Miele S 6790 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 6710 - S 6790 as well as to
other S 6000 vacuum cleaners which are
distinguished by names rather than numbers.
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en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 234 130
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Using the accessories supplied
Correct use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To switch on and off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Interrupting operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system for pauses in vacuuming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking system for storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 30
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
When to change the battery in the radio control handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How to change the battery in the radio control handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Replacing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning and care
Problem solving guide
After sales service
Optional accessories
Electrical connection for the UK
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Before disposing of your old appliance
remove the dustbag and all the filters
and dispose of them with your normal
household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of reach of babies and young
children. Danger of suffocation.
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.
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.
The dustbag should only 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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Description of the appliance
The illustration shows the maximum number of features available on these Miele
vacuum cleaners.
Certain models are supplied as standard with the following accessories which are
not illustrated on this page.
– Classic Allergotec floorhead
– Turbobrush
These floorheads and brushes are supplied with their own operating instructions.
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Description of the appliance
a Handle
b Suction power selector + / c Stand-by button - for pauses in vacuuming
d LED
e Release button
f Telescopic or triscopic tube *
g Release buttons for the telescopic or triscopic tube *
h Dust compartment release button
i Floorhead *
j Carrying handle
k Dustbag
l Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
m Parking attachment (on both sides of the vacuum cleaner)
n Exhaust filter *
o Mains cable
p Foot switch for automatic cable rewind !
q Overheating warning light §
r Exhaust filter change indicator (Reset button [)
s Parking system for pauses in vacuuming
t Stand-by indicator u On/Off foot control s
v Dustbag change indicator
w Connection socket
x Suction hose
y Accessories holder
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
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 electricity 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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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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. It
must not be used on people or animals. Any other use,
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.
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 aged eight years and older may use the
vacuum cleaner only if they have been shown how to
use it in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved.
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away
from the machine unless they are constantly
supervised.
~ Children may only carry out cleaning and
maintenance of the vacuum cleaner under adult
supervision.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Keep the batteries in the radio control handle 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.
~ The plug must be fitted with a 13 A fuse (UK).
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner, check for any
visible signs of damage. Do not use a damaged
appliance.
~ 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 be squashed, for
example, under a door.
Avoid running the vacuum cleaner over the cable. This
could damage the cable, plug or socket and pose a
safety hazard. The appliance must not be used if any
of these have suffered damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ It is important to switch the vacuum cleaner off
before changing over accessories and floorheads.
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
~ 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.
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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 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 inflammable or combustible
liquids or gases and do not vacuum in areas where
such substances are stored.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and tubes must not
be used at head level to avoid the risk of injury, e.g. to
eyes and ears.
~ Important information on the handling of the batteries
in the radio control 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.
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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 online at
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.
~ 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 suction hose
to the radio control handle
^ Insert the suction hose into the
handle until it clicks into position.
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Preparing for use
Connecting the radio control
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 suction tube.
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 to release the tubes and
adjust to the required height.
Adjusting the triscopic suction
tube (depending on model)
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 release button b to release the
tubes and adjust 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
It is important to observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Depending on model, the floorhead will
have the following symbols:
– ö and ä
– % and )
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the ö or % foot control.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the ä or ) 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 manoeuvre (see "Correct
use - adjusting the suction power").
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Using the accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Dusting brush with natural bristles
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate
or carved objects.
The head can be swivelled to adjust
the angle.
b Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
c Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
d Accessories holder for the above
accessories
Symbols on the holder show where
to attach the different accessories.
^ Attach the accessories holder to the
suction hose where it joins the handle
or to hose connector socket. Make
sure it clicks into position.
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
Mains cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull the mains cable out to the
required length (max. approx. 6.5 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
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
unplug it.
^ Press the rewind foot control briefly.
The cable will rewind automatically.
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Correct use
To switch on and off
^ Step on the On/Off foot control s.
The standy-by indicator - on the
vacuum cleaner will light up.
The vacuum cleaner can be switched
on in three ways.
The stand-by indicator on the vacuum
cleaner will then go out. The LED will
light up each time a button is pressed
on the handle.
– Switching the vacuum cleaner on by
pressing the stand-by button - on
the handle.
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
switched on, the "Auto" power setting
will be selected automatically.
After that, the vacuum cleaner will
switch on at the setting which was used
previously.
– Switching the vacuum cleaner on by
pressing the + button on the handle.
The vacuum cleaner will switch on at
the "max." power setting.
– Switching the vacuum cleaner on by
pressing the - button on the handle.
The vacuum cleaner will switch on at
the "min." power setting.
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Correct use
Adjusting the suction power
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. The higher the
setting the more powerful the suction.
