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Hoover steam vac model F5853-900 series 17.9

Im trying to steam clean rug....water is in tank...spraying water on rug but cleaner is not suctioning up

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  • marybarbara Oct 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    water sprays on rub but is blowing instead of sucking -- other times it works fine -- what is up with this?

  • lynrathbone Nov 16, 2008

    Same problem. We're even had it fixed once. Worked all weekend and now...not!

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Make sure that the recovery tank is completely close.

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Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. I have a similar Hoover “SteamVac” and the vacuum does not create steam as you stated, but you do have to use the hottest water with cleaning solution and the Hoover will clean your carpet by spraying down the solution, the scrubbing brushes will loosen the dirt and the vacuum will pickup the excess water until the holding tank is full and then you have to empty it, and then start again. The word “Steam Vac” is something that the Hoover factory labeled but so far I have not seen anything that actual produces “Steam” while cleaning. Feel free to contact the Hoover factory with your complaint @ the information listed below. 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.

http://www.hoover.com Telephone
Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

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