Owner`s Manual - Vacuum Cleaner Market

Operating Instructions
Vacuum Cleaner
S 8900
Only Miele dustbags, filters and accessories with the
"Original Miele" logo can be used with this vacuum. Only
then can the suction power of the vacuum cleaner reach its
optimum potential creating the best possible cleaning results.
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before
installation and use.
en - US, CA
HS15
M.-Nr. 09 257 901
Only Miele dustbags, filters and accessories with
the "Original Miele" logo can be used with this
vacuum. Only then can the suction power of the
vacuum cleaner reach its optimum potential creating
the best possible cleaning results.
USE OF NON-MIELE COMPONENTS MAY VOID
THE WARRANTY.
,The use of dustbags made of paper or a similar
material, or dustbags with a cardboard retaining plate
can lead to serious damage to the vacuum cleaner
and may void the warranty, just as with the use of
dustbags without the "Original Miele" logo.
The "Original Miele" Logo will appear on the
packaging or directly on the dustbag.
Purchasing new dustbags and filters
Original Miele dustbags and filters can be purchased
from an authorized Miele vacuum dealer or by visiting the
Miele store at www.mieleusa.com.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Guide to the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before using the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Included accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Turn the vacuum cleaner on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selecting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning the Powerbrush ON and OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pausing during operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Parking, transport and storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Purchasing new filter bags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Which filter bags and filters are the right ones? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to change the filter bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
How to change the filter bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When should I change the dust compartment filter? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
When to change the exhaust filter? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
How to replace the Air Clean exhaust filter? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
How do I change the Active Air Clean or the Active HEPA exhaust filter? . . . . . . 29
Exchanging exhaust filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Frequently asked questions / Technical service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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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
Keep these operating instructions in a safe place and pass them on to any
future user.
WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or injury:
Before using
~ Check the voltage rating of the
vacuum cleaner before connecting the
power cord to an electrical outlet. Your
power source should correspond with
the voltage rating plate located on the
underside of the vacuum. Use only
household AC outlets. Never use DC
power sources. If you are not sure of
your home’s voltage supply, consult a
qualified electrician. Connecting the
vacuum cleaner to a higher voltage
than indicated in these instructions may
result in damage to the vacuum cleaner
or injury.
~ 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 alter the
plug in any way.
~ A damaged vacuum cleaner can be
dangerous. Check the packaging,
vacuum cleaner and accessories for
any signs of damage. Do not use a
damaged appliance.
~ Do not use with a damaged cord or
plug. If the appliance is not working as
it should, has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or submerged in water,
bring it to a service center.
~ The electrical outlet must be fitted
with a 15 A fuse.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
~ Do not use on people or animals.
~ Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces. Only dry surfaces should be
vacuumed.
~ Use only as described in this
manual. Use only Miele recommended
accessories.
~ Do not alter or modify the vacuum
cleaner.
~ This appliance is intended for
household use only.
~ Unwind the cord completely to aid
the vacuum cleaner in dissipating heat.
~ This vacuum should not be used to
entrap or retain any hazardous
materials.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner to
pick up liquids or damp dirt. This could
impair the electrical safety of the
vacuum cleaner. Wait for freshly
shampooed carpets to dry.
~ Do not vacuum anything that is
burning or smoking such as cigarettes,
matches or hot ashes. The vacuum
cleaner could catch fire.
~ Do not allow the vacuum cleaner to
be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used near children.
~ Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
~ Never use the vacuum cleaner
without the filter bag or filters in place.
Otherwise it could be damaged.
~ Do not use to pick up any flammable
~ If a filter bag is not inserted, the dust
compartment lid will not close. Do not
force it shut.
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers can conduct electricity.
or combustible liquids, such as
gasoline, or use in areas where they
may be present. The vacuum cleaner
could explode.
