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Hoover floor mate stopped picking up the water

It's been used for two years but now doesn't suck up the water rendering it useless. I've taken it apart to look for clogs but nothing. Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    Used for less than two months. Will not suction water. Took everything apart but can not see a problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    There is no suction on the

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    this is my second floormate. the first one worked wonderfull for 4 years. Have had this one since xmas this year and the wet vacuum has never worked very well and now won't work at all. Have tried removing tank and reconnecting to make sure it is in tight,Not sure what else to try.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    The floormate worked well when we first purchased it, but the suction has diminished over time, to the point now that, not only does it not pick up the wet solution, it does not pick up dry dirt either. I've checked for clogs, there are none. I've cleaned the filter and checked to make sure the recovery tank is properly installed, but it still does not pick up. I think it has something to do with the hose.???

  • jdmingioni Dec 14, 2008

    We have the same problem. I can't find anything wrong. There are no clogs. The uptake canister is sitting properly in it's place and the filter looks OK as well.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    At first my floormate did ok. As time went on floormate doesn't pick up much water, leaving cleaning solution on floor.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I have same problem--does not pick up water. Have taken apart and cleaned. Still does not work.

  • gaucho_qro May 11, 2009

    Where I can find to buy the replacement rubber to the brush on the bottom ? I notice the rubber that involves the suction in ripped and is not working properly, them I have lots of water left on the flloor. If anyone know please send me a answer.


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The Tank recovery hose is very easy to remove. With the tank off, there are two screws holding the flat plastic piece that is attached to the hose. A few clips are on each side which just needs to be squeezed together to get loose. The hose unscrews from head and this plastic piece (the wire in the hose acts as threads). I have the same issue with a torn hose, but have not been able to find one locally in Dallas.

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Usually when this happens, it has to do with a dirty or bad filter(#45, 40112050). Or the recovery tank isn't seating like it should. Maybe this picture will help.

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I bet the suction hose is cracked. It's a plastic hose. My Floormate was not picking up the water. Lo and behold, there's a hose has split into two pieces.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

Where is the picture? Can you repost. Thanks

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The same thing happened to me and I noticed that the uptake hose cracked and I ordered
a part online (only $9.95) however, can't figure out how to take the unit apart to replace the part
so if anyone has replaced it let us know.

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