Hoover FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer, model FH50150 is very popular and affordable carpet washer. Hoover FH50150 owe its popularity to its affordable price, good warranty for domestic use, dual tank design, SpinScrub technology, flexible cleaning hose and other attachments, allowing the user to clean various carpeted surfaces like carpets, area rugs, stairs, seats, upholstery and other surfaces that permit such cleaning.
Hoover FH50150 Features and Specifications
Hoover FH50150 carpet washer is large unit. Its assembled width is 11.5 inches, height is 43.25 inches and its depth is 17.25 inches.
It weighs 18.1 pounds (~8.2 kg) with empty tanks - it is far from being the lightest cleaning unit on the market, but carpet washers are generally heavier and sturdier when compared with carpet and similar vacuums.
Unit is powered with 10 Amp motor, providing good suction and in combination with air heater, a quick drying time.
Hoover FH50150 cleaning head is based on so-called 'SpinScrub Brush Technology' with 360° brushes that scrub carpet at all angles.
SpinScrub brushes rotate around the vertical axis, allowing the bristles to penetrate deeply into the carpet and clean it thoroughly.
SpinScrub brushes are easy to maintain - from time to time one has to remove entangled pet and human hair and lint. Over time, SpinScrub brushes can lose their ability to clean, but fortunately, they are easy to order and replace.
Cleaning path of the unit is 11.25 inches (~28.6 cm), allowing the unit to clean rather large area quickly, but also leaving very little uncleaned area on the sides and enabling the unit to be rather maneuverable, despite the size and weight.
Cleaning head's DualV nozzle provides equal suction along its width to clean carpets quickly, but also evenly.
Hoover FH50150 comes with non-spill dual tanks that separate clean and dirty water, speeding up cleaning. Each tank has capacity of 1 gallon, allowing the user to clean large area without refiling the clean water tank or emptying the dirt water tank.
Note: Hoover FH50150 features automatic shut-off system when the dirty tanks gets full. When/if this happens, turn off the unit, empty the dirty water tank and check clean water and cleaning solution tank, maybe they must be refilled.
Dirty water is removed by rather strong suction, but to improve drying time, Hoover FH50150 comes with 'Quick Dry Technology' - basically, FH50150 dries carpets quickly using heated air. Nonetheless, it is often recommended to let the carpets thoroughly dry out over night. Drying time depends on other things too, like room temperature, draft, humidity and similar.
Hoover FH50150 also features 'Automatic Detergent Mixing System', which ensures the correct ratio of detergent and water for optimal cleaning results. Detergent capacity is 16 ounces.
Although rather bulky, especially when compared with stick vacuums, Hoover FH50150 doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - 20 feet (~6.1 m) long power cord is wrapped manually around cord wrap hooks at the back of the unit. 20 feet long power cord is long enough for most of the cleaning tasks, but personally, it could be slightly longer. On the other hand, longer power cord would require automatic power cord rewind system, leading to heavier and mechanically more complex unit and in the end, more expensive unit. So, in the end, 20 feet long power cord is perhaps the best option for the unit in this class.
Hoover FH50150 accessories include: 8 ft (~2.4 m) long cleaning hose, mesh tool storage bag, a sample bottle of cleaning solution (16oz Expert Clean), SpinScrub powered hand tool, stair tool, upholstery tool and crevice tool.
- 8 feet long flexible cleaning hose help the user to clean elevated surfaces like stairs, upholstery, seats and similar.
- sample bottle of cleaning solution comes by default and it significantly improves the floor cleaning. Cleaning solutions can be ordered from online shops and should be used according to the instructions.
- SpinScrub Powered Hand Tool enables the user to deeply clean stairs, car seats, upholstery and other carpeted and upholstered surfaces. It is powered tool that provides scrubbing action and help clean stubborn stains and messes.
- Stair Tool is used for quick cleaning of stairs and similar carpeted areas. It is 6 inches wide (~15.2 cm) and comes with 2 built-in rows of brushes.
- Upholstery Tool is used for cleaning upholstery and seats with the built-in brush.
- Crevice Tool is designed for cleaning narrow and tight areas like corners, gaps between seats, edges and similar.
- mesh tool storage bag is used for storing of cleaning accessories when they are not in use.
Note: if your fabric is marked as 'S' ('Solvent/Dry' cleaning only, don't clean it using this or any other carpet washer. Again, read the manual before the very first cleaning!
Unit's controls are not positioned on the handle, and it takes some time to get accustomed, but this is nothing to worry about. For example, Wash/Rinse Selector is positioned on the front side of the unit, between the tanks, Solution Trigger is on the handle, On/Off pedal is near the left wheel and similar.
Hoover manufactures wide range of cleaning solutions, depending on the cleaned surface and type of dirt.
Generally, stubborn stains are pretreated using 'Spot Treatment' solutions and then washed using carpet washer and appropriate cleaning solution.
Long Story Short: Hoover FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer is large and very capable carpet washer. Many very useful features are combined with affordable price, making it one of the most popular carpet washers on the market.
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