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Superior design and technology !
Hi ! Global Grandad Max here again from NZ!
Bought the Hoover Gladiator machine ! Best thing I ever did after the Hoover vac I bought !!! ( see vac review). Well the carpet shampoo machine comes with a portable off machine base car, bed, curtains and any other thing that can be shampood kit !!!! Stairs a breeze with mini drive head kit ! Only draw back is you won’t believe how much ... crap you wash and suck out of your carpets etc ! Had to do them 3 times to get them back to acceptable Level of clean!!! Also you be appalled how many bugs c...
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cleans and drys better then i expected
I bought this to clean carpets that had not been done for about 4 years ,very old well worn carpet and for the most part it brought them up like new .It also drys the carpet out very well if you take the time to go over it a few extra times once you have cleaned them.Also the added bonus of the rinse option .I also did my mums carpet much newer and a thick pile and they really did look like new .
Motor defective after little use.
It is now March 2017. I bought a Hoover Gladiator 5480 Carpet extractor in July 2014. I hardly used it, maybe 10 times max. It emitted a burning smell and stopped working I was told that the motor needed replacing and because it was out of warranty, I needed to pay.
I had paid $649 for this machine and I expected to get more than 10 uses out of it. Hoover expect me to pay for the new motor because it is out of warranty. A quality product should not break down when it had very little use. The fact that the motor has gone now shows me that ...Hoover no longer make quality products. Very disappointed with the service. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Godfrey who are repairing it for free after I purchased a new motor. Footnote: The motor was repaired and Hoover can only offer a 3 month warranty. Says a lot! In 3 months I would use it about once.
Having purchased a house with light-cream coloured carpets - replacing them with something less prone to dirt stains (four kids!!) was high on my list of upcoming outlays, In an attempt to delay this expense, I did a little research of steam-cleaners - having been generally dis-satisfied with the outcome of professional services on past residences (... seriously & understandably, the professional service providers just want to get the clean over & done with, and get onto the next paying job - they don't have time to attend to address stubborn ...dirt/stains). The ratings of this machine influenced me to take the rather expensive punt and I am very pleased to say that it is a winner. I am simply amazed by what a great job that it has done on my carpets - to the extent that I am quite comfortable putting the purchase of new carpets to the bottom of my to-do list. I like that it is here at my disposal, as opposed to hiring. Only 'negative' that I can think of (so far) is the frequency of water filling - but I am cool with that... it's not a commercial machine (I wouldn't want to have to handle or store one of those machines). Highly recommended.
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Sensational Domestic Carpet Cleaner
Toilet training our new indoor pup was taking a toil on our beige coloured carpet, so I decided to invest in the Hoover Gladiator following a read up of highly positive reviews. Our carpet was professionally dry cleaned about five years ago and were looking tired and in need of refreshing. Well let me say that this shampooer did a sensational job of removing old stains and revitalising the carpet fibres with the rotating brush heads as good as any professional service. The benefit of doing it yourself also means you have the time and can take t...he care to move furniture and maximise the areas you wish to clean. The unit is lightweight, well designed, comes with stair and upholstery attachments that do a great job. However, remember it is a domestic model not a commercial unit. So please be aware that is has a lot of plastic construction to minimise weight and cost. As long as you are vigilant to thoroughly clean the unit of clumps of carpet fibres during and after use, this unit will give you years of trouble free service and keep your home carpets, car carpets and upholstery looking clean and fresh.
Really quite good - I've got a new hobby!
Based on the good reviews and sensational special price at Godfreys I bought on of these and by jingo I am pleased with it. The hand fittings and hose are very handy, it has a decent length cord and the suction seems adequate to suck up most of the water. For stains I pre-soak with Agar non foaming detergent at a 1:4 dilution in a spray bottle, leave for a few minutes and give it a working over with the hand tool and hose. For general cleaning use the same Agar detergent in the tank. All the fittings go into a bag which clips onto the handl...e and it all comes apart for cleaning which is great. I wondered what the professional machines used and it seems not much more than the Hoover. They have onboard water heaters, larger tanks and probably greater suction but the Hoover simply uses hot water from your tap (easy!) and greater suction doesn't mean the carpets get that much cleaner as it is your water and detergent which does the work. So as you can probably guess, I'm pretty happy with my purchase. Well done Hoover!
The Hoover Gladiator is great
The Gladiator is a great cleaner I had a Bissell in the past but the Gladiator is far superior l can't believe how much dirt it removes it just keeps coming out.
It's also sturdy and easy to use and the tanks Areca descent size not like other machines. I also love the rinse function.
Best machine I have ever used!!!
My partner & I are still young & haven't bought a house yet so we are stuck in rentals, which equals alot of carpet. We have pets & with pets come pet stains. We purchased the Hoover Gladiator on special ($399) through Godfreys (worst customer service reps ever!) a few weeks ago due to the ongoing costs of renting the Rug Doctor machine from Bunnings over the past 5yrs. I used to think that Rug Doctor was a great machine but like many others carpet cleaners the stains would always come back once the carpets had completely dried.
I only had to...
Great customer service
As it may be a great Shampooer while it lasts.. just after 2 years and only been used in 1 room as the rest of the house is floor boards it started leaking.. Sent it to be repaired and NO PARTS ARE AVAILABLE.. Hard to believe that a machine still being sold and no parts.. in saying this Hoover have said they will supply a new machine
Dirt just keeps on coming!
