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Cleaning solution tank dumping

Everything was working fine, used product several times, after refilling clean solution tank unit started emptying itself at an excessive rate, (faster than if trigger were held down). Attempted removing and reseating tank to no avail, seems like trigger broke, but would/could it break in open position? One would think a broken dispensing trigger would result in no no dispensing. No visible signs of cracked reservoir, no obvious broken pieces.
Actual model is :F5860-900 Hoover Steamvac deluxe series;17:9

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Maverick_bea may be describing a different model than mine... but on my Steam Vac, remove the clean water tank... and locate the black rubber gromet seal. JUST BEHIND the gromet is an opening that allows you to see the trigger actuator. Inspect that actuator while operating the trigger. I suspect that you may have something stuck in that space that is preventing the actuator from restoring to the closed position. Careful inspection should clarify the problem (and the solution.....

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In some cases the reservoir that the tank sits on would have to be replaced. best way to tell is, if you take the tank off and pour a little water in the valve where the rubber gramet is. if it holds the water its good, but if it goes down without you pressing the trigger then it will be the reservoir.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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