Vax Powerplus pet 18 V Instruction manual

Vaxcare:
www.vax.com.au
AUST: 1300 36 4040
NZ: 0800 800 900
Multifunction
Instruction Manual
VAXCARE Service & Help:
AUSTRALIA 1300 36 4040
NEW ZEALAND 0800 800 900
If you have any queries or concerns about using
your Vax, call VAXCARE.
Please make a note of the part number or model
number of the appliance before calling.
(Aust only: Mon-Fri. 10.00am to 6.00pm. EST)
Calls are charged at the local rate.
An answerphone is available out of these hours.
There are over 300 approved Vax Service Agents in
Australia and New Zealand. For the nearest Service
Agent, please refer to your Vax warranty or call
VAXCARE or visit www.vax.com.au
Technical Specification
MODIFIED AUGUST 2008
Weight:
Size:
Motor:
Net 8.0Kg
Height 54cms x 34cms diameter
1200 watts max. / 450 watts min
variable power. 2 stage bypass motor
completely insulated and sealed against
water contamination.
Structure: Moulded high-impact resistant ABS
Dust Bags:Supplied with machine.
Clean Water
Reservoir: 4 litres of clean water.
Recovery
Bucket: 8 litre capacity.
Hose:
1.8m long, crush resistant hose with
360 (degree) swivels at each end.
Subject to technical change without notice.
Model No. V2000 - Sukka - VHN - Pet VAX - Family VAX
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using this cleaner.
Always fully extend the mains cable before use.
Retain for future reference.
1. Important Safety Information
THIS ‘EASY GUIDE’ SHOULD BE READ
COMPLETELY AND REFERRED TO AT
ALL TIMES BEFORE USING YOUR VAX.
This ‘easy guide’ should be retained with your
VAX for future reference.
If your VAX is sold or transferred to a new
owner, this guide should be passed on so
that the new owner can become acquainted
with the machine and this information. The
following information is provided in the interest
of safety.
Please read it before using your VAX.
DO’S
• Use only genuine VAX replacement parts.
• Use of non VAX fluids, filters and accessories
may damage your machine and void your
warranty.
• Ensure the mains cable is fully unwound
and straightened before use.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person in order
to avoid a hazard.
• Ensure the mains cable is kept well away
from the revolving brushes (where fitted)
of your VAX, when it is turned on and
running.
• Keep the mains cable away from heat, oil,
sharp edges and rough surfaces and avoid
damage in any other way.
• Exercise extreme care when cleaning stair
carpets. Ensure that your VAX is in a stable
position at either the top or bottom of the
stairs without over-stretching the hose
or cable. When cleaning the stair treads,
always keep a hand firmly on your VAX. You
may prefer to remove the castors.
• Follow the instructions in this user guide
when fitting accessories or tools.
• Remove the plug from the wall socket before
carrying out any maintenance specified in
this guide.
• Change dust bag and filters at regular
intervals.
• Store your VAX in a dry place.
• Have your VAX serviced by an authorised
VAX Service Agent only using genuine VAX
spare parts.
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DONT’S
• This appliance is not intended for use
by young or infirm persons unless they
have been adequately supervised by a
responsible person to ensure that they can
use the appliance safely.
Young children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
• Never drag your VAX by the mains cable.
• Never tug at the mains cable to remove the
plug from the wall socket.
• Never allow the complete coiled mains
cable to drop on the floor as this may result
in kinks or knots occurring in the cable,
causing premature failure.
• Don’t let anyone touch the rotating brush
bar (where fitted) unless your VAX is
disconnected from the mains.
• Never use your VAX in the presence of
flammable gases.
• Avoid sucking up hot items, hazardous
liquids or any other material which could
damage your VAX.
• Never leave your VAX running unattended.
• Never use your VAX without a dust bag.
• If your VAX fails to operate, never attempt to
repair it yourself as repairs carried out by an
unauthorised or inexperienced person may
cause injury to you or damage to your VAX
and void your warranty.
• Never alter the specification or modify your
VAX in any way.
EXTENSION CABLE
If using an extension cable always ensure that
the insulation sheath is in good condition and
is not damaged in any way.
