Question about Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum
Hello, Have not used it in 6 months. Rinsed out the 2 containers and filled the top container with carpet cleaner and warm water. It will spray cleaner the brushes still turn but it will not suck up the cleaner. IS it time for a new one? also cleaned little filter on the bottom. Its blowing lots of air (warm) air out the bottom. THANKS, GARY
The most common problem is the recovery tank. Most often the square piece of plastic that attaches to the side of the recovery tank is not snapped in-- it comes loose when you dump the tank. Take off the lid, pull the clear plastic sqare (about 4 inches by 5 ) that is attached on the OUTSIDE of the recovery tank and snap it back into place.
2nd make sure the rubber rim is clean and free of debris
3rd attach the lid with the hinges on the back first then snap down the lid
4th make sure the yellow float is down on the bottom (this is inside the filter inside the recovery tank)
5th put the recovery tank in the machine FRONT FIRST (where the two round peices of plastic are)then back, snap the sides back to lock the tank in place.
If these things dont work....make sure your not clogged with debris on the top (but I am sure you would have seen this before doing all the rest!)
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
I solved two problems on mine (F5905-900) yesterday:
1) Water wouldn't **** up. SOLUTION: The lid was not on the dirty water tank correctly. I had taken if off and put it on a dozen times, but apparently not correctly. The correct way = Take the lid off completely. Make sure there is no residue on the rubber part that seals the tank. When putting the lid back on, put the back hinges on first, then latch the front hinge. The lid has to be sealed completely for the vacuum effect.
2) Brushes wouldn't spin. SOLUTION: Near the bottom left of the machine, there is a small (maybe 3 or 4") clear plastic cover. This covers the round black knob that shows if the brushes are rotating. Take the plastic cover off. There is a very small (~1") filter. If filter is clogged, the brushes will not move. Scrape all residue off the filter until you can see the screen.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
I just called hoover support; their number is 800-944-9200.
Here are the three things the tech had me do:
1. pull up the front attachment panel and snap it back in to place; make sure it is secure - it becomes loose when you empty the tank.
2. make sure the attachment cover on the front of the machine (the hand brush is kept here) is securly closed.
3. snap the recovery tank lid on the two "hinges" on the back and snap the front closed.
This worked for me and I tried it several times to be sure it wasn't a fluke.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Heyu everybody i just figured out the problem!!!!! The lid that goes on the water pick up container... you have to make sure you get a good seal on it. you do this by hooking the 2 front tabs on first then clipping it in the back. that is what got it to work for me i hope it does the same for the rest of you!
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
I couldn't for the life of me figure out why it wouldn't work! I took apart everything and found out that when I cleaned it after the last use (which was my first use), I didn't set the top of the recovery tank on tight so it wouldn't create the vacuum.
Just try that, maybe it's just the top of the recovery tank not on tight. Works like new now. :)
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
There is a float in the extraction tank that stops suction when the tank is full. It can get stuck in the up position and prevent suction when the tank is empty. You must turn off the unit and gently tap the tank the float should then drop down if it doesn't there may be an obstruction (dirt) preventing it from releasing. The float can also be activated if the machine is tipped at an odd angle when moving it ..
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
I just found the problem with my carpet cleaner. It was that yellow float in the recovery tank was stuck in the up position. Thanks to the post from BMcDoodle my Hoover now works like a charm!!!!
I had tried all the other suggestions, but for me....it was the float.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
I had this exact problem. u have to make sure the bottom container is in correctly and it will start working again!
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
It just happened to me. The brushes were turning, but instead of sucking, it was blowing out. The cover on the dirty water tank was not on properly, so I put it on right and voila, it works! Check to make certain that you put the cover on properly and that it is sealed shut.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
I tried the first solution suggested, and cleaned the filter. This did not work. Almost everyone who had the problem said their carpet cleaner was stored for several month. I opened the tank that collect the dirty water, and wet the filter. this solved a problem, I have been trying to solve for months. If it was not for the mention of the filter, and not using the cleaner, I could not have done this.
Posted on Dec 18, 2011
Check the little square thing at the front of the dirty water tank. It says cleaning attachment on the front of the tank where this asinine thing is. Make sure that that piece of garbage is not pulled outward, and is sitting in its holder. This idiotic thing is always falling into the forward position when dumping out the dirty water. There is little or no mention of this worthless little attachment. Once that thing is in place the unit will once again **** water like it is supposed to. Hopefully this will solve your issue with this poorly designed for the price, carpet cleaner.
Posted on Nov 23, 2011
Solution 8 def fixed the problem. It is very easy to think the cover to dirty water tank is on correctly when it is not. Make sure the 2 front latches are clipped in and then click the back one. This will fix the problem. It's not a fluke that everyone has the same problem.
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
Have the same problem just used the shampooer last week and now it wont ****. I have cleaned everything that I can clean on the shampooer and nothing what else can I do besides buy another one?
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
No solution, hoover is by far the most rediculous machinery... it says its as easy as filling it up and using it as a vacuum.. but it doesnt show how the hell you fill it up, there are two possible places where water and solution obviously enters and leaves... yet niether of them open up for fluids to be put in
and of course the instructions dont tell you how to fill it up
no wonder it has only a 30 day money back "guarentee"
because it takes 30 days for the buyer to realize that it doesnt work
so you can spend 300 on this faulty product.. or spend 300 on something that wont infieriate you
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
Clear the filter in the tank that collects the waste- easy fix
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
Check the flexible hose that comes down from the handle. Look for a crack where it plugs into the base unit. (visible once you open the handle up and remove the cleanable catch basket
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Solution 11 fixed my machine. Thanks!!
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
My carpet cleaner (hoover) will not **** up water and soultion.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
SOURCE: Hoover steamvan cleaner F5807
If this has a duct part #38661003 (#3) that is supposed to be installed in front of the tank isn't there, then you will have no suction to pick up the dirty water.
If this doesn't use a duct, then either the foam filter (#2) is up all of the way, need to leave 1/4 in. gap from the top, or the rear of the tank lid is not locked down.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
CHECK THE RETURN HOSE ...IT'S PROBABLY SPLIT.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Testimonial: "The return hose was split, but it would have been nice if the advice also explained how to check for the split in the return hose. Thanks though!"
ITS THE DUCT PIECE ON THE FRONT OF THE DIRTY WATER TANK (DWT). ITS NOT LINED UP.
1. TAKE LID OFF OF DWT
2. SLIDE THE LITTLE SQUARE PIECE (5'X5'X1) (THE DUCT) ON THE FRONT OF THE DWT AS FAR UP AS POSSIBLE AND IF IT BENDS FORWARD FROM THE TOP, DO THAT TOO (SOME MODELS OPEN LIKE A DOOR TOP DOWN, OTHERS JUST SLIDE UP AND OUT COMPLETELY)
3. SLIDE THAT DUCT BACK DOWN AS FAR DOWN AND BACK AS IT WILL GO.
4. PUT THE LID BACK ON BY HINGING THE FRONT LATCHES ON AND THEN SNAPPING THE BACK SIDE DOWN.
5. CHECK TO SEE IF THAT DUCT PIECE ON THE FRONT IS LOOSE BY PUSHING ON IT AND SEEING IF IT MOVES UP AND DOWN.
IF IT IS, THE LID ISNT COMPLETELY ON, GO BACK TO STEP 4.
IF THE DUCT IS SNUG, CONGRATS YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE YOUR STEAM VAC **** UP THE WATER AGAIN
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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