Miele S 318I Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaner
S 300i - S 318i
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation and use.
UV
M.-Nr. 05 907 720
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using the vacuum cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Included accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Crevice nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Crevice nozzle extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Dusting brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Upholstery nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Turning the vacuum on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting the suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Park-System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transport and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Where to purchase new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When to replace the dustbag and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing the thread catcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Technical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS APPLIANCE
WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or injury:
Before using
Check the voltage rating of the
vacuum cleaner before connecting
the power cord to an electrical outlet.
Your power source should correspond
with the voltage rating plate located on
the underside of the vacuum. Use only
household AC outlets. Never use DC
power sources. If you are not sure of
your home’s voltage supply, consult a
qualified electrician. Connecting the
vacuum cleaner to a higher voltage
than indicated in these instructions may
result in damage to the vacuum cleaner
or injury.
To reduce the the risk of electric
shock, this appliance has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other.) This plug will only fit in a
polarized outlet 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 alter the plug in any way.
A damaged vacuum cleaner can
be dangerous. Check the
packaging, the vacuum cleaner and
accessories for any signs of damage.
Do not use a damaged appliance.
Do not use with a damaged cord or
plug. If the appliance is not
working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or
submerged in water, bring it to a
service center.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
Do not use the vacuum on people
or animals.
Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces. Only dry surfaces should
be vacuumed.
Only use the vacuum as described
in this manual. Use only Miele
recommended accessories.
The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damage caused by
non-compliance with these "Important
Safety Instructions". This appliance is
intended strictly for household use only.
This vacuum should not be used to
entrap or retain any hazardous
materials.
Do not allow the vacuum cleaner to
be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near
children.
Do not pull or carry by the cord,
use the cord as a handle, close a
door on the cord, or pull the cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not
run the appliance over the cord. Keep
the cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not unplug by pulling on the
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug not
the cord.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum
with wet hands.
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Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers
and all parts of the body away from
openings and moving parts.
Turn off all controls before
unplugging.
Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs.
Floor attachments, accessories
and wands must not be used at
head level to avoid injury to eyes and
ears.
Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids, such as
gasoline, or use in areas where they
may be present.
Do not use the vacuum cleaner to
pick up liquids, this could impair
the electrical safety of the vacuum
cleaner. Wait for freshly shampooed
carpets to dry.
Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
Do not vacuum up items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges.
They could cause a blockage and
damage the appliance.
Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
Always turn off the vacuum before
connecting or disconnecting the
Electrobrush, Turbobrush or an
accessory.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not use without dustbag and
filters in place. Do not turn on or
attempt to operate the vacuum cleaner
unless the dustbag, dust compartment
filter and exhaust filter are in place.
Only use genuine Miele double-layer
dustbags and filters (see "Maintenance
and care" for instructions on how to
insert the dustbag and filters). If a
dustbag has not been inserted
properly, the dust compartment cover
will not close. Do not use force!
Unwind the cable completely to aid
the vacuum in dissipating heat.
A temperature limiter automatically
switches off the vacuum cleaner if
it gets too hot (see "Frequently asked
questions.").
On the underside of the vacuum
handpiece is a metal insert
designed to absorb electrostatic
charge. Please make certain that your
hand remains around this metal insert.
Accessory use
The Miele Electrobrush is a motor
driven accessory for use only with
Miele vacuum cleaners. It must not be
used with vacuum cleaners produced
by another manufacturer.
When vacuuming with the Miele
Electrobrush or Turbobrush, do not
touch the rotating brush.
When using the vacuum with an
Electrobrush and current-carrying
hose use caution. The hose contains
electrical wires. Do not use if damaged,
cut or punctured. Avoid picking up
sharp objects.
The socket on the vacuum cleaner
(depending on model) must only
be used with the Miele Electrobrush
specified for use with this appliance.
Only use attachments specified by
Miele. Do not use the blower to
operate paint sprayers or similar
devices that emit volatile or toxic
vapors.
Monitor the dustbag change
indicator and inspect all filters
regularly. To ensure efficient suction,
clean or replace them when necessary
according to the operating instructions.
