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My hoover steam vac has developed a musty smell. Any ideas to remove this odor?

\015 I've never had this issue before with it and now all of the sudden it smells.\015

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I often use vinegar and water to clean my steam cleaners. I use a 3:1 ratio of 3parts water to 1part vinegar. using 8oz's as a part. hope this helps good luck. whoops btw use mixture to run through machine and soak dirty water tank in.
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