Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum\015 I was using my steamvac and it was working fine. Then all of a sudden there was NO water and NO cleaning fluid being dispensed. I went thru the manual and found that I had to clean a screen inside a red holder under the cleaning brushes. I cleaned the screen and cleaned out the area under the cleaning brushes. I also cleaned all the plastic attachments that are mounted on the top of the machine. Still no water and no cleaning fluid. What did I miss?\015

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Description. The SteamVac® with CleanSurge® Carpet Cleaner has powerful, rotating brushes that groom carpet fibers from all sides to lift away dirt and grime. Now, you can clean carpets and upholstery without the hassle of renting a machine.
Although Hoover of course recommend their own detergent, we are using a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water, with a few drops of essential oil (tea tree oil) in it to improve the fragrance. This has worked well for us and is very inexpensive.
Although vacuum cleaner and the short form vacuum are neutral names, in some countries (UK, Ireland) hoover is used instead as a genericized trademark, and as a verb. The name comes from the Hoover Company, one of the first and more influential companies in the development of the device.
Some carpet steam cleaners use a combination of water and steam. These will be two tank machines, which collect water too. These are often better at stain removal than models which purely use steam. A carpet cleaner, on the other hand, uses water and carpet shampoo to remove a stain or general dirt.
Although some carpet steamers and cleaners have a suction mechanism to remove the cleaning fluid and water from your carpet after cleaning the area, you should only use them for steaming or cleaning a carpet and never use them like a vacuum cleaner.
The beauty of steam cleaning is that it effectively trades heat for chemicals without sacrificing strength. When used correctly, what a steam cleaner is used for is to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. It`s a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, all-natural way to clean your home from top to bottom.
I boil the water and pour it in carefully—boiling hot. Most home cleaners do not use the power of boiling water, but I do. I have done this for 14 years now, and without any problem.
You can use most carpet shampoos in any type of carpet cleaning machine. However, some solutions may have specific requirements, such as an upright or water-based machine.
A steam cleaner uses hot water vapor and a cleaning solution to displace and extract dirt, dust, and tough stains on your carpet. A vacuum uses an electric motor to suck dirt, dust, and hair from your carpet and hard-surface floors.
A vacuum cleaner is designed for dry debris and a carpet cleaner is for stains. For example, a carpet cleaner is better suited for a pet stain, but a vacuum should be used to tackle their loose fur. In instances where you need to clean a mixed medium like mud, it`s safer to use a carpet cleaner.
PowerDash™ is designed to make carpet cleaning/washing easier and faster and is not intended for use as a vacuum.
Because steam cleaning uses high temperatures, it actually destroys bacteria, viruses, and allergens, which makes it a much more effective cleaning method than others that provide only superficial aesthetic benefits.
Steam is perfect for carpets, as it is often capable of delivering results without a reliance on caustic cleaning chemicals. Superheated steam is directed exactly where it is needed. And the latest steam cleaners use the optimum amount of water, ensuring your carpet isn`t completely drenched afterwards.
Our testing has found that all steam mops remove stains fairly well, with marginal differences, and are likely slightly better than a regular mop and bucket due to the heat and vapour produced by the steam.
In a nutshell, indeed, vacuum first! Before using a steam carpet washer or cleaner, the carpet should be vacuumed thoroughly with a standard household vacuum cleaner. This would get rid of any small soil particles as well as any gravel or sand that has made its way through the building.
Typical steam cleaners can use anywhere from 1000 to 1800 watts. (For comparison sake, a typical lamp uses about 60 watts, while a typical computer uses about 365 watts).
If you are struggling with floor cleaning, you should really look into getting a steamer. A steam cleaner or a steam mop is perfectly safe to use on variety of floors. You can apply steam on hardwood floors, tile floors, and laminate flooring. Steam cleaning will leave all kinds of floors looking shiny and brand new.
A. No, you should not use steam on your face every single day. Although the benefits of steaming face are far too many, steaming everyday can prove to be slightly harsh as the pores will not have enough time to close. Therefore, limit the process to 10 minutes once a week for best results.
When deciding how often to steam your face, consider your skin type. People with oily skin tend to benefit from facial steaming the most, so you can probably get away with doing it two or three times per week. If your skin is dry, stick to steaming once per week to avoid over drying.
After you get out your carpet cleaner, fill the clean tank to the line with hot (not boiling) tap water. Hot water does a better job cleaning than cold but, if you boil it, you run the risk of melting parts of your carpet cleaner. Add formula to the tank according to the bottle directions.
“Most experts agree, hot-water extraction does the most complete job of removing all soils.” If carpets are more effectively cleaned using hot water, helping to protect IAQ, then one of the goals of green cleaning—protecting human health—has been accomplished.
Therefore, to clean up those muddy messes or spilled Kool-Aid, you need to vacuum at least every few days, if not daily. Shampoo or steam clean your carpets at least every 6 months and consider having a professional cleaning service come in every 12-18 months to make sure your carpets stay fresh.
Keep it simple. If you`re cleaning carpets to remove dirt, sand or soil tracked in from outdoors, you may not need strong solvents or cleaners to get the job done. In many cases, using plain water in your carpet cleaning machine is enough to flush out soil and dirt.
Laundry Detergents aren`t Formulated for Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning solutions are specifically formulated to clean and not damage the machines they`re used in and the material they`re treating. Laundry soap is designed to be used in washing machines to clean clothing.

