Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

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Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Hoover Spotless FH11300 is a portable carpet cleaner designed for cleaning stains, pet stains, auto interior, etc. This model is one of the most popular spot cleaners on the market, and it is also the best seller version among 4 models:  Hoover Spotless FH11100, Hoover Spotless FH11200, Hoover Spotless FH11300, and Hoover Spotless FH11400.

Why is the Hoover Spotless FH11300 so adorable by thousands of users? Actually, this version has a lot of benefits in terms of usability and cleaning performance. 

The unit is very lightweight (under 9 lbs), it has a slim profile (you can bring the machine to tight spaces easily), a good suction power and the self-cleaning hose feature to rinse the machine better after use. 

You can use Hoover Spotless FH11300 for cleaning kid messes, pet messes, car detailing, stair cleaning and more. The water tank is around 50 ounces, which is just enough for cleaning many hours before refilling. 

Using Hoover Spotless FH11300 is simple as the model is nearly assembled. You just only have to do a few installation steps without using any tool. Then, put the clean water and the detergent into the water tank and detergent tank, and it is ready for cleaning.

In the package, Hoover Spotless FH11300 comes along with 2 samples:  Sample Size Expert Clean Detergent, Sample Size Expert Clean Pretreat Gel. 

On the performance side, Hoover Spotless FH11300 can clean most of the stains, except for old stains (you have to pretreat in advance). If you are dealing with the worst stains, just clean the spots a few times to lift up all of the embedded dirt out of your fabrics or carpets. 

Last but not least, this model price is inexpensive (under 100 range). 

The downside of Hoover Spotless FH11300 is the hose, it can be clogged or broken if you do not rinse it well after use. That’s why Hoover Spotless FH11300 has a new feature called self-cleaning technology- which is designed for hose cleaning. However, like any blow molded hose, it can be broken after a few years. At this time, you can find the replacement part of the hose to solve this. 

Construction of Hoover Spotless FH11300

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Highlighting features of Hoover Spotless FH11300

Portable, lightweight carpet cleaner – Hoover Spotless FH11300 is one of the lightest portable carpet cleaners on the market. Its weight is about 8.7 lbs, which is similar to Bissell Spotclean 5207F, and ½ weight of Rug Doctor Portable model.

Self-Clean Technology – Hoover Spotless FH11300 can clean the hose itself, this helps to prevent mildew and mold growing, and eventually prevent the hose from breaking and bad smells. 

Antimicrobial Multipurpose Tool – the attachment has antimicrobial features so it helps in preventing bad smells too.

Dual Tank Technology – Hoover Spotless FH11300 has 2 separate water tanks:  the clean water tank (51 oz) and the dirty water tank (36 oz). You can remove these tanks easily for cleaning, refilling during the cleaning session.

Accessories Included:  Sample Size Expert Clean Detergent, Sample Size Expert Clean Pretreat Gel , Multipurpose Tool

Specifications of Hoover Spotless FH11300

  • Assembled Unit Depth:  9.72 In
  •  Assembled Unit Height:  15.04 In
  •  Assembled Unit Width:  13.94 In
  •  Assembly Required:  Some assembly, but no tools required
  •  Clean Water Capacity:  51 Ounces
  •  Cord Length:  14
  •  Dirty Water Capacity:  36 Ounces
  •  Motor Amps:  3.5 Amps
  •  Motor Volts:  120 Volts
  •  Motor Warranty:  2 Year(s)
  •  Motor Watts:  420 Watts
  •  Reach:  5 Ft
  •  Ready To Use Hose:  Yes
  •  Removable Solution Tank:  Yes
  •  Removable Water Tank:  Yes
  •  Safety Rated:  UL
  •  Spot Sprayer:  Yes
  •  Tank System:  Dual Tank System
  •  Water Level Indicator:  Yes
  •  Weight
  • <9 Lbs
  • Manual of Hoover spotless:  https: //
  • Warranty:  2 year warranty

Pros and cons


  • Works easily..
  • Cleans very well
  • The self cleaning hose thing is a great idea


  • Taller than bissel pro heat pet unit

Hoover Spotless FH11300 Replacement parts

Clean Water Tank Measuring Cap for Spotless – Model # 440009875

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Basic Tool With Antimicrobial Rubber Nubs- Model # 440009876

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Basic Tool Antimicrobial Bristles Insert – Model # 440009877

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Spotless Antimicrobial Rubber Nubs Insert – Model # 440009878

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Universal 4″ Upholstery Tool for Hoover Carpet Washers – Model # 304593001

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Rating of Hoover Spotless FH11300

  • Easy to assemble:  100/100
  • Value for money:  90/100
  • Easy to use:  88/100
  • Easy to clean:  86/100
  • Maneuverability:  84/100
  • Suction power:  82/100

Cleaning results: 

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

Variations Hoover Spotless: FH11200, FH11300, FH11400

Hoover spotless has several variations, such as FH11200, FH11300, FH11400. They are the same machines with differences in color and attachments included in the package. Specifically, 

FH11200 has an upholstery tool and purple color

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

FH11300 has an antimicrobial rubber nub tool, and red color

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner

FH11400 has 2 tools: an antimicrobial rubber rub tool and a 2-in-1 Antimicrobial Bristle Brush. This model has blue color

Reviews and FAQs of Hoover Spotless FH11300 Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner


Does this machine do steam only and at what temperature?

Answer: No, this machine does not do steam. It recommends only lukewarm water and it does not heat water internally.

Question: How much CFM of air does it suck out and how much psi is the water pump?

Answer: That I’m not sure of sorry

Question: Do you need the formula?

Answer: That is a no. They give you a small bottle to start with. This little machine is Golden for small area rugs like mine. 

