Rated 2 out of 5Â by 15
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Frustrated79 Not a Happy User :(
I bought this cleaner yesterday. I used it less than 10 minutes when the brushes stopped spinning and then it started smoking. I removed the wheel and discovered that the mechanism designed to make the brushes spin had melted in place. Not only that, it melted part of the belt to the area. I attempted to call Hoover, but received a recording saying to call back despite it being during normal business hours. I emailed, but have not received a response. I am extremely frustrated as I do not have a lot of extra money to throw around and as it stands right now I am out $130.
September 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by CARGIRL4759 1 use
I BOUGHT THE POWER PATH LAST WEEK. I USED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND THE BELT BROKE AND MELTED INTO THE ASSEMBLY. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. WISH I HAD READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE PURCHASING. I OWNED A HOOVER STEAM VAC SILVER FOR 10 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEMS. THE FACEPLATE FINALLY BROKE SO I FIGURED I WOULD GET NEW. BAD DECISION. I WILL NO LONGER RECOMMEND HOOVER TO FIRENDS AND FAMILY.
September 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jjones429 Not Happy
I bought the power path a couples month ago from sears. I used it about four times, the fourth time the belt started to smoke so i took the old belt off and put a new one on. the spindal connected to wheel compartment that comes off the u ntis itself broke also and the parts cannot be replaced because they are not sold, it was a very poor belt design. i will say that it is a very good machine and i loved it when it did work, but since parts are not sold i will be force to buy another, after four uses, not sure if ill buy another.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Donna51 Problems with 2 machines
The end of May I purchased the carpet washer for my daughter. Â Used it twice during week after I received it. Â Started to smell and smoke. Â Thought the belt was broken. Â The pulley was melted. Â Contacted Hoover and they sent me a new one. Â Guess what. Â Almost the same thing happened again. Â The plastic pulley for the belt melted two pieces together. Â I am so done with this product. Â I purchased from Sears. Â Hopefully Sears with let me return it. Â I have always had Bissell Shampooer but thought I would try this one. Â Went back and bought a Bissell.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by EC_JOHNSON2000 Broken In Under Ten Minutes!
Never trust PLASTIC to do METALS job! The pully and arm that the agitator brush belt runs over are both a soft plastic. The two rubbed, melted and fused together under their own friction within ten minutes of operation. I'm hoping Hoover will provide a suitable replacement, but this remains a testament of cheap design and construction that never stood a chance of lasting any practical amount of time. Shame on Hoover!Â
August 10, 2014