Designed in the UK Dual V Advance User Guide VX3 vax.com.au Performance is everything. Contents 1 Contents 1 Machine Overview 2 General Safety Information 3 Getting Started 5 How To Use 6 Looking After Your Machine 14 FAQs 17 Other Information 18 Machine Overview 1. Handle grip 2. Trigger (hidden) 3. Spinscrub caddy 4. Spinscrub hand tool 5. On/Off switch 6. Wash/rinse/max extract switch 7. Clean water tank release button 8. Carry handle 9. Clean water tank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 17 9 10. Dirty water tank carry handle 11. 18 Dirty water tank 12. Hose connection port 13. Solution tube connector port 11 14. Nozzle 14 16. Spinscrub brushes (hidden) Power cable hook 18. Stretch hose 20 12 15. Edge cleaners 17. 19 10 15 13 21 22 23 16 19. Power cable 20. Stretch hose caddy 26 21. Max Extract pedal 22. Recline pedal 24 23. Wheels 24. Vax cleaning solution 25. Vax hard floor solution 26. Hard floor squeegee 27. Base lint filter 28. Upholstery tool vax.com.au 27 25 28 2 General Safety Information This carpet cleaner is intended for household use only and NOT for commercial or industrial use. When using the carpet cleaner basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following: 1. Do not leave the carpet washer unattended when plugged in. Unplug it from socket when not in use. 2. To prevent electric shock do not use out doors. 3. Not to be used as a toy. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. 4.This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. 5. Use only as described in this manual. 6.Do not use the carpet washer if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not use the carpet washer with a damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or are commended Service Agent to avoid hazard and invalidating the guarantee. 7.Do not pull or carry by cord/hose. Do not use the cord/hose as a handle, close a door on the cord/hose or pull cord/hose around sharp edges or corners. Do not run the carpet washer over the cord/hose. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. 8. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. 9. Do not handle the plug or carpet washer with wet hands. 10.Do not put any objects into openings or operate with openings blocked, keep them free of anything that may reduce air flow. 11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away from openings and moving parts. 12. Do not use the carpet washer on any glowing, burning or smoking particles. 13. Do not use with out the solution tank and dirty water tank in place. 14. Turn off all controls before unplugging. 15. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as petrol, or use in areas where they maybe present. 16. Keep the unit on the floor. 17. Do not attempt to remove blockages with sharp objects as they may cause damage. 18. Store indoors put away after use to prevent tripping accidents. 19.Using improper voltage may result in damage to the motor and possible injury to the user. The correct voltage is listed on the rating label. 20. A hazard may occur if the carpet washer runs over the power supply cord. 21.To prevent dirty water from running into the motor, do not hold the appliance upside-down or lay on its side. Use appliance in normal cleaning position. 22. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. 23. Do not carry appliance while motor is running. 24.Use only SAA approved 10amp extension cords. Non-approved cords may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be tripped over. 3 General Safety Information WARNING: Always switch off and unplug your machine from the electrical outlet before filling and emptying the clean water tank, emptying the dirty water tank, before assembling, opening, before connecting/disconnecting the attachments, or carrying out maintenance or troubleshooting checks and storage. NOTE: Carpets should be dry vacuumed thoroughly before washing. IMPORTANT: If the hose or tools are blocked, switch off and unplug the carpet washer and remove the blockage(s) before re-starting your machine. See maintenance. IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains cleaning performance. Vax recommends that your filters should be checked and cleaned periodically. If your filters are washable make sure they are completely dry before inserting back into the machine. This machine is intended for household use only, and NOT for commercial or industrial use. DAMAGE TO THE CARPET CLEANER CAUSED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF NOT ADHERING TO THE GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION AND THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS USER GUIDE INVALIDATES THE WARRANTY. PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE. vax.com.au 4 Getting Started PLEASE READ THE SAFETY INFORMATION BEFORE USE (p3-4) Assembling your carpet washer handle and Spinscrub wash tool Place handle on machine. Turn the dial clockwise to secure the handle. Assembling your tool caddy and hose Attach top caddy section to unit. Turn locking tab clockwise to secure. Ensure locking tab is vertical. Turn locking tab clockwise to secure. Ensure locking tab then wrap hose around is vertical. the caddy. 