Owner`s Manual - Simplicity Vacuums

Description of the vacuum
S Y N E R G Y
(The chances are you’re
never going to read me)
Owner’s Manual
Models S40 & S40P
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Contents
Getting Started
Important Safety Instructions .....................................................................................................2
P
olarization Instructions ..............................................................................................................3
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings .........................................................................3
Description of the Vacuum .........................................................................................................4
Assembling the Vacuum
Attaching the Handle to the Vacuum ......................................................................................6
Unwinding the Power Cord .......................................................................................................6
Operation
R
eclining the Handle ...................................................................................................................7
Vacuuming Carpet ........................................................................................................................7
Bare Floor Cleaning .....................................................................................................................7
Brushroll Auto Shutoff Feature ..................................................................................................7
Dirt Sensing Display ....................................................................................................................8
Carpet Height Adjustment .........................................................................................................8
Vacuuming Under Furniture .......................................................................................................9
Carrying the Vacuum ...................................................................................................................9
Attachment Cleaning
W
and Cleaning .............................................................................................................................10
Cleaning Tools ..............................................................................................................................11
Adjusting the Suction Power .....................................................................................................12
Disconnecting the Hose .............................................................................................................12
Maintenance and Care
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nnual Checkup ...........................................................................................................................13
Power Cord Care .........................................................................................................................13
When to Change the Vacuum Bag / Full Bag Indicator Light ..........................................13
Replacing the Vacuum Bag .......................................................................................................14
When to Change the Filters ......................................................................................................15
Replacing the HEPA Media Filter .............................................................................................15
Replacing the Charcoal Filter ....................................................................................................16
Replacing the Granulated Charcoal Filter ..............................................................................16
Replacing the Direct Air Motor Filter .......................................................................................17
Lifetime Belt ...................................................................................................................................17
Jammed Brushroll .........................................................................................................................18
Cleaning the Dirt Sensor Eye ....................................................................................................18
Thermal Motor Protection ...........................................................................................................19
Problem Solving Guide
T
roubleshooting ............................................................................................................................
Visit Simplicity Vacuums Online ...............................................................................................
How to Contact Your Authorized Retailer ..............................................................................
Key Replacement Parts ...............................................................................................................
For Best Performance .................................................................................................................
Warranty ...........................................................................................................................................
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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
T
he manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for damage
IMPORTANT:
caused when the appliance is not used according to the
instructions, or for uses other than those for which it
was intended.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury:
• Do not handle the plug or appliance with
wet hands.
• Do not leave appliance when plugged in.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before servicing.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do
not use with any opening blocked; keep
free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may
reduce air flow.
• Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all
parts of the body away from openings and
moving parts.
• Use only as described in this manual.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or
smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or
hot ashes.
• Do not use with a damaged cord or plug.
If appliance is not working as it should,
has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped into water, return
it to your Authorized Simplicity Retailer
for service.
• Do not use without a vacuum bag and/or
filters in place.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• 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 appliance over the cord.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not attempt to service the unit while
appliance is plugged in.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or
use in areas where they may be present.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Polarization Instructions
Power Cord, 2-Wire Polarized Cord
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact a qualified
electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Description of the Vacuum
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Description of the Vacuum
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ComfortGrip™ Handle
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Main On/Off Power Switch
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Carpet/Hardwood Floor Switch
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40' Power Cord
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Carrying Handle
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Bag Compartment Latch (to Replace Vacuum Bag)
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HEPA Media Filter
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Vacuum Nozzle
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Change Filter Indicator
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Full Bag/Clog Indicator
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LED Headlamp
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Furniture Guard
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Brushroll Jam Indicator
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Quick Release Cord Hook
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Deluxe Dusting Brush
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Suction Relief Valve
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Wand Release Button
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Wand Extension Collar
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Combination Dusting/Upholstery Tool
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Tool Activation Dial
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Stretch Hose
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Telescopic Wand
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Crevice Tool
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Hose Disconnect Cuff
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Handle Release Pedal
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Thermal Reset Button
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Carpet Height Adjustment Dial
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ASSEMBLING THE Vacuum
Attaching the Handle to the Vacuum
NOTE: Do not plug in the vacuum until it
is completely assembled.
The vacuum cleaner and the handle are
packed separately and require assembly.
