Miele S 255i Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaners
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage
to the appliance, it is essential to read these
instructions before using it for the first time.
These operating instructions apply to
standard models S 5211 - S 5781 as well as to
other S 5000 vacuum cleaners which are
distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - GB
HS11
M.-Nr. 07 914 980
Contents
Caring for our environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Using the accessories supplied
Use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting down, transportation and storage
Service
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Exhaust filter change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 30
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
When to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Replacing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning and care
Problem solving guide
After sales service
Optional accessories
Electrical connection for the UK
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Caring for our environment
Disposal of packing material
The packaging is designed to protect
the vacuum cleaner from damage
during transportation. The packaging
materials used are selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and should be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
Disposing of your old
appliance
Before disposing of your old appliance
remove the dustbag and all the filters
and dispose of them with your normal
household waste.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials. The filters can be
disposed of with the normal household
waste. The dustbag can also be
disposed of in this way if it has been
used exclusively for general household
dust.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre, or contact your dealer for
advice.
Ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
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Description of the appliance
The illustration shows the maximum number of features available on these Miele
vacuum cleaners.
Certain models are supplied as standard with the following accessories which are
not illustrated on this page. These floorheads and brushes are supplied with their
own operating instructions
– Electrobrush
– Turbobrush
– Classic Allergotec floorhead
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Description of the appliance
a Handle (some models have an air inlet valve in the handle)*
b Suction power selector + / -*
c Stand-by button for pauses in vacuuming*
d LED*
e Release button
f Telescopic or triscopic tube*
g Release buttons for the telescopic tube*
h Connection socket
i Socket for Electrobrush*
j Dust compartment release button
k Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
l Dustbag
m Floorhead*
n Carrying handle
o Electrobrush socket cover holder
p Parking attachment (on both sides of vacuum cleaner)
q Exhaust filter*
r Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
s Suction power selector*
t Mains cable
u Exhaust filter change indicator (Re-set button)*
v Overheating warning light ,*
w Parking system
x Stand-by indicator*
y On/Off foot control s
z Release button for accessories compartment
{ Dustbag change indicator
Those features marked * depend on the model, and may vary or not be available
on your model.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This vacuum cleaner meets statutory safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the vacuum
cleaner, please read these instructions carefully before using it
for the first time. They contain important information on its safety,
operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure new users are
familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.
Always disconnect the vacuum cleaner from the mains supply
when you have finished using it, before changing over
accessories, as well as for maintenance work and cleaning.
Switch it off at the wall socket and unplug it.
Correct application
~ This vacuum cleaner is not designed for commercial use. It is
intended for use in domestic households and for use in similar
working and residential environments.
~ The vacuum cleaner is not intended for outdoor use.
~ The vacuum cleaner must only be used for domestic household
purposes to vacuum dry floor surfaces. Do not use on people or
animals. Any other usage, modification or alteration is not supported
by the manufacturer and could be dangerous.
~ This appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it correctly by a person responsible for their
safety.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
~ This vacuum cleaner is not a toy! To prevent the risk of injury, do
not let children play with the appliance or its controls.
~ Children 8 years and older may use, clean or maintain the vacuum
cleaner without adult supervision only if they have been shown how to
do so in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Models with radio controls on the handle: Keep batteries out of
the reach of children.
Technical safety
~ Ensure that the connection data on the data plate (voltage and
frequency) match the mains electricity supply exactly.
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner, check for any visible signs of
damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~ The plug must be fitted with a 13 A fuse (UK).
~ While the vacuum cleaner is under guarantee, repairs should only
be undertaken by a service technician authorised by Miele.
Otherwise the guarantee will be invalidated.
~ Do not pull or carry the appliance by the cable, and be careful
not to damage the cable when withdrawing the plug from the socket.
Keep the cable away from sharp edges and do not let it get
squashed, for example, under a door.
Avoid running the vacuum cleaner over the cable. This could
damage the cable, plug or socket.
The appliance must not be used is any of these have suffered
damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner if the cable is damaged. If the
cable is damaged it must be replaced together with a complete
cable rewind. For safety reasons this work must be done by the
Miele Service Department or a Miele authorised service technician.
~ The socket on the vacuum cleaner (depending on model) must only
be used for the Miele Electrobrush specified for use with this appliance.
