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Hoover floormate problem

I can kind of wash my floor but the water has a hard time dispensing onto the floor, and when I go to dump the water, there is none. Only dust and hardly any of my water has been used. HELP!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    When I depress the trigger to release solution, either nothing comes out or just a trickle which is not enough to clean the floor. It vacuums up liquid fine.

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    play with the buuton in tank that dispenses solution

  • bhubbs4580 Aug 16, 2008

    My wife complains that very little of the cleaning product is dispensed. I've gone through the entire machine, and all parts are OK mechanically, but just doesn't dispense much of the solution. How can I increase the flow?

  • momurl Aug 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with m Floormate. When I pull the handle to allow the cleaner to dispense, nothing comes out. Where do I need to check the system to make sure there are no clogs?

  • Brian Ripberger
    Brian Ripberger Aug 23, 2014

    Ours quit working all together, Hoover sells junk we had this less than 6 months and the spray stopped working after 3 uses.



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I found a solution posted by someone elsewhere on this website. Try doing a search for Hoover Floormate H3000... The posted solution is as follows:

Remove the liquid dispenser and set it aside. Locate the plastic "plunger" piece in the machine that is surrounded by a black rubber circle (the one on my machine is blue/grey in color...). Place a small drop of hot glue on top of this plastic "plunger" piece and let it dry. Replace the liquid dispenser and test the machine. This solved my problem and my machine dispenses liquid properly again!

I really appreciate the original poster who posted this simple solution.

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The problem with the H3000 not dispensing water may be a subject of a free recall repair. Check an authorized dealer.

As for not picking anything up, see my "No Vacuum" post here:


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