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Cleaning carpet is an arduous task. Get the Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner as the perfect solution for this task. This cleaner uses the Spin Scrub technology that uses multi directional brushes to remove dirt from every angle in the carpet fibers. These brushes are removable and washable, providing easy maintenance. The high velocity suction of this Hoover carpet cleaner removes dirty water and all the detergent residues, to give a clean a fresh look to your carpets. This cleaner then heat dries the carpets, giving it a revitalized appearance. The brush roll has 3 speeds and comes with 3 settings namely normal cleaning, gentle cleaning and cleaning for spill pick up. The clean surge feature of the home steam carpet cleaner applies extra detergent for removing heavy stains. The 12 Amp motor of this gentle carpet cleaner will cleans the carpet effortlessly.
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Questions & Answers for Hoover Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900

Question

How well are dried pet stains removed with the Hoover Steamvac Silver Model #F5915-900?

I have a 16 yr. old dog who has within the last 6 months started to have accidents during the night that unfortunately remain "hidden" until almost dry. I am afraid that because of this fact her urine has soaked into the padding under the carpet. Does anyone know if this cleaner will extract such deep stains and or dirt? It sounds like the cleaner for me otherwise!!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
garrysangel
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had a 16 year old that passed away about 3 years ago. She had accidents and was on a medication that made her urine super smelly and sticky which caused awful staining. I had the carpet professionally cleaned 3 times and they were unable to get the stains out. I decided to try this machine before replacing the carpet and this machine removed every stain and the carpet looks great again. The machine paid for itself with that one cleaning.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Ariviste
 - Arnoldsville, GA
answer 2
I have an older cat who has decided to claim the carpet in the storage room as her litterbox, and this worked wonders on the stains. I had an old Oreck steamer that didn't clean the stains, nor did it have the suction to remove what it put in the carpet. This Hoover got everything out -- cat stains, cat smell and the stuff the Oreck left in. I bought the Woolite Pet cleaner to use with it, and it's been a wonder. I wouldn't put bleach in, as that could discolor your carpet, but you could try some vinegar or Odo-Ban in the steam cleaner if you want a cheaper alternative to get the smell out. Good luck (and hope your dog is doing well!).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MeowLady
 - Dallas, Texas
answer 3
Yes. You can go over a spot using a side to side motion while injecting the cleaner so the brushes scrub that area well. Go back over it in the normal forward backward style and it will pull it up. May take a few passes but it will work. I also use a small amount of Bleach for those types of stains to eliminate odor however I am sure the manufacture would not condone that seeing that it is hard on the seals. I also won't tell you that I use a mixture of hot water and laundry detergent rather than the cleaners to save $$. Works as well if not better and I am only now retiring this model after 5 years of hard use so doesn't seem to hurt anything.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
DogLover54
 - Florida
answer 4
I bought it a month ago and I have ben succsessful! with my old dog pet stains a week or more old (waiting for the cleaner to arrive and finding others) . It also depends on your carpet staine resistance. I am about to tackle some older cat stains underneather chairs that I just found. So far I am pleased of how deep it has gone.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
thriftyfifty
 - UPstate New York
answer 5
I have only owned this steamer for a day, but I can tell you I own two large dogs who have been tracking in a lot of dirt. The last few weeks we've had a lot of rain and I'v found myself renting a rug doctor each weekend. I decided to invest in a carpet cleaner and gave it a shot last night and was amazed at how dirty the water was after using a Rug Doctor the past 3 weekends. I have brand new carpet and can't believe how much hidden dirt the Steam Vac Silver picked up!

Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
UndomesticGodess
 - Wichita, KS
answer 6
I don't think it will remove old pet stains especially if the urine has soaked into the padding. The cleaner does a good job at sucking up the water it sprays but I don't think it can reach the padding.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
PigeonToes
 - AZ
answer 7
I have a small older female dog that goes in the night too, this cleaner took it out and there is no after smell. I went over the carpet a few times to make sure. There is a surge trigger that puts extra down in a certain spot. I would recommend.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Redscynder
 - Tucson, AZ
answer 8
Our old steamer went ka-put on us a few months ago so we have similar issues. Our larger dog sometimes goes in odd places so she doesn't get in trouble. We bought the PowerSteamer and after one use, I noticed the stains and smell were gone. I was very impressed. I also used the Bissell Advanced Formula Plus for Pet Stain and Odor. We also have kids who leave "mystery" stains all over the house and it cleans them up as well.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TJinGA
Question

Can this product be used as a vacuum by itself without using the steam. I would like to avoid buying both a vacuum and a steam cleaner.

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. The manual specifically states that you must vacuum first - then use this machine. This machine will not vacuum - it scrub carpets - and actually spews out stuff in the process!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Injinuity
 - Richmond, VA
answer 2
No, absolutely not! You will end up with a clogged up mess!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ZZZZZAAAAA
 - Texas
answer 3
No, that wouldn't work. There is no suction when the water suppy isn't present. You would have to look for a different product. This isn't the one for you.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Willamina, OR
answer 4
The answer is NO! You will destroy the cleaner if you use it as a vacuum.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Minnie1973
 - Savoy. IL
answer 5
instructions advice vacuuming first with a vacuum
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
sandiegostarlight
 - San Diego
answer 6
NO you can't use it as a vacuum cleaner. It will clog up and then have to take it apart and clean it, which is a pain.
answered 4 years ago
By
doglover309
 - oklahoma
answer 7
No, it ask that you vaccum your carpet before using this machine. It is strictly for sucking up liquid. Sorry :-(
answered 4 years ago
By
HopeW
 - Atlanta
Question

why the dirt bucket is not picking up water

can any one pls tell me why this machine is not picking up from the floor the wetness from the carpet i had to dry the carpet using towels!!!!!!!!!!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Lovetoshopatwalmarts
 - Germantown,MD
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
After about a year or so of owning this cleaner I had the same problem with it not sucking up the water. For me it turned out that where the dirty return water tank sits on in the machine has a circular rubber gasket. I put some "Silicone Grease", found in home depot in plumbing) on the gasket. Do not use Vaseline. I also press down on the dirty water tank when putting it back and then closing the two lever clamps. Now it's good as new. Also put the grease on any other part that has a rubber seal on it. Things dry out here in the Desert very easily.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
SteveBn
 - Vegas baby!
answer 2
I had the same problem. I had to exchange mine. I think of them just have that problem. The new one works perfect.
answered 3 years ago
By
Heartagram
 - Seattle, WA
answer 3
You have to make sure the lid to the holding box (dirty water) is Air Tight! It is sucking in room air & losing suction to pull up the water.
answered 3 years ago
By
RiVanD
 - Michigan
answer 4
try pushing down on the dirty water resevoir before locking the clamps. The carpets will still feel damp but should dry within an hour. Make sure to pull back very slowly when cleaning to get best results (don't operate quickly like a vacuum).
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
LGB1
answer 5
Hi, Not sure if you resolved this. But it happened to me a couple days ago. Looked at the tank that holds the water picked up and realized there is a square piece on the outside of it that slides up and down, think it is used with the attachments. Anyway, it wasnt slid down and upright completely. After I jingled it back into that position and put the tank on, the water started sucking up again. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
DeniseAtHome
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 6
check the tabs to lock in the bucket. Also if you had recently changed out the floor cleaner to the hose, you might have forgoten to put back in the plastic thing that you had to take out to put in the hose attachment.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
cbainter
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 7
Love: I had the same problem when I used it for the first time. I found out you must ensure the dirty return water tank lid is on securely via the instructions. The instructions are on the lid in small lettering covered with a transparent label. I hope this solves your problem.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Rhett
 - Lexington, KY
Question

