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Very similar problem---Leak

Seems to be the same spot, lower left front corner. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    The unit leaks water on the floor although the bucket is properly positioned.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    It works fine, but it doesn't flow into the holding tank, but leaks around the sides and onto the floor. Seems like a tube is plugged. I cleaned the radiator front, and the screen of the filter and am trying it again. Any ideas?



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This is happening to me as well. My motor shroud is cracked...I assume that's it. I'll replace it and see.

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