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My Hoover Steamvac won't suck. I checked the front door thing on the dirty water tank and found a crack where the bottom of the door meets the tank. Would this stop it from working?


From your description, this would certainly need to be corrected, and yes may be the problem. Also, check the recovery tank lid to make sure that is on and latched properly. Ensure the round tube that is under the recovery tank has the gasket seal installed.

Sep 26, 2014 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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No suction of hoover carpet cleaner


Might be a bad blower/impellar - you must disassemble to check. But most likely the lid on the recovery tank is not installed correctly allowing air (suction) to leak. On most models you can remove the solution recovery tank, turn the unit on and feel for suction where the tank fits onto the base (look for the round, black rubber type seal in the front corner that mates to the round outlet on the underside of the recovery tank.) If there is good suction at this seal, then the problem is an air leak, almost always due to a loose or incorrectly fitted lid on the recovery tank. Also, if you have a detachable insert (for attachments) on the front of the recovery tank, check that the insert is installed properly. If this is reversed it will not provide suction.

Sep 02, 2014 | Hoover SteamVac Carpet/Upholstery Deep...

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Automatic shutoff red ball in recovery tank rises to top when recovery tank is about 20% full.Thus we are only able to use the steam cleaner for about 2 minutes before having to empty the recovery tank....


Your cleaner should have a foam sock around the float cage in the recovery tank. Remove the foam sock and rinse it out with clean water. If these are very dirty, they may cause the airflow to be disrupted, causing the float to raise prematurely.

Oct 29, 2009 | Hoover SteamVac Carpet/Upholstery Deep...

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It wont **** water up


try putting the recovery tank on again. check the filter screen at the bottom by the brushes and in side of the recovery tank screen. worst case, it will be the rubber grament under the recovery tank, to get to it you will have to.... remove the recovery tank and you will look for a pipe standing up. there should be some time of rubbery grament there, if not get that from the company or from your local vac shop.

Jul 18, 2009 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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My hoover steam vac is not releasing the cleaner


http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/F5914900.pdf this is the manual for your model

Godbless

Problem: Clean solution won’t
dispense
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
correctly
• Make sure lid is on securely
• Recovery tank front panel not
replaced after stair or upholstery
cleaning
• Replace recovery tank front panel
(page 14)
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Solution tank not firmly in place
• Make sure tank is securely locked in
position
• Solution tank empty
• Refill tank according to instructions for
surface being cleaned
• Recovery tank lid not on
correctly
• Make sure lid is firmly in place
• Pump needs to be “primed” (when
using tool)
• See “Before using tool” section, p. 13

Jun 15, 2009 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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Recovery tank not working


recovery tank empty where do you look to see where the hair ball is so i can clean it

Mar 28, 2009 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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Hoover SpinScrub


I would almost guarantee the recovery tank is not seated properly. Trust me, I reseated the tank 5-10 times before giving up. I finally decided to give it one more try before forking out the money for another cleaner. I removed the clean water tank, turned the machine on (you could feel the air blowing out the sides on the bottom). With the machine still running, I unclipped the recovery tank and lifted it up (yes, you can do this, and it creates a very loud air thrust, but don't be scared), then I SLAMMED it back down into the seat and immediately I could tell the difference. The air stopped blowing from underneath and I could tell I had suction once again. I turned it off, put the clean water tank back on, and it worked like a charm. Trust me, you may be convinced that the recovery tank is seated properly.....LOL.....it ain't! Hope this helps!

Mar 24, 2009 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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Hoover will not suck carpet shampooer


the most common problem is the recovery tank. Most often the square piece of plastic that attaches to the side of the recovery tank is not snapped in-- it comes loose when you dump the tank. Take off the lid, pull the clear plastic sqare (about 4 inches by 5 ) that is attached on the OUTSIDE of the recovery tank and snap it back into place.
2nd make sure the rubber rim is clean and free of debris
3rd attach the lid with the hinges on the back first then snap down the lid
4th make sure the yellow float is down on the bottom (this is inside the filter inside the recovery tank)
5th put the recovery tank in the machine FRONT FIRST (where the two round peices of plastic are)then back, snap the sides back to lock the tank in place.
If these things dont work....make sure your not clogged with debris on the top (but I am sure you would have seen this before doing all the rest!)

May 04, 2007 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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