Hoover Steam Vac Dual V w/ SpinScrub Vacuum\015 Whenever I attach the cleaning tool, the cleaning solution leaks from the bottom. When I turn the machine on, it spays out the side too. The machine works fine if I am not using the tool. When I am done using the tool, I have to run the vac over the carpet to **** up the leak. Not sure what is going on. Please help.\015

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If the tank is full then water will start to leak out. Place the cleaner over a sink and pull the drainage cap out underneath the tank to drain out the water. If the tank is full then water will start to leak out. Place the cleaner over a sink and pull the drainage cap out underneath the tank to drain out the water.
Air Is Stuck in Pump or Hose

If the cleaner is still not spraying despite the water and detergent tanks being full, there may be a bubble of air stuck in the pump or the hose. To fix this, you need to turn the cleaner on and lower the hose down to the floor.

A washer leaking from the bottom can cause significant damage to your home if it is not fixed quickly. In most cases, the leak will be caused by a loose or punctured drain hose, a fault with the drain pump, or a worn-out tub-to-pump hose.
The vacuum hose is the component most likely to spring a leak. Hoses get stretched farther than they should, or they become brittle and crack. To find a leak, run your fingers over the surface of the hose. You may be able to feel a bump, a rough spot, or a slit that is allowing air to leak out.
Some of the best vacuum cleaners come with a standard attachment (like an extension wand or upholstery tool) that will help you get to those hard-to-reach spots or smaller nooks where crumbs and debris get trapped.
Should the brush not rotate freely there may be debris tangled around the ends of the brush, carefully remove any obstructions or replace the brush with a new one. We recommend that you fit a new belt and brush once per year to keep your Reactive vacuum working efficiently.
If your washer drips water or fills with water when it is not turned on, the water valve on the back of your washer may have failed. This can cause water to leak from the water valve into your washer tub when the washer is turned off. In this situation, the water valve usually needs to be replaced.
Leaks from the drain filter are normally caused by of of two reasons: The manual drain hose cap is loose. The drain pump filter is not seated or screwed on properly.
A drain pan slides under your washing machine and provides the first line of defense against leaks, accidental spillage or anything that might drip from your washing machine.
Typically, a vacuum leak will cause situations like hard starting, rough idle, excessive fuel consumption, and engine codes. You might even be able to hear a leak – sometimes a whooshing or whistling sound can be heard with the engine running.
A: To determine what accessories fit your vac, you need to determine the diameter of your hose. To do this, measure the opening of the accessory end of the hose. Shop-VacĀ® brand hoses will measure roughly: 1.25″, 1.5″ or 2.5″.
32mm is the most common size used for vacuum cleaners, ducted vacuum cleaners and backpack vacuum cleaners. However some less common sizes are 35mm, 36mm or 38mm. The best way to find out what size will fit your vacuum cleaner is to measure the INTERNAL diameter of one of your old vacuum cleaner tools.
Upholstery Tool: The upholstery tool has a small, flat head and powerful suction, this attachment works well on fabric surfaces such as mattresses, couches, chairs and other fabric based pieces.
One of the most common causes of washing machine leaks is the door seal/flange. The door is used a lot so often the seal gets ripped or torn, letting water leak down either inside or externally down the front of the machine. On front-loading washers, check for moisture around the outside of the door seal.
Water leaks caused by plumbing problems or inadequate drainage after a significant rainfall can result in water seeping through the slab foundation and soaking the carpet padding or wetting baseboards. If you notice damp spots in your carpet or baseboards, you may suspect a slab leak.
If your washer drain hose or pipe is damaged, this could easily be the source of your leak. You may also want to consider the possibility of a clog. A clog in your washer drain line or in the drain beyond the washer outlet may be causing a backup which can result in puddles.
Water leaks caused by plumbing problems or inadequate drainage after a significant rainfall can result in water seeping through the slab foundation and soaking the carpet padding or wetting baseboards. If you notice damp spots in your carpet or baseboards, you may suspect a slab leak.
Water leaks caused by plumbing problems or inadequate drainage after a significant rainfall can result in water seeping through the slab foundation and soaking the carpet padding or wetting baseboards. If you notice damp spots in your carpet or baseboards, you may suspect a slab leak.
If your washer drain hose or pipe is damaged, this could easily be the source of your leak. You may also want to consider the possibility of a clog. A clog in your washer drain line or in the drain beyond the washer outlet may be causing a backup which can result in puddles.

