Vacuum Cleaners/Hoover steamVac


I have a Hoover Steam Vac SpinScrub 50, model F5915905. My cleaned our carpets the other day, but when he was cleaning the vacuum, he removed the nozzle hood cover. He didn't know that it was not supposed to be removed (I usually clean the machine).  Is it possible to pop the cover back on the machine or do I need to order a new part? I appreciate any advice you can provide.

Hi Amy. If he broke the tabs or the screw bosses, yes you will need a new hood. If he only unsealed the factory gasketing, you should be okay. He didn't pry it up & bend anything, right?  It may have to have a bead of silicone or RTV gasket maker applied, at worst.
Thank you for your question.

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