Hoover 50 Power Scrub Carpet Washer Manual - ItsManual (2024)

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HOOVER 50 power scrub carpet washer Owner’s Manual

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HOOVER 50 power scrub carpet washer Owner’s Manual

Hoover 50 Power Scrub Carpet Washer Manual - ItsManual (4) Please visit Hoover.com for video instructions for this cleaner.

IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ASSEMBLY AND USE.
Questions or concerns? For assistance, please call Customer Service at 1-800-944-9200 Mon-Fri 8 am-7 pm EST before returning this product to the store.
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. IF USED COMMERCIALLY WARRANTY IS VOID.
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If you need assistance: Visit our website at hoover.com for more information or for video instructions fot this carpet washer. Follow the authorized dealer locator link to find the Hoover ® authorized dealer nearest you or call 1-800944-9200 for an automated referral of Hoover ® authorized dealer locations (U.S. only) or to speak with a customer service representative; Mon- Fri 8 am- 7 pm
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY:

  • Fully assemble before operating.
  • Operate cleaner only at voltage specified on a data plate on the lower handle of cleaner.
  • Do not leave the appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning or servicing.
  • Use indoors only.
  • Do not immerse. Use only on carpethe t moistened by the cleaning process.
  • Use only HOOVER ® cleaning products intended for use with this machine. (See the “Cleaning Products” section of this manual.)
  • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Not intended for use by children age 12 and under. Close supervision is necessary when used near children. To avoid injury or damage, keep children away from products, and do not allow children to place fingers or other objects into any openings.
  • Use only as described in this manual. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended attachments and products.
  • Do not use a damaged cord or plug. If the appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to a service center prior to continuing use.
  • Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not place the product on the cord. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
  • Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
  • 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 airflow.
  • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
  • Turn off all controls before unplugging.
  • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. To avoid personal injury or damage, and to prevent the cleaner from falling, always place the cleanethe r at bottom of stairs or on floor. Do not place cleaner on stairs or furniture, as it may result in injury or damage.
  • Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible materials, such as gasoline, or fine wood sandings, or use in areas where they may be present.
  • Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See Grounding Instructions.
  • Unplug before connecting SpinScrub ® Hand Tool.
  • Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
  • Do not use without Tanks or Filters in place.
  • Do not clean over-floor electrical outlets.
  • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.

CAUTION – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF DAMAGE:

  • Avoid picking up hard, sharp objects with this product, as they may cause damage.
  • Store appropriately indoors in a dry place. Do not expose the machine to freezing temperatures.
  • Do not use sharp objects to clean out the hose as they can cause damage.
  • To assist in reducing drying time, be certain the area is well ventilated when using detergents and other cleaners with this machine.
  • To help prevent matting and resoiling, avoid contact with carpets until they are dry. Keep children and pets away from carpets until they are completely dry.
  • Do not store extractor with a solution in tanks.
  • With brushes on, do not allow the cleaner to sit in one location for an extended period of time, as damage to the floor can result.
  • Do not use this extractor and accessories on hard floors. Using this machine on hard floors without proper attachment may scratch or damage your floor.
  • Water will drip from the brushes and underside of the product after use and may puddle. To avoid damage to wood and laminate flooring and to avoid potential slip hazard, after use (a) do not leave the product on wood and laminate surfaces and remove to a hard surface and (b) place unit on absorbent material (such as a towel) to soak up drips.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, 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 (C) and grounding plug (A). The plug must be inserted into an appropriate outlet (B) that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in the 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 (A) illustrated in Fig. 1. A temporary adapter (D) may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle (E) if a properly grounded outlet is not available (Fig. 2). The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet (B) can be installed by a qualified electrician (Fig. 1). The green-colored rigid ear, lug, or the like (F) extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground (G) such as a properly grounded outlet box cover (Fig. 2). Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw. NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not permitted by the Canadian Electrical Code.

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CARTON CONTENTS

REMOVE ALL PARTS FROM CARTON AND IDENTIFY EACH ITEM SHOWN. MAKE SURE ALL PARTS ARE LOCATED BEFORE DISPOSING OF PACKING MATERIALS. *Available on select models only. Accessories not included with your model may be purchased separately by visiting hoover.com.