Reducing the suction power reduces
the amount of effort required to
manoeuvre the floorhead.
min. = reduced suction power
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.
max. = maximum suction power
^ Press the + or - button on the handle
to select the power setting you want.
The power setting which is currently
selected will light up yellow on the
vacuum cleaner.
When using the AirTeQ floorhead, if
the suction seems too high, reduce
the suction until the floorhead is
easier to manoeuvre.
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Correct 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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Correct use
Interrupting operation
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
maximum power setting.
^ Press the - button to switch the
vacuum cleaner back on using the
minimum power setting.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system for pauses in
vacuuming
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.
Parking system for storage
Warning: Always disconnect the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical
supply when you have finished
using it. Switch off at the wall socket
and unplug it.
There is a parking attachment on each
side of the vacuum cleaner.
Retract the telescopic tube fully.
^ Then slot the floorhead downwards
into one of the parking attachments
on the side of the vacuum cleaner.
This makes the cleaner easier to carry
or store.
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Maintenance and care
Warning: Always disconnect the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical
supply before any maintenance
work. 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:
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
These will need to be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Only use original Miele F/J/M dustbags
with a red 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.
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.
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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 red
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 exhaust
filter
Depending on model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a Air Clean
Replace the Air Clean filter every time
you start a new packet of dustbags.
An Air Clean filter is supplied with every
packet of Miele dustbags.
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
Replace these filters when the exhaust
filter change indicator (reset button [)
lights up. The exhaust filter change
indicator is designed to come on when
the Active Air Clean or Active HEPA
filter needs to be replaced. 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.
^ Release the filter grille and raise it
upwards. Grasp the used Air Clean
filter by the clean, unsoiled section
(see arrow) and take it out.
^ 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.
^ Remove the exhaust filter.
^ Fit the new exhaust filter in position.
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.
Re-setting the exhaust filter change
indicator (reset button [)
The filter change indicator (reset button
[) must be reset each time the exhaust
filter is replaced. To do this the vacuum
cleaner must be connected to the
electricity supply.
^ 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 [) is designed to come
on when the Active Air Clean or
Active HEPA filter needs to be
replaced. 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 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 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 battery in
the radio control handle
Approx. every 18 months.
One 3 V battery (CR 2032) is required.
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
vacuum cleaner is ready to use (in
stand-by mode).
^ Press the reset button [ for the
exhaust filter change indicator.
The vacuum cleaner can continue to be
used, but only at maximum power.
How to change the battery in
the radio control 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.
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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. There are two grooves to help
you.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
FiberTeQ and AirTeQ floorheads
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove the thread lifters from the
slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Cleaning the roller on the floorhead
(not possible for FiberTeQ and AirTeQ
floorheads)
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.
Replacement parts are available from
your Miele dealer or from Miele (see
back cover for contact details).
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Cleaning 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.
Vacuum cleaners with textile velvet
finish
Clean the vacuum cleaner casing with
the dusting brush or a slightly damp
cloth.
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.
Warning: 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
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically and the overheating
warning light § comes on.
A temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. The overheating warning
light § will then come 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.
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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
Parquet floor brush (SBB Parquet-3)
Please observe the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Miele accessories, including
floorheads, filters and dustbags, are
available to order through your Miele
retailer, Miele or online at:
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.
Certain models are supplied as standard with one or more of the following
accessories:
Parquet Twister XL swivel-action
floorbrush (SBB 400-3)
Floorheads / brushes
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.
Classic Allergotec floorhead
(SBDH 285-3)
Other accessories
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.
Turbo Comfort Turbobrush
(STB 205-3)
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).
CarCare Set (SCC 10)
This turbobrush is ideal for cleaning cut
pile carpet.
For valeting the interior of cars.
Hard floor brush (SBB 235-3)
Cat&Dog Set (SCD 10)
This brush is designed for use on hard
flooring such as tiled or stone floors.
Especially for households with pets.
HomeCare Set (SHC 10)
Accessories for cleaning the living
areas of your home.
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Optional accessories
Hand Turbobrush Turbo Mini
Compact (STB 20)
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
This prevents dust and odours
escaping when the suction hose has
been removed from the cleaner.
Universal brush (SUB 20)
Filters
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Dusting brush with natural bristles
(SSP 10)
This brush is suitable for particularly
delicate objects.
Radiator brush (SHB 20)
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)
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Excellent filtration level for the cleanest
exhaust air. This filter is particularly
suitable for allergy sufferers.
Mattress nozzle (SMD 10)
Filter grille
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
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.
Crevice nozzle, 300 mm (SFD 10)
Extra-long crevice nozzle for cleaning
in folds, crevices or corners.
Crevice nozzle, 560 mm (SFD 20)
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)
For extending the suction hose by
approx. 1.5 m.
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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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