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Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900
 
Approximate retail price:
$170
Summary: This model was tested by our experts.
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Type: Full-sized carpet cleaners
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
GREAT QUALITY & PERFORMANCE
11/4/2013
Pros
Cons
none
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Comment:
Although this carpet cleaner is a basic model, it out-preforms 2 previously-owned, higher-priced competitor's steam machines. Small,it gets into tight spaces of our home, 5th wheel and vehicles; cleaning faster and better. I much prefer 2 containers; one for clean and one for dirty water. This is one quality-made tough little machine which I chose because of it's great reviews. Although this model does not heat water, which I don't find necessary, it does a fantastic job of cleaning with hot or cold tap water and extracts water well! I love this little machine . . . and do I recommend it? Youbetcha!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Very poor quality
10/11/2013
Pros
Brushes
Cleans Well
Dries well
Cons
Handle Latch Breaks
Leaks solution
Motor failed
Noisy
Poor Design
Poor quality
Tank Seal Looses Suction
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I bought my first F5914-900 Carpet Cleaner about 3 years ago. The unit cleaned well and did a good job drying the carpet.<br /><br />Issues:<br />1. The hose rack does not keep the tank end of the hose attached, causing it to drag around, <br />2. The latch that holds the handle upright broke, this results in being unable to move the unit around without picking up the cleaner from the bottom.<br />3. I had to fuss with the machine a lot to keep the dirty water tank seal working so that the machine would maintain suction, <br />4. Recently the motor failed with a great deal of smoke. I disassembled the unit to find that the motor brushes had failed and that the motor armature was ruined; at $75 to $95 for a new motor and no assurance that I could get a fully operation cleaner, I opted to toss the unit.<br /><br />I purchased a second F5914-900 based on cleaning experience. I found that on the first use that the catch (on the opposite side of the on/off switch) that keeps the arm upright would not hold; it is very flimsy, releasing with just slight pressure. <br /><br />Also, the little door that you open to attach the solution hose for the hand attachment came off.<br /><br />I promptly took the unit back to Wal-Mart for a full refund.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 is part of the Carpet cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 Carpet cleaners features and specs include Hose, Separate tanks. In our lab tests, Carpet cleaners models like the Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Ease of use, Cleaning, Coverage, Dryness, Weight (lbs.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900.
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