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A. Carpet Washer
B. Water/Solution Tank
C. Upper Handle
D. Handle Screws
E. SpinScrub ® Brush Assembly
(Pre-assembled in unit)
F. SpinScrub ® Hand Tool*
G. Mesh Tool Storage Bag*Tools Included in Mesh Bag
H. Accessory Hose
I. Stair T ool*
J. Upholstery Tool
K. Crevice Tool*

HOW TO ASSEMBLE

NOTE: PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY.
ATTACH HANDLE

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  1. Position upper handle and slide down into carpet washer base (Fig. 2)
  2. Insert both screws and tighten with a screwdriver (Fig. 3).
    PLACE SOLUTION/ WATER TANK
  3. Position the bottom of the tank onto the Carpet Washer (Fig. 4).
  4. Push tank handle while supporting back of cleaner with another hand until Solution Tank clicks into place (Fig. 5).
  5. Check to make sure the tank is securely latched.
    STORE TOOLS
  6. Place tools and hose into Mesh Tool Storage bag provided.
  7. Mesh Tool Storage Bag should not be hung on the Carpet Washer while the Carpet Washer is in use.
  8. Mesh Tool Storage Bag can be conveniently storedeither on the back of the unit or hung elsewhere by the provided hook (Fig. 6).
    CORD STORAGE
  9. Wrap cord around cord hooks for convenient storage. Attach the plug end to the cord.

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Prior to use, consult with Carpet Manufacturer on cleaning recommendations for natural fiber carpeting (including silk and wool), soft carpeting, and loop Berber carpeting. Do not use rugs or carpets when dry cleaning is recommended.

FEATURES

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LIST OF FEATURES

1. Solution rigger: Press to release cleaning solution
2. ON/OFF Pedal
3. Wash/Rinse Selector
4. Clean Water/Solution Tank
5. Dirty WaterTank
6. Dirty WaterTank Latch
7. Solution Tube Connection Port
8. Nozzle
9. Accessory Hose Connection Port
10. Cord Storage Hook
11. Cord Storage Hook (Does not rotate)
12. Handle Release Pedal
13. Cord Clip

HOW TO USE

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Do not use this carpet washer and accesories on hard floors. Using this machine on hard floors may scratch or damage your floor.

ON-OFF PEDAL (Fig. 13, A)

  1. To turn the cleaner ON, step on the pedal.
  2. To turn cleaner OFF, step on pedal agian.

HANDLE RELEASE PEDAL (Fig 13, B)

  1. Grasp handle. 2. Step on Handle Release Pedal to release lower handle to operating position.
  2. Do not release the grip on the e handle until the handle is returned into a locked upright position

TRANSPORTING

  1. To move your cleaner from room to room, put the handle in the upright and locked position.
  2. Tilt cleaner back on wheels and push forward (Fig. 14).

CARRY HANDLES
The carpet washer may also be lifted by any of several carry handles as shown. Be sure tanks are properly latched in place before attempting to lift (Fig 15).
A. Upper Handle
B. Solution Tank Handle
C. Dirty Water Tank Handle
D. Solution Tank Shelf

CLEAN WATER/SOLUTION TANK
The Clean Water / Solution Tank (Fig. 16) is divided into two sections. The Clean Water Tank (E) is for water only and the Solution Tank (F) is for cleaning solutions only. NOTE: Tanks are labeled above tank caps.
How to Fill

  1. Turn off and unplug the cleaner from the electrical outlet.
  2. To remove the tank, press down on Solution Tank Latch and pull forward. (Fig. 17).
  3. Fill Clean Water Tank (Fig. 18) with hot tap water. The use of hot water as opposed to cold significantly improves cleaning performance.
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    Do not fill with water above 140°F (60°C).
  4. Fill Solution Tank (Fig. 19) with Hoover ® Clean Plus 2X Solution or any other Hoover solution (see “Cleaning Solutions” page 19 for details). Replace container caps and tighten.
  5. Place Solution/Water Tank back onto the unit using the method described on page 6.

