Do I have to vacuum before I use it?

Yes, we recommend vacuuming before using any carpet cleaner. This allows your cleaner to perform better and last longer. If you are in search of a vacuum, we would like to recommend the HOOVER® High Performance Swivel. It is perfect for deep cleaning and homes with pets. It allows for seemingly effortless cleaning with the combination of powerful suction and convenient swivel steering, perfect for a pre-wash clean!

Will it work on my tile floor?

We do not recommend using this on hard floors. The HOOVER® PowerDash™ was designed for carpet cleaning only. If you are looking for a hard floor cleaner, check out the cordless HOOVER® ONEPWR™ FloorMate JET™. It can powerfully vacuum AND wash your hard floors at the same time, simplifying your cleaning routine and removing the hassle of a cord. Plus, the microfiber brush roll gently washes & scrubs to loosen debris and helps dry your floors faster than conventional cleaning methods.

Can this machine also be used as a vacuum cleaner?

PowerDash™ is designed to make carpet cleaning/washing easier and faster and is not intended for use as a vacuum. We recommend vacuuming before using PowerDash™ on a carpet and do not recommend using PowerDash™.

Can this machine be used on stairs?

For your safety, we do not recommend using this on stairs in any manner. If you are looking for a spot cleaner for easy stair cleaning, check out the HOOVER® ONEPWR™ Spotless GO™. It’s a compact, lightweight, portable cleaner that is great for cleaning stairs and upholstery. For a full sized carpet cleaner with stair cleaning attachments, check out the HOOVER® SmartWash™+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner. It makes carpet cleaning as easy as vacuuming by eliminating the guesswork with Automatic Cleaning Technology AND it includes upholstery and stair cleaning tools.

How much does it weigh?

PowerDash™ is incredibly lightweight, weighing only 13Lbs!

How easy is it to clean?

PowerDash™ is easy to clean. It has a removable nozzle that allows easy access to the brush roll so you can remove any dirt or debris residue from the cleaner. The Dirty Water Tank also has a Quick Pour Spout for convenient cleanup.

Does this come with an upholstery tool or any other accessories?

No, Powerdash™ does not come with additional tools. We’d recommend checking out the HOOVER® ONEPWR™ Spotless GO™. It’s a compact, lightweight, portable cleaner that is great for cleaning stairs and upholstery. For a full-size carpet cleaner with upholstery cleaning attachments, check out the HOOVER® SmartWash™+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner. It makes carpet cleaning as easy as vacuuming by eliminating the guesswork with Automatic Cleaning Technology.

What kind of solution do I use?

We have an array of solutions that will cover your cleaning needs! See our Cleaning Solutions page for more information.

Do the brushes come out for cleaning?

Yes, the brushes can be removed for easy cleaning. There are instructions on how to remove the brush roll within the maintenance section of the included user manual for PowerDash™ (also available to download HERE).