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Deep Cleaner
The Easy to Use Deep Cleaner
SteamVac™ Dual V™ Deep Cleaner cleans carpet fibers
by applying hot tap water and cleaning solution.
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Important Safeguards!
Grounding
Instructions
When using an electrical appliance, always follow basic precautions, including
the following:
A
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING APPLIANCE.
B
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury:
• Use indoors only.
• Use only on surfaces moistened by
the cleaning process. Do not immerse
product.
• Connect to a properly grounded
outlet only. See “Grounding
Instructions”.
• 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.
• Do not use without tanks in place.
• Close supervision is necessary
when any appliance is used by or
near children. Do not allow deep
cleaner to be used as a toy or to run
unattended at any time.
• Do not fill with water above 140˚F
(60˚C).
• Do not point tools toward people or
pets.
• Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs. Do not place deep cleaner on
stairs.
• Use only commercially available
Hoover SteamVac™ cleaners intended
for machine application. Do not use
any type of wax with deep cleaner.
• Do not clean over floor electrical
outlets.
• Use deep cleaner only for its
intended use as described in the
instructions.
• Use only attachments recommended by The Hoover Company; others
may cause hazards.
• 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 3prong grounding type plug and a 3pole receptacle that accepts the
machine plug.
• Unplug deep cleaner when not in
use. Turn off all controls before
unplugging.
• Unplug before connecting the powered hand tool.
• Always disconnect cord from electrical outlet before servicing the deep
cleaner.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
To unplug, grasp the plug, not the
cord.
• Never handle plug or appliance
with wet hands.
• 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.
• Keep detergents and other cleaners
out of children's reach.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline
or use in areas where they may be
present.
• Do not pick up chlorine bleach,
drain cleaner, gasoline or any other
toxic material with this appliance.
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).
• Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Avoid picking up hard, sharp
objects with the deep cleaner. They
may damage the machine.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers,
feet and all parts of body away from
openings and moving parts.
• 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.
• To help prevent matting and resoiling, avoid contact with carpets until
they are dry. Keep children and pets
away from carpets until they are completely dry.
• Store in a dry place. Do not expose
machine to freezing temperatures.
Save these instructions!
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C
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.
Contents
Thank you for choosing a HOOVER product.
Important safeguards . . . . . . . . . . 2
Parts needed for assembly. . . . . . . 3
Assembling deep cleaner . . . . . . 4-6
Deep cleaner description . . . . . . . . 7
General operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Filling the clean water tank . . . 8-9
Emptying the recovery tank . . . . 9
Brush speed selector . . . . . . . . . 8
Automatic shut-off. . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to use
Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . 10
After cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Cleaning carpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cleaning bare floors . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the tools . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Cleaning carpeted stairs. . . . . 14
Cleaning upholstery . . . . . . . 15
If you have a problem . . . . . . . . . 16
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
If you need any assistance:
Visit our website at www.hoover.com. Click on the “Service” button to find
the service outlet nearest you OR
Call 1-800-944-9200 for an automated referral of service outlet locations (U.S.
only) OR
Call 1-330-499-9499 to speak with a representative in our Consumer
Response Center.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE.
Fill in and Save
Please enter the COMPLETE model and serial numbers in the spaces provided
and save.
The model and serial numbers are located on the data label on the back of the
handle.
Model No. ____________________________
Serial No. _____________________________
Hint: Attach your sales receipt to this owner’s manual.
Verification of date of purchase may be required for warranty service of your
Hoover product.
1. Assembly
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Parts needed for assembly
1-1
Accessories - vary by model
C
D
Carpet
Upholstery
Cleaner
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
B
Deep cleaner
Upper handle
Handle bolts and nuts (in bag with hose)
Hose/cord hook
Hose
Hose/tool caddy
PreCleaner
J
F
G
A
Bare
floor
cleaner
H
I
M
E
K
L
Not all accessories are included with every
model.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
Carpet/Upholstery Detergent
Bare Floor Cleaner
Pre-cleaner
Bare floor tool
SpinScrub™ hand tool
Utility tool
Stair/upholstery nozzle
Accessories not included with your model may be
purchased separately using the order form located at
the center of this manual.
