I saw wear a couple of folks said to leave a 1/4" gap for the filter from the top of the lid of the dirt compartment . Well I didn't we those recommendations until 3 weeks after I had torn the steam vac all apart. I took the steam vac apart I don't know how many times but failed to look at the filter. After seeing those recommendations I check the filter. There was a gap. But that WAS the problem. I pushed it all of the way up and the leaking stopped AND my upholstery tool started working again. So I did the opposite to what everyone else said and it worked. FINALLY! So I recommend to check the filter, and make sure it's pushed up ALL of the way!
Mine had the same problem. The issue was the water pump assembly in the base of the unit. The pump assembly is made of very cheap abs plastic and is held together by clips. Mine was leaking all along one side of the assembly. Good news is that you can order and replace the part yourself. I used vacpartswarehouse.com
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My clean solution tank is leaking from the bottom, too. It is not a hose or a valve. The clean solution tank is leaking in-between the clear plastic walls of the solution tank & the grey plastic bottom that are connected, together. I was thinking of caulking it all around the bottom where the clear plastic sides join the grey bottom plastic. I can't get into ordering a new one (spending $) unless Hoover will send me a new one for free. Purchased at Kohl's in Massapequa, NY in June 2008. There's a one year warrantee AND the directions say to EMPTY the solution tank after each use. Which I normally do because the tank runs dry.
Hello! Test the clean water tank to see if it is leaking. Fill the clean water tank with water on both sides. Hold the tank up and observe if water leaks from the valves underneath the tank. If either of the valves are leaking the clean water tank will need to be replaced. To order a replacement tank follow this link > Search Results. If the tank is not leaking, but the cleaner leaks when the tank is placed on it, this may indicate an internal issue with your pump. We would recommend taking the cleaner to a Hoover authorized service center. Follow the link to locate the nearest service center to you. > Service Center Locator Hope this helps!
You will need to provide more information as in the model AquaMate you are using as I can't determine which one by your information. You can also call and speak with a tech. at 800-640-2033. Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner Systems Repair Center
The rubber gasket on the bottom of the 2-in-1 tank is probably lodged in the base of the unit. It should be connected to the nozzle on the bottom of the 2-in-1 tank. You can pull it out of the base and reattach it to the tank. This should stop it from leaking. The formula tank on the back has the same gasket so you can pull that out and see how it should fit on. Hope that helps.
Check to make sure that the back end of the top housing is tight against the bottom, Sometimes they break loose. Make sure that the gasket at the bottom of the tank is on and is in place. Does the hand spray work? If it does then the heat inside the handle is plugged up. Pump belt broke or is slipping, could have a bad pump. The cap for the flow indictor is leaking air. There are alot off reasons why it may not be spraying.
Does water squirt out of the hose nozzle, if it does, then check the heater inside the handle asm. Make sure that where the tubes hook up to it are not clogged. If water doesn't squirt, check for the seal at the bottom of the tank, it needs to be on the tank, not in the hole. The flow indictor cap is leaking air or maybe is too tight. If you had the top cover off, make sure that the tubes are routed right so as not to get pinched when the cover is put back on, the smart mix knob should be in the water setting and that the piston is on the bottom of the smart mix know. Pump is bad.