Things You'll Need
The Hoover TurboPower 5200 SteamVac is a residential carpet cleaner meant to deep clean carpets, bare floors, upholstery and other areas. Available for purchase online or in various department, home retail or appliance stores, the SteamVac should only be used when plugged into a grounded electrical supply with a three-prong outlet. In addition, the appliance should be kept away from children and pets to avoid the possible risk of injury due to the use of chemicals, hot water, electricity and the sheer weight of the unit.
Set the SteamVac handle in the upright position and push down on the clean water tank handle. Pull it out and place the tank in a sink. Turn the lid counterclockwise, lift up and turn it over. Use the built-in measuring cup to pour the cleaning solution into the tank.
Pour hot water into the tank up to the fill mark on the side of the tank. Close the lid and tighten the cap clockwise before setting the tank back into the unit and pushing firmly to secure.
Plug in the SteamVac and move the "Brush Speed Selector" to the appropriate setting. "HI" is for normal cleaning of carpets or bare floors, while "LO" is for delicate surfaces and "OFF" can be used if you do not desire brushes during cleaning.
Push down on the handle release pedal, located on the base of the vacuum, and lower the handle. Turn the SteamVac power switch to "On."
Squeeze the trigger on the handle to dispense the hot cleaning solution onto the carpet. Move the cleaner over the wet area, then pull it back over the same damp area. Push the vacuum over the same area without dispensing the cleaner.
Repeat the wet and dry passes over the entire carpet. Turn the power switch "Off" and unplug the SteamVac when finished cleaning.
Lower the handle to the floor and turn the latches on either side of the dirty water tank out. Lift up the tank and carry it to a sink or other drain. Empty and rinse the tank before reseating the tank in the vacuum.
Empty and rinse the cleaning formula tank. Store the SteamVac in a dry, cool area.