NOTE: There may be a small amount of water on the base when the tank is removed from the unit. This is a normal condition.
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Detergents contain Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In case of contact with eyes, flush with cold water for 15 minutes. In case of contact with skin, wash with water. If irritation persists, call a physician.
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Use only HOOVER ® cleaning products intended for use with this machine. (See the “Cleaning Solutions” section in this manual for details) They are specially formulated for use with your cleaner. Non-Hoover cleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.
DIRTY WATER TANK
The Dirty Water Tank holds the dirty water that is picked up from the surface being cleaned. When the Dirty Water Tank is full, the automatic shut-off will engage, suction will stop and the tank must be emptied (see Automatic Shut-Off section).

How to Empty

  1. Turn the cleaner off and unplug from the electrical outlet.
  2. Release Dirty Water Tank Latch (Fig. 20).
  3. Grab the Dirty Water Tank Handle and remove it from carpet washer (Fig. 21).
  4. Unplug the Quick Spout Pour Cap (A), rotate it away from the drain hole, and empty the Tank (Fig. 22).
    IMPORTANT
    Be sure to replace the Quick Spout Pour Cap to ensure proper suction.
  5. Place Recovery Tank back on to cleaner making sure to do so with the retaining features (B, Fig. 23) pointing down to ensure proper sealing.
  6. Latch the Recovery Tank back into place.

IMPORTANT
For full suction, it is important that the Dirty Water Tank is properly secured before cleaning.

How to Clean

  1. Empty Dirty Water Tank.
  2. Place on a flat surface and unlatch the Dirty Water Tank lid latch located below the Quick Spout Pour Cap (Fig. 24).
  3. Pivot and lift off Dirty Water Tank Lid (Fig. 25).
  4. Remove lint from the filter screen located on the bottom of the Dirty Water Tank Lid (C, Fig. 25).
  5. Rinse debris from the Dirty Water Tank Lid and Dirty Water Tank bottom (Fig. 26).
  6. Insert tabs on Dirty Water Tank lid and reattach lid to Dirty Water Tank bottom (D, Fig. 27a).
  7. Reattach Recovery Tank Lid Latch.

IMPORTANT
Regarding Dirty Water Tank Lid: For full suction, t is important that the dirty water tank lid is securely in place. If misplaced, poor to no suction will result (see Figs. 27b, 27c).
AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF
When the Dirty Water Tank is full the yellow float disk will rise and shut off the carpet washer’s suction. The carpet washer will no longer pick up dirty water and the motor sound will become noticeably higher in pitch.

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When this happens, turn the carpet washer off and empty Dirty Water Tank before continuing use.
Check Clean Water/Solution Tank also; it may need to be refilled.
Do not use without float and float retainer in place.
If broken or dislodged, take to an Authorized Dealer for repair.

HOW TO CLEAN
BEFORE YOU BEGIN CLEANING

  1. Vacuum thoroughly – For carpet, use a HOOVER ® 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 carpet cleaner as a dry vacuum cleaner.
  2. For upholstery, check the cleaning code – Use your HOOVER ® carpet washer only if the upholstery fabric 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 professional assistance.
  3. Test for colorfastness – Wet a white absorbent cloth with the solution. In a small, hidden area, gently rub the surface with the dampened cloth. Wait ten minutes and check for color removal or bleed with a white paper towel or cloth. If the surface has more than one color, check all colors.
  4. When cleaning the entire floor, move furniture out of the 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 the legs. This will prevent wood finishes from staining the carpet. Pin up furniture skirts and draperies.
  5. Pretreat spots and heavy traffic areas with appropriate Hoover Cleaning Solutions, see the “Cleaning Solutions” section. Follow the Directions on the bottle. *Available at additional cost if not included with your model.
  6. To prevent staining, use plastic or aluminum foil to protect wood or metal surfaces from possible water spray.
  7. To avoid wetting and possible damage to wood floors underneath area rugs/carpet, either move area rugs/ carpet to a non-wood hard floor surface or place waterproof material (e.g. plastic) underneath them before cleaning.

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Some Berber, Natural Fiber, and Soft Fiber carpets can fuzz with wear. Some vacuums &carpet cleaners can worsen this carpet wear. Test a hidden area before using on a full room & consult with your carpet manufacturer on cleaning recommendations.

WASHING CARPET

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Read “Before You Begin Cleaning” instructions.

