I am the carpet cleaningest person I know. Technically I bought mine before the Max Extract, but it's a Dual V and I love it! Still. After 7 or 8 years. It has just started leaking at the water tank. I suspect it's the seal. I actually came to this site to see if I could find a part to replace it. I'm not upset. I expect after as much use as it gets for the seal to eventually wear out. It happens. I love this cleaner.
I had a Dual V for more than 10 years before I had to replace it. This machine is amazing with respect to how much dirt and water is extracted when you use it. Removing so much water helps carpet dry incredibly fast. The auto-rinse feature is awesome and helps control how much detergent is applied. I have recommended this machine to all my friends and family.
I wore out my older Dual Path V carpet washer using it to clean my rental real estate for many years. I had thought it was an excellent carpet and hard floor washer. This newer design is significantly better, even wonderful! About 10# lighter, quieter, easier to empty without spilling (unlike the former unit), and cleans even better. Even the hand power tool cleaned better than the former design. I'm hoping for many years of service as I had with the previous unit. There is a slight leak of water or detergent from the supply container, but the retention design minimizes leaking outside the unit and there seems to be no great loss of liquid anyway. Just examining the dirty water tank I wonder about how the engineers came up with such an elegant design. Not exaggerating, every aspect of this design seems to be improved. I am now buying a second unit for my house in Arizona, as nothing cleans as well as this washer/shampooer when our cat has an accident. Kudos to Hoover for this design.
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