• Remove the handle screw located on
the back of the vacuum (Fig. 1). Insert the
handle downward into the body of the
vacuum (Fig. 2). Insert screw and tighten.
Fig. 1
• Open the bag compartment cover to
ensure a vacuum bag is in place.
• Your vacuum is now ready for use.
• When storing the vacuum, wrap the cord
clockwise around the top and bottom
cord hooks. Fasten the plug to the
wrapped cord using the channel on
the plug.
Fig. 2
Unwinding the Power Cord
• The Quick Release Upper Cord Hook
rotates to allow for quick access to the
power cord. Turn the upper cord hook
downward and you can quickly drop the
power cord to the floor without unwinding
it from the cord hooks (Fig. 3).
• When storing the vacuum cleaner, turn the
Quick Release Upper Cord Hook to the
upright position and wrap the power cord
around the cord storage hooks.
Fig. 3
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Operation
This vacuum is intended for household use only.
Reclining the Handle
Press the Handle Release Pedal with your
foot to recline the handle.
Vacuuming Carpet
or carpet cleaning, push the On/Off Switch
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to the “On” position. The Carpet Button will
illuminate indicating the carpet cleaning setting
is on (Fig. 1). The carpet cleaning setting will
remain on until the Carpet Button is pushed
and the button is no longer illuminated.
Press
ON
OFF
Carpet Cleaning
Fig. 1
Bare Floor Cleaning
or bare floor cleaning (i.e. tile, wood, or
F
vinyl), push the On/Off Switch to the
“On” position. Push the Carpet Button.
The Carpet Button will no longer be
illuminated indicating the carpet setting
is off and the bare floor setting is on (Fig. 2).
Press
Brushroll Auto Shut-Off Feature
Press
When the vacuum is turned on and in the
upright position, the brushroll will not spin
to reduce the possibility of damaging
flooring surfaces. The brushroll will spin
when the handle is lowered, if the Carpet
Button is illuminated.
ON
OFF
Bare Floor Cleaning (Wood, Tile, etc.)
Fig. 2
lways turn the vacuum cleaner off before
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unplugging it from the electrical outlet.
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Operation
Dirt Sensing Display (S40P model only)
The Premium Synergy is equipped with two
amber lights that illuminate the edges of the
cleaning path when your vacuum detects that dirt
is being picked up by the machine (while in the
carpet cleaning mode). Continue vacuuming this
area until the amber lights no longer illuminate.
When only the white headlights are illuminated,
the Premium Synergy has removed all of the
deeply embedded dirt from your carpet, and
you should move on to a new area.
Carpet Height Adjustment
There are various carpet height settings
designed for numerous flooring surfaces.
• Locate the height adjustment dial just
above the right rear wheel, and rotate
the dial to the desired height.
Max
X Hi
High
Auto
Floor
Low
Shag/Frieze or similar length carpet
Plush carpet
Medium pile carpet
General setting
Hard floors
Low pile carpet
• If it becomes difficult to push the vacuum
across the carpet, adjust the dial to a higher
carpet setting.
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Amber Light
Amber Light
Operation
Vacuuming Under Furniture
Your vacuum will lay flat on the floor for
effective cleaning under beds
and tables.
• Press the Handle Release Pedal once
for normal vacuuming (Fig. 1).
• Press the Handle Release Pedal a
second time to enable the vacuum to
lay flat on the floor (Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Carrying the Vacuum
To safely transport your vacuum, especially
when carrying the vacuum up and down
stairs, use the Carrying Handle located at
the top of the bag compartment (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3
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Attachment Cleaning
Wand Cleaning
Your vacuum is a comprehensive cleaning
system equipped with an upholstery tool,
dusting brush, crevice tool, telescopic wand
and a stretch hose.
• Remove the Telescopic Wand from the
body of the vacuum by pulling it up and
out of the holder (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1
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• Turn the Tool Activation Dial counterclockwise to the “Tools On” setting (Fig. 2).
The Telescopic Wand is now activated
for quick cleaning.
O
• Extend the wand by grasping the wand
cuff and pushing outward to the desired
length (Fig. 3).
LS
O FF
T O O LS O N
Tools On
Fig. 2
• Attach any of the tools to the end of the
Telescopic Wand.
• When finished with tool/wand cleaning,
turn the Tool Activation Dial clockwise to
the “Tools Off” setting (Fig. 4). Insert the
wand back into the vacuum and secure
it by pushing the curved handle into the
holder.
