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Hoover floor mate sucks up water while in the wash position

As I dispense the cleaner on the floor and push back and forth to scrub the floor most of the water goes straight into the container and i'm in the Wash mode, not vacuum or dry. As I'm pushing back and forth to WASH, the suction is intense as it is in the dry mode.

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They do that. They pickup the water in all stages but lower the squeegee to different heights. At no point does the suction turn off.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

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    karyng3 Jan 27, 2013

    Thanks for your input but the first floor mate I had worked perfectly! It did not suction the water before it was put down on the floor. I'm now going through 2 mixes of water & cleaner whereas before it was one mix of cleaner. they must have changed the way they manufacture it but i believe my floormate is defected. and, the nearest authorized dealer is nowhere near where i live. i will not buy another floormate again!

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I found a solution posted by someone elsewhere on this website. Try doing a search for Hoover Floormate H3000... The posted solution is as follows:

Remove the liquid dispenser and set it aside. Locate the plastic "plunger" piece in the machine that is surrounded by a black rubber circle (the one on my machine is blue/grey in color...). Place a small drop of hot glue on top of this plastic "plunger" piece and let it dry. Replace the liquid dispenser and test the machine. This solved my problem and my machine dispenses liquid properly again!

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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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I'll answer last question first. Your floormate has a 1 year warranty. And should be taken in for repair.

Your issue of not picking up water, is related to suction and getting the dirty water to the recovery tank. check for obstruction in the nozzle, check the filter for debris clogging. If you have an issue with this dealer I would call customer support.

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