Question about Vacuums
Is it a carpet cleaner? If so, you should have dirty water (vacuumed from the carpet) in the recovery tank.
Most carpet cleaners have a transparent vacuum intake so you can see the dirty water going in as you pull back on the return sweep. Check for clogs or a broken belt. I advise against using you cleaner until the water pickup is repaired. Leaving water in the underlayment can cause mold,mildew and rotten floorboards.
I hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Just bought a Hoover steam
you may have put the lid on your recovery tank on wrong. on some models you have to lock the front in first then snap it down in the back. if you can pull the lid away from the tank then its on wrong and isnt making a seal.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
SOURCE: recovery tank not filling
The tank has an automatic shutoff float (red) that will stop the suction if the water level gets too high. this can also happen if the tank is not level or clean as the float can bounce around and jam at the top. I've actually had this one happen). I would make sure the float is down during the cleaning and see if the suction comes back. if not, please provide more details and we'll get 'er fixed!
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
You want to check the lid on the bottom on your tank. If you can stand in front of the machine, while it's in the upright position and pull on the lid, if it moves you have it on wrong. Try putting the lid on the front to the back, instead of back to front.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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