This just paid for itself in one use. The carpet looks brand new! It really pulls the muck out, even after several passes the dirt keeps on coming...very easy to put together and user friendly. I like how the power scrub head can be removed and completely cleaned (no annoying residue or fluff stuck in there afterwards). Got this on sale from Godreys. If you see one, grab one you won't be disappointed.
One didn't I buy one sooner!
Bought this today and my lounge looks better then even after a professional steam clean. It's light and easy to use and the attachments are great. The gladiator does what it claims.
Only con is I wish the water catchment were bigger.
The Hoover cleaning solution also smells great!
This is fantastic - I have only recently moved into a house with carpet, and the carpet was shampooed before I moved in (4 months ago!). I do have two very hairy dogs as well. But the dirt this brought up was totally black! I love that you can chose to use the shampoo or just water, as that really helps. It has great extraction and my carpet dried quite quickly. The little tools are fantastic as well. Pretty easy to fill up and empty. I am very happy with the purchase! I did my mattress as well - how disgusting that was!! Again, just dark brown and black came up.
This one ticks all the boxes.
I have recently purchased the new Hoover Gladiator Carpet Shampooer - my wife thinks I have become obsessed. I have cleaned the Carpets, Dinning Chairs, Car Seats and Car Carpets for both our car and our daughters and am now looking for other projects. What a fantastic machine! I would rate it at 100/100. Incidentally, if you want to save on carpet shampoo - the 5lt. container of Agar Exit at around $32 from Godfrey's is a great product - smells good too!
A great carpet shampooer with useful accessories
We recently purchased this at Godfrey's during their after Christmas sales. We previously had a very old commercial grade carpet shampooer that died, and this seemed like a good upgrade without having spend money in the high end of the market.
First off, I would say this machine actually works better than our old "commercial" grade shampooing machine. I don't know whether technology has become better over the last 10yrs or what, but I definitely say this pulled up more dirt.
One of the benefits of this unit is that the brushes which...scrub the carpet move in a circular rotating motion, meaning they are always in contact with the carpet at all times. Rather than some other units that have a barrel spinning brush which only contacts the carpet once, as you run the vacuum back and forth. The machine has a manual trigger that allows you to control when water is being sprayed onto the carpet. The suction is powerful and is able to remove most of the water that goes down, meaning your carpets aren't left very wet and drying time is reduced. The accessories that come with the unit are very useful, with a small hand power scrubber and several other accessories for cleaning things like stairs, furniture etc.
Cleaner Carpets, only a few strokes away.
I bought tis unit to replace a 6 year old Hoover that had seen better days, it has a good accessory kit and a tank that automatically mixes detergent, it also has a rinse function.
I find the spin scrub brushes better than the traditional brushbar , it just seems to remove marks on my almost white carpet a little better. I can clean my large lounge on one tank and the detergent reservoir works for roughly 3/4 tanks of water.
I have found its easy to clean as well because the recovery tank splits in two.
light, cleans well, rinse option, included tools.
wish it was a little wider.
Questions & Answers
I have the Hoover Gladiator Powerscrub Deluxe Carpet Shampooer purchased from Godfreys, and I am very disappointed in this product. Everytime I use it it trips the safety switch on the house! I have had it to Godfreys for repairs 3 times now to fix this fault with the last being 5 weeks ago and they put a new motor in it. I have spent a lot of money having it repaired to supposedly fix this problem and today when I used it for the first time after the new motor it does the same thing! Our electrician happened to be here doing another job and he checked the plug on the machine and he tells me there is an imbalance between the active to earth and the neutral to earth - how can this happen has it been there since new as i have had this problem for a while?
We are sorry to hear of the issues you are experiencing with your machine and repairs.
We will be happy to look into this further for you.
Please feel free to contact us on 1300 360 845 to provide further information.
When contacting us please quote your customer reference number 435695.
The Hoover Team
Hi Annie!!Glibal Grandad Max Harding gene in NZ ! This is a tricky one! Short answer is get a Hoover to supply another machine. They will do this . If problem occurs again it's your house earth system at fault ( perhaps ground peg wires broken ?) or rcd flick out switch has too many outlets connected via multiplugs etc for the amperage capacity of the breaker switch in your pwer board . Generally speaking Hover product electrical switch gear has few problems! The new motor and still p
Still problems backs up my diagnosis. It is possible there is a power cord wiring problem where the earth and neutral phase are compromised in some way .
Try your machine in some elses house ! If it works ok there it's your house wiring at fault ! If the machine trips their house breaker it's at fault! Get Hoiver to give you a new one anyway !
Cheers Global Grandad Max NZ
Where can you buy one in wld?
Unfortunately this is a discontinued machine, the only stock available is what's left in Godfreys stores.
We would recommend contacting your local store directly or Godfreys customer service on 1800 815 270.
The Hoover Team
My Hoover twin tank gladiator deluxe carpet shampooer brushes do not turn.
Is there a belt driving these brushes? If that is the likely cause then can I purchase a spare? Is it easily accessible? I can find no manual online.
Thanks for any help
Unfortunately the brushes on this machine are not run by a belt.
We would recommend taking the machine into your nearest Godfreys store for further inspection and any repairs needed.
The Hoover Team
Hi John !
Global Grandad Max Harding here in NZ! Lift up the shampoo machine and check if any fishing line or string item such as a carpet remnant has not jammed up the brush heads. If they are clean and turn freely then the problem is the drive motor under the brush head assembly . You could remove the Phillips screws and check out all is ok FTEs removing the brush head assembly but if you you are not a DIY person take it to a Hoove dealer. Never had any trouble with mine so no info there! Hope this helps cheers GG Max NZ .
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