Sebo Airbelt K Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
For Household Use Only
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Technical Details
How To Contact SEBO
Important Safety Instructions
Special AIRBELT K Product Features
AIRBELT K2 Features
AIRBELT K3 Features
Optional Attachments, Accessories, Bags and Filters
Standard Features of All SEBO Vacuums
Identification of Parts
Standard Attachments
Brushes and Heads
Assembly
Operating Instructions
Starting the Machine
Suction Control
Operating the Machine
Additional Operating Instructions for K3 with Power Head
Starting the Machine and Suction Control
Operating the Machine
Using the Telescopic Tube, Hose & Attachments
Use and Maintenance of Brushes and Heads
The Parquet Brush
The Kombi Nozzle
The Turbo Nozzle
Vacuum Maintenance
Changing the Filter Bag
Changing the Exhaust Filter
Changing the Micro-Hygiene Filter
Changing the AIRBELT
Clog Removal
Clogs in the Head or Brush
Clogs in the Telescopic Tube
Clogs in the Hose
Clogs in Entrance to Filter Bag
Trouble-Shooting Guide
AIRBELT K2 Schematic and Part Numbers
AIRBELT K3 Schematic and Part Numbers
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TECHNICAL DETAILS
Vacuum motor
Water lift (at motor)
Airflow (at motor)
Filter bag capacity
Sound level
Body weight
Motor protection
Cord length
Range
1250 watts (10.6 amps)
110 inches
120 CFM
.8 gallons
63 dBA
12 lbs
thermal cut-out
24.5 feet
36.75 feet
Technical details may be subject to change.
HOW TO CONTACT SEBO
To contact SEBO in the United States of America:
SEBO America, LLC
Telephone: (800) 334-6614
Fax: (303) 792-9196
Website: www.sebo.us
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To contact SEBO in Canada:
Floor Care Equipment, Ltd.
Telephone: (800) 661-8687
Fax: (800) 270-4807
Website: www.sebocanada.ca
For Warranty coverage information please refer to your Warranty Card included with your SEBO vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions must always be followed.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this vacuum cleaner has a polarized plug; one blade is wider than
the other. This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any
way. Connect only to the outlet type specified on the serial number plate underneath the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
1. Do not leave vacuum while plugged in. Unplug from
outlet when not in use and before servicing.
2. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
3. Do not use near small children or pets. Do not allow to be
used as a toy. Use of this product by children should
always be supervised by an adult.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only
manufacturer-recommended attachments.
5. Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If vacuum is not
working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to a SEBO service
center.
6. 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 over cord. Keep cord away from heated
surfaces.
7. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the
plug – not the cord.
8. Do not use outlets above counters to plug in vacuum –
damage to items in the surrounding area could occur.
9. Always carry the vacuum over steps and sills.
10. Do not handle plug or vacuum handle with wet hands.
11. Do not put any object into vacuum openings. Do not use
machine with any openings blocked. Keep openings free
of lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
12. Do not re-use filter bags or wash the filters.
13. Do not remove any screws from vacuum.
14. Do not vacuum up anything that is burning or smoking,
such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
15. Do not use vacuum without filter bag and/or filters in place.
16. Turn off all machine controls before unplugging.
17. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
18. Do not use machine to vacuum up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas
where they may be present.
19. Machines can cause a fire when operated near flammable
vapors or materials. Do not operate this vacuum near
flammable fluids, dust or vapors.
20. Maintenance and repairs must be done by authorized
personnel.
21. Use only original SEBO replacement parts.
22. Do not use vacuum as a step.
23. If vacuum is used on plush carpet or carpet with thick
padding, do not leave machine standing in one place with
machine turned on.
24. While the vacuum is in use, the power cord should be
unwound from the cable reel at least two thirds of its length.
Hold plug when rewinding onto the cord reel. Do not allow
plug to whip while rewinding.
25. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away
from vacuum openings and moving parts. Do not place
fingers or other body parts under vacuum unless it is
unplugged.
26. Do not place the power head over rug or carpet edges.
27. The vacuum has a manual reset thermal protector. The
protector is reset by switching off the vacuum. The thermal
protector needs some time to cool down after switching off!
Check the vacuum for air blockages or mechanical failures
before switching on.
28. Store the vacuum in a dry place at room temperature. When
the vacuum is not in use, you should rewind the cord onto
the cord reel
29. The K3 hose contains electrical wires. Do not use if
damaged, cut, or punctured. Avoid picking up sharp objects.
30. Always unplug vacuum before connecting or disconnecting
either hose or power head.
31. Use a SEBO power head only in combination with a SEBO
vacuum cleaner.
32. Do not connect power head to a malfunctioning or damaged
vacuum.
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SEBO AIRBELT K PRODUCT FEATURES
Bag Full or Clog Light & Auto Shut Off – A
warning light will illuminate and the
machine will automatically shut off, when it
senses a full bag, a clog in the airflow pathway, or an excessively dirty micro filter. If the
vacuum’s airflow pathway becomes restricted
due to a full bag or the existence of a clog, the amber “BAG FULL
OR CLOG” light (located on top of the canister near the ON/OFF
power control knob) will illuminate. If the user ignores this warning, the suction motor will heat up due to the lack of cooling provided by the airflow. Once the motor reaches a certain temperature it will shut off to protect itself from damage. The user should
turn the switch off, unplug the machine and immediately insert a
new bag or remove the clog (to remove a clog, refer to the Clog
Removal section on page 12). After approximately 30 minutes, the
motor will have cooled and the vacuum can be restarted. If the airflow is still restricted, the “BAG FULL OR CLOG” light will again
illuminate and the machine will shut off. This feature prevents
damage to the motor due to overheating.