To guarantee safety, only use genuine
Miele dustbags, filters and accessories.
Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and are only to be used
once. Do not attempt to reuse.
Do not use the vacuum without an
accessory attached. The rim could
be damaged and injuries could result
from sharp edges.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Maintenance and care
Disposal
A damaged power cord must only
be replaced with a genuine Miele
cord by an authorized service agent.
Before discarding an old vacuum
cleaner, please cut off the power
cord and render the plug useless.
Ensure the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Do not leave the vacuum plugged
in. Unplug from the outlet when not
in use and before servicing.
Do not put anything into openings
or use with any opening blocked.
Keep free of dust, lint, hair and
anything that may reduce air flow.
The suction hose and the
telescopic wand contain electrical
wires. The plug connectors must not
come in contact with water. These items
may only be cleaned with a dry cloth,
no moisture must touch them. Danger
of electric shock.
Clean only with a dry or slightly
damp cloth when disconnected
from the power supply. Never immerse
in water.
This appliance is equipped with a
power cord reel. Hold plug when
rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow
plug to whip when rewinding.
Do not attempt any repairs other
than those listed under "Vacuum
care." Other repairs should be
performed by an authorized service
agent.
The manufacturer can not be held
responsible for any work performed by
an unauthorized servicer.
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SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
Lorsque vous utilisez un appareil électrique, vous devez toujours prendre des
précautions essentielles, dont :
LISEZ TOUTES LES INSTRUCTIONS
AVANT D’UTILISER CET APPAREIL
ATTENTION
Afin de réduire le risque d’incendie,
de choc électrique ou de blessures.
Avant l’utilisation
Vérifiez la tension nominale de
l’aspirateur avant de le brancher.
La tension électrique de votre
résidence doit correspondre à celle
indiquée sur la plaque signalétique de
l’aspirateur. N’utilisez que des prises
domestiques de courant alternatif.
N’utilisez jamais de prise de courant
continu. Si vous ne connaissez pas le
type d’alimentation électrique de votre
résidence, faites appel à un électricien
qualifié. Si vous branchez votre
aspirateur à une source d’alimentation
électrique de tension supérieure à celle
indiquée dans le présent manuel, vous
pourriez endommager l’appareil ou
vous blesser.
Afin de réduire le risque de choc
électrique, cet appareil est muni
d’une fiche polarisée (l’une des
broches est plus large que l’autre). La
fiche ne peut être insérée que d’un seul
côté. Si vous n’arrivez pas à l’insérer
entièrement dans la prise, retournez-la.
Si vous ne pouvez toujours pas l’insérer
même après l’avoir retournée, faites
appel à un électricien qualifié pour faire
installer une prise appropriée. Ne
modifiez aucunement la fiche.
Un aspirateur endommagé peut
s’avérer dangereux. Vérifiez bien
l’emballage, l’appareil lui-même et les
accessoires pour constater des
dommages éventuels. N’utilisez pas un
appareil endommagé.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil avec un
cordon d’alimentation ou une fiche
endommagée. Si l’appareil ne
fonctionne pas correctement, s’il a subi
une chute ou un dommage, s’il a été
laissé à l’extérieur ou s’il a été immergé,
faites-le vérifier dans un centre de
service technique.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
Utilisation
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
nettoyer des personnes ou des
animaux.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil à l’extérieur
ou pour nettoyer des surfaces
mouillées. Ne nettoyez que des
surfaces sèches.
Pour utiliser l’aspirateur, suivez
uniquement les instructions
d’utilisation contenues dans le présent
manuel. N’utilisez que les accessoires
recommandés par Miele.
Le fabricant décline toute
responsabilité quant à des
dommages causés par la
non-conformité aux présentes
consignes de sécurité. Cet appareil est
destiné uniquement à l’usage
domestique.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
contenir ou circonscrire des
substances toxiques.
Ne laissez pas les enfants jouer
avec l’aspirateur. Si un enfant
l’utilise ou si vous l’utilisez dans un
endroit où se trouvent des enfants,
soyez vigilant.
