Miele S 240 series Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaners
S 240 / S 290 series
These operating instructions apply to
S 240 / S 290 series vacuum cleaners
as well as to other models
which are distinguished by
names rather than numbers.
WO
M.-Nr. 05 773 260
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Accessories supplied
Crevice nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Upholstery nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operation
Unwinding and rewinding the mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Regulating the suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Transportation and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Park system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Dustbag change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Maintenance and care
When should the dustbag and filters be changed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To replace the dustbag and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Changing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning and care
Problem solving guide
After sales service
Optional accessories
Electrical connection
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
The transport and protective packing
material has been selected from materials which are environmentally friendly
for disposal and can normally be recycled.
Old appliances may contain materials
which can be reclaimed or recycled.
Please contact your dealer, your local
waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling
schemes.
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!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Before disposing of an old appliance
first make it unusable. Disconnect it
from the mains, cut the cable off the appliance as close to the cleaner as possible and cut the plug off. The plug cut
from the cable should be rendered useless and then disposed of and on no
account be inserted into any socket
elsewhere in the house (electric shock
hazard).
Make appropriate arrangements for its
safe disposal and make sure that the
appliance presents no danger to children while being stored for disposal.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials and can be disposed
of with the normal household waste.
The dustbag should only be disposed
of in this way if it has been used exclusively for general household dust.
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Description of the appliance
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Description of the appliance
1
Mains cable with plug (plug varies depending on country)
2
Cable rewind
3
Suction power selector *
4
On/Off switch
5
Release button for accessories compartment
6
Dustbag change indicator
7
Elbow
8
Dust compartment lid catch
9
Hand piece
10
Air inlet valve
11
Locking button
12
Suction tube *
13
Slide control *
14
Fold-out suction tube holder *
15
Carrying handle
16
Park system
17
Floorhead
18
Dustbag
19
Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
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Exhaust filter (SUPER air clean)
Those features marked * depend on the model and may vary or not be available
on your model.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Before using for the first time
This appliance meets statutory
safety requirements. Inappropriate
use can however lead to personal
injury and damage to property.
Read the operating instructions
carefully before starting to use this
appliance. They give important information on the safety, operation and
care of the appliance. This way you
will prevent the risk of accident or
damage to the appliance. Please
keep these operating instructions in
a safe place for reference, and pass
them on to any future users.
Correct usage
This vacuum cleaner must only be
used in a domestic household situation to vacuum dry floor surfaces. Do
not use on people or animals.
Any other usage is at the owner’s risk
and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
Children
Do not let small children play with
the appliance or operate it. Please
supervise its use by older children and
the elderly or infirm.
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A damaged vacuum cleaner can
be dangerous. Check the packaging, the vacuum cleaner and accessories for any signs of damage. Do not
use a damaged appliance.
Ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity
supply. It is essential that they match to
avoid damage to the appliance.
Daily use
It is important to switch the vacuum
cleaner off before changing over
accessories and floor heads, especially
a Turbo- or Electrobrush.
To avoid the risk of damage, do not
use the vacuum cleaner without the
dustbag, dust compartment filter and
exhaust filter in place.
If a dustbag is not inserted, the
dust compartment cover does not
normally close. Do not force it.
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. This
way any build-up of electrostatic
charge will be rendered ineffective.
Warning and Safety instructions
Do not vacuum up liquids or damp
dirt. This will cause major faults
and could seriously impair the functioning and electrical safety of the appliance. Wait until any freshly cleaned or
shampooed carpets or floor coverings
are completely dry before attempting to
vacuum.
Do not vacuum up anything which
has been burning or is still glowing
e.g. cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether
glowing or apparently extinguished.
The cleaner might catch fire.
Do not vacuum up toner dust.
Toner, such as that used in printers
and photocopiers can conduct electricity. The filter system in the vacuum
cleaner may not filter it completely and
so the toner could be blown back into
the atmosphere by the fan.
Do not vacuum up any inflammable
or combustible liquids or gases
and do not vacuum in areas where
such substances are stored. The
cleaner might explode.
Do not pull or carry the appliance
by the cable. When disconnecting
from the mains socket pull by the plug
not by the cable.
- Keep the cable away from sharp
edges and do not let it be squashed,
for example, under a door.
