Operating Instructions Miele S8 Range Part 2.

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Use
Mains cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull the mains cable out to the
required length (max. approx. 7.5 m).
^ Insert the plug in the socket correctly.
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 off at the wall socket and
unplug it.
^ Press the rewind foot control briefly.
The cable will rewind automatically.
Switching on and off
^ Press the On/Off foot control s.
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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:
#- curtains, lightweight fabrics
$- upholstery, cushions
%- thick pile carpets, rugs and
runners
*- for energy-saving vacuuming (this
setting is also very quiet)
(- loop-pile carpets
)- heavily soiled hard flooring and for
intensive cleaning of carpets
When using the AirTeQ floorhead, if
the suction seems too high, reduce
the suction until the floorhead is
easier to manouevre.
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Use
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following suction power
selectors:
+ / – foot controls
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
switched on, the highest power setting
will be selected automatically.
After that, the vacuum cleaner will
switch on at the setting which was used
previously.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
Foot controls with Automatic
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
switched on, the "Auto" power setting
will be selected automatically.
Auto = suction power is automatically
adjusted for the type of floor
being vacuumed
Do not use the "Auto" setting to
vacuum lightweight materials or
curtains. These could be sucked in
and possibly damaged.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
After that, the vacuum cleaner will
switch on at the setting which was used
previously.
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Use
Radio-control handle with Automatic
When the vacuum cleaner is switched
on with the On/Off foot control s, the
Stand-by indicator on the vacuum
cleaner - will light up yellow.
^ Press the Stand-by button - on the
handle.
The Stand-by indicator - on the
vacuum cleaner will go out.
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
switched on, the highest power setting
will be selected automatically.
After that, the vacuum cleaner will
switch on at the setting which was used
previously.
^ Press the + button to select a higher
suction power level.
^ Press the - button to select a lower
suction power level.
Auto = suction power is automatically
adjusted for the type of floor
being vacuumed
Do not use the "Auto" setting to
vacuum lightweight materials or
curtains. These could be sucked in
and possibly damaged.
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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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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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Use
Interrupting operation
(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.
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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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system for pauses in
vacuuming
(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. Operation
of the vacuum cleaner is automatically
interrupted, if you stow the floorhead in
the parking system.
When the floorhead is removed from
the parking system, the vacuum
cleaner switches on again at the last
selected power level (not models with
radio-control handle).
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system for 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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Setting down, transportation and storage
If your vacuum cleaner has an XXL
handle, you can detach this so that the
vacuum cleaner requires less storage
space.
^ Detach the XXL handle from the
retracted suction tube.
^ Wind the suction hose around the
suction tube and then slot the XXL
handle into the second parking
attachment.
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Maintenance and care
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.
The Miele filtration system consists of
three filters which must be replaced
from time to time to ensure that your
vacuum cleaner performs efficiently.
– Dustbag
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
– Exhaust filter
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.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Original Miele dustbags and filters can
be ordered from your Miele Dealer,
from Miele or online at:
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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Maintenance and care
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 the vacuum cleaner on and
select the maximum 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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Maintenance and care
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 blue
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
use force!
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Maintenance and care
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.
^ Lift up the blue filter frame until it
clicks and remove the old filter. Hold
by the clean, unsoiled section 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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