Ne tirez pas sur le cordon
d’alimentation pour transporter
l’appareil, n’utilisez pas le cordon
d’alimentation comme poignée, ne
fermez pas une porte sur le cordon
d’alimentation, ne le passez pas sur
des extrémités ou des recoins
tranchants. Ne passez pas l’appareil
sur le cordon d’alimentation. Veillez à
ce que le cordon d’alimentation ne se
trouve pas à proximité de surfaces
chaudes.
Ne tirez pas sur le cordon
d’alimentation pour débrancher
l’appareil. Pour le débrancher, tirez sur
la fiche et non sur le cordon
d’alimentation.
Ne manipulez pas la fiche ou
l’aspirateur avec les mains
mouillées.
Veillez à ce que vos cheveux, vos
vêtements - s’ils sont amples - vos
doigts et toutes les autres extrémités de
votre corps ne se trouvent pas à
proximité des ouvertures et des parties
motrices de l’appareil.
Mettez hors service toutes les
commandes avant de débrancher
l’appareil.
Redoublez d’attention lorsque vous
nettoyez un escalier.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
N’utilisez pas les brosses à
parquet, les accessoires et les
tubes au niveau de la tête pour éviter
des blessures aux yeux et aux oreilles.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil pour
éponger des surfaces de liquides
inflammables ou combustibles, tels que
l’essence, ou dans des pièces où de
tels liquides pourraient être entreposés.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur pour
éponger des surfaces, car cela
pourrait nuire à la sécurité électrique de
l’appareil. Attendez que les tapis
fraîchement lavés soient secs.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur pour
ramasser un objet brûlant ou
fumant, tel que cigarettes, allumettes
ou cendres encore chaudes.
Ne nettoyez pas de l’encre en
poudre avec l’aspirateur. L’encre
en poudre utilisée pour les imprimantes
et les photocopieurs peut être
conductrice d’électricité.
Éteignez toujours l’aspirateur avant
d’attacher ou de détacher
l’électrobrosse, la turbobrosse ou un
accessoire.
Ne faites fonctionner l’aspirateur
que si le sac à poussière, le
réservoir à poussière et les filtres sont
bien en place. N’utilisez que des sacs à
poussière doublés et des filtres Miele
(consultez la section "Entretien" pour les
instructions d’insertion du sac à
poussière et des filtres). Si vous n’avez
pas inséré un sac à poussière, le
couvercle du réservoir à poussière ne
se refermera pas. Ne le forcez pas !
Pour aider à dissiper la chaleur qui
se produit si vous faites fonctionner
l’aspirateur pendant plus d’une heure,
le cordon d’alimentation doit être
déroulé de l’enrouleur aux deux tiers au
moins.
L’aspirateur est muni d’un limiteur
de température qui éteint
automatiquement l’appareil s’il chauffe
trop. (consultez la section "Questions
fréquemment posées").
Pour absorber la charge
électrostatique qui se produit
lorsque l’aspirateur fonctionne, une
pièce métallique est placée sous la
poignée de l’appareil. Assurez-vous
que votre main enveloppe bien cette
pièce métallique.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
Utilisation des accessoires
L’électrobrosse Miele est un
accessoire électrique utilisable
uniquement avec les aspirateurs Miele.
Il ne doit pas être utilisé avec des
aspirateurs d’une marque autre que
Miele.
Lorsque vous nettoyez avec
l’électrobrosse ou la turbobrosse
Miele, ne touchez pas la brosse
rotative.
Soyez prudent lorsque vous utilisez
l’aspirateur avec une électrobrosse
et un tuyau porteur de courant. Le
tuyau contient des fils électriques.
N’utilisez pas le tuyau s’il est
endommagé, perforé ou s’il porte des
entailles. Évitez d’aspirer des objets
tranchants.
La prise de l’aspirateur (en fonction
du modèle) ne doit servir que pour
l’électrobrosse Miele destinée à cet
appareil.
Utilisez uniquement des
accessoires désignés par Miele.
