The water and solution leaks from the tank to the bottom. It's ok for the price but once you fill the tank you have to start at that moment or else be left with a mess. My carpet took 3 days to dry after it leaked luckily I noticed before it leaked the whole tank.
Better than a rental! Worth every penny It not only took out set in stains, its very easy to use and handle One thing that really made me like it, I vacuumed really good prior to using it I have 2 dogs The amount of hair this thing still pulled out of my carpet was crazy And my carpet looks and feels like new again I haven't used the upholstery tools yet but if they work like the carpet cleaner, my couch will be looking a lot brighter! It did take my carpet a day to celebrate mpletely dry and the machine will leak, even when empty So, just be mindful of this But, I'm a happy customer