5 Attach bottom caddy section to unit. Place Spinscrub tool in caddy. How To Use Before you begin cleaning IMPORTANT: Do not saturate your carpet. • Test for colourfastness – Wet a white absorbent cloth with the solution. In a small, hidden area of your carpet and upholstery, gently rub the surface with the dampened cloth. Wait ten minutes and check for colour removal or bleed with white paper towel or cloth. If your carpet has more than one colour, check all colours. • When cleaning an entire room, move furniture out of the area to be cleaned. If the furniture is too heavy to move, place and curtains. • Test your carpets/rugs/upholstery - Run the machine over a small hidden area. If no pile distortion occurs continue cleaning over required area. IMPORTANT: Only use Vax carpet cleaning solution. Using other solutions may cause excess foaming. IMPORTANT: or boiling water may damage the machine and invalidate your warranty. (max 40°C). Filling the tank with hot CAUTION: The carpet washer is a very powerful unit. Before plugging the cord into the electrical outlet, make sure Operating your carpet washer ! Max Remove clean water tank. before returning tank to unit. vax.com.au 6 How To Use Operating your carpet washer Remove the detergent tank cap and pour into tank. Tighten cap before returning tank to unit. Wash/Rinse/Max Extract switch The wash/rinse/max extract switch allows you to easily change from cleaning your carpet with a solution/water mix, rinsing with water only, and solely extracting water and solution from your carpet. WASH: Spinscrub brushes deep clean your carpets with water and solution to remove dirt and stains. RINSE: Only water is released to help remove solution residue. MAX EXTRACT: No water/solution mix is released onto your carpets (even when trigger is pressed) extracting any water/solution from your carpets. Use this mode in combination with the Max Extract pedal for superior drying performance. Max Extract pedal The Max Extract pedal will stop the Spinscrub brushes from rotating, using the entire power of the machine to extract water/solution from your carpets. Use this mode in combination with the Max Extract switch for superior drying performance. The brushes will not rotate when the Max Extract pedal is pressed. 7 For best results use straight parallel strokes. How To Use Washing your carpets Unwrap power cord and plug unit in. Turn the machine on. Press trigger to release solution. For best results apply solution on the forward stroke and release the trigger to recover solution on the backward stroke. To avoid saturating your carpet, do not use more than 4 wet strokes over one area. Always end with dry strokes. vax.com.au Recline the machine. When the machine is reclined, the brushes will rotate. In an upright position, the brushes will not rotate. Set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to WASH. Spinscrub brushes deep clean your carpets with water and solution to remove dirt and stains. 8 How To Use CAUTION: cleaning recommendations. NOTE: IMPORTANT: Clic k Then, click the back section into place. Fill the clean water and solution tank with hard Turn the machine on. Recline the machine. When the machine is reclined, the brushes will rotate. In an upright position, the brushes will not rotate. For best results apply solution on the forward stroke and release the trigger to recover solution on the backward stroke. To avoid saturating your than 4 wet strokes over one area. Always end with dry strokes. 9 Set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to WASH. Spinscrub brushes deep with water and solution to remove dirt and stains. Unwrap power cord and plug unit in. Press trigger to release solution. How To Use Turn the machine on. Recline the machine. When the machine is reclined, the brushes will rotate. In an upright position, the brushes will not rotate. Press trigger to release water. For best results apply water on the forward stroke and release the trigger to recover water on the backward stroke. To avoid Set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to RINSE. Only water is released to help remove solution residue. saturating your carpet more than 4 wet strokes over one area. Always end with dry strokes. vax.com.au 10 How To Use Max Extract switch and pedal (optional) When the MAX EXTRACT function is selected, no water/solution mix is released onto Turn the machine on. Recline the machine. For superior drying performance use in combination with the max extract pedal. The brushes will not rotate when the max extract pedal is pressed. For best results use straight parallel strokes. Extraction occurs during forward and backward strokes. 