Original Miele exhaust filters can also
be purchased separately from Miele or
your Miele dealer. Please quote the
model number of your vacuum cleaner
when ordering to make sure you get the
correct filter. You can also order all ac-
cessories via the Miele webshop.
Dustbag change indicator (dia. 37)
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
turns red, or sooner if it is no longer ef-
fective (see possible reasons for this
Miele dustbags are intended to be
used only once. Dispose of the dust-
bag when it is full. Do not attempt to
re-use. Blocked pores reduce the
suction power of the vacuum
To check the dustbag change indic-
Attach the standard adjustable floor-
head to the vacuum cleaner.
Switch the vacuum cleaner on and
select the highest power setting.
Lift the floorhead off the floor a little.
How the dustbag change indicator
The dustbag change indicator is set for
normal household dust. This generally
contains a mixture of dust, hair,
threads, carpet fluff, grit etc.
However, if the cleaner has been used
to vacuum up fine dust, such as plaster,
brick dust, cement or flour, the pores of
the dustbag will become blocked very
This affects the air permeability of the
bag, and the marker will indicate that
the bag is “full” even when it is not. The
dustbag must be replaced if this is the
If, on the other hand, a large amount of
hair and carpet fluff which typically con-
tains a lot of air is vacuumed up, the in-
dicator may fail to react even though
the bag is full. You should still change it.
Both these extremes can occur.
Remove the dustbag (dia. 38)
Press the release catches at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket (dia. 02).
Lift the release catch for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go (dia. 13).
The dustbag has a flap which closes
automatically when the dust compart-
ment lid is raised to prevent any dust
Pull the dustbag out by the grip on
Fitting a dustbag (dia. 39)
Fit the new dustbag into the holder as
far as it will go. Leave the dustbag
folded up when you take it out of the
Close the dust compartment lid se-
curely, making sure it clicks into posi-
tion. Take care not to trap the dust-
bag when doing so.
A safety device prevents the lid clos-
ing without a dustbag in place. Do
not force it!