User Guide
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NZ: 0800 800 900
Bagless Upright
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WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brush bar which, when left in contact
with lino, parquet and other hard flooring could
potentially cause some damage to the floor surface.
NOTE: Vax recommends that you raise the height of
the brush bar when using this cleaner on lino and hard
flooring. Vax cannot be held responsible for damage
to these surfaces if the customer fails to take notice of
this recommendation.
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VMUB1900
Machine Overview
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Handle
Dirt container release
Dirt container handle
Dirt container lid
Filter & Filter Shroud
Dirt container
Carpet height adjuster
Brush bar
Dusting brush
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10 Crevice tool and
extension wand
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Hose guides
Lower hose
Power on/off
Handle release
Wheels
WARNING: This cleaner has a
constantly rotating brush bar which,
when left in contact with lino, parquet and
other hard flooring could potentially cause
some damage to the floor surface.
NOTE: Vax recommends that you raise
the height of the brush bar when using
this cleaner on lino and hard flooring. Vax
cannot be held responsible for damage to
these surfaces if the customer fails to take
notice of this recommendation.
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General Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
19. Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
20. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before disconnecting
or connecting from the mains supply.
21. Use only SAA approved 10 amp extension cords. Nonapproved cords may overheat. Care should be taken to
arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be tripped over.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or
disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
22. Damaged cord to be replaced by manufacturer or
authorised Vax service agent.
4. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
23. We recommend the use of a residual current device with
a residual current rating of 30mA or less.
5. 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 use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet before
assembling, opening or emptying the dirt container, or
before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
6. Use only as described in this manual. Use only Vax
recommended attachments.
7. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not
use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged cord or plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
8. Do not pull or carry by cord. Do not use the cord as a
handle, close a door on the cord or pull cord around sharp
edges or corners. Do not run the vacuum cleaner over the
cord. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
9. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
10. Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with
any openings blocked and do not restrict airflow. Keep
all openings free of dust, lint, hair or anything that might
reduce airflow.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body
away from openings and moving parts.
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful
unit. Before plugging the cord into the electrical outlet,
make sure the switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum
cleaner firmly when starting and in use.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube is
blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove
the blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
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 vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason the unit should overheat, the
thermostat will automatically turn the unit off. Should this
occur, unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet
and turn off the switch. Remove dirt container and empty.
Clean filters. Allow the unit to cool for approximately one hour.
To re-start, plug into an electrical outlet and switch back on.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
only and NOT for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
12. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or any
hot, smoking or burning objects.
13. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use in the presence
of explosive liquids or vapours.
14. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine,
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
15. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
16. Do not use without ALL of the filters in place.
17. Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
18. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
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Operation
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet before assembling or
3. With the cord clip on the handle facing you place it onto
the top of the body of the cleaner.
removing the accessories.
Tool required: Phillips head screwdriver
1. Place the base of the cleaner so it is facing away from you.
Position the body so that the lower hose is on your right
hand side. Push the body down into place.
4. Push down firmly and line up the hole on the rear of the
handle. Insert lock piece into hole and screw into place
with the long screw.
2 To secure the body in place insert two screws supplied into
the back of the cleaner, through the hole located above
the hose guide.
5. Using the handle attach the main hose into the left hand
side of the cleaner. Press down firmly to secure in place.
The main hose can then be secured in the top and side of
the hose holder.
6. Push the dirt container lid firmly on top of the dirt container
and place it onto the cleaner. The canister lid will snap into
place in the body of the cleaner.
7. Attach the tools to the tool holder. The dusting brush fits
over a post at the back of the vacuum cleaner.
The crevice tool fits into the extension wand. The extension
wand is located on the right hand side.
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Operation
1. Plug the cord into an electrical outlet and turn on by
pressing the on/off pedal, located on the back left of the
cleaner.
To unlock the handle from the upright position press the
handle release pedal (2) down.
Move the handle to the desired position (a) for storage and
position (b) for normal operation. To clean under furniture,
press the release pedal again and use position (c).
