Miele S 500 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum Cleaner
S 500 - S 548
S 600 - S 648
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation and use.
UV
M.-Nr. 06 051 031
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Guide to the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Included accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Crevice nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Crevice nozzle extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Dusting brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Upholstery nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Power cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Auto-reverse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turning the vacuum on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjusting the suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Blower connection socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transportation and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Replacing the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Exhaust filter change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Replacing the "SUPER air clean" filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Replacing the "ACTIVE air clean" filter and the "ACTIVE HEPA" filter . . . . . . . . . . 35
Replacing one type of filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
When to change the dust compartment filter (motor protection). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Replacing the dust compartment filter (motor protection). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
When to change the thread catcher pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Servicing the floor roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Technical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS APPLIANCE
WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or injury:
Before using
Check the voltage rating of the
vacuum cleaner before connecting
the power cord to an electrical outlet.
Your power source should correspond
with the voltage rating plate located on
the underside of the vacuum. Use only
household AC outlets. Never use DC
power sources. If you are not sure of
your home’s voltage supply, consult a
qualified electrician. Connecting the
vacuum cleaner to a higher voltage
than indicated in these instructions may
result in damage to the vacuum cleaner
or injury.
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this appliance has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other.) This plug will only fit in a
polarized outlet one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper
outlet. Do not alter the plug in any way.
A damaged vacuum cleaner can
be dangerous. Check the
packaging, the vacuum cleaner and
accessories for any signs of damage.
Do not use a damaged appliance.
Do not use with a damaged cord or
plug. If the appliance is not
working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or
submerged in water, bring it to a
service center.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
Do not use the vacuum on people
or animals.
Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces. Only dry surfaces should
be vacuumed.
Only use the vacuum as described
in this manual. Use only Miele
recommended accessories.
The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damage caused by
non-compliance with these "Important
Safety Instructions". This appliance is
intended strictly for household use only.
This vacuum should not be used to
entrap or retain any hazardous
materials.
Do not allow the vacuum cleaner to
be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near
children.
Do not pull or carry by the cord,
use the cord as a handle, close a
door on the cord, or pull the cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not
run the appliance over the cord. Keep
the cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not unplug by pulling on the
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug not
the cord.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum
with wet hands.
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Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers
and all parts of the body away from
openings and moving parts.
Turn off all controls before
unplugging.
Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs.
Floor attachments, accessories
and wands must not be used at
head level to avoid injury to eyes and
ears.
Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids, such as
gasoline, or use in areas where they
may be present.
Do not use the vacuum cleaner to
pick up liquids, this could impair
the electrical safety of the vacuum
cleaner. Wait for freshly shampooed
carpets to dry.
Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
Do not vacuum up items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges.
They could cause a blockage and
damage the appliance.
Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
Always turn off the vacuum before
connecting or disconnecting the
Electrobrush, Turbobrush or an
accessory.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not use without dustbag and
filters in place. Do not turn on or
attempt to operate the vacuum cleaner
unless the dustbag, dust compartment
filter and exhaust filter are in place.
Only use genuine Miele double-layer
dustbags and filters (see "Maintenance
and care" for instructions on how to
insert the dustbag and filters). If a
dustbag has not been inserted
properly, the dust compartment cover
will not close. Do not use force!
Unwind the cable completely to aid
the vacuum in dissipating heat.
A temperature limiter automatically
switches off the vacuum cleaner if
it gets too hot (see "Frequently asked
questions.").
On the underside of the vacuum
handpiece is a metal insert
designed to absorb electrostatic
charge. Please make certain that your
hand remains around this metal insert.
Accessory use
The Miele Electrobrush is a motor
driven accessory for use only with
Miele vacuum cleaners. It must not be
used with vacuum cleaners produced
by another manufacturer.
When vacuuming with the Miele
Electrobrush or Turbobrush, do not
touch the rotating brush.
When using the vacuum with an
Electrobrush and current-carrying
hose use caution. The hose contains
electrical wires. Do not use if damaged,
cut or punctured. Avoid picking up
sharp objects.
The socket on the vacuum cleaner
(depending on model) must only
be used with the Miele Electrobrush
specified for use with this appliance.
