the valve that allows the solution to flow gets "sticky" and will not close. The valve is engaged by the trigger mechanism in the handle. Squeezing the trigger pushes downward on the valve's plunger, but the spring in the valve that is meant to push the plunger back up to the closed position is not capable of doing so.

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