• Portable Spot Cleaner
  • Portable Spot Cleaner
  • Portable Spot Cleaner
  • Portable Spot Cleaner
  • Portable Spot Cleaner

Portable Spot Cleaner

  • Deep down stain removal with a powerful hand held oscillating motorized brush that can be used on stairs, carpet, area rugs, upholstery and car interior.
  • Rug Doctor’s technology does the scrubbing for you without using damaging heat or steam. Uses suction to extract stains and shorten dry time.
  • Easy to use and move with the retractable handle and carpet-friendly wheels for extra maneuverability. The simple, removable water tanks are easy to fill and empty.
  • With everyday cleaning in mind, the Portable Spot Cleaner feathers the spot being cleaned so when the spot is removed, the newly cleaned area blends in.
  • Extracts new and old pet stains, wine spills, coffee spots, odors, and more! Great for home and office.

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Portable Spot Cleaner (Refurbished)

We have pets and kids too. So we understand that accidents happen. After 40 successful years in the professional grade carpet cleaner rental business, we’ve developed our first Portable Spot Cleaner for use in your home. Because stains are intrusive and unsightly, we’ve engineered our machine to have 2X suction compared to other portable cleaners, and a powerful handheld motorized brush to eliminate the toughest spots and stains life can throw at you. And because spots and spills never happen in convenient places, we’ve built in a retractable handle and carpet-friendly wheels so you can easily maneuver the machine to clean your carpet, stairs, upholstery and auto interiors.

Our Portable Spot Cleaner is engineered with everyday life in mind. It is designed for quick and easy cleanup anytime, anywhere so you can get back to your life.

Maneuverability - Portable Spot Cleaner


The retractable handle and carpet-friendly wheels make the Portable Spot Cleaner easy to use in tight spaces.

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Powerful Motorized Brush

The Portable Spot Cleaner’s brush moves 1200 times per minute, scrubbing the fibers deep in the carpet to break up even set-in stains.

Twice the Suction Power - Portable Spot Cleaner

Twice the Suction Power

We’ve engineered our machine to have two times the suction power compared to other portable cleaners, so you get the best possible clean.

Two Cleaning Formulas - Portable Spot Cleaner

Cleaning Formulas

Platinum Pure with Oxy and Platinum Pure for Pets are scientifically engineered to remove spots, stains, spills and odors that occur in everyday life.

Clean Anywhere, Any Time

Automobile - Portable Spot Cleaner


Whether you’ve got kids prone to spills or you just like to keep your car spotless, the Portable Spot Cleaner can keep your ride fresh all year long.

Hard to Reach - Portable Spot Cleaner

Hard-to-Reach Places

The Portable Spot Cleaner is ideal for cleaning up spots, spills and stains on hard-to-reach soft surfaces all over your home.

Couches Chairs and More - Portable Spot Cleaner

Couches, Chairs and More

The Portable Spot Cleaner is ideal for cleaning any soft surface in your home, including rugs, couches, mattresses, pet beds, car seats and more.

Each Portable Spot Cleaner comes with our Complete Home Kit, which includes all the tools you need to remove stains and quickly get your life back to normal. 

  • Portable Spot Cleaner Unit
  • 8oz Trial Size Cleaning Solution


Rug Doctor® carpet cleaning machines have been manufactured, tested, and inspected in accordance with Rug Doctor’s high standards of quality. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner (“Machine”) is backed by a two (2) year limited warranty (“Warranty”). Please consult your User’s Manual to see the full terms of your Warranty.

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Rug Doctor gives you, the original purchaser, who retains proof of purchase from Rug Doctor or an authorized Rug Doctor Dealer, this Warranty for your Machine acquired for normal household use (commercial and rental use is excluded). You are responsible for notifying Rug Doctor within thirty (30) days of original purchase if any parts or components are missing on your Machine.


Rug Doctor will, for the original purchaser, repair or replace including labor, any part that is defective in material or workmanship for your Machine within the Warranty period listed above. This Warranty applies for normal household use only.


The following exclusions apply for Machine and part(s) failures due to: 1) normal wear and tear; 2) Machine alterations and 3) abuse or misuse of the Machine, including use not in accordance with the “User’s Manual”. This Warranty does not provide for a refund of the purchase price. For best operating efficiency and cleaning use of Rug Doctor products is recommended. Use of the Machine for rental voids the Warranty and is not permitted under Federal Law (see “UNAUTHORIZED USE” statement below). Commercial use is excluded under this Warranty however the “ONE YEAR LIMITED COMMERCIAL WARRANTY” applies, as shown below. Rug Doctor is not liable for any consequential or incidental damages of any nature involving the purchase/use of your Machine. In no event shall Rug Doctor’s liability exceed the purchase price of the Machine. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.  THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHICH MAY ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, ARE LIMITED TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE PROVEN DATE OF PURCHASE UNLESS APPLICABLE STATE LAW PROVIDES OTHERWISE.