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The assembled cleaner will look like this
drawing. Model with SpinScrub™ hand
tool is shown.
1-2
1-3
C
B
A
Attach upper handle
Remove clean water tank (upper tank)
from deep cleaner.
1-4
D
With cord hook (D) to back of deep cleaner,
push upper handle down onto lower
handle.
1-7
1-5
Push bolts into holes on front of handle. If
bolts will not go through hole easily, handle is not pushed completely down.
Place nuts in recessed areas on back
of the handle. Hold each nut in place
while tightening each bolt securely (from
the front of the handle) with a Phillips
screw driver.
Insert tabs on hook into slots on back of
cleaner. Snap hook onto cleaner.
4
1-6
Replace clean water tank (upper tank)
by positioning bottom first. Press tank
into place.
Only two nuts are needed on this model.
The extra nut is not required but has
been provided for your convenience.
Attach hose/tool caddy
The hose/tool caddy is designed to be
used either on the cleaner for easy
access to the tools and hose, or if the
tools are not going to be used, it can be
removed and hung for storage.
If you do not want to attach the caddy to
the cleaner at this time, proceed to Fig.
1-10 for proper hose placement on the
caddy.
Attach hose/cord
hook
NOTE: If the cord protector (A) on back
of handle should become dislodged
during unpacking, make sure it is repositioned properly before continuing
with assembly of your deep cleaner.
With the arrow (B) on the cord protector
pointing down, press groove (C) in the
cord protector into slot in the lower
handle.
1-8
E
F
Slide tabs (E) on caddy into slots (F) on
back of cleaner.
1-9
1-10
1-11
I
H
G
I
J
Rotate top of caddy toward cleaner
handle. Slide caddy down so notch (G)
on caddy rests in hook (H) on cleaner.
Identify the hose parts before storing
hose.
I. Nozzle connector end
J. Solution tube
Storing hose and
tools
1-12
1-13
1-14
Press hose, a few inches from nozzle
connector end (I), into caddy. Bring
hose up and over top of caddy.
M
J
L
K
Press hose into opposite side of caddy.
Loop hose at bottom of cleaner and
press into top of hook (K).
Loop hose over top of caddy again.
Slide hose clip (L) toward end of hose.
Snap tab (M) on hose connector into
hose clip.
Repeat on other end of hose.
Press solution tube (J) into opposite side
of clip.
1-15
1-16
1-17
Insert top of bare floor tool (available at
additional cost if not included with your
cleaner) through “loop” on caddy. Slide
tool down into place.
Snap stair/upholstery nozzle onto
caddy.
SpinScrub™ hand tool
(not included with all models)
The SpinScrub™ hand tool is shipped in
a plastic bag for protection. To remove
the bag before using the tool, open tool
door.
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1-18
1-19
Pull tool down and outward.
To reposition the tool, reverse this procedure.
How to reattach tool
cover
The tool cover is designed with a breakaway feature which allows it to snap free
if it is pushed open too far.
To reattach, align hinges of cover with
holes on sides of tool storage area.
Snap door into place.
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2. How to use
Deep Cleaner Description
2-1
1
3
4
2
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19
5
18
6
20
7
9
8
21
10
11
12
16
15
22
14
13
23
The assembled deep cleaner will look like the drawing.
Model with SpinScrub™ hand tool is shown.
1. Hand grip
2. Solution trigger: press to release cleaning
solution
3. ON/OFF switch
4. Wash/Rinse switch
5. SpinScrub™ hand tool (not included with all
models)
6. Carrying handle
7. Clean water tank handle
8. Clean water tank
9. Detergent container
10. Recovery tank handle
11. Recovery tank: holds dirty solution
12. Recovery tank latches
13. Brush setting selector
14. Solution tube connection port
15. Nozzle
16. Hose connection port
17. Cord hook: rotates for quick cord release
18. Hose
19. Hose/tool caddy
20. Stair/upholstery nozzle
21. Bare floor tool (available at additional cost if
not included with your cleaner)
22. Cord/hose hook
23. Handle release pedal
This deep cleaner is intended for household
use.
