Having problems with your Thermax AF2 Canister Steam Vacuum ?

The suction power is highly reduced from what it normally is. There is nothing clogged in the hose.


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When was the last time you change the foam filters?\015\012
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\015\012Primary Foam Filter 05-316-00\015\012
\015\012Electrostatic Allergy Filter, 2 pk 05-315-00\015\012
\015\012Foam Core Filter 05-329-00
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\015\012You should change these foam filters annually.\015\012
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\015\012Set the unit for air cleaning mode \015\012
\015\012Click HERE for the Thermax AF2 Canister Steam Vacuum owner's guide.\015\012Please go to page 14 to reference the filters and pads consumable.\015\012 \015\012
\015\012Tips from Thermax site.\015\012
\015\012\015\012Vacuuming Tips\015\012\342\200\242 When vacuuming, periodically check the Water Filtration Recovery \015\012Tank to see that the tubes are not blocked with debris. This may happen \015\012with the first several vacuumings, with new carpet or if you have a pet \015\012that sheds often. If this occurs, stop and empty the Water Filtration \015\012Recovery Tank. Refill the tank and continue vacuuming. NOTE: If \015\012water stops flowing on side of recovery tank during vacuuming, clean \015\012out filtration tubes and empty recovery tank.\015\012\342\200\242 Be sure both filtration tubes are in place for proper filtration.\015\012\342\200\242 Periodically you will need to check the black urethane foam or \015\012electrostatic filter located in the front lid of the machine. If it becomes \015\012clogged with debris, it needs to be cleaned with warm soapy water or \015\012replaced. How often it needs to be cleaned depends on use and how \015\012dirty the areas are that you are cleaning (see page 12 for more details). \015\012\342\200\242 It is recommended that you replace both foam filters once a year to \015\012maintain its 99.99% filtration efficiency.\015\012\342\200\242 Thoroughly clean filter tubes and tank after each use. This will prevent \015\012odor and mildew. The recovery tank lid (green) should never be placed \015\012in the dishwasher for cleaning. All other clear plastic recovery tank parts \015\012are dishwasher safe.\015\012\342\200\242 Once you remove the initial build up (6-8 weeks of cleaning), you \015\012should be able to clean your entire home with one filling of water.\015\012
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Change or clean the filter to the motor
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The suction power is highly reduced from what it normally is. There is nothing clogged in the hose.


When was the last time you change the foam filters?\015\012\015\012=======\015\012\015\012Primary Foam Filter 05-316-00\015\012\015\012Electrostatic Allergy Filter, 2 pk 05-315-00\015\012\015\012Foam Core Filter 05-329-00 ... Thermax AF2 Canister Steam Vacuum

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There are 2 filters, make sure they are clean, one is on the tank lid, the other is from the bottom, it is red, pull it out and clean it. If yours has a foam filter on the tank lid covering the yellow ball, make sure there is at least a 1/4 in. gap ... Hoover Vacuums

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I have a Rainbow E2 series, 23, for about 3 years. It has now a different and very aloud sound coming fron around the motor and also I feel it is not suctioning with the same power. If I close the hose like closing totally the suction entrance, the sound comes normally. I will appreciate if some one can tell me what to do, becouse there is not a Dealer in my Contry any more. Thank You. Pierre Chabaneix - Lima-Peru [email protected]


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