AIRBELT K2
AIRBELT K2: The SEBO AIRBELT K2 is a straight-suction vacuum. As a result, it differs from the AIRBELT K3 in the following
two ways:
Variable Power Control on Canister Body –
Because the AIRBELT K2 does not have an
electrified hose and telescopic tube, its
variable power control switch is located on
the canister body, not the handle.
Can Not Use a Power Brush – The AIRBELT K2 does not have
an electrified telescopic tube and hose; therefore, it does not
accommodate an electrified power brush. Instead, your K2
model comes standard with one or more of the following: a
Turbo Nozzle (an air-driven brush head) for cleaning rugs and
carpet; a Parquet Brush for cleaning hard floors; or a Kombi
Nozzle for rugs and carpet.
Shock Absorber Provides Furniture and
Wall Protection – The “AIRBELT” bumper
that surrounds the K canisters acts as a
protective barrier. The soft foam bumper
with its durable covering protects furniture,
walls and the vacuum itself from damage
during use.
Personalized Vacuums – AIRBELT canister vacuums can be
personalized with a replacement AIRBELT bumper cover available in eight patterns and colors.
Large Operating Range – A 36.75-foot operating range saves
time because it minimizes the number of electrical outlets
needed during use.
Quick-release Connections – The AIRBELT K models allow for
quick and convenient connection of telescopic tubes, power
brush heads, accessory cleaning heads and on-board tools.
Comfortable Ergonomic Handle – The AIRBELT handles are
ergonomically designed and positioned to reduce wrist and
arm fatigue. For extra comfort, an additional swivel is built into
the handle-to-hose connection.
Mid-sized Canister Vacuum – The SEBO AIRBELT K3 and K2
are considered mid-size canister vacuums, which means they
are machines medium in size that offer mid-sized, on-board
attachments and a mid-sized filter bag with a dirt capacity of .8
gallons. The K machines also weigh four pounds less than the
C machines.
Rubber Coated Wheels and High Quality
Castors – The quality of the wheels and
castors on SEBO canisters prevent damage
to floors and rotate 360 0 for easy maneuverability.
Three On-board Tools – The vacuum comes standard with a
crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery nozzle. The dusting
brush is mounted on the telescopic tube, and the crevice and
upholstery nozzles are on the canister. Many optional accessories are also available.
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Dusting Brush
Crevice Nozzle
Upholstery Nozzle
Turbo Nozzle
Parquet Brush
Kombi Nozzle
K2 Midnight Blue comes standard with the Kombi Nozzle.
K2 Hunter Green comes standard with the Turbo Nozzle and
the Parquet brush.
AIRBELT K3
Designed for All Floor Surfaces. AIRBELT K3:
The AIRBELT K3 has an electrified hose and
telescopic tube designed to accommodate
the ET-1 power head. The ET-1 is designed
to provide thorough brushing for optimal
cleaning of carpets.
Both Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning – With a power brush to
clean carpets and a parquet nozzle to clean hard floors, the
AIRBELT K3 provides all the flexibility needed to care for a variety of floor surfaces. The parquet nozzle comes standard.
High-quality Telescopic Tube and Hose – On the K3, the power
cord is built inside the telescopic tube and suction hose. This
eliminates unsightly external wires and enables unobstructed
and convenient handle height adjustment.
Variable Power Control on Handle – The
vacuum’s suction power can be adjusted
from 0 to 1,250 watts by a slider switch conveniently located on the handle.
Powerful Vacuum Motors Provide Excellent Cleaning – The
canister suction motor is 1,250 watts, and the power head
motor is 175 watts (ET-1), for a total of 1,425 watts.
The SEBO ET-1 (12” wide, 10 1⁄2” cleaning
width) – This power head delivers cleaning
flexibility because its brush action aggressively cleans carpeting, and the brush may
be switched off to clean hard floors and
delicate rugs. The steering ability of the
swivel neck helps to easily clean around obstacles, and its Lshaped head provides maneuverability around furniture and
under cabinets. It also has brush height and brush wear warning lights.
Brush Obstruction Light & Auto Shut Off –
If an obstruction becomes jammed in the
brush roller, a warning light will quickly
flash, the brush roller will immediately stop
spinning and the vacuum will shut off. The
user should turn the power switch off, unplug
the machine, and immediately remove the
obstruction. If the user restarts the machine without removing
the obstruction, the power head will again shut off and the amber
light will turn on. This prevents the belt from breaking and protects the motor from damage.
Incorrect Height Setting or Brush
Deterioration Light – To ensure optimum
cleaning at all times, a warning light will
illuminate to indicate when the brush
height is set too high for effective cleaning,
or when the brush roller should be
replaced due to excessive wear.
OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS, ACCESSORIES, BAGS & FILTERS
In addition to the standard on-board tools, a variety of optional
attachments are available. The nine-foot extension hose
(extends suction hoses) and the 20-inch extension tube are very
popular because they create useful tools for cleaning stairs and
out-of-reach areas. These two items are sold separately or as
part of multiple item attachment kits. Another popular attachment is the hand held turbo brush for removing pet hair from
upholstery.
Turbo Nozzle
Part #6780ER
SEBO FRESH
Part #0496AM
Premium Parquet Nozzle
Part #7200GS
K Filter Bags
Part #6629AM
K Service Box
Part #6695AM
Kombi Nozzle
Part #7260GS
HEPA
Service Box
Part #6431ER
SEBO filter bags can be purchased in boxes of eight and filters
are sold separately. Also, bags and filters can be purchased
together in model-specific kits called “Service Boxes.” SEBO
bags, filters and accessories are reasonably priced and widely
available.
To create a fresh scent while vacuuming, “SEBO FRESH” is
available. To use, deposit a scented stick in the filter bag.
Parquet Brush
Part #6391DA
Filter Box
Part # 6696AM
Wall & Floor Brush
Part #1325HG
Flat Upholstery
Nozzle
Part #1090HG
AIRBELT
Available in
several colors
and patterns
Part #6047AM/01-08
Hand-held Turbo
Brush
Part #6179DA
20-inch Extension Tube
Part #1084HG
Radiator Brush
Part #1496GS
9-foot Extension Hose
Part #1495AM
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STANDARD FEATURES OF ALL SEBO VACUUMS
SEBO’s FILTRATION SYSTEM:
Designed and Manufactured in Germany – Legendary quality,
reliability and performance make SEBO vacuums the choice of
cleaning professionals throughout the world.
Bags are Better! – Top-fill, three and fourlayer bags are an integral part of SEBO’s filtration system because they hold virtually all dirt
captured by the vacuum, which improves the
effectiveness and useful life of the microfilters.
They also ensure continuously strong suction
because dirt enters from the top, deposits at
the bottom, accumulates upward, and air exits through the sides,
which allows unimpeded airflow as they fill to capacity. And they
can be sealed when full, so no dust can escape into the air during
bag removal and disposal.
Excellent for Users With Allergies or Asthma – The British
Allergy Foundation recommends SEBO filters.
Tightly Sealed Vacuums Ensure Effective Filtration – Dirty air,
which flows through a vacuum, can only be filtered completely
if it does not escape into the room through seams or seals in
the machine. This is why all SEBO vacuums have tight seals
throughout. Many vacuum companies with high-filtration
claims are actually quoting specifications made by the manufacturer of the filter material, as measured in the laboratory,
not the filtration effectiveness of the vacuum itself while operating. Whether or not dirty air can escape through leaks in the
body of the machine is not considered. The filtration effectiveness of SEBO vacuums is tested while they operate.
In contrast, without bags to hold nearly all the
captured dirt, the microfilters on bagless vacuums quickly clog from excessive dirt buildup and must be replaced often, or a loss of
suction and cleaning effectiveness will occur.
In addition, dust and other allergens become
airborne when emptying bagless dirt containers. Lastly, bagless vacuum microfilters are expensive, usually
costing more than a multi-year supply of SEBO filter bags.
Save Money! SEBO Vacuums Last for Years and Extend Carpet
Life! – If properly maintained, SEBO vacuums save ordinary
residential users hundreds of dollars by providing excellent
performance for ten to fifteen years or more, and their deepcleaning power-brush technology extends the life of carpets.
Typical vacuums perform poorly, even when new, and usually
do not last beyond two years. So six or seven “disposable vacuums” must be purchased during the average life expectancy of
just one SEBO machine.
S-class Pre-motor Microfilters – S-class
Pre-motor Microfilters (S =“Schwebstoff” =
airborne particles) are made from electrostatically charged micro-fiber material, which
attracts and captures dust particles from the
airflow of the vacuum before it passes over
the motor to cool it. Cooling the motor with
super-clean air increases motor life and
reduces the possibility of maintenance, even
after many years of use. This means that
exhaust air is cleaned to the highest level. The
S-class Standard requires filters to absorb
greater than 99.9% of particles down to 0.3 microns in diameter.
For comparison, 100 microns is the diameter of a human hair.
Their advantages are a relatively open texture that allows
smoother airflow for better suction performance, a longer life
expectancy, and they cost less than HEPA filters
Outstanding Warranty Coverage – SEBO is confident about the
quality of all its vacuums. Therefore, all models include a fiveyear warranty on the motor and all non-wear parts. Please
refer to the Warranty Card included with your SEBO vacuum
cleaner for complete warranty coverage information.
SEBO Microfilters Ensure Continuously Strong Suction
Performance – They are also long lasting, inexpensive and easy
to change in seconds.
Changing Bags is Easy and Clean – SEBO filter
bags can be changed in just a few seconds, and a
cap keeps dust sealed inside during removal and
disposal.
