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Scrubbing works. Suction does not. Has been working beautifully. Now, collection container for dirty water suddenly comes up empty after scrubbing.

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I suggest empty the waste tank and look underneath it. Remove the black rubber gasket right under the tank and rinse it out and try clean over that spot. You should see the dirty water being suction out and the finished area should not be as wet as before.

Other previuos diagnostic, could be the vacuum motor is defective or you have the vaccum line clogged. Keep in mind that you comment that your device are working and run except the suction cycle. You'll can hear the "suction" phase when is activated this or when it loudens like a whine? That would be the vacuum phase. Have you removed the hose assy and rinsed it out? I think it is still part of the auto cycle even if you don't use the manual tool. Try and test it.

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Dirty/Collection tank latch is not down. Push latch down, securely
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Black Valve on the Dirty/Collection Tank is missing. Replace Black Valve into Dirty/ Collection tank.

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