Euro-Pro EP187G Owner`s manual

RETRACTOR™ TOTAL SYSTEM VAC
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model EP187H
120V., 60Hz., 7.1 Amps
USA: EURO-PRO Operating LLC
94 Main Mill Street, Door 16
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Canada: EURO-PRO Operating LLC
4400 Bois Franc
St. Laurent, QC H4S 1A7
Tel.: 1 (800) 798-7398
Model EP187H
ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
EURO-PRO Operating LLC warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase, when utilized for
normal household use, subject to the following conditions, exclusions and exceptions.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the
warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to:
EURO-PRO Operating LLC, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901
If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, EURO-PRO Operating LLC will
repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of purchase date and $ 9.95 to cover the cost of return
shipping and handling must be included. *
Non-durable parts including, without limitation, HEPA Dust Cup Filters, filters, brushes and electrical
parts which normally require replacement are specifically excluded from warranty.
The liability of EURO-PRO Operating LLC is limited solely to the cost of the repair or replacement of
the unit at our option. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts and does not apply to any
unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes. This limited warranty does not
cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent handling or damage due to faulty packaging or
mishandling in transit. This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting from
damages from shipping or repairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts, which have
been performed by a repair person not authorized by EURO-PRO Operating LLC.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other legal and/or
conventional warranties. The responsibility of EURO-PRO Operating LLC if any, is limited to the
specific obligations expressly assumed by it under the terms of the limited warranty. In no event is
EURO-PRO Operating LLC liable for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever.
Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state or province to province.
*Important: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include proof of
purchase date and to attach tag to item before packing with your name, complete address and
phone number with a note giving purchase information, model number and what you believe is
the problem with item. We recommend you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not
covered by your warranty). Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER
SERVICE”. We are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications
contained herein are subject to change without notice.
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OWNERSHIP REGISTRATION CARD
Please fill out and mail the product registration card within ten (10) days of purchase. The registration
will enable us to contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification. By returning this
card you acknowledge to have read and understood the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in
the accompanying instructions.
RETURN TO:
EURO-PRO Operating LLC, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901
Model EP187H
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Appliance model
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Date purchased
Name of store
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Owner’s name
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ORDERING REPLACEMENT DUST CUP FILTERS
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS or FOR
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
for Model EP187H
Call:
1 (800) 798-7398
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your RETRACTORTM TOTAL SYSTEM VAC, basic safety
precautions should always be observed, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Please Note: After each Use - Always remove the Filter Debris Screen from the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter, then vigorously “TapClean” HEPA Filter until no more dust
can be removed. Filter should be rinsed and completely dried at least once a month
or when suction appears reduced.
To wash your HEPA Dust Cup Filter, hold filter cartridge by frame flange and rinse
under a tap until all observable dirt has been removed. Some discoloration of the
HEPA filter material may occur, this is normal and will not affect the filter's
performance. When finished, shake off excess water. Do NOT wash in dishwasher.
It is important that when you wash the HEPA dust cup filter, you allow it to dry
COMPLETELY before using again. We recommend 24 hours to air dry. DO NOT
DRY IN DRYER.
5.
6.
7.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Read all instructions before using your
hand vacuum.
Use the system only for its intended use.
To protect against a risk of electric shock,
do not immerse any part of the system in
water or other liquids.
Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet;
instead, grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
Always hold the power cord when rewind.
Do NOT allow the power cord to whip when
rewinding.
Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces.
Do not run appliance over cord.
Do not operate the system with a damaged
cord or plug, or if the appliance or any other
part of the system has been dropped or
damaged. To avoid the risk of electric
shock, do not disassemble or attempt to
repair the hand vacuum. Return the
system to EURO-PRO Operating LLC (see
warranty) for examination and repair.
Incorrect re-assembly or repair can cause a
risk of electrical shock or injury to persons
when the hand vacuum is used.
Close supervision is necessary for any
appliance being used by or near children.
Do not leave the system unattended while
connected.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all
parts of body away from opening and
moving parts.
Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or use
in areas where they may be present.
Do not pick up anything that is burning or
smoking such as cigarettes, matches or hot
ashes.
Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
Do not use the hand vacuum without the
dust cup filter in place.
This appliance is intended only for
household use. Follow all user instructions
in this manual.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
injury:
• Do not leave the hand vacuum plugged in
when unattended. Unplug the electrical
cord when not in use and before servicing.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or near
children, pets or plants.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use
only manufacturer’s recommended
accessories.