N’utilisez pas la soufflerie pour faire
fonctionner des pistolets à peinture ou
des dispositifs semblables qui émettent
des substances volatiles ou toxiques.
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Surveillez le voyant indiquant que
le sac à poussière doit être changé
et vérifiez régulièrement tous les filtres.
Afin d’assurer une aspiration efficace,
nettoyez-les ou remplacez-les, lorsque
nécessaire, selon les instructions
d’utilisation. Pour garantir la sécurité de
l’appareil, utilisez uniquement des sacs
à poussière, filtres et accessoires
originaux de Miele.
Les sacs à poussière Miele sont
jetables. Ne les réutilisez pas.
N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur sans
accessoire. Vous pourriez en
endommager le pourtour et vous
blesser en touchant l’extrémité
coupante.
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
Entretien
Si le cordon d’alimentation est
endommagé, ne le remplacez que
par un cordon d’alimentation original
Miele disponible chez un détaillant
autorisé.
Ne laissez pas l’aspirateur
branché. Débranchez-le lorsque
vous ne l’utilisez pas et avant de
procéder à son entretien.
Ne placez aucun objet dans
aucune des ouvertures. N’utilisez
pas l’aspirateur si une des ouvertures
est bloquée. Veillez à ce que poussière,
peluches, cheveux ou autres
n’obstruent pas l’aspirateur, ce qui
pourrait réduire le débit d’air.
Le tuyau d’aspiration et le tube
télescopique renferment des fils
électriques. Les prises mâles ne
doivent pas se trouver en contact avec
de l’eau. Ces éléments peuvent être
nettoyés seulement avec un tissu sec et
non humide. L’humidité constitue un
risque de choc électrique.
Nettoyez l’aspirateur seulement
avec un tissu sec ou légèrement
humide lorsqu’il est débranché. Ne
l’immergez jamais.
Cet appareil est muni d’un
enrouleur de cordon automatique.
Tenez la fiche lorsque vous rembobinez
le cordon d’alimentation et ne la laissez
pas fouetter le plancher.
Ne procédez pas à des
réparations à l’exception de celles
précisées dans la section "Entretien".
Toute autre réparation devrait être
effectuée par un technicien autorisé. Le
fabricant ne peut être tenu responsable
de réparations effectuées par un
technicien non autorisé.
Mise au rebut d’un vieil
appareil
Avant de jeter un vieil aspirateur au
rebut, veuillez couper le cordon
d’alimentation et rendre la fiche
inutilisable. Assurez-vous que l’appareil
ne constitue aucun danger pour les
enfants avant de le ranger en vue de le
jeter.
CONSERVEZ CES
INSTRUCTIONS
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Guide to the machine
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Guide to the machine
1 Power cord
2 Park-System
3 Cord rewind switch
4 Suction power selector (depending on model)*
5 Thermo indicator *
6 On / Off switch
7 Exhaust filter *
8 Dustbag change indicator
9 Release button for accessories compartment
10 Handpiece
11 Air inlet valve
12 Locking button
13 Two-Piece Suction Wand (* Telescopic wand available on select models)
14 Elbow
15 Dust compartment lid release
16 Telescopic wand release button *
17 Dust compartment filter (motor protection)
18 Dust bag
19 Electrobrush socket *
20 Floor brush *
21 Carrying handle
22 Wand bracket
Features marked * depend on the model and may vary or not be available on your
model.
Some models are supplied with a Miele Electrobrush or Turbobrush as standard
(not illustrated). See the Operating Instructions supplied with these brushes for
more information.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Attaching the hose
^ Slide open the dust compartment
shutter (depending on model).
The dust compartment shutter is
designed to prevent dust and odors
from escaping. If you remove the hose
from the vacuum cleaner for storage
close the dust compartment shutter
before putting it away.
^ Insert the elbow into the suction
socket.
Removing the hose
^ Press the release buttons on the side
of the elbow and lift the hose from the
socket.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Connecting the hose and the
telescopic wand
^ Fit the handpiece of the hose firmly
into the wand. Turn the handpiece
and wand in opposite directions until
they lock with a click.
^ To release the handpiece from the
telescopic wand press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull apart.
