Sanitaire SC412 Operating instructions

Commercial
Back Vacuum
SC412
Ownerʼs Guide
IMPORTANT
Do not return this product to
the store. Call 1-800-800-8975*
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 7:30
pm CST and 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday or visit our web site,
www.sanitairevac.com for any
of the following:
• assembly problems
• replacement of broken or missing
items
• to review repair parts list
• to order replacement parts and
accessories
• to locate the nearest Sanitaire
Warranty Station
*En Mexico llame al 5670-6169.
P L E A S E R E TA I N
We suggest you record the model, type and serial
numbers below. They are located on the silver rating
plate on your cleaner. For prompt and complete
service information, always refer to these numbers
when inquiring about service.
www.sanitairevac.com
Model & Type
Serial No.
It is also important to keep your receipt as proof of
date of purchase.
Part No. BP300-S (8/04)
©2004 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.
Printed in China
Index
Service Information ...................................... 2
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER.
Important Safeguards .................................. 2
Grounding Instructions ................................. 3
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
•
Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Identify Parts ................................................ 3
•
Do not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Turn off
the switch and unplug the electrical cord when not in use and
before servicing.
Use ............................................................... 4
•
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary
when used by or near children.
•
Use only as described in this manual. Use only
manufacturerʼs recommended attachments.
•
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If vacuum cleaner is
not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center
before using.
•
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a
door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners.
Do not run vacuum cleaner over cord. Keep cord away from
heated surfaces.
•
Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. (Refer to
grounding instructions).
•
Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current
carrying capacity.
•
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
•
Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug,
not the cord.
•
Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands or
operate without shoes.
•
Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any
opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything
that may reduce airflow.
•
This vacuum cleaner creates suction. Keep hair, loose
clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings
and moving parts.
•
Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
•
Do not use without dust bag or filter(s) in place.
•
Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
•
Do not pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as
gasoline, or use in areas where they may be present.
•
Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
•
Keep your work area well lighted.
•
Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
Maintenance ................................................ 4
Warranty....................................................... 5
Service Information
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to
routine maintenance. If additional service is required,
telephone toll free:
USA: 1-800-800-8975
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-800-8975
If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care
Products North America, Consumer Service, P.O. Box
3900 Peoria, Illinois 61612, USA. In Canada write to
Electrolux Home Care Products North America, 866
Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7. Refer to
The Sanitaire Limited Warranty for complete service
information.
DO NOT OIL the motors or the brush roll
at any time. The bearings are permanently
lubricated and sealed.
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SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
DANGER
Improper connection of an equipment-grounding conductor can result in risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician
or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
appliance. If it will not fit the outlet, have proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120 volt circuit and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Figure
A. A temporary adapter which looks like the adapter illustrated in Figure B may be used to connect this plug to a two-pole
receptacle, as shown, if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly
grounded outlet, Figure A, can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug, or the like extending
from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the
adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not permitted by the Canadian Electrical Code.
Grounded Outlet Box
Grounded Outlet Box
Grounding Blade
is Longest of the
Three Blades
Adapter
Metal Screw
Grounding Tab
Figure A
Figure B
Identify Parts Of Back Vac
Unpack accessories from carton and remove
vacuum cleaner.
Lid
Tank
5 ft. Hose
Crevice Tool
Pigtail
Power Switch
Bare Floor Nozzle
Carpet Nozzle
Dusting
Brush
Wands
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Operating Instructions
Please read the following operating instructions carefully. They will help you to
get the best performance from this professional quality vacuum cleaner and to
maintain it in optimum condition.
Follow these simple steps for easy and
effective operation of the Back Vacuum.
Open the lid and ensure that the cloth bag is correctly located and the flexible
ring provides a proper seal when the lid is closed. For optimum filtration and
maximum hygiene, it is advisable to use a paper vacuum bag in addition to
the standard cloth bag.
If you use a paper vacuum bag, simply insert it into the cloth bag, making
sure that the cardboard disk is centered on the flexible sealing ring. When you
replace the lid, the short nozzle in the center of the lid will be forced into the
central hole of the cardboard disk of the paper vacuum bag thus providing a
tight seal. Make sure the paper vacuum bag is tightly secured over the short
nozzle before vacuuming.
