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The carpet cleaner does not spray cleaner, nor vaccum up excess water. It's been taken apart, cleaned, reassembled, refilled, twice. Have double checked seating of tank, placement of filled cleaner bottle and yes - it's plugged in.

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The issue may be due to flow system; to troubleshoot the system follow the instructions--

1. Remove Smart Mix piston from the main housing and place Smart Mix body (located beneath the knob on the main housing, inside of the unit) so that it is 1/16" from completely inserted.

2. Replace tanks in unit.

3. Plug unit in and turn it on.

4. Pull trigger to check spray -- making sure upper handle is firmly positioned onto the lower handle. Water should flow through tubing from the tank to the pump and the red float inside the pump should move up. If it doesn't, replace the pump.

5. Check the tubes for air bubbles as the unit is spraying -- bubbles indicate an air leak that prevents pump from priming.

6. Locate the source of any air leaks and correct them, looking first at the auto load receiver (under the tank) and the Smart Mix assembly.

Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Posted on May 29, 2011

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