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Where does hot water go, and cleaner go?

Not sure where hot water and clearer go.

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Check your model number.

From the Dirt Devil Website http://www.dirtdevil.com/products/details.aspx?id=MCE7000 on the right hand side is a User Manual link.

You can also find other user manuals for other models.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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