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Operator's Manual / Manuel d'utilisation / Libro de Instrucciones
Models: 56105308 (100), 56105309 (100H), 56105310 (400H)
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This book has important information for the use and safe operation of this machine. Failure to read this book prior to
operating or attempting any service or maintenance procedure to your Clarke American Sanders machine could result
in injury to you or to other personnel; damage to the machine or to other property could occur as well. You must have
training in the operation of this machine before using it. If your operator(s) cannot read this manual, have it explained
fully before attempting to operate this machine.
All directions given in this book are as seen from the operator’s position at the rear of the machine.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction................................................................................... A-3
Parts and Service ........................................................................... A-3
Nameplate ...................................................................................... A-3
Uncrating the Machine.................................................................... A-3
Cautions and Warnings .................................................................. A-4
Grounding Instructions ................................................................... A-5
Know Your Machine............................................................. A-6 – A-7
Know Your Switch Plate.................................................................. A-8
Preparing the Machine for Use.................................................... A-9
Operating the Machine .................................................... A-10 – A-11
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After Using the Machine ............................................................... A-12
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Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule ................................................................. A-12
Power Cord Maintenance ............................................................. A-12
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................ A-13
Technical Specifications ............................................................... A-13
Material Composition and Recyclability ........................................ A-13
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INTRODUCTION
This manual will help you get the most from your Clarke™ carpet extractor. Read it thoroughly before operating the machine.
This product is intended for commercial use only.
PARTS AND SERVICE
Repairs, when required, should be performed by your Authorized Clarke Service Center, who employs factory trained service personnel, and
maintains an inventory of Clarke original replacement parts and accessories.
Call the CLARKE DEALER named below for repairs or service. Please specify the Model and Serial Number when discussing your machine.
MODIFICATIONS
Modifications and additions to the cleaning machine which affect capacity and safe operation shall not be performed by the customer
or user without prior written approval from Nilfisk-Advance Inc. Unapproved modifications will void the machine warranty and make
the customer liable for any resulting accidents.
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NAMEPLATE
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The Model Number and Serial Number of your machine are shown on the Nameplate, located at the rear of the machine on the base. This information
is needed when ordering repair parts for the machine. Use the space below to note the Model Number and Serial Number of your machine for future
reference.
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UNCRATING THE MACHINE
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When the machine is delivered, carefully inspect the shipping carton and the machine for damage. If damage is evident, save the shipping carton so
that it can be inspected. Contact the Clarke Customer Care Department immediately to file a freight damage claim.
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The Products sold with this Manual contain or may contain chemicals that are known to certain governments (such as the State of
California, as identified in its Proposition 65 Regulatory Warning Law) to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. In
certain locations (including the State of California) purchasers of these Products that place them in service at an employment job site
or a publicly accessible space are required by regulation to make certain notices, warnings or disclosures regarding the chemicals
that are or may be contained in the Products at or about such work sites. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to know the content of,
and to comply with, any laws and regulations relating to the use of these Products in such environments. The Manufacturer disclaims
any responsibility to advise purchasers of any specific requirements that may be applicable to the use of the Products in such
environments.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is only suitable for commercial use, for example in hotels, schools, hospitals, factories, shops and offices
other than normal residential housekeeping purposes.
When using any electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
NOTE: Read all instructions before using this machine.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
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Do not leave the machine unattended when it is plugged in. Unplug the unit from the outlet when; not in use, before cleaning the
machine, prior to servicing or performing any maintenance on the machine, and when replacing parts or converting the machine
to another function.
To avoid electric shock, do not expose to rain or snow. Store and use machine indoors only, store in a heated location. Do not
let the machine or wand freeze.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used near children.
High pressure cleaners shall not be used by children or untrained personnel.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
Never add water over 130º F/54º C to the solution tank.
Always use a defoamer when foaming occurs to prevent vacuum motor damage.