  1. Fill Clean Water Tank according to instructions (Pg. 8).
  2. Fill solution tank with Hoover® solution according to instructions (Pg. 8).
  3. Dry hands and plug cord into a properly grounded outlet.
    CAUTION
    Do not clean over-floor electrical outlets.
    NOTE: To avoid walking on damp carpet, start at the end of the room farthest from the door or path to sink where tanks will be emptied and filled.
  4. Step on handle release pedal and lower handle to operating position. Step 1
  5. Set Wash/Rinse Selector to Wash (Fig. 28) Turn cleaner ON.
  6. Squeeze trigger to apply cleaning solution and slowly push cleaner forward (equals one wet stroke) (Fig. 29).
  7. Continue to squeeze the trigger and slowly pull the cleaner back toward you (second wet stroke).
    Step 2
  8. Release the trigger and slowly push the cleaner forward over the area just sprayed with solution (dry stroke). Then slowly pull the cleaner back toward you without squeezing the trigger (dry stroke). Continue using dry strokes until little water is visible passing through the Dirty Water T ank lid (Pass over the same area a minimum of 4 times = 2 while squeezing the trigger and 2 without).
    NOTE: For best results, use straight, parallel strokes. Overlap strokes by 1 inch to help prevent streaking.
  9. If cleaning on Berber, Natural Fiber, or Soft Fiber carpeting, first test a small hidden area of the carpet by running the carpet washer over it. If no fuzzing or overwetting occurs, continue cleaning. Avoid overwetting Berber carpets. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your carpet manufacturer on deep cleaning recommendations.
  10. Keep nozzle flat on the floor for both forward and reverse strokes.
    For best cleaning results and to aid in faster drying of carpet, end with more dry strokes. (Continue using dry strokes until little water is visible passing through the Dirty Water Tank lid.)
    Empty Dirty Water Tank when the motor sound becomes higher pitched and there is a loss in suction (see “Automatic shut-off”). When finished cleaning, follow the “After Cleaning” instructions on page 12.
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  11. For best cleaning results, Hoover recommends rinsingthe carpet with water only. This will remove the residual carpet cleaning solution from your carpets. To Rinse with water only, set Wash/Rinse Selector to rinse (Fig. 30) and repeat steps 7 and 8.
  12. For heavily soiled areas, repeat the cleaning process. Avoid saturating the carpet.
    NOTE: It is best to alternate wet and dry strokes as described above.

IMPORTANT
To avoid saturating the carpet, do not use more than 4 wet strokes over one area. Always end with dry strokes.

AFTER USE
Allow carpet or upholstery to dry. To help prevent matting and resoiling the carpet, keep children and pets away from the surface until it is completely dry. If it is necessary to walk on damp carpet, place towels or white cloths on the traffic areas. If furniture must be replaced before the carpet is dry place plastic or aluminum foil under the legs of the furniture metal slides or wood finishes will not stain the carpet.

  1. See “Dirty Water Tank: How to Empty” page 9.
  2. See “Dirty Water Tank: How to Clean” page 9.
    NOTE: Let Dirty Water Tank and Dirty Water TankLid air dry before Carpet Washer is stored.
  3. See “Cleaning Nozzle” page 16.
  4. See “Cleaning Brushes” page 16.
  5. Remove lint from the filter screen located behind the nozzle.

IMPORTANT
When brushes seem to be rotating slowly, disconnect the cleaner from the electrical outlet and check and clean the screen behind the nozzle (see arrow below).

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Water will drip from the brushes and underside of the product after use and may puddle. To avoid damage to wood and laminate flooring and to avoid potential slip hazards, after use (a) do not leave the product on wood and laminate surfaces and remove to a hard surface and (b) place unit on absorbent material (such as a towel) to soak up drips.

CONNECT HOSE FOR TOOL USE
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Always turn off the appliance before connecting or disconnecting the hose.
How to Attach

  1. Open Accessory Hose Suction Port (A, Fig. 31). Insert hose end, aligning the indicator with the unlock arrows.
  2. Rotate clockwise to lock position (B, Fig. 31).
  3. Hold open the Accessory Hose Solution Port door (Fig. 32).
  4. Plug the Accessory Hose Solution Tube connector firmly into Hose Solution Port (C, Fig. 32).

