Simply fill the pail to the desired level with clean water, add in Clean All Towel and Pad Cleaner, and insert the soiled pad attached to the polisher. Next, run the polisher on a very low speed setting while pressing repeatedly on the wash plate. The pressing action will activate the pump and draw the cleaning solution from the bottom of the pail into the pad. Use polisher to agitate and clean the pad to control the amount of solution brought into the pad. The dirty solution and contaminates will drain into the catch basin where it can be discarded when the basin is full. Increase the polisher speed slightly and spin-dry the pad inside the unit to compete the cleaning cycle.