~ When vacuuming especially fine dust, e.g. sawdust, sand,
plaster, flour, talcum powder etc., electrostatic charges build up
naturally. Under certain conditions these charges will be released.
To avoid the unpleasant effects of these discharges, a metal inlay
has been incorporated into the underside of the handle. Please
make sure that you keep your hand in constant contact with this
metal strip during vacuuming.
~ Do not let the vacuum cleaner get wet. Clean only with a dry cloth
or slightly damp cloth when disconnected from the mains supply.
~ Repairs should only be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work.
Correct use
~ Floor attachments, accessories and tubes must not be used at
head level to avoid the risk of injury, e.g. to eyes and ears.
~ To avoid the risk of damage, do not use the vacuum cleaner without
the dustbag, dust compartment filter and exhaust filter in place.
~ If the dustbag is not fitted correctly, the dust compartment cover
does not normally close. Do not force it.
~ Do not vacuum up anything which has been burning or is still
glowing e.g. cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether glowing or
apparently extinguished.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not vacuum up any water, liquid or damp dirt. Wait until any
freshly cleaned or shampooed carpets or floor coverings are
completely dry before attempting to vacuum.
~ Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner, such as that used in printers
and photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
~ Do not vacuum up any inflammable or combustible matter or gases
and do not vacuum in areas where such substances are stored.
~ Important information on the handling of batteries (for models with
radio controls on the handle):
– Do not short circuit or recharge batteries, or throw them into a fire.
– Disposing of batteries: Remove the batteries from the radio control
handle and dispose of them in your recycling bin. Do not dispose
of them with the normal household waste.
Accessories
~ To avoid the risk of injury when vacuuming with a Miele
Electrobrush or Turbobrush, do not touch the rotating roller brush.
~ The Miele Electrobrush is a motor driven accessory for use only
with Miele vacuum cleaners. The vacuum cleaner must not be used
with an electrobrush produced by another manufacturer.
~ It is not advisable to vacuum directly with the handle, i.e. without
an accessory attached, as the rim could get damaged and you
could hurt yourself on sharp edges.
~ Only use genuine dustbags, filters, accessories and optional
accessories with the "Original Miele" logo on them. This will ensure
optimum performance of the appliance throughout its life.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect use or operation or by non-compliance with these
Warning and Safety instructions.
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Preparing for use
Attaching the suction hose
^ Insert the hose connector into the
socket until it clicks into position. To
do this, line up the guides on the two
pieces.
Removing the suction hose
from the cleaner
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket.
Connecting the handle to the
suction hose
^ Insert the suction hose into the
handle until it clicks into position.
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Preparing for use
Connecting the handle to the
suction tube
^ Insert the handle into the suction tube
until it clicks into position. To do this,
line up the guides on the two pieces.
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the release
button and pull the handle away from
the suction tube.
Your vacuum cleaner is fitted with one
of the following telescopic tubes,
depending on the model:
– Telescopic tube
– Triscopic tube
Adjusting the telescopic
suction tube
One part of this telescopic tube is
packed inside the other and can be
adjusted to suit your height for
comfortable vacuum cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic tube release
button to release the tubes and
adjust to the required height.
Adjusting the triscopic suction
tube
The triscopic tube has three sections.
Two sections are packed together
inside a third outer tube.
^ Press the release button (see arrow
a) to release the lower tube and pull
it right out until it clicks. Press the
button again when you want to retract
the tube. The tube will click into place.
^ Press release button b to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height.
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Preparing for use
Fitting the standard floorhead
^ Push the suction tube into the
floorhead and turn it clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
^ To release the floorhead from the
suction tube, press the release
button (see arrow) and pull the
suction tube away from the floorhead.
The floorhead can be used for all
normal cleaning of carpets and rugs. It
can also be used with the brush
protruding to vacuum hard flooring. For
hard flooring, such as stone and
parquet, we recommend using one of
the special Miele floor brushes (see
"Optional accessories").
It is important to observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot control ö.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot control ä.
Clean flooring which has deep
crevices or grooves with the brush
protruding.
Classic Allergotec floorhead /
Turbobrush / Electrobrush
Some models may be supplied as standard with one of these accessories (see
"Optional accessories"). Please refer to
the separate operating instructions
supplied with these brushes for
instructions on use and maintenance.
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Using the accessories supplied
a Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
b Dusting brush with natural bristles
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate
or carved objects.
The head can be swivelled to adjust
the angle.
c Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
To open the accessories
compartment
^ Press the release button to open the
accessories compartment lid.
The accessories compartment will then
open.
^ Take out the accessory you require.
^ Press down firmly on the lid to close
it.
Floorhead
For general use and also for vacuuming
stairs.
Warning: For safety reasons when
vacuuming stairs it is best to start at
the bottom of the stairs and move
upwards.
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Use
Mains cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull out the mains cable to the
required length (max. approx. 6.5 m).
Warning: If vacuuming for longer
than 30 minutes, the mains cable
must be pulled out to its fullest
extent. Otherwise there is a danger
of overheating and damage.
Rewinding the cable
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner off at the
wall socket and unplug it.
^ Press the rewind foot switch briefly.
The cable will rewind automatically.
Switching on and off
^ Press the On/Off foot control s.
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Use
Models with radio controls on the
handle
To pause the vacuum cleaner during
operation:
^ Press the stand-by button on the
handle.
Warning: The stand-by button is
designed to pause the vacuum
cleaner for short periods of time
whilst vacuuming. After vacuuming,
the vacuum cleaner must be
switched off and unplugged from
the mains electricity supply.
Otherwise there is a danger of
overheating and damage.
The LED will light up each time a button
is pressed on the handle.
At the end of the pause, you can do
one of the following:
^ Press the stand-by button again to
switch the vacuum cleaner back on
at the setting you were using before
pausing it.
^ Press the + button to switch the
vacuum cleaner back on using the
highest power setting.
^ Press the - button to switch the
vacuum cleaner back on using the
lowest power setting.
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Use
Adjusting the suction power
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring being cleaned.
Reducing the suction power reduces
the amount of effort required to
manoeuvre the floorhead.
Some models also have symbols on the
controls. The symbols indicate the type
of use the settings are suitable for:
a - curtains, lightweight fabrics
b - upholstery, cushions
c - carpets, rugs and runners
( - for daily energy-saving
vacuuming. This setting is also
very quiet
e - loop-pile carpets
f - heavily soiled hard flooring and for
intensive cleaning of carpets
The controls vary from model to model.
The different options are described on
the following pages.
Rotary selector
^ Turn the suction power selector
manually to the suction power setting
you require.
+ / – foot controls
Press and hold the + or – foot control
until the power setting you require lights
up green.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
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Use
+ / – controls with AutoEco
setting
When you switch your vacuum cleaner
on the energy saving "AutoEco" setting
is selected automatically.
^ Press the + control to change to
"Turbo", the highest power setting.
^ Press the - foot control to change to
"Min.", the lowest power setting.
The power setting which is currently
selected will light up white.
+ / - controls on the handle
(radio-operated)
Press and hold the + or – button until
the symbol for the power setting you
require shows in the display on the
cleaner.
^ Press the + button to select a higher
suction power level.
^ Press the - button to select a lower
suction power level.
The LED will light up each time a button
is pressed on the handle.
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Use
Opening the air inlet valve
(not on models with radio-controls on
the handle)
It is easy to reduce the suction power
for a short time, e.g. to prevent rugs or
other objects being sucked into the
vacuum cleaner.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the suction power.
The floorhead will be easier to
manoeuvre. Close the valve when you
are ready to use full power again.
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Use
Vacuuming
^ When vacuuming, pull the cleaner
behind you on its wheels. You can
stand it upright for vacuuming stairs
and curtains etc.
,Warning: When vacuuming
especially fine dust, e.g. sawdust,
sand, plaster, flour, talcum powder
etc., electrostatic charges build up
naturally. Under certain conditions
these charges will be released. To
avoid the unpleasant effects of these
discharges, a metal inlay has been
incorporated into the underside of
the handle. Please make sure that
you keep your hand in constant
contact with this metal strip during
vacuuming.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system
(cannot be used with the SEB 234 L
Electro Premium Electrobrush)
A parking system has been designed
for conveniently parking the suction
tube and floorhead during pauses.
^ Slot the floorhead into the parking
attachment at the back of the
vacuum cleaner.
If the vacuum cleaner is on a sloping
surface, e.g. a ramp, retract the
suction tube fully.
Switching on and off with the parking
system
Some models are fitted with an On/Off
switch in the parking system.