Only use attachments specified by
Miele. Do not use the blower to
operate paint sprayers or similar
devices that emit volatile or toxic
vapors.
Monitor the dustbag change
indicator and inspect all filters
regularly. To ensure efficient suction,
clean or replace them when necessary
according to the operating instructions.
To guarantee safety, only use genuine
Miele dustbags, filters and accessories.
Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and are only to be used
once. Do not attempt to reuse.
Do not use the vacuum without an
accessory attached. The rim could
be damaged and injuries could result
from sharp edges.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Maintenance and care
Disposal
A damaged power cord must only
be replaced with a genuine Miele
cord by an authorized service agent.
Before discarding an old vacuum
cleaner, please cut off the power
cord and render the plug useless.
Ensure the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Do not leave the vacuum plugged
in. Unplug from the outlet when not
in use and before servicing.
Do not put anything into openings
or use with any opening blocked.
Keep free of dust, lint, hair and
anything that may reduce air flow.
The suction hose and the
telescopic wand contain electrical
wires. The plug connectors must not
come in contact with water. These items
may only be cleaned with a dry cloth,
no moisture must touch them. Danger
of electric shock.
Clean only with a dry or slightly
damp cloth when disconnected
from the power supply. Never immerse
in water.
This appliance is equipped with a
power cord reel. Hold plug when
rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow
plug to whip when rewinding.
Do not attempt any repairs other
than those listed under "Vacuum
care." Other repairs should be
performed by an authorized service
agent.
The manufacturer can not be held
responsible for any work performed by
an unauthorized servicer.
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INSTRUCTIONS
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Lorsque vous utilisez un appareil électrique, vous devez toujours prendre des
précautions essentielles, dont :
LISEZ TOUTES LES INSTRUCTIONS
AVANTD’UTILISER CET APPAREIL
ATTENTION
Afin de réduire le risque d’incendie,
de choc électrique ou de blessures :
Avant l’utilisation
Vérifiez la tension nominale de
l’aspirateur avant de le brancher.
La tension électrique de votre
résidence doit correspondre à celle
indiquée sur la plaque signalétique de
l’aspirateur. N’utilisez que des prises
domestiques de courant alternatif.
N’utilisez jamais de prise de courant
continu. Si vous ne connaissez pas le
type d’alimentation électrique de votre
résidence, faites appel à un électricien
qualifié. Si vous branchez votre
aspirateur à une source d’alimentation
électrique de tension supérieure à celle
indiquée dans le présent manuel, vous
pourriez endommager l’appareil ou
vous blesser.
Afin de réduire le risque de choc
électrique, cet appareil est muni
d’une fiche polarisée (l’une des
broches est plus large que l’autre). La
fiche ne peut être insérée que d’un seul
côté. Si vous n’arrivez pas à l’insérer
entièrement dans la prise, retournez-la.
Si vous ne pouvez toujours pas l’insérer
même après l’avoir retournée, faites
appel à un électricien qualifié pour faire
installer une prise appropriée. Ne
modifiez aucunement la fiche.
Un aspirateur endommagé peut
s’avérer dangereux. Vérifiez bien
l’emballage, l’appareil lui-même et les
accessoires pour constater des
dommages éventuels. N’utilisez pas un
appareil endommagé.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil avec un
cordon d’alimentation ou une fiche
endommagée. Si l’appareil ne
fonctionne pas correctement, s’il a subi
une chute ou un dommage, s’il a été
laissé à l’extérieur ou s’il a été immergé,
faites-le vérifier dans un centre de
service technique.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Utilisation
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
nettoyer des personnes ou des
animaux.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil à l’extérieur
ou pour nettoyer des surfaces
mouillées. Ne nettoyez que des
surfaces sèches.
Pour utiliser l’aspirateur, suivez
uniquement les instructions
d’utilisation contenues dans le présent
manuel. N’utilisez que les accessoires
recommandés par Miele.
Le fabricant décline toute
responsabilité quant à des
dommages causés par la
non-conformité aux présentes
consignes de sécurité. Cet appareil est
destiné uniquement à l’usage
domestique.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
contenir ou circonscrire des
substances toxiques.
