Remove lightweight furniture (tables, lamps, etc.) from area to be cleaned.
Protect any remaining furniture by pinning up furniture skirts and placing
aluminum foil or plastic under legs.
Vacuum carpet thoroughly to remove loose dirt, hair, lint and other debris
Test detergent for colorfastness on a hidden area of carpet.
Wet a white cloth or paper towel with some detergent. Gently rub onto a
hidden area of carpet. Wait ten minutes. Blot with white cloth or paper towel
and check for color transfer.
Pretreat spots, stains and high traffic areas with HOOVER Spot and Stain
Spray (Fig. 20). Spray spot or area with Spot and Stain Spray. Then proceed
with the next cleaning steps.
Fill solution tank with hot tap water and proper amount of HOOVER
detergent (see page 5) (Fig. 21).
Use only HOOVER brand detergents in your carpet cleaner. Other brands
may damage the carpet cleaner.
Plan your cleaning to avoid walking on wet carpet. Start at the end of the
room farthest from the exit and work in small sections (Fig. 22).
Raise handle from storage position until it locks in place. Slide collar (A) on
telescoping handle (B) to adjust handle to desired height. (Fig. 23). Step on
handle release pedal and lower handle. Turn cleaner ON.
Squeeze and hold trigger (A) to release cleaning solution (Fig. 24). Push
cleaner forward SLOWLY then pull it back SLOWLY.
Let go of trigger and push carpet cleaner over same area to pick up dirty
solution without putting down more solution. Continue using dry strokes
until you see only a little solution coming up through the nozzle (front of
extractor) or recovery tank lid.
Do not make the carpet too wet! Use no more than two sets of forward and
backward strokes while releasing solution. Always follow with dry strokes -
the more the better.
Listen carefully! When the motor sound changes (rises in pitch), the recovery
tank needs to be emptied. When water has reached the maximum capacity
in the recovery tank, the float will rise to the top of the tank and the clean-
er will NOT pick up dirty solution.
Allow carpet to dry. Avoid walking on the carpet until it is dry.
Increased air circulation (open doors, turn on fans, etc.) will help carpet dry
thoroughly to prevent the growth of
Vacuum thoroughly after carpet has dried. This will reduce any shading left
by the carpet cleaner's brushes.
No cleaning solution removes all stains from all carpets. Stain removal varies
with the type of spill, time passed before removal, carpet material, and carpet type.