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I need to know if anyone has the screw placement or schematics for Hoover Agility Steamvac F6211-900. Took apart to get broken plastic out of turbine gears and my 1 year old spilled the screws. lol
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is no schematic that I am aware of. I can tell you that from experience that this repair is very difficult. Basicaly the upper and lower handle unscrew along with the tank base, the hood comes off. the lower handle will split but not comes completely apart to remove the hose section. When reassembling, be sure to put the back hose gasket in the correct position. Look at it (take a picture) prior to repair first.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
SOURCE: Hoover SteamVac Agility
Press the handle release kick-button with your foot, extend the handle all of the way back, and take a look at the gap between the base of the unit and the handle/reseviour assembly. You should see several black hoses attached to the base and running up into the handle assembly. One of them (the dirty water return hose) might be cracked. Turns out that might be a common problem with this model. We had the same problem.
Judging by the interference between the vacuum hose and the "dirty water return" hose, there is NO WAY those two hoses can exist together in that housing without causing the dirty water return hose can last for many full bends of the handle. We opted to not repair our unit, but you might be able to do it yourself for the cost of the part and several hours of your time. Otherwise, seek out your certified Hoover repair center for more info.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
In the case of where you have decided to "fix" it yourself the best thing is to make small drawings of what goes where as you take things apart. Lay out a white towel and put all the parts on it in the order you removed them. To keep from loosing screws you can screw them back in their holes you took them out of, or lay them in order next to the part you took off. Sometimes there may be longer screws. On your drawings indicate where they go. You don't have to be an artist, just as long as you can understand what you've drawn. As far as the switch is concerned it's either a safety feature or there is a wire pulled part way out and is pushed or pulled back into place when you lean the handle back. Now, understand that there are flat metal "clock" springs that are wound up tight on the part the end is attached to. Whatever you do pay close attention to what is going on just as you begin to open the housing up that holds the cord. If the clock spring is attached to something that may come loose as you pull it apart, it's liable to come off of the winding mechanism and completely unwind suddenly. I've had this happen before. And you never know how many times to wind it up in order for it to be able to pull the cord back in the housing quickly like it did when it was working.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
I'd be happy to walk you through this repair. Unfortunately this is a very common problem with the Hoover SteamVacs.
Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover Turbine Assembly For Model F5866-900 Part # 43191001 or 90001354
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver
Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to unclip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before tighting the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.
That's about it. If you have any trouble with this repair, please don't hesitate to use the Clarification request form here on Fixya. I'm always more then happy to answer any follow up questions that you might have. If this repair was helpful to you, please help other Fixya members with this same problem find my repair by rating it helpful. You can do this by clicking the 4 Thumbs up icons in the right hand corner.
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Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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