20 Most Recent Hoover F5411 SteamVac Jr. Canister Vacuum Questions & Answers


Hoover F5411... | Answered on Mar 29, 2013

its plugged up somewhere along the hose or not connected correctly

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Jul 12, 2012

You will probably need a new pump assembly if this unit is old, ( part # 43582004 ). This part may no longer be in production, but try ebay.

Hoover F5411... | Answered on May 21, 2011

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Hoover F5411... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

First take the guard off the nozzle and remove the nozzle being careful to not let the spring fly. Now pull off the little white tip of the nozzle which less than 1 inch long. Run a needle or fine wire through the main hole running parallel to the hose and make sure you can see it at the head of the nozzel end. It is best to also blow on it to make sure any dirt particles are gone. Even a speck of dust in your solution part of the tank can easily clog it. In 90% of these vacs, that solves the problem and I have repaired at least 50 of them in the past 4 years.

If that doesn't solve it then try this:
Take the impeller on the bottom out by flipping the tank part over, and clean it. Make sure it spins well.

These Hovver Jr Steam Vacs are long lasting and very effective in cleaning spills and stains. Our janitorial company has many of them and in 5 years only one of about 60 has finally been shelved for parts only. I have replaced a few nozzles and several tank latches plus filters, hoses, and the brush and capp on the end of the hose. An additional chore that is made easy with this is defrosting a freezer!

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Oct 06, 2010

Only through a Hoover warranty/ service center if still available. If not save your hose ends and find a different hose with adaptable ends

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Nov 27, 2009

No, this assembly can only be rinsed under running water.

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Oct 03, 2009

chances are your unit is clogged with lime. Go to the hardware store and get a jug of a product called CLR which will dissolve calcium, lime and rust. Follow the directions and you will be back up and running.

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Aug 15, 2009

Its a possibility then that if the fuse has been replaced that the cable inside has either come apart or you have a broken switch. If its only a year then you should be covered automatically with Hoover's guarantee.

Hoover F5411... | Answered on Mar 06, 2009

There is one manual for the Hoover F5411 SteamVac Jr. available on FixYa.com but, when I opened it, I was not able to actually download a "copy" of the manual.
Instead, it looked like I would have to download / save all the pages of the manual as individual web pages (and then, if I wanted, convert them).

I went to http://safemanuals.com/ (also a very good site) and, although they didn't have the manual there, I was directed to the main www.Hoover.com website.
There, under "manuals," I found the manual, available for download as a pdf file.


Happy steamcleaning!


Hoover F5411... | Answered on Dec 01, 2008

The brushes are turned by a motor. No belt. It's possible the gears on the brushes have a flat spot on them which would stop them from turning under a load.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Jan 17, 2021

If you can hear the motor running it probably needs a new drive belt and if the motor isn't running there is an electrical fault that must be checked by a suitably experienced person.

Some of the older power scrubbers/polishers I have seen didn't have a belt but used a simple but substantial gear drive system that gave no trouble in my experience.

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on Jan 04, 2021

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