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2. Remove the hose from the hose holder.
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3. For hard to reach areas when additional hose length is
required, use the extension wand. It fits over the end of the
hose handle.
4. Choose the accessory that suits your need or use the
hose alone.
5. To fit the attachments push them firmly on to the end of
the extension wand or hose handle. To remove the tool,
twist and pull apart gently.
WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brush bar which, when left in contact
with lino, parquet and other hard flooring could
potentially cause some damage to the floor surface.
NOTE: Vax recommends that you raise the height of
the brush bar when using this cleaner on lino and hard
flooring. Vax cannot be held responsible for damage
to these surfaces if the customer fails to take notice of
this recommendation.
Accessories
NOTE: This unit is fitted with a constantly rotating
brush bar. To avoid damage to your carpet, ensure
the unit is not left on the stair tread when using
the accessories.
1. Make sure the vacuum cleaner has been switched off and
is in an upright position. Remove the lower hose by twisting
and pulling away from the side connector.
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Maintenance
Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal and Replacement
1. The filter inside the dirt container should be replaced every
12 months, depending on level of use. It should be cleaned
each time the dirt container is emptied.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, unplug before servicing.
2. The actual filter is located underneath the filter shroud. Remove it by grasing the tip of the shroud, twist and pull up as per the image below.
NOTE: Unplug the vacuum cleaner before changing filter.
NOTE: For best performance, replace filter annually
depending on level of use.
Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal and Replacement
1. Make sure the vacuum cleaner has been switched off
and unplugged from the mains supply. To remove the
dirt container from the vacuum cleaner press the release
catch and pull it forward.
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Do not use a brush to clean it as this may damage the filter. The shroud can be rinsed under water if necessary
- no scrubbing.
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4. Replace the filter into the dirt container. Push it firmly into
place to prevent dust and dirt leaking out. Replace the
canister lid turning clockwise and return the dust container
to unit.
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2. To remove the lid of the dirt container hold the top and the
side handles firmly and turn the lid anti-clockwise. Pull the
lid away from the body of the dirt container.
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Empty all the dust and dirt from the dirt container.
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FAQs
ARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the vacuum cleaner before
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performing maintenance/ troubleshooting checks.
Problem
Vacuum cleaner won’t run
Cleaner won’t pick up/
loss of suction
Accessories won’t pick up
Dust escaping from
the vacuum cleaner
Possible Reason
Possible Solution
1. Not properly plugged into electrical socket.
1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. No electricity in the electrical outlet.
2. Check fuse or breaker in home. Replace fuse/reset breaker.
3. On/ Off switch not turned on.
3. Push On/ Off switch to on.
4. Motor thermostat tripped.
4. Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner. Leave for one
hour before switching the vacuum cleaner back on.
5. Blown fuse/ tripped breaker.
5. Reset house circuit breaker or replace fuse.
1. Dirt Container not installed properly.
1. Review dirt container replacement - Pg. 6.
2. Dirt container full or blocked.
2. Empty dirt container.
3. Clogged filters.
3. Remove, clean and replace filters.
4. Broken or worn belt.
4. Replace the belt.
5. Nozzle/hose or hose inlet is clogged.
5. Remove nozzle/hose and obstruction.
1. Accessories not attached.
1. Refer to Operation Section - Pg. 5.
1. Dirt container full.
1. Empty dirt container.
2. Dirt container not installed properly.
2. Review dirt container replacement - Pg. 6.
3. Hose not installed properley.
3. Review vacuum cleaner assembly - Pg. 2.
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shop, simply contact us
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Other Information
Vax Service & Help
Vax Customer Careline AU: 1300 361 505 / NZ: 0800 800 900
Monday - Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the
Standard national rate.
Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the carpet cleaner before calling.
For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit www.vax.com.au
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Air Watts:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord Length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
1900W
280 AW
3.5L
Pre-motor: Washable
Post-motor: Foam
Central Filter: HEPA Washable
Filter shroud - Washable
6m
7kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
Double
Insulated
Indoor
Use
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Instructions
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle
where facilitiesd exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
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