How To Clean Carpets With The Hand Tool

How To Clean Upholstery With The Hand Tool

Prepare surfaces for cleaning by thoroughly vacuuming or brushing. When cleaning and drying cushions, first spread sheets or towels on the floor as a drying surface for the dampened cushions.

Disconnect the machine's large vacuum hose. Reconnect the top portion to the large vacuum hose of hand tool. H Slide down the brass "quick coupler" ring and pull out the small solution hose. Slide down the ring again to insert the metal end of the hand tool solution hose I (ILLUS. 11). Release the brass ring to secure. Tug gently on the hose to make certain the connection is secure.

Remove the white UPPER tank B, mix Rug Doctor Upholstery Cleaner in a clean bucket according to label directions and pour into LOWER tank C

Slip the tank back in place and seal the tank and clear dome D securely by replacing the retaining wire A.

Plug in the power cord and position the machine. Refer to the label on top of the machine E. Turn on the machine by pressing the "ON" switch for UPHOLSTERY/ HAND TOOL cleaning on the top of the machine.

Test upholstery for colorfastness by first cleaning a small, hidden area, then rubbing the test area with a white paper towel. If no color appears, continue cleaning. A little color on the towel means there's some chance of color running, but it's likely you can still clean safely. Try using cool or cold water and test again with a white paper towel.

Working at a slow, steady pace, begin cleaning by squeezing the hand tool lever as you pull the tool over fabric (ILLUS.12). Overlap strokes slightly.

When cleaning is complete, switch the machine OFF. Disconnect both of the hoses from the machine. Holding the hose ends over a sink, squeeze the hand tool trigger until all liquid is drained. To drain and clean the machine, refer to the Cleaning Your Machine section.

Reconnect the machine vacuum and solution hoses.

NOTE: For velvet upholstery, fluff up damp pile with a soft brush or towel to keep from matting.

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