• Do not pull cord, use cord as a handle,
close a door on cord, or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Keep cord away
from heated surfaces.
• Use only extension cords UL-rated or cUL
at 15 amperes. extension cords rated for
less amperage may overheat. Care should
be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord
cannot be pulled or tripped over.
• Turn off all controls as applicable before
unplugging from electrical outlet.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or hand vacuum with
wet hands or operate without shoes.
• Do not put any objects into openings. Do
not use with any opening blocked. Keep free
of dust, lint, hair and anything else that may
reduce air flow.
• Store your appliance indoors in a cool, dry
area.
• Keep your work area well lit.
• Do not immerse the hand vacuum into
water or other liquids.
• Keep end of hose, wands and other
openings away from your face and body.
• Use only on dry surfaces.
• Using improper voltage may result in
damage to the motor and possible injury to
the user. Correct voltage is listed on rating
label.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance 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 modify the plug in any way.
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Rev. 01/05B
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR RETRACTORTM TOTAL
SYSTEM VAC
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
HAND VACUUM
WILL NOT
OPERATE
HAND VACUUM
WILL NOT PICK-UP
OR SUCTION
POWER IS WEAK
16
14
15
TURBO BRUSH
DOES NOT
ROTATE OR
ROTATES
SLOWLY
DUST ESCAPING
FROM HAND
VACUUM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
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14.
15.
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20.
21.
22.
Dust Cup Release Button
On/Off Switch
Dust Cup (Container)
Suction Hole
Cord Retractor Button
Handle
Crevice Tool
Dusting Brush
Air Driven Turbo Brush
Flexible Hose
Extension Tubes (x3)
Floor Brush
Shoulder Strap
Debris Screen
HEPA Filter
Frame Flange
Self-cleaning Duster
Duster Head
On/Off Switch
Battery Door
Air Intake Tube For Duster
AAA Batteries (x2)
HAND VACUUM
HOSE OR
BRUSHES WILL
NOT PICK-UP
POSSIBLE REASON
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
Power cord not firmly plugged
into outlet.
No power in wall outlet.
Needs servicing.
Thermostat has tripped.
Dust cup container is full.
Unit clogged.
HEPA dust cup filter and
debris screen need cleaning
or replacing.
Hose / Extension Wand
clogged
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Empty dust cup container.
Turn unit off and unplug from
wall outlet. Remove hepa dust
cup filter and check for object(s)
in air duct and remove.
Clean or replace HEPA dust cup
filter and debris screen.
Turn unit off and unplug from
wall outlet. Check for objects in
hose / wand extension.
Clear obstructions.
Call 1-800-798-7398.
Clear obstruction.
Clean HEPA dust cup filter and
debris screen.
Dust cup container is full.
HEPA dust cup filter is not
installed correctly.
There is a puncture/hole in
HEPA dust cup filter.
1.
2.
Empty dust cup container.
Review HEPA dust cup filter
instructions.
Replace HEPA dust cup filter.
3.
1.
1.
2.
Plug unit in firmly.
Check fuse or breaker.
Replace fuse/reset breaker.
Call 1 (800) 798-7398.
Turn the unit off and unplug
from outlet. Allow unit to cool
down, and then restart.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Hose clogged.
Dust cup container is full.
(packaged separately)
23. Storage Bag (not shown)
120V., 60Hz.
7.1 Amps
Note: Illustrations may differ from actual product
2
1.
2.
Rotating brush or elbow
obstructed.
Belt broken.
Hose obstructed.
HEPA dust cup filter and
debris screen need cleaning.
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
7
2.
Remove hose and/or
accessories. Remove
obstruction from hose.
Empty and clean dust cup
container.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE NOTE: The white pleated
filter material in the HEPA Dust Cup
Filter will discolor over time -This is
NORMAL and will NOT affect the
performance of the filter. If the HEPA
Dust Cup Filter
is properly
Fig. A
"TapCleaned”
after each use
Wash once a
month or when
and suction
suction
does not return
appears
reduced.
to 100%, then
we suggest that
Warning: Allow 24
the HEPA filter
hours for drying before
be “TapCleaned”
replacing in unit.
vigorously until no
more dust can be removed, then
rinsed under the faucet and allowed to
dry for 24 hours before refitting into
the vacuum. (Fig. A) Wash once a
month or when suction appears
reduced.
5. Rinse the debris screen under the
faucet until clean. Allow to air dry or
dry with a clean dish towel. Do NOT
wash in dishwasher.
