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Steam vac won't vacuum water back up from carpet well - 1/2 of upper tank emptied on carpet and only 2 Tbsp. in lower tank retrieved. What can I do?

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Is that float stuck up stopping the suction?

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The Lower tank is the dirty water ecovery tank, hooked to the nozzle on the hood to **** up the water from the carpet.

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1. No adapter sleeve in the back of the dirty water tank (the one that you remove to put the fabric hose adapter in)
2. The dirty water top is not sealed (cracked, not on correctly)
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check to see if the recovery tank lid is on correctly. if this is not on, the machine will not **** up the dirty water from the carpet. all you will get is suction that is chopy when it comes up instead of more like a flow.

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This usually means one of a few things:

1. The lower tank is full
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  • Check to make sure that the lower dirty water lid is installed and secure and not cracked.
  • Check to make sure the front duct panel is installed on the dirty water tank (this will transition the water from the front nozzle into the tank)
  • Check the filter in the dirty tank lid, clean if necessary
  • Remove the lower tank and look at the motor cover, locate a round hole, you should see a black ring (gasket).
  • with the lower tank removed, turn the machine on to check suction at the round hole, if OK then your problem will be with one of the above reasons

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in most cases you will need to replace the dirty water tank assy. this is usually around $40 to $50.

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