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

Tip

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:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


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

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.
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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.
GoVacuum

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


If you can by pass the switch see if the machine runs that way. If it works by bypassing the switch then the switch needs replacing.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered 25 minutes ago


Many Vax vacuum cleaner trouble-shooting and maintenance tips are available here: https://support.vax.co.uk/ . The VRS116 support page is https://support.vax.co.uk/u90-ma-re-powerforce-version?___store=support_portal_uk .

The user guide for the VRS116 applies to several models. You can find a link to this manual from the above Vax support page link by searching on the VRS115: https://support.vax.co.uk/u91-ma-be-powerforce-version . The link to the manual is just above the Maintenance section. The direct link to the manual is http://library.vax.co.uk/resource/1387/vrs115/user-guide.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Hoover Vacuums | Answered Yesterday


Most common fault with vacuum cleaners is an internal break in the power cord. This is followed by switch problems and then the internal thermal fuse or breaker.

The answer is to partially dismantle and check the circuit with a multimeter.

Power cords usually fail close to either end so taking a chance and shortening it by a foot or two and fitting a new plug could pay off.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered 3 days ago


Check the hose where it attaches inside the machine. They often get cracks which leak when using the tool.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2018


Any vacuum cleaner repair and sales shop would be able to supply the parts.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Aug 03, 2018


There is a hubcap assembly on the outside of each rear wheel that must be removed. Under the hubcap you will need to remove the e clip from the shaft to allow the wheel to slide off.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Jul 24, 2018

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