Maytag HARDFOOR CLEANER Owner`s manual

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FloorMate™
SpinScrub™ 500
Hard Floor Cleaner
www.hoover.com
®
Important Safeguards!
When using an electrical appliance, always follow basic precautions,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING APPLIANCE.
Grounding
Instructions
A
B
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury:
• Use indoors only.
• Use only on surfaces moistened
by the cleaning process or small
spills. Do not immerse product.
• For use on bare floors or sealed
wood floors. NOT for use on
carpets.
• Always install float before any
wet pick up operation.
• Close supervision is necessary
when any appliance is used by or
near children. Do not allow cleaner
to be used as a toy or to run unattended at any time.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers,
feet and all parts of body away from
openings and moving parts.
• Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Do not pick up or use flammable
or combustible materials such as
gasoline or fine wood sandings or
use in areas where they may be present.
• Avoid picking up hard, sharp
objects with the cleaner. They may
damage the machine.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening
blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair,
and anything that may reduce air
flow.
• Connect to a properly grounded
outlet only. See “Grounding
Instructions”.
• Do not clean over floor electrical
outlets.
• Do not use without tanks in
place.
• Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs. Do not place cleaner on
stairs.
• The use of an extension cord is
not recommended. If an extension
cord is absolutely necessary, use at
least a 16 gauge 3-wire cord which
has a 3-prong grounding type plug
and a 3-pole receptacle that accepts
the machine plug.
• Keep detergents and other cleaners out of children's reach.
• Do not pick up chlorine bleach,
drain cleaner, gasoline or any other
toxic material with this appliance.
• When using recommended chemicals with this machine, be certain
area is well ventilated.
• Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all chemicals used with
this machine. Do not exceed recommended mixing ratios.
• Store in a dry place. Do not expose machine to freezing temperatures.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use
cord as a handle, close door on cord
or pull cord around sharp edges or
corners. Do not run appliance over
cord. Keep cord away from heated
surfaces.
• Do not use with damaged cord or
plug. If appliance is not working as
it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, take it to a Hoover Factory
Service Center or Authorized
Hoover Warranty Service Dealer.
• Always disconnect cord from electrical outlet before servicing the cleaner.
• Use cleaner only for its intended
use as described in the instructions.
• Unplug cleaner when not in use.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
WARNING:
• Do not unplug by pulling on
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not
the cord.
This product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
• Never handle plug or appliance
with wet hands.
Save these instructions!
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C
This appliance must be grounded. If it
should malfunction or breakdown,
grounding provides a path of least resistance for electrical current to reduce the
risk of electric shock. This appliance is
equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor (C) and
grounding plug (A). The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet (B)
that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
DANGER-
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in the
risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you
are in doubt as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not modify the
plug provided with the appliance - if it
will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal
120 volt circuit and has a grounding
plug that looks like the plug illustrated
in sketch (A).
D
F
G
E
A temporary adapter (D) may be used to
connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle
(E) if a properly grounded outlet is not
available. The temporary adapter should
be used only until a properly grounded
outlet (B) can be installed by a qualified
electrician. The green colored rigid ear,
lug, or the like (F) extending from the
adapter must be connected to a permanent ground (G) such as a properly
grounded outlet box cover. Whenever
the adapter is used, it must be held in
place by a metal screw. NOTE: In
Canada, the use of a temporary adapter
is not permitted by the Canadian
Electrical Code.
To contact us:
Contents
• www.hoover.com
Important safeguards . . . . . . . . 2
Carton contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cleaner description . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembly
Handle assembly. . . . . . . . . . . 5
Brush/nozzle assembly . . . . 5-6
General operation
Mode selector dial. . . . . . . . . . 8
Solution tank . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Recovery tank . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Automatic shut-off . . . . . . . . 11
To clean filters . . . . . . . . . 11-12
How to clean
Recommended cleaning
sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning floors . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Picking up spills . . . . . . . . . . 13
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Maintenance
Cleaning the nozzle . . . . . . 14
Cleaning the brushes . . 15-16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
• 1-800-944-9200 - automated service
dealer locator
• 1-330-499-9499 - our Consumer
Response Center (8 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Friday)
Fill in and Save
For your records, enter the model number and
serial numbers in the spaces provided. These
numbers are located on the data label on the back
of the cleaner body.
