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My Hoover 3000 is leaking right where the upper tank connects to the white hose. The tank isn't leaking it seems the connection is. The O ring doesn't look damaged, but seems loose.

I've cleaned everything and it starts to leak as soon as you snap the upper container in. Nothing leaks from the tank itself.

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Anonymous

SOURCE: leaking

My machine leaked badly BUT it was my own fault. There is a one-time only setup procedure where you squeeze the trigger and push the Clean-Surge button to lock a rod into place. Push the Clean-Surge button VERY HARD. There will be a loud SNAP which sounds like you broke something, but you didn't. I didn't push hard enough initially, all I got was a click which I thought was enough. My machine leaked so I called the help line. They told me to push the button harder, and sure enough, they were right. Until you get that snap, the Clean-Surge (which releases a little extra water-cleaner solution) is on all the time, hence the leaking

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Hoover Steamvac Widepath 6500 leaks

You didn't give your model number, but if this is a V2, you may have a crack in the tank, alot of times it is underneath the seal on the bottom. Or the plunger at the bottom of the tank is stuck open or missing.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: leaking from bottom

It is the steamvac pump that is bad. When you fill up the tank with solutions, even though it is not running the solution leaks out, and when you turn it on it sprays up and out the sides etc. Also the attachment doen't work either, no solutions comes out. Apparently the float sticks in this. My husband fixed it once, and now he can't, need a new part. Options are take it to a hoover service dealer, or I found 2 place online that sell the part. One is http://buyitnow64.stores.yahoo.net/hostrepufor5.html and the other is http://www.sweeper-city.com/ho5brstpu.html, this site if you look at different size pumps have a description of the problem: "If your Hoover Steam Vac is leaking or water will not come out of the attachment hose, then this is the part that you probably need !!!
This part is for F5914-900 model. Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Hoover Steam Vac clean water tank valve leaks

Honey! It's broke. You can manuever the little black valves out, but you will only find the hole in the clean water tank. I have the EXACT same problem. My advise to you is to take the valves, caps and handle off, sell them on EBAY and then buy you a whole new clean water tank.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Hoover steam vac clean water reservoir leaking.

take the clean water tank out and look on the bottom for a fitting that screws on make sure its tight.also inside of that fitting trhere should be a washer or an oring to keep it from leaking.if thats not the problem then your pump mightbe leaking.for that i would take it to a vacuum repairman.i hope i have been of some help.please leave feedback

Posted on May 01, 2009

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I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
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Remove hose from storage rack.

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Step 2: Step on handle release pedal (E) and
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Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
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Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
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I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

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Hi There,

I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean solution tank by pressing down on
tank handle (D) and pulling forward; set
tank aside (do not set tank on furniture2_bing.gif).
Remove hose from storage rack.

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by sliding it straight up.

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Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
until it is firmly in place.

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Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
cleaner, make sure black tabs are
extended by pulling tan collar toward
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Open door on hood labeled “Stair/
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round solution tube connector onto
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b95cee8.jpg

Step 6. The tank replaces in a hinge-like
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For full suction, it is important that
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Reverse procedure to remove hose
and solution tube.
Raise carpet cleaner2_bing.gif handle to upright
position.

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I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

Thanks again,

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I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean solution tank by pressing down on
tank handle (D) and pulling forward; set
tank aside (do not set tank on furniture2_bing.gif).
Remove hose from storage rack.

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Step 2: Step on handle release pedal (E) and
lower carpet cleaner handle until it rests
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Unlatch back part of recovery tank and
remove lid.

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Step 3: Remove recovery tank front panel (F)
by sliding it straight up.

5524d04.jpg

Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
until it is firmly in place.

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Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
cleaner, make sure black tabs are
extended by pulling tan collar toward
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Open door on hood labeled “Stair/
upholstery Cleaning Connection”. Press
round solution tube connector onto
round projection inside door. Press connector
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that it is fully connected.

b95cee8.jpg

Step 6. The tank replaces in a hinge-like
manner. Position front of lid under tabs
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Make sure lid is secure on all sides
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For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Reverse procedure to remove hose
and solution tube.
Raise carpet cleaner2_bing.gif handle to upright
position.

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I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

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I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean solution tank by pressing down on
tank handle (D) and pulling forward; set
tank aside (do not set tank on furniture2_bing.gif).
Remove hose from storage rack.

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lower carpet cleaner handle until it rests
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remove lid.

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Step 3: Remove recovery tank front panel (F)
by sliding it straight up.

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Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
until it is firmly in place.

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Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
cleaner, make sure black tabs are
extended by pulling tan collar toward
tube.
Open door on hood labeled “Stair/
upholstery Cleaning Connection”. Press
round solution tube connector onto
round projection inside door. Press connector
collar down firmly to ensure
that it is fully connected.

b95cee8.jpg

Step 6. The tank replaces in a hinge-like
manner. Position front of lid under tabs
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Make sure lid is secure on all sides
before cleaning.
For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Reverse procedure to remove hose
and solution tube.
Raise carpet cleaner2_bing.gif handle to upright
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I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

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I'll be happy to walk you through step by step how you can attach the hose to your Hoover SteamVac.

Here are step by step instructions for you:

Step 1. To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean solution tank by pressing down on
tank handle (D) and pulling forward; set
tank aside (do not set tank on furniture2_bing.gif).
Remove hose from storage rack.

23501df.jpg

Step 2: Step on handle release pedal (E) and
lower carpet cleaner handle until it rests
on the floor.
Unlatch back part of recovery tank and
remove lid.

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Step 3: Remove recovery tank front panel (F)
by sliding it straight up.

5524d04.jpg

Step 4. Replace panel with converter (G).
Slide converter halfway down opening
until it is firmly in place.

2b79b23.jpg

Step 5. Before connecting tube (H) to
cleaner, make sure black tabs are
extended by pulling tan collar toward
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Open door on hood labeled “Stair/
upholstery Cleaning Connection”. Press
round solution tube connector onto
round projection inside door. Press connector
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that it is fully connected.

b95cee8.jpg

Step 6. The tank replaces in a hinge-like
manner. Position front of lid under tabs
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tank.
Make sure lid is secure on all sides
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For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Reverse procedure to remove hose
and solution tube.
Raise carpet cleaner handle to upright
position.

7d36490.jpg


I hope that this was helpful to you in hooking up your Hoover SteamVac hose. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair, this is really appreciated.

Thanks again,

Chris J.
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