~ Do not leave the vacuum plugged
~ Do not vacuum up items which are
~ On the underside of the vacuum
handpiece is a metal insert designed to
absorb static electricity. Please make
certain that your hand remains around
this metal insert when vacuuming.
~ Do not pull or carry by the cord, use
in. Unplug it from the outlet when not in
use and before servicing.
~ Persons which lack physical,
sensory or mental abilities or
experience with the machine should not
use it without supervision or instruction
by a responsible person.
heavy, hard or have sharp edges. They
could cause a blockage and damage
the appliance.
the cord as a handle, close a door on
the cord, or pull the cord around sharp
edges or corners. Do not run the
appliance over the cord. Keep the cord
away from heated surfaces.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Do not unplug by pulling on the
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the
cord.
~ Do not handle the plug or vacuum
with wet hands.
~ Keep the power cord, hair, loose
clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving
parts.
Using accessories
~ The hose and the telescopic wand
contain electrical wires. Do not use the
vacuum cleaner if these parts are
damaged, cut or punctured. Avoid
picking up sharp objects. Danger of
electric shock!
~ Unplug the vacuum when changing
accessories, especially the Hose,
Telescopic wand, Turbobrush and
Powerbrush.
~ Do not place anything into the
openings of the vacuum cleaner. Do
not use if any openings are blocked;
keep them free of dust, lint, hair, or
anything that may reduce air flow.
~ To avoid the risk of injury when
~ This appliance is equipped with a
power cord reel. Hold plug when
rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow
plug to whip when rewinding.
~ The socket on the vacuum cleaner
~ Turn off all controls before
unplugging.
~ Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and
wands must not be used at head level
to avoid injury to eyes and ears.
~ Monitor the filter bag change
indicator and inspect all filters regularly.
For best performance, the filter bag
and filters should be replaced when
necessary. A full bag or blocked filter
will reduce the vacuum cleaner’s
suction power. A temperature limiter
automatically switches the vacuum
cleaner off if it gets too hot, see
"Frequently asked questions".
vacuuming with a Miele Power or
Turbobrush do not touch the rotating
roller brush. Danger of injury.
(depending on model) must only be
used for the Miele Powerbrush
specified for use with this appliance.
~ Danger of injury. The Miele
Powerbrush is a motor driven
accessory for use only with Miele
vacuum cleaners. The vacuum cleaner
must not be used with another
manufacturer’s powerbrush.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner
without an accessory attached. The rim
could be damaged and injuries could
result from sharp edges.
~ Miele filter bags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do not
attempt to reuse. An over stuffed filter
bag will reduce the efficiency of the
vacuum cleaner.
~ Only use genuine Miele filter bags
with the Miele quality signet and
original Miele filters and accessories.
Only then will the manufacturer
guarantee its safety.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning, maintenance and
repairs
~ Turn the vacuum cleaner off after
each use and before every cleaning /
maintenance. Pull the plug from the
outlet.
~ Never submerge the vacuum
cleaner in water. Clean only with a dry
cloth or slightly damp cloth when
disconnected from the mains supply. If
moisture gets into the appliance there
is a risk of electric shock.
~ The electro-suction hose and the
Disposing of an old appliance
~ Before discarding an old vacuum
cleaner, please cut off the power cord
and render the plug useless. Ensure
the appliance presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
telescopic wand contain electrical
wires. The plug connectors must not
come in contact with water. These
items may only be cleaned with a dry
cloth, no moisture can touch them.
Danger of electric shock.
~ Repairs must only be performed by
an authorized service agent in
accordance with national and local
safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause injury or machine damage.
~ If the power cord is damaged it
should be replaced along with a new
cable reel by Miele Technical Service.
