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Hoover FH50240 Max Extract Upright Floor Cleaner

Item# 02081092000P | Model# FH50240 | Added on December 24, 2011 |
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Hoover FH50240 Max Extract Upright Floor Cleaner
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The Hoover MaxExtract® FH50240 cleans a variety of surfaces, including carpets, sealed wood floors, tiled floors and upholstery. This versatile, easy-to-use machine removes water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning and has heated drying for a fast dry time. Its double-chamber nozzle powerfully washes surfaces with even suction across a wide path, while the automatic detergent system provides the right ratio of detergent and water for the best results.

  • The MaxExtract washes with detergent on the forward stroke and then rinses with fresh water on the backwards stroke, so you work less
  • Tanks for clean and dirty water are separate, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually
  • An edge-to-edge wall of pressurized water loosens and lifts stubborn stains with constant and relentless spray
  • SpinScrub® 77 counter-rotating surround carpet fibers to remove dirt at every angle
  • Three settings let you adjust to the surface your cleaning
  • Dual nozzles pull up a lot of dirty water so your floors dry fast
  • Powerful motor with forced heated air helps speed dry time
  • Onboard tools are conveniently positioned at your fingertips
  • Fingertip controls apply extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas
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By rweaver5150
June 29th, 2018
The Hoover Max Extract does what you expect, it works.

The Hoover Max Extract Upright Floor Cleaner does exactly what you bought it for, it works. In our home this floor cleaner is better than having a company come clean your floors for you. With three dogs you don't want to wait days to clean up accidents but best of all this thing actually does what you expect it to do, it cleans. It's also tough as nails. With three dogs and a natural desert back yard this thing gets a workout almost daily and being easy to use is a big plus.

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By KnoxMomOf5
June 29th, 2018
Not impressed

I really wanted to love this machine. I bought it for the tile feature. It's a great concept but just doesn't work well. The heat that is being blown out to dry the floor pushes the water all over. You are then chasing the water trying to vacuum it up before it goes under your appliances or trim. It was also very heavy and the wheels squeaked horribly. Definitely not work the price tag.

7 found this review helpful
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Kimberly Hodges
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November 12th

This carpet washer does its job well.


I purchased this carpet washer in 2013 and it is still working superbly. The weather has been hot, so time to clean carpets. We have silver carpets and this machine makes a big difference. I have found it very easy to use and simple to disassemble and rinse afterwards. Although I find this washer simple and effective to use, I can see how it may not be idiot proof, hence all of the negative reviews. There are many parts and you must read the instructions. It is also important to rinse off the parts thoroughly and let them dry completely before reassembling after use. And please, the whole thing is plastic so be reasonable careful with this very nice machine. It will last a long time if you treat it with care and respect. Mine will be ready again for another round of cleaning in a few months. What a great machine!

July 16th via hoover
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Poor Design and Low Quality


• My wife bought this machine yesterday and started cleaning the carpets. It appeared to do a great job until the brushes stopped spinning. I am an engineer so I wanted to investigate to find the problem. What I found was very surprising. Other than the motor the one part that probably gets the most stress is a pin that rotates the brushes. This pin, part number (440001354 — Drive Pin Kit, Spinscrub) is an injection molded part that sheared off within 25 minutes of operation. This part should have been made of aluminum or some other stronger material than ABS plastic. I checked on-line and found that this part is available for $1.33; however, they are out of stock. Imagine that!! I don’t know about the leaking that everyone talks about in their review as we never got that far into the use of this cleaner. I won’t recommend this device to anyone until the Hoover engineers correct the design flaws.

June 29th via
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Hoover Fan Disappointed


I bought this carpet & hard floor cleaner 9 months ago, the design is good but the material is too weak & cheap. the brushes mechanism gear housing broke few days ago, I had to use my old hoover steam vac all terrain which I have it since 2008.

June 29th via
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Buyer beware!


I bought this cleaner 2 years ago, couple weeks ago I took it out to freshen up my carpet per my every 3 month schedule. Right in the middle of the job the motor shut off. I let it rest for a few hours and then it just made a whining noise. A week later and that's still all it will do. This is ridiculous that a cleaner for this amount of money gives out just as the warranty is up. My family has used Hoover products since I was a kid so I thought nothing of spending what this item costs thinking it was a sound purchase. I don't have money to throw away on a costly cleaner every 2 years! Obviously the products of 40 years ago were of a better quality compared to what they make today. Buyer beware unless you have money to throw away...

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