HEPA Pre-motor Microfilters (Optional) – HEPA Pre-motor
Microfilters (“High Efficiency Particulate Air”) remove a minimum of 99.97% of all airborne particulate matter down to 0.3
microns in diameter. Because these filters use small grid-like
structures to capture dust particles, dirt build-up clogs the airflow pathway sooner than what is expected from S-class microfilters. However, SEBO’s HEPA microfilters are sold along with
four-layer “Ultra-bags,” which provide highly effective filtration
before the airflow goes through the HEPA microfilter, greatly
increasing life expectancy and reducing the potential of diminished air flow.
Effective Pet Hair Removal – All SEBO vacuums
easily remove pet hair!
Exhaust Filters – Exhaust filters clean the air emitted by
the vacuum motor.
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IDENTIFICATION OF PARTS
1. Handle grip
2. Power control slider (K3 only)
3. Handle release button
4. Telescopic tube
5. Slide button
6. Power cable
7. Tool release button
8. Kombi nozzle
9. On/Off power control knob
10. Warning light
11. Upholstery Nozzle
12. Mains cable (K3 only)
13. Hose
14. Exhaust filter cover
15. AIRBELT shock absorber
16. Carrying handle
17. Suction opening
18. Hose release button (K3 only)
19. Hose neck
20. Crevice nozzle
21. Parking attachment holder
22. Power cable shroud
23. AIRBELT clip
24. Parking attachment holder
25. Filter bag cover release catch
26. Filter bag cover
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Standard Attachments
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20. Crevice nozzle
11. Upholstery nozzle
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27. Dusting brush clip
28. Dusting brush
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Brushes and Heads
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29. Parquet brush - standard for the K3 Volcano,
Red and Onyx and K2 Hunter Green.
Optional for the K2 Midnight Blue Part #6391DA
30. Kombi nozzle - standard for the
K2 Midnight Blue.
Optional for the K3 Volcano,
Red & Onyx and K2 Hunter Green Part #7260GS
31. Turbo nozzle - standard for the
K2 Hunter Green.
Optional for the K3 Volcano, Red and Onyx
and K2 Midnight Blue Part #6780ER
32. ET-1 Power Head - standard for all K3s
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ASSEMBLY
Push the neck (19) of the hose (13) into the suction opening of the canister (17). K3: The notch in the
suction opening will line up with the raised bar on the neck. When the notches are lined up correctly, the neck will snap firmly into place. To release the hose from the suction opening, press
the release tab (18) on the neck of the hose (19), and pull the neck out. K2: To release the hose K2
from the suction opening, squeeze the tabs (37) on the retaining ring and pull the neck out.
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Attach the short mains cable (12 - K3 only) on the underside of the handle by connecting one
cable plug where the hose connects to the handle and the other where the handle connects to the
telescopic tube.
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Connect the handle (1) to the top of the telescopic tube (4). Snap in place. To release the telescopic tube
(4) from the handle, push the handle release button (3) and slide the handle out.
Attach the head or brush to the bottom of the telescopic tube (4). Insert the bottom of the telescopic tube
into the neck of the head or brush (38) until it locks into place; or line up the square hole in the telescopic
tube with the notches in the front of the neck, and snap firmly into place. To release a head or brush from
the telescopic tube (4), push the release button (7), and pull the head or brush tool off the end of the telescopic tool. The release button (7) is in the same position on all of the heads, brushes and power heads.
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To attach the dusting brush clip (27), locate the two raised ridges on the upper end of the telescopic tube
(4) just below the handle. Push the clip onto the tube directly below the ridges then slide the clip up until
it locks onto the ridges. Snap the dusting brush (28) into the holder.
NOTE: To attach the ET-1 power head to your K3 canister, please refer to your power head owner’s
manual for instructions. Attaching incorrectly could cause damage.
NOTE: All illustrations shown in this manual represent the K3 model except where part numbers and instructions are different for each model.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ALL K VACUUMS
Starting The Machine - Figures 1, 2 & 3
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Before turning on your canister, make sure that you have a firm hold on the handle grip to keep the
machine from moving forward.
1. With the canister main power control knob (9) in the OFF position, grasp the plug and pull the
power cord (6) out from the power cable recess (22). The power cord (6) should be unwound
from the cable reel at least two thirds of its length. Note: do not over-extend the cord.
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2. Plug the polarized power cord into a 120 volt wall outlet located near the floor.
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3. Press the main power control knob on the base of the canister (9) gently with your foot or
hand. The green light (10) will illuminate indicating that the power is on (K3 model only).
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Suction Control - Figure 3
K2 users: the suction control dial is located on the top side of the canister on the power control knob
(9). Rotate the dial counter-clockwise for maximum suction. Rotate clockwise to reduce suction for
vacuuming curtains or delicate fabrics.
K3 users: for information on suction control, refer to page 9 of this manual.
Figure 2 - K3
Operating the Machine - Figures 4, 5, 6 & 7
Adjust the telescopic tube (4) to the correct height by pushing the slide button (5) and gently pulling the tube out to lengthen, or pushing it in to shorten. Release the slide button
(5) to lock the tube to the adjusted height.
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When changing heads, always switch the vacuum off with the power control knob (9), and
then unplug the power cord.