11 Set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to MAX EXTRACT. How To Use Picking up spills For small spills, use the upholstery wash tool provided. Remove hose. Place hose into hose connection port and turn clockwise to secure. Align solution tube with connector port. Push in and turn clockwise to secure. Attach the upholstery wash tool onto the end of the hose. Turn the machine on. Pull wash tool back over spill to pick up liquid. For large spills use the carpet washer on MAX EXTRACT mode Turn the machine on. vax.com.au Recline the machine. Set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to MAX EXTRACT. For superior drying performance use in combination with the max extract pedal. The brushes will not rotate when the max extract pedal is pressed. For best results use straight parallel strokes. 12 How To Use Using the Spinscrub and Upholstery Wash tool Do not saturate your upholstery. NOTE: Check the cleaning code on your upholstery. Use the cleaner only on upholstery marked ‘W’ or ‘W/S’. Check with the manufacturer before use. Run the Spinscrub brush and upholstery wash tools over a small hidden area. The Spinscrub wash tool has rotating brushes to tackle spots and stains. Remove hose. Place hose into hose connection port and turn clockwise to secure. Align solution tube with connector port. Push in and turn clockwise to secure. To tackle spots and stains remove Spinscrub wash tool from caddy. Attach the Spinscrub wash tool onto the end of the hose. Turn the machine on and set the wash/rinse/max extract switch to WASH. Press trigger to release solution. For best results apply solution on the forward stroke and release the trigger to recover on the backward stroke. 13 To clean upholstery, attach the wash tool onto the end of the hose. Looking After Your Machine WARNING: emptying the clean water tank, emptying the dirty water tank, or before connecting / disconnecting the attachments. IMPORTANT: re-starting your machine. IMPORTANT: All solution must be emptied from tanks when storing the machine. Emptying the dirty water tank NOTE: Rinse out tank with clean water and leave to air dry before storing your machine. IMPORTANT: cleaned after each use. Remove the the dirty water tank from the machine. vax.com.au Remove any debris from 14 Looking After Your Machine 24 Rinse under water to remove debris. Cleaning the nozzle If lint or other debris becomes lodged in nozzle, it can be removed for cleaning. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet. Remove the dirty water tank, and lift the nozzle removing it from cleaner To replace nozzle, line up tabs on nozzle with holes in cleaner. Slide tabs into holes. Press down on nozzle to correctly will result in poor water pick up. 15 Allow to dry completely before replacing or storing away your machine (24 hours). Looking After Your Machine WARNING: maintenance/troubleshooting checks. IMPORTANT: All water and solution must be removed from tanks before removing blockages from the brushes. Removing blockages from the brushes brushes can be cleaned under running water. Leave Spinscrub hear a ‘click’ when they are correctly in place. Advanced Brush Maintenance Locate and remove the Spinscrub brushes as described above. Use a screwdriver to unclip both Spinscrub covers. vax.com.au Each brush can be removed and cleaned under running water. Leave the brushes to After cleaning, place the individual brushes back and clip the Spinscrub covers back into place. 16 FAQs Is there an accessory missing? Why won’t the carpet washer turn on? • It may not be plugged into the electrical socket correctly: ensure that the plug is pushed in securely and switched on • The power button on the unit hasn’t been fully depressed the dirty water tank and check hose, brushbar for blockages Why won’t the cleaner pick up solution/spills? • • • Check the hose for blockages • Check the Spinscrub brushes for blockages • Why won’t the solution/clean water dispense? • • The solution/clean water tank may be empty • Check the machine is on the correct setting Why won’t the brushes rotate? • The brushes will only rotate when the unit is reclined and turned on • • Check the machine is on the correct setting 17 ble ated Other Information Vax Service & Help Vax Careline: Australia New Zealand 1300 361 505 0800 800 900 Monday-Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm If you have queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the standard local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the vacuum cleaner before calling. For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit vax.com.au / vax.co.nz Technical Specification Voltage: 220-240V ~50Hz Wattage: 1350W Clean Water Tank Capacity: 3.7L Dirt Water Tank: 3.2L Filters: Lint Filter Cord Length: 10m Weight: 10.7 kg Subject to technical change without notice. Indoor Use Read Instructions vax.com.au 18 Distributed by Techtronic Industries Australia Pty. Ltd. Level 1, 660 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Australia 3108. Service Line: AU: 1300 361 505 / NZ: 0800 800 900 vax.com.au Performance is everything.