Question about Hoover F6212-900 / F6215-900 SteamVac Agility Upright Vacuum
The same thing happened to me last week. The inner hose does not have enough "extra" play so if you bend the handle down too low to reach under a dresser or bed the lower inner plastic hose snaps. I brought mine in to be repaired since it's under warranty. I did a long exhaustive search and came across this website https://www.mdappliance.com that has Hoover Agility replacement hoses and their prices are the best I have found so far. The smaller inner hose (part number 90001080) is only $9.99 (compared to $13.99 & $19.99) and the external hose attachment (part number 91001004) is only $25.99 (compared to $39.95). I specifically asked and the parts are brand new... not refurbished or used. Their phone number is 866-914-1252. Just in case you're wondering, I'm not a rep for the company nor do I have any affiliation with them. I just placed an order for the hose attacment and came across this webpage and figured I'd add my 2 cents. Hope this info is helpful. I tried to make it as complete as possible.
PS: They also offer a flat rate shipping fee of $7.95 regardless of what you order. No sales tax unles you're in Ohio. :)
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
The easiest way to fix the problem is to buy a roll of self sealing silicone tape. About $7 at most hardware stores. Take the body of the vacuum apart by removing all screws, including the four underneath on the round plate that holds the two top parts together. Remove the lower return hose by gently prying it off with a flat blade screwdriver. Be careful to turn the screwdriver sideways, like you're driving a screw. You don't have to turn it much, as the plastic nub that holds the hose on is pretty low profile. I was able to wiggle it off with minimal effort. Dry the hose off, clean it, then start wrapping the silicon tape around the hose from one end to the other. Start up on the plastic fitting so you get a good seal. Go all the way to the other plastic fitting, then keep wrapping all the way back to the other end. Stretch the tape as you go. Reinstall, and you're ready to go in half an hour plus the time it takes to find the tape. Works great.
Otherwise, go to Hoover.com and order part #90001080, pay $10 plus $5 shipping and wait a week.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
The only thing I can figure is that something weakened the composite that the hose is made of. there's a complete hoover site [thehooverstore] that lists your machine with an exploded diagram. check it out.
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
I found the part at http://www.hooverpartstore.net/hoagstpa.html, cost me 14 $ and 5 $ for shipping. Was quite easy to change it .
But the failure of the lower hose looks like a bad design as it tends to break when you pull the upper handle closer toward the floor.
Another reason could be due to heat the hose expands and breaks when the upper handle is pulled back.
However if this is taken care of by the manufacturer , will be great product to use!!!
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
To anyone that is looking to get to the upper hose connection, all I can tell you is to keep looking for more screws to remove. I finally found all of them and have it apart now. You can do it, just be on the search for screws,
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Add one more to the statistics, as the same thing happened to mine. I'll think twice before purchasing another Hoover. (Hoover, are you listening???) The thing was lightly used; it shouldn't have broken this soon. What a cheap POS. Shame on Hoover! I'm going to check if the local Starks has the part, as I don't want to wait a week for it to ship, and I don't want to pay $10 for 1-2 day delivery.
Posted on May 20, 2010
I know this sounds crazy - Silicone tape is a great idea, and would be my first move - but would you believe hot glue for a temporary fix? Removed the lower hose after much handle splitting struggle / removing lower and unscrewing upper / lower hard plastic intake and exhaust components. Softened the hose slightly with a hair dryer, to allow it to flex fully. Hit the split with a generous amount of med temp glue from a hot glue gun, a little at a time - didn't melt the hose plastic - and made sure to cool the hot glue with the "no heat" setting on the dryer before moving onto the next 1/2" section. Reinstalled the hose with the previously split end at the top, inside the handle, and unsplit end near the suction plate. Screwed it back together, ran great. Not convinced I'll be doing this again - will likely buy another hose and coat with silicone tape. That's a smart move.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
I used duct tape to fix mine. So far so good - I've used it once since the fix. It's a pain to duct tape since I wasn't able to disassemble the vacuum.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
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