check the ﬁbre ﬁlter
92 While the bin is out, check the ﬁbre ﬁlter.
93 It’s unlikely to get terribly dirty, but if you want to clean it, pick out of its housing
with a ﬁngernail, and wash it in warm, soapy water.
94 Leave it to air dry for 24 hours before replacing it.
Switch the cleaner oﬀ and unplug it before cleaning.
Don’t put any part of the cleaner in a dishwasher.
Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
The amount and frequency of cleaning depends on the amount of use the cleaner gets,
and the amount of time you can spare. Basically, the better you look after it, the longer
it’ll last. Keep an eye on it as you use it. Clean the ﬁlters when you empty the bin. If
anything else needs cleaning, do it there and then, don’t put it oﬀ, in case you forget.
Wipe external surfaces with a damp cloth. A dab of washing-up liquid should remove
stubborn stains, but clean it oﬀ afterwards, or it may itself cause staining.
Wipe with a damp cloth, or hand wash in warm soapy water. Rinse to remove the soap,
and air dry before using them.
Wipe with a damp cloth. You can use a dab of washing-up liquid to remove stubborn
stains. Clean oﬀ all trace of the washing-up liquid, and check it’s dry before reﬁtting.
String and the like may wind round the brush roller. Upend the cleaner, and snip any
string, etc. carefully with scissors. Don’t cut the bristles.
No matter how careful you are, sooner or later you’re going to block the cleaner.
Don’t worry, we thought of that, we’ve ﬁtted the motor with a temperature cut-out. A
blockage will trigger the cut-out , and the motor will stop.
If the motor cuts out while you’re vacuuming, don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world,
you’ve probably just blocked it up.
1 Switch oﬀ, unplug, and leave the cleaner for half an hour to cool down fully. This’ll
also reset the cut-out.
2 Spread a newspaper on the ﬂoor, you’re going to make a mess.