20 Most Recent Hoover F5899-910 SteamVac Vacuum Questions & Answers

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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

Copied this from the owners manual off of Hover internet site. Brushrolls are not spinning 1. Belt needs to be changed. 1. Refer to how to change belt. 2. Something is jammed in the brushroll. 2. Remove jammed item from cleaner with unit turned off and unplugged. There is a diagram on page 26 of the owners manual if you have it. I have the same kind of machine. One thing i have found with this type of unit it likes to be clean. So you may have to just take it apart and clean it out. You also could take it to a repair shop to have done if you are not sure how to do it.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered Yesterday

Most anything can be fixed if the needed parts are available. You will first need to examine closely to determine where the water is coming from to determine what the problem may be. It is most likely a valve, hose, seal, fitting, tank, etc.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered 3 days ago

It seems it must be blowing out from somewhere. Try to figure out where by feeling for air blowing to try to determine where it's coming from and why.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered 3 days ago

turn the light assembly on the front one half turn to the right to release the belt then remove the brush holder it tilts out then remove the hidden screws on the front and the bottom of the case

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

Hoover SteamVac brushes not spinning
This video might help ... it is a related model.
The usual problem with these brushes is that they stop spinning ... not that they will not stay in.
As shown in the video ... they just clip back in by pressing the whole unit in to the housing. The protruding square pin in the middle does need to line up with the housing drive ... or it will not press in. The two alignment posts need to be in the correct position also. The brushes need to be hand wriggled to help alignment so the square peg will enter the square drive hole.
If you are successfully getting the brush unit all the way in ... and it does turn when the unit is turned on ... all I can think of is that the alignment posts have somehow broken...

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

I recommend blowing it out with a air compressor, some can be washed with water but water can make the fine dust pack into the pores. If it is over a year old it should be replaced as should the other filter or filters depending on your specific model.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Mar 14, 2018

Probably a poor design factor that really cant manage the dog hair in the first place !! I always suck a few small coins up and you can hear if they get a unrestricted journey to the dust bag , if you have a blockage you will not hear them clank around as they will get jammed !! this will let you know that your machine is blocked or jammed up causing poor suction !

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Mar 13, 2018

Bank's Vacuum has the manual for the Hoover Spot Scrubber (Model FH10025, aka Hoover MultiSurface Deluxe Portable Cleaner):
They also currently show it in stock, whereas most places no longer carry this model.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Mar 09, 2018

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