My steam cleaner starts leaking as soon as you put liquid in the clean water resevoir. I have taken the spring out to make sure it is working properly. There doesnt seem to be any problem with it but it still leaks. There is a prong thing on the machine that is supposed to be pushed into the spring to disperse the water. But the spring leaks on its own. I am having to put the water and cleaner in and run to the machine to put it in so it doesnt all spill out before I can put it on the machine. What could be causing this?
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Re: Hoover Steamvac Widepath 6500 leaks
You didn't give your model number, but if this is a V2, you may have a crack in the tank, alot of times it is underneath the seal on the bottom. Or the plunger at the bottom of the tank is stuck open or missing.
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Check the spring loaded valve at the bottom of the detergent bottle.
Push it up with your finger or a pencil or some such thing and see
if fluid comes out. If it does, then the problem is the valve or tubing I
This model has a resevoir with a diaphram valve. The location of this part in under the clean water tank it has a black round gasket.. Your problem could be a bad resevior or something mechanical with the trigger and rod that when you pull on the trigger, solution is released.
My machine leaked badly BUT it was my own fault. There is a one-time
only setup procedure where you squeeze the trigger and push the
Clean-Surge button to lock a rod into place. Push the Clean-Surge
button VERY HARD. There will be a loud SNAP which sounds like you broke
something, but you didn't. I didn't push hard enough initially, all I
got was a click which I thought was enough. My machine leaked so I
called the help line. They told me to push the button harder, and sure
enough, they were right. Until you get that snap, the Clean-Surge
(which releases a little extra water-cleaner solution) is on all the
time, hence the leaking