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My carpet shampooer has poor floor suction. It sucks very little of the water back up?

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Check to make sure that any/all intake vents are not blocked by debris. If that's o.k., then you need to replace the belt(s). Once the belts get stretched, they no longer work properly. This is normal and happens as a result of regular usage.

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