Miele S 8000 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
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
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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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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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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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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Maintenance and care
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)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
Change these filter types approx. once
a year.
Make a note of the date on the filter.
Exhaust filter change indicator
Certain models are fitted with an
exhaust filter change indicator 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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Maintenance and care
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Press the release catch on the filter
grille and open the grille until it clicks.
^ Hold the used Air Clean filter by one
of the clean, unsoiled sections.
^ 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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Maintenance and care
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 press it down into place.
If you wish to use an Air Clean filter,
see "Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another".
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
Resetting 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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Maintenance and care
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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Maintenance and care
When to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
Approx. every 18 months. One 3 V
battery (CR 2032) is required.
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.
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
Stand-by indicator - on the vacuum
cleaner will light up yellow.
^ Press the restart button on the
vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner can continue to be
used, but only at maximum power.
Cleaning the roller on the floorhead
(Not necessary for the AirTeQ
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.
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Maintenance and care
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 and
replace them 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.
AirTeQ floorhead
^ Use a suitable screwdriver to remove
the thread lifters from the slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Upholstery nozzle SPD 10
a Disengage the thread lifter unit at
each side of the upholstery nozzle
using a coin.
b Fit a new thread lifter unit and lock
into position.
Replacement parts are available from
your Miele dealer or from Miele (see
back cover for contact details).
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Cleaning and care
Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply
before cleaning it. Switch off at the
wall socket and unplug it.
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 / After sales service
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.
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
Please observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
A number of additional accessories and
floorheads are available to order for
your vacuum cleaner via your Miele
Dealer, Miele or online at:
It has the following additional features
compared to the SEB 216-3:
– adjustable height settings
– LEDs to light up the area being
vacuumed
– A multi-function indicator light
Floorheads / brushes
Classic Allergotec floorhead
(SBDH 285-3)
Certain models are supplied as
standard with one or more of the
following accessories:
Electrobrushes
Electrobrushes can only be used on
models fitted with an electrobrush socket.
Electrobrush Electro Comfort
(SEB 216-3)
This Electrobrush 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.
Electrobrush Electro Premium
(SEB 234 L)
This Electrobrush is 60 mm wider than
the SEB 216-3, and is more powerful,
making it ideal for cleaning larger floor
areas.
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.
Hard floor brush (SBB 235-3)
This brush is designed for use on hard
flooring such as tiled or stone floors.
Parquet floor brush (SBB Parquet-3)
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.
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Optional accessories
Turbo Comfort Turbobrush
(STB 205-3)
This turbobrush is ideal for cleaning cut
pile carpet.
Crevice nozzle, 300 mm (SFD 10)
Extra-long crevice nozzle for cleaning
in folds, crevices or corners.
Crevice nozzle, 560 mm (SFD 20)
Other accessories
MicroSet (SMC 20)
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).
Flexible crevice nozzle for accessing
awkward to reach areas.
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm (SPD 10)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
Flexible extension hose (SFS 10)
CarCare Set (SCC 10)
For valeting the interior of cars.
For extending the suction hose by
approx. 1.5 m.
Cat&Dog Set (SCD 10)
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
Especially for households with pets.
This prevents dust and odours
escaping when the suction hose has
been removed from the cleaner.
HomeCare Set (SHC 10)
Accessories for cleaning the living
areas of your home.
Hand Turbobrush Turbo Mini
Compact (STB 20)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
Filters
Active Air Clean exhaust filter
(SF-AAC 50)
This filter absorbs odours from the dirt
collected in the dustbag.
Active HEPA filter (SF-AH 50)
Universal brush (SUB 20)
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Excellent filtration level for the cleanest
exhaust air. This filter is particularly
suitable for allergy sufferers.
Radiator brush (SHB 20)
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Mattress nozzle (SMD 10)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
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Filter grille
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.
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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