Question about Vacuums
Check the lid on the dirty water tank. This is a very common problem. If the lid is not engaged in the tabs of the tank, the lid will not sit down properly and all the suction will leak out between the lid and tank.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
SOURCE: Hoover F5906-900 Steam Vac
Make sure that that the lid for the dirty water tank is locked on to the bucket, the other is make sure that the filter on the inside of the lid is not all the way up, needs to be a gap 1/4 inch or so.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
SOURCE: hoover steam vac
I had the same problem just before the impeller broke. Lower the handle and check the hose connection at the bottom is not broken. Turn the unit on with the handle down, then check the suction on the accessory hose, leae it disconnected. Take off the bottom container, and check the suction on the round intake tube (lower one towards the front), with the handle up and with the handle down. If the suction increases dramatically when the handle is lowered, the impeller is probably in it's self-destruct stage. (same as mine). Soon the impeller will break off, and BINGO no suction at all.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
if the dirty water lid isn't on correctly then you will not get any sucktion to **** up the dirty water. the best way to put the lid on would be to put it at a 45 degree angle. put the tabs thats on the front of the recovery tank inside the lid and push down untill you hear a click. if you can lift up on the recovery tank lid in the front, then you don't have it on correctly and it's not making a seal. hope this helps. if it doesn't write me back. try this first.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Check your filter screen insde the upper tank. if your model has a wrap around filter try to pull it down about 1/2" to maximize air flow.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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