Question about Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum

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My Hoover steam vac is not spraying the water. Instead it is ejecting 5 streams. This is a new probolem and in the several years I have used it I haven't had this problem before. I can find nothing in the manual that explains it or "fixes" it;

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There is a filter screen under the plastic cover below the brush indicator. If it is dirty clean it. The solution pump works off of vacuum. If this screen is dirty then the pump does not work correctly. Funny, the manual says nothing about this, only that the plugged screen can affect brush operation. I had the same problem with my solution and as soon as I cleaned the screen ......vola, the solution dispenses great again!

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • 2pines Apr 16, 2011

    I had the same problem - water coming out in streams rather than an even spray. Works perfectly now after cleaning off the little screen filter. (Pop off the plastic cover under the rotating brush speed selector.) Thank you for the fix!

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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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