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Hoover steamvac m/f5881-900

Solution runs out of tank while unit is on or off

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Re: hoover steamvac m/f5881-900

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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