Model No. ____________________________
Serial No. _____________________________
Save your sales receipt and attach it to this
manual. Proof of date of purchase may be
required for warranty service of your cleaner.
Carton Contents
A. Hard floor cleaner
B. Upper handle
C. Brush assemblies (2)
D. Nozzle
E. Floor cleaning
concentrates
C
D
B
A
E
© 2004 The Hoover Company
www.hoover.com
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Cleaner Description
This cleaner is intended for household
use.
1
Operate cleaner only at voltage specified on data plate on back of cleaner.
Plug cleaner into a properly grounded
outlet.
2
1
3
4
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5
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7
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Features
1.
2.
3.
Soft hand grip
ON/OFF switch
Solution trigger: squeeze to release
cleaning solution
4. Mode selector dial: turns brushes
ON for wet cleaning and OFF for wet
pickup and dry vacuuming
5. Clean solution tank cap/measuring cup
6. Clean solution tank
7. Clean solution tank release
8. Recovery tank release
9. Recovery tank lid and filter
10. Recovery tank: collects dry debris as
well as dirty cleaning solution
11. Nozzle release buttons: release
nozzle for easy clean-up (located
behind nozzle)
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12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Nozzle
Squeegee (underneath nozzle)
Bumper
Soft-tread wheels
Carrying handle
Upper handle release button
Cord hooks: top hook rotates
for quick cord release
Handle release pedal
Assemble handle
2
Rotate bottom handle support (A)
up to the upright position until a
snap is felt.
2
A
3
Align control rod (B) on upper handle (C) with slot in bottom handle
support (D).
3
C
B
D
4
4
Push upper handle (C) down until
it is snapped in place.
Install brushes and nozzle
5
To install brushes, place handle in
upright position. Tilt cleaner back so
that it rests on the floor.
C
5
B
A
Align post (A) on brush block with hole
(B) on bottom of cleaner. Turn brushes
slightly until post fits easily into hole.
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6
7
C
D
E
6
Press brush assembly firmly to
snap into place.
7
To install nozzle, make sure latches
(C) are out.
Align middle section (D) of nozzle with
opening (E) on cleaner.
C
Remove cardboard packing insert from
squeegee area on underside of nozzle.
8
8
9
While holding nozzle in place, slide
latches inward to lock in place.
Unfold handle
9
Raise upper handle (A) to upright
position until it locks in place.
A
How to fold handle
10
10 Press upper handle release button
(B) to fold handle to storage
position.
B
6
Handle release pedal
11
Step on pedal (A) to lower handle
11 to operating position. Handle does
not lock into a single position, but
“floats” to allow convenient operation.
ON/OFF switch
A
12
A
Push switch (A) once to turn cleaner
12 ON. Push switch again to turn
cleaner OFF.
Transporting
13
13 To move your cleaner from room to
room, put handle in upright position, tilt cleaner back on rear wheels
and push forward.
14
A
14 The cleaner may also be lifted using
the carrying handle (A) on the front
of the cleaner.
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General operation
Your HOOVER FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ 500 Cleaner can be used to both vacuum dry debris and
wet clean non-carpeted floor surfaces such as vinyl, tile and sealed wood. It is not intended for use
on carpet or rugs.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to wood floors, follow the flooring manufacturer’s cleaning
recommendations.
If using cleaner on sealed wood floors, inspect floor surface for worn finish, bare wood or separated joints. Do not use FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ Cleaner to wet clean sealed wood floors if any
of these conditions exist.
Mode selector dial
15
A
16
15 The Mode selector dial (A) turns
the brushes on and off.
For dry debris pickup, turn the dial to the
16 DRY VAC position. In this position, the
brushes will not rotate and are raised off the
floor surface.
To wet clean with brushes turned ON, turn the
dial to the WASH position.
For wet pickup, turn the dial to the WET PICKUP position.
Refer to “How to clean” section for complete
cleaning instructions.
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The tanks
Solution (upper) tank
The solution tank holds detergent and water that is to be dispersed onto the
surface being cleaned.
How to fill
Disconnect cleaner from electrical outlet.
Place cleaner handle in upright, locked position.
17
To remove tank, squeeze release button
17 and pull tank straight out.
18
A
Carry tank to a sink.
Rotate tank cap counter-clockwise and
18 lift up to remove cap (A).
