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Broken Water Channel Hose Assembly

Machine will not suction up dirty water.  Found broken water channel hose assembly.  How do I replace the broken channel hose assembly?  I have a new hose assembly on hand.

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  • NoDak-2 Mar 05, 2008

    I can't locate my users manual

  • NoDak-2 Mar 05, 2008

    Since my earlier message, I have located my owners manual, it however does not tell me how to remove and replace the channel hose assembly. For example, do parts have to be removed in order to gain access, is it screwed in place, strapped in place? Thank you in advance.

  • NoDak-2 Mar 06, 2008

    So far I have been referred to the owners manual, which in this case is no help at all.


    Next, I am given the part number of the item, which I mentioned in my original post that I already had.  My original post was simply asking for possible clues etc, easy ways to change the broken item.  Perhaps their is no simple means.

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Hello....do you have the user manual

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Http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/H3000.pdf
this can be good for you solution

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  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Mar 05, 2008

    YOU have pdf installed?
    this manual is in 3 languages English,french, español.
    Sergio
    what language do you need?

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Mar 05, 2008

    Consumer Electronics
    1-800-222-7669 (SONY)

    Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-10:00PM / Sat-Sun 10:30AM-7:15PM EST

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Mar 05, 2008

    sorry for the last comment is incorrect.
    Sergio

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Mar 06, 2008

    i receive today this message for your problem.
    Hello,

    Thank you for your recent e-mail.

    The part(s) that you are inquiring about are/is available from the manufacturer by calling 1.330.499.9499, online at www.Hoover.com. You may also call 1-800-944-9200 for an automated referral to the nearest service center in your area.

    59177042 Water Channel/Hose (Available online 3/22/2008)

    Sincerely,

    Customer Service 45
    1.330.499.9499
    Monday - Friday 800am to 700pm EST.

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Mar 06, 2008

    seems not for this you need the support of hover.
    Sergio

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Just got spinscrub this afternoon and worked great until had to empty dirty water. Now there is no suction at all. Have tried to find clogs and nothing to be found. Am about to return the damn thing!!!


ok 3 things to check before re-boxing it up.

1) make sure that the lid is on properly. it should go on with the 2 tabs at the front of the machine, then click into place at the back of the machine.

2) when you emptied it, sometimes the dirt channel will fall out. This allows for the suction to go between the dirty tank and the clear channel for the water to be sucked back up.

3) when you remove the dirty water tank again, look down inside the machine for a circular hole. there should be a rubber gasket on it to seal up the tank for your suction. If it has come loose or is missing, retrace your steps between the machine where it was last used and the sink or wherever you dumped out the dirty water.

Good luck,
Mark

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No suction?


-Check to make sure the dirt cup is empty.
-Check the filters, If your filters are dirty they can restrict airflow.
The black filters only may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent, re-install filters when they are completely dry.
-Check for good suction at the end of the upholstery hose. If there is limited suction from the upholstery hose detach the hose from the machine. Insert a broomstick into the hose to push any obstruction through to the opposite end.
-Check the lower hose for clogs. Remove the screw from the left side of the lower hose on the back of the unit and straighten this section of hose by pulling it down or lay unit out flat (the detent will need to be pushed twice) and roll unit on its side with the lower hose towards the top side. Look through the hose for obstructions. Push a broomstick through this lower hose to unclog.
-Check brush belt and replace if broken.

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Suction 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.

Also it may be that your motor is dying, and loosing suction power. Usually if this were the case the motor would continually get louder and louder, until it just stopped working. To test this, put the machine in the upright position, and remove the dirty water solution tank. If you look at where the dirty water tank rests, you should see a circular tube underneath of where the dirty water tank sits. Here's a picture that I took, that has this part circled: Put your finger down into this suction port and see if you can feel any suction coming through when the machine is running. If there is suction, then your problem is definitely going to be one of the above problems, and if there is no suction, this indicates a more serious problem with your motor. If you don't feel suction here, you may want to consider taking the machine into a repair place, or even consider to possibly getting a new machine at this point.
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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.


Thanks,

Chris Jones
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Why is the "dirty water" reservoir still empty after I cleaned the carpet?


Hello,

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.

Thank you very much,

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