User Manual
White Tail
US600
Residential Steam Cleaner
US Steam Corporate Office
7920 Rodeo Trail
Ste 240
Mansfield, TX 76063
(817) 297-7745
www.ussteam.net
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Table of Contents Quick Start Guide .................................................................................................................................. 4-­‐5 Refilling Your Steam Cleaner ................................................................................................................ 6 Cleaning and Maintenance ................................................................................................................... 7 Tool and Application Guide ............................................................................................................... 8-­‐9 Trouble Shooting ................................................................................................................................... 10 Work Techniques .................................................................................................................................. 11 How to use the accessory tools ................................................................................................................... 12 Floors ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Kitchen ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Bathroom .............................................................................................................................................................................. 14 Bed Bugs / Dust Mites ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 Living and Bedrooms ....................................................................................................................................................... 15 Windows ............................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Autos ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Miscellaneous ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Notices and Warnings .......................................................................................................................... 19 Services and Support ............................................................................................................................ 19 Returns ................................................................................................................................................. 19 Warranty Registration ......................................................................................................................... 21 3
QUICK START GUIDE
DO NOT PLUG IN STEAM CLEANER UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO
1.
CONNECT HOSE TO STEAM CLEANER: Locate the 8 ft. flexible steam hose. Lift the hinged hose
socket cover on the front of the steam cleaner and insert the square end of the Steam Hose into the
hose socket until you hear a “click” which means that the connector is inserted properly.
2.
LOCK STEAM SAFETY SWITCH: On the steam hose handle is a safety switch. When locked, it will
prevent steam from traveling from the boiler into the hose. Lock this safety switch by pushing it forward
away from the hose. ALWAYS SET SAFETY SWITCH TO LOCKED POSITION AFTER EACH USE.
NOT SETTING SWITCH TO LOCKED POSITION COULD RESULT IN INJURY
Safety Switch
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3.
OPEN SAFETY CAP AND FILL TANK WITH WATER: Press and hold down while turning the safety
cap counter clockwise to open. Remove the cap. Pour in the water from the filler bottle leaving about 1
inch of water in the bottle to prevent overflow in the tank. Do not overfill the tank to the rim of the
opening. This should give you up to two plus hours of cleaning time.
We recommend using distilled water in areas with hard tap water. This water will provide longer
life to the unit, higher steam capacity, and reduce maintenance requirements. Do NOT under
any circumstance put cleaning fluids into the machine.
Safety Cap
4.
REPLACE THE SAFETY CAP AND HAND TIGHTEN: Insert the safety cap into the tank opening.
Press and hold down the safety cap. Turn the cap clockwise to close. Keep pressing and turning the
cap until it is tight. Note: This cap does not sit flush on the machine once fully tightened.
5.
PLUG IN THE STEAM CLEANER: Plug the power cord into a grounded 110V outlet. This steam
cleaner uses 110 Volts and will draw 12.9 Amps when turned on. The steam cleaner should be the only
appliance plugged into an outlet. Do not plug this unit into an electrical outlet with inadequate current
carrying capacity. If you use an extension cord, the heating will take longer and steam pressure may be
less than optimum. Never use less than a 15AMP extension cord or longer than 25ft in length
6.
SELECT AND ATTACH TOOL TO HOSE: Securely attach whichever tool and towel (if needed) to
accomplish the task at hand, by using your TOOL/APPLICATION GUIDE. If you use the extension
wands insert one wand into the other making sure the lengthwise lines on them are all lined up with
each other on each piece.
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7.
POWER ON THE STEAM CLEANER: Depress the Power button (
) once to heat the water in the
boiler. This is the ON Position. (The orange light on button should illuminate). After a few minutes, the
needle on the pressure gauge should begin to move to the right. The Steam Ready light will illuminate
when ready to use. The pressure gauge should read around 3.5 to 4.5 bar and be in the green zone of
the dial.
Power On Button (Orange Light) Steam Ready Light Pressure Gauge
8.
PRESS THE STEAM RELEASE BUTTON to release the steam from the boiler to the hose. This is the
ON Position. The orange light on button should illuminate but no steam will come out yet.
Steam Release Button
9.
UNLOCK STEAM SAFETY SWITCH located on the hose handle by pushing it away from the
handle. The safety switch prevents the steam trigger from being depressed when in the locked position.
10. SET STEAM CONTROL DIAL is to control the amount of steam to be used. By turning the dial counterclockwise (toward the “+” sign on the dial), the steam will increase. To reduce amount of steam used,
(8)This
Safety
Cap
turn dial clockwise (toward the “–“ sign on the dial). Do not turn the dial all the way clockwise.
is the
ca
lowest possible
settingSteam
and noControl
steam will
come out when you press the steam trigger.
(7) Variable
Knob
Carrying Handle
ca Position unless directed otherwise)
Steam Control Dial (Keep in Optimum Steam
(9) Powe
(6) Low Wate
11. PRESS STEAM TRIGGER:
Now Button
“bleed” the hose of water by squeezing
hose trigger to shoot
(1) Power
Control the
Panel
excess water from the hose into
a
towel
for
about
10
seconds.
The
hose
will
be
filled with steam not
(
)
water. Wait until pressure gauge reaches 3.5 to 4.5 or the steam ready green light comes on again
before starting to clean. Now the system is ready to use for cleaning.
Orange Power
Light
(5) Pressure
Steam Trigger Switch
(2) Steam Release Button
(4) Steam Rea
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12. MONITOR PRESSURE WHILE STEAM CLEANING: Monitor the pressure gauge. If pressure drops
below 2.5, release trigger, let pressure rebuild. Pressure gauge should read 3.5 to 4.5 before restarting.
If pressure does not rebuild, check orange low water light next to the faucet icon.
(3) Hose Socket Cover
Cover
Wheels
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How Do I Refill the Steam Cleaner?
When one of the following happens, your steam cleaner is low on water:
1.
2.
3.
The orange Low Water Indicator Light turns on.
The pressure drops fast (below 2 bars) and pressure gauge stays low.
Amount of steam is very light and moisture content is low.
Once it is determined water is low, follow directions listed below.
Low water indicator light
Pressure Gauge
How to refill your steam cleaner
1.
Press the On/Off power button (
) to the OFF position. The orange light on the button will
turn off. The Steam Release Button (
must be in the ON position. The orange light on this
button will light up. (This is important because the unit will not cool sufficiently in order to refill.)
Pull the spray trigger handle until pressure gauge reads ”0” (zero).
Push Turn Power to Off
Leave “Steam Release” in the “On” Position
Pull Trigger to Release Pressure
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THE DIAL ON THE PRESSURE GAUGE MUST READ ZERO BEFORE
REMOVING THE SAFETY CAP. REMOVING THE SAFETY CAP UNDER
PRESSURE CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
2.
Unplug the steam cleaner.
3.
WARNING - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADD WATER WHILE THE BOILER TANK IS STILL
HOT. LET THE STEAM BOILER COOL AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE ADDING WATER.
4.
Cover the safety cap with a towel, press down on cap and turn cap very slowly counterclockwise. You may hear some steam escaping. Keep the towel over the cap. Remove the
safety cap. Refill the steam cleaner tank with clean water using the water bottle.
5.
Replace safety cap and hand tighten the cap clockwise. Plug the steam cleaner in and press
the On/Off button (
) ON (the orange light on the button should illuminate).
NOTE: WHEN UNIT IS BEING USED, THE GREEN LIGHT (READY LIGHT) NEXT TO THE STEAM
ICON (
) WILL NOT BE ON CONTINUOUSLY. IT WILL COME ON INTERMITTENTLY.
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Cleaning and Accessory Maintenance
Tank Cleaning (remove mineral deposits) – Do once a month
1. When the steam cleaner tank is cold and unplugged, open the safety cap by pressing down on
the cap and turning it slowly counter-clockwise. Turn your steam cleaner upside down over a
sink and drain the leftover water out.
2. Mix 1 cup of vinegar and 3 cups of water together. Add this mixture to the steam cleaner tank.
Let mixture sit for 2 to 3 minutes, fill tank with clean water turn machine upside down over sink
and drain. Refill with clean water and rinse until all mineral deposits are rinsed out.
VERY IMPORTANT – NEVER ADD CHEMICALS INTO THE TANK! Adding any form of chemicals or
fragrance to the tank will void the warranty and could result in malfunction or damage to the system.
For most jobs, you do NOT need to use cleaners. However, for cleaning surfaces that may have an oil base
mixed with dirt, we recommend heat activated Vapormate (Available at www.homedepot.com or
www.ussteam.net) cleaning agent, which is 100% all natural, and formulated for EXTERNAL use with the
steam cleaner.
Accessory Cleaning – Do after each time used
Always wash accessory brushes with warm, mild soapy water after each use. Get in the good habit of
cleaning brushes before the dirt dries on them. All accessories can also be cleaned in the dishwasher,
except for the flexible hose. Accessories can be sanitized by steaming them with the steam hose and the 1hole nozzle.
Water Conditioning
It is recommended to supply the steam cleaner with clean low mineral content water (distilled water) to help
prevent scale build-up. Even though the US Steam System is engineered to minimize scale formation, scale
development depends on the hardness of your water and the number of hours the equipment operates.
Most tap water sources are full of minerals, which form scale during operation leading to component failure.
Your water utility can tell you about the mineral content of your water. For optimal performance and
component longevity, water should have between 10 and 30 parts per million (PPM) total dissolved solids
(TDS) and should have a pH (acidity rating) of 7.0 or higher.
Using distilled water, especially in areas with hard tap water, will provide longer life to the unit,
higher steam capacity, and reduce maintenance requirements.
If you notice a reduction in steam production, check the unit for scale build-up. Heavy scale reduces the
unit’s ability to boil water, and may cause the boiler to overheat and burn out. (See “Maintenance” section
for information about removing mineral deposit build up.)
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TOOL
USE
PRESSURE
DIAL
SETTING
EXTENSION
WANDS
INSTRUCTIONS AND TOOL USES
Use with any nozzle/brush combination
to extend reach for floors, walls and
ceilings.
Can use up to 3 wands at a time. Two
wands come in the standard package.
LARGE BRUSH (1)
Use the brush with a clipped on towel at
low pressure setting for wood and tile
floors. Test small area first.
Hard
Floors
Wood
Low
Steam
Use a clipped on towel with your favorite
natural cleaner when the floor is extra dirty.
Tile
Rotate the clipped on towel to a clean side
when it gets too dirty.
Decks
Be careful: towel may be hot.
Keep a bucket available to toss dirty towels
into.
BRUSH COVER (2)
Carpet
Dust Mites
Mold
Spores
Low or
Medium
Steam
Slide on to the bottom of the large
rectangular brush to kill dust mites and
mold spores in carpets.
Use uncovered at a 12-inch distance at low
pressure for removing wrinkles in clothes.
LARGE TRIANGULAR
BRUSH (3)
Corners
Base
Boards
Wall Tile
Low or
Medium
Steam
Clothes
Use with towel at low/medium pressure for
spot cleaning of upholstery, carpets,
small windows, porcelain bathtubs,
refrigerator exterior, countertops,
cabinets, walls kitchen or bath door
fronts, and vertical blinds.
Please test an inconspicuous surface area
first.
Use on a low-pressure setting to sanitize
and kill dust mites in mattresses and other
upholstered items.
SMALL TRIANGULAR
BRUSH (4)
Surface
Cleaner
Use to get into corners. Attach the 3-hole
nozzle to the hose handle and then the
brush to the nozzle.
Medium
Steam
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Set the steam dial to medium pressure for
stovetops, kitchen countertops, kitchen
or bathroom sinks, dishwasher interior,
fiberglass bathtubs, and glass shower
doors.
TOOL
USE
PRESSURE
DIAL
SETTING
3-INCH ROUND
NYLON BRUSH (5)
All
Surfaces
Medium
INSTRUCTIONS AND TOOL USES
Use at medium pressure for stovetops,
kitchen countertops, refrigerator
interior, dishwasher interior, kitchen or
bathroom sinks, fiberglass bathtubs,
and toilets. Wipe up with towel
immediately
For use with 3-hole nozzle
3-HOLE NOZZLE (6)
Any
Combine with the small triangle brush or
3-inch round brush when multi-directional
cleaning action is needed.
1-Hole Nozzle (7)
Use with 1-inch nylon round brush where
focused cleaning is needed. Tile grout,
refrigerator, dishwasher, toilet bowls,
corners, and crevices.
Any
1-INCH ROUND NYLON
BRUSHES (8)
Any
Surface
Low or
Medium
Stovetops, refrigerator door moldings,
hard to reach corners, toilet bowls, base
of toilets, golf clubs, shower crevices
and grout, animal and birdcages.
Attach the 1-hole nozzle to the hose handle
and then the brush to the nozzle.
1-INCH ROUND BRASS
BRUSHES (9)
NonScratch
Surfaces
Oven interiors, BBQ grills and other
non-scratch surfaces that need deep
cleaning.
Any
Use with 1-hole nozzle.
WINDOW
SQUEEGEE (10)
Use on low pressure setting for windows.
Windows
Low
Wipe excess water with microfiber towel or
lint free cloth.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
No Power to Unit
Check the circuit breaker / circuit panel for
tripped breaker.
No steam coming out of hose
Water coming out of hose while
the unit is heating up.
Unit takes more than 20 minutes
to reach full pressure of
3.5-4.5 bars
No response from buttons on
hose handle
1) Is the steam release button in the ON
position?
2) Check the low water light. If on, refill the
unit.
3) Is the pressure 3.4-4.5 bars? If not, wait for
the unit to build pressure
Make sure the Steam Button and hose handle
buttons are in the OFF position.
1) Is the unit plugged into an extension cord?
If so, make sure it meets the electrical
standard requirements.
2) Is there more than one appliance plugged
into the electrical outlet? If so, unplug the
other appliance or use a different circuit.
3) Has the boiler tank been cleaned recently?
See maintenance and cleaning instructions
Check hose connections. Try disconnecting the
hose and reconnecting.
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Work Techniques
The temperature of the steam at the tip of the nozzle is between 312ºF - 285ºF, since
the vapor is dry, it cools to 245ºF 4” from the tip less than 185ºF 8” inches from the
tip. Most bacteria begins to die when exposed to temperatures of 245ºF so keeping
the tip of the handle close to the work area is key to successful cleaning.
Using a bonnet clipped to the large rectangular or triangular brush allows heat to be spread evenly on the
work area. Work from the top down on any area so dirt will not fall on cleaned surfaces.
First, start with cleaning corners and other tight areas with the nozzle and small brushes, working your way
up to larger surfaces and brushes. Use this method to regulate the temperature you apply to surfaces
where heat is a concern, like paint, wood, plastic, etc.
PRE-STEAM
Get into the habit of pre-steaming a surface if it is heavily soiled. At a
5-inch distance, spray steam on surface from all directions for 10 seconds.
PRE-TREAT
Use heat activated Vapormate® to pre-treat surface areas before
steaming.
SPEED
WIPE
OTHER EQUIPMENT
Let the heat do the work for you! Do not move too quickly, unless surface
is sensitive to heat like wood, paint, wallpaper, colored fabrics or plastic.
Always remember to wipe the area you just cleaned with a cotton towel or
use one of the larger brushes with a bonnet attached to the brush using the
brush clips.
All surfaces have pores. Steam cleaners use the steam vapor to open and
deep clean into the surface pores. Wipe off dirt immediately before the
surface cools down.
The only other equipment you need is a good HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Always vacuum carpets and floors before steam cleaning.
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Floors
Floors – Pre-vacuum or sweep up large dirt and dust particles. Use the large brush (Item 1) with
clipped on bonnet at low/medium steam volume. If you use the extension wands, insert one wand into
the other making sure the lengthwise lines on them are all lined up with each other on each piece. Keep
a bucket available for dirty bonnets and towels.
a. Tile – Use a large brush (Item 1) or large triangle brush (Item 2) at low or medium steam setting.
Always use a clean bonnet and towel so they are absorbing the dirt and pushing it around. If floor is
very dirty, use the brush without attached bonnet, and mop dirt immediately as you go with a spare
cotton towel. Pre-treat stains or especially dirty areas with heat activated Vapormate®.
b. Vinyl or Wood – Use the large brush (Item 1) with a bonnet at low steam volume. Use extension
wands as needed. If the floor is especially dirty, pre-treat area lightly with cleaner such as Murphy’s
Oil Soap or Vapormate®.
NOTE: WHEN STEAMING A WOOD FLOOR, NEVER LET BRUSH STAND IN ONE PLACE
WHILE STEAM TRIGGER IS ON. ALWAYS KEEP BRUSH MOVING. GO OVER AREA TWO
OR THREE TIMES AS NEEDED AND ALWAYS USE A CLEAN BONNET AND TOWEL.
c. Waxed Vinyl Floors - Use large floor brush (Item 1) and if necessary, use the 3-inch round
brush (Item 5) in corners and tight areas. Clip a clean bonnet over the large floor brush. Apply
steam, cleaning a small area quickly as you go. This should melt a top layer of wax holding the dirt
in the pores of the floor. If the floor is greasy or very dirty, you may need to repeat this procedure. It
may be necessary to reapply floor sealer when finished.
d. Unwaxed Vinyl Floors - Use the large brush (Item 1) with a bonnet and low steam. Pull-trigger
every 3 to 5 seconds to keep bonnet heated. Use a back and forth motion.
NOTE: DO NOT OVERHEAT ANY KIND OF VINYL, SINCE THIS COULD SOFTEN THE
SURFACE AND AFFECT THE TEXTURE. THIS ALSO APPLIES WHEN USING SMALL
BRUSHES TO REMOVE TOUGH SPOTS.
e. Wood Parquet Floors - Use large brush (Item 1) with a bonnet at low steam. Squeeze trigger
every 3 to 5 seconds and move quickly to avoid heat or moisture buildup in wood. Use heat
activated Vapormate® for dirty floors.
f. Marble Floors - Use the same techniques as used for wood floors, keeping heat and moisture off
the surface as much as possible. Always use Marble conditioner after cleaning. NOTE: SOME
MARBLE SURFACES CAN DISCOLOR.
CARPETS
We do not recommend this steam cleaner for cleaning large carpeted areas but rather for spot cleaning.
Man made carpet fibers melt at temperatures 300ºF and above. The heat from the vapor system
does not melt the fibers, but it can change their shape or color at temperatures 185ºF-250ºF.
Use large brush (Item 1) on medium steam setting, 2 inches above carpet, and pre-steam a 6x6 foot
area. The steam will cause the dirt and soil particles to loosen their grip on the carpet fibers and opens
up the fibers. Then use the large brush (Item 1) with a bonnet on medium steam pressure and go over
pre-steamed area with same movements as when you vacuum. Change towels when dirty. Repeat
these steps if necessary. Move on to next area.
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Tips for Treating Carpet Stains
a. Protein Stain: Dab with towel dampened with a solution of 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 quart of
cold water.
b. Food Dye Stain: Wet stain with a solution of water and lemon juice or white vinegar.
c. Water Stain: First wet the stain with carbonated water, and then use triangular brush with towel.
d. Reoccurring Stain: If a stain comes up again and again, it has a “reservoir” under the padding.
Before removing the stain you have to dry it out first. Presses a drying agent such as talcum
powder, a mixture of cornstarch and cornmeal, or clean unscented, uncolored cat litter into the fibers
do not rub. Let sit for 20 minutes, and then vacuum it out.
e. Surface Stain: If the stain is only on the surface of the carpet, it can be removed by shooting the
steam against the spot from the side, 1-2 inches above surface. Hold a towel on the other side to
catch the residue. This prevents driving the particles deeper into the fibers.
f. Gum: Same technique as SURFACE STAIN, except use paper towel instead of cotton towel. If the
gum melts too much, let it cool off before trying again. Once major part of gum is removed mist with
a non-toxic cleaning formula and re-clean
Kitchen
Sink – Use the 3-inch nylon round brush (Item 5) or small triangular brush (Item 4) with the 3-hole
nozzle (Item 6) and low or medium steam. Use separate towel to mop up loosened dirt. For tough
stains, you can pre-spray surface with heat activated Vapormate®.
Stovetop – Make sure stovetop and burners are cool to the touch. Use the 3-inch round brush or small
triangular brush (Item 4) with the 3-hole nozzle at low or medium steam. Attach to the hose handle. Use
separate towel to mop up loosened dirt. Can use the 1-inch round brush attached to the 1-hole nozzle
for cleaning burners.
Oven Interior – Make sure oven is cool to the touch. Use the 1-inch brass round brush (Item 9) with the
1-hole nozzle. Use separate towel to wipe up loosened dirt. Pre-treat with heat activated Vapormate®.
DO NOT SCRUB SURFACE. THIS MAY DAMAGE THE ENAMEL.
Countertops
a. Method 1 - Use 3-inch round brush (Item 5) with 3-hole nozzle in slow, back and forth
movements to cover area being cleaned at low or medium steam. Wipe with clean cotton
towel.
b. Method 2 - Use the large triangular brush (Item 3) with a bonnet. Attach to the hose handle.
Pre-heat towel 3 to 5 seconds. Clean surface using back and forth movements.
Cabinet or Drawer Facings – Use the large triangular brush (Item 3) with a bonnet at low or medium
steam. Attach to the hose handle. Use extension wands as needed to extend your reach.
Optional: For extra shine, you can spray some favorite citrus or Vapormate® on the cabinet face first.
For wood facings, spray with cleaner such as Murphy’s Oil soap.
Corners/Crevices – Use the 1-hole nozzle attached to the hose handle at low or medium steam to
blow out dirt. Catch dirt with a spare cotton towel to prevent it from spraying everywhere.
Refrigerator – Please remove food, bins and shelves from the refrigerator before cleaning the interior.
a. Exterior Surfaces – Use the large triangular brush (Item 3) with a bonnet on low or medium
steam.
b. Interior Surfaces – Use the 3-inch round brush or small triangular brush (Item 4) with the 3-hole
nozzle on low or medium steam. Use separate towel to wipe up loosened dirt.
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c. Door Moldings – Use the 1-inch nylon bristle round brush with the 1-hole nozzle. Use separate
towel to mop up loosened dirt.
d. Defrosting Freezer – Use the 1-inch nylon bristle round brush with the 1-hole nozzle on low or
medium steam. Use separate towel to mop up water.
Dishwasher – Use the 1-hole nozzle (Item 7) on low or medium steam to clean out corners and edges.
For light scrubbing, add the 1-inch round nylon brush. For larger surfaces, use the 3-inch round or
small triangle brush with 3-hole nozzle, using back and forth movements over area being cleaned.
Wipe clean with a spare cotton towel.
BATHROOM
Mirrors/Glass/Windows – Use the large triangular brush (Item 3) with a bonnet or the window
squeegee tool (Item 10) on the LOW steam setting. Use extension wands to extend your reach if
needed. Follow up if necessary by turning off steam and re-squeegee window, wipe with lint free
microfiber cloth.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE THE BRUSH IN A CONCENTRATED AREA FOR MORE THAN TWO
OR THREE SECONDS, GLASS COULD BREAK.
CAUTION! ALWAYS PREHEAT GLASS WITH THE SQUEEGEE 2-3 INCHES FROM SURFACE
BEFORE CLEANING! DO NOT CLEAN GLASS WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW
FREEZING POINT! NEVER CLEAN A GLASS THAT HAS A CRACK!
Toilet
Exterior cleaning use the small triangular brush (Item 4) with the 3-hole nozzle on low or medium
steam.
Interior cleaning use the 1” nylon round brush (Item 8) with the 1-hole nozzle for cleaning on low or
medium steam. Start from the top of the toilet and work down to the base.
Be sure to clean the floor up to 2 feet around the toilet to kill odor-causing bacteria.
DO NOT PUT THE BRUSH OR HOSE HANDLE UNDER WATER.
Faucets – Use the 3-inch nylon round brush (Item 5) or small triangular brush (Item 4) with the 3-hole
nozzle on low steam. Wipe dry with a microfiber towel as you go.
Bathtub/Shower
a. Fiberglass – Pre-spray the area with heat activated Vapormate®. Use on low or medium steam
settings. For crevices use the small triangular brush (Item 4) with the triple nozzle without towel
attached to the hose handle and wipe up the released dirt with a spare cotton towel as you go. Use
large triangle brush (Item 3) with bonnet on walls of tubs.
b. Ceramic – Use the large triangular brush with a bonnet. Use on low steam setting to avoid
scratching surface. Use extension wands if you need to extend your reach.
c. Shower door – Use the large triangle brush with a bonnet on the low steam setting. Wipe
surface dry with a spare cotton or microfiber towel as you go. Lightly applying Vapormate® assists
in naturally removing mineral deposits or soap scum.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE THE BRUSH IN A CONCENTRATED AREA FOR MORE THAN
TWO OR THREE SECONDS, GLASS COULD BREAK.
d. Tile Grout – Use the 1-inch nylon round brush (Item 8) with the 1-hole nozzle on low or medium
steam. Pre-spraying the grout crevices with heat activated Vapormate® to help loosen dirt before
applying steam. Wipe with a spare cotton towel as you go.
e. Silicone Sealant – Use the 1-hole nozzle on low or medium steam, no closer than one-inch, use
back and forth movement blowing out debris.
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BED BUGS / DUST MITES
To eliminate bed bugs or dust mites, use the large triangle brush (Item 3) or the Bed
Bugger (ordered separately) on the low steam setting. Move quickly over the mattress
and go over each area more than once to ensure complete and thorough elimination
of dust mites. Bed bugs and dust mites will die on contact from the steam.
Immediately use a vacuum over treat areas.
Make sure to treat both sides of the mattress and all areas around the bed including
baseboards.
Mattress should be slightly damp to the touch but not wet so let it air-dry before putting
bed linens back on the mattress.
Living & Bed Rooms
Walls, painted trim or molding – Use the large triangular (Item 3) brush on the low steam setting with
a bonnet. Pretest an inconspicuous area to be cleaned for paint thickness since it is easy to take paint
off walls.
ALWAYS USE A BONNET WHEN TREATING A PAINTED SURFACE.
Wallpaper
a. Washable - If surface is heavily soiled, pre-steam surface and spray the towel with
Vapormate®. Follow up with a clean towel to remove soap residue. If wallpaper is textured, presteam 2 inches off surface on low or medium steam settings. Wipe with towel after treating. Do
not stay on one spot too long.
b. Deep Cleaning - If surface is heavily soiled, pre-steam surface or spray the towel with
Vapormate®. Follow up with a clean towel to remove soap residue. If wallpaper is textured,
pre-steam 2 inches off surface on low/medium steam settings. Wipe with towel. Do not stay on
one spot too long.
a. Non-Washable - Use large triangle brush with a bonnet. Preheat towel and wipe with no
steam. Move quickly with smooth strokes. Do not stay on one spot too long.
b. Removing - Use wallpaper remover attachment (sold separately) or use the large triangle
brush with bonnet. Start in one corner hold in one spot for 5 to 10 seconds. Pull corner out start
peeling back while moving wallpaper remover or triangle brush slowly back and forth.
Painted walls and ceilings CAUTION: THE STEAM MAY REMOVE SOME PAINT IF IT IS THIN.
a. Oil Paint - Use large triangle brush (Item 3) with 1 towel, steam on low settings. Do not stay on
one spot too long. Use extension tubes to reach ceilings.
b. Latex Paint - Use large triangle brush with a towel on the low steam setting. Preheat the towel
and wipe with no steam. Do not apply pressure. Move quickly with smooth strokes or use
nozzle about 5-inch off surface to pre-steam spot. Do not get surface too wet. Wipe gently with
towel.
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Tracks, Moldings
a. Tracks - Use one hole nozzle with detail brush on low or medium steam setting. Wipe
cleansed area with towel.
b. Moldings - Use single-hole nozzle on low or medium setting. Hold the nozzle in one hand and
a towel in the other hand. Move the nozzle and towel at the same time in one direction, blowing
the dirt into the towel. Hold the nozzle parallel to surface. Move quickly. Wipe with dry towel.
Blinds
Close blinds. Use a low steam setting with the large triangular brush (Item 3) with an attached
bonnet. Work gently in a horizontal direction.
NOTE: USE ONLY ON METAL BLINDS. NOT FOR USE ON VINYL BLINDS
Slats
a. Dusting - Open blinds and use 1-hole nozzle to blow dust onto window on medium steam
setting.
b. Deep Cleaning - Close blinds with top of slats facing you. Use large triangle brush with a
bonnet. Wipe side-to-side from the top down. To reach the whole slat area, spread the slats
with the other hand while wiping. Close the blinds from the opposite direction and clean from
the bottom up. Keep changing towels until clean. If needed, pre-spray the blinds with
Vapormate.
Strings
Pull the blind all the way up. Wipe the string with a towel wet with cleaning formula. Pull the string
slowly through a detail brush.
Upholstery – Use the large rectangular brush or large triangle brush with diapered towel, heat towel 3
to 5 seconds at low steam setting. Pretest an inconspicuous area and work quickly and lightly
especially if fabric has Scotch Guard. Clean furniture using back and forth movement. If material seems
to be getting too wet, cut steam off. Reheat towel as needed.
NOTE: ALWAYS CHECK AREA FOR SCOTCH GUARDING.
a. Leather – DO NOT CLEAN INTERIOR LEATHER FURNITURE WITH STEAM.
b. Vinyl - Using 1-hole nozzle, blow out cracks and crevasses. Use appropriate brush.
Windows
Window Sills and Thresholds – Use the small nylon nozzle brush (Item 8) with 1-hole nozzle. Use on
medium steam setting. Attach to the hose handle. Use the extension wands if you need to extend your
reach.
Window Frame a. Painted wood and plastic - Use nozzle with detail brush. Place a diaper around the brush and
wipe frame. Or use same technique as MOLDINGS.
b. Aluminum - Use 1 inch brass brush directly on the surface to remove dirt and to polish. Wipe
with towel.
Window Screens – Use the large triangular brush with doubled towel or the window squeegee tool on
a low steam setting. Use the extension wands if you need to extend your reach. Do both sides of the
screens working top to bottom. Remove and reattach a clean area of the towel to the brush if the towel
becomes too dirty.
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AUTO
Open the car windows or doors to let the steam escape while you are cleaning.
Wheels – Use large triangular brush (Item 3) on medium steam volume and vigorously brush dirt away.
Use smaller tools for crevices if needed to finish job.
Carpets and Upholstery
Pretest an inconspicuous area and work quickly and lightly especially if fabric has Scotch Guard.
Use the large rectangular brush (Item 1) or large triangle brush (Item 3) with a bonnet on low steam
setting. Pre-steam bonnet 3 to 5 seconds at low steam setting.
Clean using back and forth movement and do not stay in area for too long. If material seems to be
getting too wet, cut steam off. Reheat towel as needed.
NOTE: ALWAYS CHECK AREA FOR SCOTCH GUARDING.
Leather – DO NOT CLEAN INTERIOR LEATHER FURNITURE WITH STEAM.
Vinyl - Using 1-hole nozzle on the low steam setting, blow out cracks and crevasses in the vinyl
Windows – See “mirrors/glass/windows” in Bathroom section above.
Air Conditioning or Heating Vents – Turn OFF air conditioning or heating. Put down a large towel
under the vents on the floor and cover the seats. Use the 1-hole nozzle (no brush) attached to the hose
handle and insert nozzle tip into the vent. Using the low steam setting, spray into each vent to clean out
the passageways. Wipe up the residue with a spare cotton or microfiber towel. To finish job, turn on air
conditioning to dry out vents.
Dashboard – Use the small triangular brush (Item 18) with the 3-hole nozzle. Wipe immediately with a
microfiber cloth.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Clothing – Use the large triangular brush (no towel) on the low steam setting. Apply steam 12 inches
from clothes. Before continuing, test an inconspicuous area of the clothing for colorfastness first.
Clothing should be slightly damp to the touch but not wet. Air-dry the clothing.
Cleaning and Sanitizing Bird or Pet Cages – Pre-vacuum the cage. Use the 1-inch round brass brush
with 1-hole nozzle attached to the hose handle. When done steam cleaning. Rinse the cage and towel it
dry.
Deck – Use the large floor brush (Item 1) uncovered on low steam setting. Increase volume on tough
areas. Rinse with a garden hose.
Golf Clubs – Use the small nylon brush (Item 8) with 1-hole nozzle. Scrub lightly and wipe with cotton
microfiber towel immediately.
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NOTICES
1. Read all instructions before using this steam cleaner. Save these instructions for future
reference.
2. Use of any replacement parts other than authorized US Steam parts voids all warranties and can
cause bodily injury to the operator and damage equipment. Service performed by anyone other
than factory authorized personnel will void warranty.
WARNINGS
1. DO NOT leave the steam cleaner unattended while plugged in. Turn off all controls and unplug the
electrical cord when not in use, when moving to another location and before servicing.
2. DO NOT use with a damaged cord or plug. If the steam cleaner is not working as it should, has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, call for service before using.
3. NEVER attempt to disassemble this product in a way not instructed in this manual.
4. DO NOT handle the plug with wet hands.
5. DO NOT use near children.
3. DO NOT pull or carry by cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
4. DO NOT use extension cords greater than 25 ft. or cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying
capacity (15 AMP capacity, and must have ground wire capabilities).
5. DO NOT add anything other than clean, distilled water to the boiler tank.
6. DO NOT add water to boiler while boiler is hot.
7. NEVER unscrew the safety cap while boiler tank is under pressure (see Refill
Section on of this manual).
8. Keep body, hands, and feet away from nozzle or brush steam. Steam can cause burns.
9. ALWAYS set safety switch on hose handle into the locked position when not in use.
Not setting safety switch to locked position could result in an injury.
10. ALWAYS test a small area before cleaning a large area on any type of surface to make sure no
damage will occur.
11. DO NOT expose machine to freezing temperatures while not in use.
12. DO NOT store gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
The steam cleaner uses 110 Volts and will pull 12.9 Amps when starting.
It should be the
only appliance plugged into an outlet.
1. Any alteration of electrical cord supply on this steam cleaner will void all warranties.
2. Once electrical hook-up meets requirements, make sure all switches on front of unit are in the off
position before plugging unit into electrical outlet.
3. For circuit breaker protection, if possible plug the unit into an outlet isolated from other equipment,
or turn the other equipment off while using the steam cleaner — the combined electrical amperage
of other equipment and the steam cleaner together may cause a circuit breaker to trip.
4. Always press the power button (
) to OFF before you unplug the unit.
5. Removing the ground prongs from the power cord will void any and all warranties and can cause
risk of shock or injury.
6. Only use extension cords with a minimum of 15AMP rating and no longer than 25 ft. in length.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS. THIS MANUAL MUST BE RETAINED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
PLEASE READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS CONTAINED IN
THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING THIS VAPOR STEAM CLEANER.
In order to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to property, follow these
instructions carefully. When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed
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STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
US Steam warrants that your steam cleaner will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one
(1) year.
TERMS OF LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty becomes effective on the date of shipment from US Steam and is granted to the initial customer
end user only and is nontransferable. Any claims under this warranty must be made before the end of the applicable
warranty period. During such period if US Steam determines that a part or system is defective in material or
workmanship, US Steam, at its option, will provide you with a repaired part or replace any part that is covered by the
limited warranty. US Steam reserves the right to substitute functionally equivalent new or serviceable reconditioned
parts or systems. US Steam’s responsibility is limited to repair, replacement, credit or refund, any of which may be
selected by US Steam at its sole discretion.
The limited warranty covers only defects arising from normal use and does not include malfunctions or failures arising
from: misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, usage not in accordance with user manual and instructions, depletion of
consumables, acts of nature or damage caused by repairs where such repairs were made without US Steam’s express
approval.
The Warranty does not cover defects or damage arising from the disassembly or attempted disassembly of your
steamer.
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
If you need support for your steam cleaner call 1-888-788-1234 (M-F 9am-5pm CST) to speak with a Customer
Service Representative, or contact us through the web at www.ussteam.net. A representative will troubleshoot the
problem and determine if the steamer should be returned for further diagnosis. The customer service representative
will advise you if you should ship your machine to our Service Center.
Before you ship your steam cleaner for service, you must call 1-888-788-1234 (M-F 9am-5pmCEST) or contact us
through the web at www.ussteam.net our customer service representative will explain how you must package and ship
your Steamer to prevent further damage. The Customer Service Representative will also provide you with a return
authorization (RMA), if required.
RETURN PROCEDURES
Prior to returning the product(s) you must obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) by
calling 1-888-788-1234. No returns will be accepted without RMA #. When packing the
Steamer, you must use the original packing material to prevent damage in shipping. Make sure you
include all items and accessories. You will be responsible for all shipping cost. Send returns to
US Steam
7920 Rodeo Trail, Ste 240
Mansfield, TX 76063
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LIMITATIONS
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN, US STEAM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND
DISCLAIM AND NEGATE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR THE PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND CONFORMITY
TO MODELS OR SAMPLES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. IN NO EVENT SHALL AKI BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO VARIATION OR EXCEPTIONS IN THE TERMS STATED
HEREIN CAN BE MADE.
GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND COSTS
THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES ARE INCORPORATED INTO AND ARE ESSENTIAL AND MATERIAL
PROVISIONS OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OR SELLER PRODUCTS TO YOU. ALL
DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN
(CUSTOMER DISPUTES) SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. THE
CUSTOMER HEREBY CONSENTS TO THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE STATE COURTS OF
TEXAS TO RESOLVE ANY AND ALL CUSTOMERS DISPUTES WITH BOSTON GREEN GOODS, INC., AND
THE CUSTOMER WAIVES ALL DEFENSES TO SUCH JURISDICITON AND VENUE INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY DEFENSE BASED ON INCONVENIENT FORUM. IN THE EVENT THE CUSTOMER AND
BOSTON GREEN GOODS, INC. ARE UNABLE TO RESOLVE ANY CUSTOMER DISPUTE, AND ANY
COLLECTION ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER JUDICIAL PROCEEDING IS COMMENCED; THE PREVAILING
PARTY IN ANY SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ITS COSTS
AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES INCURRED.
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION
To help us serve you better and to activate your warranty:
Complete the information below and mail to manufacturer’s service center:
US Steam
7920 Rodeo Trail
Ste 240
Mansfield, TX 76063
Name: ____________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
State: _______
Zip Code: _____________
Phone #: ______ - ______ - _____________
E-Mail: __________________________________
Serial #: ______________ Date Purchased: __________
Purchased from: _____________________________________________
How did you hear about the US Steam?
TV___WEB ___ Friend ___
Other_______________________________________
If you have any questions or comments,
Please contact our Customer Service Department:
Email slow@USSTEAM.NET or
call toll-free 1-888-788-1234 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm CST)
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