Operate deep cleaner only at voltage specified
on data plate on back of cleaner. Plug deep
cleaner into a properly grounded outlet.
2-2
2-3
2-4
WASH
OFF
Rinse
ON
A
ON/OFF switch
Handle release pedal
To transport
To turn cleaner ON, push switch down.
Step on pedal (A) to lower handle to
operating position. Handle does not lock
into a single position but “floats” to allow
convenient operation.
To move your deep cleaner from room to
room, put handle in upright and locked
position, tilt deep cleaner back on
wheels and push forward.
To turn cleaner OFF, push switch up.
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2-6
2-5
2-7
B
Carrying handle
The deep cleaner may also be lifted by
placing a hand above the upper clean
solution tank handle as shown.
Automatic shut off
Brush setting selector
When the recovery tank (lower tank) is full
the automatic shutoff mechanism will shut
off the deep cleaner suction (suction will
be noticeably reduced).
At that time, the yellow float disk will rise
to the top of the recovery tank lid (B).
The deep cleaner will no longer pick up
dirty solution and the motor sound will
become noticeably higher in pitch.
When this happens, turn deep cleaner
off and empty recovery tank before
continuing use.
Check clean water tank also; it may
need to be refilled.
Do not use without float and float
retainer in place. If broken or dislodged, take to an Authorized Hoover
Service Center or Dealer for repair.
Your ‘SteamVac’ deep cleaner has two
agitator brush settings.
ON - for cleaning of carpet and bare
floors
OFF - for cleaning carpets and bare
floors when brushing is not desired.
Slide selector button to the desired setting before cleaning.
2-9
2-8
2-10
C
WASH
OFF
D
Rinse
ON
Wash/rinse switch
This switch allows you to easily change
from cleaning your carpet or floor with a
detergent/water mix to rinsing with water
only.
Set the switch to WASH to clean the carpet or floor with detergent and water.
Set the switch to RINSE to use water
only.
See “How to clean” section for more
details.
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The tanks
Clean water tank
(upper tank)
The clean water tank (C) holds the water
that will either be mixed with detergent
for cleaning the carpet or floor, or used
to rinse the carpet or floor.
The detergent container (D) is permanently attached to the water tank. It
holds the detergent that mixes with the
water.
How to fill
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet.
Place deep cleaner handle in the
upright, locked position.
To remove tank, press down on tank
handle and pull forward.
2-11
2-13
2-12
E
F
Carry tank to a sink.
Turn tank cap counterclockwise and
remove cap.
Fill tank (E) (1 gallon) with hot tap water.
CAUTION: Do not fill with water above
140˚F (60˚C).
To fill detergent container (F), turn cap
counterclockwise and remove cap.
Replace tank cap and tighten.
2-14
NOTE: Use only HOOVER detergents.
They are specially formulated for use
with your ‘SteamVac’ deep cleaner.
CAUTION: Detergents contain
Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In
case of contact with eyes, flush with
cold water for 15 minutes. In case of
contact with skin, wash with water. If
irritation persists, call a physician.
For Medical Information (U.S.) call
1-800-752-7869.
2-15
Position bottom of tank onto cleaner and
pivot tank to snap it into place.
Fill container (16 oz.) with HOOVER
Carpet/Upholstery Detergent or
HOOVER Bare Floor Cleaner.
Do not use Bare Floor Cleaner on carpet or
upholstery. Do not use any type of wax
with your ‘SteamVac’ deep cleaner.
To assure proper results, use only
HOOVER detergent.
Replace container cap and tighten.
Recovery tank
2-16
2-17
H
(lower tank)
The recovery tank holds the dirty solution that is picked up from the surface
being cleaned.