How to Remove

  1. Disconnect Accessory Hose Solution Tube Connector from Accessory Hose Solution Port by pulling up firmly. Do not pull on the tube, this may cause damage. The accessory port door will automatically close.
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  2. Rotate the accessory Hose end counterclockwise from the locked position to the unlocked position and remove it by pulling out.
  3. Snap Accessory Hose Suction Port door back into place. Make sure to snap both sides to ensure proper suction, the unit may lose suction if not closed properly.

TOOLS (*Available on select models only.)

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A. Stair Tool*: 6 inches wide, 2 built-in rows of brushes to help provide the scrubbing action that some spots may need for removal on your carpeted stairs.
B. Upholstery Tool has a built-in brush to help provide the scrubbing action some spots may need for removal.
C. SpinScrub 33 B ® Hand Tool* has a rotating brush(s) for extra scrubbing action on small carpet areas, carpeted stairs and upholstery. For some models, the brush(s) can be removed for converting to the scrub module. D
D. Crevice Tool*: Great for use around baseboards and those hard-to-reach areas.
NOTE: Tools located and stored in Mesh Bag.

How to Attach Tools

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To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts – Unplug before connecting the SpinScrub Hand tool. Not to be used for grooming pets.

  1. To ensure maximum performance and to protect your carpet, be sure to place the handle in the upright position while using the accessory hose. Placing the handle in the upright position shuts off the SpinScrub brushes.
    NOTE: All tools attach to the hose in the same manner:
  2. Connect the tool to the hose by sliding it onto the connector until the tab locks it securely (E, Fig. 34).
  3. Using your thumb, push forward and up on the latch to remove tool (F, Fig. 34).

After Using Tool

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  1. Drain suction hose by turning cleaner ON and holding nozzle up for several minutes. Do not press the trigger.
    CAUTION Always turn off the appliance before connecting or disconnecting the hose.
  2. Disconnect the hose and solution tube from the cleaner.
  3. Drain the solution tube by placing the round end in the sink and raising the trigger end at the hose nozzle above your head (Fig. 35). Press the trigger to release air and fluid.
  4. Replace Hose and tools in the Mesh Storage Bag.

CLEANING CARPETED STAIRS

  1. Read “Before You Begin Cleaning” instructions on page 10.
  2. Attach hose and solution tube as instructed (Pg. 13).
  3. Place handle in an upright position. SpinScrub brushes will not rotate while the handle is in upright position.
  4. Fill Clean Water Tank according to instructions.
  5. Fill Solution Tank with HOOVER ® solution according to instructions.
  6. At the age tool the to end of the hose.
    CAUTION
    Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. To avoid personal injury or damage, and to prevent the cleaner from falling, always place the cleaner at bottom of stairs or on the floor. Do not place cleaner on stairs or furniture, as it may result in injury or damage.
  7. Dry hands and plug cleaner into a properly grounded outlet.
  8. Set Wash/ Rinse Selection to WASH. Turn cleaner ON.
  9. Pre-spray the carpeted stair by holding the tool about one inch above the carpet and pushing it forward while pressing the trigger (equals one wet stroke) (Fig. 37).
  10. Position the tool against the riser and slightly press into the carpet pile. Press the trigger and pull it tool slowly over the carpet (second wet stroke). Release trigger at end of the stroke.
  11. Lift the tool, and position it against the riser. Pull tool slowly over carpet without pressing trigger (dry stroke) (Fig. 38).
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  12. Overlap strokes by 1/2 inch to help prevent streaking.
  13. It is best to alternate wet and dry strokes as described above. End with more dry strokes to aid in faster drying of the carpet.
  14. To avoid saturating the carpet, do not use more than 4 wet strokes over any one area. Always end with dry strokes.
  15. If additional cleaning is necessary, wait until the carpet is completely dry before using the tool again.
  16. Empty Dirty Water Tank when the motor sound becomes higher pitched and there is a loss in suction (see “Automatic Shut-Off”).
  17. When finished cleaning, follow “After Cleaning” and “After Using Tool” instructions.

CLEANING UPHOLSTERY
Read“Before You Begin Cleaning” instructions. Be sure to check Hoover Cleaning Guide on page 10 and the cleaning code on your upholstery. Use your cleaner only on upholstery marked “W” or “W/S”.