rotating brushes

OK I got 2 different answers. Do these brushes rotate by electrical power or what??
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
LADYOBX
 - NC
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
In answer to your question of electric power or what, the brushes rotate by vacuum within the machine. There is no connection to the motor within the machine. I have owned and repaired two of our Hoover Spin Vac's. We have used them for over 12 years.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Unclmartin
 - Riverside, CA
answer 2
I'm not sure what you are asking... You can turn the brushes off and on with the switch. You can also change the speed of them.
answered 3 years ago
By
Heartagram
 - Seattle, WA
answer 3
There are five brushes attached to each other with a plastic square peg sticking out of the housing in the middle. The peg fits into the inner contents of the machine. The machine rotates the peg and the peg rotates the brushes. I attached a picture.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Mishana
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 4
On this machine they did rotate by themselves. But they break easy.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
cbainter
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 5
yes they do rotate, and work great!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
momonthejob
 - sacramento, CA
answer 6
Lady: Trust me - the brushes rotate by electrical power. Pls plug in machine and it will confirm my reply.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Rhett
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
yes they rotate by electrical power.
hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
hoodcanalguy
 - hoodsport,wa
Question

A friend just gave me the hoover steam vac silver and i dont have the directions. Do i put the solution and water in the top container or the bottom?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
vampslayer1111
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can view the Owners manual from the Home Depot Website. Look for model #F5914-900
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Unclmartin
 - Riverside, CA
answer 2
water goes on top with solution
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Lovetoshopatwalmarts
 - Germantown,MD
answer 3
The top container
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Princesco
answer 4
Put in the top. Fill cap half full with solution - then hot water for container. Bottom container is for dirty water. Per instructions, pull trigger as you go forward and back - and then release trigger and go back and forth several times. Good luck. Works pretty well.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Rbhnow
 - Bessemer, Alabama
answer 5
Top. You might find instructions on Hoover's website.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Greydude
answer 6
both go in the top container, the lid is actually a measuring cup for the solution.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
momonthejob
 - sacramento, CA
answer 7
Definitely the TOP container.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Rhett
 - Lexington, KY
Question

How hot can the water be that you use?

Just wondering if you can heat water in a large pot to get more heat than what your water heater can do. Hotter the water the better the cleaning job. want to know what the temp. limits might be. Plastic parts can get soft when really hot.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
whatnicknameworks
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I find that the hot water from the tap does a good job. Heating water on the stove may damage your machine as plastic does have limits in what amount of heat it can tolerate. Not to mention you run the risk of burning yourslf.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Jackx4
 - North Carolina
answer 2
I don't really know how hot the water can be inside the tanks, but the hot water that comes out of my apartment's faucets is scalding hot. I have used this water and it's fine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
FrugalQualityShopper1988
 - Sherman Oaks, CA
answer 3
I wouldn't suggest that. It says not to put scalding water in it.
answered 3 years ago
By
Heartagram
 - Seattle, WA
answer 4
Yes, you can. I did that with mine even with boiling water and it worked fine and did not hurt the steamvac.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Crystrav1981
 - Roosevelt, UT
answer 5
As hot as you want!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Liltiff333
 - Riverview, fl
answer 6
As hot as tap will allow.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
HIGHREC
 - Fremont, Ca.
answer 7
I do the same thing, boil the water first as my carpet was very bad at first! The hot water did not affect the parts at all. Also, with this steamvac, with the right cleaning product, you really dont need scorching hot water. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
ShopperFanaticJJ
 - Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Question