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Guide to the vacuum cleaner
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Guide to the vacuum cleaner
a Electro hose SES 131
b Release button for accessory compartment
c Airflow indicator
d Display panel
e Foot switch for automatic cord rewind
f Park-System for breaks in vacuuming
g Foot switch On/Off s
h Power cord *
i Swivel casters *
j Exhaust filter (Air Clean, Active Air Clean or Active HEPA, depending on model)
k Park-System for storage (on both sides of the vacuum cleaner, illuminated
depending on the model)
l Dust compartment filter
m Original Miele filter bag
n Carrying handle
o Powerbrush (SEB 217 / EB02, SEB 228 / EB03 or SEB 236 / EB01 depending
on the model)
p Release buttons
q Release button for dust compartment lid
r Electro telescopic wand SET 220
s Adjustment button for electro telescopic wand
t Elbow
u Suction power indicator
v Standby button - for brief breaks in vacuuming, with LED
w ON/OFF switch j for the Powerbrush, with LED
x Suction power buttons + / y Comfort handpiece
z Thermo protection indicator light §
{ Standby indicator light | Filter change indicator with reset button
The features marked * may vary or may not be available on your model.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Attaching the Electro suction
hose
^ Insert the elbow into the suction
socket until it clicks into place.
Disconnecting the hose
^ Press the release buttons at the sides
of the elbow and lift the hose from the
socket.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Connecting the Comfort
handpiece to the Electro
telescopic wand
^ Position the Comfort handpiece and
insert into the telescopic wand until it
clicks into place.
^ To separate the handpiece from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button.
Adjusting the Electro
telescopic wand
The telescoping wand is composed of
two interlocking tubes that can be
adjusted to the desired length.
^ Press the release button and slide
the tubes to the desired length.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Using the Powerbrush
Always follow the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will include one of the following
Powerbrushes.
– Powerbrush SEB 217 (EB02)
– Powerbrush SEB 228 (EB03)
– Powerbrush SEB 236 (EB01)
The Powerbrush is specially designed
for intensive cleaning of heavy-duty
textile floorings. It removes ground-in
dirt and helps prevent matting in
high-traffic areas.
,Do NOT use the Powerbrush to
vacuum delicate, hand-knotted items,
such as Berber rugs or Persian rugs, or
for unusually deep pile (shag carpets).
The threads may be pulled out.
,Do NOT use the Powerbrush
SEB 217 (EB02) to clean highly
textured or uneven flooring. The
base plate of the Powerbrush can
come into contact with these
surfaces and cause damage.
Connecting the Powerbrush to
the Electro Telescopic wand
^ Position the telescopic wand and
insert into the Powerbrush until it
clicks into place.
For more information on the Use and
Care of the Powerbrush, see the
separate operating instructions.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Using the floor brush
Always follow the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Connecting the floor brush to
the Electro Telescopic wand
^ Fit the Electro Telescopic wand firmly
into the floor brush. Turn the wand in
opposite directions until it locks with
a click.
^ To release the handpiece from the
telescopic wand press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the
handpiece away from the telescopic
wand.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister with
swiveling head (SBB 300-3)
(depending on model)
For cleaning all hard flooring and small
hard to reach areas.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister XL with
swiveling head (SBB
400-3)(depending on model)
For cleaning large areas of hard
flooring and small hard to reach areas.
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Included accessories
The following accessories are included:
a Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
b Dust brush with natural bristles
For cleaning moldings, ornate,
carved or especially sensitive
articles, etc.
The head of the brush swivels and
can be turned to the best cleaning
position.
c Upholstery tool
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Removing the accessories
^ Press the release button.
The accessory compartment opens.
^ Take out the accessory needed.
^ Close the accessory compartment by
pressing on the lid.
Floor tool
Also suitable for vacuuming stairs.
,For your own safety, always
vacuum stairs from bottom to top.
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Use
Power cord
,Unwind the cord completely to
aid the vacuum in dissipating heat.
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
the appliance over the cord. Keep
the cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not unplug by pulling the cord. To
unplug grasp the plug, not the cord.
This appliance is equipped with a
power cord reel. Hold the plug when
rewinding onto cord reel. Do not
allow plug to whip when rewinding.
