20 Most Recent Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Questions & Answers

Check the hose coming out of the floor assembly. It tends to split, keeping it from picking up the water

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Mar 09, 2018

I had the same problem with my Hoover Floormate H3000 and found the solution elsewhere on this website. Try doing a search for Hoover Floormate H3000. The posted solution is basically as follows:

Remove the liquid dispenser tank and set it aside. Look into the cavity of the machine where the tank attaches and find the plastic "plunger" piece (the one on my machine is a blue/grey color) that is surrounded by a black rubber circle. Put a small drop of hot glue on the tip of this plastic "plunger" piece and let it harden. Replace the liquid dispenser tank and try the machine again. My machine dispensed liquid properly after this fix-it.

I really appreciate the poster who provided this simple solution!

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


Water dispenser not dispensing

Remove soap tank. Using a razor blade cut off 1/4 inch (or less) of a hair color applicator plastic bottle. Insert onto plunger pin (surrounded by a black o ring) and replace soap tank. If water is coming out shave more from the applicator tip. The glue gun tip did not work for me but this solution did!

on Oct 28, 2017 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright...

make sure check valve in the solution tank moves up freely. check that the sprayer tips are not cloged.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Ok when replacing the Spring stem and rubber seal. Put the spring on the stem set it in the hole of the solution tank carefully hold it steady then pull the stem out slip the rubber seal onto the stem with the cupped side facing down toward inside of the tank press it over the rim on the stem so it stays in place then take the stem slip it into the solution tanks hole inside the spring and press the rubber seal into the inside of the tank.
I posted this so no one else goes threw the trouble I went through until I figured it out for my self I lost the parts and did not remember how the thing went back together and could find no help anywhere. Good Luck, Ray

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jul 04, 2016

this is the original Hoover Floormate, and may have a few different things that may be wrong. First check the fresh water tank is seated or installed properly. Second, it may be the pin on the actual unit itself that is not pushing in the plunger (located on the water tank) all the way to release the solution. Check for clogs above the brush block assembly the small holes may be plugged with dried sop solution.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016

buy a new solution tank. the problem might be that your not rinsing the tank with clear water after use and the soap hardens on the release button of the tank.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Nov 13, 2015

Your collection canister may not be positioned tight enough in its place ment site. Tip machine back using foot pedal (as if you were going tio start using machine to clean) Insert collection canister (bottom container, then insert top canister with solution. The two canisters must be flush with machine side seams and must sit in position tightly. This is sometimes very tricky and may take a little elbow grease to make it click into place. Hope this helps

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jul 11, 2015

Make sure you don't have something jammed in the unit. next it may be your drive motor for the brushes, it can be easily replaced with a little pateince and minimal tools (screwdriver). here is the link to your part.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015

Check the uptake tube. When you push the release button and bend the top of the unit towards you, you can see the tube coming out of the floor assembly. Mine split right there.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jan 21, 2015

The trigger that releases the water is connected by a piece of plastic inside the handle. This plastic tends to bend over time, so it won't press the plunger high enough. I brought it to a vac repair place for the same reason and they added an extension which made all the difference. If I were to do it myself next time, I would look to see if a metal rod were possible to take the place of the plastic. Maybe not, but it would be worth a look.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015

This is where you attach the Lego.


Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Dec 01, 2014

Check and see if there is a reset button someplace and reset it if there is one.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014

The hot glue trick will work; but what you probably need to do is gently push down on the black pin from inside the tank. This will lower the solution release mechanism and the solution will dispense. I found this solution on this website and it took 10 seconds and worked well.

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014

Hi there! Sometimes it is necessary to prime the trigger to get the solution flowing. Try these quick steps.

1. Recline the handle.
2. Pump the trigger vigorously about 60 times.
3. Power the cleaner on and squeeze the trigger for 60 seconds.

The cleaner should start to dispense the solution. Be sure you are using only the recommended cleaning solution to avoid internal damage. If your Floormate is still not dispensing there could be an issue with your pump. We would recommend taking the cleaner in to a Hoover authorized service center for repair. Follow the link to locate the nearest service center to you. Service Center Locator

Hope this helps!

Hoover Floormate... | Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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