Make sure that the plug and socket are fitted
to the extension cable correctly, if in doubt
have it checked by a qualified electrician.
Always use the extension cable in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
IMPORTANT: When carrying out any
maintenance or cleaning operations on this
product, it is essential that the plug is removed
from the wall socket.
In the interests of product improvement,
the Company reserves the right to
introduce modifications or alterations
without notice.
2.The Sock Filter that
encases the HEPA
filter, acts as a prefilter and protects it
from the majority of
dust.
To clean the Sock
Filter gently peel it back from the HEPA
(Fig/14.2).
Shake to remove the excess dirt and
hand wash at normal temperature. Do
not machine wash or tumble dry. Do not
replace the sock when it is still damp or
wet.
When replacing the Sock Filter on the
HEPA ensure that the sock is pulled down
completely all round.
The Sock Filter can be cleaned up to
5 times in this way and should then be
replaced.
3.With the sock removed, the HEPA Filter
can be cleaned by gently tapping on a
hard surface. The HEPA Filter should never
be washed or exposed to water.
VAX recommends that the HEPA Filter be
replaced every 12 months to maintain peak
performance.
TIP
The HEPA filter can also be cleaned by taking
the vacuum outside, removing the HEPA and
vacuuming the HEPA only with the dusting
tool. Ensure all filters are replaced before
vacuuming your home.
Replacement
3 Filter Pack
Disposable Paper
Bags Pack (5)
Replacement
Cloth Bag
Moulded Cone
Filter Pack (2)
HEPA Filter &
SMS Filter Cover
P/N 90630
P/N 90600
P/N 90620
P/N 20310
P/N 90500
15. Removing debris from the
Mini TurboTool
(Model: Pet VAX only. Optional with other models.)
1.Switch
the
vacuum cleaner
off and disconnect
the power plug
from the electrical
outlet.
Rotate or remove
the locking ring
(Fig/15.1).
2.Lift the top cover
off and remove any
debris (Fig/15.2).
3.To re-assemble,
ensure that the
tabs are engaged.
Pivot the lower
housing closed and
rotate or replace
the locking ring
180º (Fig/15.3).
16. Removing hair from
TurboBrush
(Model: Pet VAX & Family VAX or optional
extra with other models).
Over time hair and lint will build up around the
brushbar. This must be removed to maintain
performance and prevent damage to the
tool.
1.Switch the vacuum cleaner off and
disconnect the power plug from the
electrical outlet.
2.Turn the brushbar
over and using a pair
of scissors run the
bottom blade along the
length of the brushbar
cutting the hair as you
go (Fig/16.1).
Use scissors with
the point of the
blade away from
your body.
3.Once the hair and lint around the brush bar
has been cut, remove the hair out of the
brushes.
17. Storage
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet and rewind
the power cord as directed before storing.
NOTE: Always store the vacuum cleaner
base down.
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12. If You Have
Washing Difficulties
IF YOU HAVE WASHING DIFFICULTIES,
CHECK...
1.The pump washing button is switched on.
2.The tube valve
is properly
connected
(Fig/12.1).
13. Looking After Your VAX
2. Parts Checklist
Items below are available from your Vax
Retailer or from VAX direct.
REGULARLY (when you buy a new pack
of 5 disposable paper bags or 1 new
cloth bag)…
Before using your VAX, please read ‘Important safety information’ on page 2.
All VAX Multifunctions include:
Replace cone filter
Available in a pack
of two. Also available
with a bondini filter and
exhaust filter in a 3 filter
pack.
Pump on/off switch
On/off switch
Variable
speed
control
Filter housing unit
Water reservoir
Motor unit
3.The weight on the end
of the solution tube is
at the bottom of the
water reservoir and
not trapped between
the motor and water
reservoir (Fig/12.2).
4.The rocker
switch
is
positioned
towards
the
back
(Fig/12.3).
5.The washing tool is flat on the surface
being washed.
6.The power control is correctly
adjusted within the washing
range. Turn higher than
minimum wash setting for
uneven or higher pile if required
(Fig/12.4).
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7.There are no kinks in the solution tube.
