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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.