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Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner - F7412-900

Abt Model: F7412 | UPC Code: 073502029251
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Hoover SteamVac™ Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner - F7412

The Hoover SteamVac Widepath has the patented SpinScrub brushes that clean all sides of the carpet fiber. The brushes are easy to remove for easy clean up. And, there are 3 speeds for a variety of tasks. The Dual V Technology provides equal suction across the entire path and removes more water than any other brand. The Widepath feature provides 20% more brushing and cleaning action on your carpet. The motor is a powerful 12amps. The Heat feature applies heat directly to the carpet.The Dual V also comes with a 8' hose that provides long reach and a tool caddy for easy storage along with a SpinScrub Hand Power tool for those above the floor cleaning chores.

Specifications:

  • 12 amp carpet cleaner with rotating brushes to clean and groom carpets
  • Dual V technology produces equal suction across the entire cleaning path
  • Direct heat
  • 3 speeds--spill pick-up, gentle scrub, and power scrub
  • 8-foot hose
  • Removable tool caddy
  • Powered handheld tool for upholstery and stairs
  • 1 Year Mfgs. Warranty

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 33 lbs.

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Full One Year Warranty
More reasons to buy the Hoover F7412-900 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Hoover F7412-900 is Brand New.
  • The Hoover F7412-900 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
TypeSteam Cleaner
BaglessYes
Cord Length (ft.)30 ft
FlooringCarpet
Hand ToolYes
Hepa FilterNo
PetsNo
Steam CleanerYes
Wet / Dry SurfacesNo
  

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Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner
 
3.1

(based on 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (64)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Powerful/good suction (32)
  • Easy to empty (27)
  • Efficient (23)
  • Long power cord (22)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Poor design (10)
  • Noisy (8)
  • Short power cord (5)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Carpet (14)
  • Pet hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Occasional user (6), Frequent user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE THIS MACHINE!!

I am so surprised by the poor reviews I see here! However, there aren't many reviews and I've found that most people only want to review something when they have a negative issue with...Read complete review

I am so surprised by the poor reviews I see here! However, there aren't many reviews and I've found that most people only want to review something when they have a negative issue with an item, rather than when they are happy with an item. ...I however wanted to submit a review because I absolutely love my carpet washer! I have 9 year old cream colored, berber carpeting that loves to hold onto dirt and stains. I have 3 children all under the age of 7, 2 huge dogs, 2 cats, me, my husband and my mother all living under one roof. Needless to say, our carpets have seen a spill or two and some heavy-duty foot traffic. I hired a professional "chemical based" carpet cleaning company to come do my carpets and I could barely see a difference. My husband was so mad, he demanded a refund. It was terrible. Well, after that, I bought this machine and I am beyond impressed. It quite literally turned my grey, splotchy, stained, berber carpeting to it's original, cream-colored newness again! It is amazing! It got out every single stain - even a stain I had from buffalo wing sauce that I have tried everything to remove it!! This machine is a life-saver and an absolute dream! The drying time is beyond impressive as well. Not even 8 hours after washing the carpets and they are bone-dry. It took 2 days for my carpets to dry when I had them professionally done. This machine has amazing suction. My only "con" was that it is heavy, but I mean, in reality - of course it is! It holds quite a big of water so of course it's going to be heavy. It's also kind of a pain to have to refill the tank with water and empty out the dirty tank constantly while cleaning. I think I had to do it 6 times or more per room. It can be annoying, but given how well this machine cleans and suctions - it's a small price to pay! Thank you Hoover! I love, love, love this machine!! (As a side note, I've owned my machine for a year now, with zero issues with it)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Brand new machine leaks

I just received this machine today and it leaks water all over the floor while it is running. The water is from the clean water tank and is coming from under the unit. I...Read complete review

I just received this machine today and it leaks water all over the floor while it is running. The water is from the clean water tank and is coming from under the unit. I have put an e-mail into Hoover and hope to have this resolved quickly. It did a good job cleaning but I had to use the uphostery attachment to get the water out of the carpet because of the leak.