- Avoid running the vacuum cleaner
over the cable.
A damaged cable, plug or socket is a
safety hazard. The appliance must not
be used if any of these have suffered
damage.
Monitor the change dustbag indicator and change the dustbag if
necessary. Check the exhaust and dust
compartment filters at the same time
and change them too if necessary. A
full bag or blocked filter will reduce the
suction power of the cleaner. A temperature limiter switches the vacuum
cleaner off automatically if it gets too
hot, see section "Problem solving
guide".
Do not vacuum up items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges.
They could cause a blockage and damage the appliance.
Floor attachments, accessories
and tubes must not be used at
head level to avoid the risk of injury,
e.g. to eyes and ears.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Using accessories
The socket on the vacuum cleaner
(depending on model) must only
be used for the Miele Electrobrush
specified for use with this appliance.
To avoid the risk of injury when
vacuuming with a Miele Electro- or
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. Danger of injury.
Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and intended to be
used only once. Do not attempt to
re-use. Blocked pores reduce the efficiency of the cleaner.
Use only genuine Miele dustbags,
filters and accessories. This ensure
optimum performance of the vacuum
cleaner throughout its life.
Cleaning, maintenance and repairs
Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the mains supply for
maintenance work and for cleaning.
Switch off at the wall socket and remove the plug. Pull on the plug and not
the cable.
Do not let the vacuum cleaner get
wet. Clean only with a dry cloth or
slightly damp cloth when disconnected
from the mains supply. If moisture gets
into the appliance there is the risk of an
electric shock.
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Repairs may only be carried out by
a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with national and
local safety regulations. Repairs and
other work by unqualified persons
could be dangerous.
If the cable is damaged it should
be replaced together with a complete cable rewind by a Miele service
technician.
Disposing of an old appliance
When disposing of an old appliance cut the cable off the appliance as close to the cleaner as possible and cut the plug off. The plug cut
from the cord should be rendered useless and then disposed of and on no
account be inserted into any socket
elsewhere in the house (electric shock
hazard). See section "Disposal of your
old appliance" earlier in this booklet for
further advice.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
Preparing for use
Attaching the suction hose
^ Insert the elbow into the suction
socket.
To remove the suction hose from the
vacuum cleaner,
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the elbow and lift the hose from the
socket.
Connecting the suction hose
and the suction tube
^ Fit the hand piece of the suction hose
into the suction tube and turn clockwise or anti-clockwise until they lock
together with a click.
^ To release the hand piece from the
suction tube, press the locking button
(see arrow) and pull the hand piece
away from the suction tube.
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Preparing for use
Adjusting the telescopic suction tube
(depending on model)
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 (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height.
Connecting the suction tube
sections
(depending on model)
Both sections of the suction tube have
locating arrows.
^ When connecting the two sections,
ensure that the two arrows point to
each other.
Fitting the tube holder
(depending on model)
^ Fit the tube holder to the suction tube
and fold it in, until needed. When the
tube holder is folded out, it can be
used to secure the suction tube,
complete with suction hose and
floorhead to the vacuum cleaner.
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Preparing for use
Attaching the 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 locking 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 which is not
susceptible to scratching. For hard
flooring, such as stone and floors which
are susceptible to scratching, e.g. parquet, we recommend using the special
Miele floor brush (see "Optional accessories").
It is also important to observe the
flooring manufacturer's cleaning and
care instructions.
Setting the floorhead to suit
the type of flooring
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot switch to the g position.
Clean hard flooring which is not susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot switch to the h position.
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Accessories supplied
Other tools, in addition to the floorhead,
are supplied with the vacuum cleaner
to help deal with various types of cleaning.
– Crevice nozzle
– Upholstery nozzle
These tools are stored in the special
compartment integrated into the actual
vacuum cleaner and can be put back
after use.
^ Press the release button and the lid
will open.
^ Take out the accessory you require.
^ Press down firmly on the lid to close
it.
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Accessories supplied
The different tools can either be fitted to
the hand-piece or, as required, to the
suction tube.
Floorhead
Also for cleaning stairs.
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or corners.
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
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Operation
Unwinding and rewinding the
mains cable
Unwinding
^ Hold the plug and unwind cable to
the required length (max. approx.
6.5 metres).