  1. Attach hose and solution tube as instructed.
  2. Place handle in an upright position. SpinScrub brushes will not rotate while the handle isan in upright position.
  3. Fill Clean Water Tank according to instructions on (Pg. 8).
  4. Fill solution container with HOOVER ® solution according to instructions on (Pg. 8). Do not use hard floor cleaning solution when cleaning upholstery.
  5. At the age tool the to end of the hose.
  6. Dry hands and plug cleaner into a properly grounded outlet.
  7. Set Wash/Rinse Selector to WASH. Turn cleaner ON.
  8. Gently press the tool onto the fabric. Press the trigger and slowly pull the nozzle over the fabric (Fig. 39).
  9. Overlap strokes by 1/2 inch to help prevent streaking.
  10. Make additional strokes without pressing the trigger to remove more solution. To clean in corners or creases, lift the tool one-half inch from the fabric and press the solution trigger.
  11. For heavily soiled areas, it may be necessary to repeat the cleaning process. Make crisscrossing strokes to the original pattern; overlap each pass (Fig. 40). Make no more than 2 passes with the solution over any one area to prevent over-wetting and damage to the fabric.
  12. If you would like to rinse the carpet with water only, set Wash/Rinse Setting switch to RINSE (Fig. 41). For best cleaning results, Hoover recommends rinsing the carpet with water only. This will remove the residual carpet cleaning solutions from your carpets. Then set Wash/ Rinse Selector to rinse and repeat steps 7 and 8.

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If additional cleaning is necessary, wait until the upholstery is completely dry before using the tool again.
Empty Dirty Water Tank when the motor sound becomes higher pitched and there is a loss in suction (see “Automatic Shut-Off”).
When finished cleaning, follow “After Cleaning” and “After Using Tool” instructions.

MAINTENANCE

Familiarize yourself with these home maintenance tasks as proper use and care of your cleaner will ensure continued cleaning effectiveness.
Any other servicing should be done by an authorized service representative.
If the appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to a service center prior to continuing use.
NOZZLE: How to Clean
If lint or other debris becomes lodged in the nozzle, it can be removed for cleaning.
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To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts – Unplug before servicing.

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  1. To prevent possible leaking, remove Clean Water Tank and Dirty Water Tank.
  2. With h handle in an upright position, tilt the carpet washer back so that handle rests on the floor.
  3. Rotate nozzle latch to unlock position (Fig. 41).
  4. Pull up on nozzle slightly to unsnap nozzle from the foot of carpet washer.
  5. Pull nozzle forward to remove from carpet washer. Be sure the nozzle does not get caught on the retention tank latch (Fig. 42).
  6. Rinse debris from the nozzle.
  7. Position the nozzle onto the foot, making sure to align the tabs at the bottom of the nozzle with the notches on the foot (Fig. 43).
  8. Snap nozzle to foot.
  9. Rotate nozzle latch to lock position.

IMPORTANT
The nozzle must be in the proper position in order for the Dirty Water Tank to go on properly and for the unit to have proper suction.

BRUSHES: How to Change and Clean
Your cleaner is equipped with removable brushes. Follow these directions for changing brush assemblies or for easy cleaning.
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To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts – Unplug the cleaner before servicing.
How to Remove

  1. To prevent possible leaking, remove Clean Water Tank and Dirty Water Tank.
  2. With the handle in an upright position, the ilt cleaner back until the handle rests on the floor.
  3. Grab brush assembly and pull firmly (Fig. 44).
  4. . The brushes can be cleaned under running water. 15

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How to Replace

  1. Align posts (A) on both ends of brush assembly with slots (B) in cleaner housing (Fig. 44).
  2. Make sure that the hexagonal post (C) also aligns with the hexagonal hole (D). Turn brushes slightly until post fits easily into hole.
  3. Press brush assembly firmly to snap into place.

STORAGE
Before storing:

  • Empty Clean Water Tank and then let air dry. Replace on cleaner.
  • Empty Dirty Water Tank, rinse tank and lid thoroughly with clean water and let air dry.
    Allow brushes and underside of carpet cleaner to air dry thoroughly before storing carpet cleaner on a carpeted or wood surface.