Remove kinks by rubbing the tube between
finger & thumb
8.That the recovery bucket is not full, causing
the automatic cut off valve to stop the
suction.
Clean the
Bondini filter
Available with a cone
filter and exhaust filter in
a 3 filter pack. Wash filter
in warm water. Squeeze
it dry and replace it.
Your VAX will work more
efficiently if the Bondini filter is replaced with a
new one occasionally.
Clean the
exhaust filter
Available with a cone
filter and bondini filter in
a 3 filter pack. Wash filter
in warm water. Squeeze
dry and replace.
Upholstery
Tool
Dusting
Brush
Upholstery
washing tool
Crevice tool
Recovery bucket
VAX
Carpet
Cleaning
Fluid
Dust bags
Combination tool
Flexible Suction Hose and Hand grip
Stainless Steel Extendible Wand
14. Looking After Your HEPA
Filter (Model Family VAX and Sukka only.
Optional extra with other models. Contact
VAXCARE for information)
1.Remove the HEPA
Filter by turning
anticlockwise
(Fig/14.1).
Fibreflow Carpet
Washing Tool
Other Accessories:
HEPA
filter
Hyrdo Dry Hard
Floor Wash Head
Liquid Delivery Tube
Turbo Brush
Hard Floor Brush
Spill
Mini
Pick-up Tool Turbo Brush
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3. Dry Vacuuming
1.Fit a dust bag by
pushing it firmly into
the recovery bucket
before connecting
hose (Fig/3.1).
4.Fit the extendible
wand to the hose
hand grip.
Adjust
wand
length by pressing
button in the
direction of the
arrow (Fig/3.4).
9. What to Do After Washing
11. How to Suck Up Large Spills
AFTER WASHING - ALWAYS…
Keep your VAX assembled. Clean the washing
tool, stainless steel wand and hose, by sucking
up some clean warm water. After sucking up
the water, leave your VAX switched on. Air
flowing through the hose will help dry it out.
If your washing machine floods or the deep
freeze has been defrosted, leaving pools of
water about, your VAX can help.
AFTER WASHING
Clean out the washing
tools to prevent dirt
and residue from
drying out (Fig/9.1)
2.Push the connector on the end of the hose.
Turn it clockwise to lock (Fig/3.2).
3.Fit the filter housing and motor to the
recovery bucket.
Ensure the two retaining clips are secured.
You may have to push down hard on the
edges of the motor unit above the clips.
They are a tight fit (Fig/3.3).
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5.Choose suction power by turning the dial
located at the front of the motor.
Vacuum carpets on high power.
Vacuum fabrics and upholstery on low
power.
6.Choose the right tool for the job.
The smaller tools can be fitted to the back
of your VAX when not in use.
7.Switch on and begin vacuuming.
TIP
• As your VAX is very powerful, you may find
that the dust bag fills up quickly the first
time you use it.
• Should a blockage occur in the suction
hose/hand grip it can usually be “unblocked”
by reversing the hose and running the
machine for a few seconds or so. It may be
necessary to bind the hand grip end of the
hose with a cloth to form a temporary seal
between the hand grip and the connector
socket on the recovery bucket.
Upholstery Tool: For use on carpet,
upholstery, stairs etc
Dusting Brush: For cleaning delicate
surfaces.
Crevice Tool: For cleaning in narrow gaps.
Mini Turbo Brush: Rotating Brush Bar
dislodges hair and lint from upholstery (Model:
Pet VAX only).
Combination Tool: Use the lever to switch
between vacuuming hard floors and carpets.
Turbo Brush: Rotating Brush Bar dislodges
hair and lint from carpets (Model: Pet VAX
and Family VAX only).
Spill Pick-up Tool: Takes up small liquid
spills (Model: Pet VAX only).
For information on accessories contact
VAXCARE.
10. How to Unblock Sinks
1. Set up for washing, but don’t connect the
extendible wand, solution tube or put water
in the water reservoir.
If the water in your sink is soapy, VAX
Defoamer will be required in the recovery
bucket.
2.Wrap a cloth
around
the
bent end tube
to create a
seal between
the tube and
the plug hole
(Fig/10.1).