19 Turn cap (A) upside down to serve as a measuring
cup.
19
For hard surface floors such as vinyl, linoleum, marble,
laminate wood, polyurethane sealed wood or other wood
floors that can normally be cleaned using water, use one
cup (2 oz.) HOOVER® Floor to Floor™ Cleaner.
A
Check for worn spots or joint separations before using,
as these conditions could lead to damaged flooring when
using water to clean floor.
When cleaning ceramic and other tiles, use the set of
grout brushes with gray bristles included with your
FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ 500 Cleaner. Use these for tile
floors where extra attention is needed for cleaning grout.
(See “Cleaning the brushes” section for how to remove
and replace the brush assemblies.)
Using cup, measure 1-1/2 cupfuls (3 oz.) of HOOVER®
Grout Cleaner.
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DO NOT use cleaning concentrates that contain solvent based ingredients.
CAUTION: HOOVER® Grout Cleaner cannot be used in Hoover SteamVac™ products.
Doing so could damage your SteamVac™ Cleaner.
20
B
C
Pour cleaning concentrate into tank (B). Fill tank to
20 fill line (C) (1 quart) with warm water.
21
E
D
If rubber ring (D) on cap has become dislodged,
21 reposition it with uneven side against ledge (E) as
shown.
22
Replace cap. Rotate cap clockwise until it locks in
22 place. Cap must be locked in place for proper performance and to prevent leaking.
23
Slide tank straight into position until latch snaps in
23 place.
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Recovery (lower) tank
Automatic shut-off
An automatic suction shut-off is built into the recovery
tank to prevent the tank from overflowing.
When the shut-off activates, the cleaner will not pick up
debris and the sound of the motor will change. The recovery tank is full and must be emptied.
How to empty
Turn cleaner off and disconnect from electrical outlet.
Although not necessary for satisfactory performance, it is
recommended that the recovery tank be emptied after dry
vacuuming and before wet operation.
Check the solution tank also. It may need to be refilled at
this time.
To remove tank, press down on release button (B) and
24 pull tank straight out.
24
B
25 Remove tank lid (C). Empty tank.
25
C
To clean filters
The tank lid contains a washable, reusable filter. Clean this
filter when suction is low or reduced.
Turn cleaner off and disconnect from electrical outlet.
26
26 Remove recovery tank and lid (Figs. 24 & 25). Remove
filter lid (A), then remove filter (B). Remove loose
debris from filter by tapping the filter or gently brushing
using your hand. The filter may also be rinsed for additional cleaning. Allow filter to air dry between uses.
A
B
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27
Reposition filter.
Replace filter lid. Press down firmly until snapped
27 in place.
Dry or loose debris will also collect on the filter screen
located in the tank lid.
28
D
To remove debris from screen, remove the pleated
28 filter from the lid. Remove debris from screen (D).
The filter screen may also be cleaned by rinsing it under
running water.
Reposition pleated filter in lid. Replace lid onto recovery
tank, pressing down firmly until snapped in place.
29
To replace recovery tank, place bottom of tank
29 behind ledge (E) and push tank straight into cleaner
body until it is locked in place.
E
How to clean
Recommended cleaning sequence
Use your HOOVER® FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ 500 Cleaner to:
• Dry Vacuum to remove loose dirt, hair and debris.
• Wet Clean the floor surface. The brushes will provide light agitation to help loosen dirt.
• Wet Pickup reduces drying time of the floor surface.
The Mode selector dial turns the brushes on and off.
30
A
B
C
30 For dry debris pickup, turn the dial to the DRY VAC position (A). In this position, the brushes will not rotate and are
raised off the floor surface.
To wet clean with brushes turned ON, turn the dial to the WASH
position (B).
For wet pickup, turn the dial to the WET PICKUP position (C).
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Cleaning floors
NOTE: Your HOOVER® FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ 500 cleaner may be used to clean wood floors
that have been sealed with a polyurethane coating and can be cleaned with water.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to wood floors, follow the flooring manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
If using cleaner on sealed wood floors, inspect floor surface for worn finish, bare wood or separated joints. Do not use FloorMate™ SpinScrub™ cleaner to wet clean sealed wood floors if any
of these conditions exist.
1
2
3
Set Mode selector dial to DRY VAC position and vacuum floor.
