Question about Hoover F5881-900 Vacuum
The red plastic cylinder on the lid of the recovery tank keeps becoming sucked up to the top stopping the vaccuuming of the water into the recovery tank. The only way it will release and fall back down allowing the machine to begin operating again is to shut the machine off and wait a couple seconds until it finally drops back down. I start the machine up and within a couple of strokes it has locked up again. This happens regardless of how much water is in the recovery tank if any. VERY FRUSTRATING!!
The net that surround the housing if teh cylinder causes air flow restriction if it is not clean enough / new enough.
teh only solution i know of is to clean it well, buy a new one, or do away with it.
try taking it off and see if teh cylinder stays down.
if so, you have to decide what to do.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
The problem is sporatic so I've just resigned myself to the fact that I will have to put up with it since I'm not willing to pay for a solution. The machine is older so I will probably replace it soon, however, this problem began after only several uses. It was a poor investment from the start as there have been several other problems that I've had to have repaired and even now am working with one of the hoses duct taped together. I won't buy another of this brand!
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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