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Hoover Steam Vac Dual Tank Bottom Valve Spring Assembly Part Needed

There appears to be what I would call a valve/spring part(on the bottom of the combination water/solution tank) that has completely come out leaving a hole. I have this part but it will not reattach properly. I'm not sure if a seal is somehow missing that could have been there previously and is now missing? This results in water pouring out and rendering the use of this product inoperable. I know I can purchase an entire new tank; however, all I need is to know what I need to do with what I have and purchase only what I need rather than incur the cost of the entire tank unit. Thanking anyone in advance for their reply.

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  • troot7 Aug 23, 2008

    I'm having the same problem - somehow the valve and spring stayed in the bottom of the tank before, but I don't know how, since I never really looked at it. Help!

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It appears that there is a problem with the o-ring design. The o-ring should maintain a certain OD dimension and keep the spring assembly from pulling throught the hole. I am trying to find the service manual to locate the o-ring part number but have had little luck so far. I think that hoover should have maybe used a higher derometer material.

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