Bissell 1698 PowerSteamer ProHeat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum\015 I’m using twice as much carpet cleaner as the bottles indicate I should for the size of the rooms. Any adjustments I should be making?\015

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Using the marks on the inside of the formula cap, add 7 oz of BISSELL 2X formula to tank. Add water to the tank until you reach the original formula fill line. The next time you fill your tank, use the new fill lines instead of measuring the formula. For more help, download a template.
Mix the Ingredients

In a spray bottle, mix one cup of distilled water, one cup of distilled white vinegar, and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.

It`s not unusual for DIY carpet cleaners to need eight or even 10 passes on a carpet before the water runs clear. This is especially true when: It has been a long time since your carpet was last deep-cleaned.
Detergent left in a carpet, serves as a magnet for new dirt. When finished shampooing, run a tank of clear water over the heavy cleaned areas (e.g. entrances and walkways). This will help remove excess shampoo and keep those areas cleaner for longer. It also helps to rinse out the shampoo from inside in the machine!
Using formula cap on the clean water tank, pour 1-2 capfuls of formula (2.5 – 5 fl oz) into the tank, for stained and heavily soiled carpets use 2 capfuls. For all other rental and full size extraction machines. Use 2.5 fl oz to each gallon of hot top water. Repeat as needed.
You will want to follow the machine directions. So if it has a fill line or formula cup you would use that. Otherwise we suggest using 6 oz of carpet shampoo to a gallon of water. How much product you need depends on how much liquid the machine disperses, how many times the carpet needs to be cleaned, etc.
Carpet cleaner manufacturers recommend you deep clean your carpets at least 2 times a year. If you have children, pets, allergies or smoke, you should wash your carpets with a carpet cleaner at least 4 times a year with continuous spot cleaning in between.
Flush upright and portable machines after each use. Empty and rinse the dirty water tank after each use for upright and canister machines. It`s best to clean any parts of your vacuum you used for wet cleaning after you`re done using them. Rinse the filters for canister machines when they`re visibly dirty.
A possible cause might be that the tank is not properly seated. To assure the tank is seated properly, pick it up and re-seat is so it sits snugly on the unit. If this doesn`t fix the problem, make sure the tank is assembled properly. To make sure they are both latched properly, pick the tank up by its handle.
Can I use cleaning formulas other than the BISSELL brand? It`s possible to use others, but we recommend against it. Our formulas contain no dyes, phosphates or optical brighteners, and will produce optimal cleaning performance when used in combination with BISSELL carpet cleaning machines.
Even if your carpets don`t look visibly dirty, experts reckon that you should get them cleaned professionally at least once a year. This will help to remove all the visible dirt as well as those particles hiding deep inside carpet fibres that you can`t see.
Yes, it is safe to leave cleaning formula in the clean tank when not in use.
Pour 150ml of Rug Doctor Carpet Detergent directly into the red bottom base tank of your machine. For Wide Track machines, use 225ml of detergent.
Therefore, to clean up those muddy messes or spilled Kool-Aid, you need to vacuum at least every few days, if not daily. Shampoo or steam clean your carpets at least every 6 months and consider having a professional cleaning service come in every 12-18 months to make sure your carpets stay fresh.
Your carpet will be only slightly damp to the touch after your cleaning. Most carpets typically need 6-10 hours to dry completely. However, it could take up to 24 hours to dry depending on the time of year your carpets are cleaned, and the air circulation, humidity and temperature in your home.
Mix ½ cup of baking soda with 30 drops of essential oil. Pour this mixture into something that resembles an old spice container (any mixing container that has holes in the lid will work). Let the mixture sit overnight for 24 hours. Sprinkle the mixture lightly over the carpet.
You have to rinse the carpet removing all the excess soap. Now, take mix half cup of fabric softener with one gallon of warm water. Spray that solution over the entire carpet and allow it to set for about 2 minutes. You have to extract and rinse with clean water now to get soft and fluffy carpet.
Just empty the water out of the tank after each use. Doing so will prevent leaking and extend the life of your filter.
On the average, it will take approximately 2-4 hours for carpet and upholstery to dry after being carpet cleaned. To expedite the drying process, you will want to use a fan and increase your air circulation.
So, you`ve decided to buy a Bissell Power Steam Pro Carpet Cleaner and are wondering what other cleaning solutions you can use in it. Well, you can use Baking soda, Vinegar, Castile soap, or even Warm Water. However, you must keep in mind that you should leave the carpets to dry after you use them.
You don`t have to use the Bissell solution, but it is optimized for use in their machines. This means it won`t streak, leave residue, need to be rinsed, or leave buildup in your machine.
Hot water loosens and softens dirt more quickly, making it easier to remove, and it also helps to kill bacteria. That`s why we recommend filling up your carpet cleaner`s tank with warm water. Some BISSELL Carpet Cleaners also use HeatWave technology to keep the water hot throughout the cleaning process.
Upright carpet cleaners are much more powerful than portable cleaners, and they use wider cleaning heads to grab more dirt and water from your carpets.
We recommend deep cleaning your carpets and rugs at least twice a year, however, if you have pets, kids or a smoking habit, we recommend deep cleaning every quarter. This will keep your carpets grime free and in the best shape possible.

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Hoover Jet and Wash 1500w S6254 001. Used once with great difficulty as assembly and use instructions are hard to follow.Now will not work as carpet shampooer at all, although assembly is correct as far as I can see and both motor and pump appear to be working and I am using the recommended cleaning fluid.Hoover website is no use at all in solving the problem.No cleaning fluid is being drawn up from the tank in to the cleaning fluid hose.There is suction from the suction hose so the problem appe
ANSWER : I am having the same prob my uncle got me one i cant find the manual anywhere to set it up the prob i have is where does the handle to make the water go out connect tooo ??? on the main pipe that sucks it back up i have tried every which way but not the right way obviously lol as for it not spraying mine did for all of 2 secs but think it was because i got a bit happy with the solution so gunna just try water and if its too hot it stops it spraying properly too !!

