I have owned the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Washer with Clean Surge for several years now and it's probably the best washer in its price range. I purchase this washer to clean my carpet. I was able to put this device together fairly quickly. I was also able to operate this machine without looking at the manual. I filled the clean tank with warm water and began to clean the carpet. I initially went over the floor too fast and it didn't do a good job of cleaning. Once I slowed down my washing movements things started to go better. There was a little water leakage from the clean water tank, but that was because I didn't have it completely in place. Once I adjusted the tank everything went smoothly. I was able to clean my carpet in 30 minutes and the results were good. I definitely would recommend the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Washer with Clean Surge to anyone looking for a cheap carpet washer that delivers good results.