Repairing a Hoover Carpet Cleaner?

July 31, 2016

When I turn on my Hoover Max Extract 60 shampooer, it starts dumping water out of the bottom of the vacuum, it dumps the whole clean water in about a minute. Can anyone help?



September 22, 20178 found this helpful

My tank is leaking from the bottom

February 16, 201812 found this helpful

Mine just started dumping the water also..I am trying to find a has to be the gasket below where the water bottle sits. I just haven't had time to take it apart yet..when I do I will post it for you.

March 5, 201812 found this helpful

My Hoover Carpet cleaner is living puddles of water on the carpet. I have to remove the water 7 SOLUTIONS TANK WHEN I EMPTY THE DIRTY WATER CONTAINER OR ALL THE SOLUTION LEAKS OUT?

June 2, 20181 found this helpful

My bissel plus leaks water out of top tank what is the cause.

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May 18, 2021

I just bought a brand new Hoover pro clean pet carpet cleaner. The problem is I took it out of the box and it won't stay standing upright? Is there something that I'm missing here?

Seems like something's either missing to keep it locked into place or something's in the way of it to lock.


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May 18, 20211 found this helpful
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Found this comment in the Walmart reviews; might help. <Secondly, getting it to stand up and have to push down the handle release with your foot, and push the handle as far forward as possible, then let go of the release.


Once you do it a couple times, it gets easier, and you won't have to hold down the handle release with your foot any more to get it locked.>


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May 27, 20210 found this helpful
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Your Hoover pro clean pet carpet cleaner must be very sturdy in the upright locked position, without wiggling.
Check again if you assembled it correctly.

The manual says


2.1 Stand base in upright position. Push handle onto base.
2.2 Turn dial counter clockwise to LOCK position. Dial
should stop when locked and handle should feel secure.
2.3 Place clean water tank securely on handle above dirty
water tank until it snaps into place.


Maybe this video about Assembly & Review will help you:

Here someone also had this problem (Affiliate Link): "When in upright position, does this unit lock securely? Mine wiggles between top and bottom container and with minor push tilts on the ground. Normal?"

Answer: "No, that isn't normal at all. You may want to secure you containers. It should lock and stand securely. Is everything level underneath? Turn it upside down without the containers and do a visual. Other than that there is a manufacturer's contact telephone number on the booklet__you may want to call them. It should not topple over."

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July 26, 2020

How do I reattach the cleaning access latch?


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July 26, 20200 found this helpful
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It sounds like your latch could be broken and therefore it is hard for you to attach it back on the cleaner. I would suggest that you order a new part to make it easier to put it back together.


Here is a site that sells the latches that you'll need to repair your cleaner.


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July 28, 20200 found this helpful
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It sounds like your latch may be broken but difficult to know unless you know that it 'broke off'.

You might want to be sure that you can install a new latch.
Contact your local Sears Service Center and explain what happened to them and they can tell you if you need a new latch. They also have parts and their parts usually include instructions on installation.

You can also ask questions or order parts on several sites:


You may need a manual but model number will be necessary:

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November 3, 2019

I have a Hoover Spin Scrub 50. Water is leaking from the water/solution tank. How do I replace the grommet on the outside where the water tank sits and get the stick, the spring, and the grommet back inside the water tank?


November 3, 20190 found this helpful
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This is pretty handy to do. First make sure that your cleaner is unplugged, and there is no solution in the container and it dry
Check this link to watch the video and also look photos using pause


as it helps to try it
How to Assemble & Use Your Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub Carpet Washer
The link is here to check


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November 4, 20190 found this helpful
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It could be a problem with the water base assembly or the filter in the machine. If the filter is not pushed all the way up this can cause the water to leak. Check the pump assembly and make sure the hose is not cracked or leaking. If it is you should order a new one.

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December 19, 2019

My Hoover Pro Max 60 Model number FH50220 shampooer is leaking water. I fill it with clean water and detergent and it's empty in less than a minute.

It's leaving water marks on my carpet because so much water leaks out.


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December 19, 20192 found this helpful
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This sounds like you have a gasket problem with the tank and the machine. You may need to change out the gasket because they do get old and no longer seal correctly when the tank is put on the machine.

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April 13, 2020

My Hoover dual power pet max shampooer handle will not stay upright or lock into place. It's like a piece is missing?

I don't want to have to spend hours on the phone if it's not something I can fix. Has anyone had this problem?

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September 16, 2012

I have a fairly new Hoover rug cleaning machine with two containers. One is for the solution and the other is where the dirty water flows back into. The directions are quite easy and state that both containers click into place. That said, I cleaned my rug in the living room and when I went to get rid of the dirty water, that's when I noticed there wasn't any.

I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't help but wonder if my rug not only has the solution in it, but now the dirty water also? I would appreciate any help or suggestions you may have. Thank you in advance.

By GrandMa Chris


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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

I have had this problem often with mine and every time I didn't have it clicked into place. Are you sure you have it on properly? It's really easy to NOT get it clicked into place. Mine is also a Hoover. If that doesn't solve you problem I'd call the manufacturer.

January 19, 20171 found this helpful

Assure that the lid to the recovery tank is on properly. If the lid is not seated properly, the tank is unable to form the vacuum needed to suction up the dirty water.

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October 15, 2019

I've had my machine for a year or better. I went to use it one day and the roller wouldn't roll and made this loud noise. It wasn't cleaning my carpet. We took it apart to check the belt and the belt is OK. So what could be the problem? I paid too much to just let it go.