When the recovery tank is full, the automatic shut-off will engage, suction will
stop (see page 7), and the tank must be
emptied.
G
How to empty
Turn deep cleaner off and unplug
from electrical outlet.
To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean water tank (Fig. 2-10) by pressing
down on tank handle and pulling forward; set tank aside (do not set tank
on furniture).
Step on handle release pedal (Fig. 2-3)
and lower handle until it rests on the
floor.
Turn recovery tank latches (G) outward
(one on each side of tank).
Raise handle (H) straight up and lift tank
off cleaner.
Carry tank to sink or drain.
Lower handle toward back of tank to
unlock lid. Lift lid off tank.
Empty tank and reposition lid.
For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Raise tank handle to carrying position
and place it onto deep cleaner. Lower
handle to front of tank.
Turn latches (one on each side of tank)
inward to lock tank in place.
Raise handle of deep cleaner to upright
position and reposition upper clean
water tank.
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3. How to clean
Before you begin
cleaning
a. Vacuum thoroughly - For carpet,
use a HOOVER vacuum cleaner with an
agitator for best results. Vacuum upholstery with a vacuum cleaner with cleaning tool attachments. Use a crevice tool
to reach into tufts and folds. Do not use
the ‘SteamVac’ deep cleaner as a dry
vacuum cleaner.
b. For upholstery, check cleaning
code - Use your HOOVER ‘SteamVac’
deep cleaner only if the upholstery
fabric is marked with a “W” (for “wet”
clean) or “S/W” (for “solvent/dry” or
“wet” clean). Do not clean fabric
marked “S” (“solvent/dry” clean
only). If your upholstery does not have
a code, seek professional assistance.
c. Test for colorfastness - Wet a white
absorbent cloth with the detergent. In a
small, hidden area, gently rub the surface
with the dampened cloth. Wait ten minutes
and check for color removal or bleed with
white paper towel or cloth. If surface has
more than one color, check all colors.
After cleaning
a. Allow carpet or upholstery to dry. To
help prevent matting and resoiling the
carpet, keep children and pets away
from surface until it is completely dry. If
it is necessary to walk on damp carpet, place towels or white cloths on the
traffic areas.
If furniture must be replaced before the
carpet is dry, place plastic or aluminum
foil under legs of furniture so metal
slides or wood finishes will not stain the
carpet.
b. Empty tanks, rinse with clear water
and let air dry. Rinse the recovery tank
lid and let air dry.
Any unused detergent may be left in
the detergent container for future use.
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d. When cleaning entire floor, move
furniture out of area to be cleaned
(may not be necessary if only high traffic areas are to be cleaned). For furniture too heavy to move, place aluminum
foil or wax paper under legs. This will
prevent wood finishes from staining carpet. Pin up furniture skirts and
draperies.
e. Pretreat spots and heavy traffic
areas with HOOVER ® PreCleaner*Test PreCleaner for colorfastness by first
spraying it on a hidden area; wait ten
minutes and blot with white paper
towels or cloth.
If no color change is visible, spray
PreCleaner onto spots and traffic areas.
Wait at least ten minutes. Use your
‘SteamVac’ deep cleaner to pick up
PreCleaner and spot. Repeat until spot is
removed; carefully scrub with a household
scrub brush if necessary.
Do not saturate carpet or upholstery with
PreCleaner.
No cleaning solution removes all stains
from all carpets. Stain removal varies with
the type of spill, time elapsed before
removal, carpet material, and carpet type.
f. To prevent staining, use plastic or aluminum foil to protect wood or metal surfaces from possible water spray.
g. To avoid wetting and possible damage
to wood floors underneath area rugs/carpet, either move area rugs/ carpet to a nonwood bare floor surface or place waterproof
material (e.g. plastic) underneath them
before cleaning.
See pages 10-14 for instructions on various
cleaning tasks.
3-1
3-2
c. Remove lint from filter screen located
inside recovery tank.