Turn cleaner off and disconnect from electrical outlet. Empty recovery tank (see Figs. 24 &
25). Determine the type of brushes to be used (either gray for ceramic and other tiles or white
for vinyl and sealed wood floors). See “Cleaning the brushes” for removing and replacing
brushes.
Fill solution tank with either Floor to Floor Cleaning Concentrate or Grout Cleaner, depending upon the type of floor being cleaned, and water (see Figs. 17 through 23).
Do not use solvent based cleaning concentrates in your cleaner. Do not use any type of
wax in your cleaner.
4
5
6
7
Turn Mode selector dial to WASH position.
Dry hands and plug cleaner into a properly grounded outlet.
Step on handle release pedal and lower handle to operating position. Turn cleaner ON.
To release solution, squeeze trigger (A) (Fig. 31). Slowly
move cleaner forward and backward over area to be cleaned.
Squeeze trigger to release solution as needed.
31
Overlap strokes by one inch to help prevent streaking. The
cleaner’s suction will pick up the dirty solution throughout
cleaning.
A
8
To greatly enhance drying of the floor surface, release trigger
and turn Mode selector dial to the WET PICKUP position. Continue to move cleaner over the
area to pick up the dirty solution.
9
To continue cleaning another area, turn Mode selector dial to WASH position. Repeat steps 7
through 9.
Note: When cleaning sealed wood floors, make sure all areas are completely dry. Ensure
that no water remains on the floor.
Note: When switching between wet cleaning and wet pickup, it is not necessary to turn the
cleaner off. Simply move the Mode selector dial between the two settings.
10
Empty recovery tank or clean the filter when the motor sound becomes higher in pitch and
there is a loss of suction (see “Automatic shut-off” section).
Picking up spills
Your cleaner may also be used to pick up small liquid spills (1 quart or less, never to
exceed 1/4 inch in depth) on non-carpeted floors. Turn Mode selector dial to the WET PICKUP position and release the trigger. Continue to move cleaner over the area to pick up the
spill.
Do not use the cleaner to pick up flammable or combustible liquids or chemicals. do not
use the cleaner to pick up detergents that contain solvent based ingredients.
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Storing the cleaner
Before storing cleaner:
Turn cleaner OFF and disconnect from electrical outlet.
• Empty and rinse solution and recovery tanks. Allow to air
dry.
• Press on upper handle release button to lower handle for
storage.
• Make sure that nothing is pressing on the nozzle squeegee.
• Do not store cleaner on a wood surface unless cleaner is
completely dry.
Maintenance
Cleaning the nozzle
32
Turn cleaner OFF and disconnect from electrical outlet.
A
The cleaner’s nozzle can be removed for easy cleaning.
A
32 Slide the two nozzle release latches (A) outward.
33
B
33
Remove nozzle (B) by pulling straight out.
34
Rinse nozzle under running water. Remove debris
34 from squeegee (C) and wipe with a damp cloth.
C
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35
D
35
F
To replace nozzle, make sure latches (D) are out.
Cleaner should be in the upright position for easier assembly of the nozzle.
E
Align middle section (E) of nozzle with opening (F) on cleaner.
D
36
36 While holding nozzle in place, slide latches inward to lock
in place.
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Cleaning the brushes
37
The brush assembly can be removed for easy cleaning.
A
Turn cleaner OFF and disconnect from electrical outlet.
A
Place handle in the upright position.
Remove tanks to prevent leaking. Set aside.
37 Pull the two nozzle release buttons (A) out. Remove nozzle.
38
B
Tilt cleaner back so handle rests on floor.
38 Push two brush release buttons (B) and remove the brush
assembly.
The brushes can be washed with a mild detergent and rinsed. Do
not use a solvent based detergent.
39
D
39 To replace brushes, align post (C) on brush block with hole
(D) on bottom of cleaner. Turn brushes slightly until post
fits easily into hole. Press brush assembly firmly to snap into
place.
C
40
F
G
40 Return cleaner to upright position. Replace nozzle,
making sure latches (E) are out.
E
E
Align middle section (F) of nozzle with opening (G) on
cleaner.
41
While holding nozzle in place, slide latches inward
41 to lock in place.
Replace tanks.
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Troubleshooting
Use the list below to help solve minor problems.
What’s the problem?
Cleaner won’t run
What to do
✓ Make sure the cleaner is
plugged in firmly.
