Hoover FH50240

Carpet Cleaner with 10 Amp Power, MaxExtract Technology, DualV Nozzle, SpinScrub 77, SmartTanks System, Heated Cleaning and Auto Conversion Tools


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The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night. Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle, and assembled an odd-looking, cumbersome contraption that managed to pull the dust away from the air he breathed. He quickly realized that this "suction sweeper," as he called it, had enormous sales potential, and he began seeking financial backing. W.H. "Boss" Hoover, owner of a leather goods manufacturing shop, bought the patent from Spangler in 1908, retained him as a partner, and soon had six employees assembling six units a day in a corner of the leather goods shop. Now that's a humble beginning.

This MaxExtract deep cleaner is designed to thoroughly clean carpets and rugs. This easy-to-use machine removes water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning, and has heated drying for a fast dry time. Features a double chamber nozzle to power wash surfaces with even suction across a wide path, while the automatic detergent system provides the right ratio of detergent and water for the best cleaning results. Patented Hoover SpinScrub brushes gently loosen dirt and clean all sides of carpet and upholstery fibers, with an adjustable speed control for various floor surfaces, including a Spill Pick-Up mode so you don't scrub in spills.
Brush Speed: Three Speed
Brushed Edge Cleaning: Yes
Detergent Mix: Yes
Heated Cleaning: Yes
Premier Product: Yes
Product Family: Max Extract
Motor Amps: 10 Amps
Clean Surge: Yes
Dual V: Yes
Assembly Required: Screw Driver
On Board Tools: Yes
SpinScrub Hand Tool On-Board: Yes
Squeegee: Yes
Upholstery Brush: Yes
Cord Length: 20'
Hose Length: 9'
Nozzle Width: 13"
Clean Water Capacity: 147 Oz.
Product (Hand) Weight: 22.5 Lbs.
  • MaxExtract DualV Nozzle Technology
  • Pulls up a lot of dirty water so your floors dry fast and you'll be back to living on those deep-cleaned floors quickly.
  • Pressurized Edge-to-Edge Cleaning
  • A wall of pressurized water that loosens and lifts stubborn stains with constant and relentless spray.
  • SpinScrub 77
  • Counter-rotating brushes engineered to surround carpet fibers, removing dirt at every angle. It's like treating your carpet to a deep, massaging salon shampoo.
  • SpinScrub Setting Options- Sets Your Cleaning System By Surface:
  • Spill Pickup Mode is suction only, without brush agitation action
  • Gentle Scrub Mode gives gentle scrubbing power for use on more delicate surfaces.
  • Power Scrub Mode maximizes scrubbing action for cleaning carpet and high-traffic areas.
  • Heated Cleaning
  • Powerful motor with forced heated air to help speed dry time.
  • Auto Conversion Tools
  • Conveniently positioned where they should be - right at your fingertips.
  • AutoRinse
  • Sets cleaner to wash with detergent on forward stroke, then automatically rinses with fresh water on the backwards stroke.
  • CleanSurge
  • Fingertip control applies extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas.
  • SmartTanks System
  • Separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually.
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Product Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by 103 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Needs a design review! We have 3 German Shepherds, so you can imagine that this gets used often. We bought it brand spanking new about a year and a half ago. Earlier this year the cleaning solution valve on the tank started leaking. Since the part that was defective is not user replaceable, we called and got a whole new tank. Well, here we go again, except this time both valves are leaking. Hoover! We need a RELIABLE, easy to empty, and easy to use Carpet Shampooer! I'm waiting on my return call from customer service right now! If you are thinking about buying this product, DON'T! It's too expensive and the tank valve design is defective. 1/13/13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Holding Tank Problems I purchased my first unit at our local [@]. I used it 4, maybe 5 times. When it worked correctly, it was an amazing cleaner. After that, the water and solution would disappear just as fast as I could fill it up. Just pour out on the floor and it was gone in 30 seconds. Hoover was wonderful and replaced the machine. I only opened the new one a few months ago, due to not having a need to clean anything until spring. I got it out, opened it, set it up, cleaned my carpets no problems. Did it again a few months later (grandkids) worked fine. Cleaned it and put it away. Bought a used recliner and cleaned it, worked great...then wanted to spot clean the livingroom...boom...tank problems again. As soon as I filled it and started it, the clean water and solution sucked right down into the dirty water holding tank...gone. Ugh! Couldn't believe it! I have never stored this with solution or water in it, have always wiped the seals dry..I think this model just has issues. There was a lady returning one to [@] in front of me the other day, saying it didn't work. Should probably discontinue this particular model. Seems it has a lot of problems. But, I contacted Hoover again, feeling a little crazy with it being the second machine, but again they were happy to assist me, no hassles, customer satisfaction minded, and offered again, to replace it with the model of my choice. Thank you Hoover! 7/8/12
Rated 2 out of 5 by Works Great....when it works I purchased this product in Nov. of 2011. It gets used a couple times a month to clean up spills, pet accidents etc. I does not get heavy/hard use or abused. It does do a great job on the carpets and does leave them drier than my old bissell. Thats were the good parts stop. It only works well when it isn't broken. In just over six months time, the solution take broke. When you took it off the machine, the water and chemicals just poured out the bottom. Hoover re;laced that free of charge since it was covered under warranty. IK have had to completley tear it appart several times to fix the smaller solution hose that is inside the upolstery hose. It comes off either inside the handle or down inside the machine itself and water either sprays everywhere from the hose handle or just gets pumped out at the base of the machine into the recovery tank. Overall, the quality of this doesn't say much for Hoover as a brand. I think I will probably go with another brand the next time. This was fairly expensive and isn't worth what it cost. 7/1/12
Rated 3 out of 5 Works, but fragile In the regular carpet-cleaning mode, this product has no issues, and does a fairly thorough job of cleaning the carpet. The tool hose began leaking after using it four or five times, and the leak continues to get worse - the water is actually spraying out with some force now. I looked on the accessory page to see if a replacement hose or valve was offered, but this part is not available. Other than the leaking problems, it does a very nice job of cleaning the carpet and upholstery and hard floors. 7/29/12
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  • Type : Upright
  • Color : Blue


  • Usage : Residential
  • Pets : Yes
  • Allergens : No
  • Wet & Dry Surfaces : Yes
  • Stairs/Multi-Floor : No
  • Steam Cleaner : No
  • Dust Bag : No
  • Allergy/HEPA Filter : No
  • Swivel Handle : No
  • Swivel Casters : No
  • Corded : Yes
  • Cord Type : Standard
  • Cord Length : 20
  • Flooring : Multi-floor
  • Smooth Floor : Yes
  • Carpet : Yes
  • Low Carpet : Yes
  • Medium Carpet : Yes
  • High Carpet : Yes
  • High/Plush Carpet : Yes

Technical Details

  • Energy Efficient : No
  • Carrying Weight : 22.5 Lbs.
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