The cleaner is automatically switched
off when the floorhead is placed in the
parking attachment. Lifting the
floorhead out of the parking attachment
switches the cleaner back on again.
If your vacuum cleaner is equipped
with "+ / - foot controls" or "+ / - foot
controls with "AutoEco" setting, you can
de-activate or activate the parking
system's On/Off function.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner off with
the On/Off foot control.
^ Press and hold the + and – foot
controls in, and at the same time
switch the vacuum cleaner on with
the On/Off foot control.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Transportation and storage
Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply
when you have finished using it.
Switch off at the wall socket and
unplug it.
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and when it
is being stored.
Retract the telescopic tube fully.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into
one of the parking attachments on
either side of the vacuum cleaner
(the parking attachments cannot be
used with the SEB 234 L Electro Premium Electrobrush).
This makes the cleaner easier to carry
or store.
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Service
Warning: Always disconnect the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical
supply for maintenance work and for
cleaning. Switch off at the wall
socket and unplug it.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Original Miele dustbags and filters can
be ordered from your Miele Dealer,
from Miele or online at:
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Only use genuine dustbags, filters,
accessories and optional
accessories with the "Original Miele"
logo on them. Only this will ensure
that the suction power of the
vacuum cleaner is maintained,
giving the best possible cleaning
results.
Warning: The use of dustbags made
from paper or paper-based materials,
or dustbags with a cardboard collar,
or dustbags that do not carry the
"Original Miele" logo, can seriously
damage the vacuum cleaner and
invalidate the warranty.
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
Only use original Miele G/N dustbags
with a blue collar. Using any other
dustbags will damage the vacuum
cleaner. Original Miele dustbags are
identified by the "Original Miele" logo on
the packaging or directly on the
dustbag.
An Air Clean filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
These can also be purchased
separately.
You can replace the exhaust filter fitted
in the vacuum cleaner with one of the
other Miele exhaust filters if you wish
(see "Optional accessories").
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Service
When to change the dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display, or sooner if it is no
longer effective (see possible reasons
for this below).
Miele dustbags are disposable and
designed to be used only once.
Dispose of the dustbag when it is
full. Do not attempt to reuse them as
suction would be reduced.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the standard floorhead to the
suction tube. Do not use any of the
other floorheads or attachments as
they will cause the dustbag change
indicator to give a false reading.
^ Switch on the vacuum cleaner using
the On/Off foot control s, and select
the highest power setting.
^ Lift the floorhead off the floor a little. If
the marker completely fills the
dustbag change indicator, you
should replace the dustbag with a
new one.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The dustbag change indicator is set for
normal household dust. This generally
contains a mixture of dust, hair, carpet
fluff, threads, 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 quickly. This affects the
air permeability of the bag, and the
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. If this happens you
must still change the dustbag because
suction power will be greatly reduced
by blocked pores in the dustbag.
If, on the other hand, you have
vacuumed up a large amount of hair
and carpet fluff which typically contains
a lot of air, the indicator may fail to
react even though the bag is full. You
should still change it! Both these
extremes can occur.
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Service
Replacing the dustbag
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dust
compartment lid is raised to prevent
any dust escaping.
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
^ Fit the new dustbag into the holder as
far as it will go. Leave it folded up
when you take it out of the box.
^ It should be unfolded in the dust
compartment.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
Warning: The lid will not close
without a dustbag in place. Do not
force it.
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Service
When to change the exhaust
filter
Depending on model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a Air Clean
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of Miele dustbags. An Air
Clean exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
A special active charcoal filter, which
removes odours coming from the dirt in
the dustbag, keeping unpleasant smells
to a minimum. There is no difference in
the fine dust filtration levels between the
Active Air Clean filter and the Super Air
Clean filter.
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
A combination filter which complies
with the requirements of EN 1822 HEPA
classification 12. It is able to filter out
very fine particles and
micro-organisms. The active charcoal
layer absorbs odours from the dust
collected in the dustbag. Vacuum
cleaners equipped with this exhaust
filter are particularly suitable for allergy
sufferers and those concerned with a
high level of hygiene.
Change filter types b and c
approx. once a year.
Make a note of the date on the filter.
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Service
Exhaust filter change indicator
Certain models are fitted with an
exhaust filter change indicator (reset
button) to show you when to change
your Active Air Clean b or Active HEPA
c filter.