Fig. 3
Align
Arrows
for
Carpet
Cleaning
LS
OL
S OFF
TOO
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O
ON
Tools Off
Fig. 4
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Attachment Cleaning
Cleaning Tools
Your vacuum is equipped with a dusting
brush, upholstery tool and crevice tool.
• Remove the cleaning wand from the
vacuum and turn the Tool Activation Dial
to the “Tools On” setting (See page 10).
• Attach any of the tools onto the end of
the telescopic wand.
Dusting Brush
Ideal for table tops, shelves and blinds.
Upholstery Tool
Ideal for soft surfaces like chairs and
couches. Remove the dusting brush clip
for upholstery cleaning.
Dusting Brush
Crevice Tool
Ideal for tight places like between seat
cushions or corners.
Dusting
Brush Clip
Upholstery Tool
Crevice Tool
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Attachment Cleaning
Cleaning Tools (continued)
Cleaning tools can also be attached to the
curved handle for tasks where the wand is
not needed.
• Disconnect the wand from the curved
handle by pressing the Wand Release
Button (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1
• Attach any of the cleaning tools directly to
the curved handle.
Adjusting the Suction Power for
Tool Cleaning
Full suction power may be too strong for
some cleaning situations. For example,
reduced suction power would be
appropriate for cleaning sheer curtains.
• On the curved handle, locate the Suction
Relief Valve and slide it backward (Fig. 2).
This reduces the suction power coming
through the tool. Slide the valve forward
when finished to restore full suction power.
Fig. 2
Disconnecting the Hose
The hose can be disconnected from the
vacuum by pressing the two buttons on the
sides of the Hose Disconnect Cuff located
low on the back of the vacuum (Fig. 3).
This allows you to attach an optional
extension hose for longer reach and is also
a method for removing debris from the hose.
Fig. 3
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Maintenance and Care
Annual Checkup
To keep your vacuum in peak operating
condition, it is recommended you
bring your vacuum to an Authorized
Simplicity Vacuum Retailer for an annual
checkup. The Retailer will conduct a
comprehensive examination to ensure
your vacuum is in top operating condition.
Filter
Full Bag
Power Cord Care
• If the cord or plug has any apparent
damage, refrain from using the vacuum.
Please visit an Authorized Simplicity
Vacuum Retailer for a new cord or plug.
Yellow Warning Light Indicates
a Full Bag Condition
• When the vacuum is in use, hold the
cord to keep from running over it.
The light could also come on when
vacuuming fine powders such as flour
or drywall dust. These materials can
quickly block the bag pores, significantly
reducing airflow before the bag is
actually full. The vacuum bag should still
be changed.
• Avoid obstructions and do not pull the
cord around sharp edges or corners.
• Always keep the cord away from
heated surfaces and never close doors
on it as this may cause damage to
the wiring.
The light may also come on during
attachment cleaning. If the light goes
off when attachments are no longer in
use, the vacuum bag does not need to
be changed.
• To unplug, always grasp the plug, not
the cord.
When to Change the Vacuum Bag
Note: The vacuum bags are disposable
and intended to only be used once.
Do not attempt to reuse the bag, as
suction and filtration performance will
be greatly reduced.
The Full Bag Indicator Light is designed
to show when the bag is full or when
there is a clog in the vacuum.
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Maintenance and Care
Replacing the Vacuum Bag
NOTE: Unplug the vacuum cleaner from the
electrical outlet before changing the bag.
• To access the vacuum bag lift the bag
compartment latch.
• Remove the used vacuum bag by pulling
the yellow bag collar tab away from the
vacuum (Fig. 1). Slide the used bag out of
the holder which automatically seals the bag
(Fig. 2). Discard the used bag.
Fig. 1
• To install a new bag, slide the bottom of the
yellow bag collar into the bag holder until it
“snaps” into place (Fig. 3).
• P
ush the top of the bag collar upward until
the bag holder “snaps” into place on the
vacuum (Fig. 4).
Fig. 2
• Tuck the bag corners into the bag
compartment before replacing the bag
compartment cover.
• Replace the cover and press down on
the bag compartment latch to secure it
into place.