Lock the lid down with the two latches. Always ensure that the vacuum bag is
empty before vacuuming. Your Back Vacuum has been fitted with a thermal
overload switch to protect the motor against damage should the airflow be
blocked for extended periods. This may occur if the vacuum bag is overfull or
if the vacuum hose is blocked. The vacuum motor will stop before it can get
too hot. If this happens, empty and thoroughly clean the vacuum bag or free
any blockage and ensure that adequate airflow is restored. The motor will
automatically restart after it has cooled to a safe operating temperature.
1. The vacuum hose is fitted into the cuff in the lid. It should not be necessary
to remove the hose in normal operation.
2. Place the Back Vacuum on your back, adjust the shoulder straps until
you feel comfortable and then tighten the waist belt. The Back Vacuum is
designed to ride higher on your back for maximum comfort.
3. Plug the cord into a 120 volt, grounded outlet. Always unwind the cord
completely before vacuuming. It is important to maintain the power cord
in good condition. This unit ships with a 50' 16AWG x 3 conductor SJT
extension cord. Always use a 16x3 SJT extension cord when operating
this unit. Use care when pulling the cord around sharp edges and through
doorways.
CAUTION: Never operate the Back Vacuum if the power cord is
damaged in any way.
4. Attach the extension wand to the hose and fit the floor tool or any of the
other vacuuming accessories on the wand.
5. Turn the vacuum on. The toggle switch is located on the switch box. You
may clip the switch box to the waist belt.
Turn off main
power switch
and unplug
unit from
wall outlet.
Remove
vacuum hose
from top of
unit.
Release the
two latches
and lift off lid.
Separate lid
from paper
bag insert
and dispose
of paper bag.
Remove cloth
filter bag,
clean, dust
and replace.
Maintenance
● Clean the cloth vacuum bag regularly. After emptying the vacuum bag, turn
it inside out and shake as much dust out of the fabric as possible. Optimum
performance is achieved by using a paper vacuum bag with the cloth bag.
● Check the power cord for damage. Always unwind the cable completely.
● Ensure that the vacuum hose, the extension wand and the vacuuming
accessories are not blocked.
● Ensure that the electrical outlet and the plug are securely connected. Incorrect
connections may cause sparking and damage to the cable socket.
● Have your Back Vacuum served by an authorized repair service center if you
suspect any potential problems.
● Use only approved paper vacuum bags.
● Ensure that the flexible vacuum bag ring provides a proper seal before
vacuuming.
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Insert new
paper bag
making sure
to align lid
nozzle with
bag hole
and replace
latches.
THE SANITAIRE® COMMERCIAL
LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
Your Sanitaire commercial cleaner is warranted to be free from all defects in material and workmanship in normal use FOR
A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. The warranty is granted only to the original purchaser of the cleaner. The warranty is subject to
the following provisions.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
• Parts of the cleaner that require replacement under normal use, such as bumpers, bags, and hoses.
• Damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with the Ownerʼs Guide.
• Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine Sanitaire parts.
WHAT ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA WILL DO
Electrolux Home Care Products North America will, at its option, repair or replace a defective cleaner or cleaner part that
is covered by this warranty. As a matter of warranty policy, Electrolux Home Care Products North America will not refund the
consumerʼs purchase price.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service you must return the defective cleaner or cleaner part along with proof of purchase to any Sanitaire
Authorized Warranty Station. You will find the nearest location in the Yellow Pages under “Vacuum Cleaners–Service and
Repair.” Be certain that the Warranty Station is “Sanitaire Authorized.”
For the location of the nearest Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station or for service information, telephone toll free:
USA: 1-800-800-8975
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-800-8975
If you prefer, you can write to:
In Canada write to:
Electrolux Home Care Products North America
Service Division
P.O. Box 3900
Peoria, IL 61612 USA
Electrolux Home Care Products North America
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7
If it is necessary to ship the cleaner outside your community to obtain warranty repair, you must pay the shipping charges
to the Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station. Return shipping charges will be paid by the Warranty Station. When returning
parts for repair, please include the model, type and serial numbers from the data plate on the cleaner.
FURTHER LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Any warranty that may be implied in connection with your purchase or use of the cleaner, including any warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or any warranty for FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE is limited to the duration of this warranty.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Your relief for the breach of this warranty is limited to the relief expressly provided above. IN NO EVENT SHALL
ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES THAT YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF THE CLEANER. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary by State.
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