*Available at additional cost if not included
with your model.
d. Remove lint from filter screen located
on bottom of cleaner as follows.
Note: When brushes seem to be rotating slowly, disconnect deep cleaner
from electical outlet and check and
clean this screen.
Remove both tanks as described in Fig.
2-16. Tilt cleaner back so handle rests
on floor.
Squeeze filter frame, lift and pull it out.
Wipe off screen and push frame back
into place.
Return cleaner to upright position.
e. If desired, vacuum thoroughly after
carpet has completely dried. This will
help reduce any shading left by the
deep cleaner’s brushes.
To clean nozzle
3-4
If lint or other debris becomes lodged in
nozzle, it can be removed for cleaning.
B
A
3-3
To replace nozzle, line up tabs (A) on
nozzle with holes (B) in cleaner. Slide
tabs into holes.
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet.
Remove both tanks as described in Fig.
2-16. With handle in upright position, tilt
cleaner back so that handle rests on the
floor.
Lift up rear edge of nozzle. Slide nozzle
up and remove from cleaner.
Slide nozzle completely onto cleaner.
Press down on nozzle to secure it.
Replace recovery tank (Fig. 2-17).
The nozzle must be in the proper
position in order for the recovery tank
to go on properly.
Raise cleaner to upright position and
replace clean water tank (Fig. 2-15).
Carpet Cleaning
3-7
Rinse
ON
3-6
10. If rinsing the carpet is desired, set
Wash/Rinse switch to RINSE (Fig. 3-7).
Repeat steps 7-9.
Rinsing is not necessary, but will help
remove detergent residue and help your
carpet look fresher.
OFF
3-5
7. Squeeze trigger to release cleaning
solution and slowly push deep cleaner
forward (equals one wet stroke).
8. Continue to squeeze trigger and
slowly pull deep cleaner back toward
you (second wet stroke). Release trigger
and slowly push deep cleaner forward
over area just sprayed with solution (dry
stroke). Then slowly pull deep cleaner
back toward you without squeezing trigger (dry stroke). Continue using dry
strokes until little water is visible passing
through the recovery tank lid.
9. Overlap strokes by 1 inch to help prevent streaking.
Keep nozzle flat on floor for both forward and reverse strokes.
WASH
Read “Before you begin cleaning”
instructions on page 9.
1. Fill clean water tank according to
instructions for Figs. 2-9 to 2-12.
2. Fill detergent container with HOOVER
Carpet/Upholstery Detergent according
to instructions for Figs. 2-13 to 2-15.
3. Turn brushes ON or OFF as
desired.
4. Dry hands and plug cord into a properly grounded outlet.
Do not clean over floor electrical outlets.
5. To avoid walking on damp carpet,
start at the end of the room farthest from
the door or path to sink where tanks will
be emptied and filled.
Step on handle release pedal and lower
handle to operating position.
6. Set Wash/Rinse switch to WASH. Turn
cleaner ON (Fig. 3-5).
11. For heavily soiled areas, repeat
steps 6-9. Avoid saturating carpet, as
noted below.
Note: To avoid saturating carpet, do
not use more than 4 wet strokes over
one area. Always end with dry
strokes.
It is best to alternate wet and dry
strokes as described above.
For best cleaning results and to aid in
faster drying of carpet, end with more
dry strokes. (Continue using dry strokes
until little water is visible passing
through the recovery tank lid.)
12. Empty recovery tank when the
motor sound becomes higher pitched
and there is a loss in suction (see
“Automatic shut-off”, Fig. 2-6).
When finished cleaning, follow “After
cleaning” instructions on pages 9 &10.
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WASH
OFF
Rinse
ON
3-9
Cleaning bare floors
How to attach bare floor
attachment
(Available at additional cost if not included with your cleaner.)
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet.
To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean water tank (Fig. 2-10) and recovery tank (Fig. 2-16) before positioning
bare floor attachment.
Set tanks aside (do not set tank on furniture).
