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Manual for F5835900

Misplaced the manual and can not get the stair part to work. Tiny amount of suction, solution won't spray and little rotating scrub brushes are not turning. Machine is almost new, never tried the stair attachment and I'm not having much sucess. Followed instructions from different manual posted on line, but still don't have any luck with machine working.

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  • tteot Nov 16, 2007

    Tried rolling lid back on machine to get the seals properly seated. Worked on my last attempt, which with suction, the sprayer and rotating brushes work.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    my hoover steamvac is not releasing the water+

  • ulag Dec 24, 2007

    Can't get upholstery hose properly over tank

  • playlashanda Dec 29, 2007

    it will spray but not suck



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Check the filter inside the dirty water tank. Make sure it has a 1/4 in. gap from the top to the top of the filter.

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something might be stuck on it or it is broken or try to move the brushes

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Won't pick up brown water

Hello! Follow these quick trouble-shooting steps to restore suction to your Hoover F5835900.

1. Remove the clean water tank.

2. Recline the handle and let the cleaner lay flat.

3. Remove the dirty water tank lid.

4. Reposition the front panel located on the outside of the tank in the center. It should be flush to the tank, even straight across and pushed down as far as it will go.

5. Assemble the dirty water tank lid back on from the front to the back. The lid should not lift up from the front.

Try it out. The cleaner should now have suction. Good luck!

May 31, 2014 | Hoover F5835900 Upright Steam Vacuum

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How to attached stair cleaning attachment

Hi There,

I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean solution tank by pressing down on
tank handle (D) and pulling forward; set
tank aside (do not set tank on furniture2_bing.gif).
Remove hose from storage rack.


Step 2: Step on handle release pedal (E) and
lower carpet cleaner handle until it rests
on the floor.
Unlatch back part of recovery tank and
remove lid.


Step 3: Remove recovery tank front panel (F)
by sliding it straight up.


Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
until it is firmly in place.


Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
cleaner, make sure black tabs are
extended by pulling tan collar toward
Open door on hood labeled “Stair/
upholstery Cleaning Connection”. Press
round solution tube connector onto
round projection inside door. Press connector
collar down firmly to ensure
that it is fully connected.


Step 6. The tank replaces in a hinge-like
manner. Position front of lid under tabs
(I) on front of tank. Rotate lid down onto
Make sure lid is secure on all sides
before cleaning.
For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Reverse procedure to remove hose
and solution tube.
Raise carpet cleaner2_bing.gif handle to upright


I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

Thanks again,

Chris J.

Apr 25, 2010 | Hoover F5835900 Upright Steam Vacuum

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No suction from upholstery attachment

Problem: Low suction
Problem: Clean solution won’t
Problem: Brushes/brush indicator
won’t rotate during floor cleaning
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Not firmly plugged in
• Plug unit in firmly
• No voltage In wall plug
• Check fuse or breaker
• Blown fuse/tripped breaker
• Replace fuse/reset breaker
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Recovery tank full/automatic
shut off engaged
• Remove and empty recovery tank
• Blockage In tool on end of hose
• Remove tool and clear blockage
• Recovery tank lid not on
• Make sure lid is on securely
• Recovery tank front panel not
replaced after stair or upholstery
• Replace recovery tank front panel
(page 14)

Before using tool
It may be necessary to remove air from
the system (“prime the pump”) so the
clean solution will flow to the tool. Follow
these steps:
1. Attach tool to hose and turn the carpet
cleaner ON.
2. Put the tool on a hard surface or
against your hand to block off the suction.
3. Wait a few seconds (can take up to
15 seconds). Then squeeze the trigger
and begin cleaning.


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Hoover not performing

proberly a blockage .Any new product is covered for 12months waranty.hoover also comes with 5 yrs parts waranty.

Aug 31, 2008 | Hoover Vacuums

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Can't get water to spray out of the hand tool nozzle

When you attach the main suction hose to the front of the machine, you also have to connect the soultion hose to a valve located on the side of the machine. When the machine is running, take a small screwdriver and depress the centre of this valve. You should get a spray of water out of the valve which will confirm the valve and pump is working. Now, connect the small solution hose, making sure you push it on all the way. When you pull the trigger on the handle of the hose, you should get spray. If it does not, you may have a plugged nozzle sprayer.

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I have a Kirby Ultimate G Series. I have misplaced (no, it's not lost...I have it somewhere) the manual. How do I use the upholstery attachment? Does it hook to the outlet on the shampoo tank?

There is a portable shampooer/sprayer that attaches to the hose ( the long one that makes the kirby a canister vacuum). It should have come with your attachments. Looks a bit like a gun without the tank attached to the bottom...the tank screws on.

To use it you would put the fingerguard attachment on the front of the kirby where the powerhead would normally go and the hose with the portable shampooer where the bag would go.

The tank on the portable sprayer/shampooer has lines to indicate how much water and shampoo are needed.

Be sure to put the mesh nozzle (sort of a triangular shaped thing with a piece of mesh along the front that attaches to the front of the portable sprayer) on the front of the portable sprayer if you want to shampoo..otherwise it will just spray a mist. The triangular piece with the mesh screen is what produces suds.

Vacuum the furniture/stairs thoroughly before shampooing. Cover the stairs/furniture with a thick coat of suds. Once covered with suds, pop the suds into the fabric/carpet using your hands...working the bubbles into any heavily soiled areas with a soft brush. No need to vacuum after shampooing. There is only about 10 percent water to 90 percent air in the suds.

Then let it dry. 15 minutes to and hour depending on the amount of solution used.

Hope this helps!!!

Feb 14, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Stair attachment has weak suction

Did you put the duct in for the hose? It goes in front of the tank, take out the duct (#3)that is there and put in the duct that is on the end of the hose. Is there a slit somewhere in the hose, if so you will loose suction.

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