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Won't dispense solution

I used the upholstery attachment, and it worked fine. I converted to clean my carpet, and the solution will not dispense. I've owned this for a long time and know how to use it, but can't figure this out. My tanks are secured properly.

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Re: Won't dispense solution

Check the filter inside the dirty water tank. If it is pushed all of the way to the top, then it won't spray or suck. Also if this has the type of hose that has a block attached to it, when you removed the hose, did you put the other block back in place. Check the seal that the solution tank sits on.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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