Connecting the 2-piece suction
wand sections
(select models)
Both sections of the telescopic wand
have locating arrows. When connecting
the tubes, ensure that the two arrows
point to each other.
Adjusting the telescopic wand
(select models)
Once one section of the telescopic
wand is inside the other the height can
be adjusted for comfortable vacuum
cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic wand release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust the height.
Note: When a resistance is felt it has
reached its maximum length. Do not
force it beyond this length!
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Attaching the floor brush
(select models)
^ Insert the telescopic wand into the
floor brush and turn in either direction
until it locks with a click.
^ To release the floor brush from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the wand
out of the floor brush.
The floor brush is suitable for cleaning
carpets, rugs, and hard surfaces. For
flooring susceptible to scratches, use
one of the special Miele floor brushes
(see "Optional accessories").
Adjusting the floor brush
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot switch marked g.
Clean hard floors with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot switch marked h.
Electrobrush / Turbobrush
Some models may be supplied with an
Electrobrush or a Turbobrush as a
standard accessory (see "Optional
accessories"). Please refer to the
separate operating instructions
supplied with these brushes for
instructions on use and maintenance.
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Included accessories
Accessory tools for various types of
cleaning are supplied with the vacuum
cleaner.
a Crevice nozzle *
b Crevice nozzle extension *,
supplied seperately
c Dusting brush
d Upholstery nozzle
* depending on model
The tools are located in the accessory
compartment, where they can be
rearranged after use.
Taking the accessories out
^ Press the release button to open the
accessory compartment lid.
^ Take out the accessory needed.
^ Close the lid securely.
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Using the included accessories
The different tools can either be fitted to
the handpiece or to the suction wand.
Crevice nozzle
(select models)
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
Crevice nozzle extension
(select models)
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
This accessory can be used to extend
the length of the crevice nozzle by
pulling out the inner section.
^ Press the locking button to pull the
extension piece out or to push it in.
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Using the included accessories
Dusting brush
For cleaning moldings, ornate or
carved articles, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
turned to attain the best cleaning
position.
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
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Operation
Power cord
Unwinding
^ Hold the plug and unwind cable to
the required length (max 21’ 4" /
6.5 m):
,If the vacuum cleaner is
operated more than 30 minutes the
power cord must be unwound at
least 2/3. To reduce the risk of
electric shock, the vacuum 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. Do
not alter the plug in any way.
Rewinding
^ Unplug the vacuum from the outlet.
^ Step onto the rewind switch and the
power cord will rewind automatically.
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Operation
Turning the vacuum on and off
^ Press the On-Off switch.
While vacuuming
The vacuum cleaner can also stand on
its end for vacuuming stairs, drapes
etc.
,To prevent static discharge your
hand must touch the metal inlay on
the underside of the vacuum
handpiece. Be certain to continously
touch this inlay when vacuuming fine
dust, flour or saw dust as these
materials are most likely to create
static discharge. To further prevent
static discharge while vacuuming
pull the vacuum along by the hose
with one hand while continuing to
hold the handpiece in the other
hand.
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Operation
Adjusting the suction
(models with rotary selector)
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. Select the
middle suction setting (symbol d) for
carpets and a higher setting for smooth
and hard floors.
Rotary selector
^ Turn the suction power selector to the
desired setting.
Opening the air inlet valve
The air inlet valve can be opened to
quickly reduce the suction power of the
tool being used, e.g. when moving from
a carpet to an area rug.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the suction power.
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Operation
Park-System
A Park-System has been designed for
convenient parking of the telescopic
wand at the vacuum cleaner during
pauses.
^ Attach the floor tool in the park
bracket of the vacuum cleaner.
Transport and storage
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner vertically.
^ Fit both clips of the floor brush into
the two point holder on the side of the
vacuum.
This makes the vacuum easier to carry
and store.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
^ Change the dustbag as needed.
The dust bags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do
not attempt to reuse.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the floor brush to the vacuum
cleaner. Only test with the floor brush,
other accessories can affect the
function of the dustbag change
indicator.
