Miele HS15 Operating instructions

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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
the standard S 8000 vacuum cleaners
as well as to other models which are
distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - GB
HS15
M.-Nr. 09 246 020
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Contents
Caring for our environment
Guide to the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Using the accessories supplied
Use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
+ / – foot controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Foot controls with Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Radio-control handle with Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Interrupting operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system for pauses in vacuuming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking system for storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 28
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
When to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
How to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Replacing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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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Guide to the appliance
The illustration shows the maximum number of features available on these Miele
vacuum cleaners.
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Guide to the appliance
a Suction hose
b Release button for accessories compartment
c Dustbag change indicator
d Display *
e Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
f Parking system for pauses in vacuuming
g On/Off foot control s
h Mains cable
i Roller wheels *
j Exhaust filter *
k Parking attachment (on both sides of the vacuum cleaner)
l Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
m Electrobrush socket cover holder
n Original Miele dustbag
o Carrying handle
p Floorhead *
q Release button
r Telescopic or triscopic tube *
s Dust compartment release button
t Release buttons for the telescopic or triscopic tube *
u Socket for Electrobrush *
v Connection socket
w LED *
x Stand-by button for pauses in vacuuming *
y Suction power selector + / - *
z Handle (some models have an air inlet valve in the handle) *
{ Overheating warning light § *
| Restart button *
} Stand-by indicator light *
~ Exhaust filter change indicator and re-set button *
Those features marked * depend on 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 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 the 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 button b and pull the
adjustable tube out 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").
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Preparing for use
Adjusting the standard
floorhead
Please observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot control %.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot control ).
Clean flooring which has deep
crevices or grooves with the brush
protruding.
AirTeQ floorhead
This floorhead has been specially
developed to achieve excellent
cleaning results using low energy. It
has particularly low power consumption
and high suction capability.
Warning: If the suction power of the
AirTeQ floorhead seems too high,
reduce the suction until the
floorhead is easier to manouevre
(see "Correct use - adjusting the
suction power").
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Using the accessories supplied
a Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
b Natural bristle dusting brush
For dusting shelves, ornate or carved
items or delicate objects. The head of
the dusting brush can be swivelled to
attain the best cleaning position.
c Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Certain models are supplied as
standard with the following accessories
which are not illustrated on this page.
– Electrobrush
– Turbobrush
– Classic Allergotec floorhead
These floorheads and brushes are
supplied with their own operating
instructions.
To open the accessories
compartment
^ Press the release button to open the
accessories compartment lid.
^ 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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