LUBRICATION
The motor is equipped with bearings that contain sufficient lubrication for the life of the motor. The addition of lubricant could cause damage. Therefore, do not add lubricant to motor bearings.

SERVICE

To obtain approved Hoover ® service and genuine Hoover ® parts, locate the nearest Authorized Hoover ® Warranty Service Dealer (Depot) by:

  • Checking the Yellow Pages under “Vacuum Cleaners” or “Household”.
  • Visit our website at hoover.com (U.S. Customers) or hoover.ca (Canadian customers). Follow the service center link to find the service outlet nearest you.
  • For an automated referral of authorized service outlet locations call 1-800-944-9200.

Do not send your vacuum to Hoover ®, Inc., Company in Glenwillow for service. This will only result in a delay.
If you need further assistance: To speak with a customer service representative call 1-800-944-9200; Mon-Fri 8 am-7 pm EST. In Canada, contact Hoover ® Canada, Toronto: 755 Progress Ave., Scarborough, ON M1H 2W7 OR Hoover ® Canada, Edmonton: 18129-111 Ave., Edmonton, AB T5W 2P2, Phone: 1-800-944-9200, Mon-Fri 8am-7 pm EST. Always identify your vacuum by the complete model number when requesting information or ordering parts. (The model number appears on the bottom of the vacuum.) PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If a minor problem occurs, it usually can be solved quite easily when the cause is found by using the checklist below.
Any other servicing should be done by an authorized service representative.
If the appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to a service center prior to continuing use.

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To reduce risk of personal injury – Unplug before cleaning or servicing.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEPOSSIBLE SOLUTION
The cleaner won’t run.1. Not firmly plugged in.1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. No voltage in the wall plug.2. Check fuse or breaker in home.
3. Blown fuse or tripped breaker.3. Replace fuse or reset breaker in home.
4. Fuse in cleaner blown.4. Take to service center.
Low suction.1. Dirty Water Tank full/ automatic shut off engaged.1. Remove and empty Dirty Water Tank. See “How to Empty” page 9.
2. Blockage In tool on end of hose.2. Remove tool and clear blockage.
3. Dirty Water Tank lid not on correctly.3. Make sure lid is on securely. See “How to Use” on page 9.
4. Dirty Water Tank Debris Filter Clogged.4. See “How to Clean” page 5.
5. Blockage in the nozzle.5. See “How to Clean” page 15.
6. Recovery Tank not properly secured.6. Replace Recovery Tank as per instructions on page 9.
Hose nozzle stops spraying liquid during use.1. Clean Water Tank or Detergent Container is empty.1. Turn off cleaner and fill Clean Water Tank and Detergent Container.
Hose nozzle will not spray after filling the Clean Water Tank or Detergent Container.1. Air is trapped in the pump and hose.1. Turn on the cleaner. If hose does not spray, prime the pump by lowering the hose down to the floor and hold the trigger for up to 1 minute.
The Hose nozzle will not spray after the priming pump.1. Pump is defective.1. Call for service: 1-800-944-9200
Clean water won’t dispense.1. Clean Water Tank not firmly in place.1. Make sure tank is securely locked in position.
2. Clean Water Tank or solution container empty.2. Refill container according to instructions for surface being cleaned.
Solution won’t dispense1. Mode knob is in “Rinse Mode”.1. Turn the Knob to “Wash”.
Brushes won’t rotate during floor cleaning.1. Dirty filter screen on front of unit behind the nozzle.1.Clean screen.

CLEANING SOLUTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock due to internal component damage, use only Hoover ® cleaning products intended for use with the appliance as noted below.
Hoover® Cleaning Solution Guide

Product NameClean Plus 2x 32oz/64ozPet Plus 2x
32oz/64oz
Pro Plus 2x 32oz/64oz
Hoover® Power Scrub Deluxe

For optimal performance use Hoover brand detergents, wipes, and spot cleaners available at Hoover.com and retailers nationwide.