does this machine get rid of pet urine stains and smells?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Bedminster, NJ
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does a pretty good job.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BL07
 - Bryan, TX
answer 2
Oh HECK YES!!! Its perfect just for that!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Liltiff333
 - Riverview, fl
answer 3
YES - It is the only reason I bought it, and it works great. Might want to add a cap or two of the Pet eliminator solution or pre-treat with some other pet thing if desired. But it works great on getting out yellow stains from beige carpet for sure.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Charal
 - Cincinnati, OH
answer 4
I found that it did a fantastic job removing pet stains and odors. I used Woolite Oxy Deep Steam Pet 2x Concentrated (about $16). It smells really good. I also doubled the amount of cleaner the bottle suggests.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
laangelitalokita
 - Lawrence, ks
answer 5
YES!! I accidentally left my dogs out of their cage a couple weeks ago, they had a field day with a dirty diaper they dug out of the trash can... ripped it open, rolled in it, pushed the dirty into the carpet as best they could I swear and to top it off, they urinated on the diaper. It got it up no problems and no smell!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Tabster002
 - Colorado Springs, CO
answer 6
I have 3 big dogs, they tested the carpet as a wee wee pad and the stains came out. There was no dog smell in the room at all after I cleaned it.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Neuroticmama
 - North Miami, Fl
Question

How long does it take for your carpet to dry after using this product?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
srcp
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
within 2 hrs plush carpet it sucks the water up very well
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SophiasGram
 - Nanticoke, PA
answer 2
It took 5 days for my carpet to dry and it is still wet in the places where my furniture sits because the suction is not that great and leaves a lot of water deep down in the carpet, especially if you have to use the surge button.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Crystrav1981
 - Roosevelt, UT
answer 3
I finished at 11:00 and replaced furniture at 2:00.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
meme2535
 - Charleston, SC
answer 4
Not long at all, perhaps an hour.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MaureenRu68
 - Charles City, IA
answer 5
Just a few hours, depending on the outside temp.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
HIGHREC
 - Fremont, Ca.
answer 6
It usually only takes my floors and hour or two to dry.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Tabster002
 - Colorado Springs, CO
Question

Can you buy just the container that holds dirty water?

I broke the lip of the lid so we dont get any suction to extract the water from the carpet
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Instructions that came with it have ways to order parts. Look at Hoover on the Internet.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Mishana
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 2
check with hoover.com. I'd think you could
answered 3 years ago
By
Heartagram
 - Seattle, WA
answer 3
Do you have the manual? It may address ordering repair parts. Otherwise, go to Hoover's website & call their cust. service number.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Greydude
answer 4
Simple google F5915900 tank. I found the tank lid, but probably can't mention the website here. :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Artemisia
 - The Triangle Area, NC
answer 5
YES, JUST CALL THE 800 NUMBER ON THE HANDLE OF YOUR CLEANER
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
okwithmebrian
answer 6
Go to: www.hoover.com and click on replacement parts. You can put in your model number and it will show you a list of the parts available on their web site. If they do not have it there then you will probably have to go to your local Hoover repair shop.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
tonlincad
 - Calhoun, LA
Question

How would you rate the suction on this machine?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
priit
 - syracuse ny
on Hoover Steamvac Silver Carpet Cleaner, F5915900
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Very good suction. Carpet was completely dry in less than 4 hours.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Judy947
 - Imperial, MO
answer 2
Very good. I actually hired a professional company to clean my carpet....a few days after they did so, I bought this cleaner and you would not believe how much more stuff I got out of my carpet. This really suprised me considering they had just been professionally cleaned!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Turtle222
 - USA
answer 3
The suction is excellent. Did a spot treatment in the walk areas and then left to go out to run errands. Gone an couple hours and it was dry when I got home.
As long as you go over the area until you see that no more water is being extracted per the instructions.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lkm48
 - Fishers IN
answer 4
It pulled up the yuckiest stuff from the carpet and didn't leave the floor drenched afterwards. It dried in no time. The suction was great.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Willamina, OR
answer 5
Excellent suction. better than other machines I've used
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
jollyjp
 - Lake Wales, Fl
answer 6
It is crazy how much it picks up. Within the 15 minutes or less the carpet that I have just went over feels completely dry!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
mrlebigmack
 - Cedarville, OH
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