Fig/10.1
3.Turn the suction power to maximum and
switch on.
The ‘sound’ your VAX makes will change
and the suction will drop when the recovery
bucket is full. Time to empty it!
1.Set up for washing, but don’t connect the
solution tube or put water in the water
reservoir (Fig/11.1).
If the spill is soapy, VAX Defoamer will be
required
in
the
recovery
bucket. Refer
to instructions
on Defoamer
bottle.
2.Use the metal extension tube or extendible
wand or connect the washing tool directly
to the hand grip.
3.Turn the suction power
to maximum and
switch on (Fig/11.2).
Fig/11.2
4.Suck up the spill.
The ‘sound’ your VAX makes will change
and the suction will drop when the recovery
bucket is full. Time to empty it!
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9. To stop the solution flow, pull the collar
on the wash tool backward. Go back
over the area you have just washed. This
will remove excess moisture from the
upholstery (Fig/7.3).
10.Move to the next area and repeat steps 6
to 9.
11.When no more water reaches the wash
tool the pump will make a ‘sound’ due to
sucking air.
Refill the water reservoir with water and
VAX Carpet cleaner. Empty the recovery
bucket when you refill the water reservoir.
The ‘sound’ your VAX makes will change
and the suction will drop if the recovery
bucket is full. Time to empty it!
8. How to Wash Hard Floors
(Model Family VAX only. Optional with other
models.)
1.Set up your Vax as described on page 5
changing the carpet cleaning solution for
hard floor solution.
2.Connect the Hydro-dry hard floor wash
head to the end of the extendible wand and
fit the solution tube to the Hydro-dry head.
3.Switch the power button ON.
4.Turn suction power to wash setting.
5.Start the washing solution flowing. To start
the solution flow through the wash head,
push down the rocker switch on the Hydro
dry head so that the switch is pushed
towards you (Fig/8.1).
This also lowers the sponge and brushes to
scrub the floor surface (Fig/8.2).
Sponge &
Brushes
(Model Pet VAX only. Optional with other
models. Contact VAXCARE for information)
The Spill-pick up tool can be used while dry
vacuuming to pick up small liquid spills.
1.Attach the spill
pick-up tool to
the vacuuming
hose.
Turn your VAX
on. Suck up the
spill
keeping
the spill pick-up
facing down. Do
not overfill above
the max level
mark (Fig/4.1).
NOTE: Do not tip the tool upside down or
the fluid will leak out.
2.Remove the spill pick-up
from the hose.
Release the connector
by pushing the black
release button and pull to
disconnect. Dispose the
spill (Fig/4.2).
Fig/4.2
3.Separate the parts and
rinse.
Dry components before
replacing (Fig/4.3).
Tip
• Use the upholstery washing tool for spot
cleaning small patches on either carpet or
upholstery.
6. Glide the Hydro-dry head back and forth
over the floor surface. Wash an area of
around 3 square metres.
7. To stop the washing solution flow, push
the rocker switch forward. This will also
raise the sponge and brushes exposing
rubber blades.
8. Turn the suction power to maximum.
9. Continue to move the Hydro-dry head
over the floor surface to pick up excess
water.
10.Move to the next area and repeat steps 3
to 9.
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4. How to Use the
Spill Pick-up Tool
NOTE
• The spill pick-up is
designed to pick-up fluid.
Any staining or marking
can be washed using
your VAX fitted with the
appropriate washing tool.
5. Getting Ready to Wash
3 ITEMS OUT
Filter housing unit
3 ITEMS IN
Water reservior with
water and carpet
cleaner
Dust bag
Liquid delivery tube
Vacuuming tool
Washing tool
1 Vacuum the area you intend to wash.
2 Remove the motor filter housing, hose,
dust bag and vacuuming tool.
3 When dust bag is
removed, re-fit the
hose. Push and
turn
clockwise
(Fig/5.1).
4 Fill the water reservoir
with warm water
(not hot), to the level
marked on it. Fit the
water reservoir into
the recovery bucket
(Fig/5.2).