Unwinding
^ Pull the cord out to the desired length
(max. approx. 21.4 ft / 6.5 m).
^ Plug the power plug into the
electrical outlet.
Depending on the model, the lighting of
the Park-System on both sides of the
vacuum cleaner switches on.
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
used, the lighting turns on after
approx. two minutes.
,If you intend to use the vacuum
cleaner for more than 30 minutes,
you will need to pull the cord all the
way out. This is to help prevent
overheating and damage to the
appliance.
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Use
Rewinding
^ Unplug the power plug from the
electrical outlet.
If your vacuum cleaner is equipped
with an illuminated Park-System, the
lighting switches off again automatically
approx. 30 seconds after disconnecting
the power.
^ Tap the rewind foot switch and the
power cord will rewind automatically.
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Use
Turn the vacuum cleaner on
and off
^ Press the On/Off foot switch s.
The Standby indicator - on the display
panel of the vacuum cleaner and the
LED - on the Comfort handpiece light
yellow.
^ Press – to select a lower power level.
^ Press + to select a higher power
level.
^ By pressing the Standby button on the Comfort handpiece the next
time the vacuum is used it will turn on
to the last selected power level.
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Use
Selecting the suction power
You can adjust the suction power to suit
the situation. When you reduce the
suction power, the floor brush can be
moved with less effort.
On the Comfort handpiece you will see
various symbols that show examples of
which power level is recommended for
which purpose.
The selected power level lights yellow.
# - curtains, lightweight fabrics
$ - upholstery, pillows
% - thick pile carpets, rugs and
runners
Auto - Automatic adjustment of the
suction power to the floor
covering
,Do NOT use the "Auto" power
level to vacuum curtains or other
lightweight fabrics. Excessive
suction may cause damage to such
items.
* - Energy-efficient everyday
vacuuming, low noise
( - Low pile carpets
) - Hard flooring and intensive
cleaning of carpets
^ To select a higher power setting,
press the + button on the Comfort
handpiece.
^ To select a lower power setting,
press the - button on the Comfort
handpiece.
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Use
While vacuuming
The vacuum cleaner can also stand on
its end for vacuuming stairs, drapes
etc.
,To prevent static electricity your
hand must touch the metal inlay on
the underside of the vacuum
handpiece. Be certain to
continuously touch this inlay when
vacuuming fine dust, flour or
sawdust as these materials are more
likely to create a static electricity. To
further prevent static discharge
while vacuuming, pull the vacuum
along by the hose with one hand
while continuing to hold the
handpiece in the other hand.
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Use
Turning the Powerbrush ON
and OFF
The Powerbrush is turned on and off
separately from the vacuum cleaner
^ by pressing the On/Off button j on
the Comfort handpiece.
The LED on the Comfort handpiece
lights.
The button allows you to turn off the
Powerbrush, e.g. when moving from
wall-to-wall carpeting to a persian rug.
Pausing during operation
You can interrupt operation for short
pauses during vacuuming
^ by pressing the Standby button - on
the Comfort handpiece.
The LED on the Comfort handpiece
lights.
,Do not leave the vacuum cleaner
in Standby mode, only use it for
short pauses during vacuuming.
This is to help prevent overheating
and damage to the appliance.
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Parking, transport and storage
Park-System
(not for use with the Powerbrushes
SEB 228 / EB03 or SEB 236 / EB01)
The Park-System allows you to park the
telescopic wand and the suction unit on
the vacuum cleaner during brief
pauses.
^ Insert the parking clip attachment on
the suction unit into the parking slot
from above.
If the vacuum cleaner is on an
incline, e.g. a ramp, slide the tube
into the telescopic wand all the way.
Turning on and off with the
Park-System
The vacuum cleaner is automatically
turned off if you insert the suction unit
with the parking slot into the
Park-System.
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Parking, transport and storage
Park-System for storage
,Turn the vacuum cleaner off after
use. Remove the plug from the
electrical outlet.
