This machine must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a
path of least resistance for electric current to reduce risk of electric shock. This machine is
equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet
is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance - if it will not fit the
outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
THE USE OF A TEMPORARY ADAPTER IS NOT PERMITTED BY THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE.
This machine is for use on a nominal 120 volt AC circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks
like the plug illustrated in (Fig. 1A). A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated
in (Fig. 1B) may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in (Fig. 1B) if a
properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a
properly grounded outlet (Fig. 1A) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored
rigid ear, lug, or the like extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground
such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in
place by a metal screw.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
following: PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE UNIT.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some
examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment
such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
■ To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury, do not immerse. Use indoors only.
■ This appliance operates at 120V AC and 60 Hz only. Do not connect to any other power
■ Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Do not
allow to be used as a toy.
■ Keep hair, loose clothing, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
■ Do not add cleaning products to the water tank.
■ Do not insert accessories when unit is running.
■ Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
■ Do not put any object into unit openings. Do not use with any openings blocked; keep free
of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
■ Do not pick up sharp objects that may damage vacuum or filters.
■ Do not vacuum burning or smoking materials, such as lit cigarette butts, matches or hot ashes.
■ Do not use on or near hot surfaces.
■ Do not use without dirt bowl, deflector and filter in place. Replace a damaged filter immediately.
■ Do not operate in the presence of explosives or use to pick up any toxic substances,
flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.
■ Do not vacuum any electrical appliances while they are plugged in.
■ Use extra caution when cleaning on stairs. Keep work areas well lit.
■ To prevent tripping accidents, store vacuum after each use.
■ Avoid pointing the steam output toward yourself or others. Keep hands away from path of
steam or spray. STEAM CAN SCALD!!
■ Avoid pointing the steam output toward electrical outlets or plugs. Steam may penetrate and
cause electric shock.
■ Use the Steam Buster only to clean floors and upholstery. Do not use to clean ceilings, walls, or
other vertical surfaces.
■ Wherever possible use Steam Buster with nose downwards. Using unit with its nose up or on
its side may cause stain liquid to leak or blow out of exhaust vents.
■ Do not use to pick up floods in basement / deep water on floor.
■ Do not overfill dirt bowl! May cause stain liquid to spray out exhaust vents.
■ Do not store Steam Buster in garage or area where unit could freeze.
■ Never spray at people or animals.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
■ Do not use this product while on any type of a ladder. Do not place the product in a place
where it will be stepped on or kicked while in use. Do not place the product on an elevated
surface where it may be pulled off the surface while in use.
■ Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
■ Do not modify the 3-prong grounded plug.
■ Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions, is left outdoors, dropped into water or is damaged in any manner. Return the
appliance to any authorized service facility.
Catalog No. SV1000 Form No. 612736-00 REV. 1 PRINTED IN CHINA SEPT. ‘02
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■ Do not abuse the cord. Do not pull or carry by cord as a handle, do not close a door on
cord or pull cord around sharp edges or corners, do not run appliance over cord. Do not
rest the appliance on the cord while the appliance is on or warm to the touch. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
■ Damaged power cord must only be replaced by qualified service personnel. There are no
user-serviceable parts inside the unit. Any attempt to open the unit will void the warranty and
could lead to serious damage to the unit and/or personal injury to the operator.
■ Turn off all controls before unplugging unit from outlet.
■ Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
■ Do not use an extension cord with this product. The use of an extension cord may result in a
severe electrical shock, particularly if the extension cord does not have an electrical rating
higher than that of the product, if the extension cord does not have a three prong grounding
plug and connector and if the extension cord is not plugged into a properly grounded circuit
box with a ground fault circuit interrupter. Safety precautions such as keeping all
connections off the ground and dry will not eliminate the danger.
■ Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. Refer to grounding instructions in this instruction
■ This appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use.
■ Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.