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Why won't our Hoover Floor mate deliver water for cleaning?

  • Our Hoover Floor Mate will not deliver water to the floor for cleaning when pushing the trigger on the handle.

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  • ebbaebba1 Nov 04, 2008

    my hoover floormate will not deliver water or cleaning solution to the floor

  • Kimberly Nov 05, 2008

    Floor mate will not deliver solution to floor...all else working and container is full and clicked in H3000 model..

  • ad-hoc Dec 10, 2008

    Sometimes it puts out enough solution and then other times way to little. It seems to depend on the angle of the handle. Is there any adjustment to the flow. I will check on the plastic rod to see if it is bent.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    DO you know where you can get that plastic rod that connects to the trigger? Ours is broken, can't find it on Hoover or other parts sites I have looked on.

  • corbinsmommy Jan 31, 2009

    Will not release cleaning solution and h2o. I took it apart and also pulled trigger which is working properly. I also pressed the rubber opening where the cleaner is suppose to be released, and it is working properly as well. There has to be some sort or malfunction between the trigger rod pressing down on the rubber opening to the cleaning solution vessel.

  • sgruenig Feb 02, 2009

    This is my second Hoover floor mate with the same problem. The trigger will not delivery the water for cleaning. I read the solution, but I don't know how to add an extention to the plastic piece that bends. Can anyone be more specific and is this a DYI project? I wouldn't know where to start to "add an extension"...

  • pamyo Feb 03, 2009

    It's been working great. All of a sudden, over the weekend, I had the same problem.

    When I pull the trigger, a rod moves and it does press down on a round white membrane, but I can't see happens after that - This machine really helps to keep the dander down in the house, and I'd love to repair it myself!

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After reading postings I created my own solution. I took a 1.5cm (approximate length) flush head finishing screw and screwed it into the button contact of the white memebrane and adjusted it to the necessary heigth to make the rod depress at the corrrect depth. My initial placement was too high and I had a continuos flow of water, but was able to fine tune. Also note the head of the screw I used was a similar circumference of the nob of the white membrane.

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The trigger is connected via a piece of plastic that tends to bend over time. I brought it into the shop and they added an extension to it and it worked again. Can a metal rod replace the plastic? I don't know, since I hadn't pulled the unit apart. Like you, I had no idea what the problem was so I brought it in. If you are handy, this may help you save the cost of the repair. Incidentally, I was told that this is a VERY common problem.

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