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How to clean a carpet cleaner?

The Hoover carpet cleaner makes quick work of cleaning carpets and upholstery. To keep your Hoover carpet cleaner operating efficiently, you should clean the machine at least once a month depending upon how much you use it. Cleaning the Hoover carpet cleaner requires no tools because the parts snap on and off. There is no need to use harsh chemicals when cleaning the Hoover carpet cleaner. A simple damp rag is all that is necessary.

Step 1
Turn off the Hoover carpet cleaner and unplug the power cord from the outlet. Locate the button on the front of the handle that locks the solution tank to the machine. Press the button in with your finger and pull the solution tank away from the side of the unit.
Step 2
Push the release button on the front of the handle below the button for the solution tank. This releases the recovery tank on the opposite side of the machine. Pull the handle on the recovery tank to remove it from the machine.

Step 3
Press the two release latches on the top of each tank to remove the tank caps. Empty the tanks into a laundry sink. Rinse both tanks with warm water.

Step 4
Lift the nozzle on top of the cleaner head where it meets the handle. Slide the nozzle off of the cleaner head. Wipe dirt and debris off the nozzle and the front of the cleaner head with a damp cloth. Tilt the cleaner so that the front of the head is off the floor. Slide the nozzle upward over the channel from below the cleaner head until it snaps into place.

Step 5
Tilt the Hoover carpet cleaner on its back with the handle on the floor. Grab the brushes at both ends and pull them out of the cleaner head. Rinse the brush assembly under cold water to remove dirt and debris.

Step 6
Align the end tabs on the brush assembly with the slots on each side of the cleaner. Align the post on the center of the assembly with the slot in the center of the cleaner. Push the brush assembly into the cleaner head firmly until it locks into place.

Step 7
Locate the brush filter on the bottom of the cleaner head. The filter is just below the second brush from the right on the bottom of the head. Pull the filter frame out of the head with your fingers until it stops. Wipe dirt and grime from the filter with a damp cloth and push it back into the cleaner head. Store your Hoover carpet cleaner until you are ready to use it again.

Carpet Cleaners
Carpet Cleaners work similarly to vacuums. Their purpose is to inject and extract cleaning solution from your carpet, and hopefully carry with it any soil or grime you’re trying to target. Before you begin, UNPLUG your machine from the wall.
Remove or drain any solution tanks from the machine, we don’t want any spills.
Turn the machine over and locate the brushes.
These are a bit trickier than vacuums to lay flat, so you may have to prop it a bit to hold it steady. The brushes are what agitates the solution into the carpet fibers as well as fluffing them back up. We want them as clean as possible. Some machines allow the brushes to be easily removed, some require a screwdriver. Either way, the object here is to remove any collected fuzz from the brushes. If you’re not able to remove them, just make sure they are fuzz free.
Clean and wipe the underside.
Scrape away any gunk that’s collected around the brush area and give it a wipe with a Clorox Wipe, or a rag dampened with diluted all purpose cleaning solution. Pay special attention to the spray nozzle or solution distribution head. That needs to be clear or the cleaning solution won’t dispense. Replace any pieces you removed and stand the cleaner back upright.

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