Help me please.

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August 26, 2016

My Hoover carpet shampooer is not spraying water but dripping it. Does anyone know how to fix the water/cleaner sprayer?


January 5, 20174 found this helpful

When I first got this carpet cleaner it worked fine. The second time I used it, it stopped spraying water! Called Hoover. Brought it to a dealer for repair. However, Hoover sent me a new unit. I moved and did not use my unit until several months. The same problem occured with the replacement unit!!!! I gave up and have not had success in getting the defective unit replaced!!!

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June 2, 2022

I had just fixed the belt on my Hoover carpet cleaner. It had worked perfectly fine with the hose but it wasn't working as a regular carpet cleaner obviously because the belt was broken. I took it apart, put the new belt on and all the sudden now the water completely comes out within a minute onto the floor. I didn't even press the handle or anything, it just came out and it did suck the water back up but there was a long thick plastic piece that I could not find where it would go. I have searched YouTube and could not figure out where this piece would have went.

Can anybody help me figure out how to fix this? I had let somebody use it and all the sudden it's broke and they had put bleach in it so I did clean it out but there must have still been bleach in there so now I have a half bleach carpet.

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September 12, 2015

I have a Hoover f7412900 carpet cleaner and one day the brushes stopped working.


September 14, 20151 found this helpful

It sounds like the belt that turns the brushes may have snapped. You may need to replace it.

September 14, 20151 found this helpful

It sounds like the belt that moves the brushes may have snapped. You may need to replace it.


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September 14, 20150 found this helpful

On one vacuum that I used to own, the belt would slide off. All one needed to do was open the bottom of it, and slide the belt back on. Perhaps this is all that is wrong with yours. If the belt is broken, you will find that out. If it is more than a slipped or broken belt, you likely should take it to a place that repairs this sort of machine.

September 5, 20160 found this helpful

I got a FH50130 hoover you have to pull the brushs out lower your handle and turn it on. If the shaft the brushs fits into is not turning the bearings are froze up. you have to open the gear box and spray some penetrating oil on them until the gears start turning after that put some grease on the gears and bearing.

June 23, 20170 found this helpful

I ordered and received a belt for my hover model number FH50950. My problem is replacing it. How or can you recommend someone in the Pontiac Michigan area

July 29, 20170 found this helpful

If you turn the cleaner upside down there are little arrows pointing towards the screws you need to remove. They are Star or Philips head screws. Remove ALL of the screws with arrows.
Lift off the cover. You will see the damaged belt in there. Lift off the 2 brush rollers. Put the belt over the 2 brush rollers and replace them where they were. Next, you need to stretch the belt and pull it over the the metal shaft. Pull the belt a little so that the roller turn a bit so you're sure that the belt is on correctly and then replace the cover and all of the screws you removed.
Your cleaner should be ready to go.

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April 22, 2020

My Hoover CleanJet is leaking water as soon as I fill it. Does anyone have advice on fixing it please?

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April 3, 2020

My Hoover Spinscrub steamVac cleaner just started leaking water from the bottom. Even when my lever was not off (not squirting water) the water was still leaking from the device. When I was drying the carpet with the vacuum, it was still squirting water (which made drying it useless).

Can you please let me know what I can do to fix this?

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February 19, 2019

I have a Hoover Power Scrub SpinScrub 50. Clean water will not release from the tank because a very small plastic poker that releases the water broke off The poker is not part of the water tank, but is on the plastic stand just below it surrounded by a rubber ring a little larger than a quarter.

Please let me know how to replace it or the nearest repair shop in area code 32218.


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June 5, 2017

My puppy chewed up the cord on my Hoover carpet shampooer. Can you help me with how to get a replacement?

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September 27, 2014

My shampooer is not spraying shampoo on to the carpet. I pull the trigger on the handle and nothing happens. How would you fix a problem like this?

By Harold

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August 22, 2019

How do you repair it if it is leaking water after you sit clean water tank back on machine? How do you get to top hoses?

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July 25, 2019

My Hoover carpet cleaner will not turn on. I used it about 2 months ago and it ran fine; turned off and on fine. I went to turn it on today and nothing.

I checked the outlet, cord, etc. Any ideas what it may be besides probably junk?

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June 27, 2019

I took apart a Hoover 2 tank system carpet cleaner because it made an awful noise and smelled like smoke. Now I'm trying to put it back together and can't remember where the little hoses go under the hood to the pump.

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April 25, 2019

I have the Hoover Power brush. The motor runs when I hit the switch, but when I pull the button no water circulates through the suction part. The roller is rolling and where it sucks it's sucking, but the water doesn't go down on the floor.

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February 10, 2015

No water comes out of my attachments and the water hose is not clogged. All the water goes into dirty water tank. I have a Hoover Extra 77.

By Leslie from Fort Dodge, IA


February 10, 20150 found this helpful

I don't know what type of rug cleaner my sister had, but I helped her. The attachment end needed to be "primed." I think I just held my finger along the opening or something like that. It was a couple years ago, so I don't quite remember, but it was in the manual, or probably even on the internet.

October 10, 20170 found this helpful

my hose sprayer on my hoover carpet shampoo wont spray out water/shampoo when i try clean my future what i can see without tearing apart i see no clogging hoses

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March 1, 2020

My Hoover steam vac, F7452-900, All Terrain Spinbrush, is leaking from the solution/water tank. I need to know how to fix it.

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