I have the same problem with my hoover steam vac, different model but same problem. So I have had it for 2 years and never used the attachments because the thing leaked out the bottom when i tried. So today I tried to find a solution online and found nothing. So I started toying with the thing and found a solution for my model and I hope it will work for everyone else. I don't have a stair attachment so this goes for the upholstery cleaning attachment. I noticed right where my upholstery attachment connects to get soap, there is a second hole that is covered by a white rubber seal when the cover for the connection area is closed. I put a plastic bag, or anything to seal it, into this hole to make a tight seal. Tried the machine and worked like a champ. So Would be nice if hoover supplied a plug for that, but oh well worked for me hope it works for others with a hoover steam vac.
I just had this same problem (with my girlfriends fathers hoover, no less!) I had the cleaner on a tile floor trying to use the hand attachment on the sofa, and I noticed the puddle. When I put the cleaner on a carpet, it seemed to work fine. Not sure if it wasn't creating a "vaccuum" on the tile or what, but it seemed to remedy it. Also, make sure the hose it attached securely at the base.
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Re: Hoover Steam Vac leaks like a sieve
Are you hooking up the water atttachment for the hose. If not try that should hook up on the right side. If this model does not have that option or you do have that hooked up then it is the solenoid which you can get through Sears parts direct
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Take the 4 screws that hold the hood out and remove the hood. Hook up the hand tool line and watch for where the water comes out. It is more than likely the tool valve has failed. This is the part here: http://vacuummedic.com/product.php?id=231
take the clean water tank out and look on the bottom for a fitting that screws on make sure its tight.also inside of that fitting trhere should be a washer or an oring to keep it from leaking.if thats not the problem then your pump mightbe leaking.for that i would take it to a vacuum repairman.i hope i have been of some help.please leave feedback
Hoover SteamVac Ultra (model F5883-900) Threw it away, and had to buy a new machine. Sorry, but I found it more difficult to deal with the housing unit on the machine and just couldn't deal with it anymore. I hope you have better luck than I did with it. I couldn't find ANY help on ANY web sites for this model, just too old I guess.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=515776&thid=544922 Constantly sprays water Posted by elstretcho on Apr 25, 2008 Hoover F7452-900 SteamVac Upright Vacuum
I noticed recently that our Hoover F7452 All Terrain constantly sprays water. As soon as I turn it on, whether or not it's set to Rinse or Auto-Rinse, its leaking water at the brushes. I probably wouldn't have noticed but I attached the hand-held adapter to clean our stairs and when I was done there was a HUGE pile of water under the vac. I took everything off and cleaned really good and looked again this morning and its still doing it. Any ideas?
Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. You probably have a bad trigger release valve or a loose connection @ the bottom of the SteamVac or the gasket under the solution tank in not sitting on there right and is leaking or you may have a small cut in the hose, but it so may guess that it is a bad trigger release valve or a bad gasket. Check with your local vac dealer to see if they have a new or a good used one to see if there is the problem or back track the problem from the bottom to the solution tank. 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.comTelephone 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.