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Hoover steamvac when I use it it leaks out of bottom. when it off an water in tank leaks out of bottom,when its off an I pull the triggar it flows big time out of bottom. tank doesnt leak when off sitting with water in it
ANSWER : Let me start out with an apology. I did not ask my question very well – and you did not answer it as I needed.
.If you wish, we MAY be able to communicate in your native language. We can do most indian languages, Turkish, Ukranian and some Russian – as well as Spanish. If any of those are easier for you – please feel free to use any of them.
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.The Machine storage tanks are 2 – one clean water, one dirty water.
.I understand that, when OFF, no leaks happen.
.I understand that when on a leak comes from “the side”. Also, water comes from the bottom.
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.So, water comes out near the bottom brushes (even without trigger). Then, with trigger, MUCH water comes out near bottom brushes. Am I correct so far?
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.Water out the side concerns me. I am guessing that the bottom of the clean storage tank may have a small leak.
.I am also guessing that the trigger valve (located in the small opening behind the black rubber seal that the clean water tank rests on) is not closing all of the way – or is broken (cracked).
.
.Can you please remove the clean water tank and inspect the trigger valve with a torch (flash light). Can you see it open/close as you operate the trigger? Is it broken, cracked, or dirty?
.If yes then it must be replaced. If no, the the storage tank is bad and must be repaired.
.
.You inspect all of these things and you should be able to determine the failure. THEN, I an help you repair the failed item.
.-Jim (Raleigh, NC – USA)

How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment so I can clean my couch?
ANSWER : Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11557&thid=579274
.How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment…
.Posted by rottylvr on May 08, 2008
.I have a Kirby Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner that I know how to use, all except the attachment that I am not sure about. I am not sure if it is a vacuuming attachment or can I attach it and use it to clean my couch, I do not have the user guide for my vacuum as I got it from my son’s ex girlfriend in lieu of money she owed me. It looks like it should be used for shampooing things like stairs and furniture, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out! Can you please help me? Tell me how to attach it if it is supposed to be used to clean stairs and furniture or tell me where I can find the user guide to look at and see how to use it……Oh by the way I have a 160 pound rottweiler that tries to live on my furniture and my couch is in desperate need of cleaning, this is my only day off and I have spent all day cleaning carpets due to my dog and would love to clean my couch before returning to work and putting my dog in the back yard now that it is warm enough for him to be outside all day.
Thanks,
Desperate to reclaim her couch


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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. My suggestion is that you contact the Kirby Co in Cleveland listed below and they will instruct you either to down load a owner’s manual or they will mail one out to you, there might be a local Kirby dealer in your area that might have a manual as well. Also, there is a separate shampoo head that will be in the owner’s manual, you remove the vacuum head and bag assm and attach the shampoo head, make sure you use genuine Kirby shampoo for the carpet. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

.http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
.Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
.Mail To:
.Consumer Relations
.The Kirby Company
.1920 West 114 Street
.Cleveland, OH 44102
.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Leaking My new hoover steamvac with clean surge is leaking. As soon as I fill liquid into vaccum cleaner, it leaks withing 2-3 minutes. It makes my whole carpet wet…

Sangeet

ANSWER : 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

Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2
ANSWER : Http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/F7452900.pdf.Heres a link to the manual if you dont have one, Ive emailed them and they gave me the same solutions that are on page 17...? Make sure tank is securely locked in.position.? Clean water tank or detergent.container empty.? Refill container according to instructions.for surface being cleaned.? Recovery tank lid not on.correctly.? Make sure lid is firmly in place.? Valve cap clogged.? Remove and clean valve cap (see following.instructions).1. Remove clean water tank..2. Turn valve cap (A) counterclockwise.and remove..Soak valve cap in warm water for at.least 15 minutes. Wipe cap dry..3. Align slots (B) on cap with tabs (C) in.opening..Turn cap clockwise to tighten.

I have a Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner. I loaned the cleaner to my son, who lives 3 hours away from me. My son returned the Steam Cleaner to me on Easter Sunday. My son failed to return the Owner’s Manual. I need to clean my ottoman. I have never used the upholstery & stair cleaning tool. Would you be able to e-mail me the instructions for this chore? My e-mail address is: [email protected]. My name is Kay. Thank you!
ANSWER : Hi,

I would be glad to send that. But, you never Mention the Model Number and there are Various Models introduced by Hoover.

Let me know the Manual and within Few Minutes, i would be able to send you one more email which would have the Manual Details.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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My steamvac leaks from the clean water tank
ANSWER : Try to look for small holes or cracks and even the tank.use clamps to make sure your hose is firmly attached.

Hoover steamvac F7226900. Bottom of clean fill tank cracked, how do I take off the black plastic piece around the bottom of the tank without breaking it? Thanks!

Hoover Steam Vac clean water tank valve leaks
ANSWER : A) make sure that there is not a place for a stair attachment. If
.there is make sure air is not leaking through where the attachment goes
.on because of damaged or misplaced fitting.
.
.b) some steam vacs leave water behind them and **** up in front of
.them. If you just walked forwad with the steam vac nothing would be
.sucked into the tank.
.
.c) try taking your finger off the trigger and using the steam vac. If
.the tank still empties the trigger is stuck open.
.
.d) try putting clean water in the dirty water tank only and using it on
.a dry rug. If water goes somewhere from the dirty water tank you have
.a leak.
.
.e) take apart what you can and look at the parts. A good visual
.inspection can solve many of these types of problem if you are careful
.not to miss anything.