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5.0

Great machine

By 

from Pennsylvania, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

I just got done using this product and it is by far THE BEST rug shampooer I have ever used. It did just what it said. I have light colored rugs, two large dogs and four boys, it was amazing. It sucked up as much water as I put on the rug. No other brand ever did that, I have gone thru a lot of machines this is the best by far, thank you

 
2.0

Leaking Tank

By 

from California, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

The machine itself works fine. I have always used Hoover Steam Vacs in the past. Have always been pleased. I was not expecting this one to give me any problems but this particular one did. The water tank leaks from clean water valve. It started out as a slow drip. Now I cant even fill up the tank and move it onto the machine without making a BIG mess. I was going to try to swap the valves between solution tank and water tank that way I could at least fill up the solution tank as needed once the water tank was filled and in place , but I cannot get the valve off. Ordering valves isn't an option and for what it cost to replace the whole tank I might as well just buy a brand new machine. I rarely use this machine and am disappointed it did not last me longer.

 
4.0

Know your machine.

By 

from San Diego, CA, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

3 families use my machine, and it has served us well for over 5 years. To keep it working well, you have to know your machine. 1. Hot tap water is good, but water heated on the stove will overheat the little valve in the bottom of the clean water tank. This is an easy fix but it's 10 bucks. 2. I have a Golden Retriever and she sheds long blond hair 2x a year. Always vacuum very thoroughly before using the Hoover, and clean the hair out of the brushes every time you empty the tank. 3. Pay attention while you are using the machine. Look for powerful suction across the top of the dirty water tank. Make sure you have rotation of the brushes. Know what your machine sounds like and investigate any unusual noise. Make sure the brushes stop when the handle is locked upward. 4. I have repaired my machine several times when parts just wore out. I had to replace the motor, and also the turbine that spins the brushes. Parts are available online and are not expensive. Almost any repair can be done with nothing but a Phillips screwdriver. 5. Once a year, I take the cover off and give it a good cleaning. There's going to be dirt and hair that need to be cleaned out. My second motor and turbine have lasted 2x as long as the originals, I think because I put a little WD-40 on the bearings. I open up the turbine and add a little white lithium grease to the gears. Inspect the first plastic gear that is driven by the steel worm gear to make sure it is not showing any wear. I also like to spray some Elmer's Slide-All (teflon) on the impeller and the inside of the housing. This reduces friction and adds to the life of the turbine. I love my Hoover. So does my daughter and my son. We all know that if you take good care of your Hoover, it will clean your carpets.

 
5.0

Love this machine

By 

from Lane County Oregon

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

I've had this for several years. Loved it when I first used it and have continued to love it. Used it today to clean my mother-in-law's carpet and we were both excited about the results. I am sure it gets that deep down dirt because the reservoir water was almost black and the carpet definitely looked clean.

 
2.0

leaky and difficult to maintain

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

Leaks every time I replace the water/shampoo tank and difficult to remove parts to remove rug fibers from cover hood. It does extract and dry quickly.

 
2.0

Great machine, but a total loss after about a dozen uses

By 

from Collinsville, IL, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

Five months after the warranty expired, the machine can't be used because the water tank is shot, leaking all over the floor faster than I can mop it up. I loved the machine when it worked, but no machine of any kind should fail after what amounts to 20-30 hours of service.

 
1.0

Just bought not used

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

I am afraid to use this machine. The upper tank I am reading about falls off. I have not used mine yet to see if it leaks too... getting sad as my last cleaner, different brand, was good last for 5 years multiple use. Thinking about returning

 
1.0

Leaking after 3 uses?@

By 

from Bonaire, GA, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

I bought this cleaner after our last Hoover started smoking. After only 3 uses it has started leaking from the clean water tank. I've cleaned the gaskets/seals on the tank and ensured there is no residue from the cleaning solution. I've re-seated the tank many times but I always get the same leaky result. Please help me resolve this.

 
4.0

Pretty good

By 

from NV

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

I bought this because I have two dogs who have a tendency to have "accidents" . Used it first time today. 2 things - it did not get the very fresh feces accident out of the carpet. I will try again later. And if you made the clean tank attach with the same type of little hooks you use on the dirty tank - I think even with the cleaning issue I would give it 5 stars. Clean tank very hard to attach.

 
5.0

My 2nd By Choice!!

By 

from Aurora, CO, United States

Comments about Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner:

My current machine is a few years old, and is second to the previous one I had for several years prior. I once nearly accosted a couple in line at the store telling them how much they were going to love the machine they were buying. A very reliable machine!

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Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Upright Carpet Cleaner

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