Miele S 2111 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 2111 - S 2181
and to other special models which are
distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 037 340
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Using the accessories supplied
Correct use
Unwind the cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch on and off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Parking and storing the cleaner
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 19
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
When to change the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Replacing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Problem solving guide / Service / Guarantee
Electrical connection for the UK
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
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 recyclable.
Before disposing of your old appliance
remove the dustbag and all the filters
and dispose of them with your normal
household waste.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites. Please dispose of it in your
recycling bins.
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 dispose of it with your
household waste.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials, and can be disposed
of with the normal household waste, as
long as they have 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
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Description of the appliance
a XXL handle *
b Handle *
c Air inlet valve
d Release button
e Suction hose connection piece for use when storing the vacuum cleaner *
f Telescopic tube *
g Hose connection socket
h EasyLock suction tube *
i Telescopic tube release button *
j Dust compartment release button
k Suction power selector
l Floorhead *
m Carrying handle
n Dustbag
o Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
p Active Air Clean filter
q On/Off foot control s
r Parking system
s Mains cable
t Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
u Dustbag change indicator
v Accessories holder with three accessories
w Suction hose
Underneath - suction tube holder (not illustrated)
Those features marked * depend on the model, and may vary or not be available
on your model.
Optional accessories
Miele accessories including floorheads, filters and dustbags are available to order
from your Dealer, the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance 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.
~ 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 is not intended for
use by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience or knowledge, unless
they are supervised whilst using it, or
have been shown how to use it
correctly by a person responsible for
their safety.
Safety with children
Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the mains supply when
you have finished using it, 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
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
– and by residents in establishments
such as holiday homes and other
similar types of accommodation.
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~ This vacuum cleaner is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, keep children
well away, and do not allow them to
play with it or to use the controls.
Supervise children whilst you are using
it.
~ Older children may only use the
vacuum cleaner if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Technical safety
~ Ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
match the mains electricity supply.
~ The plug must be fitted with a 13 A
fuse (UK).
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner,
check for any signs of damage. Do not
use a damaged appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 vacuum
cleaner 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 expample,
under a door.
Avoid running the vacuum cleaner over
the cable.
A damaged cable, plug or socket is a
safety hazard.
~ 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.
~ There is a metal inlay underneath
the handle which is designed to protect
the user from electrostatic discharges.
Please make sure that you keep your
hand in constant contact with this metal
strip during vacuuming.
~ Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the mains supply when
you have finished using it, as well as for
maintenance work and cleaning. Switch
off at the wall socket and unplug it.
~ 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.
~ 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 liquids or gases and do
not vacuum in areas where such
substances are stored.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Accessories
Miele accessories including
floorheads, filters and dustbags are
available to order from your Miele
retailer, the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
~ To avoid the risk of injury when
vacuuming with a Miele Turbobrush, do
not touch the rotating roller brush.
~ 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.
~ Use only genuine original Miele
dustbags, filters, accessories and
optional accessories. 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
Connecting the suction hose a
^ Insert the hose connector into the
socket on the vacuum cleaner until it
clicks into position.
Removing the suction hose b
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector and lift the
hose from the socket.
Connecting the handle to the
suction tube
^ Fit the hose connector securely into
the handle, making sure it clicks into
position.
Your vacuum cleaner is fitted with one
of the following suction tubes,
depending on model (see "Description
of the appliance").
– EasyLock suction tube
– Telescopic suction tube
Connecting the EasyLock
suction tube sections
^ Take the section with the connecting
piece, insert it into the other section
and turn it clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
^ Push the connecting piece upwards
until it clicks into position.
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Preparing for use
Connecting the handle to the
suction tube a
^ Insert the handle into the suction tube
until it clicks into position. To do this,
line up the guides on the two pieces.
Removing the hand piece b
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the release
button and pull the handle away from
the suction tube.
To adjust 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.
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Preparing for use
Fitting the floorhead a
^ Push the suction tube into the
floorhead and turn it clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
Removing the floorhead b
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the release
button and pull the handle away from
the suction tube.
Adjusting the floorhead c
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.
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 %.
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.