After approx. 30 seconds the parking
system lighting turns off.
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner vertically.
It is helpful to completely insert the
tubes into the telescopic wand.
^ Insert the parking clip attachment on
the suction unit into either side of the
Park-System from above (cannot be
used with Powerbrush SEB 228 /
EB03 or SEB 236 / EB01).
This makes the vacuum cleaner easier
to carry and store.
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Maintenance and care
,Turn off and unplug the vacuum
Purchasing new filter bags and
filters
The Miele filter system consists of the
following three components.
Original Miele filter bags and filters can
be purchased from an authorized Miele
vacuum dealer or by visiting the Miele
online store.
cleaner before performing any
maintenance work.
– Filter bag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter
Each of these components must be
changed periodically to maintain the
vacuum cleaner’s efficiency.
Which filter bags and filters
are the right ones?
This vacuum cleaner uses Original
Miele filter bags Type G/N and an
Original Miele filters, the "Original Miele"
Logo will appear on the packaging or
directly on the filter bag.
Only use Miele filter bags, filters and
accessories with the "Original Miele"
logo. Only then can the suction
power of the vacuum cleaner reach
its optimum potential creating the
best possible cleaning results.
,The use of filter bags made of
paper or a similar material, or filter
bags with a cardboard retaining
plate can lead to serious damage to
the vacuum cleaner and possibly
voiding the warranty, just as with the
use of filter bags without the
"Original Miele" logo.
An "Air clean" exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every box of Miele filter bags.
If you would like to purchase additional
Miele filters separately, contact your
vacuum dealer or Miele, please quote
the model number of your Miele
vacuum cleaner to ensure correct parts
are ordered. These parts are also
available to order from the online Miele
store.
The exhaust filter supplied with the
vacuum cleaner can be exchanged
with another type of Original Miele filter
(see "Exchanging exhaust filters").
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Maintenance and care
When to change the filter bag
Change the filter bag when the colored
marker in the airflow indicator
completely fills the display in red.
Filter bags are disposable articles
and made to be used only once.
Dispose of full filter bags. Do not
attempt to reuse.
Clogged pores reduce the suction
power of the vacuum cleaner.
Check the airflow indicator
^ Attach the standard floor brush
(depending on model) to the vacuum
cleaner. All other suction tools can
affect the function of the airflow
indicator.
^ Use the On/ Off foot switch s to
switch the vacuum cleaner on, then
select the highest suction setting.
^ Slightly lift the standard floor brush
from the floor. If the color marker
completely fills the indicator window,
the filter bag needs to be changed.
How the airflow indicator works
The airflow indicator is designed to
show when the bag is full of common
household dust and measures the
amount of air flow through the filter bag.
Normal household dust is a mixture of
dust, hair, carpet fluff, threads, sand,
etc.
However, if fine dust, such as drill dust,
sand, plaster or flour is vacuumed, the
pores of the filter bag may become
blocked. The marker will indicate that
the bag is "full" even when it is not. The
filter bag should be changed as the
suction power is greatly reduced.
If the bag is bulging with pet fur, hair,
carpet fluff, etc. the indicator may not
register "full". This is because the air
flow of the filter bag may still be high
enough not to activate the marker to
show maximum. The filter bag should
still be changed.
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Maintenance and care
How to change the filter bag
^ Lift the release button and open the
dust compartment lid upwards until it
clicks into place.
The filter bag has a flap that
automatically closes to prevent dust
from escaping when the bag is
removed.
^ Grasp the finger grip and pull the
filter bag out of the holder.
^ Insert the new filter bag into the blue
holder as far as it will go. Note: Do
NOT unfold the filter bag when you
first remove it from the box.
^ Wait until you have inserted the filter
bag into the compartment before
unfolding it.
^ Now close the dust compartment lid
until it clicks into place, taking care
not to catch the filter bag in the lid.