^ Set the suction power selector (if
present) to the highest setting and
make sure the air inlet valve is
closed.
^ Hold the wand off the floor and turn
on the vacuum claner. If the marker
completely fills the indicator window,
change the dust bag even if it is not
completely full.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The indicator shows a decrease in the
vacuum performance, independent of
the actual fullness of the bag.
If fine dust, such as drill dust, sand,
plaster or flour is vacuumed, the pores
of the dustbag become blocked. The
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. The dustbag should
be changed as the suction power is
greatly reduced.
If the bag is bulging with pet fur, hair,
carpet fluff etc. the indicator may not
register "full". This is because the air
flow of the dustbag may still be high
enough not to activate the marker to
show maximum. The dustbag should
still be changed.
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Maintenance and care
,Turn off the vacuum and unplug
it from the outlet before performing
any maintenance work.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters - dustbag, dust compartment
filter (motor protection), exhaust filter which must be replaced.
Where to purchase new
dustbags and filters
Replacement dustbags and filters can
be purchased from your local Miele
Dealer.
If you wish to purchase exhaust filters
or dust compartment filters separately,
please quote the model number of your
appliance when ordering.
When to replace the dustbag
and filters
Dustbag
Change the dustbag as needed. Only
use genuine Miele F/J/M dustbags.
Exhaust filters
SUPER air clean filter and Dust
compartment filter
Change the "SUPER air clean filter" and
the Dust compartment filter when
opening a new box of Miele dustbags.
One of each filter is supplied with every
box of Miele dustbags and should be
changed when starting a new box of
dustbags.
ACTIVE air clean filter
The "ACTIVE air clean filter" is a
charcoal filter which absorbs odors
from the dust in the dustbag. It should
be replaced yearly or when odors are
noticable. Write the replacement date
on the filter label.
ACTIVE HEPA Filter
The "ACTIVE HEPA filter" is an odor
absorbing charcoal filter which should
be replaced yearly. Write the
replacement date on the filter label.
This filter traps respirable particles and
allergens from being exhausted into the
room air. It is particularly suitable for
allergy sufferers and those concerned
with a high level of hygiene.
Depending on the model, the vacuum
cleaner will be equipped with one of the
following exhaust filters:
a "SUPER air clean" filter
b "ACTIVE air clean" filter
c "ACTIVE HEPA" filter
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid until
it clicks into place.
Changing the dustbag
^ Grasp the collar by the two finger
holes and pull it out from the dustbag
holder.
The dustbag has a flap which closes
automatically to prevent dust from
escaping when the dustbag is
removed.
^ Dispose the dustbag with the normal
household waste.
^ Do not unfold the dustbag when
taking it out of the box. Keeping it
folded will prevent it from getting
caught when the dust compartment
lid is closed.
^ To insert a new dustbag push the
card collar securely into the frame as
far as it will go.
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
Changing the filters
SUPER air clean
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the filter frame and remove the
used "SUPER air clean" filter (see
arrow).
^ Insert the new filter either way up.
^ Close the filter frame.
Changing the dust compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the filter frame, remove the old
filter and replace with a new one.
^ Close the filter frame.
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Maintenance and care
ACTIVE air clean
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Unlock and remove the used
"ACTIVE air clean filter".
^ Insert the new filter into the filter
frame, press it backwards until it
clicks into place and lock it.
ACTIVE HEPA
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Unlock and remove the used
"ACTIVE HEPA filter".
^ Insert the new filter into the filter
frame, press it backwards until it
clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
Changing the thread catcher
The thread catcher pads on the bottom
of the floor tool and the upholstery tool
should be checked occasionally.
Replace the pads if they appear worn.
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove the thread catchers from the
slots.
^ Press the new thread catchers into
the slots.
Servicing the floor roller
A Unlock the axle lever.
B Pull out the roller axle.
C Take out the roller.
^ Remove all threads or hair and
reassemble the parts in the reverse
order.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele vacuum dealer or from the Miele
Technical Service Department.
