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Hoover F5899-910... | Answered on Sep 11, 2017

This applies to Hoover SteamVac model F5899-910.

My unit had a broken hose. I repaired the hose using duct tape and Teflon tape. The breakage seems to be due to a manufacturing error or design defect. The hose is clamped to the unit where it passes to the inside. The position of the clamp did not allow enough slack when the handle is released and the unit is wide open.

The hose coupling has a plastic latch that holds it onto the vacuum nipple. Pry it and remove the coupling. Then trim the ragged end of the hose and clean things up. Wrap the hose with some teflon tape and then tape the hose to the coupling with several turns of duct tape. Attach the hose coupling back onto the vacuum nipple.

Now you should move the clamp say an inch, so that it leaves more slack. Take the two screws out of the clamp and pry out the plastic bracket/cover that holds the clamp in place. Then move the clamp and screw the clamp back onto the bracket/cover. Then snap the bracket/cover back in place.

Take care not to put too much slack in the hose (by moving the clamp too far), as the hose can also bunch up due to being too crowded when the handle is upright.

Inspect the hose and the tape whenever you use it.

Hoover F5899-910... | Answered on May 07, 2015

if after you cleaned the brushes and still doesn't work. it will have to be the turbine assembly that the brushes fit into.

Hoover F5899-910... | Answered on Sep 30, 2011

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Hoover-Parts/Power-steamer-Parts/Model-F5899910/0517/0644100?searchedModel=F5899&blt= this is it. scroll over the parts. there's also a phone number for assistance. hope that helps you out

Hoover F5899-910... | Answered on Jul 06, 2011


How To Replace Brush Turbine on Hoover SteamVac When Brushes Don't Spin

When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:

If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.

Chris J.

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5899-910 SteamVac Vacuum

There is no fuse on a hoover steanvac, but it may have a ac/dc converter. I do not have a model list in front of me but if it does then this probally went bad. Another option is it may have overheated give the machine 12 hours to reset internally and try it again.

Hoover F5899-910... | Answered on Apr 17, 2009

Look at your posting history. You posted it to the wrong category, more than and then added irrelevant bits of information that are separated by nearly and hour. To get good answers, you have to ask good questions in the correct category. This isn't a chat room, all your posts do not get linked together.

Make one post to the correct category, and make that one post detailed about what you have, make, model and what went wrong with it, and what you have tried to get it working. Then and only then will you get good answers.

For any followup comments, click COMMENT to the person you are talking to, DON'T start a new post. The person you are replying to will get a notification.

Or, just take it to a Hoover Service Centre.

Andrew - Fixya Moderator

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Hoover Vacuums | Answered 18 hours ago

Hook the cover at the front and rotate onto the vacuum, the twist the two connectors with a coin or large screwdriver to hold it on.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Sep 08, 2017

The pump or a valve may be leaking and need replaced.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Sep 08, 2017

It's probably the spinning brush hitting the wood floor.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Sep 08, 2017

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