I have had my Agility for a few years had have not had an issue till now. When I went to use the hose attachment the water sprayed out of the attachement and sucked up fine but, I noticed at the same time I used the attachment water was pouring out the bottome of the machine. I went through a tank of water in no time-plus had to suck up all the water that had soaked the floor under the machine body. Any idea what could be causing the leakage in the base?
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Sounds like you have a broken water line, or it just came off. You would have to remove the top housing to get to the water lines. Or at the bottom of where the solution tank sits on, is the reservior asm. there are lines going there also. Bottom of the tank, the valve is stuck open. The trigger on the handle is stuck pushing down on the reservior asm.
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Hi, empty the recovery tank of the Hoover SteamVac if the cleaner fails to pick up dirt. Once the tank is full, many Hoover models have an automatic shutoff that stops the cleaner. If the does not resolve the pickup issue, check the hose of the machine and remove any blockage.
Examine the water tank if water does not dispense from the SteamVac. It could be empty and need of a refill, or you may not have locked the dispenser firmly in place. The detergent tank should also be looked at and filled if empty.
Easliy download the manual at Hoover.com.
The hose attached in the front of the unit on the clear front panel. Lift up the center cap and attached the hose. Then attache the supply hose to the side of steam vac for your solution.
Press the handle release kick-button with your foot, extend the handle all of the way back, and take a look at the gap between the base of the unit and the handle/reseviour assembly. You should see several black hoses attached to the base and running up into the handle assembly. One of them (the dirty water return hose) might be cracked. Turns out that might be a common problem with this model. We had the same problem.
Judging by the interference between the vacuum hose and the "dirty water return" hose, there is NO WAY those two hoses can exist together in that housing without causing the dirty water return hose to stress. It certainly cannot last for many full bends of the handle.
We opted to not repair our unit, but you might be able to do it yourself for the cost of the part and several hours of your time. Otherwise, seek out your certified Hoover repair center for more info.
UPDATE: I McGuyverized it myself with a dremel cutoff tool, some vinyl tubing, some 2-part epoxy, and a lot of faith. It sure isn't pretty, but it sucks again. :)
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=618767&thid=632107 Replace interior hose for cleaning attachment for... Posted by castcomm on May 29, 2008 How do you dismantle handle to replace aforementioned hose? Swing arm on unit goes all the way to the floor. Is this normal? Is there a "stop" broken that caused the hose to stretch, and ultimately break? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.Hoover SteamVac Carpet / Upholstery Deep Carpet Cleaner. There are handle screws that you can get into the handle and then you can back track the replace the interior hose for the cleaning attachment. There should not be a stop that caused the hose to stretch ad break. The hoses after a while do get old crack and break due from normal use or if the bend @ sharp angles, this is common among all vinyl vacuum cleaner hoses. You should really check with your local factory authorized Hoover vac dealer in your area or , please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.hoover.com Telephone Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.