1. With handle in upright position, tilt
cleaner back so that handle rests on the
floor.
3-8
D
C
3. Push attachment against nozzle while
rotating attachment downward until both
ends snap into place.
(Note: Some force may be required to
rotate and snap attachment into place.)
4. Return deep cleaner to upright position. Lower handle and replace recovery
tank.
5. Raise handle to upright position and
reposition clean water tank.
To clean floor
Read “Before you begin cleaning”
instructions on page 9.
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2. With foam strip (C) (located under the
netting) in position as shown, place
attachment on front of nozzle (D).
Make sure arrow on end of attachment
points in the direction as shown.
Using the tools
6. Set Wash/Rinse switch to WASH. Turn
cleaner ON.
7. To release solution, press trigger.
Slowly move deep cleaner forward and
backward over area to be cleaned.
8. To pick up dirty solution, release trigger and slowly move deep cleaner over
area where solution has just been dispersed. Use both forward and reverse
strokes.
9. If rinsing the floor is desired, set
Wash/Rinse switch to RINSE. Repeat
steps 7 & 8.
Rinsing is not necessary, but will help
remove detergent residue from the floor.
10. Empty recovery tank when the
motor sound becomes higher pitched
and there is a loss in suction (see
“Automatic shut-off”, Fig. 2-6).
11. When finished cleaning, follow “After
cleaning” instructions on pages 9 & 10.
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet and remove attachment from nozzle. Rinse it in clear water. Do not
remove plastic screen or foam from
attachment.
Do not use the deep cleaner on hardwood floors.
1. Fill clean water tank according to
instructions for Figs. 2-9 to 2-15.
2. Fill detergent container with HOOVER
Bare Floor Cleaner according to instructions for Figs. 2-13 to 2-15.
3. Turn brushes ON for scrubbing or
OFF if scrubbing is not desired.
4. Dry hands and plug deep cleaner
into a properly grounded outlet.
5. Step on handle release pedal and
lower handle to operating position.
3-11
3-12
Attach hose
Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
3-10
E
F
Insert short hose end, matching tabs on
hose with same-sized slots in port.
Open hose connection port (E).
12
Plug solution tube firmly into solution
connection port (F).
Select tool
How to attach tools
Your model includes some combination
of the following tools, but may not
include them all.
3-13
H
G
I
G. SpinScrub™ hand tool has rotating
brushes for extra scrubbing action on
small carpet areas, carpeted stairs and
upholstery. For some models, the
brushes can be removed for converting
to the scrub module.
H. Stair/upholstery nozzle has a built-in
brush to help provide the scrubbing
action some spots may need for
removal.
I. Scrub module with detachable
scrub pad attaches to the base of the
SpinScrub™ hand tool (in place of brush
module). Can be used to scrub stubborn areas such as scuff marks, dried
spills, and in hard to reach areas on
hard surfaces.
3-14
J
K
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet.
1. Place handle in upright position and
remove hose from rack.
All tools attach to the hose in the same
manner:
2. Connect tool to hose by sliding it onto
connector until the tab (J) locks it
securely.
Using your thumb, push forward and
up on the latch (K) to remove tool.
After using tool
Drain suction hose by turning deep
cleaner ON and holding nozzle up for
several minutes. Do not press trigger.
Unplug deep cleaner from electrical
outlet.
Disconnect hose and solution tube
from deep cleaner.
3-16
Attaching scrub module
3-17
M
L
3-15
The tool caddy can be removed and
hung on a coat hanger for storage.
Available at additional cost if not included with your cleaner.
1. Open the tool door and remove the
SpinScrub™ hand tool.
2. Grasp the sides of the brush module
and lift it from the base (L).
3. Snap scrub module onto the base.
Note: If may be necessary to rotate the
scrub module (M) slightly so it will align
properly to the base.
Drain solution tube by placing round
end in sink and raising nozzle above
your head. Press the trigger.
Continued ➜
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3-18
After using scrub tool
To clean scrub pad, pull it off module.
