Commercial Carpet Extraction Cleaner Ownerʼs Guide SC6090

Commercial Carpet
Extraction Cleaner
Ownerʼs Guide
SC6090 Series
Index
Important Safeguards ..................2
Service Information .....................3
Identify Parts ...............................3
Use ..............................................4
Trouble Shooting .........................5
Warranty ......................................5
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Part No. 73683 (4/04)
©2004 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.
Printed in U.S.A.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER.
WARNING
To To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury.
• Do not immerse product. Use only on surfaces moistened
by cleaning process.
• Do not use outdoors or expose to rain.
• Use only commercially available carpet and upholstery
cleaners intended for machine application.
• Do not leave the Extractor when plugged in. Turn OFF
the switch and unplug the electrical cord when not in use
and before servicing.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only
manufacturerʼs recommended attachments.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If the Extractor is
not working properly, has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center
immediately.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a
door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners.
Do not run the Carpet Shampooer/Extractor over cord.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Connect to a properly grounded outlet only (refer to
Grounding Instructions).
• Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate
current carrying capacity.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug,
not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or Extractor with wet hands.
• 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 airflow.
• This Extractor creates suction and also contains a moving
agitator brush. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, 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 fireplace or barbecue ashes.
• Do not use without ball float and cage in place.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• If the machine tips over during use, shut it off immediately,
set it upright, and wait for the motor to stop completely. This
allows the float to return to normal position and permits
proper airflow through the cleaner.
• Do not use to pick up gasoline, acetone, perfumes,
colognes, paint thinners and other flammable liquids or
use in places where they may be present.
• Operate and store indoors in an area above 32°F where
the machine will not freeze.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or
breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance
for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This
appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
DANGER
Improper connection of an equipment-grounding conductor
can result in 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
proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
Grounded Outlet Box
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120 volt circuit and
has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in
Figure A. A temporary adapter which looks like the adapter
illustrated in Figure B may be used to connect this plug to a
two-pole receptacle, as shown, if a properly grounded outlet
is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only
until a properly grounded outlet, Figure A, can be installed
by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug,
or the like extending from the adapter must be connected
to a permanent ground 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.
Grounded Outlet Box
Adapter
Grounding Blade is Longest
of the Three Blades
Metal Screw
Grounding Tab
Figure A
2
Figure B
GENERAL INFORMATION
Automatic Suction Shut-Off
NOTE: Use the vacuum in the upright position. If the cleaner should tip, the automatic suction shut-off turns off the
suction.
The automatic suction shut-off functions when the tank is full of liquid. As the tank fills, the ball float (inside the cage) rises until
it seats itself against the motor inlet. This shuts off the suction causing the motor sound to become higher in pitch. When this
happens, empty the tank.
The automatic suction shut-off also functions if the cleaner tips over. To continue use, turn cleaner off and set it upright. Wait a
few seconds to allow motor to come to a complete stop so the ball drops. Restart the motor.
Use this vacuum for wet pickup only.
Service Information
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. For additional service information, telephone our toll
free number for the nearest Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station. You should know the model, type and serial numbers
when you call:
USA: 1-800-800-8975
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-800-8975
If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care Products North America, Service Division, 807 North Main Street, Bloomington,
Illinois 61701, USA. In Canada, write to Electrolux Home Care Products Canada, 866 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H
2N7. Refer to The Sanitaire Commercial Equipment Warranty for complete service information.
DO NOT OIL the motors at any time. Bearings have a seal and are permanently lubricated.
Rating Plate
MODEL
The model, type and serial numbers are on the rating plate, located on the back of the
unit. For prompt and complete service information, always refer to these numbers when
inquiring about service.
VOLTS
TYPE
SERIAL NO.
AMPS.
HERTZ
SERVICE INFORMATION: 1-800-800-8975
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS 61701
Model and Type:_________________________
1
Serial No._______________________________
IDENTIFY PARTS OF CARPET
EXTRACTOR CLEANER 3
Unpack powercord from carton and
remove Extractor.
1. Handle
2. Hose Inlet
3. Recovery Tank Lid
4. Solution Tank Lid
5. Drain Outlet
A. Drain Outlet Diverter
B. T-Handle
6. Solution Hose Connection
(with optional wand)
7. Rear Wheels
8. On/Off Switches
A. Suction Motor
B. Pump Motor
C. Brush Roll Motor
9. Cleaning Solution Button
10. Power Cord
11. Extension Cord
8
2
4
9
5B
5
5A
6
7
10
11
3
HOW TO USE
ASSEMBLY
• You will find the drain outlet diverter, a black plastic 45-degree
elbow inside the machine. Place this elbow on the drain valve
on the rear of the unit. The elbow will direct the flow of recovered
water downward.
