Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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1-3 of 3 Answers. It is best to use the Hoover cleaning solution in the Hoover – FloorMate SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner. If you decide to use another brand, just be sure not to use a solvent based cleaning concentrates in your cleaner. Also, you cannot use any type of wax in the cleaner.
WHY WON`T THE MACHINE PICK UP? The float in the dirty water tank may have been activated. Empty the dirty water tank and wait for the float to settle before re-starting the machine.
For use on bare floors or sealed wood floors. Not for use on carpets.
Operating the FloorMate

Before you wash the floors, you have to vacuum or sweep a little. After that I just turned the knob to Wash & Dry and went at it in my kitchen. On this setting you push the FloorMate to wash the floors and pull to dry the floors.

You can use any brand in this machine. I have used bissle, hoover, even a Walmart pet one. They all work great.
So, I just wanted to add this warning for anyone that stumbles across it: DO NOT USE VINEGAR IN THE MACHINE.
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
Regular vacuum cleaners are not designed to pick up water and other liquids. If you are ever tempted to run the vacuum cleaner over a puddle of water, remember that you run the risk of electrocution and serious damage to the machine.
Possible Cause: Clogged Solution Tank Filter

A clogged filter will not allow any water to be released. The Fix: Remove and inspect the filter for a blockage. If the filter is dirty, remove any buildup and reconnect to the floor scrubber. Once free of debris, the machine should begin to distribute water again.

Check your hose for any cracks or holes that can cause loss of suction. You may also have a clog in the lower hose. Pull down and at an angle to disconnect. A clog in the main hose could also be the problem.
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.

Upright carpet cleaners are much more powerful than portable cleaners, and they use wider cleaning heads to grab more dirt and water from your carpets.
“We would recommend vacuuming at least once or twice a week—and more often if we have pets—with the right tools to remove dust quickly and effectively,” Patel advises.
Many people wonder do you mop or vacuum first? Should you sweep before mopping? Mopping isn`t a one-stop shop for cleaning the floors. You should always sweep, dust mop or vacuum to remove large pieces of debris and stray hair.
Water is sprinkled before sweeping room as it help to coagulates the dust particles. Light particles after coagulation becomes heavier and settle down which also help us to remove them easily. Was this answer helpful?
Mix the Ingredients

In a spray bottle, mix one cup of distilled water, one cup of distilled white vinegar, and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.

I like to pre-treat my stains by using a 50-50 mix of the concentrated solution and water. You can add it to a spray bottle or just use your fingers to dab a bit of it on the stain. Let it sit for 5 minutes then shampoo over it.
The job of the auto scrubber is to clean the floor thoroughly so you can then disinfect as needed. Can I use hot water in my auto scrubber? No.
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.
Can I use non-Hoover solutions in my Hoover carpet cleaner? We recommend that you use Hoover solutions to ensure best user experience and no machines damage.
Create a mopping solution of ½ cup of vinegar and one gallon of warm water. Proper dilution is important, since vinegar`s acidic, abrasive properties can have a stronger effect on some materials than others—tile being one of those. When mopping, less is more; make sure to wring out your mop thoroughly after each dip.
Yes you can use your own concoction. I prefer dawn dish soap or a concentrated cleaner I use a lot rather than what comes with floormate. Instructions do come with the machine which say not to use oily cleansers in the machine.
If you don`t have a floor cleaner, you can use washing-up liquids like dish soap mixed with hot water to clean the floors. They do an excellent job at it. Washing up liquid is the way to go.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum.
Can’t find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.
ANSWER : .Vacuuming Liquids
.1. When picking up small amounts of liquid
.the filter may be left in place.
.2. When picking up large amounts of liquid
.we recommend that the filter be
.removed. If the filter is not removed, it
.will become saturated and misting
.may appear in the exhaust.
.3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
.the filter must be dried to reduce the
.risk of possible mildew and damage to
.the filter.
.4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
.predetermined level, the float mechanism
.will rise automatically to cut off
.airflow. When this happens, turn off
.the vac, unplug the power cord, and
.empty the drum. You will know that the
.float has risen because vac airflow
.ceases and the motor noise will
.become higher in pitch, due to
.increased motor speed.
.IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage
.to the vac do not run motor with float
.in raised position

It wont **** up the water anymore – Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
ANSWER : Its clogged or needs a new filter or its not sealing

My floormate isn't picking up the wet water – Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
ANSWER : I have had same problem. Had to remove both clean fluid container and dirty fluid container. Had to put clean container in first then tilt back the unit using release pedal located bottom left. Then replace the dirty fluid collection container. They are difficult to snap into place at times. Make sure that there is not a gap in plastic seam where containers meet the unit. I have had to apply firm pressure to front of fluid containers to force them to snap into place

Hoover Floormate–Does not pick up water. – Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
ANSWER : First make sure that you are getting suction from the bottom of he machine. Most of the time the squeegee is worn out which does not allow it to pick up the water like it use to. Turn over the machine and inspect .the squeegee. If it looks worn or bent then it may be time to replace .it. You may also consider replacing the filter. These are the two most. common parts that wear out.

here is a link the parts for your a .h3000 floormate

H3000 Parts

I have a 5.5 hp craftsman 20 litre wet Dry vacum . I have lost the manual. & have 2 questions 1) how do I change to wet vacum from dry? Also could i use the wet mode with some water in it and let it run while I am sanding dry wall to catch the dust in the water in the container? Thanks
ANSWER : # 1 myou just take the bag out make sure ytou sponge filter is in place athe top and turn it on the power switch just turns on ,machine ther is no wet dry switch just an empty bagless cannister is all you need make sure the ball outlet in vacumn is working it stops water from overfilling cannister # 2 just use the proper bag and attachment to vacumn up the drywall dust a good building supply store has special sanding attachments for vacumn so you can sand and vacumn at the same time

Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum: i need operation instructions for hoover H3000 flo…
ANSWER : You can download your complete manual by following the link below.
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.http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/H3000.pdf

I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum.
Can’t find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
ANSWER : No – simply remove the filter. That is the only step necessary!!
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.Hope your cleanup goes well!!
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I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don’t know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
ANSWER : If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it’s a canister or upright and are:
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
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.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.