The “bag full or clog” light (#10, figure 2) works correctly only at full power. At lower power
levels, the “bag full or clog” light may illuminate incorrectly. Check the status of the filter
bag regularly at full power. If the light remains illuminated at full power, and the filter bag
is not full, check for clogs (see page 12).
Figure 3 - K2
To retract the cord, switch the vacuum off, unplug it from the outlet, then gently pull on
the cord near the plug recess (22) and the mechanism will automatically rewind. Before
rewinding the cable, always switch off and unplug the vacuum. Hold the plug while
rewinding the cord onto the cord reel. Avoid letting the plug whip while rewinding.
The vacuum can be stored with the canister in a horizontal or vertical position. The Parquet brush, Kombi
nozzle and Turbo nozzle have a parking tab located on
the front of the neck (39). Insert the parking tab into the
upper side of the parking groove and slide down firmly.
For vertical storage, or for easy carrying, use the parking slot on the underside (24). For horizontal storage,
use the parking slot on the end of the canister (21).
WARNING!
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The quality, condition, coating, texture, age and manufacturing technique of all floor surfaces vary.
Therefore, vacuums with rotating brushes, including your SEBO, may damage some floor coverings or surfaces. Some types
of high-gloss hardwood floors, cushion vinyl, berber carpets, long shag, and delicate or hand-woven carpets are particularly vulnerable to damage by rotating brushes. When possible, consult the materials supplied by your flooring manufacturer for information on proper upkeep and cleaning. To ensure that your new SEBO vacuum cleaner is compatible with your floor, please
test the vacuum cleaner on each type of flooring surface in a small inconspicuous area to determine if any damage occurs.
If damage occurs, stop using the vacuum cleaner immediately!
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ADDITIONAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR K3 WITH POWER HEAD
Please refer to your ET-1 power head owner’s manual for more information
Starting The Machine and Suction Control Figures 1, 2, 8, 9 & 10
Before turning on your canister, make sure that the vacuum handle is in its upright
locked position (figure 8).
1. With the canister main power control knob (9) in the OFF position, and the power
control slider on the handle (#2, figure 9) in the OFF position, pull the power cord
out from the base of the canister (figure 1). The power cord should be unwound from
the cable reel at least two thirds of its length. Note: do not over-extend the cord.
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2. Plug the polarized power cord into a 120 volt wall outlet located near the floor.
3. Press the main power control knob (9) on the base of the canister gently with your
foot or hand. The green light (10) will illuminate indicating that the power is on
(figure 2).
ET-1 power head
Figure 8
4. Slide the Power Control Slider (#2, figure 9) toward the MAX position. It will move
freely between 0 suction and MAX suction. Set the slider to the suction desired.
Release the foot pedal (#41, figure 10) on the ET-1 power head.
Operating The Machine - Figure 10
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When the power head is on with the handle in the upright locked position (see
figure 8 above), the brush roller will not spin.
To release the ET-1 power head from the upright locked position, press down on
the foot pedal, (#41, figure 10) lower the handle into the normal operating position and push the button on the top of the power head (#40, figure 8) to engage
the brush roller. The green light on the power head will illuminate.
The handle can be lowered to a horizontal position useful for vacuuming under
beds.
You may adjust the suction control with the power control slider (2) as you vacuum different surfaces or when using the accessory tools. For optimal cleaning
and brushing, operate the machine at the maximum suction power setting and
push the power head slowly over the carpet.
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0 = Zero Suction
MAX = Maximum Suction
ON position - Move the slider toward MAX.
OFF position - Pull the slider up to 0 suction then continue pulling the slider up
until it “clicks” into the OFF position.
When the canister’s main power control knob is in the ON position, you may turn
the power head off and on with the power control slider (2). To turn the power
head off using the power control slider, pull the slider to 0 suction, then continue pulling the slider up until it “clicks” into the OFF position. The green power
head light will then shut off (the green light on the canister (10) will remain illuminated until the vacuum is powered off using the main power control knob).
Always turn the power off on both the canister and the power head when
changing heads or unplugging the vacuum. Slide the power control slider on
the handle to its OFF position, press the power control knob on the base of the
canister (9) gently with your foot or hand, then unplug the canister to completely shut down the power when changing heads or storing the vacuum.
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Figure 10
To retract the cord, switch the vacuum off, unplug it from the outlet, then gently pull on the cord near the plug recess (22) and the mechanism will automatically rewind. Before rewinding the cable, always switch off and unplug the vacuum. Hold the plug while rewinding the cord onto the cord reel. Avoid letting the
plug whip while rewinding.
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Using the Telescopic Tube, Hose & Attachments - Figures 11 & 12
The telescopic tube (4) is useful for vacuuming corners and hard-to-reach areas. You may
use the telescopic tube without a brush, power head or attachment. To remove a brush or
power head, switch off the power control knob (9) and unplug the vacuum. Then, press the
tool release button (7) and pull the tube out. The crevice nozzle (20) and dusting brush (28)
may be inserted onto the end of the tube. To use the upholstery nozzle (11), fit it onto the end
of the crevice nozzle (20). It is not necessary to turn off the vacuum while switching the standard attachments (the crevice nozzle, upholstery nozzle or dusting brush). After use, switch
off the power, unplug the vacuum and remove attachment. Re-insert the telescopic tube into
the power head or brush, turning the tube if needed, until you hear it click into place.