The indicator lights up after approx. 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 up.
However, the suction power will be
reduced as will the effectiveness of the
filter if it is not replaced in good time.
The filter change indicator light is
irrelevant if an Air Clean filter a is fitted,
as long as it is replaced every time a
new packet of Miele dustbags is
started. The indicator light will go out
when the reset button is pressed.
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Service
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Release the filter grille and raise it
upwards. Grasp the used Super Air
Clean filter by the clean, unsoiled
section (see arrow) and take it out.
^ Replace it with a new Air Clean filter.
If you wish to replace the Air Clean
filter with an Active Air Clean filter or
with an Active HEPA filter, see
"Replacing one type of exhaust filter
with another".
^ Close the filter grille.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
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Service
Replacing an Active Air Clean
filter or an Active HEPA filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Raise the filter and remove it.
^ Replace it with a new Active Air
Clean filter or a new Active HEPA
filter and plress it down into place.
If you wish to replace the Active
HEPA filter with an Air Clean filter,
see "Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another".
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
Re-setting the exhaust filter change
indicator
If your vacuum cleaner is fitted with an
exhaust filter change indicator, this
needs to be re-set each time the filter is
replaced. To do this the vacuum
cleaner must be switched on.
^ Press the reset button.
The exhaust filter change indicator will
go out and reset to zero.
The filter change indicator can only
be reset by pressing the reset
button after the light has come on.
Pressing the button at any other time
will have no effect.
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Service
Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another
Depending on model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a Air Clean
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
Please note
1. If you wish to replace the Air Clean
filter a with an Active Air Clean filter b or
an Active HEPA filter c, it is essential
that you remove the filter grille before
fitting the new type of filter.
2. If you wish to replace the Active Air
Clean filter b or the Active HEPA filter c
with an Air Clean filter a, then it is
essential that you also fit the filter grille*.
* Filter grille - see "Optional
accessories".
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
The exhaust filter indicator light (with
reset button) that is fitted on certain
models is designed to come on
when the Active Air Clean or Active
HEPA filter needs to be changed.
The filter change indicator light is
irrelevant if an Air Clean filter is
being used, as long as it is replaced
every time a new packet of Miele
dustbags is started. The indicator
light will go out when the reset
button is pressed.
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Service
When to change the dust
compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of dustbags. A dust
compartment filter is supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
How to change the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
^ Unclip the filter frame and remove the
old filter. Hold by the clean, unsoiled
section (see arrow) to remove it.
^ Replace with a new dust
compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
^ Fit the dustbag into the holder as far
as it will go.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
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Service
When to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
Approx. every 18 months. One 3 V
battery (CR 2032) is required.
The vacuum cleaner can still be
used when the battery has run out or
if there is no battery fitted.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on using
the On/Off foot control s. The
vacuum cleaner is ready to use (in
stand-by mode).
^ Press the re-set button for the
exhaust filter change indicator.
The vacuum cleaner can continue to be
used, but only at maximum power.
How to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
^ Open the cover to the battery
compartment using a screwdriver.
^ Replace with a new battery, making
sure the polarity is correct.
^ Replace the cover.
^ Dispose of the old battery
responsibly.
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Service
When to change the thread
lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet of
the floorhead can be replaced.
Check them from time to time if the pile
has worn down.
Replacing the thread lifters
^ Use a suitable screwdriver to remove
the thread lifters from the slots. There
are two grooves to help you.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm
(supplied as standard, depending on
model)
^ Disengage the thread lifter unit at
each side of the upholstery nozzle
using a coin.
^ Fit a new thread lifter unit and lock
into position.
Cleaning the roller on the floorhead
a Release the bearing (with bayonet
fitting) using a coin.
b Press the bearing out, and remove it.
c Take out the roller.
Remove any threads and hair, replace
the roller and refit the bearing.
Replacement parts are available from
your Miele dealer or from Miele (see
back cover for contact details).
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Cleaning and care
Warning: Always disconnect the
vacuum cleaner from the electricity
supply for maintenance work and for
cleaning. Switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and of the accessories can be
cleaned with a dry or a slightly damp
cloth, or with a proprietary cleaner
suitable for plastic.
Do not use abrasive cleaning
agents, glass cleaning agents,
all-purpose cleaners or oil-based
conditioning agents.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
duster, brush or, if available, a second
vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dust
out.
