Raise handle to carrying position
(straight up) to unlock tank from
base of deep cleaner. Lift tank from
deep cleaner and carry it to a sink or
How to use
Before you begin
a. Vacuum thoroughly - For carpet, use
a vacuum cleaner with an agitator for
best results. Vacuum upholstery with a
vacuum cleaner with cleaning tool
attachments. Use a crevice tool to reach
into tufts and folds. Do not use the
'SteamVac'deep cleaner as a dry vac-
b. For upholstery, check cleaning
code - Use your HOOVER 'SteamVac'
deep cleaner only if the upholstery fab-
ric is marked with a "W" (for "wet" clean)
or "S/W" (for "solvent/dry" or "wet"
clean). Do not clean fabric marked "S"
("solvent/dry" clean only). If your
upholstery does not have a code, seek
c .Test for colorfastness - Mix deterg e n t
and water according to the instru c t i o n s
under "Fill clean solution tank" on pages 7
a. Allow carpet or upholstery to dry. To
help prevent matting and resoiling the
carpet, keep children and pets away
from surface until it is completely dry. If
it is necessary to walk on damp car-
pet, place towels or white cloths on the
If furniture must be replaced before the
carpet is dry, use plastic or aluminum
foil pads under legs of furniture so metal
slides or wood finishes will not stain the
b. If desired, the carpet may be rinsed.
Rinsing is not necessary for cleaning,
but it may Improve the surface's appear-
ance after it is dry.
If rinsing is desired, be careful not to
over-wet the carpet or upholstery.
To remove tank lid, lower handle
completely toward back of tank
and lift off lid.
Empty the tank and reposition the lid.
and 8. Wet a white absorbent cloth with the
solution. In a small, hidden area, gently ru b
the surface with the dampened cloth. Wait ten
minutes and check for color removal or bleed
with white paper towel or cloth. If surface has
m o re than one color, check all colors.
d.When cleaning entire floor, move
furniture out of area to be cleaned
(may not be necessary if only high traffic
areas are to be cleaned). For furniture
too heavy to move, place aluminum foil
or wax paper under legs. This will pre-
vent wood finishes from staining carpet.
Pin up furniture skirts and draperies.
e. Pretreat spots and heavy traffic
areas with HOOVER
Test PreCleaner for colorfastness by first
spraying it on a hidden area; wait ten
minutes and blot with white paper towels
If no color change is visible, spray
P reCleaner onto spots and traffic areas. Wa i t
at least ten minutes. Use your 'SteamVa c '
deep cleaner to pick up PreCleaner and
spot. Repeat until spot is removed; care f u l l y
s c rub with a household scrub brush if nec-
e s s a ry.
Allow time for carpet or upholstery to
dry completely between cleaning and
rinsing. To rinse, follow the same proce-
dure for cleaning only using hot tap
water with no detergent in the upper
clean solution tank.
c. Empty tanks, rinse with clear water
and let air dr y. Rinse the solution tank
cap and recovery tank lid and let air dry.
For full suction, it is important that
the recovery tank lid is properly
secured before cleaning.
Raise tank handle to carrying position to
place it into base of cleaner. Move han-
dle completely forward to lock tank into
place (see Fig. 35).
Raise handle of deep cleaner to upright
position and reposition upper clean
Do not saturate carpet or upholstery with
P re C l e a n e r.
If you do not have access to the
PreCleaner Spray, double the amount
of HOOVER Detergent (use 2 capfuls
or 10 oz. per 1 gallon) in the clean
No cleaning solution removes all stains fro m
all carpets. Stain removal varies with the
type of spill, time elapsed before re m o v a l ,
carpet material, and carpet type.
f.To prevent staining, use plastic or alu-
minum foil to protect wood or metal sur-
faces from possible water spray.
g .To avoid wetting and possible damage
to wood floors underneath area rugs/car-
p e t , e i t h e r move area rugs/ carpet to a non-
wood bare floor surface o r place waterpro o f
material (e.g. plastic) underneath them
b e f o re cleaning.
See pages 10-14 for instructions on various
* Available at additional cost if not included
with your model.
d. Remove debris from recovery
tank filter and rinse with clean
Note: If the filter must be removed for
cleaning, it is easier to replace if the fil-
ter is wet.
e. If desired, vacuum thoroughly after
carpet has completely dried. This will
help reduce any shading left by the
deep cleaner's brushes.
To clean nozzle
If lint or other debris becomes lodged in
nozzle, do not attempt to remove
Pour one to two cups of clear water on a
non-carpeted floor. Do not pour water
onto a wood floor.
Pick up water with your 'SteamVac' deep
cleaner. Repeat as necessary until
debris is flushed out of nozzle.