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You probably have a solenoid valve which has failed and will not open. This will require replacement of the valve. For temporary use you can mix a soap solution and put it in the rinse tank. The correct mix is 5 ounces of Hoover shampoo to a gallon of hot water.
make sure that you have filled everthing properly and the hoover steam is in a good condition. or check else is there any loose coonections in the bottom of the hoover, which makes the tank empty. if the problem persists take it to service.
You didn't give a model number so I'll tell you both methods. The F5xxx and F6xxx models have a cap at the top of the clean water tank that doubles as a measuring cup. The cap is about 3 inches in diameter. Fill the cap to the fill line with shampoo and dump it in the tank. Then fill the tank with hot (Not Boiling) water.
The F7xxx series has a 2 section tank. The large section is for hot (Not Boiling) water. The smaller section is for shampoo. Fill the smaller section with shampoo and the Steam Vac will mix the water and shampoo for you in the proper proportion.
Here's a link to the owners manual for your Hoover F5505 Steam Cleaner that will explain step by step how you can add water & cleaning solutions and carpet shampoo. I hope that this was helpful to you. If it did help you, please be so kind and follow the Fixya model and rate the repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.
The bottom tank is for the dirty water, the top tank, it has a small tank attached to it for the shampoo, clear hot water goes in the bigger tank. Then turn it on, squeeze the trigger as you pull it backwards. It will spray and vacuum up at about the same time.