Our handy how-to videos provide you with everything you’ll need to get started with your Portable Spot Cleaner.

Quick Start Cleaning

Your Portable Spot Cleaner is ready to start cleaning straight out of the box.

Cleaning Tips

Get the best cleaning performance from your Portable Spot Cleaner with our handy cleaning tips.

Filling the Clean Water Tank

If you need to refill the clean water tank, simply:

Setting up and Cleaning

Check out our handy video for detailed instructions on how to set up and start cleaning with your Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner.

Using the Motorised Brush

The powerful motorised brush can tackle even the most stubborn stains.

Using the Suction Capabilities

The powerful motorised brush can be to tackle even the toughest stains. See the various cleaning positions in our handy video.

  • Ensure the machine is turned on.
  • Turn on the motorised brush using the switch on top of the handle.

Using the Wheels and Handles

The Portable Spot Cleaner features our retractable carry handle and wheels for ultimate manoeuvrability.

Emptying the Waste Tank

When the dirty water reaches the full line indicator, you’ll need to empty the dirty water tank.

Cleaning your Machine

We advise, for a more consistent cleaning performance, that you clean your Portable Spot Cleaner after every use.

Product Highlights

The Portable Spot Cleaner is full of handy features to provide you with a powerful spot cleaner whenever you need it.


Power Issues

  • Ensure the machine is plugged in and turned on.

Low Spray

  • Make sure you’re pressing the spray trigger down for consistent coverage.
  • Check the water tank level and refill if it is low or empty.
  • Make sure the water tank is fitted correctly.

Low Suction

  • Check the waste water tank to see if it is full.
  • Check the waste water tank to see if it is fitted correctly.
  • Thoroughly clean the waste water tank to remove any blockages.

Handheld Brush is not oscillating

  • Check to see if the switch on the top of the handheld brush is turned on.
  • Vacuum over the cleaning area first to remove any debris that could get caught or tangled in the brush.

What to do if the Clean Water Tank is leaking?

  • Remove the clean water tank from the unit and ensure the cap is secure.
  • Secure the tank cap and hold the tank upside down to allow excess water to drain out.

What to do if the Waste Water Tank is leaking?

  • Check to see if the waste water tank is full.
  • Remove and empty the waste water tank.
  • Unscrew the wide opening lid.
  • Remove and rinse the float column.
  • Reinsert the float column and secure the wide opening lid.
  • Insert the waste water tank into the unit, and ensure it is secured correctly.