When I was putting my new rug shampooer together and the directions said to press the trigger and the clean surge button until I heard a snap, I did just that many times and never did hear a snap so I thought it had likely happened and I didn’t hear it so I proceeded to fill the solution tank and get busy but no solution came out so I used the clean surge button instead and got the job done (I think). Can I continue to use it that way or is there a way I can get it to snap and use it the way it
ANSWER : My husband figured it out and it now works great! Thank you

Roomba keeps saying clean brushes yet are clean!
ANSWER : Make sure you take off the little cap at the end (the one that spins — just grab it and pull it straight off) and clean under it too. The rest of the brush may look perfectly clean but what happens is that hair gets stuck under spinning cap and, like a slowly growing washer, it pushes the whole brush toward the gear box. When it gets pushed over enough, the large yellow ring starts to rub against the side of the brush deck making it harder for the motor to turn the brush and you get that “remove and clean brushes” message.

How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment so I can clean my couch?
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.How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment…
.Posted by rottylvr on May 08, 2008
.I have a Kirby Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner that I know how to use, all except the attachment that I am not sure about. I am not sure if it is a vacuuming attachment or can I attach it and use it to clean my couch, I do not have the user guide for my vacuum as I got it from my son’s ex girlfriend in lieu of money she owed me. It looks like it should be used for shampooing things like stairs and furniture, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out! Can you please help me? Tell me how to attach it if it is supposed to be used to clean stairs and furniture or tell me where I can find the user guide to look at and see how to use it……Oh by the way I have a 160 pound rottweiler that tries to live on my furniture and my couch is in desperate need of cleaning, this is my only day off and I have spent all day cleaning carpets due to my dog and would love to clean my couch before returning to work and putting my dog in the back yard now that it is warm enough for him to be outside all day.
Thanks,
Desperate to reclaim her couch


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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. My suggestion is that you contact the Kirby Co in Cleveland listed below and they will instruct you either to down load a owner’s manual or they will mail one out to you, there might be a local Kirby dealer in your area that might have a manual as well. Also, there is a separate shampoo head that will be in the owner’s manual, you remove the vacuum head and bag assm and attach the shampoo head, make sure you use genuine Kirby shampoo for the carpet. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

.http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
.Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
.Mail To:
.Consumer Relations
.The Kirby Company
.1920 West 114 Street
.Cleveland, OH 44102
.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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I have a Sunbeam Model Number 4065-000 and there is white particles comming out of the holes in the bottom. I think it is because we used tap water and there is a lot of deposits in the water. I read on the box that it was ok to use tap water and not distilled water. Is ther any way to clean the inside out to get the deposits cleaned out without affecting the possibility of doing something to the cloths that I will iron after cleaning the iron?
ANSWER : If the deposits are recent and still fairly soft, running a tank of vinegar through the machine should remove the deposits (obviously not using on any clothes, hold it over a sink). if the deposits are more stubborn, you can use a cleaning agent like CLR. rinse the tank out thoroughly after and run through a tank of clean water. good luck!

I’m using way more cleaning fluid
ANSWER : I am bisell dealer and i would reccomend mixing soap in the clean water tank and place just water in soap tank to get more accurate dispencing because there is no other adjustments on the unit

Dust….dust….dust Hello, I recently bought a house with an older Electrolux Central Vac system. I’m unfamiliar with them, so I’m not sure how to deal with this: I cleaned up some mortar dust with it, and noticed not too long after that when I went into the garage, there was a fog of dust. The hose from the unit is venting into the garage. Is this normal? I have since used it for everyday household cleaning and each time I go back to the garage to a cloud of dust. Is there anything I can
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.Dust….dust….dust
.Posted by Kitkatman on Jun 11, 2008
.Hello,
I recently bought a house with an older Electrolux Central Vac system. I’m unfamiliar with them, so I’m not sure how to deal with this: I cleaned up some mortar dust with it, and noticed not too long after that when I went into the garage, there was a fog of dust. The hose from the unit is venting into the garage. Is this normal? I have since used it for everyday household cleaning and each time I go back to the garage to a cloud of dust. Is there anything I can do? Thanks

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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that the unit you have may have to be vented outside as I am not familiar with this particular unit, or it could very well be that it is missing a filter or the filter you have inside already is shot and is in need of replacement or on some central vacs there are paper filter that go over the cloth type filter. Again, I am not familiar with this older unit but feel free to contact the Electrolux Factory or Manufacturer and give them the model # and the serial # for the unit and they will have a breakdown of if it should be vented and what type of filtration it should be using. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

.http://electrolux.com/ Customer Service 1-800-896-9756
.Electrolux Home Care Products – North America
.P.O. Box 3900 Peoria, IL 61612
.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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Roomba Discovery My Roomba turns on and moves but the brushes won’t turn. Someone told me that I had forgotten to put in the yellow and black end bearings, but I did. Help, I miss my Roomba
I have a Roomba 530, I have had it for 2 weeks and really loved it. I have followed all the cleaning instructions etc.. Then the Roomba wanted it’s brushes cleaning “please clean Roombas brushes” So thinking that something was stuck I removed and cleaned the brushes, (yellow tabs on and in place by the way)
ANSWER : I read somewhere that you need to clear the software in case there is a glitch. To do this, take the battery out and then, simultaneously hold down the “spot” and “clean” buttons for 30 seconds. Replace battery. This has worked for my Discovery model.