Recovery Tank red float disk rising to top when no water is in recovery tank
In reading my manual, I have cleaned the filter and made sure the recovery tank is in the correct position yet the red float disk keeping rising to the top even when there is no water in the recovery tank. Help!!!!! The other cause states that there may be blockage in the tool on end of hose. I have rarely used the the upholstery hose so don't feel that is my problem. Can you recommend anything else I might do to get the recovery tank to accept water without the float disk rising? Thank you. - Marianne
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Your cleaner should have a foam sock around the float cage in the recovery tank. Remove the foam sock and rinse it out with clean water. If these are very dirty, they may cause the airflow to be disrupted, causing the float to raise prematurely.
The tank has an automatic shutoff float (red) that will stop the suction if the water level gets too high. this can also happen if the tank is not level or clean as the float can bounce around and jam at the top. I've actually had this one happen). I would make sure the float is down during the cleaning and see if the suction comes back. if not, please provide more details and we'll get 'er fixed!
If this has a foam filter on the bottom side of the recovery tank lid, make sure there is at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. Also check the filter from the bottom, it has a red frame, clean it off it covered over. The other thing that will cause this is that the lid for the recovery tank is not locked down all of the way around.
Depending of your model, some have a duct that sits in front of the recovery tank, if yours has this, is the duct in place? Most have a foam filter on the inside of the recovery tank lid, make sure that there is at least a 1/4 in gap from the filter to the top of the tank lid. There is another filter you can get to from the bottom, it has a red frame and you can pull it ou far enough to clean it. One other thing is that the tank lid isn't latched in the back of the tank. Any of these will cause no suction.
Make sure that the lid on the recovery tank is locked down all of the way around. Sometimes the back side isn't locked in. If the lid has a foam filter on it, make sure it has at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top of the filter to the top of the tank. There also is a filter from the bottom, it has a red frame, pull it out far enough to clean it. Also some of these had a duct that sits in front of the recovery tank, if not there, then no suction.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40664&thid=657597 Automatic shut off Posted by clean mama on Jun 09, 2008 When the recovery tank is full the yellow float disc is supposed to raise to the top of the tank lid... it does not. Other than that, the machine is working fine... Ever since I hooked up the hose and attachment to clean some upholstery, now that I am back to cleaning carpet... I have this issue with the yellow disc Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover F5912-900 Upright Steam Vacuum. The yellow disc is supposed to act like a float when the water raises the yellow disks will let you know the water recovery tank is full, and not actually turn off the system. You may want to check with your local vacuum dealer to see if the yellow disk is broken or find out why it is not working correctly. So if you need further assistance, 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.
Check to make sure that the lid locked down all of the way around. If yours has a foam filter on the inside of the recovery tank lid, make sure it has at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. There is a filter, from the bottom, has a red casing, remove it and clean it. Also make sure that the removeable duct in front of the recovery tank is in place.
the most common problem is the recovery tank. Most often the square piece of plastic that attaches to the side of the recovery tank is not snapped in-- it comes loose when you dump the tank. Take off the lid, pull the clear plastic sqare (about 4 inches by 5 ) that is attached on the OUTSIDE of the recovery tank and snap it back into place.
2nd make sure the rubber rim is clean and free of debris
3rd attach the lid with the hinges on the back first then snap down the lid
4th make sure the yellow float is down on the bottom (this is inside the filter inside the recovery tank)
5th put the recovery tank in the machine FRONT FIRST (where the two round peices of plastic are)then back, snap the sides back to lock the tank in place.
If these things dont work....make sure your not clogged with debris on the top (but I am sure you would have seen this before doing all the rest!)