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Wont pickup wet

I stepon the lever to change to wet pickup but it doesnt change to that function?

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Either some dirt and grime is causing the lever mech. to jam or inside the noozle asm. it came out of place or broke, either way you will have to dis-asemble it to find out. You maybe able to really push on it and it may unjam if that is the problem.

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