Hoover SteamVac and Vax: Valves that Leak - Easy Fix Hoover SteamVac Valves with Incontinence Issues

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The problem:

My Hoover SteamVac valves have always leaked since the day I brought it home. The Vax Dual V and All Terrain also seem to share this problem. Even before the tank started cracking and causing serious leaks, the valves began to drip water and concentrated cleaning solution everywhere

Soap left in the carpet will quickly draw dirt and grime to it like a magnet! Not to mention that you’ll go through the pricey cleaning solution much faster than you should. 

This seems to happen to every one of these Hoover and Vax machines of similar design. The bad news is that if they continue to leak, the water can get into the machine and results in the brush motor bearing rusting out. This can cause the Spin Scrub brushes to stop spinning.

Isn’t the whole point of having a carpet cleaning machine that it will clean carpets without leaving water and soap all over the place?

The good news is that it is a quick and inexpensive repair.

Hoover SteamVac and Vax Valves that Leak

The good news is that leaking valves are fast and cheap to fix

 

The solution:

I picked up a 2-pack of the valve assemblies for about $20 and was able to fix both the hot water tank and the detergent container in about 15 minutes. You may only need to replace one, but it might be a good idea to do them both while the parts are in good supply.

In the short video below, I’ll walk you through replacing them, step by step. 

You too can be have tanks that hold water very soon!

 

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I may earn a small commission on items bought using them. These are the same recommendations I would make regardless of any compensation. For products that I have older versions of, I recommend the items that I would replace them with if I were buying them new. 

Resources for Hoover SteamVac and Vax Valves that Leak

Hoover V2 Dual V SteamVac Clean Water Solution Tank Valve Kit

From Amazon
This came as a set of two valves, so I replaced the water and solution tank valves at the same time.

 

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