6. Hold the filter from the frame and
vigorously
Fig. 16
“TapClean” the
HEPA Dust Cup
Filter on a hard
surface until no more
dust is observed
falling out from
between the pleats of
the filter. (Fig. 16) Ensure that you do
not damage the pleated filter material
during cleaning. Also note that
discoloration occurs during use. This is
normal and does NOT affect the filter’s
performance.
7. To replace the HEPA filter, grasp the
HEPA filter in one hand and the
HEPA filter frame flange in the other
and pull apart. Fit the new HEPA filter
into the frame flange.
8. Reassemble the debris screen to the
HEPA filter cartridge and replace into
dust cup (container). Ensure that the
filter assembly is completely seated
inside the dust cup (container).
9. Attach the dust cup (container) to the
hand vacuum.
Important: Do NOT use the HEPA filter
cartridge without the debris screen in
place.
Warning: It is very important to ensure
that the fine dust which adheres to the
filter media is completely removed. This
fine dust powder is left on the filter will
severely reduce the suction performance
of your vacuum. TapClean every time the
dust cup is emptied.
CAUTION: The suction hole must be
open, free of any obstructions at all
times. Otherwise, the motor will overheat
and could become damaged.
IMPORTANT: This unit is equipped
with a motor protective thermostat. If
for some reason the vacuum cleaner
should overheat, the thermostat will
automatically turn the unit off. Should
this occur:
• Push the On/Off button once.
• Disconnect the plug from the
power source.
• Check the source of overheating
problem. (i.e. clogged hose or
filter)
• If clogged hose or filter is found,
unclog the hose and replace the
filters.
• Wait at least 45 minutes before
attempting to reuse the vacuum.
• After unit has cooled down for
45 minutes, plug in the cleaner
and push the On/Off button. The
vacuum should start again.
• If the vacuum still does not start,
contact customer service at
1 (800) 798-7398.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
How To Operate Your Hand
Vacuum
Warning: Always unplug from
electrical outlet before opening the
dust cup (container).
Note: HEPA dust cup filter must be
used when operating the hand
vacuum.
1. Hold the hand vacuum firmly in your
hand by the handle.
2. Push the On/Off switch to “On” position.
3. Start vacuuming.
Caution: The hand vacuum is a very
powerful unit. Make sure that you hold
it firmly, otherwise it can slip out of your
hand and cause injury.
How To Operate Your Hand Vac
1. To open the dust cup (container),
push dust cup release button and pull
out the dust cup. Verify that the HEPA
dust cup filter with the debris screen
is inside, then re-attach the dust cup
(container) to the hand vacuum.
(Fig. 1)
Using the Unit With Air Driven
Turbo Brush and Hose
1. Attach one end of the hose to the
hand vacuum.
2. Attach the air driven turbo brush to the
other end of the hose.
3. Attach the shoulder strap to the
vacuum and hang it from your shoulder.
4. You can now proceed to vacuum with
your air driven turbo brush.
NOTE: The air driven turbo brush can also
be attached directly onto the unit, or the
extension tubes. To ensure peak
performance from the air driven turbo
brush:
1. Empty the dust cup frequently.
2. “TapClean” the HEPA dust cup filter
every time dust cup is emptied.
3. Ensure that the rotating brush is kept
free of hair and string which may
accumulate and decrease brush
performance.
4. Keep air driven turbo brush turbine
free of dirt and foreign matter.
Fig. 1
2. To use the hand
vacuum with the
shoulder strap,
attach it to the unit
as shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 2
3. To attach the crevice tool,
turbo brush, dusting brush
accessory to the hand vacuum,
push attachment into the suction
hole. (Fig. 3)
Cleaning Air Driven Turbo Brush
Locking
Latch
Tilt
Upwards
Fig. 3
4. To use the flexible hose, push the
smaller end of the hose into the
suction hole, then attach the
desired accessory to the other end
of the flexible hose. (Fig. 4)
Fig. 5
Fig. 4
3
Turbine
Wheel
From time to time, the turbine of your turbo
brush will require cleaning. To do this:
1. Remove the turbo brush from the hose
or unit.
2. Turn turbo brush over and open the
hinged cover to access the turbine
wheel. (Fig. 5)
3. There may be some dust, lint, hair, etc
on the turbine wheel. Remove as much
of this as possible.
4. You may also use the unit’s hose to
remove any additional debris from the
turbine.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Using Floor Attachment
1. To attach the extension tubes
together, slide the narrow end of one
of the extension tubes into the wide
end of another extension tube. Do the
same with the other extension tube to
form a long extension tube.
