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Re: removing the hood to clean the cleaner
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=41018&thid=498921 Removing the hood to clean the cleaner Posted by bfy1952 on Apr 08, 2008 How do I remove the cleaner hood the clear see thru plastic to clean under the hood? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover F5881-900 Vacuum. There may be 2 ways to remove the top cover. There are two screws located on the bottom and there are 2 ways that might work. The clear tube on Hoover’s sometimes will swivel and that is the way to bet the clear tube unclogged, or once you remove the 2 – 4 screws on the bottom the top should lift right off, and then you can serviced your vacuum cleaner. If you have questions you can always contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or call tech support @ the Hoover @ the factory and ask for tech support. 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.
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There are 2 plastic screws that pivot 90 degrees on the top of the front nozzle. Turn them and lift off the hood. You will see the brush roll and belt. Remove the brush roll and clean off any debris or hair, also from metal caps at the ends of the roller. Be careful not to loose the 2 washers under the end caps. Place the new belt on the motor shaft that sticks out of the main body, then place the brush roll pulley against the belt and pull forward and lock the roller in position. Spin the roller by hand to make sure that the belt is aligned properly. Place the hood back on the front nozzle and turn the plastic screws to tighten. Have fun cleaning.
Do you need to clean the nozzle or do you need to do repairs inside? You only remove the hood to do repairs. For cleaning the nozzle, refer to your owner's manual as to what to do after you finish cleaning. There is a description for how to clean the nozzle.
If you need to do repair, please reply back. Thanks,
There are three screws that hold the clear plastic cover in place. Turn the machine over and remove the two silver colored screws at the outer edges of the cover. To remove the third screw, remove the dirty water tank, and you will see a screw at the top center. After the screws are out it should be easy to pull the cover off for cleaning.
3 screws to remove. Remove 2 from the bottom at the front that hold the clear plastic cover on. The other larger one is at the top by the tank. The cover comes completely off. Another way to clean that area is with pipe cleaners, coat hanger or an old thin plastic ruler with a notch cut out to grab the dirt.
there should be three screws on this unit to remove the clear plastic hood.
first, remove the dirty water container, there will be one screw there to remove. It should be rather long.
next turn the machine over, there will be 2 more screws under the corners of the front of the machine (you can see the threads through the plastic on the top) remove the two screws.
Now comes the tricky part. Turn the machine back over so that its the right side up again, you will want to pull away from the machine and up, kind of like you are going to bend the plastic up. Once you have that done the entire cover will come off.
I too have this machine. On this particular model the brushes are not removable like on the newer versions. You can either purchase a "cleaning wand" from Hoover OR create your own as follows: Simply obtain a pendaflex hanging file folder (legal size) and remove the metal rods. These rods work exactly like the Hoover wand they try to sell you. They are quite flexible and easily slide thru the clear plastic openings at base of cover. The hooked ends work wonders in removing furballs, hair and other debris that gets trapped under the cover.
The 7920 is a great little carpet shampooing vacuum. Look up manual information for detailed assembly and starting/breakdown procedures. Make certain that the carpet/floor has been vacuumed previous to cleaning with the shampooer! The small nozzle opening will get clogged with as little as a toothpick or cheerio! Step on the rear release arm pedal and drop the handle down to the floor, Pull up on the resevoir bucket handle and place the handle of the resevoir back down to open the top of the tank and fill the bladder with hot water. Replace bucket top and place bucket back into vacuum. Raise the handle until it clicks into place. Fill on board soap/shampoo dispenser by lifting out of chamber on unit and fill with appropriate Bissell or upright shanpoo cleaner. Replace unit and make certain the top is tight. Plug unit in and turn on both vaccuum switch and preheat water switch and wait approx. 2 minutes to get water hot enough to proceed with cleaning. Start by rollling cleaner onto carpet and engage trigger approx 2-3' pathway away from you and then release trigger and draw vacuum /shamppoooer back over wetted area, repeat without using water again unless heavier traffic area. Do not over wet area draw unit back and forth a few times until water runs clear thru the front clear window. Proceed to make another path along side cleaned area and so on.
Once you hear the water run out or you have finished cleaning an area then shut of heater and vacuum. release handle with foot pedal release and lift out bucket and pour out dirty water and rinse area/tank /resevoir etc. You should also clean the small red filter in the resevoir of any debris by popping out and replacing. Also, there is an onboard filter under the clear window (where spinner is located) . unscrew clear top , take out spinner device and pull out small plastic screen and rinse or blowout. Clean also the front clear cover if there is debris, by rinsing off with sprayer or wiping clean. You may also find that you have to take off the clear plastic hood window, by unscrewing two screws on either side of nozzle opening (top ) and rinse out as well. Do not, get water under unit into motor area. Place unit upright and in a warm place.. Do not let freeze if in climate that is known to freeze. Good luck cleaning!!
Nozzle Clean Out tool is NO LONGER AVAILABLE from Hoover. Hoover stopped making this part over 1 year ago, and it's not sold any more. What you'll need to do is remove the dirty solution thank, unscrew the one silver screw on the suction port of the clear window, then turn the machine upside down and remove the two silver screws on the bottom corners of the see thru window. This will then allow you to completely remove the see thru part to clean inside of it. Unfortunately with this model that's really the easiest way to do it now that the tool is no longer available.