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Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Oct 08, 2017

You may have a clog or restriction somewhere or something not assembled properly.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Oct 08, 2017

Most models have a screen under the machine or behind one of the clear covers on the front. If the screen is clogged it will restrict the airflow.
Make sure the brushes will spin freely by hand.

Hoover Steam Vac... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017

output holes plug up .

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Oct 06, 2017

SOLUTION#1 If the attachment wont spray water, the white plastic nozzle tip may be clogged. Take the brush attachment off, remove the two screws from the gray retaining cover (BE CAREFUL THE WHITE TIP UNDER THE BLACK PLASTIC TRIGGER MECHANISM IS SPRING LOADED and WILL GO FLYING). The trigger mechanism can be taken apart by lifting the black part off (may have to slide it back slightly), remove the spring from the white plastic valve insert, then take a flat screw driver and carefully pry the two white pieces apart and blow out both ends. You may have to find a hair size piece of wire to push threw it to clear it. The whole process is really simple once you take it apart and see how it works. Putting it together is in reverse order. The white piece will only go in to the black part one way and with the spring on you need to push it through the hole and the trigger part hooks on, slide it back on to the hose, then while holding it all, and put the gray retaining cover back on. Sounds more difficult than it really is. If your not mechanically inclined take some pictures as your taking it apart to refer to.
Solution#2 If the nozzle and trigger are clear, with the trigger assembly off the hose, plug the hose into the shampooer and turn it on (if the hose inside the suction hose is clear you should start seeing water flowing out the hose. If not run a piece of wire through that hose to unclog it. If its still not flowing then the Pump on the unit needs to be replaced.
Solution #3Cost Around $20 with shipping online. Google your make and model, and upholstery attachemnt pump. Mine was called AP4561692 (43582018) PUMP ASSM, from http://www.appliancepartspros.com/. (there real good about the live chat and helping you find the part).There are Youtube videos on taking apart the shampooer, which is pretty easy. The one place that might give you problems after you get down to taking the pump off, there is only one screw holding but there is on the bottom side of the pump a black bump that clips in to the base of the shampooer and you need to stick a screw driver from the bottom up and pry the base one way and pull the pump the other to unhook it.

Hoover SteamVac... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017

If the vacuum has been maintained properly and runs well it may be worth repairing. The hose is pricey but less than a new vacuum. Many new vacuums today, especially lower priced ones are very poor quality and don't last much longer than a year. It appears by the schematics of your model you can replace just the hose section or the entire hose assembly. Replacing the hose only would require removing the ends of your old hose and installing them on the new hose.

Hoover S3670... | Answered on Sep 30, 2017

You likely have a hole in the hose causing a loss of suction/vacuum in the system. Mine cracked right around the bottom nozzle. There are no electrical wires in it, so I just taped it up with black electrical tape and it worked like new for many more years.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Sep 28, 2017

It's possible the thermal reset is defective. It shuts the motor off if it gets hot. Remove the bag door and take the bag off, remove both filters and then turn the vacuum on, just leave it sit there with the motor running. This eliminates the bag or filters causing any airflow resistance. If it still shuts off after a few minutes it's likely the thermal reset is bad. Some vacuums have an external thermal reset button which can be replaced if necessary but on your model it is built into the motor and you must replace the motor. If the motor runs fine put the bag and the filter under the bag back in - (make sure the filter is clean and not restricting airflow) put the bag cover on then turn it on again. If it overheats and shuts off then you may have a clog on there somewhere restricting the airflow. If so check the power nozzle area, the hose coming from the power nozzle, the extension hose and wands for clogs or restrictions.

Hoover U6426-900... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017

I had this problem on 2 Linxes. It was caused by fine dirt buildup in the blower impeller blades, partially blocking the airflow (which results in much higher rpm's) and throwing the blower into imbalance, causing excessive vibration. I fixed it by cleaning out the dirt with a fat pipe cleaner, available at craft stores. Just remove the dirt collector, and the blower intake is exposed. It's easier if you then snip out the grill, making access more clear.
It won't prevent future dirt buildup, so it'll be necessary again.

Hoover Platinum... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017

There are three. One is under a little cover held in by a screw, It is visible if you remove the dust compartment. It is right underneath it on the vacuum

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Sep 22, 2017

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