Wash it in water with mild detergent.
Rinse and let air dry. Pad must be completely dry before reattaching to module.
Replacement pads may also be purchased. Ask for HOOVER part no.
40308001.
Using the scrub tool
With a little solution, test the scrub
tool on a hidden area before using on
the desired surface. If no surface
change is visible, continue to use as
described below.
1. Attach hose and solution tube as
instructed in Figs. 3-10 to 3-12.
2. Place handle in upright position.
3. Fill clean water tank according to
instructions for Figs. 2-9 to 2-12.
4. Fill detergent container with HOOVER
Bare Floor Cleaner according to instructions for Figs. 2-13 to 2-15.
5. Attach tool to end of hose.
6. Hold scrub tool above area to be
cleaned and press trigger to dispense
solution.
7. Release trigger and scrub area with
tool. Pick up dirty solution with
squeegee as shown.
Cleaning carpeted
stairs
Read “Before you begin cleaning”
instructions on page 9.
1. Attach hose and solution tube as
instructed in Figs. 3-10 to 3-12.
2. Place handle in upright position.
Agitator brushes will not rotate while
handle is in upright position.
3. Fill clean water tank according to
instructions for Figs. 2-9 to 2-12.
4. Fill detergent container with HOOVER
Carpet/Upholstery Detergent according
to instructions for Figs 2-13 to 2-15.
5. Attach tool to end of hose.
6. Hose length may require that
machine be placed at the top of the
stairs to clean upper half of stairway
and at bottom of stairs to clean lower
half.
To prevent machine from falling, use
extra caution when cleaning on stairs.
Do not place deep cleaner on stairs.
Do not point tools toward people or
pets.
7. Dry hands and plug deep cleaner
into a properly grounded outlet.
8. Set Wash/Rinse switch to WASH. Turn
cleaner ON.
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3-19
3-20
A
A
B
B
9. Pre-spray the carpeted stair by holding the tool (A) or (B) about one inch
above the carpet and push it forward
while pressing the trigger (equals one
wet stroke).
10. Position tool against the riser and slightly
press it into carpet pile. Press the trigger
and pull the tool slowly over the carpet
(second wet stroke). Release trigger at end
of stroke.
11. Lift tool, and position it against riser.
Pull tool slowly over carpet without
pressing trigger (dry stroke).
12. Overlap strokes by 1/2 inch to help
prevent streaking.
It is best to alternate wet and dry
strokes as described above. End with
more dry strokes to aid in faster drying
of carpet.
To avoid saturating carpet, do not use
more than 4 wet strokes over any one
area. Always end with dry strokes.
If additional cleaning is necessary, wait
until the carpet is completely dry before
using the tool again.
13. Empty recovery tank when the motor
sound becomes higher pitched and
there is a loss in suction (see “Automatic
shut-off”, Fig. 2-6).
When finished cleaning, follow “After
cleaning” instructions on pages 9 & 10
and “After using tool” instructions on
page 13.
Cleaning upholstery
Read “Before you begin cleaning”
instructions on page 9.
Be sure to check the cleaning code on
your upholstery. Use your deep cleaner
only on upholstery marked “W” or
“W/S”.
1. Attach hose and solution tube as
instructed in Figs. 3-10 to 3-12.
2. Place handle in upright position.
Agitator brushes will not rotate while
handle is in upright position.
3. Fill clean water tank according to
instructions for Figs. 2-9 to 2-12.
4. Fill detergent container with HOOVER
Carpet/Upholstery Detergent according
to instructions for Figs. 2-13 to 2-15.
5. Attach tool to end of hose.
Do not point tools toward people or
pets.
6. Dry hands and plug deep cleaner
into a properly grounded outlet.
7. Set Wash/Rinse switch to WASH. Turn
cleaner ON.
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3-22
8. Gently press the tool onto the fabric.
Press the trigger and slowly pull the nozzle over the fabric.
9. Overlap strokes by 1/2 inch to help
prevent streaking.
