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 the recovery tank lid has a foam filter make sure that it has at least a 1/4 inch gap to the top. Also did the lid lock down al around the tank? One other thing is turn it over, and you see a red frame near where the brush block is, that is a filter, pull it out far enough to clean it off.
Make sure that the lid for the recovery tank is locked down all of the way around. Sometimes it doesn't catch on the back. There also may be a foam filter inside of the recovery tank lid. Make sure there is at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. One other filter is from the bottom, it has a red frame, pull it out far enough to clean it. One other thing is the duct installed in front of the recovery tank, if not, no suction.
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.
The recovery tank lid isn't locked down all of the way around. The foam filter on the inside of the tank lid is up too far, needs at leasat a 1/4 in gap from the top. The filter screen by thye indicator is clogged. Some have a duct that sits in front of the recovery tank, either it isn't there or not pushed down all of the way.