Hoover Steamvac Dual V F7412-900-One Day old, Leaking!
Water is leaking from the bottom and coming out by the handle release button. It looks like the cleaner. I just bought this thing one day ago and used it in one room. Am I doing something wrong or is it just a faulty steamvac and I should return it to sears and get a new one?
Re: Hoover Steamvac Dual V F7412-900-One Day old,...
Maybe ...try this ...press the handle release button and lay the handle down to the floor, completely open the unit. There are two 3/4" grayish hoses easily visible at the base, that are parallel to each other. Make sure the hose on the right (if you are standing behind the handle & looking toward the front of the unit is firmly attached to it's little coresponding nozzle. The nozzle is mostly hidden and It's a bit hard to get a good grip on it if your fingers are big. It doesn't take much to knock it loose/apart.) This solved my leakage. Good luck!
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The center part of the valve (stem) pushes up (spring loaded) to release liquid. If it leaks it can (and should) be replaced. Also, check the black valve seal (conical shaped ring around the outside) for cracks or splits as this can contribute to leaks. The entire valve assembly (similar to photo) should be replaced to solve both issues.
Uh, may I encourage everyone to check the trigger under the handle...we went through taking the whole thing apart and it was just that the trigger was stuck in the open position, which poured the water out continually!
You'll have to find out where it's leaking! Its not real hard. I will help you!
1. Fill the clean water tank. Check that the valve on this tank doesn't let water through when not on the machine. If it does this the tank is the problem. 2. Take off the 4-6 phillips screws holding the hood on to the machine. They will be on each corner underneath. Be Gentle! Do not break any of the plastic parts. 3. Check where the clean water comes to a L valve. This valve is a very common problem. Place the water tank on the machine. DO NOT hold the handle down. Use paper towel to check for wet spots if you can't see where it is leaking. It should be fairly obvious. 4. If the water is coming from the "back" of the machine or the handle pry the cover off the inside of the handle revealing the hoses. The water release valves may be leaking. Be sure to check all hoses for cracks or breaks. Simply find the water.. and trace it back.
90% of the time it is the L valve which looks like this:
It is the steamvac pump that is bad. When you fill up the tank with solutions, even though it is not running the solution leaks out, and when you turn it on it sprays up and out the sides etc. Also the attachment doen't work either, no solutions comes out. Apparently the float sticks in this. My husband fixed it once, and now he can't, need a new part. Options are take it to a hoover service dealer, or I found 2 place online that sell the part. One is http://buyitnow64.stores.yahoo.net/hostrepufor5.html and the other is http://www.sweeper-city.com/ho5brstpu.html, this site if you look at different size pumps have a description of the problem: "If your Hoover Steam Vac is leaking or water will not come out of the attachment hose, then this is the part that you probably need !!! This part is for F5914-900 model. Hope this helps
There maybe a tube that has come disconnected, depending where the water is leaking. If at the bottom, then take the top cover off and check for a loose tube. If it is leaking where the tank sits on, could be a tube under that platform, or there is a rod inside the handle, when you squeeze the trigger, it pushes a diaghram where the tank sits, If the rod is going up and down, then it is probably ok, but the diaghram on the reservior asm(#48). is staying open allowing water to go thru all of the time. You may have to replace that reservior asm.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=41020&thid=634728 I have a Hoover SteamVac Posted by albazo on May 30, 2008 I have a Hoover SteamVac Dual V and it is leaking, bristles not working very well and only two are spinning and is not sucking any water Very little solution comes out, or comes out in streaks when pressing the solution dispenser button on the handle. I think the lines may be stopped upped. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover F5866-900 SteamVac Deluxe Wet/Dry. You probably have a couple of brushes that are broken – the brushes are and assembly unit and would have to replace the entire brush assembly, and you are correct that the suction part of the vacuum is probably plugged up. You can take a wire hanger and use that to try to clear the clogged opening, but to be honest you may have to disassemble the vacuum and clean it entirely and replace the brush assm and any type of belt if needed. Pleas, feel free to check with your local vac dealer in your area. 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 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.