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Suction Problem I just borrowed the Hoover Steam Vac Deluxe w/ 5 brush agitator from my neighbor and it worked ok for the first few minutes, although the suction would stop and go. When I had enough water to dump I did it and when I put it back on it no longer sucked the water up from the carpet. She admits to having it for 15 years, but why did it have to break on me. Makes me look as though I did it!

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  • jstmylk Mar 27, 2008

    Thank you very much this was sooooo helpful. I wonder if she knows this too. I am sure she must after having it for 15 yrs! Just wished she would have told me if the suction stops...not to panice, this could be the reason. Thanks dragon640! you rock and so does this site!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    THE SUCTION WORKRD FINE AT FIRST, THEN WHEN REFILLING...


    THE WATER COMES OUT BUT WILL NOT SUCTION IT BACK UP!
    THIS HAPPENED BEFORE AND A HOOVER MAN SUPPOSEDLY "FIXED" IT...... NOW I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO TODAY.  BEFORE, THE SOLUTION DRIED BEFORE I GOT THE MACHINE BACK, REALLY DOING A NUMBER ON THE CARPET
    IT IS F5815, 059400078217.......MARY CRAWFORD 
    1-251-626-7361     thanks, thanks

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    There is no suction and the carpet is all wet... 
    There is no stopper in the way to stop the suction...
    I cleaned the heads and checked the dirty water tank to make sure it was affixed properly. Not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    the vacum won't **** back the water?

  • dw_kb2001 Mar 31, 2009

    used it on upholstery for last two days then tried using it to clean carpet hardly wetting the floor, so i went over it agian and tried to suction up water, its not picking anything up.

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Check and make sure the dirt water tank is properly on if it it is chech inside the lide to make sure the red stopper is not stuck to the top this will cut off the suction

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