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Leaking solution tank / m/n f5881-900

After installing filled solution tank onto scrubber unit, the solution drains out the bottom of sweeper.disassembled entire unit. checked all hoses,
valves,manifolds,fan and all connections and found no obvious problems.
all other functions seem to work properly. thank you

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  • SpiritQuest Jan 24, 2008

    Bought a new clean water tank when old one cracked. Put tank in place, and for the first time since purchase, my Hoover V2 lets the clean water go straight through and drain out onto the floor from the sprayer nozzle, with the handle not depressed. Coincidence?

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Check th reservior unit, part #43516008, is the solution tank seal that sits on top of the reservior unit ok and in the right position? Is the control rod, inside the handle releasing when yuou release the trigger? Are the hoses attached to the reservior unit. May have to replace the reservior unit. Also check the valve at the bottom of the tank to make sure it isn't stuck open. Push it and see if it comes back down. Here is a picture that may help:

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