5 Add VAX Carpet
Cleaner to the clean
water. Refer to the
instructions on the
carpet cleaner bottle.
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6. Wrap Solution Tube
(A) to Hose (B) using
Clips provided (C)
to hold it in place.
Ensure that the
solution tube is
wrapped
loosely
enough to allow
the solution to flow
freely through the
tube (Fig/5.3).
7. Fit the extendible wand to the suction
hose.
8. Fit the washing tool
and push end of
Solution Tube onto
connecting valve
on the Carpet/
Upholstery Wash
Tool (Fig/5.4).
TIP
To achieve correct length lay tube with clips
parallel to hose and wand before attaching.
9. Unclip the transparent
tube on the bottom of
the motor unit. Ensure
the tube is positioned
at the bottom of the
washing
solution
(Fig/5.5).
10.Fit the motor unit
(make
sure
the
transparent tube is
not trapped when
you do this) Secure
clips on both side of
motor.
11.Locate the tube
valve, push in firmly
and turn clockwise
(Fig/5.6).
6. How to Wash Carpets
1.Set up your VAX as described on page 5.
2.Switch ON.
3.Switch on the power washing button.
4.Turn the suction
power to the wash
setting or higher,
depending on the
carpet pile (Fig/6.1).
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7. How to Wash Upholstery
1. Set up your VAX as described on page
5, BUT don’t use the extendible metal
wand.
2. Connect the upholstery washing tool to
the short bent end and wind the excess
solution tube around a portion of the hand
grip. Connect the tube to the upholstery
washing tool (Fig/7.1).
5.To allow water to flow through the Fibreflow
wash head, ensure that the rocker switch
(A) is positioned towards the back of the
wash head (Fig/6.2).
6.With the solution flowing, wash a section
of carpet approx 3 metres x 3 metres by
pushing the wash head backwards and
forwards over the area.
7.Stop the solution flow by moving the
rocker switch (A) to the forward position on
the Fibreflow wash head. This will prevent
water flow, allowing excess water to be
removed from the section just washed
(Fig/6.3).
YOU ARE NOW
READY TO START
WASHING
TIP
If your carpet has been previously washed
with a high foaming shampoo, pour VAX
Defoamer into the recovery bucket.
VAX Defoamer is available through your VAX
Stockist.
9. Move to the next area and repeat steps 3
to 8.
10.When no more water reaches the wash
tool the pump will make a ‘sound’ due to
sucking air.
Refill the water reservoir with water and
VAX Carpet cleaner. Empty the recovery
bucket when you refill the water reservoir.
The ‘sound’ your VAX makes will change
and the suction will drop if the recovery
bucket is over-full. Time to empty it!
(Fig/6.4)
8.Turn the pump washing button off and turn
the suction power to maximum.
Go back over the area you have just
washed. This will now extract excess
moisture from the carpet.
Tip
TEST
FOR
COLOUR
• ALWAYS
FASTNESS WITH SOME UNDILUTED
CARPET CLEANER ON A HIDDEN
AREA FIRST.
• Start from the corner of a room and work
backwards towards the door.
• If you are washing very dirty carpets, you
may have to wash them several times over
a period of time to bring all the dirt to the
surface.
• When washing stairs, place your VAX
above the area you are washing. ALWAYS
ENSURE YOUR VAX IS STABLE. The
castors on your VAX will pull off, giving it
extra stability on stairs or slopes. DO NOT
PULL EXCESSIVELY ON THE HOSE.
• Metal or wooden furniture legs may mark
a wet carpet. Wait until the carpet is dry
or place aluminium foil under the feet of
furniture.
• When washing deep pile carpets, move the
washing tool in the same direction as the
pile lays.
• Don’t allow children or animals onto the
carpet until it is dry.
3. Switch power button ON.
4. Switch ON the pump washing button.
5. Turn the suction power to the wash
setting.
6. To start the solution flow, push the collar
on the wash tool forward (Fig/7.2).
7. When you see water swirling in the washing
tool you are ready to start washing.
8. Draw the washing tool backwards across
the upholstery.
Cover a small area at a time. Don’t push
the tool backwards and forwards as this
may stretch the fabric.
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