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35 reviews | 3.4 out of 5
I ordered this Hoover vac after a lot of research. I ordered it on a Thursday and received it on Saturday. So shipping was great and free! Upon openin the box, the unit was dirty, smelly, and the packages inside were already opened. This made me really mad so I emailed Walmart and told them. They immediately sent out a new one which was in a little better shape. Odors it work yes! The instructions make it more difficult to use than it needs to be but do read them. It will be worth it in the end. For $100 I'm so glad I found this vac. It works perfect at getting out even old stains.
I wasn't expecting much due to the price but this thing works pretty darn good and I like that it has an attachment for upholstery. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and for accidents this attachment works great. It's not as durable as I had hoped and it may not last as long as I'd like but with tender loving care I am sure I can get my money's worth out of it. For someone on a budget, I would recommend this vac.
Does a decent job as decribed.
The two separate tanks is a definite plus and easy to use.
I believe it does a better job than a Rug doctor.
SteamVac and “Heated cleaning” is misleading, it really does not heat the water much.
The main brush is a single brush and stationary, it moves when you move he machine.
Feels like it was made and designed to look bulky, underneath there is a lot of open space.
Directions to put together were confusing.
Although assembly was not easy because instructions were hard to follow,The machine is worth the price. I originally had a more expensive machine and this cleaner does a comparative job. Good bargainI
I have now cleaned 5 rooms and 11 steps. Easy to work, really cleans and removes water so carpet dries fast. Been thru 2 Bissell carpet cleaners and they just don't hold up! I couldn't believe the dirty water that came out from my carpet. I think my carpets look better then they have in several years. I have told everyone I know about this cleaner. I did purchase this one from other reviews. Yes they were right. This is awesome.. Now I must say that I spent some time changing the floor tools. They are hard to slide on and off. Once you get it all together it really cleans. Best brush I have ever used on steps, wow my steps are so clean. I believe in going back over my carpets with cold water the next day , or sometimes the same day, to rise and it does make a difference. It is like washing your clothes with soap and not rinising the soap out. Your carpet will feel so soft to your feet. I have even walked around with white socks on and my socks were clean when I took them off. Now I am 64 years old and found this very easy to use. Now I just hope it will work when I pull it out to clean again.
This machine is perfect. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and a 12 yr old kid that I am always cleaning up after. Works beautiful on those little mistakes they all make. Machine was very easy to put together. The separate water tank and dirty water tank are great. The are easy to get on and off. Would most definitely recommend this machine to a friend.
Truthfully my expectations weren't that high for a machine of this price. I was pleasantly surprised. Its a workhorse. not heavy, easy to use. My carpet looks great.
I had rented commercial shampooers to remove pet stains from the carpet on my stair landing but they were unable to completely remove the stain. I was literally about to replace the carpet but I thought I would give it one last try. I sprayed a pre-treater on the stain first then went over the stain several times (until the water was coming up clear) and the stain is totally removed now. I was so happy to get rid of the embarrassing stain! I am going to try it on my tiled kitchen floor and living room furniture next.
I have only used it once, but I loved the results. It was easy to assemble. The only problem I ran into was with the dirty water tank. You must be sure it is installed correctly or it will not suck up any of the dirty water (I learned that the hard way). Overall good product, especially if you have a little one that likes to make a big mess. Oh, one last thing the cleaning solution doesn't have a loud smell so if you have a sensitive nose this is great.
Very heavy, cleaner lever doesn't activate easily & doesn't clean the carpet at all!! Haven't tried it on the kitchen floor yet but carpet results don't leave me optimistic for the hard surface either
Machine does a good job.
Durability is quetionable.
After the first 3 times I used it the brush mecanism froze up.
I took it apart, (after warany expired) and found that the tUrbine drive shaft was rusted.
The brush drive is operated by a turbine via the suction presure the vacume creates.
Very good theory for other aplications but not when moisture is volved, unless you use stainless steel shaft and bearings.
Dont expect this to last more that a year and a half if you use it alot.
Ive had mine about a year and a half, took very good care of it.
Rinsed it out and let it dry before storage.
Product was deliveried used ,missing parts and no instuction manul. I retured it to the store store.
This carpet cleaner works very well. It is powerful, holds a large amount of water and cleans carpets like new. The only flaw is the lever to lock the unit upright when not using is very weak. Otherwise this product is extremely good and a great price. No need to buy the cleaners that claim to be for pets-this one does the job!
For the price this product is great. Cleaned a rug that had not been cleaned for over 7 years.
I LOVE this shampooer! It took up stains that has been there forever. It removed dog accidents and baby messes! PERFECT
My Unit is working great now! I did what my manual/website recommended - poured a cup of water on my basement floor & it extracted it immediately. Steam cleaned my family room, 2 bedrooms, it's done a great job for the money! Make sure you empty the tanks after each use.
Given how time consuming it is to use, I would probably resort to having professional cleaners next time.
My machine stopped dispensing cleaning solution. I tested suction by putting water on my kitchen floor and that is fine. I have checked for proper placement of recovery tank and cleaning solution tank. They are fine also. This machine has worked great since purchased in June of 2010. I am at a loss to fix this problem, any suggestions?
Hi GraceL, we have a good idea of what's going on. We're reaching out to you via e-mail so that we can collect more information on your SteamVac. We'll get it working for you again. Thanks so much!
The lever on the waste water tank broke.
Have not put this Hoover to heavy duty cleaning, until recently, really needed to clean carpets for my family room, I have dogs. During December 2012 I had difficulty w/the unit not picking up excess water. Viewing Hoover's video, I may not have aligned that tank correctly, so, I will do carpets again in the Spring of 2013, then affirm if it is was misalignment of the tank or if something is wrong with the unit. Originally, it worked great! Wish me luck!
Desdogs: You're right, a tank installed incorrectly can cause that issue. Here are a few more tips when you clean this Spring to ensure it's working optimally:
1. Make sure not only the tank, but the dirty water tank filter is installed correctly.
2. Also check the dirty water tank door.
You can double check their installation in your owner's manual or see videos here: http://hoover.com/products/details/f5835900/steamvac-carpet-washer/ .
Good luck on your Spring cleaning!