4
7
Figure 11
NOTE! K3 users with ET-1 power head, please refer to your power head user’s manual for
more detailed instructions for connecting your power head.
To use the hose without the telescopic tube, switch off the power and unplug the vacuum.
Push the handle release button (3) and pull the HANDLE out of the end of the telescopic tube.
Do not try to separate the hose from the handle! Insert the crevice nozzle (20) or dusting brush
(28) onto the end of the handle. To use the upholstery nozzle (11), fit it onto the end of the
crevice nozzle (20). After use, switch off the power, unplug the vacuum and remove the
attachment. Re-insert the handle into the telescopic tube making sure it is seated correctly and snap it into place.
4
1
20
20
11
Figure 12
USE AND MAINTENANCE OF BRUSHES AND HEADS
!
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before dismantling
any part of machine!
To remove a brush or power head, switch off the power and unplug the vacuum. Then,
press the tool release button (7) and pull the tube out.
29
NOTE! K3 users with the ET-1 power head, please refer to your power head user’s manual for more detailed instructions for operating and maintaining your power head.
Parquet brush - Figure 13
The Parquet brush (29) is specially designed for use on hard surfaces. It is lightweight with
soft bristles, so it glides gently over floors and provides easy maneuverability. Fibers and
hair can be pulled out of the bristles manually, or vacuum the bristles with the telescopic
tube.
Figure 13
42
Kombi - Figure 14
10
L
44
31
L
The Turbo nozzle (31) has an air-driven rotating brush for gentle brushing of carpets. The
Turbo nozzle can be adjusted for high and low pile carpet. To adjust the head for high pile
carpet, push the slider button (44) to the right. For low pile carpet, push the slider button
(44) to the left. The slider in Figure 15 is set in the low pile position. The rotating brush
should be cleaned regularly. Remove the Turbo nozzle from the telescopic tube to clean.
Remove fibers and hair from the brush manually.
43
Figure 14
L
Turbo Nozzle - Figure 15
30
L
The Kombi nozzle (30) is adjustable for carpet or hard floors. To set for carpet, slide the up
arrow button (42) to the right until it clicks into place. The hard floor dusting brush will raise
up allowing the head to move over the carpet. To set for hard floors, slide the down arrow
button (43) to the left until it clicks into place. The brush will lower to gently sweep your
floors. The slider in Figure 14 is set in the position for hard floors. The brush should be
cleaned regularly. Remove the Kombi nozzle from the telescopic tube to clean. Fibers and
hair can be pulled out of the bristles manually, or vacuum the bristles with the telescopic
tube. The brush strip is removable for cleaning and replacement.
Figure 15
VACUUM MAINTENANCE
!
Always unplug vacuum from outlet
before dismantling any part of machine!
25
Changing the Filter Bag - Figure 16
45
To change the filter bag (45), set the canister upright (as shown in figure 13),
press the cover release catch (25) and lower the filter bag cover (26). Grasp
the green filter bag sealing plate (46), slide the plate from the holder (48) and
push the filter bag cap (47) on to seal the bag. Slide the sealing plate (46) of
a new bag into the bag holder slots (48) and push it in firmly until it locks into
place. Close the cover, making sure it snaps shut completely. You may find it
convenient to store the bag cap inside the filter bag housing below the filter
bag. Do not re-use the filter bags. Note: the nature of the contents of the filter bag will affect the point at which it needs changing. Fine dust may require
an earlier change even though the bag is not full. Fluff or hair allows air to
pass through easily, so the filter bag may overfill before the amber “bag full”
light illuminates.
The “bag full or clog” light works correctly only at full power. At lower power
levels, the “bag full or clog” light may illuminate incorrectly. Check the status
of the filter bag regularly at full power.
Changing the Exhaust Filter - Figure 17
The exhaust filter (51) needs to be changed when it becomes extremely dirty
or clogged with dust, or after approximately 10 to 20 filter bags have been
used. To change the exhaust filter, set the canister flat on the floor as shown
in figure 17. Remove the printed cover on top of the machine (14) by lifting the
catch (49) in the upholstery nozzle recess (see inset, figure 17). Pull out the
filter using the handle (50) and fit the new filter into the same position. The
filter handle should point toward the upholstery nozzle when it is folded
down. Fit the tabs on the bottom of the cover (14) into the grooves and snap
the cover down firmly.
26
26
47
46
45
26
Filter Bags
Part #6629AM
25
Figure 16
49
14
50
51
51
Changing the Micro-Hygiene Filter - Figures 16 &18
After 10 to 20 bags have been used, change the micro-hygiene filter (52). To
remove the micro-hygiene filter, set the canister upright (as shown in figure
16). Press the cover release catch (25) and lower the filter bag cover (26).
Remove the filter bag, then remove the cover by sliding it up and out of the
grooves (53). Pull the old filter out (52) and slide the new filter into the same
position. Replace the filter bag, then re-insert the cover by fitting the tabs
into the grooves (53) on both sides and sliding it in and down. Push the cover
closed, making sure it snaps shut completely.
