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Internal flex suction hose is leaking

The internal flex hose (not the extension hose is cracked and leaking from too many flexes I guess. Can I repair it myself? Dealer is too far away. No insttruction in owners manual.

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  • Janetoms May 26, 2008

    I am a retired mehancal engineer who never lkes to throw anything away unless i find out why it failed or fiix it.

  • Stormi May 24, 2013

    Mine did the same thing and I am still looking for a replacement hose, until then there is this tape thats like rubber. I started from the hose about a inch or two above the split worked my way down on top of where it connects. I did it in the open position since thats when the tension is on the hose. I'm just mindful when I engage the suction and release the handle to do it not so rambunctious. I need things built out of rubber, I'm brutal on all my appliances. Hope this helps. this is the tape I picked uphttp://www.rescuetape.com/

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    The flex on my steam grime master is now very long and therefore I cannot reach the places where I would like to use it as my household plugs are too far away from the areas i.e. shower area and windows that I would like to use it on.

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The hose where it hooks to the motor unit usually splits there, if this what you are talking about, then you can replace the hose asm. Part # H-90001336
You can go to http://vacuumsuperstore.com/
and order it thru them, or call a local service shop.


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