Ne laissez pas les enfants jouer
avec l’aspirateur. Si un enfant
l’utilise ou si vous l’utilisez dans un
endroit où se trouvent des enfants,
soyez vigilant.
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Ne tirez pas sur le cordon
d’alimentation pour transporter
l’appareil, n’utilisez pas le cordon
d’alimentation comme poignée, ne
fermez pas une porte sur le cordon
d’alimentation, ne le passez pas sur
des extrémités ou des recoins
tranchants. Ne passez pas l’appareil
sur le cordon d’alimentation. Veillez à
ce que le cordon d’alimentation ne se
trouve pas à proximité de surfaces
chaudes.
Ne tirez pas sur le cordon
d’alimentation pour débrancher
l’appareil. Pour le débrancher, tirez sur
la fiche et non sur le cordon
d’alimentation.
Ne manipulez pas la fiche ou
l’aspirateur avec les mains
mouillées.
Veillez à ce que vos cheveux, vos
vêtements - s’ils sont amples - vos
doigts et toutes les autres extrémités de
votre corps ne se trouvent pas à
proximité des ouvertures et des parties
motrices de l’appareil.
Mettez hors service toutes les
commandes avant de débrancher
l’appareil.
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Redoublez d’attention lorsque vous
nettoyez un escalier.
N’utilisez pas les brosses à
parquet, les accessoires et les
tubes au niveau de la tête pour éviter
des blessures aux yeux et aux oreilles.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
éponger des surfaces de liquides
inflammables ou combustibles, tels que
l’essence, ou dans des pièces où de
tels liquides pourraient être entreposés.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur pour
éponger des surfaces, car cela
pourrait nuire à la sécurité électrique de
l’appareil. Attendez que les tapis
fraîchement lavés soient secs.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur pour
ramasser un objet brûlant ou
fumant, tel que cigarettes, allumettes
ou cendres encore chaudes.
N’aspirez pas des articles lourds,
durs ou ayant des bords
tranchants ou pointus. Ils pourraient
boucher et endommager l’appareil.
Ne nettoyez pas de l’encre en
poudre avec l’aspirateur. L’encre
en poudre utilisée pour les imprimantes
et les photocopieurs peut être
conductrice d’électricité.
Ne faites fonctionner l’aspirateur
que si le sac à poussière, le
réservoir à poussière et les filtres sont
bien en place. N’utilisez que des sacs à
poussière doublés et des filtres Miele
(consultez la section "Entretien" pour les
instructions d’insertion du sac à
poussière et des filtres). Si vous n’avez
pas inséré un sac à poussière, le
couvercle du réservoir à poussière ne
se refermera pas. Ne le forcez pas !
Pour aider à dissiper la chaleur qui
se produit si vous faites fonctionner
l’aspirateur pendant plus d’une heure,
le cordon d’alimentation doit être
déroulé de l’enrouleur aux deux tiers au
moins.
L’aspirateur est muni d’un limiteur
de température qui éteint
automatiquement l’appareil s’il chauffe
trop. (consultez la section "Questions
fréquemment posées").
Pour absorber la charge
électrostatique qui se produit
lorsque l’aspirateur fonctionne, une
pièce métallique est placée sous la
poignée de l’appareil. Assurez-vous
que votre main enveloppe bien cette
pièce métallique.
Éteignez toujours l’aspirateur avant
d’attacher ou de détacher
l’électrobrosse, la turbobrosse ou un
accessoire.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Utilisation des accessoires
L’électrobrosse Miele est un
accessoire électrique utilisable
uniquement avec les aspirateurs Miele.
Il ne doit pas être utilisé avec des
aspirateurs d’une marque autre que
Miele.
Lorsque vous nettoyez avec
l’électrobrosse ou la turbobrosse
Miele, ne touchez pas la brosse
rotative.
Soyez prudent lorsque vous utilisez
l’aspirateur avec une électrobrosse
et un tuyau porteur de courant. Le
tuyau contient des fils électriques.
N’utilisez pas le tuyau s’il est
endommagé, perforé ou s’il porte des
entailles. Évitez d’aspirer des objets
tranchants.
La prise de l’aspirateur (en fonction
du modèle) ne doit servir que pour
l’électrobrosse Miele destinée à cet
appareil.
Utilisez uniquement des
accessoires désignés par Miele.
N’utilisez pas la soufflerie pour faire
fonctionner des pistolets à peinture ou
des dispositifs semblables qui émettent
des substances volatiles ou toxiques.
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Surveillez le voyant indiquant que
le sac à poussière doit être changé
et vérifiez régulièrement tous les filtres.
Afin d’assurer une aspiration efficace,
nettoyez-les ou remplacez-les, lorsque
nécessaire, selon les instructions
d’utilisation. Pour garantir la sécurité de
l’appareil, utilisez uniquement des sacs
à poussière, filtres et accessoires
originaux de Miele.
Les sacs à poussière Miele sont
jetables. Ne les réutilisez pas.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur sans
accessoire. Vous pourriez en
endommager le pourtour et vous
blesser en touchant l’extrémité
coupante.
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Entretien
Si le cordon d’alimentation est
endommagé, ne le remplacez que
par un cordon d’alimentation original
Miele disponible chez un détaillant
autorisé.
Ne laissez pas l’aspirateur
branché. Débranchez-le lorsque
vous ne l’utilisez pas et avant de
procéder à son entretien.
Ne placez aucun objet dans
aucune des ouvertures. N’utilisez
pas l’aspirateur si une des ouvertures
est bloquée. Veillez à ce que poussière,
peluches, cheveux ou autres
n’obstruent pas l’aspirateur, ce qui
pourrait réduire le débit d’air.
Le tuyau d’aspiration et le tube
télescopique renferment des fils
électriques. Les prises mâles ne
doivent pas se trouver en contact avec
de l’eau. Ces éléments peuvent être
nettoyés seulement avec un tissu sec et
non humide. L’humidité constitue un
risque de choc électrique.
Ne procédez pas à des
réparations à l’exception de celles
précisées dans la section "Entretien".
Toute autre réparation devrait être
effectuée par un technicien autorisé.
Le fabricant ne peut être tenu
responsable de réparations effectuées
par un technicien non autorisé.
Mise au rebut d’un vieil
appareil
Avant de jeter un vieil aspirateur au
rebut, veuillez couper le cordon
d’alimentation et rendre la fiche
inutilisable. Assurez-vous que l’appareil
ne constitue aucun danger pour les
enfants avant de le ranger en vue de le
jeter.
CONSERVEZ CES
INSTRUCTIONS
Nettoyez l’aspirateur seulement
avec un tissu sec ou légèrement
humide lorsqu’il est débranché. Ne
l’immergez jamais.
Cet appareil est muni d’un
enrouleur de cordon automatique.
Tenez la fiche lorsque vous rembobinez
le cordon d’alimentation et ne la laissez
pas fouetter le plancher.
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Guide to the vacuum cleaner
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Guide to the vacuum cleaner
1
Handpiece
2
Air inlet valve
3
Locking button
4
Telescopic wand *
5
Telescopic wand release button *
6
Electrobrush socket*
7
Dust compartment lid release
8
Dust compartment filter
(motor protection)
9
Dustbag (filter bag)
10
Floor brush*
11
Carrying handle
12
Wand bracket
13
Exhaust filter*
14
Power cord
15
Cord rewind switch
16
Suction power selector*
17
Park-System
18
Exhaust filter change indicator
(Reset button 7)*
19
Thermo indicator*
20
On / Off switch
21
Accessory compartment
22
Dustbag change indicator
23
Accessory compartment
lid release
24
Elbow
25
Suction hose
The illustration shows the maximum
number of features available in this
series of Miele vacuum cleaners.
Those features marked * depend on the
model and may vary or not be available
on your model.
Some models are supplied with a Miele
Electrobrush or Turbobrush as standard
(not illustrated). Separate operating and
maintenance instructions are supplied
with these brushes.
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Before using for the first time
Attaching the suction hose
^ Slide open the dust compartment
shutter (depending on model).
The dust compartment shutter is
designed for hygienic handling and
prevents dust and odors from
escaping. If you remove the suction
hose from the vacuum cleaner for
storage purposes, close the dust
compartment shutter before storing.
^ Insert the elbow into the suction
socket.
Removing the suction hose
^ Press the release buttons on the
sides of the elbow and lift the hose
from the socket.
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Before using for the first time
Connecting the suction hose
and the telescopic wand
^ Using the inlet guides, fit the
handpiece of the suction hose firmly
into the wand until they lock with a
click.
^ To release the handpiece from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull apart.
Adjusting the telescopic wand
One section of the telescopic wand is
located inside the other and can be
adjusted to your height for comfortable
vacuum cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic wand release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height.
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Before using for the first time
Attaching the floor brush
(select models)
The floor brush is suitable for cleaning
carpets, rugs and hard surfaces. For
flooring susceptible to scratches, use
one of Miele’s specially designed floor
brushes (see "Optional accessories").
^ Insert the telescopic wand into the
floor brush and turn in either direction
until it locks with a click.
^ To release the floor brush from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the wand
out of the floor brush.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
To clean carpets and area rugs:
^ Press the foot switch marked ö .
This will retract the brush.
To clean hard flooring:
^ Press the foot switch marked ä.
This will extend the brush.
Electrobrush / Turbobrush
Some models may be supplied with an
Electrobrush or a Turbobrush as a
standard accessory (see "Optional
accessories"). Please refer to the
separate operating instructions
supplied with these brushes for
instructions on use and maintenance.
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Included accessories
Accessory tools for cleaning difficult to
reach areas are located in the
accessory compartment.
a Crevice nozzle
b Crevice nozzle extension *
c Dust brush
d Upholstery nozzle
e Filter frame
f Blower connection socket *
(not illustrated; see "Operation Blower connection socket")
* depending on vacuum model
The filter frame e is supplied
separately in the box for models with an
"ACTIVE air clean" or "ACTIVE HEPA"
exhaust filter as standard. The filter
frame is necessary if you replace one of
these filters with a "SUPER air clean"
filter.
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Included accessories
Taking the accessories out
^ Press the release button to open the
accessory compartment lid.
^ Take out the accessory needed.
^ Close the lid securely.
S 600 - S 648 series
The crevice nozzle extension is located
in the compartment underneath the
crevice nozzle.
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Using the included accessories
The accessory tools can either be fitted
to the handpiece or to the suction
wand.
Floor brush
(select models)
The floor brush can be used for normal
cleaning of carpets, rugs, stairs and
hard surfaces.
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
Crevice nozzle extension
(select models)
This accessory can be used to extend
the length of the crevice nozzle. Further
length is provided by pulling out the
inner section.
^ Press the locking button to pull the
extension piece out or to push it in.
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Using the included accessories
Dusting brush
For cleaning moldings, ornate or
carved articles, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
turned to attain the best cleaning
position.
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers, etc.
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Operation
Power cord
Unwind the cable completely to aid
the vacuum in dissipating heat.
Unwinding
^ Hold the plug and pull out the power
cord to its full length.
,To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the vacuum has a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will only fit in a
polarized outlet one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact
a qualified technician who can install
a proper outlet. Do not alter the plug
in any way. Danger of overheating
and damage.
Rewinding
^ Unplug the vacuum from the outlet.
^ Press the rewind button. The power
cord will rewind automatically.
Auto-reverse
(select models)
To use this feature, move the slide
switch to "Auto-Reverse". This releases
the cable reel brake and allows the
spring loaded reel to take up the slack
between the appliance and the outlet.
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Operation
Turning the vacuum on and off
^ Press the On/Off switch.
While vacuuming
The vacuum cleaner can also stand on
its end for vacuuming stairs, drapes
etc.
,To prevent static discharge your
hand must touch the metal inlay on
the underside of the vacuum
handpiece. Be certain to
continuously touch this inlay when
vacuuming fine dust, flour or
sawdust as these materials are more
likely to create static discharge. To
further prevent static discharge
while vacuuming, pull the vacuum
along by the hose with one hand
while continuing to hold the
handpiece in the other hand.
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Operation
Adjusting the suction
(for models with suction power selector)
The suction power can be adjusted
depending on the type of flooring. The
symbols on the controls indicate the
type of use the settings are suitable for:
a
curtains, lightweight fabrics
b
upholstery, cushions
c
thick pile carpets, rugs
and runners
d
energy-saving daily use
e
lightly soiled textured carpets
f
textured hard flooring and
intensive cleaning of carpets
The controls vary from model to model,
and are described on the following
pages.
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Operation
Rotary selector
^ Turn the selector knob to the desired
suction power setting.
Slide selector
^ Move the slide selector to the desired
suction power setting.
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Operation
+ / – controls
Press the controls to select the desired
suction power setting.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the – control to select a lower
setting.
When turned on, the vacuum cleaner
operates at the power setting last used.
A single short press on the + / controls moves the suction power up or
down one setting at a time. If the
control is held down continuously, the
suction power setting will automatically
move through the power settings until
the control is released.
+ / – controls with Automatic
setting
The Automatic setting adjusts the
suction power to suit the surface being
cleaned.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the – control to select a lower
setting.
When turned on, the vacuum cleaner
operates at the power setting last used.
A single short press on the + / controls moves the suction power up or
down one setting at a time. If the
control is held down continuously, the
suction power setting will automatically
move through the power settings until
the control is released.
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Operation
Automatic setting
If the Automatic setting is chosen, the
vacuum cleaner automatically adjusts
the suction power to suit the carpet or
floor surface being cleaned.
^ Press the – control until the Automatic
setting is activated.
^ Press the + control to deactivate the
Automatic setting.
,The Automatic setting is
designed for use on carpets and
floors only. Do not use the Automatic
setting to vacuum lightweight
materials, such as curtains or throw
rugs. Excessive suction may
damage these items.
Opening the air inlet valve
The air inlet valve is designed to
provide a quick, convenient reduction
of suction power, e.g. when moving
from a carpet to an area rug.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the power.
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Operation
Blower connection socket
(depending on model)
The blower connection socket can be
used to connect the suction hose to the
blower outlet of the vacuum cleaner.
This is useful for dusting off radiators
and blowing dust out of inaccessible
corners so that it can be vacuumed up.
It can also be used to clean the suction
hose if it should ever become blocked.
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid so
that it clicks into place.
^ Take out the exhaust filter or the filter
frame if present and replace with the
blower connection socket.
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the accessory compartment
and insert the elbow of the suction
tube into the blower connection
socket.
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Transportation and storage
Park-System
The Park-System has been designed
to conveniently park the vacuum
cleaner during pauses, as well as for
easy carrying and storage.
^ A special parking attachment is fitted
to all floor brushes, including the
Electrobrush. Insert the lower clip on
the floor brush into the slot on the
end of the vacuum cleaner from
above (see illustration).
Turning on and off with the
Park-System
(select models)
Parking the floor brush while
vacuuming automatically turns off the
vacuum. Lifting the floor brush out of
the Park-System turns the vacuum back
on.
If your vacuum cleaner is equipped
with +/- suction power selector controls,
you can activate or deactivate the
Park-System’s On/Off feature:
^ Turn off the vacuum cleaner using the
On/Off button.
^ Hold the + and – buttons
simultaneously and turn the vacuum
on using the On/Off button.
Transportation and storage
For easier transportation and storage:
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner vertically.
^ Insert both clips on the floor brush
into the two point holder on the side
of the vacuum.
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Maintenance and care
,Turn off the vacuum and unplug
it from the outlet before performing
any maintenance work.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Dustbags and filters can be purchased
from your local Miele Vacuum Dealer.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from time
to time to ensure efficient suction:
Which dustbags and filters are the
right ones?
– Dustbag
– Miele type F/J/M dustbags are
intended for models S 500 - S 548
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter (motor
protection)
Use only Miele dustbags with the
Miele quality signet and original
Miele filter. This ensures optimum
performance of the suction power
and also ensures that the bag is
used to capacity.
The use of non-Miele dustbags
could cause damage to the vacuum
cleaner.
– Miele type G/N dustbags are
intended for models S 600 - S 648.
Every box of Miele dustbags also
contains a "SUPER air clean" exhaust
filter and a dust compartment filter
(motor protection). You can replace the
"Super air clean" filter with one of the
other types of filters (see "Optional
accessories").
When purchasing dustbags or filters,
refer to the model number on the
data plate located underneath the
appliance.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
^ Change the dustbag as needed.
The dustbags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do
not attempt to reuse.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The indicator shows a decrease in the
vacuum performance, independent of
the actual fullness of the bag.
If fine dust, such as drill dust, sand,
plaster or flour is vacuumed, the pores
of the dustbag become blocked. The
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. The dustbag should
be changed as the suction power is
greatly reduced.
If the bag is bulging with pet fur, hair,
carpet fluff etc. the indicator may not
register "full". This is because the air
flow of the dustbag may still be high
enough not to activate the marker to
show maximum. The dustbag should
still be changed.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Grasp the collar by the two finger
holes and pull it out from the dustbag
holder.
The dustbag has a flap which closes
automatically when the dustbag is
removed to prevent any dust from
escaping.
^ Dispose the dustbag with the normal
household waste.
^ Insert a new dustbag and push the
card collar securely into the dustbag
holder as far as it will go. If it is not
inserted properly, the dust
compartment lid will not close.
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the exhaust filter
Depending on the model, the vacuum
cleaner will be equipped with one of the
following exhaust filters:
a "SUPER air clean" filter
b "ACTIVE air clean" filter
c "ACTIVE HEPA" filter
"SUPER air clean" filter
A "SUPER air clean" filter is supplied
with every box of Miele dustbags. It
should be replaced each time a new
box of bags is started.
"ACTIVE air clean" or the "ACTIVE
HEPA" filter
An "ACTIVE air clean" or "ACTIVE
HEPA" filter should be changed
approximately once a year. Change the
filter sooner if it is obviously soiled or no
longer effective.
It is helpful to make a note of the date
directly on the filter as a reminder for
when to next change it. See "Optional
Accessories" for filter descriptions.
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Maintenance and care
Exhaust filter change indicator
Some models are equipped with an
exhaust filter change indicator (Reset
button 7) which is designed to alert
when to change the "ACTIVE air clean"
or "ACTIVE HEPA" filter.
The indicator lights up after about 50
hours of operation, which is equivalent
to about a year of average use. The
vacuum cleaner can still be used with
the exhaust filter indicator lit. However,
the suction power will be reduced as
will the effectiveness of the filter if it is
not replaced.
Note: If a "SUPER air clean" filter (a) is
being used, the filter change indicator
can be disregarded but should be
reset. The indicator goes out when the
Reset button is pressed.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the "SUPER air
clean" filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Release the filter frame. Raise it up
and remove the filter.
^ Insert a new "SUPER air clean" filter. It
can be inserted with either side up.
^ Lower and secure the filter frame
back into place.
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the "ACTIVE air
clean" filter and the "ACTIVE
HEPA" filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Release the catch and remove the
filter.
^ Insert the new filter so that it engages
at the back, then close the catch.
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
Resetting the filter change
indicator
The filter change indicator (Reset
button 7) must be reset each time the
filter is replaced. To do this, the vacuum
cleaner must be plugged in.
^ Press the filter change indicator light
until it goes out. The display is now
reset.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing one type of filter
with another
Depending on the model, the vacuum
cleaner is fitted with one of the following
exhaust filters:
a "SUPER air clean"
b "ACTIVE air clean"
c "ACTIVE HEPA"
Please note
1. If you wish to replace the a "SUPER
air clean" filter with the b "ACTIVE air
clean" filter or the c "ACTIVE HEPA"
filter, you must remove the filter frame*
before inserting the new type of filter.
2. If you use the exhaust filter a you
have to insert it in the filter frame *.
* Filter frame - see "Included
accessories"
The "ACTIVE air clean" filter can be
used instead of the "ACTIVE HEPA"
filter and vice versa. Remember to
reset the filter change indicator with
the Reset button after every filter
change.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dust
compartment filter (motor
protection)
Replace the dust compartment filter
every time you start a new box of
dustbags.
A dust compartment filter is supplied
inside each box of Miele dustbags.
Replacing the dust
compartment filter (motor
protection)
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the filter frame, remove the old
filter and replace with a new one.
^ Close the filter frame.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the thread
catcher pads
(Floor brush only)
Check the thread catchers on the
suction inlet of the floor brush, as well
as those on the upholstery nozzle, from
time to time.
Replace the thread catchers if the pile
is worn.
Replacing the thread catchers
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove the thread catchers from the
slots.
^ Insert the new thread catchers.
Servicing the floor roller
^ Use a coin to release the roller pin
and pull out the pin.
^ Take out the roller.
Remove all threads, hair, etc. and
reassemble the parts.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele Vacuum Dealer or from the Miele
Technical Service Department.
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Cleaning and care
,Turn off the vacuum and unplug
it from the outlet before performing
any maintenance work.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and accessories can be
cleaned with a slightly damp cloth or
with a cleaner specifically for plastics.
,Do not use abrasive, glass or allpurpose cleaners! They will damage
the surface.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using another
vacuum, a dry cloth or brush.
Monitor the dustbag change indicator
and inspect all filters regularly. Clean or
replace them when necessary
according to the Operating Instructions.
,Do not submerge the vacuum
cleaner in water! If moisture gets into
the appliance, there is the risk of an
electric shock.
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Frequently asked questions
Overheating
Some models have a warning light
, which comes on to indicate
overheating.
A temperature limiter automatically
turns the vacuum cleaner off if it gets
too hot. This can occur if large articles
block the suction wand or if the
dustbag is full or contains particles of
fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause of overheating.
^ Turn off the vacuum cleaner using the
On/Off switch.
^ After removing the cause of
overheating, wait 20 - 30 minutes so
the vacuum cleaner can cool. After
the cool down period, vacuuming
can be resumed.
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Technical Service
In the event of a problem that you can
not fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Service Department. See the
back of this manual for contact
information.
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Optional accessories
Electrobrush
The Electrobrush is intended for
intensive cleaning and restoration of
robust carpeting.
Vacuum cleaner models designed for
use with an Electrobrush have a release
button on the cover cap to the
connection socket. If there is no release
button on this cover cap, an
Electrobrush cannot be used.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
Turbobrush
The Turbobrush is intended for cleaning
short to medium pile carpeting. It is
mechanically driven by the suction
power of the vacuum.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
Hand Turbobrush
The Hand Turbobrush is intended for
vacuuming upholstery, mattresses, car
seats, carpeted stairs and other areas
inaccessible with the standard
Turbobrush.
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Optional accessories
Hard floor brush
The Hard floor brush is intended for
vacuuming sturdy hard floors, e.g. tile
and stone.
Parquet floor brush
The parquet floor brush is a special
brush with natural bristles intended for
cleaning parquet and laminate floors,
especially those susceptible to
scratching.
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Optional accessories
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Heater brush
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
or crevices.
(only compatible with the crevice
nozzle)
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Optional accessories
Mattress tool
For cleaning deep crevices, mattresses
and upholstery.
12" (300 mm) Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
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Optional accessories
MicroSet
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, carved furniture and
ornaments, models, etc).
The MicroSet accessory set consists of:
– a micro hose with combi nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dust brush)
– a micro dust brush
– a micro crevice nozzle with extension
CarClean Set Plus
This set is specially designed for
cleaning car interiors.
The CarClean accessory set consists
of:
– a hand Turbobrush
– a micro hose with combi nozzle
– an 11 13/16" (300 mm) crevice tool
– a 10’ (3 m) long suction hose with
holder
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Optional accessories
"ACTIVE air clean" filter
A special active charcoal filter which
absorbs odors from the dust collected
in the dustbag, helping to prevent
odors.
The "ACTIVE air clean" filter can be
used in place of the "SUPER air clean"
filter.
"ACTIVE HEPA"Filter
Vacuum cleaners equipped with this
exhaust filter are particularly suitable for
allergy sufferers and those concerned
with a high level of hygiene.
The "ACTIVE HEPA" filter combines
activated charcoal and HEPA filtration
in one. In addition to meeting OSHA
standards for air filtration, it will also
absorb any odors existing in the
dustbag.
The "ACTIVE HEPA" filter can be used
in place of the "SUPER air clean" filter.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
materials
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
The cardboard box and packing
materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Genuine Miele dustbags and filters are
made of environmentally friendly
materials. They can be thrown out with
the household trash provided the
vacuum has been used only for normal
household dust.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children. These
items pose a danger of suffocation.
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