K Service Box - 8 Filter Bags, Exhaust Filter and
Micro-Hygiene Filter Part #6695AM
48
Figure 17
K Filter Set:
Exhaust Filter
and
Micro-Hygiene
Filter
Part #6696AM
53
53
52
52
Figure 18
Changing the AIRBELT - Figure 19
If damage occurs to the AIRBELT cover, it will need to be replaced. To remove
the AIRBELT (15), pry off the clip (55) by inserting the tip of a slot-head screwdriver under the bottom side of the clip. Push downward on the screwdriver
until the clip pops off. Grasp the end of the AIRBELT cover and pull - the AIRBELT cover will peel off. The foam bumper (54) remains on the vacuum. To
replace the AIRBELT, insert the side ribs of the AIRBELT into the grooves (56).
Start at the back, insert rib into one groove (56), and while holding it down,
stretch the AIRBELT cover around the foam (54) into the opposite groove (56).
Continue around the vacuum. Secure the ends with the clip (55).
SEBO AIRBELT covers are available in a variety of colors and patterns. See
your SEBO dealer for available selection.
54
15
55
56
54
56
AIRBELT Cover - Part #6047AM/01-08
Figure 19
Note: Never operate the vacuum with incorrectly attached filters or without filters, bag,
AIRBELT or filter bag housing cover (26). Do not re-use filter bags. Do not wash and re-use filters.
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CLOG REMOVAL
!
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before removing
any clogs!
NOTE! K3 users with ET-1 power heads, please refer to your power head user’s
manual for more detailed instructions for removing clogs in your power head.
3
If the “bag full or clog” warning light (10) remains illuminated after the filter bag
has been changed and the filters are in good condition, there is likely a clog in the
system.
4
Clogs in the Head or Brush - Figure 20
Clogs in the swivel neck (57) of a head or brush can be cleared by first pressing the
tool release button (7) and removing the brush or head. Check inside the swivel neck
channel (56), and clean out pathway.
7
Clogs in the Telescopic Tube - Figure 20
57
Remove head from telescopic tube (4) by pushing the tool release button (7) and
pulling the tube out. Remove the hose from the top of the telescopic tube by pushing
the handle release button (3). A stiff wire or stick can be used to push the clog out of
the tube.
Figure 20
Clogs in the Hose - Figures 21, 22 & 23
Check for suction at the end of the hose (19). If you feel reduced suction, the blockage
is in the hose. To clear blockages in the hose (13), remove the telescopic tube (4) by
pushing the tool release button (7) and pulling the tube out. Hold the hose upright with
one hand blocking the top and switch on the machine. If necessary, quickly lift your
hand on and off the end of the hose. If that does not clear the clog, you may also clear
clogs by reversing the hose. K3: After removing the telescopic tube, push the release
button (18) on the hose neck (6) and remove the hose from the machine.
K2: After removing the telescopic tube, squeeze the tabs (37) on the retaining ring and
pull the hose neck out.
Remove the hose handle (1) from the telescopic tube by pressing the handle release
button (2). Insert the handle end of the hose (1) into the suction opening (17). Hold the
hose upright with one hand blocking the top and switch on the machine. If necessary,
quickly lift your hand on and off the end of the hose.
Note: Do not insert a wire or stick into the hose. Doing so may cause damage to the
hose.
37
19
37
18 19
K3
1
2
K2
Figure 21
13
17
1 13
Figure 22
Clogs in Entrance to Filter Bag - Figure 21
Remove hose (10) from vacuum cleaner (see figure 21), open the filter bag cover and
remove the filter bag. (figure 16, page 9). Clean out entrance to bag (58).
Figure 23
58
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Figure 24
TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE
!
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before dismantling any part of the machine!
PROBLEM
REASON
Does not turn on
1. Telescopic tube not inserted properly. 1. See page 7.
Bag full or clog light on
Bag full or clog light on
& machine shuts off
Does not pick up
Filter bag door won’t
fully close
SOLUTION
2. Not plugged into working outlet.
2. Use another outlet.
3. Cable worn.
3. Replace cable.
4. K3: The power control slider
switch is set to “0” (“off” position).
4. K3: Set slider switch to “on”
position. See page 9.
1. Bag full.
1. Replace filter bag. See page 11.
2. Clog in hose, telescopic tube,
brush or head, or entrance to
filter bag.
2. See Clog Removal on page 12.
K3 users with clog in power head
attachment: refer to clog removal
in the ET-1 owner ’s manual.
3. Micro-hygiene filter dirty.
3. Replace micro-hygiene filter.
See page 11.
4. Exhaust filter dirty.
4. Replace exhaust filter. See page 11.
1. Hose/handle assembly not
correctly inserted.
1. Re-insert hose/handle assembly
making sure that it is lined up
properly and is snapped into
place. See page 7.
2. The suction control dial is rotated
to no suction setting
2. K2: Rotate suction control
dial to yellow setting. See page 8.
3. Filter bag cover not closed.
3. See below.
1. Filter bag cover not fully closed.
1. Re-insert bag. Lock the cover
down firmly.
2. Bag not inserted properly
2. Re-insert bag. Lock the cover
down firmly.
3. Micro-hygiene filter not properly
inserted.
3. Remove the filter bag cover (26) and
make sure the micro-hygiene filter
housing is seated firmly in place
(see pg. 11, figure 18).
