User Guide
Vax Careline: AU: 1300 361 505
NZ: 0800 800 900
Bagless Cylinder
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VCZPH1600
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AU: 1300 361 505 / NZ: 0800 800 900
Machine Overview
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General Safety Information
FOR HOUSE HOLD USE ONLY.
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When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
o not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
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glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
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Do not use without ALL of the filters in place.
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Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
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Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
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urn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
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disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
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Keep vacuuming area well lit.
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lways unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting
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or disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
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Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
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hildren should be supervised to ensure that they do
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not play with the appliance.
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his appliance is not intended for use by persons
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(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by
a person responsible for their safety.
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se only as described in this manual. Use only Vax
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recommended attachments.
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o not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped,
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damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not
use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged cord or plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
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o not pull or carry by cord. Do not use the cord as
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a handle, close a door on the cord or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Do not run the vacuum
cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away from
heated surfaces.
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urn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
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se only SAA approved 10 amp extension cords.
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Non-approved cords may overheat. Care should be
taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be
tripped over.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet before
assembling, opening or emptying the dirt container,
or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful
unit. Before plugging the cord into the electrical outlet,
make sure the switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum
cleaner firmly when starting and in use.
CAUTION: This hose contains electrical connections:
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o not use to suck up water (for vacuum cleaners only);
• do not immerse in water for cleaning;
• t he hose should be checked regularly and must not be
used if damaged.
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o not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
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hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
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o not put any objects into openings. Do not use with
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any openings blocked and do not restrict air-flow.
Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or anything
that might reduce airflow.
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eep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
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body away from openings and moving parts.
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o not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
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any hot, smoking or burning objects.
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o not pick up flammable or combustible materials
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(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use in the presence
of explosive liquids or vapours.
This machine is intended for house hold use only,
and NOT for commercial or industrial use.
o not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine,
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bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FURTHER USE.
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IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube is
blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove
the blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
performance. Vax recommends that your filters
should be checked and cleaned periodically. If your filters
are washable make sure they are completely dry before
inserting back into the vacuum cleaner.
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Operation
Keep your Vax like new
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters
affects the performance of your machine.
Please check and clean filters periodically
(depending on the level of use). For full cleaning
instructions, see Maintenance.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the vacuum
cleaner without all of the filters in place.
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
IMPORTANT: For use on hard floors, switch the brushbar off. The on/off switch is located
on the hose handle. Alternatively use the hard floor tool provided.
NOTE: The Powerhead, crevice tool and dusting brush can all be attached to the telescopic
tube or handle.
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Operation
Operating the appliance
NOTE: Fully unwind power cord before every use. A yellow mark on the cord indicates the
recommended cord length. Do not exceed the cord length beyond the yellow mark.
Switch vacuum cleaner on
Switch the vacuum cleaner on by inserting plug into outlet and pressing on/off pedal.
Packing away and storage
NOTE: For convenience there is a parking slot located at the rear of the vacuum cleaner
where the floor tools and tubes can be attached for storage and carrying.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
WARNING: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet before
removing dirt container.
WARNING: Do not use the vacuum cleaner without all filters in place.
WARNING: Vax recommends that filters should be checked & cleaned periodically
(eg. every 6 months as a guide), depending on level of use.
Press down the button
located on the dirt
container. When the
button is pressed
down, the dust barrel
can be lifted to remove.
Hold the dirt container over a bin and press the
quick release button to empty the container.
When emptied, close the dirt container flap.
A click will be heard when closed.
Replace the dirt container.
Advanced cleaning – Cleaning the cyclone separator
1. Twist and pull the dirt container bin off the cyclone separator. The dirt container bin may be wiped clean.
2. The separator should only be cleaned with a soft brush and wiped with a damp cloth.
3. Leave the separator to dry completely before replacing. Allow 24 hrs to dry.
WARNING: The cyclone separator should not be submerged in water.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
Twist the top of dust
canister and lift.
Pull filter out.
Rinse in warm water
(max 40°C).
Allow to dry for 24
hours after removing
excess water.
Do not use detergents.
Separate the two filter
components.
Cleaning the post-motor filter
Squeeze together
the tabs at the base
of the vacuum.
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Remove filter by
twisting.
Tap over bin to release
excess dirt.
WARNING: Do not wash
the post-motor filter.
Pull filter out of cleaner.
Tap over bin to
release excess dirt.
Do not wash.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Cleaning blockages
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug
from the electrical outlet before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Hose blockages
The hose may be disconnected from the vacuum cleaner. Carefully remove any blockages found
and reconnect hose securely.
Accessory blockages
Remove accessory from hose/tube. Carefully remove the blockage and return to the cleaner.
Cleaning debris from the Powerhead and Turbo tool
NOTE: Switch the cleaner off and disconnect the power plug from the electrical outlet.
Press the two side
buttons together & pull
sides apart.
Carefully use scissors
Realign turbo brush
to cut out the blockage. sides & press
together.
Powerhead blockages
Open clips at either
side of the Powerhead.
Lift top cover up to
reveal brushbar.
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Cut away tangled hairs
with a pair of scissors.
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FAQ’s
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Check the ‘Machine Overview’
page in this guide to make sure
the part is definitely included in
your unit
Is there an accessory
missing?
The filters may be clogged
Refer to the Maintenance section
The dirt container is full or blocked
Refer to the Maintenance section
The dirt container may be
incorrectly installed
Refer to the Maintenance section
The filters may not be installed
correctly
Refer to the Maintenance section
The dirt container may not be
installed correctly
Remove the dirt container from
the unit by pressing the dirt
container removal button and
reattach it to the unit, ensuring it
is locked firmly back into place
The filters may be clogged
Refer to the Maintenance section
Why won’t the
accessories
pick up properly?
The accessory may be blocked
Refer to the Maintenance section
Why will the vacuum
cleaner not run?
It may not be plugged into the
electrical outlet correctly
Ensure that the plug is pushed
into the electrical outlet securely
The electrical outlet may not
be working
Check the fuse or breaker and
consult an electrician
The motor Thermostat may
have tripped
Switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner. Leave it for one
hour before switching the vacuum
cleaner back on
Why won’t the vacuum
cleaner pick up?
Why is dust escaping
from
the vacuum?
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Other Information
Vax Service & Help
Vax Careline:
Australia 1300 361 505
New Zealand 0800 800 900
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
If you have queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged
at the standard local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the
vacuum cleaner before calling.
For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit www.vax.com.au
Technical Specification
On Vacuum
Motorised Head Attachment
Voltage:
220-240V ~50Hz Voltage:
Wattage:
1600W
Wattage: 35W
Air Wattage:
320AW
Capacity:
2.6 Litres
220-240V ~50Hz
Filter:Cyclone Separator – Wipe clean
Pre-motor – Washable sponge
Post-motor – HEPA12, Antibacterial (not washable – tap to clean)
Cord length: 8m
Weight:
6.5kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
N197
Double
Insulated
Indoor
Use
Read
Instructions
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Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
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