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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Air Is Stuck in Pump or Hose

If the cleaner is still not spraying despite the water and detergent tanks being full, there may be a bubble of air stuck in the pump or the hose. To fix this, you need to turn the cleaner on and lower the hose down to the floor.

Although Hoover of course recommend their own detergent, we are using a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water, with a few drops of essential oil (tea tree oil) in it to improve the fragrance. This has worked well for us and is very inexpensive.
Laundry Detergents aren`t Formulated for Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning solutions are specifically formulated to clean and not damage the machines they`re used in and the material they`re treating. Laundry soap is designed to be used in washing machines to clean clothing.

Should the brush not rotate freely there may be debris tangled around the ends of the brush, carefully remove any obstructions or replace the brush with a new one. We recommend that you fit a new belt and brush once per year to keep your Reactive vacuum working efficiently.
The most common cause of loss of suction is that the filters have become blocked. They may require cleaning or replacing. Another cause could be that the vacuum cleaner hose is blocked.
Steam washing machines use a combination of water and steam to boost the temperature inside the drum. This causes fibers to relax and therefore absorb water more efficiently.
To get the best results, it is advisable to vacuum your carpet first before the deep cleaning. Vacuuming helps remove loose dirt particles, hair strands, and pet dander that have been tracked into the home.
A: Yes, you can just rinse your carpet with plain water when using the Hoover SmartWash Automatic Carpet Cleaner. Helpful?
All steam cleaners work best with distilled water. “I don`t think people realize that you can cause the steamer to stop working if you use the incorrect water,” says Kellsie Zapata, the owner of Zapata`s Cleaning Services. “The minerals in tap water will corrode the inside of your machine.”
A: No, the machine does not have a heating element.
No matter what your couch is made of, you should be vacuuming it regularly. (Every week or two is ideal.) Use your vacuum cleaner`s crevice tool to get into tight corners, and the upholstery attachment or soft brush attachment for the couch`s surfaces. Lift each cushion up to reveal the dust and crumbs underneath.
There is a rotating brush bar fitted underneath the cleaner that sweeps up dirt from the floor. If the bristles become clogged with debris the cleaner will not pick up efficiently.
Vacuum Clean Loose Dirt from the Sofa Surface

By using the right accessory (nozzle), your vacuum cleaner can also double up as your sofa cleaning machine.

Alternatively, you can also use a wet-dry vac or a portable upholstery cleaner to suck up the residue. Be sure to clean out the tank or dustbin soon after, though, or it will start to stink.
Although this can vary a little depending on the type of washing machine you have, or sometimes the type of liquid detergent you`re using, more often than not liquid detergent works best when applied directly to clothes, says Hugo Guerrero, certified cleaning technician.
Carpet cleaners are specifically formulated to remove stains, maintain the appearance, and prolong carpet life, while laundry detergents, being multipurpose and cost-effective, may be less effective on certain stains and can leave residue on carpets.
The brush roll or its bearings may be clogged with hair, threads or dirt. Make sure they are clean and the roll spins. The belt may also have slipped because it was loose. Check the fit of the new belt when it is installed.
Can Smartwash™ be used on hard floor surfaces? We designed the HOOVER® SmartWash™ specifically for deep carpet cleaning. We do not recommend using SmartWash™ on bare floor surfaces.
Clog located in the vacuum hose

Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.

Hygienic washing

The washing machine adds steam during the cycle and removes bacteria and allergens. If you have a pet hair, dust mite, pollen, or different allergy, buy a washing machine with steam. Make sure the steaming function can be used to clean hygienically, not just to reduce ironing and freshen up clothes.

During the washing phase: If added while the machine mixes the detergent with the water, the steam increases the temperature of the wash tub to improve the cleaning power, which also helps to activate the detergent. It does this by dissolving the detergent more effectively, to get the most out of it as possible.
Water Can Ruin Your Vacuum Motor

If water invades the motor, you may have a completely failed vacuum cleaner. Again, not only will the water be inside your motor, but it will be carrying dirt and grime with it, making it unlikely (or at least very difficult) to restore the motor to a safe condition.

Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
Stick Vacuum Not Running

First make sure you have charged your device. If the vacuum still will not turn on after that, try to unplug the vacuum charger from the outlet. Leave the charger unplugged for at least 1-2 minutes. Next, turn on the stick vacuum and let run until the battery completely drains.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Elna Top 300 sewing machine. I need manual to operate this machine. I have already found out that Elna contracted with Tiwan(excuse my spelling) to make there machine between 1989-1991. I want to know which machine made in Switzerland is comperable to this one. Thanks…Audrey
Sorry about the catagory…but you do not have sewing machine on list.
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.I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.
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Need an operating manual for Sewing Machine Singer Merritt 4538, I do have Parts Manual, only need Instruction Manual., thank you much.! Marina L.
ANSWER : These guys sell it for $10 and $3 shipping or you can get a PDF version all the same price.
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I need to get instruction manual and some receips for the Welbilt Bread Machine, I just got from my 80 year old Mother. She only used it once or twice but does not remember where the manual is.
The machine Model is ABM 3600. I hope this is the only information that you need. Thank you very much.
ANSWER : I think I have just found what you need…..

Please check this page:

http://www.manualsonline.com/ex/thread/view/idThread/166697

The link is marked “Welbilt_ABM3600_Manual.pdf”

Could you please check it and inform us if this is the right one? If it is not, we will look somewhere else for the manual you need, OK?

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No problem I just need a manual. I bought the bissell from lowes and it was a floor model. They did not have the manual with the directions on how to use the machine. They told me I could go online and get the directions or have a manual sent to me. I would rather have a manual sent Thanks. My address is B. Carothers 5969 walker rd. walker Wv. 26180
ANSWER : Http://www.bissell.com/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=647

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Operating manual i have lost my operating manual for my bissell Model #9500 proheat x2 cleaner. where can i get another manual? on one of the sites it shows that i can download the manual but for some reason i can not down load it. can you please help me with this problem?
ANSWER : BISSELL User’s Guides can be downloaded at www.bissell.com
.On the front page under Customer Service click on User’s Guides and enter the model number of your unit.
.User Guide will be displayed as a PDF file.

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Turbine Hi I found out through your site that my turbin is bad on my steam vac and I found some information as well on how to disasemble the steam vac to get to the turbine but still was wondering if there were some more detailed instructions on how to remove the turbin. I am a sigle mom and doing the work on the steam vac myself and need a little more detailed instructions. Please help asap and have a bless day.
ANSWER : There are some screws on the bottom that have to come out so you can remove the top housing. Take the brush block out, there are 2 screws above where it sits. The turbine sits near the front, and in the mid section, 2 screws on the front of it and 2 long screws from underneath, if you already haven’t removed them. Unhook the hoses to it thenpick it out and replace with the new one. ( Some models near the back of the housing, is a catch on each side that you have to unhook to release the top).

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No steam My SV1000 steam cleaner will not make steam. It heats up, but I think the small portholes where the steam comes out are clogged up. Are parts available to change the steam line?
ANSWER : I used the straw to prime the lines and 50/50 mix of vinager and water and it worked perfectly. I then mixed the water container with the same mix and ran it through the system. All works fine now.

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Need instructions how to use Hoover Steam Vac Spin Scrub. I borrowed it from my Sister and she left it with no instruction book or letting me know how to operate it. I put water & cleaner in top tank. That’s all I know to do. Do I put any water in bottom tank? I figured not, since that is probably where the water goes when sucked up by vac. Do I leave lid on bottom tank? I usually use a commercial cleaner, and this is very different. I need to know NOW, as I must return it to her today, and I’m
ANSWER : I did have a solution in just a few minutes. Someone responded with a solution that gave me the website where I could go and print the manual in pdf, so did that, and checking instructions I was able to clean my carpets and get the shampooer back to my sister later the same day. I really appreciated your site and help I got for my problem. I found it on google. Thanks again!
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