Question about Hoover F5858-910 SteamVac Vacuum

2 Answers

Hoover z400 clogged

I have a Hoover z400 and the suction hose seems to be clogged at the base where the vacuum head pivots. There is no suction when I run the unit on the floor, but if I detach the hose and use the hose with attachments there is perfect suction. I have tried to remove debris with a coat hanger (carefully) and have had little luck due to how the plastic is molded where the debris travels. I hope this is descriptive enough. Please help!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • haywhitdad Dec 15, 2008

    My Z400 does the exact same thing: lots of suction through the tube but when I insert the tube into it's rest the suction does not transfer to the floor area. I believe there is a trap door that is opened when you insert the handle tube into the machine. This essentially closes off the tube which causes the motor to speed up because it is not able to **** from anywhere. The trap door is probably stuck closed. I have not taken enough of mine apart to get to the door, but that is my next step. Stay tuned.

  • spkomix Dec 24, 2008

    Same here....wondering if this "trap door" is supposed to open when it's on and it's just not functioning properly? If there is a clog, it's nothing we can feel or get too, it seems to be cleaned out completely, just blocked by plastic. Help!

  • chris276 Jan 28, 2009

    Where is this flap that you speak of?  I am having a similar problem.  I can never get much in the way of tube suction but the floor suction is fine.  I've tested the hose for leaks & have found none.


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

So, we removed the plastic flap which appeared to be stuck in the upright position allowing the hose and attachments to work, but not the base. Now it is working, but we will have to put the flap back to get the rest of it to work if we can't figure out how to fix the problem. Not a total solution, but now at least I can vacuum the carpet without using the little attachment!

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

  • Zingger Mar 10, 2012

    How did you remove the plastic flap????


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,673 Answers

There should be a bottom plate covering the brush roll that you can remove, if you can't dig out the what is in there, try using your hose and suck it out from the bottom, maybe you will be able to get it out.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Just seems to blow bits around rather than suck

Hi, it's Allie from Crucial Vacuum.

There are a few things that may be causing your vacuum to lose suction. When filters need to be washed or changed, this may cause a loss in suction. Depending on the use of your vacuum, filters need to be changed every 3 to 6 months. If your unit has washable filters, these should be cleaned every 2 to 4 weeks, to maintain the highest filtration and suction in your unit.

If the filters have been properly changed and/or washed, the problem may be caused by a clog in your floor nozzle hose. Most upright units have short hose that connect the floor base to the motor, this hose can easily get clogged and cause loss of suction. You may check the hose by un-clipping it from your unit and cleaning the inside with a damp cloth.

If the problem still persists, you may need to check your unit's brushroll, also known as roller brush or agitator. Check to see if your brushroll is spinning properly, if it has any hair strands tangled or any debris remains that is preventing it from running properly.

You can purchase direct your replacement Hoover vacuum parts from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for readers, use code: FIXYA10

I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

Alejandra (Allie) Sepulveda-Rivera
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care

Aug 13, 2014 | Dyson Dc50 Ball Multi-Floor 2-Tier...

1 Answer

Red light indicator comes on with suction only

Hi there Christy! It sounds like you possibly have a clog in your main hose. To check the hose for clogs remove the hose completely from the vacuum from both ends. Use a broom stick or something similar to loosen and remove any clogs from the hose. Remove the bottom plate and the brushes. Use a wooden spoon to gently break up and remove any clogs from the lower hose. Hope this helps!

Jun 16, 2014 | Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless...

1 Answer

Why would a Hoover Windtunnel have no suction?

It could be clogged at the head or throat, or you might have a hole in the hose. Unplug the hose; if you're getting suction where the hose plugs in then the problem is in the hose or the head. If you're not getting suction where the hose plugs in then the problem is in the body, probably the throat. If the problem is in the hose or head, detach the hose from the head and check for suction at the end of the hose. If there's not suction there, then you've got a clog or a hole. If there is suction there, then you've got a clog in then head.

May 20, 2014 | Vacuums

1 Answer

My Hoover upright U5472-900 runs but there is no suction at all. I have taken it apart and thoroughly cleaned it.

Turn it on. Detatch the cleaning tools handle from it's mount. If it still has no suction, you have a plugged hose. Everything your vacuum does goes through that long hose. Take the 2 screws off where it attacvhes to the unit, then gently push a broom handle through it to release/loosen the clog. You should be able to see through the hose from end to end. Toys, tissue and pine needles are big culprets of clogged hoses.

Aug 31, 2011 | Hoover U5472-900 Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

The hose will no longer suction on my hoover u6485900. The vacuum doesn't seem to be sucking when it's upright either.

First take the hose of the vacume and make sure you are getting suction where the hose attaches to the machine. If you are then there is a clog in the hose. Try to shake the hose to hear if something is stuck in there or take the brush off the hose and look in the hose for obstruction.

Mar 11, 2011 | Hoover U6485900 Bagged Upright Vacuum

3 Answers

My 5200 hoover spin scrub all of a sudden stopped sucking in mid clean.i took the front clear cowling off and checked for blockage but couldnt see anything.there is nothing to these thiings,they are...

Most likely your vent for the suction container is plugged or the suction hose can of or is broken at the connection to the tank nozzle (very common on these. Clean the machine thoroughly, and check that all hoses are tight and connected.

Aug 01, 2010 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

1 Answer

When I switch it on the plastic compartment which holds the bag starts to be sucked in towards the bag and there is no suction at the end of the hose

Your Hoover U5076 has a clog. Fist unplug the vacuum from the wall socket. Remove the attachement hose from the door on the head, close the door. Remove the screw just below the main bag compartment, with a phillips or flat head screw driver. Be sure not to loose the nut in back. Hold the base down with your foot and pull up on the handle to sperate the two pieces. The lower portion revieled is the exhaust for the dirt from the motor and that is where your clog should be. Use a flat head screw drive to remove what is there so you have a clean path. If there is no clog there check the up portion that you pulled off for a clog, you may need a coat hanger to dislodge the clog. Once the path way is clear you can reassemble the vacuum and it will work fine.

Apr 20, 2010 | Hoover Turbopower Dual U5076 Vacuum

1 Answer

Loss of suction!

you can tell if the vacuum is not run properly by the sound and no suction. check all the hoses and line, more likely is clog up and it the only reason why any vacuum cleaner seem to run louder and run hot due to the line is clog. check the hose line at the bottom of the base where the suction located with the pickup brush; it tend to get clog at the base.

Nov 23, 2009 | Dyson Vacuums

1 Answer

How do I find clogs and dirt stuck in hoses. My


The best way that I know of is to remove the base plate and beater bar, then to inspect and clean the suction cavity behind it. They almost always plug up in there.
Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 03, 2009 | Hoover U8311900 WindTunnel 2 Vacuum

1 Answer

Hoover windtinnel suction problem

the intake hos at the bottom might be clogged.first take all the filters out and disconnect the hos completely from the vacuum,then check and see if you have suction.the intake hose is the clear looking one at the bottom that wrapps itself up from the base to the backside of the can use a coat hanger to push out the clog if there is one just bend the tip till its it down into the intake hose from the back.after removing the hose and the filters you should have suction.just make sure all the filters get cleaned .you can blow out the hose with a garden hose

Apr 02, 2009 | Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hoover F5858-910 SteamVac Vacuum Logo

Related Topics:

727 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hoover Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Roger Potts

Level 3 Expert

694 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Are you a Hoover Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides