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Hoover SteamVac Commercial Spotter/Carpet Cleaner Operating Instructions Manual

Hoover operating instructions commercial spotter/carpet cleaner
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Spotter/Carpet Cleaner
Deep cleans carpet fibers by
applying hot tap water and
cleaning solution.
Review these
instructions before
operating cleaner

Important safeguards ..........................1

Assembling ......................................2-4
How to use ........................................5-9
After cleaning....................................7
Agitator speed selector....................5
Before you begin ..............................7
Brush indicator ................................5
Cleaning carpet ................................9
Description ........................................4
Emptying the recovery tank ........6-7
Filling the clean solution tank......5-6
Picking up spills ..............................8
If you have a problem ..........................8
Lubrication ........................................9
Service ..............................................9


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Important Safeguards!
When using an electrical appliance, always follow
Use indoors only.
Use only on surfaces moistened by the cleaning process or small spills. Do not immerse
Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See "Grounding Instructions".
Do not clean over floor electrical outlets.
Do not use without tanks in place.
Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. Do not place cleaner on stairs.
Use cleaner only for its intended use as described in the instructions.
The use of an extension cord is not recommended. If an extension cord is absolutely
necessary, use at least a 16 gauge 3-wire cord which has a 3-prong grounding type plug
and a 3-pole receptacle that accepts the machine plug.
Unplug cleaner when not in use. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
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
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 Commercial Warranty Service Distributor.
Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Do not
allow cleaner to be used as a toy or to run unattended at any time.
Use only commercially available floor cleaners intended for machine application. Do not
use any type of wax with deep cleaner.
When using detergents and other cleaners with this machine, be certain the area is well
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
Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot
Avoid picking up hard, sharp objects with the cleaner. They may damage the
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, feet and all parts of body away from openings and
moving parts. Do not operate deep cleaner in bare feet or when wearing open toe shoes
or sandals.
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.
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.

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pág. 11-17
p. 18-23
(Located on the data label on the back of the handle.)
basic precautions, including the following:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:




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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    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 Commercial Warranty Service Distributor.
  • Page 2: Assembling

    Grounding Instructions This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resis- tance for electrical current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equip- ment-grounding conductor (C) and grounding plug (A).
  • Page 3: Attach Upper Handle

    Attach upper handle Remove clean solution tank (upper tank). Place nuts in recessed areas on back of handle. Hold each nut in place while tightening each bolt securely with a Phillips screw driver. Only two nuts are needed on this model. The extra nut is not required but has been provided for your convenience.
  • Page 4: How To Use

    2. How to use Description The assembled spotter/carpet cleaner will look like the drawing. 1. Hand grip 2. Solution trigger: press to release clean solution. 3. Cord hooks: wrap cord around hooks for storage. 4. Carrying handle 5. Clean solution tank handle 6.
  • Page 5: Cleaning Indicator Screen

    To transport Turn cleaner off before transporting. To move the cleaner from room to room, put handle in upright and locked posi- tion, tilt cleaner back on wheels, and push forward. Brush indicator The brush indicator will spin (E) when the cleaner is turned on and the brushes are rotating.
  • Page 6: Recovery Tank

    HOOVER Carpet/Upholstery Detergent. Do not use any type of wax with your ‘SteamVac’ cleaner. To assure proper performance, it is rec- ommended that only HOOVER detergent be used. It is specifically formulated for use with the cleaner. CAUTION: Detergents contain Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants.
  • Page 7: Before You Begin Cleaning

    Pin up furniture skirts and draperies. d. 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 tow- els or cloth.
  • Page 8: Removable Brushes

    Removable brushes Your deep cleaner is equipped with removable brushes for easy cleaning. To remove brushes Disconnect cleaner from electrical outlet. To prevent possible leaking, remove clean solution tank and recovery tank. Set tanks aside. 2-24 Press all four latches (B) and pull brush block out.
  • Page 9: Picking Up Spills

    (U.S. only). Please do not send your cleaner to The Hoover Company in North Can- ton for service, this will only result in delay. If further assistance is needed, con- tact The Hoover Company Con-...
  • Page 10 This warranty does not cover defects or damages caused by repair or alteration by anyone other than a Hoover Factory Service Center, or an Authorized Hoover Commercial Warranty Service Distribu- tor. The Hoover Company reserves the...
  • Page 11: 1995,1996,2001 The Hoover Company

    Centro de Servicio de Fábrica de Hoover o al Concesionario Autorizado de Servicio de Garantía de Hoover. • Es necesaria una supervisión estricta cuando cualquier artefacto es utilizado por los niños o cerca de ellos.
  • Page 12: Ensamblado

    Busque en la lista provista con el producto para hallar el Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Hoover o en las Páginas Amarillas bajo "Vacuum Cleaners - Household" (Aspiradoras - Artículos del Hogar") para hallar el número del Concesionario Autorizado...
  • Page 13: Selector De Velocidad

    Para alfombras, Llene la tapa hasta la línea de llenado (I) (5 onzas) con “Carpet/Upholstery Detergent” de Hoover (detergente para alfombras y tapizados). No use ningún tipo de cera con su limpiador ‘Steamvac’. Para asegurar un rendimiento adecua- do, se recomienda usar el detergente HOOVER solamente.
  • Page 14: Después De Limpiar

    Esto evitará que los acabados de la madera ensucien la alfombra. Levante y sujete las colgaduras de los muebles y los cortinados. d. Trate previamente las manchas y áreas de tráfico pesado con HOOVER PreCleaner ®* - Pruebe el PreCleaner para verificar que no destiña, rociándolo primero en un área oculta;...
  • Page 15: Limpieza De Alfombras

    Al finalizar la limpieza, siga las instruc- ciones de “Después de limpiar”. Aspiración de der- rames Su quitamanchas/limpiador para alfom- bras “SteamVac” de HOOVER puede usarse también para aspirar pequeños derrames líquidos (1 galón o menos, nunca excediendo de pulgada de profundidad) sobre alfombras.
  • Page 16: Lubricación

    Para obtener el servicio aprobado por HOOVER y las piezas genuinas de HOOVER, localice el Centro de Servi- cio de Fábrica Hoover o el Concesion- ario Autorizado de Servicio de Garan- tía de Hoover más cercano: • buscando en las Páginas Amarillas bajo “Vacuum Cleaners –...
  • Page 17 El servicio de garantia para este producto se puede obtener sola-mente de un Cen- tro de Servicio de Fábrica de Hoover (vea la lista al reverso de esta garantia), o de un Concesionario Autorizado de Servicio de Garantia Comercial de Hoover.
  • Page 18 à l’extérieur, il doit être apporté à un Centre de service en usine Hoover ou à un atelier de service commercial autorisé Hoover. • Faire preuve d’une grande prudence lorsque l’appareil est utilisé par des enfants ou près de ceux- ci.
  • Page 19 à ses produits le plus vite possible. Consulter la liste incluse avec cet appareil pour obtenir l’adresse du Centre de service en usine Hoover, ou consul- ter les Pages Jaunes sous la rubrique « Aspirateurs domestiques - Vente &...
  • Page 20 HOOVER. Éviter d’utiliser n’importe quelle cire avec votre aspirateur SteamVac. Afin d’assurer une performance optmale, l’utilisation du détergent HOOVER est recommandée. Il est spécialement conçu pour cet appareil. MISE EN GARDE : Les détergents contiennent des surfactifs anioniques et non ioniques.
  • Page 21: Avant De Commencer

    Prétraiter les taches et les zones à circulation élevée avec le PréNettoy- ant* HOOVER®. Tester de nouveau la solidité des couleurs en vaporisant le produit sur une section cachée. Attendre 10 minutes puis essuyer avec desessuie-tout ou un linge blanc.
  • Page 22 « Après le nettoyage ». Ramassage de liquides renversés Le détachant/nettoyeuse à tapis Steam- Vac de HOOVER peut s’utiliser pour ramasser les faibles quantités de liq- uide renversées (1 gallon (4,5 L) ou moins, jamais plus de po (6 mm) de profondeur) sur un tapis.
  • Page 23 Pour obtenir le service autorisé HOOVER ainsi que les pièces d’origine HOOVER, il vous faut l’adresse du Centre de ser- vice en usine Hoover ou de l’atelier de service commercial autorisé Hoover le plus près de chez vous. Pour ce faire, vous pouvez : •...
  • Page 24 HOOVER y son marcas registradas HOOVER et sont des marques déposées HOOVER and are registered trademarks ® R1 11-01 C3820 Litho USA 56711-149...

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