Fig. 3
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Fig. 4
Maintenance and Care
When to Change the Filters
The filters on your Synergy vacuum should
be replaced after 25 hours of operation. The
Synergy is equipped with a filter clock to
monitor the actual hours of operation and will
illuminate the change filter indicator light on
the nozzle of your vacuum when 25 hours of
Filter
Full Bag
operation have elapsed.
Note: When the filters are replaced, reset
the filter clock (while the vacuum is running) by
removing the cap located above the direct air
motor filter and pressing the reset button. The
change filter indicator light will once again only
illuminate after the next 25 hours of operation.
Replacing the HEPA Media Filter
• Locate the HEPA Media Filter on the
side of the vacuum. (Fig. 1)
• Push down on the tab on the top
to remove the used filter and discard
it. (Fig. 2)
NOTE: Filters cannot be washed and reused.
• To insert a new filter, position the tabs on
the bottom of the filter cartridge into the
vacuum. Then snap it into place.
Fig. 1
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Fig. 2
Maintenance and Care
Replacing the Charcoal Filter
(S40 model only)
• Remove the bag compartment cover and
locate the filter on the left side of the
bag compartment.
• Pull the front tab away from the vacuum
to remove the filter holder (Fig. 1).
• Remove and throw away the used
charcoal filter (Fig. 2). NOTE: Filters cannot
be washed and reused.
Fig. 1
• Insert a new charcoal filter under the tabs
in the holder (Fig. 3). Then align the back
of the filter holder into the vacuum first and
snap it into place behind the tab.
• Replace the cover and press down on
the bag compartment latch to secure it
into place.
Replacing the Granulated
Charcoal Filter
(S40P model only)
Fig. 2
• Open the bag compartment lid and
locate the filter on the left side of the
bag compartment.
• Use the latch on the side to remove and
discard the entire filter cartridge.
• Insert a new granulated charcoal filter
cartridge and snap it into place behind
the tab.
• Replace the cover and press down on
the bag compartment latch to secure
it into place.
Fig. 3
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Maintenance and Care
Replacing the Direct Air Motor Filter
• Press the handle release pedal with your foot,
and tilt the handle back until it stops. Press the
pedal again to lower the handle to the floor (Fig. 1).
• Pull the black filter cover latch to remove
the filter cartridge (Fig. 2).
• Discard the used filter cartridge.
• Insert a new direct air motor filter cartridge and
snap it into place.
• Return vacuum handle to its upright position.
Fig. 1
Lifetime Belt
Your vacuum belt is covered with a lifetime
warranty. Should the vacuum belt break, simply
bring your vacuum to your Authorized Simplicity
Vacuum Retailer for a free replacement.
Fig. 2
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Maintenance and Care
Jammed Brushroll
CAUTION! To Reduce the Risk of Injury From
Moving Parts, Unplug Before Servicing.
Brushroll
If an object, such as a throw rug or
article of clothing is ever picked up into
your vacuum, the vacuum will sense this
jammed brushroll condition and turn off
the brushroll. When this happens, the
Brushroll Jam Indicator on the top of the
nozzle will light up in red.
• Turn off and unplug the vacuum.
Red Warning Light Indicates a
Jammed Brushroll Condition
• Remove the cause of the jam.
• Turn the vacuum back on.
• If the brushroll is free of obstructions and
the Brushroll Jam Indicator is still lit, it’s
likely the clogged condition is located in
the vacuum motor fan. If so, please take
your vacuum to an Authorized Simplicity
Vacuum Retailer for service.
Cleaning the Dirt Sensor Eye
(S40P model only)
If the amber lights run continuously, it may
be the dirt sensor eye has become coated
with moist dirt. To remedy this situation,
simply vacuum up a small amount of
uncooked rice which works to clean the
eye. Repeat, if necessary. If the problem
persists, contact your Authorized Retailer.
Amber Light
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Amber Light
Maintenance and Care
Thermal Motor Protection
CAUTION! To Reduce the Risk of Injury From
Moving Parts, Unplug Before Servicing.
Your vacuum is equipped with a safeguard
to recognize when the vacuum might
overheat and shuts itself off. When this
happens the headlights are still on but the
motors shut off. Common reasons why a
vacuum may overheat include operating
with a full bag or when there is a clog in
the vacuum.
Thermal Reset
1. Unplug machine 3. Correct problem
2. L ocate problem 4. Press reset button
source (clogged If problem persists,
hose or full bag) consult owner’s manual
or contact retailer.
