Question about Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum

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No vacuum My Floormate has plenty of air moving, but no vacuum at the nozzle. When I turn it on, the filter hops up to the black rubber "intake", rather than staying in its spot. It seems to me that the intake should be in contact with the filter when the reservoir is installed. And I don't understand why the intake isn't closer to it, but it seems fixed there, almost an inch higher than the filter. When I remove the bottom reservoir and turn the h3000 on, I feel vacuum at the intake, and air blowing into the reservoir chamber in a strong draft from a blower opening behind the intake. But when the reservoir is on, there is no suction at the nozzle at all. It appears that the suction at the nozzle is solely powered by the intake pulling air out of the reservoir, which is in turn sealed fairly well to the duct at the back of the chamber. So how can suction be developed at the nozzle, when the black rubber intake is not in contact with the filter at the top of the bottom reservoir? Has something slipped out of place? The reservoir is, AFAIK, in exactly the place where it has always been. And the rubber intake seems in place, also. Its housing doesn't look like it has moved at all. Thanks. Don.

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  • WestofLB Jan 13, 2008

    Of Course! I dunno how I missed that, but after you suggested this, I went into the bathroom and found the spare part. Not "spare", but missing.

    Thanks a lot!

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Someone must have lost the filter cover from the machine. It is a clear blue plastic cover that goes over the filter and has a hole that lines up with the motor intake. It is approx. 3 inches square and has an angular top to coincide with the motor intake. Look around the house for it or order a new cover.

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