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Hoover Floormate Reset: Common Problems and Troubleshooting Tips

If you are looking for a cleaner home, Hoover Floormates can help. They offer powerful suction and great versatility in terms of attachments, which should be more than enough to help you get the job done quickly and easily.

However, the Hoover Floormate doesn’t have a reset button which makes many people wonder how to reset it when it’s not working properly. In this article, we’ll look at exactly how to do that and more.

Common problems with the hoover floormate

Hoover Floormate

The hoover floormate is a home cleaning appliance that you can use to clean, vacuum, and wash your floors. You can use it on hardwood floors, laminate, tile, or other non-carpeted flooring. As with any other home appliance, the hoover floormate requires repair and maintenance from time to time. Here are some commonly reported problems with the appliance.

Hoover floormate SpinScrub won’t dispense cleaning liquid

While this sounds like a unique problem, it’s very commonly reported by Hoover floormate users. Luckily, the fix is quite easy and works most of the time.

To fix it, remove the liquid dispenser tank and set it aside. Next, look into the machine’s cavity where the tank attaches and locate the plastic A”plunger” piece surrounded by a black rubber circle. Put a drop of hot glue on the plastic’s tip and let it harden. Finally, replace the dispenser tank and see if it solves the problem.

The floormate doesn’t pick up water

This is mostly a problem with the suction hose crackling, and then it doesn’t pick up. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to get a replacement hose. If your warranty is still active, the best option is to send the appliance back for replacement. However, if you don’t have a warranty and prefer to try and fix it yourself, there’s something you can try.

If your hoover floormate has lost suction, we recommend checking the filter. Rinse the filter of debris located in the dirty water tank. Also, ensure the squeegee is securely connected to the cleaner located in front of the brushes. Inspect it for damage like slits and cuts while ensuring it still comes into contact with the floor when the handle is reclined.

Hoover floormate doesn’t run

This is another commonly reported problem. However, most of the time, it’s a result of oversight as opposed to a real technical issue.

If your hoover floormate has been running just fine and suddenly doesn’t start, check to confirm that it’s properly plugged in. If it is, proceed to check the fuse or breaker. Most of the time, the problem can be solved with those two checks.

Water puddling behind the cleaner

While this is not a very common problem, it does happen. If you realize that water is puddling behind the hoover floormate, check if the recovery tank is installed correctly. You should also use the recommended detergents to reduce excessive foaming.

Cleaner pushes a line of dry debris in front of it

 When this happens, ensure the mode selector dial is set to DRY VAC. If that’s the case, tip the nozzle off the floor by pushing down on the handle to pick up debris that is too large to clear the squeegee.

Brushes won’t rotate

This is a commonly reported problem, not only for the hoover floormate but also for other vacuum cleaner models. Fortunately, the fix is relatively straightforward.

First, check the mode selector dial and ensure it’s set to WASH. Next, reset the circuit breaker by following these steps.

  1. Turn the cleaner off by pressing the power button.
  2. Unplug it.
  3. Wait for about a minute.
  4. Replug the cleaner into an electric outlet.
  5. Power it back on by pressing the power button.

If the brushes continue to stall and the breaker trips again, clean them to remove debris.

Additional tips for troubleshooting the hoover floormate

Hoover Floormate

Sometimes you might not be sure what is wrong with your hoover floormate. Before contacting a technician, you can do a few things to find out the problem. You should also go through your user manual, which has detailed diagrams to help you understand the different parts and how they work. This will also come in handy when you explain the problem to a technician over the phone.

l If the floormate doesn’t start, check to verify it’s plugged incorrectly. Also, ensure that the outlet it’s connected to is functioning. Additionally, make sure a circuit breaker hasn’t tripped in your house electric box.

l Empty the recovery tank when it’s full, or the floormate’s suction isn’t sufficient. Ensure auto-shutoff is engaged, the filter and lid are clean and correctly in place.

l Use the recommended detergents. Otherwise, you will find water puddling behind the cleaner. Also, confirm that the solution tank is installed properly.

l If your floormate won’t pick up water, ensure the mode selector is set to “wet pickup.” Empty the recovery tank when it’s full and ensure it’s reinstalled correctly.

l If your floormate leaves a line of dirt on the floor, ensure the mode selector is set to ” Dry vac.” Tip the unit to lift the nozzle if the debris is too large to clear the squeegee.

Final thoughts

Ensure the solution tank is properly in place and locked if you can’t dispense cleaning solution. Also, fill the solution tank when it’s low and prime the pump as per the manufacturer’s instructions. If the brushes have a hard time rotating, set the mode selector dial to “Wash.” Try switching off the cleaner, unplug it and then replug and start it to see if that improves brush movement.

Do not lubricate the device. At production, the manufacturer equips each unit with enough lubrication for the motor’s lifetime. Therefore, lubricating it will only worsen whatever problem you’re trying to solve. Although the hoover floormate doesn’t have a reset button, restarting it is as easy as switching it off, unplugging it, and then replugging and switching it back on. It’s also important to note that depending on your exact model, some of these fixes might not work.

And that’s it on, “Does the hoover floormate have a reset button?” However, you can consult your user manual where you’re in doubt.