,If you do not insert a
replacement filter bag, the dust
compartment lid is designed not to
close. Do not use force!
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Maintenance and care
When should I change the dust
compartment filter?
Whenever you start a new box of Miele
filter bag filters, you should change the
dust compartment filter. A new dust
compartment filter is included in every
box of Miele filter bags.
Replacing the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Grasp the finger grip and pull the
filter bag out of the holder.
^ Open the blue filter frame until it
clicks into place, use the clean
corner to remove the dust
compartment filter.
^ Insert a new dust compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
^ Insert the new filter bag as far as it
will go into the blue holder.
^ Close the dust compartment lid until
it clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the exhaust
filter?
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will use one of the following
standard exhaust filters:
a Air Clean
Change the exhaust filter each time you
open a new box of Miele filter bags.
A new Air Clean exhaust filter is included
in every box of Miele filter bags.
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
Always replace the Active Air Clean b
or Active HEPA c filter if the indicator
and the reset button light (after
approximately 50 hours of operation,
which is equivalent to one year of
average use). Once the indicator light
comes on, you can still continue to use
the vacuum cleaner. However, the filter
performance and suction power will be
reduced.
Instead of the Active Air Clean b or
Active HEPA c exhaust filter installed as
standard, an Air Clean a exhaust filter
can also be used (see section
"Maintenance and care - Exchanging
exhaust filters").
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Maintenance and care
How to replace the Air Clean
exhaust filter?
Make sure that only one exhaust
filter is inserted in the frame.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Squeeze the release for the filter
frame and open until it clicks.
^ Grasp one of the two clean corners
(see arrow) to remove the used Air
Clean exhaust filter.
^ Insert a new Air Clean exhaust filter.
But if you want to install an Active Air
Clean or Active HEPA filter, you
must heed the section "Maintenance
and care - Exchanging exhaust
filters".
^ Close the filter frame.
Close the dust compartment lid until it
clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
How do I change the Active Air
Clean or the Active HEPA
exhaust filter?
Make sure that only one exhaust
filter is inserted in the frame.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Lift the Active Air Clean or Active
HEPA exhaust filter and remove it.
^ Install the new Active Air Clean or
Active HEPA exhaust filter and press
it downwards.
If you want to install an Air Clean
exhaust filter, you must adhere to
the section "Maintenance and care Exchanging exhaust filters".
^ Close the dust compartment lid until
it clicks into place.
Resetting the filter change indicator
The filter change indicator must be reset
each time the filter is changed. To do this,
the vacuum cleaner must be plugged in.
^ Press the reset button.
The filter change indicator and the reset
button will go out and return to the initial
position.
The indicator is only reset if pressed
while lit. If the indicator is pressed
while not lit, it will not be reset.
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Maintenance and care
Exchanging exhaust filters
Make sure that only one exhaust
filter is inserted in the frame.
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will use one of the following
standard exhaust filters:
a Air Clean
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
Important
1. If you replace exhaust filter a with
exhaust filter b or c, you must be sure
to remove the filter frame before
inserting the new filter type.
2. If you replace exhaust filter b or c
with exhaust filter a, you must be sure
to place the new filter in the filter frame
*.
* Filter frame - see section on "Optional
accessories"
The filter change indicator is
designed for the changing cycle of
the Active Air Clean and Active
HEPA filters.
If you use an Air Clean exhaust filter
instead, lighting of the filter change
indicator and reset button can be
disregarded as the exhaust filter
should simply be replaced
whenever a new box of Miele filter
bags is opened. The indicator lights
turn off when the reset button is
pressed.
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Cleaning and care
,Turn off the vacuum and unplug
it from the outlet before performing
any maintenance work.
Textile surfaces
Clean the surface with the dustbrush
accessory or a damp cloth.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
The vacuum cleaner and other plastic
accessories can be cleaned with a
damp cloth or a cleaner suitable for
plastics.
