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Soap from dispenser will not release into carpet cleaner.

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    R Jennejohn Jan 06, 2014

    I had this problem. Fixed it by taking off the rear cover and cleaning out the tube immediately downstream of the soap reservoir. The soap receptacle just pops out with some gently prying to make this easier.

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I had this problem. Sprays water but not soap. Fixed it by taking off the rear cover and cleaning out the tube immediately downstream of the soap reservoir. It was plugged solid with old soap. The soap receptacle just pops out with some gently prying, so that you can take off the hose to clean it out.

Note, I had to re-prime the pump after I put it all together. This was annoying, but not very hard: take the cover off the water reservoir, put the part with the bladder back onto the machine, turn it on and press the trigger while placing your hand over the rubber gasket to block off the suction. You should see the flow indicator spin very fast when you block it off. Alternate between pressing and holding the trigger and blocking off the suction a few times. I did this several times, then it started spraying water like normal again.

Probably a good idea to use the rinse feature when done cleaning, and/or run some water (with vinegar) through the soap dispenser to help stop old soap and minerals from building up inside the machine.

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These are two different problems the first could be a clogged heater soap coagulates in the heater passages and clogs the flow of water to see if this is indeed the problem turn the unit on and try and spray water with the top trigger (floor nozzle) then try to spray at the hand nozzle if you get water at the hand nozzle but not the floor nozzle it is the heater. The hand nozzle water bypasses the heater. Also check the solution or soap tank if you pull it out and there is not red seal on the bottom it may be stuck in the machine and won't create a good seal check to see if it is still in the hole where the tank inserts. As for the unit not turning on that could be a number of issues cord,switch or just over heated. Visit www.stevessewandvac.com for any parts or questions about this machine or any other.

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