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Post# 211936   12/31/2012 at 10:11 (2,656 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        

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Hi Everyone,


Since my surgery year before last, I have had a really difficult time with things like vacuuming and sweeping/mopping the floor.  My Kirby Sentria makes the vacuuming much easier.  I had been thinking about a Hoover FloorMate for my hard floors (which I have a lot of), and saw they have them at Big Lots.  I was going to buy one there, but next door to them is a large thrift store.  I walked over there, and low and behold, they had one in almost new condition.  It was priced at $20 so I snapped it up.  It is a model H3000, and looks like it may have been used once or twice at most.  I went to Hoover's site and downloaded the manual for it, and think I have the operation and maintenance procedures down.  Question is, it says to use Lysol or Old English cleaning solution.  Is this the normal product from the store, or is it something made just for the FloorMate?  If it's special where do I find it?  Can you use other cleaners in it?  It specifically says not to use pine based cleaners in it.  Why not?  Also,  any experiences and thoughts  any of you have had with it would be greatly appreciated.





Post# 211937 , Reply# 1   12/31/2012 at 10:20 (2,656 days old) by compamac ()        
Cleaning Solution

The solution should be about the same you would dump it into the tank. I hope that you are doing better from your surgery. The reason i know this is because my friend has 2 floor mates. Good luck

Post# 211950 , Reply# 2   12/31/2012 at 11:28 (2,656 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        

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Thanks, Nick.

Post# 211956 , Reply# 3   12/31/2012 at 12:30 (2,656 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
I used to use Mop-N-Shine

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With water in my floormate,But i just use water now as i scrub with my Sunbeam and rinse with the Floormate.


Post# 211958 , Reply# 4   12/31/2012 at 12:46 (2,656 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        

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Thanks Alex.

Post# 287358 , Reply# 5   7/5/2014 at 16:53 (2,105 days old) by ronster ()        
Hoover Floormate H3000

Never had an easier to use, more efficient floor cleaner! Hoover sells a clearer made especially for it. It only takes as much as the container cap will hold added to hot water in the holding tank.

Post# 287361 , Reply# 6   7/5/2014 at 17:52 (2,105 days old) by Gr8DaneDad ()        

Pine based cleaners tend to be very bad for seals and glues. They break down quite quickly in PineSol. Don't ask me how I know... it wasn't pretty and I choose not to relive it if possible.

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