SEBO Duo P Owner's Manual
The Duo P Carpet Dry Cleaner by SEBO



Table of Contents

Technical Details Important Safety Instructions Sebo duo Carpet Cleaning System Product Features Identification of Parts
Standard Accessories Assembly Operating Instructions How to Use the
Duo Cleaning System
Maintenance Troubleshooting Guide Schematic and
Part Numbers
Warranty Information


Technical Details

Brush Motor - 1.8 amps Width - 14" Height - 4-11/16"
Body weight - 11lbs Brush speed - 400RPM Cord length - 40 ft.
120v AC - 50-60Hz    


Important Safety Instructions

When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions must always be followed.

To reduce the risk of electric shock, this brush machine has a polarized plug; one blade is wider than the other. This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. Connect only to the outlet type specified on the serial number plate underneath the machine.


WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

  • Do not leave brush machine while plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
  • Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
  • Do not use near small children or pets. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Use of this product by children should always be supervised by an adult.
  • Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer-recommended attachments.
  • Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If brush machine is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to a SEBO service center.
  • Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run machine over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug – not the cord.
  • Do not plug in if switch is in the “I” (ON) position.
  • Do not use outlets above counters to plug in brush machine – damage to items in the surrounding area could occur.
  • Always carry the machine over steps and sills.
  • Do not handle plug or vacuum handle with wet hands.
  • Do not put any object into machine openings. Do not use machine with any openings blocked. Keep openings free of lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
  • Do not remove any screws from machine.
  • Do not run machine over anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
  • Turn off all machine controls before unplugging.
  • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
  • Do not turn on the machine with the storage tray still attached.
  • Do not use machine to clean up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.
  • Machines can cause a fire when operated near flammable vapors or materials. Do not operate this machine near flammable fluids, dust or vapors.
  • Maintenance and repairs must be done by qualified personnel.
  • Use only original SEBO replacement parts.
  • Do not use machine as a step.
  • Do not leave machine standing in one place with machine turned on. This may damage carpet.
  • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from machine openings and moving parts. Do not place fingers or other body parts under machine, unless it is unplugged.
  • Do not place the brush head over fringes on a carpet or rug. 26. Store the brush machine in a dry place at room temperature. When the machine is not in use, you should wrap the cord on the cable hooks.
  • Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.

WARNING! The quality, condition, coating, texture, age and manufacturing technique of all floor surfaces vary. Therefore, machines with rotating brushes, including your SEBO duo brush machine, may damage some floor coverings or surfaces. Berber carpets, long shag, specialty and delicate or hand-woven carpets are particularly vulnerable to damage by rotating brushes. Always consult the materials supplied by your floor’s manufacturer for information on proper upkeep and cleaning. To ensure that your new SEBO duo brush machine is compatible with your floor coverings, please test the duo-P cleaner and brush machine on each type of carpeting in a small inconspicuous area to determine if any dam-age occurs. If damage occurs, stop using the brush machine and powder immediately! An operating machine should not stand stationary on the floor for inappropriate periods of time. Damage could occur. Do not run the machine on flooring not covered by carpet.

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Product Features

Your SEBO duo Cleaning System is formulated to deep clean your entire carpet or spot clean stubborn stains without soaking your carpet. Dry cleaning is safer for most carpets – it will not shrink the carpet or cause water staining if applied unevenly. SEBO duo-P Cleaning Powder leaves no detergent residue to cause your carpet to re-soil, and the carpet can be used immediately after cleaning.

Because this is a DRY cleaning process, the SEBO duo-P Cleaning Powder will not promote the growth of mold and fungus in your carpet and pad that wet extraction systems may cause. In addition, the GAF allergy research center in Germany found in a long term test that, six months after a single cleaning with duo-P, seven out of ten carpets remained free of dust mite allergens.

The Advantages of using the Sebo Duo Cleaning System:
  • No detergent residue
  • Alleviates house dust allergies
  • Easy spot cleaning
  • A built-in fiber protector helps to protect your carpet against future stains and soil
  • No shrinkage or mildew
  • No need to move furniture
  • Cleans most types of carpets
  • Immediate use of the carpet

How it works:
The Sebo duo-P Cleaning Powder is made up of granules that are moistened with detergent and is environmentally friendly and safe to use. When the granules are worked into the carpet fiber, soil and stains are lifted out of the carpet by the duo-P powder. The duo Brush Machine lifts the carpet pile ensuring all surfaces of the fiber are cleaned, leaving your carpet revived and softer. After vacuuming, the duo-P powder is removed, and your carpet is left clean, dry and ready to use.