When the tank is full:
• As the tank fills with liquid, the ball float (inside the cage) rises
until it seats itself against the bottom of the motor.
• The motor sound becomes a high pitch sound.
• The shut-off stops the suction.
• Turn off the power switch.
• Empty the tank (instructions follow).
Fill Solution Tank
Empty Tank
NOTE: Do not overfill.
Clean and Store
CAUTION: Use only commercially available carpet and upholstery
cleaners intended for machine applications.
Mix hot water and approved extractor detergent in a clean bucket.
Avoid mixing the chemical and water in the solution tank as the
chemical does not dissolve completely and will clog your solution tank
filter. Clogging the filter will starve the pump of fluid and can shorten
the life of the pump considerably. (Follow recommended mix ratio on
extraction detergent label.)
Connect Power Cord
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not lay cord
on any wet surfaces.
• Attach power cord to extension cord provided.
• Plug extension cord into outlet.
Power Switches
The power switch is on the handle.
• Wear ear protection (not provided) if operating the cleaner for a
prolonged period of time.
• Turn all three switches on.
• You will hear and feel the brush rotating in the machine.
Prime Pump
• The 100-PSI pump MUST be primed. To achieve this, pour
enough water into the solution tank to cover the intake filter
with at least 3 inches of water. With the machine turned on and
the pump switch in the ON position, press the GREEN button
between the handles until the air in the line is emptied and the
jets are spraying evenly. After priming the pump, fill the solution
tank with your water/solution mix.
Begin Cleaning
• This unit cleans only while pulling backwards. To push, slightly tip
the front of the unit off the surface of the carpet and roll forward.
The brush roll should contact the carpet only on the backward
stroke. To clean an area press the GREEN spray button and pull
the machine backwards. Keep unit moving at a slow, steady pace.
You can go over the area again without pressing the GREEN
spray button to vacuum up additional solution from the carpet.
• You will notice the carpet you just cleaned will be damp. This is
normal.
Tips:
For best results vacuum area to be cleaned before using the carpet
cleaner. If used to clean up spills or messes, clean up as much of
the spill or mess using paper towels before final cleaning with the
cleaner. If used on fine fabrics or upholstery, test for color fastness
in an inconspicuous place before cleaning. Do not leave unit running
in one spot. Carpet damage could result.
Automatic Shut-Off
NOTE: Always use the wet vacuum cleaner in the upright
position. If cleaner tips over, the suction automatically
shuts off.
If the cleaner tips over:
4
• Turn off the power switch and set the cleaner upright.
• Wait a few seconds for the motor to come to a complete stop.
• Restart the motor.
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug electrical cord
to service.
• Empty contents into a suitable drain by pulling the T-handle on
the waste valve. (See page 3.)
• Use special care when emptying full tanks with liquids. Complete
opening of the waste valve can result in a sudden rush of
liquid.
• Close T-handle on the waste valve to continue cleaning.
NOTE: Turn off the power switch and unplug electrical cord
before cleaning tank.
• Empty tank of all liquid and thoroughly rinse inside before
storing.
• Clean and dry tank and all accessories.
• Store indoors in a cool, dry area.
OPTIONAL EXTRACTOR WAND
ACCESSORY KITS
ASSEMBLY
Attach Vacuum Hose Coupling
• Disconnect hose from hose inlet.
• Push the accessory hose coupling into the hose inlet.
• Give a slight twist to secure.
Attach Solution Hose Fitting
• Make sure the quick disconnects snap together firmly. As you
do this, always inspect hoses for cracks, fraying or leaks. Do not
use if hoses are damaged.
Begin Cleaning
• Turn on the vacuum switch and the pump switch. With the
cleaning nozzle and hose in hand you may begin cleaning. By
pulling the solution trigger, you will disperse the solution onto the
desired area. Because the vacuum is on, the fluid will quickly
be sucked back into the cleaning nozzle. You will notice that the
area you have just cleaned will be damp. This is normal.
Model SC80
15' Accessory Hose
with 12" Single Jet
Nozzle
Model SC81
8' Accessory
Hose with 3"
Metal Nozzle
TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM: Unit will not turn on.
Problem:
Solution:
Not plugged in.
Plug machine in proper outlet.
Problem:
Solution:
Circuit breaker has popped.
Reset circuit breaker. Make sure no
other items are running on the same
circuit as machine. Outlet must be a
20-amp circuit.
Problem:
Power cord has become
disconnected from extension cord.
Reattach power cord to extension
cord.
Solution:
SYMPTOM: Pump is not running properly.
Problem:
Solution:
Power cord and extension cord are
not completely locked together.