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Cleaning and care
,Always turn off the vacuum and
unplug it from the outlet before
performing maintenance or a repair.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and accessories can be
cleaned with a slightly damp cloth or
with a cleaner suitable for plastics.
,Do not use abrasive, glass or all
purpose cleaners! They will damage
the surface.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
cloth, dusting brush or a second
vacuum to suck out any dust. Monitor
the change dustbag indicator and
inspect all filters regularly. Clean or
replace them when necessary
according to the Operating Instructions.
,Do not submerge the vacuum
cleaner into water! If moisture gets
into the appliance there is the risk of
an electric shock.
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Frequently asked questions
What if the vacuum cleaner turns off
while vacuuming? On several models
the thermo indicator , lights.
The vacuum has overheated. The
temperature limiter switched off the
vacuum automatically. On select
models the , thermo indicator lights.
Check the telescopic wand and the
hose for blockages. Replace the
dustbag or filters if necessary. A heavily
soiled exhaust or dust compartment
filter can also be the cause of
overheating. Turn off the vacuum
cleaner using the On/Off switch.
Unwind the full length of the power
cord. Allow the vacuum to cool down
for 30 minutes.
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Technical Service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department at
the address on the back of this booklet.
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Optional accessories
Turbobrush
(standard or optional accessory)
The Turbobrush is intended for cleaning
short to medium pile carpeting. It is
mechanically driven by the suction
power of the vacuum. In addition to
dust particles it removes stubbornly
adhered threads, hairs and fluff.
Hand Turbobrush
The Hand Turbobrush is intended for
vacuuming upholstery, mattresses, car
seats, carpeted stairs and other areas
inaccessible with the standard
Turbobrush.
Electrobrush
The Electrobrush is intended for
intensive cleaning and restoration of
robust carpeting.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
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Optional accessories
Hard floor brush
(standard or optional accessory)
To vacuum sturdy hard floors, e.g. tiles
and stone floors.
Parquet floor brush
(standard or optional accessory)
Special brush with natural bristles
intended for cleaning parquet and
laminate floors, especially those
susceptible to scratching.
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Optional accessories
Crevice nozzle
(standard or optional accessory)
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
Radiator brush
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
or crevices.
^ Attach the radiator brush onto the
crevice nozzle.
Mattress tool
For cleaning deep crevices, mattresses
and upholstery.
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Optional accessories
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelfs etc.
Dust brush with natural bristles
For dusting particularly delicate
objects.
Crevice nozle 12" (300 mm)
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
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Optional accessories
CarClean Set Plus
Specially designed for cleaning car
interiors.
Accessory set consists of:
– Hand Turbobrush
– Microhose with combi nozzle
– Crevice tool 12" (300 mm)
– Accessory carrying case, 10 ft (3 m)
long hose and holder.
MicroSet
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, carved furniture,
ornaments, models etc).
Accessory set consists of:
– Micro hose with combi nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dust brush)
– Micro dust brush
– Micro crevice nozzle and
– Extension
– Carrying case
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Optional accessories
ACTIVE air clean filter
(standard or optional accessory)
A special active charcoal filter which
absorbs odors from the dust collected
in the dustbag.
The "ACTIVE air clean filter" can be
used in place of the existing exhaust
filter. Before doing so take out the filter
grill. There is no difference in the fine
dust performance of the "ACTIVE air
clean" and the "SUPER air clean" filter.
ACTIVE HEPA Filter
(standard or optional accessory)
Vacuum cleaners equipped with this
exhaust filter are particularly suitable for
allergy sufferers and those concerned
with a high level of hygiene.
The "ACTIVE HEPA" filter combines
activated charcoal and HEPA filtration
in one. In addition to meeting OSHA
standards for air filtration, it will also
absorb any odors existing in the
dustbag.
The "ACTIVE air clean filter" can be
used in place of the existing exhaust
filter. Before doing so take out the filter
grill.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
materials
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
The cardboard box and packing
materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Genuine Miele dustbags and filters are
made of environmentally friendly
materials. They can be thrown out with
the household trash provided the
vacuum has been used only for normal
household dust.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children. These
items pose a danger of suffocation.
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