If a Machine is returned to a Warranty center for repair within thirty (30) days of original purchase, Rug Doctor pays the freight charges both to the Warranty center and back to you. Thereafter, you may be directed to take the Machine to a local repair center or required to ship the Machine to a Rug Doctor Warranty center should additional repairs be required during the Warranty period. During the Warranty period, but after the initial thirty (30) days, you will be responsible to pay any freight charges for shipment to the Warranty center for repairs. Rug Doctor will pay the freight charges to return your Machine to you.


This Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.


To obtain Warranty assistance, please call 1-800-RUG DOCTOR (1-800-784-3628), or email consumer.support@rugdoctor.com. Rug Doctor will need the following information in order to assist you: your name, address and telephone number, product model and serial number, proof of purchase showing date and place of purchase. Please explain the nature of the problem. Rug Doctor will review all the facts involved and advise you as to recommended procedure. We recommend you keep the original carton and packing materials.


Use of this Machine with Rug Doctor Trademarks for rental purposes is UNAUTHORIZED and is in violation of U.S.C. Section 1114(I) and 15 U.S.C. Section 1125(a).


All of the Warranty terms as expressed above shall apply in all respects, for the original United States purchaser of a Rug Doctor carpet cleaning Machine, who purchases/uses the Machine commercially (not in household use), except the Warranty period for the defects in material or workmanship as well as housing parts for commercial use Machine shall be one (1) year.  You can register your Rug Doctor Machine at www.rugdoctor.com.

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7 reviews for Portable Spot Cleaner

  1. by JD2018

    This is the best purchase I have made in a while. I have owned at least four different types of carpet cleaning machines. I’ve hated every one. Either the suction sucked, or the brushes were worthless, and clean up was disgusting.

    But this thing…..The suction is amazing! There is an on/off switch for the brushes to rotate (and they actually loosen hardened cat vomit), and someone actually put thought into the waste water bin design. It has a spout where you run faucet water into and it cleans out all the disgusting water. No more yucky left over waste water to make the bin (and closet) smell.

  2. by Vinny

    I bought this unit to replace the bissell green machine. The first green machine lasted for years and worked well. However their quality went down hill. Last one only lasted about 6 months. I bought this unit based upon the reviews. It is cumbersome and it works well as far as suction goes. The fresh fluid tank doesnt seat well and leaks or it doesnt allow fluid to flow. I will not use it indoors since it makes a mess when it leaks.

  3. by Chris 90

    My spray spout also fell off so now a stream of water comes out which saturates the rug. The only choices I seem to have is to pay $50 and buy the hose attachment just because of a 25 cent piece of plastic. My clean water tank also leaks wherever it stands and I agree someone else had said the design of the tanks needs improvement. I don’t know how many times I took off the dirty water tank and the water runs out on the floor and yes it is hard to hold the tank and fill it. I agree it did seem to clean well back when it had a spray nozzle. Maybe I just had bad luck.

  4. by Kathi

    Tried to use today and the small plastic spray spout is broken. Machine is a year old and hardly used. Cannot find a replacement part online.

  5. by ThomasS

    We have three dogs and often have to clean with our RugDoctor Might Pro, but the Portable Spot Cleaner is just a quick portable powerhouse when we just have a small spot on the rug or furniture. The powered brush does a great job at agitating and cleaning. Must have for pet owners.

  6. by Franklin

    This machine can handle any stain we have from our pets. It is heavy and bulky to move around the rooms other than that it is one of the better cleaning machines we have ever had.

  7. by Kitty

    I purchased this cleaner to get some old pet stains up for a friend of mine. The spot cleaner gets the spots clean very well but there is room for improvement when it comes to design for this machine. I had trouble filling the clean water tank. You have to do it all with one hand because the tank isn’t designed so it can be sat down on anything. It is an odd shape and you have to hold it the whole time you are filling it, putting the cleaner in and putting the lid back on. It gets kind of heavy and the handle it has is hard to hold on to. It’s not actually a handle it’s like a nub you hold on to. You can’t wrap your hand around it so you never have a good grip on it. Also the tube you have to put in the tank has to go in a certain spot and I didn’t realize that (it doesn’t specify that in the instructions) and I put in the wrong position in the tank and it popped off and had to get the tube out of the tank to out it where it needs to be. Very hard to do because your hand can’t fit down in the tank and even if it did the water is hot and it will burn your hand. I had to finally retrieve the tube with some needle nose pliers.

    If you know these 2 factors before you buy this machine you will be more prepared than I was.

    Also in the description it says it has rotating brushes. It does not, what it has is 2 rows of brushes in the middle that go up and down in a scrubbing motion. They do work well though.

    Like I said it got the stains up very well and it doesn’t leave your carpet wet like other machines. I do like the machine and plan to keep it and would recommend it as long as they know about the small design flaws I think they will be alright.

    So before you use it find something that you will be able to sit the tank down in while filling and make sure you have the tube in the correct spot and you will be alright.

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