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Hoover steam vac v2, brushes won't turn. – Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Hello,

The Hoover SteamVac’s are notorious for .this exact problem. There are several things that can be causing this .probelm.

First, what you’ll need to do is take the brush block .out of the machine. To do this there are 4 clips on the brush block. You. will need to turn the machine upside down, and pull down on the brush .block to where it won’t pull out any farther. There are 4 clips, 2 on .top, and 2 on the rear of the brushes. (See picture I have circled one .of the clips in red). Simply press these .clips at the same time, and pull the brush block out of the machine. I’d. say that 60% of the time that I see this problem, the main issue is .that the brushes just need to be cleaned. If you have pets in the home, a. lot of the time the pet hair will just be lodged inside the brushes, .will prevent them from spinning. Use a pressurized water hose with spray. nozzle is ideal) and spray each brush with water to dislodge any pet .hair. You should be able to get these brushes spinning when you spray .them. Spray each brush until the brushes are spinning pretty fast. .Re-insert the brushes into the machine, and test to see if the cleaning .has fixed your problem. If the cleaning still fails to fix the problem, .take the brushes back out of the machine.

One you have the .brushes out of the machine, the first thing you should look at the brush. stem that goes into the turbine inside the machine. This is the green .pole pictured in middle of the brush block. Examine this pole to .determine if the top of it has broken off. It should exactly how the picture shows it. .Make sure that the plastic has not broken.

If the pole has .broken, you will simply need to replace the brush block. If the pole is .not damaged, the next thing to try is to turn the machine on while you .have the brushes out. Look inside the machine, where the pole goes into .the turbine (also important, make sure the switch for the brushes is .turned to “Rotating Brush Speed Hi), this female receptacle should spin .when the machine is turned on. It is important the try this when the .foot pedal is released, and the handle down, and not in the upright .position, as there is an internal switch that shuts the brushes off when. the machine is in the upright position.

If you notice that the .female receptacle where the brush pole is inserted is spinning, then .your turbine is fine. If this part is not spinning, then most likely you. will need to replace your turbine.

I hope this helps you with .your problem. If not, please feel free to request a repair clarification. and I’d be happy to walk you through the diagnosing. I also can provide. you with a blown up parts schematic to your machine, please just get .the model number off the back of the machine and provide, and provide me. with the full model number. I would be happy to provide any technical support .you need, just request a clarification on the repair.

Chris. Jones

Hoover V2 SteamVac
ANSWER : Under the detergent side, there is a metering plate,(located on the machine) which can be removed. ensure that this is installed. have you verified whether the machine will dispense detergent only without any water in the water tank?

Hoover Steam Vac Instruction Manual – Hoover F7220900 SteamVac V2 Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Hello,
Here is a link that will download a manual. It is for model F7222900 but should work with your machine.


I hope this helps.

Hoover SteamVac My Hoover Steamvac won’t pull out the water when I try and clean the carpet.  Is there a way I can figure this out on how to fix it? Annette [email protected]
ANSWER : My Hoover Steamvac won’t puo=ll out the water when I try to cleean the carpet. What do I need to do?
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Dirty water not returning in hoover steamvac – Hoover SteamVac Carpet/Upholstery Deep Cleaner Vacuum
ANSWER : Recovery lid not on correctly

Hoover steamvac dumping water – Hoover Steamvac F5860-900 Vacuum
ANSWER : Take out the tank and emty it

Hetty hoover not working. It was working ok until I opened it up to search the bag for a missing jigsaw piece and I put it all back and I hoovered the mess on the floor, then switched off and switched on and hoover would not work? Is there a cut off button on Hetty hoovers?
ANSWER : Know cut off switch, its just not getting power ? 2 things its ether at the wall plug or in side the unit. I have never found a fuse in side them , so it may be just a lose wire did you try other plugs in the house . good luck DFD

SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum: Is it ok to use the hoover steamvac on tile floors…
ANSWER : Yes, your Steam VAc will work on tile floors. You’ll want to remove the rotating brushes and install the Bare Floor Tool attachment – Hoover part number 48417003