Having problems with your Hoover F5886-900 Steam Vacuum ?
Red stopper suction keeps popping up
\015 The red stopper suction keeps on popping up, even the the return tank is empty. I've tried reseating it, to no use. Do I need to take something apart and clean it out?\015
Wow, thank you - I'll try this.
There is a splash sock around that valve. When the air is drawn through the sock, it sets up too much turbulence and this causes the valve to lift and block the opening. Remove the sock and it will solve your problem. The first series of these machines had a 7 amp motor that didn't develop enough suction to affect the valve, but later models were 12 amp and there was too much air flow for the splash sock, so they were removed. The later production models incorporated a screen over the motor opening in the tank which substituted for the sock.
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