WARRANTY

LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
(Domestic Use)
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
When used and maintained in normal household use and in accordance with the Owner’s Manual, your HOOVER ® product is warranted against original defects in material and workmanship for a full two year from date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”). During the Warranty Period, Hoover ® will provide labor and parts, at no cost to you, to correct any such defect in products purchased in the United States, U.S. Military Exchanges, and Canada.
HOW TO MAKE A WARRANTY CLAIM
If this product is not as warranted, take or send the product to either a Hoover ® Sales and Service Center or Hoover ® Authorized Warranty Service Dealer along with proof of purchase. For an automated referral to authorized service outlets in the U.S.A., phone: 1-800-944-9200 OR visit Hoover ® online at www.hoover.com. For additional assistance or information concerning this Warranty or the availability of warranty service outlets, phone the Hoover ® Consumer Response Center, Phone 1-800-944-9200, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm EST. In Canada, contact Hoover ® Canada, Carson Building, 100 Carson St., Etobico*ke, Ontario M8W 3R9, Phone: 1-800-9449200, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm EST.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
This Warranty does not cover the use of the product in a commercial operation (such as maid, janitorial and equipment rental services), improper maintenance of the product, damage due to misuse, acts of God, nature, vandalism or other acts beyond the control of Hoover, owner’s acts or omissions, use outside the country in which the product was initially purchased and resales of the product by the original owner.
This warranty does not cover pick up, delivery, transportation or house ® calls. However, if you mail your product to a Hoover ® Sales and Service Center for warranty service, cost of shipping will be paid one way. This warranty does not apply to products purchased outside the United States, including its territories and possessions, outside a U.S. Military Exchange and outside of Canada. This warranty does not cover products purchased from a party that is not an authorized retailer, dealer, or distributor of Hoover ® products.
OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
This Warranty is not transferable and may not be assigned. This Warranty shall be governed and construed under the laws of the state of Ohio. The Warranty Period will not be extended by any replacement or repair performed under this Warranty.
THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED BY HOOVER ® . ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT WILL HOOVER ® BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE TO OWNER OR ANY PARTY CLAIMING THROUGH OWNER, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR STRICT PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR ARISING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER. Some states do not allow the exclusion of consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights; you may also have others that vary from state to state.

FAQS

Is the Power Scrub safe for use on all carpets and rugs?

The Power Scrub is safe to use on most rug types including the following: Nylon, Polyolefin, Polyester, Acrylic (composition of many small area and throw rugs). Always check manufacturer’s label before cleaning for any specific instructions

Can the Power Scrub clean hard floors and furniture?

We do not recommend using this on hard floors. The HOOVER Power Scrub was designed for carpet cleaning only. However, this product does come with a cleaning hose and variety of tools to clean stairs and furniture!

Why will my Power Scrub Elite not turn on?

If using for the first time and it will not turn on or won’t stay on, you may need to press a bit harder on the switch. The switch may need a bit more force to activate it the first time

Why is it making a high-pitched whirring sound during operation?

If you hear a high-pitched whirring sound, this indicates that your dirty water tank is full and needs to be emptied

What cleaning solution should I use with the Power Scrub?

We recommend using only genuine Hoover solutions for best cleaning results. Hoover has a wide variety of cleaning solutions that pair perfectly with the Power Scrub

can you take apart the ‘dirty water tank’ to clean it out completely?

Usually its taped onto the handle or it is somewhere in the box. That is so wierd.

can it clean sofa?

Yes you sure can. It comes with tools to allow you to clean stairs and upholstery.

is it 240v?

Nope, it is 120v. Best wishes

does it heat the water?

No, it does not heat the water but it does great with the hot water out of the tap, especially if you pre-treat your stains or spots.

how to replace rubber gaskets?

Not sure

does the lower tank come apart to clean?

If you are talking about the tank where the dirty water is sucked into, then the answer is yes, it does. There actually a plug in the back of it that you can use to empty it while cleaning. To clean the entire tank, it’s got, what I’d can a snap latch in the back of it, when undone, the tank splits in 2 and you can clean it.

does the spinning brush stop when clean upholestery?

Yes, when using the upholstery tool, the spinning brushes that clean a carpet which are located on the main machine do not spin.

Does the item include a sample bottle of cleaning solution? Because the main picture shows a bottle with the attachments.

Its a sample, was enough to do a meduin size room. You can use any brand of soultion you want according to the manual.

The upholstery tool is just for suction or it also allows to apply water and cleanning solution to the upshostery?

It applies water and cleaning solution as well.

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