Thermal Reset
1. Unplug machine 3. Correct problem
2. L ocate problem 4. Press reset button
source (clogged If problem persists,
hose or full bag) consult owner’s manual
or contact retailer.
If the Thermal Motor Protection System
shuts off your vacuum, follow these steps:
• Unplug the vacuum.
• Inspect the vacuum for a full bag
condition or a hose clog and correct
the problem.
• Locate the Thermal Motor Protection Reset
Button on the back of the vacuum. Press
the button and resume vacuuming.
If problem continues, contact your
Authorized Simplicity Vacuum Retailer.
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Problem Solving Guide
Troubleshooting
Caution! To Reduce the Risk of Injury from Moving Parts, Unplug the Vacuum before Servicing.
Caution! To Reduce the Risk of Electric Shock, Do Not Handle Plug or Appliance with Wet Hands.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Vacuum won’t turn on
•P
ower cord not firmly
plugged in.
•B
lown fuse or tripped
breaker.
• Plug unit in firmly.
• Needs service.
Vacuum won’t pick up or
low suction
• “Carpet” button not on.
• Vacuum bag is full.
• Clogged filter(s).
• Hose clogged.
• Worn brushes.
• Broken belt.
•T
ool Activation Dial
turned “On”.
Dust escaping from vacuum
•C
heck house fuse or breaker.
Replace fuse/ reset breaker.
•T
ake to an Authorized
Simplicity Vacuum Retailer.
• Press “Carpet” button on –
it will illuminate when it’s on.
• Replace bag.
• Replace filter(s).
•R
emove obstacle.
• Replace brush strips.
•T
ake to an Authorized
Simplicity Vacuum Retailer.
• Turn Tool Activation Dial to “Off”
position for carpet and bare
floor cleaning.
•D
ust compartment cover not • Attach the dust compartment
cover and secure latch.
attached properly.
•R
eview filter installation
• Filters not installed correctly.
(pages 15-17).
Any other service should be performed by an Authorized Simplicity Vacuum Retailer.
To locate your nearest Authorized Retailer, visit our website at
www.SimplicityVac.com or call 888-9-SIMPLY.
Key Replacement Parts
•
•
Genuine HEPA Media Vacuum Bags: SPH-6
Genuine Filter Sets: S
F40 (HEPA media and charcoal)
SF40G (HEPA media and granulated charcoal)
For Best Performance
•Keep your vacuum clean and in good operating condition.
• Change the vacuum bag once a month or when the full bag light is illuminated to maximize
cleaning performance.
• Always use genuine Simplicity vacuum bags and replacement parts. Use of other products
may result in poor cleaning performance, potential vacuum cleaner damage and may void
vacuum warranty. Genuine products are designed for maximum cleaning performance.
• Have your vacuum checked annually by your Authorized Simplicity Vacuum Retailer.
• Store your vacuum carefully in a dry area.
• For optimum cleaning performance and safety, follow your owner’s manual instructions.
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Warranty
What is Covered:
This warranty covers any defects in material and workmanship in your new Simplicity
vacuum and applies exclusively to the original purchaser.
How Long Coverage Lasts:
Warranty coverage for your S40P model lasts seven years. Warranty coverage for your S40
model vacuum lasts six years. Household models used commercially are only warranted for
90 days.
What is Not Covered:
• Damage to the vacuum which occurs from neglect, abuse, alterations, accident,
misuse or improper m
­ aintenance.
• Normal replacement items: disposable bags, disposable filters and agitator brushes.
•D
amage associated with or resulting from the use of non-genuine parts including
normal replacement items.
What We Will Do:
This warranty provides, at no cost to you, all labor and parts to keep this vacuum in
correct o
­ perating condition during the warranted period.
How to Get Service:
Warranty service can only be obtained by presenting the vacuum to an Authorized
Simplicity Vacuum Retailer. A proof-of-purchase and product serial number will be required
before service is rendered. To locate your nearest Simplicity Vacuum Retailer, please call
888.9.SIMPLY or visit www.SimplicityVac.com.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THIS WARRANTY
DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR I­NCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
How State Law Applies:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Register your warranty online at www.SimplicityVac.com
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Owner’s Warranty Information
keep this for your records…
Date of purchase Serial number Model number Purchased from:
Store name Address City, State, Zip Telephone 22
NOTES
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