An added advantage in using duo-P Cleaning Powder on your carpet is that once applied, a built-in fiber protector will help to protect against future damage from soiling or staining.


The duo-P Cleaning Powder:

  • Refill boxes are available as a single (1.1 lb) or a multiple with five (1.1lb each) packs. Each single pack can cover up to 250 square feet of carpet
  • The Sebo dup-P Clean Box contains a 1.1 lb pack in an environmentally friendly refillable container, and the underside of the lid has a built-in brush for spot cleaning! When you have used the contents, you can replace the inner bag with an inexpensive refill pack of duo-P Cleaning Powder.
  • The Sebo duo Accessory Brush is perfect for cleaning small areas such as entryways and stairs.

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Identification of Parts

See the Sebo duo Brush Schematics.

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Standard Accessories

  1. Spot Cleaning Brush
  2. Storage Tray
  3. duo-P Cleaning Powder

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Press the plunger button (10) and insert the handle (1) into the swivel neck (5). With the plunger button released, the handle should remain firmly engaged. Pushing the handle forward sets the handle into the storage position. Pulling back releases the handle into the operating position.

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Operating Instructions

Before turning on your brush machine, remove the machine from the storage tray (7) by pressing down the catch (15) and lifting the machine upwards by the handle (fig. 1).

To replace the machine into the storage tray after use, first unplug the machine, then lower the head onto the tray until the tray snaps into place (fig. 2).

Starting the Machine
Before turning on your machine, make sure that the storage tray has been removed and that you have a firm hold on the handle grip to keep the machine from moving forward.

  1. Turn the quick release cable hook (14) to the up position by moving it to the left or right.

  2. Release the power cord plug from the power cord and lift the cord (13) off of the upper cord hook.

  3. With the switch (2) in the "O" (OFF) position, plug the polarized power cord into a 120 volt outlet located near the floor.

Switch Position
O = Off

I  = On

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How to use the duo Cleaning System

To clean the entire carpet.
First, vacuum your carpet prior to applying duo-P Powder. Then, spread duo-P Cleaning Powder evenly over the carpet. This can be done by spreading the powder directly out of the bag, or by spreading the powder by hand. Distribute the powder lightly, but evenly, over the area to be cleaned (figure 1). You need not use an excessive amount of powder for effective cleaning.

Work the powder into the carpet using the SEBO duo Brush Machine, which opens the carpet pile enabling the duo-P powder to clean around each separate fiber (figure 2). Once the duo-P powder has absorbed all of the dirt and the area is dry to the touch (approximately 30 minutes), simply vacuum the area thoroughly (figure 5).

To spot clean stains.
Vacuum any loose dirt or debris from area. If soiled area is wet, use white paper towels to absorb all moisture from the carpet. This will prevent the powder from “caking up” on the carpet and the brush. Then, spread a small amount of duo-P powder onto the soiled area. Gently work the powder into the carpet using the spot cleaning brush (page 5, #8), the brush provided with the SEBO Clean Box (figure 3), or the the accessory brush (figure 4). Older or more stubborn stains may require further treatments. Simply repeat the process until the stain is completely removed. Once the duo-P powder has absorbed all of the dirt and the area is dry to the touch (approximately 30 minutes), simply vacuum the area thoroughly (figure 5).

Important product tips:
  • For best results, vacuum carpet prior to applying duo-P powder.
  • Check a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet for colorfastness.
  • Absorb any moisture from carpet using white paper towels before applying duo-P powder.
  • Open window to speed drying.
  • Reseal package after opening to maintain moisture. To ensure longer life of the powder, seal all opened packages inside of a zip-lock bag.
  • Only moist powder will effectively clean. If powder becomes dry before it is used (e.g. powder left in an opened package), it will no longer work.
  • Before using the SEBO duo-P Powder on your carpets, please read all instructions and warnings provided with the powder and all the instructions and warnings in this manual.
  • Limited suitability for berber and needle punch carpets.
  • Use caution if cleaning berber or looped pile carpeting with the brushing machine or when using the hand brushes. Test an inconspicuous area to determine suitability. Do not used on hand-woven or dyed carpeting. Check with the carpeting manufacturer for approved cleaning methods.

