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Won't dispense solution

I used the upholstery attachment, and it worked fine. I converted to clean my carpet, and the solution will not dispense. I've owned this for a long time and know how to use it, but can't figure this out. My tanks are secured properly.

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  • DKJK Jan 11, 2008

    I took the handle off, and the plastic post had become disconnected from the trigger. With the help of a flashlight and a lot of patience, I got it hooked back on, and reassembled the handle. It worked beautifully then.

    Thanks for the cleaning tips. I'll keep them in mind.

  • JBubis Aug 20, 2008

    My trigger isn't depressing rod enough to engage the spray. I took the handle off, and the rod is connected to the trigger and to the lower rod, but there isn't enough oomph to engage the spray. It worked fine last time I used it and the unit's been sitting in the garage since. Can't imagine what would have happened.



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Check the filter inside the dirty water tank. If it is pushed all of the way to the top, then it won't spray or suck. Also if this has the type of hose that has a block attached to it, when you removed the hose, did you put the other block back in place. Check the seal that the solution tank sits on.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008


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