Do not let the pump run dry.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If the machine is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or
dropped into water, return it to a service center.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
Do not pull by the cord, use the cord as a handle, close a door on the cord, or pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do
not run the machine over the cord. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
Do not handle the plug, the cord or the machine with wet hands.
Extension cords must be 12/3 and no longer than 50 feet. Replace the cord or unplug immediately if the ground prong becomes
damaged.
Connect to a properly grounded outlet only.
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.
Keep loose clothing, hair, 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 ashes, or any health endangering dusts.
Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.
Risk of explosion – Do not spray flammable liquids.
Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
Wear gloves or use rags when removing quick disconnects to prevent burns.
Liquid ejected at the spray nozzle could be dangerous as a result of its temperature, pressure, or chemical content.
High pressure jets can be dangerous if subject to misuse. The jet must not be directed at persons, live electrical equipment or the
machine itself.
Do not use the machine within range of persons unless they wear protective clothing.
Do not direct the jet against yourself or others in order to clean clothes or foot-wear.
High pressure hoses, fittings and couplings are important for the safety of the machine. Use only hoses, fittings and couplings
recommended by the manufacturer.
To ensure machine safety, use only original spare parts from the manufacturer or approved by the manufacturer.
Water that has flown through backflow preventers is considered to be non-potable.
Do not use the machine if a supply cord or important parts of the machine are damaged, e.g. safety devices, high pressure
hoses, trigger gun.
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120VAC GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. If it should electrically malfunction, 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 equipment-grounding 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 the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a 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 Figure 1 below. A temporary
adapter illustrated in Figures 2 and 3 may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in Figure 2 if a properly grounded outlet is
not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet (Figure 1) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The
green-colored rigid ear, tab, 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. Grounding adapters are not approved for use in Canada.
Replace the plug if the grounding pin is damaged or broken.
The Green (or Green/Yellow) wire in the cord is the grounding wire. When replacing a plug, this wire must be attached to the grounding pin only.
Extension cords connected to this machine should be 12 gauge, three-wire cords with three-prong plugs and outlets. DO NOT use extension cords
more than 50 feet (15 m) long.
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• If an extension cord is used, the plug and socket must be of watertight construction.
• Inadequate extension cords can be dangerous.
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KNOW YOUR MACHINE
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Recovery Tank Lid
Vacuum Hose Barb
Recovery Tank Drain (gate valve)
Clamp
Solution Hose Quick Disconnect
Castor
Recovery Tank Shutoff Float
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Solution Tank Fill Opening
Switch Plate
Filter Bag
Wheel
Pigtail Power Cord (Yellow)
Pressure Adjustment Knob (400H only)
Solution Filter
Pressure Gauge (400H only)
Cord Retainer Straps (two)
Hour Meter (Optional)
Pigtail Power Cord (Red) (100H & 400H only)
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KNOW YOUR SWITCHPLATE
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Model - This label identifies the model of your machine.
Vacuum Switch - This push-button switch turns on the vacuum. The switch will illuminate when it is on.
Pump Switch - The pump switch will illuminate when it is activated, and it will turn on the pump.
Heat Switch - The heat switch will illuminate when it is activated and will turn on the heater. NOTE: if the green, two-circuit indicator light is not
turned on, you may have both power cords on the same circuit and this can trip the circuit breaker in the wall.
Circuit Indicator (green) - When this light is on, it indicates that the two cords are plugged into separate circuits.
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The circuit breaker in the wall panel can trip if both cords are on the same circuit.
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PREPARING THE MACHINE FOR USE
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Inspect the machine, hoses, and cleaning tools for cleanliness and completeness.
Screw the Recovery Tank Lid (1) closed. Ensure the Recovery Tank Drain (3) is closed tightly.
Pre-spray spots and heavy traffic areas before extracting with the detergent of your choice. Mix the pre-spray according to the detergent
manufacturer’s directions.
Fill the solution tank (8) with clear water (13 gal. / 49 L capacity). If desired, add a detergent or rinse of your choice (we recommend a
CRI approved detergent). If you choose to add a detergent to the solution tank, be sure to mix well, and always follow the use & dilution
instructions on the detergent label. Only use a detergent with a pH between 5 and 10. Although this machine is designed to supply instant
hot water, the addition of warm water to the solution tank would increase heater efficiency. Never use water above 130º F/54º C in the
solution tank.
CAUTION!
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Use low-sudsing, liquid detergents designed for carpet extraction.
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OPERATING THE MACHINE
Follow the instructions in the Preparing the Machine for Use section of this manual.
Turn off all the switches. Plug the power cords into properly grounded outlets. Do not connect both cords to the same outlet; the green,
Circuit Indicator Light (E) on the switch plate should light up. If the indicator light does not come on, try different outlets until it does. “Do not
connect both cords to the same outlet.”
3 Attach the priming hose to the machine and place the open end into the solution tank.
4 Turn ON the solution pump (C) and let it run until the pump is fully primed (approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute). Once the pump is primed,
turn off the pump and remove the priming hose. NOTE: If priming is difficult, place the open end of the priming hose into the Vacuum inlet
hose barb, and turn the vacuum on. Use your hand to block the open area in the hose barb. This will allow the pump and the vacuum to work
together to get the water moving.
5 Connect a solution line to the Solution Hose Quick Disconnect (5). Attach the other end of the solution line to the cleaning tool.
6 Connect a vacuum hose to the Vacuum Hose Barb (2). Attach the other end of the vacuum hose to the cleaning tool.
7 To use heated water for cleaning, press the Heat Switch (D) on. Wait two minutes for the heat exchanger to reach temperature.
8 Press the Pump Switch (C) to ON (I).
9 Press the Vacuum Switch (B) to ON (I).
10 Spray through your tool a few times to fill the lines with solution. Begin cleaning.
11 Note for 400H models only: To adjust the solution spray pressure; rotate the Pressure Adjustment Knob (13) clockwise to increase pressure
and counterclockwise to decrease pressure. The pump spraying pressure will be observable at the Pressure Gauge (15) while spraying. Make
sure the cleaning tool is spraying when adjusting the pressure, otherwise the pressure reading will be inaccurate.
12 Watch the fluid entering the Recovery Tank Lid (1). If there is a large amount of suds in the recovery tank, add a defoamer chemical to the
recovery tank.
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• If foam or liquid escapes from the machine, switch off immediately.
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Always make sure the float is clean and travels freely before turning on the machine. A float that is stuck will cause the
vacuum motor to suck in water, resulting in vac motor damage.
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13 The recovery tank has a Recovery Tank Shutoff Float (7) to block the vacuum system when the recovery tank is full. You can tell when the float
closes by the sudden change in the sound of the vacuum motor. When the float closes, the recovery tank must be emptied. The machine can
continue to dispense solution, but will not pick up water with the float closed.
14 Monitor the water level in the solution tank. Do not let the pump run dry. When the solution tank gets low, turn off the pump and the vacuum
motor, refill the solution tank with water and the proper ratio of cleaning detergent. Empty the recovery tank and continue cleaning.
15 When the operator has completed the job; vacuum all unused solution from the solution tank into the recovery tank, turn off the pump, vacuum
motor and heat exchanger. Unplug the machine.
16 Push the machine to a designated waste water “DISPOSAL SITE” and empty the recovery tank. Drain the recovery tank by opening the drain
gate (3) over a drain or a bucket.
17 Follow the instructions in the After Using the Machine section of this manual.
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AFTER USING THE MACHINE
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To empty the solution tank, open Solution Tank Fill Opening (8) and vacuum out all unused solution into the recovery tank using the vacuum
hose. Rinse the tank with clean water.
Turn all the Power Switches (B, C & D) to OFF (O). Unplug the Power Cords (12). Coil the cords and secure them to the rear of the machine
using the two Cord Retainer Straps (14).
