For months I wanted to purchase a home carpet cleaner. We researched extensively. I have a senior dog who is almost 18 years old. For a period of time, we were having a problem with diarrhea and, if we did not read his warning signs about having to go out, he would do it on the carpet. Our fault. Not his. Over Labor Day weekend, we decided to clean the carpet; we know how to have fun! We purchased the Hoover Deluxe Carpet Cleaner from Sears along with the extended warranty plan. I was eager to test the product. When we got it home we began. We read the instructions carefully , moved the furniture, looked at the Berber carpet which was an absolute mess and hoped for the best. First I have to say that after reading the negative reviews and trying the product myself, I wonder if those who said it was difficult to use, didn't pick up water, suddenly stopped woking when it hit a bump, did not clean, was using the same product I was. The Hoover Carpet Cleaner exceeded all my expectations. When we were finished with half the room, my husband and I could not believe how clean the dirty, stained carpet was. It looked like new carpet. The Hoover was very easy to operate. It did not suddenly turn off when bumped, picked up so much water that the carpet was dry within two hours and it smelled great. The following day we did the other half of the room. Now the entire room looks like we have new carpet. This is a temporary rental apartment for us ( our house is being restored) and prior to moving in the management had the carpet cleaned. There was one stain in the middle of the room the professionals said they could not get out. The Hoover did. We have used the carpet cleaner several times since Labor Day with no problems.
I bought this in May 2014. Used it about three or four times and now it leaks water everywhere. It works really well until then. But now it is just another mess I have to clean up and since I bought it to clean up messes not make them, I am not happy.
This is a great carpet shampooer. It is a very, well-thought-out machine in its simplicity and ease of use.
Our carpet has not been shampooed in years, but it looks just as good now if not better from the times we have had it cleaned professionally. I went very slow and went over some problem areas many times. I could see the difference it was making. I felt disgusted as I drained the dirty water tank but also thrilled.
One note of information, it does say to use the Hoover 2x or higher soap. (It comes with a small bottle of this.) I bought some Hoover not-2x soap when I picked this up, and I noticed a lot more suds when I applied the soap. It smelled better than the 2x, and it still worked just fine. But there were more suds that I needed to vacuum up. I do not know if this is a problem yet to use the regular soap.
I don't really understand yet the attachments. I can imagine cleaning out your car floors and upholstery. But I really don't know what else I would shampoo yet.
I bought the cleaner this month, what a great way to spend a holiday dollar. The cleaner works great. I was really taken back.
I only used this a few times, at most it received 5 hours of use. I went to use it yesterday and water poured out of the bottom before I turned it on. I opened it up and the pump assembly had cracked open so the soapy water flowed into it and out through the crack and onto the floor. This turned out to be an expensive piece of junk. Do yourself a favour and rent a carpet cleaner.
Awesome cleaner. Very good suction. Very easy to use
I used this carpet cleaner about 4 times and it started leaking water everywhere. I took it to repair shop and it would cost more than what I bought if for to repair.