Read the instructions, keep them safe, pass them on if you pass the appliance on. Remove all packaging before use.
A IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow basic safety precautions, including: 1 The cleaner should only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult. It’s not a toy – don’t let children play with it. 2 Don’t put the cleaner in liquid; don’t use it anywhere damp or wet. 3 Don’t use the cleaner near a gas, oil, or open fire. The flame may be sucked towards the cleaner, causing a fire hazard. 4 Keep hair, clothing, fingers, toes, and pets away from the end doing the sucking, and from the brush. 5 Stuff you mustn’t pick up: a) liquids – you’ll short the motor b) stuff that may ignite, like matches, bits of fire-lighter c) anything burning or smouldering (cigarette ends, ashes, embers) – wait till they’re extinguished and cold d) spillage from toner cartridges – the fine particles may pass through the filter, and short circuit the motor e) cement or plaster dust – they’ll combine with moisture in the air, clog the filter, scour the bin, and may burn out the motor f) anything sharp – you may puncture the filter g) anything biological – you’ll eventually have to clean it off the filter, and viral particles may pass through the filter, reach the air outlet, and enter your air supply 6 If you use the cleaner outdoors (e.g. cleaning the car), connect it to the electricity supply via a residual current device (RCD), with a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA. 7 Don’t leave the cleaner unattended when plugged in. 8 Unplug the cleaner and rewind the cable when not in use. 9 Keep an eye on the cable, so it doesn’t catch on anything, or trip anyone up. Don’t run the cleaner over the cable, you’ll damage it. 10 If you’re using the cleaner on stairs, sit it where it can’t topple, and keep it below you, so if it does topple, it won’t land on you. 11 Don’t use accessories or attachments unless we provide them. 3
12 Don’t use the cleaner for any purpose other than those described in these instructions. 13 Don’t leave the cleaner in sunlight, UV can damage plastics. 14 Don’t use the cleaner if it’s damaged or malfunctions. 15 If the cable or plug is damaged, return the cleaner to avoid hazard.
household use only U COUNT THE BITS You should have two tubes, a big brush, a sofa brush, a small brush, a crevice tool, and a hose – check all the packaging before you dispose of it.
C FITTING THE HOSE 1 Turn the hose end, to align the lock with the inlet in the cleaner. 2 Push the hose end into the inlet. It’ll click as it locks into position.
C CABLE 3 Pull as much cable as you need from the back of the cleaner. 4 The yellow band round the cable tells you there’s a metre left. 5 The red band tells you “Stop pulling, you’ve run out of cable!”. 6 Watch the cable so it doesn’t catch on anything, or trip anyone.
C CARRYING AND MOVING THE CLEANER 7 Lift the cleaner only by the carrying handle. 8 When the cleaner is sitting on its wheels (normal position), you can move it by pulling gently on the hose. 9 For stationary jobs like curtains, you may sit the cleaner up, with the hose at the top, but don’t move it, it’ll topple.
C CHOOSE THE TOOL FOR THE JOB 10 The tools will fit on the nozzle, or the narrow end of either tube. big brush used with the tubes, for floors and carpets:
Press the rear of the pedal to extend the bristles for floors with little or no pile. Press the front to retract the bristles for rugs, carpets, and anything with pile. small brush to remove dust from blinds and curtains, and to brush/clean awkward corners. 4
sofa brush to remove pet hair, lint, and dust from upholstery, and small, flat areas – don’t use it on curtains. crevice tool for narrow spaces like the sides of upholstery.
C TUBES 11 The narrow end of one fits the wide end of the other, or any of the tools, for floors, carpets, or hard to reach places. 12 Push the wide end of the tube on to the nozzle.
C SUCTION CONTROL 13 Move the suction control towards the nozzle to increase suction, away from the nozzle, to reduce suction.
C POWER UP caution If you’ve accidentally pressed the on/off switch 3, the
cleaner may start up when you plug it in. 14 Plug the cable into a power socket (switch the socket on). 15 Press and release the on/off switch 3, to turn the cleaner on.
C CLEANING 16 Move the tool over the surface, cleaning a small area at a time. 17 When you move to a new area, overlap the previous area.
