This fall our carpet cleaner died on us. So I purchased the new cleaner yesterday and decided to try it today. The number one complaint of carpet cleaners is that they leak.
I had worked through about 5 tanks of water (about gallon size tanks) when it started leaking. I was so frustrated and disappointed.
After looking at the machine closer I realized that it wasn't leaking but that it has a flawed design. The clean water reservoir sits on a contoured shelf. At the back of the shelf and in part of the handle is a hole. If you put the clean water in place and don't immediately start cleaning, water builds up and leaks out of the handle.
It cleans well but I am not sure if we are going keep it. Such a strange design.