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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take the clean water tank out and look on the bottom for a fitting that screws on make sure its tight.also inside of that fitting trhere should be a washer or an oring to keep it from leaking.if thats not the problem then your pump mightbe leaking.for that i would take it to a vacuum repairman.i hope i have been of some help.please leave feedback
Posted on May 01, 2009
SOURCE: steam vac won't **** water
check to see if the recovery tank lid is on correctly. if this is not on, the machine will not **** up the dirty water from the carpet. all you will get is suction that is chopy when it comes up instead of more like a flow.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Check the spring loaded valve at the bottom of the detergent bottle.
Push it up with your finger or a pencil or some such thing and see
if fluid comes out. If it does, then the problem is the valve or tubing I
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
Here's a link to the instruction manual for your Hoover SteamVac. There is a trouble shooting guide in the back of the book that will explain how to check no suction problem.
If none of these suggestions fixes your machine, please just refer to my answer below the link, these are the problems you may have.
Here's the link:
There could be several problems that would cause the dirty water tank to be empty after you've cleaned the carpets. I'll try and walk you through each to help you diagnosis the problem.
Possible Problem #1: The dirt water tank lid may be the reason the machine is not sucking up the water. There is actually a gasket on the bottom of the lid where it connects to the actual tank itself. If the lid is not put back on properly (this is really easy to do, I've done this myself many times on my Hoover SteamVac), and the gasket is not sealing the lid to the tank, this will allow the suction to leak, greatly diminishing the suction power to **** the water back up. Try removing the lid and reinstalling it, making sure that it's put back on the correct way, and try to see if this fixed your problem.
Possible Problem #2: The Hoover SteamVac's like yours have a very poorly thought out design flaw to them on the attachment hose. Where the attachment hose connects into the SteamVac when the machine's handle is lowered to get underneath furniture and is close to the ground it puts a lot of stress on the hose where it connects into the machine (not the end the attachments go on, but the other end). This will cause the hose to tear at the stress point. This is a very common problem unfortunately, and I suspect might be the cause of your suction loss. To check this, remove the dirty water solution tank from the machine completely. Step on the handle release pedal to lower the handle part to the ground. Look at the lower part of the handle portion of the machine for where the hose enters into the handle section, then follow the hose to where it connects into the machine. Right at the end of the hose, before the hose cuff that's connected to the motor, inspect this part on all sides to see if you have a tear here. If you do, this is the reason the machine is not sucking water up off of the carpeting.
Possible Problem # 3. If neither of the first two possible problems were the source of your suction loss, try this one. Turn the machine upside down (you should probably remove both the clean water tank and dirty water tank before doing this, just to ensure that no water spills when you turn the machine over) so that the brushes are facing upwards. Look right behind the brushes for two red plastic tabs that are slightly sunken into the bottom housing of the machine. Pull these two tabs upward as far as they will go. There is a metal filter screen that will be exposed when you pull the tabs. Make sure that this screen is clear of debris. This screen protects anything from going into the motor, and if it has debris blocking it, this can cause the machine to loose suction.
Also make sure that there is nothing in the clear plastic suction channel on the top of the machine where you can see the water being sucked up. Sometimes if something gets stuck in this suction chamber, this can also cause the machine to loose suction.
I really hope that this helped you find the cause of your suction loss. If you were able to diagnosis this problem, and would like me to help you fix the cause of the suction loss, I'd be more then happy to now walk you through the repair as well. Please just use the Clarification Request form here on the same page, and I will then help you out with your repair. I just ask that if this repair was helpful to you, please help other Fixya members to find it, and rate the repair helpful by clicking the 4 Thumbs Up icons in the top corner of the repair.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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