Warning: Do not let the vacuum
cleaner get wet. If moisture gets into
the appliance, there is a risk of
electric shock.
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Problem solving guide
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically.
On certain models, the overheating
warning light also comes on.
A temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. Some models also have a
warning light , which comes on to
indicate that it has overheated.
This can occur if, for instance, large
articles block the suction tube or when
the filter bag is full or contains particles
of fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause of overheating. Switch the
vacuum cleaner off immediately using
the On/Off foot control s. Disconnect
from the electricity supply. Switch it off
at the wall socket and unplug it.
After removing the cause, wait for
approx. 20 - 30 minutes to allow the
vacuum cleaner to cool down. It can
then be switched on again.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes (UK only).
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Optional accessories
Floorheads / brushes
It is important to observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Miele accessories, including
floorheads, filters and dustbags, are
available to order through your Miele
Dealer, Miele or online at:
Classic Allergotec floorhead
(SBDH 285-3)
This floorhead is suitable for daily
hygienic cleaning of all floor surfaces.
The level of cleanliness of the floor
shows in a colour "traffic light" display
when vacuuming.
Turbo Comfort Turbobrush
(STB 205-3)
Certain models are supplied as standard with one or more of the following
accessories:
Electrobrushes
This turbobrush is ideal for cleaning cut
pile carpet.
Hard floorbrush (SBB 235-3
Electrobrushes can only be used on
models fitted with an electrobrush socket.
This brush is designed for use on hard
flooring such as tiled or stone floors.
Electrobrush Electro Comfort
(SEB 216-3)
Electrobrush Electro Comfort SEB 216-3
is particularly suitable for intensive
vacuuming of carpets which are subject
to hard wear. It is very effective at
removing deep seated dirt and
preventing areas of frequent use being
trodden into a path.
Parquet floorbrush (SBB Parquet-3)
Electrobrush Electro Premium
(SEB 234-3)
The Electrobrush SEB 234 L is 60 mm
wider than the SEB 216-3, and is more
powerful, making it ideal for cleaning
larger floor areas.
It has the following additional features
compared to the SEB 216-3:
– adjustable height settings
– A headlamp to light up the area
being vacuumed
– A multi-function indicator light
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This brush has natural bristles and is
designed for use on parquet floors and
other surfaces which are susceptible to
scratching such as laminate flooring.
Parquet Twister swivel-action
floorbrush (SBB 300-3)
This brush is suitable for a variety of
hard floor surfaces and has a swivel
joint enabling it to get into awkward
corners.
Parquet Twister XL swivel-action
floorbrush (SBB 400-3)
This brush is extra wide making it
suitable for large areas of flooring and
has a swivel joint enabling it to get into
awkward corners.
Optional accessories
Other accessories
Crevice nozzle, 560 mm (SFD 20)
MicroSet (SMC 20)
Flexible crevice nozzle for accessing
awkward to reach areas.
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, intricately carved
furniture and ornaments, models etc).
CarCare Set (SCC 10)
For valeting the interior of cars.
Cat&Dog Set (SCD 10)
Especially for households with pets.
HomeCare Set (SHC 10)
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm (SPD 10)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
Flexible extension hose (SFS 10)
For extending the suction hose by
approx. 1.5 m.
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
This prevents dust and odours
escaping when the suction hose has
been removed from the cleaner.
Accessories for cleaning the living
areas of your home.
Filters
Hand Turbobrush Turbo Mini
Compact (STB 20)
Active Air Clean exhaust filter
(SF-AAC 50)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
This filter absorbs odours from the dirt
collected in the dustbag.
Universal brush (SUB 20)
Active HEPA filter (SF-AH 50)
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Radiator brush (SHB 20)
Excellent filtration level for the cleanest
exhaust air. This filter is particularly
suitable for allergy sufferers.
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Filter grille
Mattress nozzle (SMD 10)
The filter grille is required if you wish to
fit an Air Clean filter instead of an Active
Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter.
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Crevice nozzle, 300 mm (SFD 10)
Extra-long crevice nozzle for cleaning
in folds, crevices or corners.
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Electrical connection for the UK
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate located underneath the
vacuum cleaner. Please ensure that
these match the household mains
supply. The fuse rating is quoted on the
plug.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
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