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Hoover Steam Vac - water leaks

When I plug in the hose to clean the furniture, water leaks out from the place where the hose is attached to the machine. It is brand new.  Am I doing something wrong or should I take it back?

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May be an "o" ring missing. Being brand new, it is under warranty, you have a 1 year warranty, so you may want to take it for repair.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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  1. Remove your cleaning solution tank and set aside.
  2. Remove the lid to your recovery tank.
  3. Remove the front panel of the recovery tank by sliding it straight up.
  4. Slide the convertor half way down into the same slot. (Curved side down). The opening should be facing upward.
  5. Replace the recovery tank lid.
  6. Open the door marked stair/upholstery cleaning connection.
  7. Press the tube connector with the black tabs onto the projection inside the door.
  8. Replace you cleaning solution tank and you are ready to go.
Note: It's a good idea to turn your brushes off. Also, you may need to prime your hose by turning on your cleaner and holding the hand tool onto a flat surface for a few moments before use.

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