Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alijopeters Good Product
I've had this cleaner for about 4 years now. I have several cats and hardwood floors with white area carpets. I use my cleaner about 1-2 per month and have never had a problem. It's great for deep cleaning fur and cat litter dust, kitty hairballs and yes the occasional urine marking (3-step treatment that includes vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide). I generally use Resolve carpet cleaner which is great! The only problem I have is with the filters that tend to deteriorate, but that's probably because of the products I use. I got on line to order another filter, saw some of the neg reviews and thought I'd share my experience.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kim38920 Ease of use!
I bought this thinking it would be too lightweight to clean very good. BOY WAS I WRONG! I love it!
March 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cummino78 Must have a default in mine. Model # FH50005
Bought brand new. It sat in the closet for a year or so before we opened it up. Used it once and didn't even finish the whole rug. It maybe did a 10x8 part of the rug. Heard a loud pop. Upon looking further into the cleaner. We found that the plastic fan had broken into pieces. Cleaner is now useless. I hope to find a replacement part. Hoover can you help us?
November 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rcml Home Depot lost a regular customer because of this.
Followed the directions to the letter, after reading pamphlet carefully. Yes, I am one of those consumers who reads the product literature. Prepared it to do the carpet, turned the switch on and it ran for a minute or so then stopped. Never heard from it since, even though checking everything, filling clean water bank and FLP switch. Nothing, dead. Screwed out of the cost of the unit because I lost the receipt. It was purchased on Home Depot credit card but we paid it off before I had chance to try the unit. It has been 4 years and I have bought nothing again at the Statesville store. Nothing by cash or credit. Because I was so annoyed over several defective products we purchased thru that store. This Hoover #50005 carpet cleaner was the final breaking point of my shopping in that store.
It is nasty, that should I desire to have it repaired, it would be like paying twice for a then refurbished unit which must have been defective to start with. Or trash the thing and be out the original cost on our credit account.
It seemed like a really nice idea in home carpet cleaner, but not when jut sitting collecting dust and unusable.
November 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by krivera1 Bought it for my mother in law, and within 2 months it started leaking around the base of the cleaner. Otherwise, it works AMAZINGLY well.
June 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RoJa Quick and light
I would like to split my review in multiple sections to be unbiased -
Shipping and delivery – 2.5 starts
The packet had many holes, the packaging looked as it it was old. Though the Vac didn’t seem to have got damaged and I still got my free carpet cleaning solution hence 2.5 stars
Its light to handle and operate. For the price I think it’s a nice piece. I stay on rent in a 2 bed condo and this perfectly suits my needs. Though if I was staying in a bigger apartment I would recommend putting in more money and buying the next series.
The vacuum has a relatively small tank hence its limited in reach for its area covered. It has horizontal brushes hence the effectiveness is reduced. Good for light stains and spills but am not sure how well it would work for houses with pets or ones with tough stain.
December 14, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LJEmerick Handy carpet cleaner!
I have had the Quick and Light for 8 months and have gotten lots of good use from it. I use it to clean wall-to-wall carpet in two heavy traffic areas (hallway and stairs). It is also handy for cleaning up after "pet incidents" (cat hairballs) and random stains. Based on some of the negative reviews, there are some things to keep in mind. First, this is not a commercial carpet cleaner but it is a very good supplement to periodic thorough carpet cleanings. Second, it is very important to vacuum carpets thoroughly before using the Quick and Light--less pet hair and detritus collects in the machine. Finally, moving the cleaner very slowly, back and forth, makes cleaning better. I also suction the carpet repeatedly (without spraying) once finished to decrease drying time. I am very pleased with the Hoover and have had no problems.
January 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by justjack Not worth the plastic its made from
I paid a little under $100.00 for this thing and it is essentially useless. I have cleaned my share of carpets over the years and I know how to operate a carpet cleaner but this hunk of garbage does little to nothing to clean a carpet - I have normal carpet - not shag carpet or anything like that, and it does not penetrate below the surface of the carpet. As a result, you cannot get out stains or do any deep cleaning. I will be making a trip to town now to rent a real carpet cleaner so I can finish what I started - INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING! For the record, the cleaner is not clogged and the cleaning solution mixture was correct; the same as I have used on other cleaners with successful
results. Buyer Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 14, 2013