2. Slide the narrow end of the long
extension tube inside the floor
attachment.
3. Slide the wide end of the assembled
extension tube into the hose which is
attached to the vacuum.
4. Attach the shoulder strap to the
vacuum unit and hang it from your
shoulder.
5. You can now proceed to vacuum your
carpet or hard floor.
Please Note: To vacuum wooden floors,
press Floor-to-Carpet Lever down, to
lower the bristles down. (Fig. 6)
To vacuum carpets, press Floor-toCarpet Lever up, to raise the bristles up.
Very flat carpets can sometimes be
vacuumed with the bristles down.
Note: Adjustable height can be obtained
by using 1,2 or all extension tubes.
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
+
Fig. 8
To Operate Duster
The duster is designed to suction up
dust as it is rotating, making dusting a
cleaner chore.
1. To attach the duster to the hose,
slide the duster intake tube onto the
hose. Attach the other end of the
hose into the suction hole of the
hand vacuum. (Fig 9)
4. Depress on/off power switch located
on duster handle. Releasing power
switch will stop motor.
5. For constant turning motion of duster
push the on/off switch on the duster
forward, switch will lock into the “On”
position.
6. To turn off constant motion, slide
switch back to “Off” position.
Note: Do Not exert pressure on duster,
this causes the motor to stop. A light
dusting motion is all that is needed.
Please Note: Occasionally the duster will
require cleaning. To do this:
1. Remove duster from housing.
(Fig. 11)
2. Insert crevice tool into the unit.
Vacuum duster and intake tube to
remove excess dust.
Cleaning & Changing the HEPA
Dust Cup Filter
Warning: Always unplug the unit
from electrical outlet before opening
the dust cup (container).
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the HEPA
dust cup filter without the debris screen in
place.
WARNING: After each Use - Always
remove the Filter Debris Screen from the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter, then vigorously
“TapClean” HEPA Filter until no more
dust can be removed.
IMPORTANT, Please Note : The
“TapClean” Rinseable HEPA Dust Cup
Filter & Debris Screen will stop most of
the tiniest dust particles re-entering the
air you breathe. In fact it stops 99.97% of
all particles as small as 0.3 microns many times smaller than a human hair!!!
Because of this incredible filtration
performance, the HEPA Dust Cup Filter
will quickly accumulate, inside the white
filter folds, many fine dust particles that
are difficult to see but which will
eventually block or reduce your suction
power - if not cleaned properly. Clean the
HEPA Filter and Debris Screen after
each use as described in this section.
1. To open the Dust Cup (container),
push button and detach the Dust Cup
(container ). (Fig. 13)
2. Pull out the HEPA Dust Cup Filter.
(Fig. 14)
Fig. 11
Pull out
Using The Retractor™ Cord Feature
1. Locate the cord Retractor™ button on
the unit. (Fig. 12)
Fig. 9
Floor-to-Carpet
Lever
2. If you need a longer reach, the
duster can also be attached to the
extensions tubes, 1, 2 or 3, or
directly onto the unit depending on
the length that you need.
3. When using the duster, make sure
duster head is pointing downwards
and the vent holes are aligned with
duster before using on furniture or
other flat surfaces, as in Fig 10.
Using The Unit with Duster
The duster is powered by 2 AAA
batteries (packaged separately).
Before using your duster for the first time,
insert batteries as per illustration on
battery door. (Fig. 7) When replacing
batteries, ALWAYS use AAA batteries.
Battery life is dependant on usage.
To Insert or Change Batteries
1. To open the battery door pull
button upwards and lift door.
(Fig. 7)
2. Insert batteries making sure the ‘+’
and ‘-’ ends are in the correct
position. (Fig. 8)
3. To remove the batteries, open the
battery door and slide the batteries
out by tipping duster downward.
(Fig. 7)
Cord
Retractor™
Button
Fig. 12
2. When cord is extended, push cord
Retractor™ button down.
3. Release button to stop cord action.
WARNING: Do not allow cord to whip
as it retracts, this could cause injury.
Fig. 14
Fig. 13
3. Empty the dust from the dust cup
(container).
4. Separate the debris screen from the
HEPA filter cartridge by grasping the
debris screen with one hand and the
filter frame with the other and pull
apart. (Fig. 15)
Vent
Holes
Fig. 10
Fig. 15
Debris
Screen
4
5
HEPA
Filter
Frame Flange