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Hoover steam cleaner F5912-900 not sucking up water

Everything else seems to be working just fine and I've checked to see if evertyhing is attached but it's still not sucking up any water into the recovery tank.

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    water is not being sucked up

  • fastcatz007 Sep 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. There is no suction to be felt from the bottom.  Everything is on properly and was cleaned, just no suction.  Now I am left with a tankful of water on my carpet.  

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Check to make sure that the lid locked down all of the way around. If yours has a foam filter on the inside of the recovery tank lid, make sure it has at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. There is a filter, from the bottom, has a red casing, remove it and clean it. Also make sure that the removeable duct in front of the recovery tank is in place.

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