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won't suck the water up out of the carpet

My hoover steam cleaner just stopped sucking the water back up out of the carpet. the return bin is empty

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It would be nice to see a photo of where the ball is and how to get to the hoses to check them.

I did check the intake chute and it was 90 percent clean. Checked the gasket. It looked fine.

Don't want to go any further here in my bathroom. Will take it in for service.

It is about 10 years old, but not used a lot till recently. Works good when it did work.

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I would check for a break in the vacuum lines, hoses and clamps.

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Try cleaning the return canister float ball. If it is stuck in the up position the machine will not make vacuum.

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Check the gasket under the dirty water tank. If there's not a good seal/broken gasket, it won't have good suction.

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Check the dirty tank, the back flap that you attach the hose too. Mine flipped out when I dumped the dirty water tank, pull it up , then back down, make sure you can't pull it forward, that should do the trick.

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