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Using the accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Dusting brush
b Upholstery nozzle
c Crevice nozzle
d Accessories holder for the three
accessories supplied
There are symbols on the accessories
holder to show you where to postion the
accessories.
Accessories holder
^ Attach the accessories holder
pointing upwards to the hose
connector socket or pointing
downwards to the suction hose
where it joins the handle. Make sure it
clicks into position.
e Depending on model, your vacuum
cleaner may be supplied with an
Active Air Clean filter or an Active
HEPA filter which can be fitted
instead of the standard Air Clean
filter (see "Maintenance and care Fitting a different type of exhaust
filter").
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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Correct use
Unwind the cable a
^ Pull the mains cable out to the
required length (max. approx. 5.5 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 b
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
unplug it.
^ Press the rewind foot switch briefly.
The cable will rewind automatically.
To switch on and off
^ Press the On/Off foot control s.
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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Correct 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
) - hard flooring and for intensive
cleaning of carpets
^ Turn the suction power selector
manually to the suction power setting
you require.
Opening the air inlet valve
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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Parking and storing the cleaner
Parking system
The parking system allows you to
conveniently park the vacuum cleaner
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.
- Do not use the park system with an
EasyLock suction tube.
Storage
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and when it
is being stored.
^ Retract the telescopic tube
completely, then slot the floorhead
downwards into the parking
attachment on the vacuum cleaner.
^ If your vacuum cleaner has a
telescopic tube, retract it fully so that
it takes up less room for storage.
If your vacuum cleaner has an
EasyLock suction tube, you can store it
as follows:
^ Press the release button on the
bottom section to separate the two
sections of the suction tube.
^ Push the connection piece of the top
section onto the bottom section.
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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.
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
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
– Exhaust filter
Use only genuine original Miele
dustbags, filters, accessories and
optional accessories. 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.
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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.
These can also be purchased online at
www.miele-shop.com.
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 designed for
single use only. Dispose of full
dustbags. Do not attempt to re-use.
Blocked pores reduce the efficiency
of the cleaner.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the standard floorhead to the
suction tube.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on and
select the highest power setting.
^ Lift the floorhead off the floor a little.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The indicator is designed to measure
the air permeability of a dustbag
containing a mixture of household dust
made up of: dust, hair, carpet fibre,
threads, grit etc.
However, if the vacuum cleaner has
been used to suck up fine dust, such
as plaster, brick dust, cement or flour,
the pores of the dustbag 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 the
bag will need to be changed.
If, on the other hand, a large amount of
hair and carpet fluff which typically
contains a lot of air is vacuumed up, 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.
Removing the dustbag a
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
Replacing the dustbag b
^ 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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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 inner lid.
^ Unclip the filter panel, remove the old
filter and replace with a new one.
^ Close the filter panel.
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
When to change the Air Clean
filter
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.
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the inner lid.
^ Unclip the filter grille and raise it
upwards as far as it will go. Grasp
the used Air Clean filter by the clean,
unsoiled section (see arrow) and take
it out a.
^ Replace it with the new filter b.
^ Close the filter grille.
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another
Depending on model, your vacuum
cleaner can be fitted with an Active Air
Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter
instead of the standard Air Clean filter.
To change the type of filter, the Air
Clean Filter and the filter grille first need
to be removed, and the new type of
filter then fitted instead.
Replacing an Active Air Clean
filter or an Active HEPA filter
These types of filter need to be
changed approx. once a year. Make a
note of the date on the filter.
Replacing an Active Air Clean
filter or an Active HEPA filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Lift out the old exhaust filter a.
^ Replace it with the new filter b.
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
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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 if the pile
has worn down.
Replacing the thread lifters
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove the thread lifters from the
slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Replacement parts are available from
your Miele dealer or from Miele (see
back cover for contact details).
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Problem solving guide / Service / Guarantee
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically
A temperature limiter will switch the
cleaner off automatically if, for instance,
large articles have blocked the suction
tube or when the filter bag is full or
contains too much fine dust. A heavily
soiled dust compartment or exhaust
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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Service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele Dealer
or
– the nearest Miele Service
Department (see address on back
page).
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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 connected load 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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M.-Nr. 09 037 340 / 01