The Hoover SteamVac F5826-900 deeply cleans carpets and upholstery with hot water and a cleaning solution and is a bit more complicated than your everyday vacuum cleaner. You will need to follow the Hoover SteamVac directions to learn how to work it, but it's easy after you get used to the process. If the parts wear down or become damaged, you can easily order new ones.
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Hoover SteamVac Directions
There are many video tutorials online that show Hoover SteamVac carpet cleaner instructions. These start by showing you the front water tank and how to remove it by pushing down the release on the top. Then, you can unscrew the round lid/container in the center and pull it out. Fill the tank to the waterline but only use hot water. Add the cleaning solution to the line in the lid/container and screw it back into the top of the tank. Put the filled tank back onto the vacuum, lock it into the washer on the bottom and feel it click into place.
To remove the dirty water tank, go to the bottom right side and find the white release button. Pull that downward and gently push back the central part of the vacuum. Pull back the two gray clips on the side and pull the dirty water tank. Take off the lid and flip the front part up if you plan to use the attachment. Next, return the lid to its place using the two clips to click it into place.
Brush Speeds and Use of the Machine
There are several brush speeds, so you can choose the one you want to use. You can use it without the attachment to steam clean your carpets or with it to get into smaller spaces and upholstery.
To use the vacuum, plug it in and step on the handle-release pedal. Turn on the vacuum and squeeze the trigger in the handle to release the cleaning solution. Moving slowly, push the vacuum over the sprayed area and overlap strokes to prevent streaking.
Where to Find Hoover Shampooer Instructions
Your Hoover vacuum should have come with an instruction manual, but you can find the instructions for a Hoover SteamVac F5826-900 online too. Even the manufacturer's manual is available, and it will have all of the information you need. It details how to unpack and assemble the vacuum, how to operate it with and without the attachments on different surfaces and how to troubleshoot any issues you have if it is not working correctly.
If you need new Hoover SteamVac parts, you can go to the Hoover website and search for what you need. Other sources for these parts include Amazon and Walmart. Prices and availability will vary, so you will want to compare these. Make sure that you order parts made for your particular Hoover model. The Hoover SteamVac cleaning solution is also sold on the Hoover website and other retail outlets. Alternatively, you can swap the solution for white vinegar, but there is no guarantee of its effectiveness, and it might damage the vacuum.
If your SteamVac is not picking up water, a Hoover customer service video can help you solve the problem. First, make sure you have installed the tank correctly by taking it back out and clicking it in place. Then, tilt the handle back and ensure that the dirty water tank is also in place. Remove the lid and check the filter for debris. If there is some, rinse it out in clear water.