Question: How is the suction? Does this work well on stairs?

Answer: This unit is small and so lightweight it would be good for stairs.

Question: Is there an attachment for cleaning upholstery? Mine only came with the carpet tool

Answer: No it didn’t! I use it one time and don’t like it!

Question: will this clean lambs wool seats?

Answer: I don’t think so! It works like a toy..

Question: Can the cleaning solutions for the one pwr spot cleaner also be used with this hoover spot cleaner?

Answer: Yes, you can use any Hoover spot cleaning formula on any Hoover spot cleaner. We recommend the premixed spot cleaner solution (Oxy Pet or Paws & Claws) so that you don’t have to dilute the concentrate.

Question: Is it reasonable to expect this device to clean a loveseat top to bottom? Or is it more for spot cleaning?

Answer: Thank you for your question! This product is designed for spot cleaning, but you can certainly use it to clean a loveseat. However, the tank holds about 0.4 gallons, so you would likely need to refill it a couple of times to do the entire seat, depending on the size.

Could I use this to clean cushion chairs in my church sanctuary? It’s about 100 chairs

Answer: You definitely could use it to clean my couches and my dining Room chairs. It works great and it’s super lightweight also works great on your car seats .Question: Does this come in blue and white?

Answer: no

Question: Would this do all the seats and carpet in a car?

Answer: I did all the seats in my sedan and it worked amazing. You may have to refill the tank if you have a bigger car.

Question: What does the removable plastic cover? on the expert clean antimicrobial rubber nub tool and should it be removed?

Answer: That tool is used to dispense the cleaning solution and the rubber nubs help work it into the carpet or upholstery and it also vacuums the solution up out of the carpet or upholstery. The complete piece is removed for the self-cleaning cycle and for storage. 

Question: Can I use a different brand of carpet cleaner soap? How long does the carpet take to dry?

Answer: I should be able to use any brand carpet cleaner. I got a pet formula one since my older pet has started to have accidents in the house. It may take an hour or two to dry depending on how big the spot is and how much of the solution you leave in the carpet. 

Question: The upholstery in my vehicle is stained with mud water rings from previous cleaning attempts. Will this completely remove water rings from the upholstery

Answer: Yes it will

Question: How much does this weigh?

Answer: The machine weighs about 9 pounds

Question: Can use other solutions besides Hoover cleaners?

Answer: Yes. Any carpet cleaning solution will work. I actually bought a 1/2 gal size carpet/upholstery cleaner from Walmart and added a little scented lysol liquid along with it to the water. Not only did it clean my carpets nicely, but took the trapped odors out as well.

Which is better, this one or a Bissell green machine?

Answer: I have both. Definitely this one.

Question: Would this be a good choice for cleaning a mattress?

Answer: It certainly would and that is exactly what I used it for last week. The result was very good. The mattress was foam and a very large stain. The shampoo then suction, and being able to have the unit on the bed for convenience made it perfect. The machine’s size and weight make it good for cleaning carpeted stairs.

Question: Looking for something to clean cloth seats only. They are light beige and really dirty. Would this work well?

Answer: It should clean between 60-70%

Question: Does it work well on old stains?

Answer: haven’t used it yet-bought it to do the trucks

what’s the difference between the spot clean and the deluxe spot clean

Answer: Clean is clean

Question: Does this product come with all the necessary cleaners and deodorants or do I have to purchase them separately?

Answer: It comes with a small bottle of detergent, and I’m assuming that there is deodorant in the cleaning solution.

Question: Which is better this or bissell 3624c spot cleaner

Answer: It perfect love it more my wife hiiiii

Question: I need for my couch, king size memory foam mattress and cushioned headboard. would this be a good choice or should i go with bissell 3624c spotclean

Answer: The bissell wasn’t made for cleaning mattress. it’s too aggressive to a point it might ruin it.

Question: How do you order replacement parts? We lost a plug and Hoover’s website gives an error page

Answer: Their 1-800 number works well for customer service. You’re better off speaking with someone. I found them easy to talk to.

Question: Have the ‘other’ brand. Get irritated because the hose does not swivel. Does this one?

Answer: Yes it does swivel ,, however the hose is a bit stiff. It can be a bit awkward but it’s much better then I other brand I had

Question: Will it take a black coffee stain out of a carpet

Answer: Yeah probably

Question: Does it come with the cleaning product or would I need to purchase it separately ?

Answer: If I remember correctly I believe it comes with sample bottles

Question: Love this machine, used many times over the years.. has moved with me, but my last move I have lost the accessories, where would I look to buy more?

Answer: Contact Hoover

Question: Is there a converter to use it in a car?

Answer: No.

Hoover Spotless troubleshooting

If you get some problems when using Hoover spotless, there are some tips here to troubleshoot your spot cleaner. Remember to unplug the machine before cleaning or doing any tips below to ensure your safety.

Cleaner won’t run1. Power cord not firmly plugged into outlet.
2. Blown fuse or tripped breaker.
3. Needs service.
1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. Check fuse or breaker in home. Replace fuse/reset
breaker in home.
3. Take to service center.
Cleaner won’t pick-up or low suction1. Dirty Water Tank is not installed correctly.
2. Dirty Water Tank is full
3. Dirty Water Tank is clogged.
4. Air path is clogged.
1. Review Placing Dirty Water Tank in base of cleaner
2. Empty Dirty Water Tank.
3. Clean Dirty Water Tank
4. Unclog air path.
Water escaping from Cleaner1. Dirty Water Tank is full.
2. Dirty Water tank is not installed correctly.
3. Clean Water Solution Tank not installed
1. Empty Dirty Water Tank.
2. Review Placing Dirty Water Tank in base of cleaner
3. Review Clean Water Solution Tank Installation.
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