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Hoover floormate Hi, I'm not sure what the model number is on my Hoover Floormate, but I can't get the cleaning liquid to dispense. The vacuum(dry pickup works fine). The handle squeezes without a problem. It used to work without a problem and then I didn't use it for awhile. When I came back to it, it wasn't working. Thanks, Alissa

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  • ferdigirl Mar 01, 2008

    Hi reddevil6,
    I do believe it is the reservoir asm. The liquid dispenses when I manually push it in, but the sponge like pad(I assume this is part of or is the reservoir asm) does go down some when I squeeze the handle. Is there a way for me to fix it?
    Thanks,
    Alissa

  • clhp Apr 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, the cleaning solution doesn't reach the floor. I don't know where the problem is.
    1. I put a hose over the asm & blew thru it while working the handle. I could feel the difference in flow which seemed to be ok.
    2. I poured water in the asm & worked the handle. The water flowed out.
    3. I pressed the valve on the bottom of the reservoir & solution runs out very fast.
    When everything is assembled, water doesn't flow. I'm thinking something isn't aligned properly & the tank isn't quite touching at the bottom.

  • grizlee Apr 08, 2008

    Cleaning solution won't dispense.

    Plunger thing goes up and down'

    I put water in the asm? (the little black round circle) and the water does go down, but when I put the tank back on, nothing comes out.

  • Johnma Jun 08, 2008

    same issue.. clean solution doesn't dispense when i pull the trigger..

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The tank sits on what is called the reservior asm. it is actuated by the control rod inside the handle. With the tank off, watch and see if you can see that rod hitting the reservior asm when you squeeze the trigger. If it is moving up and down on it, then the resorvior asm may be bad. Also check the valve at the bottom of the tank, manually push it in and see if it releases water.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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    Lauren Junge Mar 01, 2008

    You would have to replace it, they sometimes do go bad and that is the only cure for it.

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