Got this Scrubber 4 days ago and cleaned all the carpets in my apartment. The Scrubber is sturdy yet lightweight and easy to use. No leaks, 4 carry handles. The tank capacities are just right, The dirty water was full just as the clean tank was nearly empty. the wash/rinse feature is great.
I did label each side of the selector so I could see what position they were in. When moving furniture and refilling tanks I found that I lost track of the mode -- not once after I labeled the selector. The tank is labeled but it's not conveniently visible while you are pushing the unit around. My carpets were tan and new 8 years ago. They are tan again.
The scrubber took up MANY buckets of muddy water, previous traffic area cleaning just had made them worse. I took a one gallon garden pump sprayer and put "Awesome" cleaner ($1.47 Walmart, 1$ at most dollar stores) in it at a 1 to 5 solution, I sprayed the traffic areas, soaked for 15 minutes, and vacuumed it with the scrubber before running the normal wash/rinse cycles over the carpet. Took up TONS of very dirty water and old shampoos. In the Solution tank, I used the "Awesome" cleaner solution mixed at 4 oz per gallon. Tip- when you empty the dirty water tank, refill the clean water and solution tanks at the same time. When I finally did that I made many fewer trips to the sink. Big note, the Scrubber states that the hot water cannot be over 140 degrees, I used my hot tap water (115 degrees) with no problem. Now that I own a scrubber and have scrubbed under all the furniture, I will be doing the traffic areas frequently. Cost of Solution is no problem, did the whole apartment for a dollar. No apparent harm to the Scrubber at all. This Scrubber exceeded my expectations, based on some of the other lame reviews.
I chose this Model for the two year warranty and the nearness of a service center but I doubt if it will ever need service. I think it is a very well designed unit and easy to handle. If it held more water it would just be hard to move. I used a 15amp rated extension cord to get to all areas with no problem. I am very happy with this Scrubber. I am turning 75 and consider this a real BD present.
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