,When vacuuming for longer than
30 minutes, pull the cable out to at
least 2/3 of its total length, even when
working close to the wall socket.
Otherwise there is a danger of overheating and damage.
Rewinding
^ Switch off at the wall socket and remove the plug.
^ Press the rewind switch. The cable
will rewind automatically.
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Operation
Switching on and off
To switch the vacuum cleaner on or off:
^ Press the On/Off switch.
Vacuuming
^ When vacuuming pull the cleaner behind you on its wheels. You can stand
it upright for vacuuming stairs and
curtains etc.
,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. This
way any build-up of electrostatic
charge will be rendered ineffective.
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Operation
Regulating the suction
(for models with a rotary selector)
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. The higher the
wattage the more powerful the suction.
Reducing the suction power reduces
the amount of effort required to manoeuvre the floorhead. Setting the suction power selector according to the
degree of soiling and type of flooring
being cleaned, will save energy.
Smooth, lightly soiled flooring is easily
cleaned using the Economy d setting.
Fitted carpets and thick pile carpets require the most powerful setting to remove ingrained soiling.
Rotary selector
(depending on model)
Turn the rotary selector manually to the
suction power setting you require.
Opening the air inlet valve
Opening the air inlet valve allows you to
reduce the suction power quickly and
easily for brief periods. This is very useful if you have vacuumed up something
too large by mistake, or when moving
from cleaning a carpeted floor to a
lightweight rug. To prevent the object or
rug from being sucked up,
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the suction power.
Opening the air inlet valve and reducing the suction power also means that
less effort is required to manoeuvre the
cleaning attachment being used.
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Operation
Transportation and storage
(for models with a suction tube holder)
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
^ Fold out the tube holder on the suction tube and attach it to the vacuum
cleaner.
If the tube holder is in an unsuitable position it can be moved along the suction
tube and turned as required.
Park system
A Park system has been designed for
conveniently parking the vacuum
cleaner during pauses.
^ Fit the floorhead into the parking attachment on the vacuum cleaner.
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Operation
Dustbag change indicator
The dustbag change indicator shows
when the dustbag needs to be
changed.
^ Set the suction power selector (if
present) to the highest setting.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on and lift
the floorhead off the floor a little.
To do this test you should only use
the standard floorhead on your
vacuum cleaner. Do not use any of
the other floorheads or attachments
as they will cause the dustbag
change indicator to give a false
reading.
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display.
^ You should change the bag even if it
does not appear to be full.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The indicator is designed to measure
the air permeability of a dustbag containing common household dust. Normal household dust would contain a
mixture of dust, hair, carpet fluff,
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 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 lot 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
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply for
maintenance work and for cleaning.
Switch off at the wall socket and remove the plug.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters.
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter (SUPER air clean)
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
These will need to be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Use only genuine Miele dustbags,
filters, accessories and optional accessories. This ensures optimum
performance of the vacuum cleaner
and that the dustbag is used to capacity.
When should the dustbag and
filters be changed?
Dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display.
Exhaust filter * (SUPER air clean)
Replace the SUPER air clean filter every time you start a new packet of
dustbags.
Dust compartment filter * (for motor
protection)
This filter is designed to last a long
time. It will need changing if it is heavily
soiled, for instance in the event of a
damaged dustbag.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Replacement dustbags and filters can
be obtained from your local Miele
Dealer or directly from the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
When ordering dustbags for this
vacuum cleaner ask for bags with the
code F/J/M.
* A "SUPER air clean exhaust" filter and
a dust compartment filter are supplied
with every packet of Miele dustbags.
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Maintenance and care
To replace the dustbag and
filters
Open the dust compartment lid
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
To replace the dustbag
^ To remove the dustbag hold the bag
by the collar and pull it out of its
holder.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dustbag
is removed to prevent any dust escaping.
It can then be disposed of with the normal household waste as long as it has
only been used for vacuuming up normal household dust.
Do not unfold the new bag when you
take it out of the packet. This way it will
not get trapped when you shut the dust
compartment lid again.
^ To insert a new dustbag, push the
collar securely into the frame as far
as it will go. Otherwise you will not be
able to shut the lid.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly.
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Maintenance and care
Exhaust filter (SUPER air clean)
The "SUPER air clean filter" consists of
a finely woven network of fibres which
are designed to trap dust and other microscopic particles. The air that is expelled from the cleaner is cleaner than
the room air.
