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I have a Hoover Steamvac model #f5888-900. Recently, after finishing use, it leaks a lot of water from the bottom of the unit onto the recently cleaned carpets. Do you know what would cause this spewing of water after completion of use?

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  • xpgm18 May 26, 2008

    Water leaks out underside (air exhaust) when trigger is pulled.

  • SquirrelNut Jun 15, 2008

    Same problem, soap shoots out from hole on botton (I assume it's the exhaust port as previoulsy pointed out). No ided what to do next.

  • danascove Sep 24, 2008

    Leaks badly from bottom apparently when sitting still after use.

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Either the rod in the handle is holding and not releasing the resevoir asm, this where the tank sits on, is bad. So water is not being shut off completely when off.

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