Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum\015 I have shopped all local merchants for the cleaning solution that is recomended to use, but unable to find. Is there another product that can be used? I was reading reviews and someone said they used amonia and another said they used fabulosa, are either of these safe to use?.any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My floor mate has been sitting in closet because i cant find the cleaner, would like to use it again. thanks\015

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It is best to use the Hoover cleaning solution in the Hoover – FloorMate SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner. If you decide to use another brand, just be sure not to use a solvent based cleaning concentrates in your cleaner. Also, you cannot use any type of wax in the cleaner.
You can use any brand in this machine. I have used bissle, hoover, even a Walmart pet one. They all work great.
SOLVENT CLEANERS

Solvent-based cleaners remain popular in industrial applications due to their cleaning power; they remove thick, baked on oils, dirt, containments, solder flux, and greases. Some examples of strong cleaning solvents are acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, nPB, and trichloroethylene (TCE).

Combine ¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon dish detergent, and 2 gallons hot water. Apply it either with a damp cloth or a wrung-out mop. After, go over it with fresh water, then allow to dry.
A: Bleach will degrade the rubber seals and cause leakage over time. On its other floor-cleaning products, Hoover specifically has started saying not to use bleach as it is one of the chief causes of leaking reser… see more.
Applying the acid/acid wash

Water the desired tile area using a spray, or you can splash water using a mu. Then apply the acid solution to the wet surface with the help of a sponge or mop and scrub gently.

Floor Cleaner Concentrate bottles into the glass spray bottle. Shake your spray bottle gently. It`s ready — spray it onto your floors and mop like normal.
For use on bare floors or sealed wood floors. Not for use on carpets.
Hoover is another brand that does a great (and safe) job of cleaning both your tile and carpet. Just keep in mind that this is not your typical tile cleaner. It has brushes that will not scratch your tile. The water and cleaning solution located under the cleaner is tough enough to get any stain out of your tile floor.
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.

Although vacuum cleaner and the short form vacuum are neutral names, in some countries (UK, Ireland) hoover is used instead as a genericized trademark, and as a verb. The name comes from the Hoover Company, one of the first and more influential companies in the development of the device.
Common examples of solvents include water, ethanol, methanol and acetone.
Although cleaners that contain solvents vary widely in terms of applications and effects, most industrial solvent-based cleaners are made from one of three types of solvents: oxygenated, hydrocarbon, and halogenated.
A: Bleach will degrade the rubber seals and cause leakage over time. On its other floor-cleaning products, Hoover specifically has started saying not to use bleach as it is one of the chief causes of leaking reser… see more.
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.

Non-solvent, non-corrosive and non-flammable cleaner and degreaser. Easily loosens oils, grease and other soils for full suspension and removal from a variety of surfaces.

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Unable to find recomended cleaner for floor mate, what can I use
ANSWER : Do NOT use ammonia…it will destroy the seals. #1 NEVER leave solution in the tank…and clean everything after every use..Lowe’s and/or Home Depot have Bissels cleaner for the Hoover Floormate…also check Target and Walmart’s sweeper dept..If ALL fails, you may use Zep Pine Cleaner (Home Depot) in a diluted 2oz. to 1qt. water…filling ONLY the little reservoir with this dilution!!!!!.Good Luck.

My bissell proheat 2x carpet cleaner is not spraying from the bottom or sucking up when turned on. The hand tool works just fine. I have made sure it was on floor cleaning when I used it to try and clean my carpet. the busshes are working but nothing else is happening this cleaner is about 21/2 years old and has only been used maybe 5 times so it has not had alot of use.
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

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I have a Bissell ProHeat 2x, and I did something dum. I had some powdered cleaner that said it works with carpet cleaners-well I mixed it in-and the next time I tried to use it, nothing came out. So, I took it part to check what was wrong-and found out that the powdered cleaner solidified in places. I cleared the nozzels, nothing. I think the solenoid, between the heater and nozzels is pluggd, and possibly the heater. I’ve got a question-could I use CLR to clean the heater, with replacing t
ANSWER : Heck yeah, give it a shot. Try running some water through it too- fill it up, heat it just to where it’s hot and unplug it, shake it around and dump it out. Repeat. You might have to get a wire or something to go through and get the powder loosened between the boiler and nozzle, but if the stuff will dissolve in hot water then once you get it going a little it’ll flow better the longer you keep heating it and putting new water it.

I say I think you should unplug it once it gets mildly hot the first few times because if there is a pile of the powder stuck to the side of the tank you may find that the tank gets very hot there and overheats/fails.

You should be able to clean the solenoid too, hot water is your friend.

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I used my Hoover FloorMate, SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner for the first time today. My intent was to clean the grout in my kitchen/family room floor. Since the water was dirty I know it cleaned the grout but I was only so-so pleased with the results. Any hints? What about the grout solution? Do you mean I can only use the Hoover product?
ANSWER : The Hoover model 800 has seperate brush assembly to do grout. The 500 model (yours) has only the one hight brushes so other means must be taken to do grout. I have a 500 and all tile floors and I’m bumbed too.
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.Kirk Thompson
.San Juan,PR

While using, steam stopped coming out in force at the port levels in the head. Suddenly started high pitch whining, pressed button just above connection site and end flew off with great force pouring water onto floor and carpet. Unplugged immediately for safety and unable to get it to deliver steam force again. Less than one year old and used only 8-10 times only in walk areas where there is no carpet with distilled water. Please, advise, cannot find booklet. Thanks So Much, Beverly Crumme
ANSWER :

Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it may not be getting steam to the head…

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

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Can you advise which setting should be used on different floors, ie hard floors and carpets, theres 2 different settings and I don’t know which setting should be used on the different floors
ANSWER : Turn the machine on and look at the bottom. Turn to the two settings. The setting that stops the platten wheel from moving is for hard wood floors. If you cant tell, then setting 1 is most likely for carpets and 2 is for hard wood floors. Your machine is primarily a carpet vacuum cleaner, so 1 should be for carpets.

My hoover floormate h3060 has not been used for some time, when I went to use it, it would not dispense the cleaner..The last time I used it, I used a mixture of amonia and borax. I think the hose is clogged. What should I do??
ANSWER : You most likely have either a clogged screen at the bottom of the fill tank or the jets that spray fluid are clogged. You can unscrew them and power a paper clip through them. If the hoses are by chance clogged which doesn’t happen often, Pull one off at a time and blow real hard to unclog, then put it back on, then move to next hose.
Do NOT take all of them apart at the same time or they can get mixed up and it’s a pain to figure out how it all went back together.

Floor mate I have a floor mate and it will not put water onto the floor
ANSWER : There is a little post in the back where you insert the top solution/water tank, if you put the tank in incorrectly, (i.e., shoved it in, instead of putting it in at an angle, bottom first) there is a chance you broke it or bent it backwards. My mother broke mine, i’ve got the post but don’t know the part, without that post inserted into the tank the water will not come out.