Make additional strokes without pressing
the trigger to remove more moisture.
10. To clean in corners or creases, lift
the tool one-half inch from the fabric and
press the solution trigger.
11. Vacuum up the solution with the tool
without pressing the trigger.
12. For heavily soiled areas, it may be
necessary to repeat the cleaning
process. Make crisscrossing strokes to
the original pattern; overlap each pass
(Fig. 3-22).
Make no more than 2 passes with the
solution or rinse over any one area to
prevent over-wetting and damage to
fabric.
If additional cleaning is necessary, wait
until the upholstery is completely dry
before using the tool again.
13. Empty recovery tank when the motor
sound becomes higher pitched and
there is a loss in suction (see “Automatic
shut-off”, Fig. 2-6).
When finished cleaning, follow “After
cleaning” instructions on pages 9 & 10
and “After using tool” instructions on
page 12.
4. Maintenance
Removable brushes
4-2
Your deep cleaner is equipped with
removable brushes for easy cleaning.
4-3
B
D
A
B
A
To remove brushes
Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet.
To prevent possible leaking, remove
clean water tank and recovery tank. Set
tanks aside.
4-1
C
Grab brush assembly and pull firmly.
The brushes can be cleaned under running water.
To replace brushes
Align posts (A) on both ends of brush
assembly with slots (B) in cleaner housing.
Make sure that the square post (C) also
aligns with the square hole (D). Turn
brushes slightly until post fits easily into
hole.
Press brush assembly firmly to snap into
place.
With handle in upright position, tilt
cleaner back until handle rests on the
floor.
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Storage
Before storing:
• Empty clean water tank and let air
dry. Replace on deep cleaner.
• Unused detergent can be stored in
the detergent container.
• Empty recovery tank, rinse tank
and lid thoroughly with clean water
and let air dry.
Allow brushes and underside of deep
cleaner to air dry thoroughly before
storing deep cleaner on a carpeted or
wood surface.
Do not store deep cleaner with a full
clean water tank in place.
Possible cause
5.
Ifsolution
you have a
Possible
• Recovery tank full/automatic
problem
5-1
A
If a minor problem occurs, it usually can
be solved quite easily when the cause is
found by using the check list below.
A
Problem: Machine won’t run
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Not firmly plugged in
• Plug unit in firmly
2. Turn valve cap (A) counterclockwise
and remove.
• No voltage in wall plug
• Check fuse or breaker
Soak valve cap in warm water for at
least 15 minutes. Wipe cap dry.
• Blown fuse/tripped breaker
• Replace fuse/reset breaker
5-2
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.
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Recovery tank full/automatic shut
off engaged
• Remove and empty recovery tank
• Blockage in tool on end of hose
• Remove tool and clear blockage
• Recovery tank lid not on correctly
• Make sure lid is on securely
• Water tank empty, but detergent
remains
• Fill water tank
Problem: Clean water won’t
dispense
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Clean water tank not firmly in place
• Make sure tank is securely locked in
position
• Clean water tank or detergent
container empty
• Refill container according to instructions for surface being cleaned
• Recovery tank lid not on
correctly
• Make sure lid is firmly in place
Problem: Detergent won’t
dispense
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Valve cap clogged
• Remove and clean valve cap (see following instructions)
1. Remove clean water tank.
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C
Problem: Low solution pick-up
B
3. Align slots (B) on cap with tabs (C) in
opening.
Turn cap clockwise to tighten.
Problem: Brushes won’t rotate during
floor cleaning
Possible cause
Possible solution
• Dirty filter screen on bottom of unit
• Clean screen as shown in Fig. 3-2
• Setting selector on OFF
• Move setting selector to ON
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, North Canton, Ohio
44720 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 bottom of
the cleaner.)
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.
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, The
Hoover Company, 101 East Maple St.,
North Canton, Ohio 44720,
Phone 1-330-499-9499.
In Canada, contact Hoover Canada,
Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A8,
1-800-263-6376.
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