C FINISHED? 18 Press and release the on/off switch 3, to turn the cleaner off. 19 Unplug the cleaner (switch the socket off first). 20 Press the carrying handle down ( C ) – the cable will rewind. 21 Keep clear of the cable as it rewinds. If it catches on anything, stop pressing, and it’ll stop rewinding. 22 We’ve tried not to make it too powerful, to avoid wrecking your home, so you may need to push the plug end in manually.
C REMOVING AND EMPTYING THE BIN 23 It’s best to empty the bin after each use. 24 If the “bin full indicator”, on top of the cleaner, shows red when the nozzle is off the floor, empty the bin right away. 25 Switch off, unplug, and leave it for a minute, to let the dust settle. 26 Press in the lock on the hose end, and remove the hose. 5
27 Grip the bin handle, press the bin release buttons, and lift the bin. 28 Keep the bottom of the bin below the dustbin rim. 29 Press the latch on the front of the bin, to open the bottom.
C CHECK THE FILTERS 30 Spread out some newspaper, and wear rubber gloves. , Filters must be completely dry before replacing in the cleaner.
C PLASTIC FILTER (this is the one most likely to block) 31 While the bin is open, turn it upside down. 32 Turn the plastic filter 8mm clockwise, then lift it out. 33 Wash it in warm soapy water, rinse, then air dry. 34 Drop it into the bin, and turn it anti-clockwise to lock it in place. 35 Close the bin, and turn it right way up.
C FOAM FILTER 36 Pull the catch, to open the cover, and pull out the foam filter. 37 Wash it in warm soapy water, rinse, squeeze it out, then air dry. 38 Replace the foam filter inside the cover, then close the cover.
C HEPA FILTER 39 Grip it by the left tab, pull forward, then lift it out of the cleaner. 40 Soak in warm soapy water for a few minutes, rinse, then air dry. 41 Lower it into its space in the cleaner. 42 Push both tabs on top of the HEPA filter towards the cleaner. 43 The right tab will push against the end of the HEPA filter lock. 44 Stop pushing when the HEPA filter clicks into place. 45 This prevents the cleaner operating without the filter. 46 Lower the bin into the cleaner.
C OUTLET FILTER 47 Squeeze in the tab on the cover, and pull the cover off the cleaner. 48 Lift out the outlet filter. 49 Wash in warm soapy water, rinse, then air dry. 50 Fit the lugs on the cover into the slots in the rear of the cleaner. 51 Close the cover, and press the tab till it clicks into place. 6
C CLEANING THE CLEANER 52 Switch the cleaner off and unplug it. 53 Wipe external surfaces of the cleaner with a damp cloth. 54 Wipe the tools and tubes with a damp cloth. 55 Don’t put any part of the cleaner in a dishwasher.
C TIMING 56 Clean the cleaner frequently. The better you look after it, the longer it’ll last. Keep an eye on it as you use it, and examine the filters when you empty the bin. If anything needs cleaning, do it there and then. Don’t put it off, in case you forget.
C BLOCKAGES 57 No matter how careful you are, sooner or later you’ll block the cleaner.
C DON’T PANIC! If the cleaner starts to get noisy and you start to lose suction, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world, you’ve probably just blocked it. 1 Switch the cleaner off and unplug it. 2 Spread a newspaper on the floor, you’re going to make a mess. 3 If you’re using one of the tools, remove and check it first. 4 Pull the hose out and check it. 5 Use something blunt, like the blunt end of a ball-point pen, to dislodge any blockage. 6 Remove the bin, and check the filters. 7 If you haven’t cleared the blockage by now, try again. 8 Still not clear? – Ring the helpline.
D WIRING INSTRUCTIONS UK plugs only The cleaner doesn’t need an earth. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363 plug. To replace the plug, fit the blue wire to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an electrician. Don’t use a nonrewireable/moulded plug unless the fuse cover is in place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it. 7
H ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
S SERVICE helpline – 0845 658 9700 If you need help, ring the helpline (it’s a local rate number). Please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product). The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer.
If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to:
If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer technical advice.
E GUARANTEE Defects affecting product functionality appearing within two years of first retail purchase will be corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected. Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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