✓ Check the fuse or breaker.
Low suction
✓ Empty the recovery tank; it may be full
and the automatic shut-off engaged.
✓ Make sure filter and filter lid are properly
positioned.
✓ Make sure tanks are locked in place.
✓ Check the filter and clean if dirty.
✓ Make sure nozzle is replaced properly
and locked.
Water puddling behind cleaner
✓ Use recommended detergents to reduce
excess foaming.
✓ Make sure solution tank is installed
properly.
✓ Empty recovery tank.
Won’t pick up dirty solution
✓ Check Mode selector dial to ensure it is
set for WET PICKUP.
✓ Make sure recovery tank is installed
properly.
✓ Empty recovery tank.
✓ Make sure filter and filter lid are properly
positioned.
Cleaner pushes a line of dry debris
in front of it
✓ Check Model selector dial to ensure it is
set for DRY VAC.
✓ Tip nozzle off floor by pushing down on
handle to pick up debris that is too large
to clear the squeegee.
Cleaning solution won’t dispense
✓ Make sure solution tank is locked in
position.
✓ Refill the solution tank if it is empty.
Brushes won’t rotate
✓ Check Mode selector dial to ensure it is
set for WASH.
✓ Reset circuit breaker.
(1) Push ON/OFF switch to turn cleaner
OFF.
(2) Unplug the cleaner.
(3) Wait one minute.
(4) Plug the cleaner into electrical outlet.
(5) Push the ON/OFF switch again to
turn cleaner ON.
If the brushes continue to stall and the
breaker trips again, clean the brushes to
remove debris.
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Lubrication
The motor is equipped with bearings which contain sufficient lubrication for the life of the motor.
The addition of lubricant could cause damage. Do not add lubricant to motor bearings.
Service
To obtain approved HOOVER service and genuine HOOVER parts, locate the nearest Hoover
Factory Service Center or Authorized Hoover Warranty Service Dealer (Depot) by:
✓ Checking the Service Section of The Hoover Company on-line at www.hoover.com OR
✓ Checking the list of Factory Service Centers provided with this cleaner OR
✓ Checking the Yellow Pages under “Vacuum Cleaners - Household” OR
✓ Calling 1-800-944-9200 for an automated referral of authorized service outlet locations
(U.S. only)
Do not send your cleaner to The Hoover Company in North Canton for service; this will only result
in delay.
If further assistance is needed, contact The Hoover Company Consumer Response Center,
Phone: 330-499-9499.
In Canada, contact Hoover Canada, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A8; Phone: 1-800-263-6376.
Always identify your cleaner by the complete model number when requesting information or ordering parts. (The model number appears on the back of the cleaner.)
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Full One Year
Warranty
(Domestic Use)
Your HOOVER® appliance is warranted in normal household use, in
accordance with the Owner’s
Manual against original defects in
material and workmanship for a
period of one full year from date of
purchase. This warranty provides, at
no cost to you, all labor and parts to
place this appliance in correct operating condition during the warranted
period. This warranty applies when
the appliance is purchased in the
United States including its territories
and possessions, or in Canada or
from a U. S. Military Exchange.
Appliances purchased elsewhere are
covered by a limited one year warranty which covers the cost of parts
only. This warranty does not apply if
the appliance is used in a commercial
or rental application.
This warranty only applies when the
product is in use in the country or
territory in which it is purchased.
Warranty service can only be
obtained by presenting the appliance
to one of the following authorized
warranty service outlets. Proof of
purchase will be required before service is rendered.
1. Hoover Factory Service
Centers.
2. Hoover Authorized Warranty
Service Dealers (Depots).
For an automated referral of authorized service outlets in the U.S.A.,
phone 1-800-944-9200 OR
visit The Hoover Company on-line
at www.hoover.com
This warranty does not cover pick
up delivery, or house calls; however,
if you mail your appliance to a
Hoover Factory Service Center for
warranty service, transportation will
be paid one way.
While this warranty gives you specific legal rights, you may also have
other rights which vary from state to
state.
If further assistance is needed, or if
there are questions concerning this
warranty or the availability of warranty service outlets, write or phone
the Consumer Response Center,
Phone 1-330-499-9499.
In Canada, contact Hoover Canada,
Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A8,
1-800-263-6376.
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