Snap firmly together.
Problem:
Solution:
Jets are clogged.
Clean jet with soft wire brush or
remove jet and flush clean.
Problem:
Solution:
The solution tank is empty.
Fill the solution tank up with a premixed detergent.
Problem:
Solution:
Pump is pulsating.
Tighten all hoses. Check for leaks.
SYMPTOM: Vacuum motor not working
properly.
Problem:
Solution:
Problem:
Hose not connected tightly to wand
or machine.
Connect hose tightly.
Solution:
Hose is clogged with hair, carpet
fibers and/or debris.
Clean hose.
Problem:
Solution:
Drain plug is not shut completely.
Close drain plug completely.
Problem:
Solution:
Vacuum tank lid is not on tightly.
Secure the vacuum tank lid on
tightly.
Problem:
Solution:
Vacuum hose is cracked or split.
Replace vacuum hose.
Problem:
Water is coming out of the vacuum
motor.
Use a low foaming detergent.
Solution:
SYMPTOM: Carpet not being scrubbed.
Problem:
Solution:
Brush roll not turning.
Turn on switch at handle.
Check brush roll drive belt.
SANITAIRE COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT
LIMITED WARRANTY
Carpet and Spot Cleaners
(Excludes Vacuums)
Your equipment, which has been manufactured, tested and inspected with
carefully specified engineering requirements, is warranted to be free from defects
in material and workmanship. This Limited Warranty is, however, subject to the
following qualifications, conditions and limitations which are set forth to provide
you and all users of the equipment with information concerning the duration,
extent, availability and applicability of the Limited Warranty, the procedure to be
taken to obtain its performance, and other information concerning the Limited
Warranty policy.
The Limited Warranty is extended to original end user as follows:
One year parts replacement and 1 year service labor warranty.
This Limited Warranty will not cover damage attributable to the
following:
(1) Improper, unreasonable or negligent use or abuse of the equipment.
(2) Abrasions or punctures of the equipment.
The start date of the Limited Warranty coverage shall be the purchase date of
the original end user or six months from the date the machine was shipped from
the Factory, whichever comes first.
PARTS OF EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED BY THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Certain parts of equipment require replacement in the ordinary course of use
due to normal wear by reason of their characteristics. Normal wear items such
as gaskets, wheels, cords, hoses, switches, filters, bearings, carbon brushes,
solenoids, o-rings, thermostats, electrical terminals and casters are excluded
from the Limited Warranty.
EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS FROM THE LIMITED WARRANTY
This equipment is required to be used on electric current as indicated on the
data plate. Otherwise damage, defects, malfunctions or other failure of the
equipment arising from use on electric current not as indicated are excepted and
excluded from this Limited Warranty. Defects, malfunctions, failure or damage
of the equipment caused by improper, unreasonable or neglectful use or abuse
while in possession of the purchaser are likewise excluded from this warranty.
If repair is done on your equipment by anyone other than those designated as
an authorized Warranty Center, THE MANUFACTURER at its sole option, may
determine that this warranty will not apply and the reimbursement for such repair
will not be made.
PROCEDURE TO BE TAKEN TO OBTAIN PERFORMANCE OF LIMITED
WARRANTY REPAIR
To secure repair of the equipment or any warranted parts under this Limited
Warranty, the following procedure should be taken. The inoperative equipment or
warranted parts, together with satisfactory evidence of the purchase date, must be
delivered, with shipping and delivery charges prepaid, to one of the following:
1) The dealer from whom purchased;
2) Any authorized service station.
If you are unable to locate any of the foregoing, you may write or otherwise
communicate to THE MANUFACTURER before repair service is performed by
anyone else. In such event, THE MANUFACTURER will provide either the location
of a closely available authorized distributor service department, or authorized
warranty station or other factory instructions. Upon compliance with the above
procedure, all warranted defects will be repaired, at no additional charge or costs
to the customer, and the repaired product returned to the customer. All shipping
charges will be the responsibility of the product owner. In following the procedures
set forth, PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN to state the model, type and serial number
as shown on the data plate of the equipment.
REPLACEMENT
In the event of a defect, malfunction or failure of your equipment or any warranted
part to conform with this warranty, THE MANUFACTURER may, at its sole option
and own expense, replace the equipment or any warranted part with another new
identical or reasonably equivalent model or part in lieu of repairing the defect.
NO REFUND OF PURCHASE PRICE
THE MANUFACTURER will not, as a matter of its Limited Warranty policy, refund
the customerʼs purchase price.
Be certain that the Warranty Station is “Sanitaire Authorized.” For the
location of the nearest Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station or for service
information, see us a www.sanitairevac.com or telephone toll free: 1-800800-8975.