Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner Review
With a powerful 12-amp motor and 20% more brushing action than other carpet cleaning machines, the Hoover
F7411-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner is designed to deep clean even the dirtiest of carpets. Here's a
closer look at what you can expect with this Hoover carpet cleaner.
Hoover Steam Vac F7411 Carpet Cleaner Features And Specs
3 cleaning selections
2 tank cleaning system
Dual V Nozzle suction technology
Deep cleaning SpinScrub brushes with brush selector setting
Automatic detergent mixing system
Quick rinse setting
8 foot hose & 30 foot power cord
Powered SpinScrub hand tool and stair/upholstery tools
Edge cleaning system
Includes Hoover Ultra Carpet Cleaning Detergent
Hoover F7411 Carpet Cleaner Review
Assembling the Hoover F7411 requires only a Phillips screwdriver and a little
bit of time. You simply push the upper handle down into the lower assembly and insert the 2 included bolts and
tighten with a screwdriver. Next, attach the hose and tool caddy into the back of the machine and snap in place.
Then it is just a matter of attaching the cleaning hose and solution line onto the machine and you're basically
ready to go.
A fully detailed instruction and users manual is included, which also has pictures of each step to
make it a very simply process.
This Hoover Steam Vac has a powerful 12-amp motor for deep cleaning power on all types of carpet
and flooring surfaces.
3 Different Cleaning Selections
You have a choice of three cleaning selections on the F7411 to make it easy in cleaning all types
of carpets and other surfaces. Select from a power scrubbing option for deep cleaning carpets, a gentle scrubbing
option for lighter surfaces such as rugs, and a spill mode for quickly cleaning up the occasional spill and other
2 Tank Cleaning System
A dual tank cleaning system is standard on this Hoover carpet cleaner. Both the clean water and
dirty water recovery tanks hold 1 gallon each and are very easy to fill or drain.
The clean water tank is located in the upper body of the machine and actually has two tanks inside
of it. One is for the clean water and the other is for the carpet cleaning detergent. (It holds up to 16 oz of
detergent) Having the two separated is nice since you don't have to worry about properly mixing the detergent with
the water, etc. The machine does it all for you.
The dirty water recovery tank is located in the lower portion of the cleaner and comes out by
lowering the handle down and simply pulling up the solution tank. One really nice added feature that Hoover has
included is an automatic shutoff. If the tank gets full it will shut down all suction. This helps prevent overflow
and even burning up the motor.
Dual V Nozzle Suction Technology
This Hoover Steam Vac includes what they call, 'Dual V' technology.
What this does is it provides equal suction across the full width of the cleaner, meaning you get evenly cleaned
carpets across the entire cleaning path. I've noticed on some machines that you will get more suction in the
middle of the path than you do at the edges, and this leaves you with more water in the carpet.
Deep Cleaning SpinScrub Brushes And Brush Selector Settings
The 6 SpinScrub brushes on this Hoover carpet cleaner rotate to better deep clean the fibers
in your carpet. Instead of a single roller brush you get individual scrub brushes that give you much better overall
One of unique aspects of this Hoover model is that it has a 20% wider floor nozzle than other
models. I'm sure you know that means less work in cleaning carpets since you have a much wider cleaning path.
Automatic Detergent Mixing System
Mixing carpet cleaning detergent is one area that I never have liked. You have to try and get just
the right amount to go with however much water you put into the tank, and it can often just be a hassle. Well, the
auto detergent mixing system on the Hoover F7411 couldn't be any easier to use. Just fill the carpet solution tank
with detergent and the machine will automatically dispense the amount needed as you clean your carpets. I like this
feature a lot as it is one less thing I have to do in getting everything set up to clean.
Quick Rinse Setting
Having a rinse setting on any carpet cleaning machine is a nice feature. It gets up any leftover
soap residue which occurs quite often when you are cleaning a stubborn stain or high traffic area and you go back
and forth several times dispensing detergent.
You'll find a switch on the upper handle that you can slide down to start the rinse feature.
8 Foot Hose & 30 Foot Power Cord
The 8' hose that comes with this cleaner a good size for home use. It's not overly long to where it
becomes more difficult to maneuver around with, yet it's not too short to where you are constantly having to make
adjustments and move the machine in order to finish cleaning anything.
A 30 foot power cord is ample to clean most any size room without having to unplug it and plug it
back into another outlet.
Powered SpinScrub Hand Tool And Stair/Upholstery Tools
You'll find a few different carpet cleaning tools with this Hoover. One that is especially welcome
is the SpinScrub hand tool. It features the same type of scrubbing brushes that are in the floor nozzle, and this
really makes a difference in cleaning carpeted stairways, all types of furniture upholstery, car floor mats and
There's also another smaller upholstery tool, and everything fits nicely mounted onto the tool
caddy on the back of the machine.
Edge Cleaning System
This particular Hoover has the ability to clean carpets right up to the edge of the walls. This is
helpful because with some carpet cleaners you have a big gap that needs to get cleaned between the machine and the
wall. But this machine gets everything clean right up against the walls. I've noticed others have mentioned this in
reviews as well. It's a nice feature to have.
Includes Hoover Ultra Carpet Cleaning Detergent
Included in the box with this Hoover Steam Vac is a small container of Hoover Ultra Detergent to
get you started immediately.
With the F7411 you'll have a full one-year warranty in the event a problem arises.
Summary of Reviews
There's a lot to like with the Hoover F7411. The scrubbing brushes do a solid job in deep cleaning
carpets, and the Dual V suction gets up more of the water than most other machines, including some costing much
more than this model.
The overall design is very user friendly, and the controls are easy to find and use as well. The
rinse feature is another strong point with this machine and it gets up all of the leftover detergent, making your
carpets much cleaner.
Reviews on Amazon have been extremely positive as well. It has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, and
users have commented on how easy this Hoover is to use and how well it works.
"I have nothing but raves for this machine. I used to hire professionals to clean my carpet or I would
rent the Rug Doctor Machine for a weekend. This Hoover Steamvac has far surpassed any results I've had
with the rug doctor & professionals..." EQ
"This machine is so beautifully designed that it is actually a pleasure to use. My favorite feature is
the three-tank design. You know that no dissolved dirt is going back into the carpet as you shampoo,
and a simple switch takes you from shampoo mode to rinse mode and back again. Assembly and disassembly
are intuitive for emptying/refilling tanks and for clean-up afterwards. I didn't expect a home carpet
cleaner to meet the challenge of two country dogs on white carpet, but it did..." Barbara M.
(Read More Amazon Reviews Here)
This Hoover Steam Vac F7411 doesn't disappoint in cleaning your home's carpets. It's very easy to
use and does an excellent job in getting up the dirt, grime, pet accidents and stains. We give it a full 5 stars
and highly recommend it as a great choice in a home carpet cleaner.