To empty the recovery tank, move the machine to a designated waste water “DISPOSAL SITE” and open the recovery drain gate (3). Rinse the
tank with clean water.
Disconnect the solution and vacuum hoses from the machine, at the Solution Hose Quick Disconnect (5) and Vacuum Hose Barb (2) respectively.
Flush the vacuum hose with warm water to wash any debris out of the vacuum hose and cleaning tool. Inspect them for damage.5 W i p e
the machine with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive chemicals or solvents.
Perform any required maintenance before storage.
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Monthly
Yearly
Check / Clean Tanks & Hoses
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Check / Clean Recovery Tank Shut-Off Float
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Clean Extraction Wand/Tool
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Inspect & Clean Solution Filter
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Use a flushing compound (descale machine)
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*Check Carbon Brushes
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* Have a Clarke service technician check the vacuum motor carbon brushes once a year or after 300 operating hours. Check the pump motor carbon
brushes every 500 hours or once a year.
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Store the machine indoors in a clean, dry place with the recovery tank lid open. Keep from freezing.
Lubricate the wheels, castors and quick disconnects with an all-purpose silicone spray.
Once a month, run a flushing compound (a mild acid descaler) through the machine to break up any mineral or chemical build-up that may have
formed. Rinse the descaler out of the system with a few gallons of clear water.
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Once a week (or more often if necessary), check the power cords for cracked or damaged insulation, exposed wires in the cord or plug, and damaged
or missing ground pin. Repair or replace damaged cord or plug immediately.
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TROUBLESHOOTING:
NO SUCTION
LOW HEAT
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PUMP DOES NOT RUN
Solution tank is empty, or filter is plugged.
Clogged spray tip(s).
Pump not running or not primed.
Valve on wand not operating.
Solution hose not completely connected to hose or to machine.
This pump motor runs on AC voltage, so it should start running as soon as you turn on the switch. If the
pump motor does not start running, check the wiring to the switch and to the motor. Check the switch to
see if it is “open”.
Debris is plugging cleaning tool or vacuum hose.
Drain gate is not completely closed, or seals are damaged.
Recovery tank lid is not seated or gasket is damaged.
Ball in the float is blocking air flow. Turn off the vacuum so the ball will drop down, or the recovery tank
is full and needs to be emptied.
No power to motor.
Test the switch.
Test the vacuum motor.
Spraying too long. Try spraying for 12-15 seconds, or about three strokes.
Heat exchanger needs to be flushed.
Wrong tool being used. Too much water passing through. Longer hose or larger diameter hose, than
standard.
Heat is not turned on. The green circuit indicator light must be on.
No power in the wall outlet - check to see if the breaker has tripped.
Call your distributor for additional help.
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BEXT Pro-100
56105308
120 V / 60 Hz
15 Amp
Class 1
13 gal (49 L)
10 gal (37.8 L)
70 lbs. (31.7 kg)
BEXT Pro-100H
56105309
120 V / 60 Hz
15 Amp
Class 1
13 gal (49 L)
10 gal (37.8 L)
75 lbs. (34 kg)
BEXT Pro-400H
56105310
120 V / 60 Hz
15 Amp
Class 1
13 gal (49 L)
10 gal (37.8 L)
90 lbs. (40.8 kg)
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Rated Current
Protection Class (electrical)
Solution Tank Capacity
Recovery Tank Capacity
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Aluminum
Electrical / motors / engines - misc
Ferrous metals
Harnesses / cables
Liquids
Plastic - non-recyclable
Plastic - recyclable
Polyethylene
Rubber
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Material Composition and Recyclability
% of machine weight
% of machine weight
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100H
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9%
9%
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11%
11%
6%
5%
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0%
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6%
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% of machine weight
400H
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22%
9%
4%
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4%
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3%
56091031 - BEXT Pro 100, 400
% recyclable
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29%
100%
80%
100%
0%
100%
92%
20%
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