Question about Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum

Open Question

The float valve on my hoover floormate's recovery tank pops up when the motor runs for only about ten seconds, and with an empty tank it blocks the intake, like it's supposed to when the tank is full. The filter is pretty clean- not brand new, but I've had it a whole lot dirtier and it still works. It's almost like the valve doesn't weigh enough?? Tell me what I can do. Also, no matter then setting, it doesn't ever stop scrubbing, the brushes move all the time. It's probably cheaper to get a new one, but I hate the thought of just throwing something away. I'm pretty handy, so I think I can fix it if guided.

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

SOURCE: The brushes have stopped moving.

You should check the intake screen on the turbine. On some models it is located behind the glass window just above the circular indicator that spins with the brushes. On other models, it is located on the underside of the machine just behind the brush block assy. It is housed in a bright orange/red cassette that is only partially visible until you pull it out. This screen is responsible for keeping debris out of the trubine but will restrict airflow when clogged and the brushes will stop.
Otherwise, the bearings in the trubine may be rusted and siezed from water entering the turbine in which case, the turbine would have to be removed, dissmantled and repaired or in extreme cases, replaced. I have repaired many in my shop but some have to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: Hoover Floormate brushes won't turn

With the drive assembly removed it is a black rectangle with a black piece extending down and to the right. There is a metalic fitting that engages the brushes. With nothing attached turn the motor on with the switch. If it doesn;t turn either the switch is bad or the motor is burned out. If you have a voltmeter check the ouyput side of the switch. If voltage is there check the motor plug. If good there the motor is bad. Hope this helps. Yes, the motor does get voltage when the switch is on. You can find parts by entering Hoover FloorMate H3000 parts into Google.

Kirk Thompson
San Juan, PR

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Red float keeps popping up

You need to clean the debris channel. Put the machine on a waist high flat surface open it and remove the dirty water container. You will see three vertical screws which lock the scroll above the motor to the clear plastic panel at the front of the machine. Open these screws and remember which one belongs where. To the left of the scroll, there is a black horizontal screw which should also be removed. If you look closely, you will see the right hand of the first three screws (brushes face to your right hand) has also released the plexiglass (clear plastic screen where you see the dirt and soap flowing at the left side. Now put the machine on its side and look at the front edge of the plexiglass just ahead of the brushes. There are two screws which have to be removed - one on each side and bingo the plexiglass shape lifts clear. Clean out the muck, check the scroll channel for similar muck and reassemble.

The muck is plugging the dirt path and fooling the red float that the tank is full.

Re assemble the reverse of the disassembly procedure. Do not use a power screwdriver as you will likely shear the screw heads.

Good luck,

AMSW

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • 97 Answers

SOURCE: Hoover steamvac not picking up water

you don't have the recovery tank lid on correctly.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • 294 Answers

SOURCE: No Suction

The water channel hose could be torn. you can check by removing the lower tank and tilting it backwards, it is located in the lower section. could also be the filter cover. it is needed for full suction control.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hoover steam vac maxx 77 motor suddenly not running?? its almost new


Should still be in warranty. Read the warranty and get in touch with Hoover.

May 07, 2015 | Hoover Vacuums

1 Answer

How do I check my hoover floormate deluxe spinscrub's filter and motor? Thanks in advance!!


The filter is at the top of the recovery tank (dirty water tank), should be replaced when dirty or odors occur. as to your motor, there is no way for an end user to remove any cover and check it. If you are experiencing noise, have it checked by an authorized service center.

Oct 20, 2014 | Hoover Vacuums

2 Answers

Hi, how do I check my hoover floormate deluxe spinscrub's filter and motor?


Hi Mike! To check the filter on the Floormate deluxe, remove the dirty water tank and pull up on tank lid to separate from the base. Check foam filter for debris, if filter has debris, rinse it with water. To prevent internal damage make sure you are using only the Hoover Floormate detergent. If the machine is still noisy and smells bad we recommend taking it in to a Hoover authorized service center. Follow the link to find the nearest service center to you. Hope this helps! Service Center Locator

Oct 20, 2014 | Hoover Vacuums

1 Answer

Hoover floormate will not dispense solution


this is the original Hoover Floormate, and may have a few different things that may be wrong. First check the fresh water tank is seated or installed properly. Second, it may be the pin on the actual unit itself that is not pushing in the plunger (located on the water tank) all the way to release the solution. Check for clogs above the brush block assembly the small holes may be plugged with dried sop solution.

Sep 29, 2014 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

1 Answer

H3000 Motor becomes very hot during use


Over heating on a floormate is cuased by obstructions or a clogged up filter. Try running it without the recovery tank. If it doesn't over heat you need to check for obstructions in the nozzle and the tube leading up to the recovery tank. if that is all clear, a new filter should fix it.

If the machine over heats without the recovery tank on it, you might be right. Hoover only sells motor assemblies, not just the brushes. I have never seen them used enough to need new motor brushes simply because of wear. If the brushes are worn down completely, there is probably a short in the motor.

Let me know if this helps.

Dec 31, 2012 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

1 Answer

My Hoover Floormate series H3032 won't suction wet or dry. I have thoroughly checked the hose for clogs or cracks and there's no problem there. I notice the float never closes but just hangs down...


Check again that the pipes aren't clogged. Check all the way through from where the muck goes in to where it's supposed to end up, paying particular attention to places where the pipe narrows, goes round a bend, or changes material.

Check the machine doesn't just need emptying.

Wet/dry machines usually have some sort of float operated stop valve to stop you flooding the motor when you've filled it with water. Make sure this isn't stuck shut.

Check everything from the impellor right back to where the muck goes in is airtight. It doesn't take a huge hole to lose you a lot of suction. Pay particular attention to places that are meant to come apart routinely, and places where hoses join to hard fittings. If in doubt, run the machine and listen for sucking noises.

If there's a filter between the fan and the air outlet (there usually is) make sure it is clean

Assuming the motor is running, check it is turning the fan impeller.

Hopefully, one or other of these will get you somewhere

Dec 09, 2010 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

1 Answer

My hoover floormate will not dispense water


make sure check valve in the solution tank moves up freely. check that the sprayer tips are not cloged.

May 15, 2010 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

2 Answers

My hoover steamvac wont **** up dirty water float


Check your filter screen insde the upper tank. if your model has a wrap around filter try to pull it down about 1/2" to maximize air flow.

Apr 15, 2010 | Hoover F7431-900 SteamVac Vacuum

1 Answer

Hoover Floormate won't dispense clean solution


The tank sits on what is called a reservior asm, that may have gone bad. Does the water flow out of the tank when you push in the valve at the bottom?

May 09, 2008 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

2 Answers

Hoover Floormate H3000


buy a new solution tank. the problem might be that your not rinsing the tank with clear water after use and the soap hardens on the release button of the tank.

Feb 09, 2008 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hoover Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18384 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15220 Answers

Are you a Hoover Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...