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Removing the Brushes to Change or Clean - Figures 7 & 8
Remove the brushes (6), by unscrewing the two screws (17) at the end of each brush from the bearing block (18). Do not remove the screws that are recessed. Push the top of the brush and the block forward at the same time. Take the block off the brush, then, lift the brush upwards out of the brush housing.

Cleaning the Brushes
The brushes must be removed from the machine to be thoroughly cleaned. See instructions above for removing the brushes. Clean by running your SEBO vacuum’s suction hose, with crevice tool attached, up and down each brush to remove dirt and powder. Some carpet fibers, dirt and debris may require removal by hand. Replace the brushes - see instructions below. A cursory cleaning of the brushes may be done without removing them, by unplugging the machine, turning the brush rollers upright, and using your vacuum’s suction hose, with crevice tool attached, to remove the loose dirt or powder.

Replacing the Brushes - Figures 8 & 9
To replace each brush, insert the end with the slots into the housing and locate the slots over the drive cog (19) by turning the brush. Push the brush forward slightly to enable the bearing block (18) to be replaced, then push the block back into place in the brush housing and replace the two screws (17).

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Troubleshooting Guide

Always unplug brush machine from outlet before dismantling any part of the machine!

Problem Reason(s) Solution
Does not turn on or machine shuts off intermittently. 1. Handle not fully inserted into the housing, causing a faulty connection See Assembly for how to insert handle
2. Not plugged into good outlet. Use another outlet.
3. Cable worn. Replace cable
4. Brush has not been reinserted properly See Assembly for how to replace brush
5. Defective switch. Return to your authorized Sebo dealer for repair.

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Schematics and Parts List

See the Duo Brush Machine Schematics.

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Warranty Information

Three Year Non-Wear Parts - One Year Labor

1. Your authorized Sebo dealer or Sebo will provide the original product purchaser with replacement of non-wear parts which fail due to a material or workmanship defect for a period of three (3) years from the original date or purchase of new product.

2. Your authorized Sebo dealer or Sebo will repair (or will cover labor charges associated with repair) a defective Sebo brush machine at no cost to the original purchaser, within one (1) year or original purchase of new product.

3. Sebo America, Floor Care Equipment Ltd or an authorized Sebo dealer must complete all warranty repairs.

4. To locate an authorized Sebo dealer in your area, or to register a warranty claim in the United States of America, please visit

5. To locate an authorized Sebo dealer in your area, or to register a warranty claim in Canada, please call Floor Care Equipment, Ltd. at 800-661-8687

6. The warranties provided for above apply exclusively to Sebo brush machines which are used residentially. No warranty is provided for Sebo vacuum cleaners used commercially.

7. The wear parts excluded from warranty coverage include the cable (external cord), the brush rollers and the spot cleaning brush.

8. This warranty applies only while your Sebo brush machine is physically located within the United States of America and its territories or Canada.

9. The purchase receipt showing the date, price, and item of purchase is the initial document of proof of purchase and determines the validity of warranty. To be certain that your warranty claim can be processed as quickly and efficiently as possible, please retain your original purchase receipt and mail in the warranty card provided with your new Sebo brush machine.

10. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other legal rights, which vary from state/province to state/province.

11. Sebo America will not process nor will it accept responsibility for warranty claims for machines purchased from dealers located in Canada. Floor Care Equipment, Ltd. will not process nor will it accept responsibility for warranty claims for machines purchased from dealers located in the United States.

EXCLUSIVE REMEDY: The remedies provided under the terms of this warranty are the purchaser's exclusive remedies and are in lieu or any other remedies otherwise available.

- Used or secondhand products.
- Products outside of the warranty period.
- Items not manufactured by Sebo.
- Normal maintenance service.
- Equipment damaged by improper use, accident, other casualty or negligence.
- Machines equipped with non-authorized attachments or modifications.
- Machines on which the serial number has been altered or removed.

Limitations and exclusions:
Sebo makes no other representations or warranties, expressed or implied and specifically excluded the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Sebo will not be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind or nature.
This disclaimer of implied warranties shall not apply to the extent said disclaimer is not allowed by applicable state/provincial law.

To contact Sebo in the United States:
Sebo America, LLC
Telephone: 303-792-9181
Fax: 303-792-9196

© Copyright Sebo America, LLC - All Rights Reserved

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