Hoover F5810 SteamVac Upright Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Keep it simple.

In many cases, using plain water in your carpet cleaning machine is enough to flush out soil and dirt. You can even add a bit of dishwashing detergent to help freshen the carpet. (Dishwashing soap with grease-cutting capabilities can even help remove certain oil-based stains.)

When you vacuum water, you could damage your vacuum`s motor, risk electrocution, and make a huge mess. Unless your vacuum is a wet/dry vacuum rated for water, you should never vacuum water.
Once you get your steam cleaner put together and the necessary hoses and nozzles ready to go, you will always need to fill the machine with water. After all, that`s where the steam is made!
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.
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.
Your Vax carpet cleaner may not be picking up water because the machine has picked up too much grime, and has become blocked up. Check around the head of the carpet cleaner for anything obvious that might make the suction on the Vax weaker, or look for clumps of hair that could be caught in the bristles.
Yes, you should keep cleaning the carpet until the water is clear. This will ensure that your carpets are clean and free of dirt, dust, and other allergens. However, you should be careful not to scrub too hard or use too much water. Doing so can damage the carpet and lead to more stains in the future.
Mix equal parts hot water and vinegar and pour in your carpet cleaner`s reservoir tank. Clean your carpets as per your cleaner`s instructions. Yes, vinegar might leave a temporary pickle smell in your home but it dissipates and disappears as your carpets dry.

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The Hoover Steamvac Widepath will NOT pick up water. The dispenser with cleaner DOES have water. The TANK that would receive the dirty water is NOT full. All tanks are on properly and the machine will still not pick up the used water. I found a tear in the interior hose leading to the receiving tank and repaired throughly with electrical tape. Still will not pick up the water. Any suggestions?
ANSWER : Sounds like a clogged air path (no vacuum action) from the floor pick-up to the collection tank. Take the tanks off and deal with the vacuum problem alone. The collection tank should have a air exit vent–is it clear? Check the interior hose that you repaired–is it clogged? Remove the bottom plate and inspect the air path from it. Because this machine deals with water, clogs can become like concrete! Hope this helps!

Hoover SteamVac Model F6056-900 SteamVac/SpinScrub. Indicator light and high pitch suction noise indicates that dirty water tank is full. However, water level indicator (yellow bobbing plastic thing) is at the bottom of the tank and there is no water in the tank. Have check all the hoses for clogs, none found. Checked water port from motor area to receptacle tank for clogs, none found. Fixed broken hose to upholstery wand with duck tape, (wire not broken, just cracked plastic hose). The onl
ANSWER : There are 2 filters, make sure they are clean, one is on the tank lid, the other is from the bottom, it is red, pull it out and clean it. If yours has a foam filter on the tank lid covering the yellow ball, make sure there is at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. Also make sure that the lid in on and secured tightly.

Can’t find info for hoover steam vac spin scrub model # F5905900 on Hoover website, doesn’t show that model number at all…looking for mesh (kind of cone/cylinder shape) that goes in dirty water tank (I think) and also the tool (wand) that slides into front to clean it out. It doesn’t pull all the water up very well and the filter has been missing for some time. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it or not. As far as the wand tool goes, I have taken the cover off at this point and
ANSWER : The cleanout tool is part # 43514001. The filter is # 90001398. Be sure to leave a 1/2 inch gap between the top of the filter and the bottom of the lid. If you need a manual, try model F5914-900 0r F5912-900 on Hoover.com

HOOVER VACUUMS MY MOTHER’S WORK, MERRY MAIDS, USES ALL HOOVER VACS. THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT-UPRIGHT-BAGGED VACS. I TRY TO FIX THEM WHEN THE MAIDS BREAK THEM; BUT, I’M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH A BURNING SMELL AND ONE MOTOR EVEN SMOKES. I’M NOT SURE THE MODEL. CAN YOU HELP? THANK YOU…..
ANSWER : Go to thehooverstore – this site lists a whole bunch of hoover machines, exploded diagrams and parts lists.

I have a Hoover Platinum carpet cleaner, and it has stopped dispensing cleaning agent and water. This model has a separate tank for water and separate tank for shampoo dispensing. It also has a power hand unit that dispenses shampoo. All along the hand unit has continued to dispense shampoo. Symptom #1, the water tank seemed to be taking on shampoo, as it was getting sudsy. Symptom #2 – On wash mode, nothing would come out, on Rinse mode, sudsy water would come out. Later, symptom #3 – not
ANSWER : Somewhere on the outlet is a control tap thats driven by a rubber band and something is up with this control ,best advice here is put it in the boot of the car and take iot to a hoover dealer ,they will do it seconds for you

My water squirts out fine, but the same head which squirts the water has quit sucking it back up! So now I have a ton of water in my carpet (where the dog threw-up) and no way to get it dry
ANSWER : Look to see if there are any obstructions in the suction path,If the motor is not working,check to see if power is getting to the motor from the switch,and go from there,check all connections,and the power supply(cord)If I can help,any more,please let me know more about the machine,cordless,or corded,two piece,or what,thank you,I will be on here a while.

I have a bissell quickwash 1950-e. I bought it Jan. 2006, and have only used it 8-10 times, I live in a very hard water area, so I though if I put some vinegar in with the cleaning solution it would get rid of any hard water deposits, unfortunatly the solution went lumpy in the tank and stoped spraying out water, I have opened it, hose clean, sprayer not blocked, x at bottom of water container when depresed water trickles out, component that opens the x when water container placed, also ran wate
ANSWER : Hard to say what is causing your problem, replacing the cap and insert on the water tank may help, part #2041111, even tho it may trickle out water when depressed, they can still be bad. The other thing would be the rod not relesing the water like it should. The big draw back to this model is Bissell has obsoleted all of its parts and most are no longer available. Might be wiser to buy new.

My water squirts out fine, but the same head which squirts the water has quit sucking it back up! So now I have a ton of water in my carpet (where the dog threw-up) and no way to get it dry!
ANSWER : This is a problem with these machines. There is an elbow in the unit that goes from the rotor brush assembly to the suction hose. Since you have a dog, there is a ton of dog hair that is blocking the elbow and reducing the suction. You can take it apart and clean it if you feel like you can.