Replace the SUPER air clean filter every time you start a new packet of Miele
dustbags.
A SUPER air clean filter is supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
^ Open the filter frame.
^ Take hold of the used SUPER air
clean filter by the clean, unsoiled
section (see arrow) and take it out.
^ Replace it with a new SUPER air
clean filter. It can be inserted either
way up.
^ Close the filter frame.
Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Take out the old filter and replace it
with a new one.
A dust compartment filter is supplied
with every packet of Miele dustbags.
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Maintenance and care
Changing the thread lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet to
the floorhead and upholstery nozzle
can be replaced. Check them from time
to time and replace them if the pile has
worn down.
^ Use a knife or similar object to remove them from the slots.
^ Fit the new thread lifters.
If threads or hair have wound round
the bearing on the floorhead roller:
1. Release the lever from the bearing
2. Take the bearing out of the roller.
3. Take out the roller.
Remove all threads and hair etc, then
replace the individual parts in the correct order.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele dealer or from the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
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Cleaning and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electricity supply
for maintenance work and for cleaning. Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug (pull on the plug,
not the cable).
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and of the accessories can be
cleaned with a dry cloth or a slightly
damp cloth or with a proprietary
cleaner suitable for plastic.
,Do not use abrasive cleaners,
glass cleaners or all-purpose
cleaners!
Because of their chemical composition they could cause serious damage to plastic components.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if necessary, be cleaned using a dry duster,
dusting brush or, if available, a second
vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dust
out.
,Do not let the vacuum cleaner
get wet. If moisture gets into the appliance there is a risk of electric
shock.
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Problem solving guide
The vacuum cleaner has switched itself off automatically.
A temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot.
This can occur if, for instance, large
articles block the suction tube or when
the dustbag is full or contains particles
of fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause of overheating. Switch off the
vacuum cleaner using the On-Off
switch.
After removing the cause, wait for a period of approx. 20 - 30 minutes, to allow
the vacuum cleaner to cool down. It
can then be switched on again.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele Dealer or
– the nearest Miele Service Department. (See address on back page).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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Optional accessories
Turbobrush
The Turbobrush is particularly suitable
for vacuuming cut pile carpeting. The
brush is operated by the suction power
of the vacuum cleaner. It has a rotating
brush and is very effective at picking
up thread, hairs and fluff.
It is also important to observe the
flooring manufacturer's cleaning and
care instructions.
Hand-held Turbobrush
The hand-held Turbobrush is intended
for vacuuming upholstery, mattresses,
car seats, carpeted stairs and other areas inaccessible to the standard
Turbobrush.
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Optional accessories
Floor brush
Special brush for cleaning hard floors
(parquet, stone, PVC), and flooring
which might be scratched, (e. g. with a
high shine).
Radiator brush
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
^ Attach the radiator brush to the crevice nozzle.
Dusting brush
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate or
carved articles, etc. The head of the
dusting brush can be swivelled to attain
the best cleaning position.
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Optional accessories
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Mattress nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Crevice nozzle (300 mm)
For cleaning in folds, crevices or corners.
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Optional accessories
CarClean Set Plus
The CarClean Set Plus has been designed for valeting the interior of cars.
It consists of:
– Hand-held Turbobrush
– Micro-hose with combination nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dusting brush)
– Crevice nozzle (300 mm)
These are supplied in a carry case together with a 3 m long suction hose
with hose clip.
MicroSet
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).
It consists of:
– Micro-hose with combination nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dusting brush)
– Micro-dusting brush
– Micro-crevice nozzle
– Angled extension
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Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with national and local safety regulations.
The voltage and rated load are given
on the data plate located underneath
the vacuum cleaner. Please ensure that
these match the household mains supply.
The appliance must be connected to a
230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase supply via a 10 A plug.
Important
The wires in the mains lead of this appliance are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Blue = Neutral
Brown = Live
As the colours of the wires may not correspond with the markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as
follows: The wire coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter "N" or coloured black. The
wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked with the
letter "A" or coloured red. Neither core
is to be connected to the earth terminal
of a three-pin plug.
Test marks.....................Electrical safety
............................................C-Tick Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to.....................AS/NZS 1044
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