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Replacing valve on water tank on hoover steamvac

I have water linking form the water and detergent tank on the Hoover Steamvac with Rinse. The model number on the unit is F7205810 but I have not been able to find on Hoover site. The closet I get is the F7205-910 which is similar to mine. I want to order the valve ($5.99) but would not know how to install it.

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Re: replacing valve on water tank on hoover steamvac

Buy the whole tank not worth the time to repair the valve

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I need to replace my hose to my steamvac model F5842 can you help? Ordered a hose but I don't think it's the right one

Hi Chris,
Your Hoover SteamVac model F5842 needs the Hoover SteamVac replacement hose part number 40309007. You may find a link to the correct hose for your model below on our website:
Hoover SteamVac F5842 Replacement Hose Assembly
In terms of replacing the hose, this is an older style SteamVac, which attaches the hose to the front of the Dirty Water Solution Tank.
Here is are instructions on how to attach the hose to your machine:

Hopefully this was helpful, and answered your question. Please don't hesitate to request a clarification, or add a comment if you have any further questions or concerns.
Chris Jones

Oct 07, 2011 | Vacuums

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Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Heres a link to the manual if you dont have one, Ive emailed them and they gave me the same solutions that are on page 17. ? Make sure tank is securely locked in position ? Clean water tank or detergent container empty ? Refill container according to instructions for surface being cleaned ? Recovery tank lid not on correctly ? Make sure lid is firmly in place ? Valve cap clogged ? Remove and clean valve cap (see following instructions) 1. Remove clean water tank. 2. Turn valve cap (A) counterclockwise and remove. Soak valve cap in warm water for at least 15 minutes. Wipe cap dry. 3. Align slots (B) on cap with tabs (C) in opening. Turn cap clockwise to tighten.

Sep 17, 2007 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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Hi my hoover f7425-900 is not releasing water from the clean water tank but the detergent is being released can you help me? thanks

The most common reason for this problem is that the solenoid operated valve on the rinse cycle has failed, and is not opening. The solenoid assembly will probably require replacement.

Mar 21, 2011 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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I have a Hoover SteamVac that dispenses detergent when pulling backwards instead of rinse water.

This may be due to an electrical issue with the solenoids not shuuting off when suposed to. I would take it to a shop for repair.

Apr 15, 2010 | Hoover F7452-900 SteamVac Upright Vacuum

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My Hoover Steamvac Widepath will NOT pickup the water after dispensing. I checked the hose inside the cleaner, there was a cut in the hose so I put electrical tape and completely sealed the cut. Still...

Hi, empty the recovery tank of the Hoover SteamVac if the cleaner fails to pick up dirt. Once the tank is full, many Hoover models have an automatic shutoff that stops the cleaner. If the does not resolve the pickup issue, check the hose of the machine and remove any blockage.

Examine the water tank if water does not dispense from the SteamVac. It could be empty and need of a refill, or you may not have locked the dispenser firmly in place. The detergent tank should also be looked at and filled if empty.

Take care

Apr 12, 2010 | Hoover F6213-900 SteamVac Agility...

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I have a Hoover V2 Steam Vac widepath and the


This is a notorious problem with the Hoover V2 SteamVac's. In fact the tank design by Hoover on your SteamVac was so bad, that Hoover redesigned this tank almost immediately due to the numerous problems customers were having.

For your particular problem, you really have two options. The first option is putting a bandaid over the problem, but will still fix it. We sell the entire gasket assembly on the bottom of the detergent tank as a replacement part. Unfortunately it's sold together with the seal, spring, and valve together as an assembly;

You also may wish to fix the problem completely by replacing the entire clean water solution tank. Hoover has redesigned this tank, and the new one I don't see near the amount of problems that I do on the older style tanks. The plastic is much more sturdy, and less prone to having the gasket and valve issues that the old tanks do. It's important to point out that the new tank does not come with the handle. You'll need to remove the handle from your old tank if you buy a new tank assembly complete. Rest assured that if you do purchase any part from GoVacuum, you'll have 60 days to return it for a full refund, just in case the repair doesn't work. Not only do we not deduct restocking fees or shipping charges, but we also include a return label with every order that you may use to return any item to us, and we'll even pay for your return shipping!

Here's the Hoover SteamVac V2 Clean Water Solution Tank, Part 12002549

If you'd like us to do a repair photograph series on this repair of the valve and gasket assembly, please just request a repair clarification here on Fixya, and we'll be happy to do so. If you found this helpful, please be sure to rate the review as helpful by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.

Thank you so much,

Chris J.

Mar 23, 2010 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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Valves came out was told by hoover they didnot sell them had to buy whole tank

You don't need to buy a new tank you can replace the valve. You can find all the parts you need click the link below. Please give positive feedback.

F7431 Parts Link

Jan 29, 2010 | Hoover F7431-900 SteamVac Vacuum

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Hoover V2 SteamVac

Under the detergent side, there is a metering plate,(located on the machine) which can be removed. ensure that this is installed. have you verified whether the machine will dispense detergent only without any water in the water tank?

Jan 03, 2009 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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