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Hoover steamvac m/f5881-900

Solution runs out of tank while unit is on or off

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  • bill wilkinson Jan 28, 2008

    thanks for your interest. i think my problem is the valve that is operated by the trigger

    rod.i plugged the large outlet from this valve,installed a tee in the large line to connect

    it to the smaller hose thereby controlling the solution tank discharge with the

    trigger rod valve and it works fine. it discharges the solution into a distribution manifold

    above the brushes and onto the scrubbing brushes and it works great.my daughter

    cleaned her carpets last night with no apparent problems. thank you!

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Check to make sure that the seal is is on the reservior asm. that is what the tank sits on. With the tank off, pull the trigger and see if the reservior asm. is moving up and down, won't move very far, if not then it will need to be replaced. Check the valve at the bottom of the tank, push it in and see if it comes back, maybe it is stuck open and not closing.

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