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AIRBELT K2 SCHEMATIC AND PARTS LIST
# 9679AM
# 9696AM
Canister with Handle/Hose
K2 - Midnight Blue
K2 - Hunter Green
#9696AM K2 Hunter Green Machine
Pos. Part #
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
6754GS
6675GS
6014
6042WS
6681HG
6696AM
6756GS
6607GS
6629AM
6752GS
665603E
6621
1739
6641ER
6638
6631ER
Bottom casing w/castors (44)
Suction neck - K2
Seal
Spring lock
Bag holder, complete
K Microfilter & Exhaust set
Bag cover w/castor (10)
Cover release
Filter bag SEBO K
Castor for bag cover
Cord reel w/lever & leaf spring (12&13)
Switch lever w/leaf spring (13)
Leaf spring
Electronic controller K2 w/switch
Internal cable - white
Vac motor 1250W includes motor
mount, adaptor, internal cable
w/thermal cut-off
21 6679GS
Motor cover
22 6622GS
Plug surround
24 6680G2
Top casing - hunter green (25)
25 6625ER
Release button w/screw
26 6427K2
Exhaust filter cover - hunter green
27 60613LG
On/Off knob for K2 hunter green
28 6086HG
Casing clip
29 6623UL
Foam bumper - K
30 6047AM/08 AIRBELT textile-citrus (incl. pos. 31)
31 6048GS
AIRBELT clip
32 6627GS
Upholstery nozzle - K series
33 1092GS
Crevice nozzle
34 6300GS
Handle grip K2, cpl. (incl. pos. 34A)
34 A 6303GS
Retaining ring
35 6447GS
7’ hose w/couplings & handle K2
(34&34a)
36 6271GS
Telescoping Tube (39&40)
38 0105
Screw 3.9 x 19
39 6421GS
Slider button w/hardware
40 6420GS
Release button w/leaf spring & cap
41 6694GS
Clip for attachments
42 6612GS
Retaining ring
43 1387GS
Dusting brush
44 6751GS
Castor for bottom casing
45 6780ER
Turbo nozzle
46 6391DA
Parquet nozzle
#9679AM K2 Midnight Blue Machine Exceptions
45
Turbo Nozzle
standard with
K2 Hunter Green
14
46
Parquet Brush
standard with
K2 Hunter Green
37
Kombi Nozzle
standard with
K2 Midnight Blue
24
26
27
30
6680DB1
6424AM
60613GW
6047AM/01
37
7260GS
Top Casing, K2 midnight blue (25)
Exhaust filter cover - midnight blue
On/Off knob - K2 midnight blue
AIRBELT textile - dark gray
(incl. pos. 31)
Kombi nozzle
AIRBELT K3 SCHEMATIC AND PARTS LIST
#9687AM
#9689AM
#9688AM
Canister with Handle/Hose
K3 - Red
K3 - Volcano
K3 - Onyx
#9687AM K3 Red Machine
Pos. Part #
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
6754GS
6677GS
6014
6042WS
6681HG
6696AM
6756GS
6607GS
6629AM
6752GS
665603E
12
13
14
16
17
6621
1739
6645ER
6638
6631ER
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
6679GS
6622GS
6680DR1
6625ER
6444AM
60666GW
6086HG
6623UL
6047AM/01
31
32
33
34
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
6048GS
6627GS
1092GS
6349AM
6270GS
6391DA
6421GS
6420GS
1387GS
6694GS
6369GS
0105
6751GS
Bottom casing w/castors (44)
Suction neck - K3
Seal
Spring lock
Bag holder, cpl.
K Microfilter & Exhaust set
Bag cover w/castor (10)
Cover release
Filter bag SEBO K
Castor for bag cover
Cord reel w/lever & leaf spring
(12&13)
Switch lever w/leaf spring (13)
Leaf spring
Electronic controller K3 w/switch
Internal cable - white
Vac motor 1250W includes motor
mount, adaptor, internal cable
w/thermal cut-off
Motor cover
Plug surround
Top casing K - red (25)
Release button w/screw
Exhaust filter cover - red
On/Off knob for K3 red and black
Casing clip
Foam bumper - K
AIRBELT textile - dark gray
(incl. pos. 31)
AIRBELT clip
Upholstery nozzle - K Series
Crevice nozzle
7’ hose w/couplings & handle K3
Telescoping tube (38&39)
Parquet brush
Slider button w/hardware
Release button w/leaf spring & cap
Dusting Brush
Clip for attachments
Mains cable
Screw 3.9 x 19
Castor for bottom casing
#9689AM K3 Volcano Machine Exceptions
24
26
27
30
6680SR1
6439AM
60666VO
6047AM/03
Top Casing, K - volcano (25)
Exhaust filter cover - volcano
On/Off knob for K3 volcano
AIRBELT textile - volcano
#9688AM K3 Onyx Machine Exceptions
24
26
30
6680SW1
6422AM
6047AM/07
Top Casing, K - black (25)
Exhaust filter cover - black
AIRBELT textile - silver/black
(incl. pos. 31)
37
Parquet Brush standard
with
K3 Red, Volcano and Onyx
15
16