How to Troubleshoot a Hoover Floormate Spin Scrub

Updated February 21, 2017

The Hoover Floormate Spin Scrub floor cleaner features Hoover's patented Spin Scrub brush, a squeegee for cleaning hard floors and a washable filter. If your Hoover floor cleaner malfunctions, save yourself time and money by troubleshooting it yourself before contacting a service professional.

Add only manufacturer-recommended cleaners to keep the machine from foaming.

Remove the clean water tank. Push it directly back into place until you hear the latch click.

Remove the dirty water tank. Push the release button and lift the tank out. Pull the lid upward to remove it, then pour the dirty water into the sink. Place the lid back onto the tank and slide it back into position.

Take the dirty water tank out of the unit and empty it as you would for excess water.

Pull the clean water tank out of the machine, then push it into place until it clicks to indicate it is properly seated.

Clean the machine's filter. Push the dirty water tank's release button and pull it out. Pull the filter lid off the top of the dirty water tank. Pull the filter out. Rinse it under running water and let it dry completely. Push the filter back into the dirty water tank lid. Put the dirty water tank back in place.

Make sure the floor cleaner is plugged into a working outlet if it fails to operate completely.

Check your home's circuit breaker or fuse box if the cleaner does not work or if the brushes don't turn. Replace any blown fuses or flip any tripped breakers.

Refill the clean water/solution tank if the cleaning solution will not come out as desired. Pull the tank from the machine, then remove its cap. The cap is also a measuring cup for cleaning detergent. Measure the recommended amount of cleaning detergent with the cup, then place it into the concentrate tank. Pour warm water into the concentrate tank until it reaches the fill line. Put the cap back on the tank, then slide it into its compartment until you hear it click.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleaning solution
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