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My Steam Vac F59149 will not vacuum up the cleaning solution. I have checked the usual culprits. The dirty water tank is empty, the yellow float is not up too high. This is a relatively new appliance, so the way for the water is not blocked, there is just no suction. The warm air is blowing, the brushes are spinning. What next?

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You'll have to go into the turbine assembly and check the bearings. Mine stopped spinning and this solved that problem. I simply began working the seized bearing until it rolled again, packed it in grease and reassembled.

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When you put the lid on the recovery tank, you have to be sure that the front of the lid is properly engaged into the two tabs on the top of the tank. With the lid installed, if you can lift the front of the lid off the tank with two fingers, then the lid is not on correctly. Also, make sure the square duct that goes into the front of the tank is in place. You have to remove this duct to install the hose for doing furniture but must replace it to go back to the floor function. By the way, the "blowing air" you refer to is normal. This is exhaust air from the motor and it is used to propel the solution onto the carpet.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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I have the same problem with mine. Unfortunately, the seal on the container that takes the dirty water appears to be broken already. I push it on tightly and it will work for about 2 seconds. In my opinion, this is a design flaw. I've had it less than a year.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Hoover Steam Vac - Brushes not turned, no suction power

The Brushes not spinning is most likely is caused by seized bearings in the turbine, requiring shop service (easy fix). The suction issue can be caused by the standpipe seal missing or lower recovery tank not on properly, on some models missing front panel. I would need more exact model info to assist further.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: My steam vac deluxe does not have enough suction to pick up water

For the brushes:

The power wire may have slipped off. take apart the unit at the top (Behind the cleaning fluid container) Inside there is a wire coming up from the motor at the bottom of the unit. This can come unlpugged no longer powering the scrub brushes. Simply slip the wire back on the plug.

To open: remove all visible screws from top half of machine. Remove the rubber mode dial by pulling off, and remove screw behind that. Pull the front off, and the power plugs are located right on the inside of the machine by the mode dial.

for the suction, check the intake hose the comes out from behind the floor assembly. it tends to split over time

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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Posted by clean mama on Jun 09, 2008
When the recovery tank is full the yellow float disc is supposed to raise to the top of the tank lid... it does not. Other than that, the machine is working fine...
Ever since I hooked up the hose and attachment to clean some upholstery, now that I am back to cleaning carpet... I have this issue with the yellow disc


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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover F5912-900 Upright Steam Vacuum. The yellow disc is supposed to act like a float when the water raises the yellow disks will let you know the water recovery tank is full, and not actually turn off the system. You may want to check with your local vacuum dealer to see if the yellow disk is broken or find out why it is not working correctly. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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