When using an electrical appliance, always follow basic precautions,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire. electric
shock, or injury:
• Use indoors only.
• Use only on surfaces moistened
by the cleaning process. Do not
it should, has been dropped, dam-
aged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, take it to a Hoover Ffictory
Service Center or Authorized
Hoover Warranty Service Dealer.
• Connect to a p roperlygrounded • Close supervision is necessary
outlet only. See ' Grounding when any appliance is used by or
Instructions'. near children. Do not allow deep
cleaner to be used as a toy or to run
• Do not clean over floor electrical unattended at any time. "
• Do nol point tools toward people
• Do not use without tanks in place, or pets.
• Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs. Do not place deep cleaner on
• Use deep cleaner only for its
intended use as described in the
• Use only commercially available
Hoover SteamVac TM cleaners
intended for machine application
Do not use any type of wax with
• Keep detergents and other clean-
ers out of chirdren's reach.
•Use only attachments recom-
mended by The Hoover Company: •Do not use to pick up flammable
others may cause hazards, or combustible liquids such as
gasoline or use in areas where they
• The use of an extension cord is
not recommended. If an extension
cord is absolutely necessary, use at
least a 16 gauge 3-wire cord which
has a 3-prong grounding type plug
and a 3-pole receptacle t_at accepts
the machine plug.
• Unplug deep cleaner when not in
use. Turn off all controls before
• Unplug deep cleaner before con-
necting the powered hand tool.
may be present.
• Do not pick up chlorine bleach,
drain cleaner, gasoline or any other
toxic material with this appliance.
•Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking, such as ciga-
rettes, matches, or riot ashes.
•Avoid picking up hard, sharp
objects with the deep cleaner. They
may damage the machine
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers.
• Always _disconnect cord from electri- feet and all parts of body away
cal outlet before servicing the deep trom openings ano moving parts.
cleaner. •Do not put any object into open-
.Do not unplug by pulling on ings. Do not use with any opening
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, nol blocked; keep free of dust, Iint,
the cord. hair, and anything that may reduce
•Never handle plug or appliance
with wet hands. • To help prevent matting and
resoiling, avoid contact with carpets
•Do not pull or carry by cord, use until they are dry. Keep children
cord as a handle, close door on cord and pets away from carpets until
or pull cord around sharp edges or they are completely dry.
corners. Do not run appliance over
cord. Keep cord away from heated • Store in a dry place. Do not ex-
surfaces, pose machine to freezing tempera-
•Do not use with damaged cord or
This appliance must be grounded. If it
should inalfunction or breakdown,
grounding provides a path of least resis
tance for electrical current to reduce the
risk of electric shock. This appliance is
equipped with a cord having an equip
ment-grounding conductor (C) and
grounding plug (A). The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet (B)
that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
Iinproper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in the
risk of electric shock. Check with a quali
fled electrician or service person if you
are in doubt as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not modify the
plug provided with the appliance if it
will not t_t the outlet, have a proper out-
let installed by a qualified electrician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal
120 volt circuit and has a grounding
plug that looks like the plug illustrated
in sketch (A).
A temporary adapter (D) may be used to
connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle
(E) if a properly grounded outlet is not
available. The temporary adapter should
be used only until a properly grounded
outlet (B) can be installed by a qualified
electrician. The green cokwed rigid ear,
lug, or the like (F) extending fi'om the
adapter must be connected to a perma
nent ground (G) such as a properly
grounded outlet box covm: Whenever
the adapter is used, it must be held in
place by a metal screw. NOTE: In
Canada, the use of a temporary adapter
is not permitted by the Canadian