,Do not use abrasive, oil-based,
glass or all purpose cleaners!
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
cloth, dusting brush or a second
vacuum to remove any dust.
Monitor the filter bag change indicator
and inspect all filters regularly. Clean or
replace them when necessary
according to these Operating
Instructions.
,Do not submerge the vacuum in
water. If moisture gets into the
appliance there is the risk of an
electric shock.
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Frequently asked questions / Technical service
The vacuum cleaner shuts off
automatically. A warning light §
comes on to indicate overheating.
A temperature sensor will turn off the
vacuum cleaner if it becomes too warm.
This is indicated by a thermal
protection indicator § on the display
panel of the vacuum.
This problem can occur if, for example,
an object is blocking the suction hose
or the filter bag pores have become
clogged with fine dust. The cause
could also be a heavily soiled exhaust
or dust compartment filter. If this
happens, turn off the vacuum cleaner
(press the On/Off foot switch s) and
unplug the power plug from the
electrical outlet.
Once the cause has been addressed,
allow the vacuum cleaner to cool for
approx. 20 - 30 minutes before
resuming vacuuming.
Technical service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
fix yourself please contact the Miele
Service Department at the phone
number listed on the back of this
booklet.
^ Please quote the model type of your
appliance.
This can be found on the data plate on
the bottom of the vacuum.
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Optional accessories
Floor tools/brushes
Always follow the flooring
manufacturer's cleaning and care
instructions.
Turbobrush Turbo Comfort
(STB 205-3)
You can order these and many other
products via the Miele website.
For cleaning short pile textile floor
coverings.
Some models come with the one or
more of the following accessories.
Floor brush Hardfloor (SBB 235-3)
Powerbrushes
Powerbrush SEB 217-3 (EB02)
For intensive cleaning of heavy-duty
textile flooring. It removes ground-in dirt
and helps prevent matting in high-traffic
areas.
Powerbrush SEB 228 (EB03)
Compared to the SEB 217-3, this
Powerbrush also has a height
adjustment for adjusting to different pile
heights and is particularly suitable for
cleaning large areas.
Powerbrush SEB 236 (EB01)
To vacuum sturdy hard floors, e.g. tiles.
Floor brush Parquet -3
With natural bristles for use on
hardwood-type floors that may be
susceptible to scratching, such as
parquet and laminates.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister with
swiveling head (SBB 300-3)
For cleaning all hard flooring and small
hard to reach areas.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister XL with
swiveling head (SBB 400-3)
For cleaning large areas of hard
flooring and small hard to reach areas.
Compared to the SEB 228, this
Powerbrush also has a multifunction
control light and LEDs for illuminating
the work area.
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Optional accessories
Other accessories
MicroSet accessory case (SMC 20)
Accessories for use on small or
hard-to-reach items (stereos,
keyboards, models, etc).
Cat&Dog accessory case (SCD 10)
Accessories for cleaning households
with pets.
Hand Turbobrush Turbo Mini
Compact (STB 20)
For vacuuming upholstery, mattresses
or car seats.
Universal brush (SUB 20)
For dusting books, shelves etc.
Can be used with the adapter included
with the vacuum cleaner.
Crevice nozzle 22" (560 mm)
(SFD 20)
Flexible crevice nozzle for vacuuming
hard to reach places.
Upholstery nozzle, 7 1/2" (190 mm)
(SFD 10)
Extra wide upholstery nozzle for
cleaning upholstered furniture,
mattresses and pillows.
Hygiene seal with activated charcoal
Prevents dust and odors from escaping
when the suction hose is taken off.
Filter
Active Air Clean exhaust filter
(SF-AAC 50)
Absorbs odors from the dirt in the filter
bag.
Grill / Radiator brush (SHB 20)
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Active HEPA exhaust filter
(SF-AH 50)
Mattress tool (SMD 10)
Exceptional exhaust filter for purest
exhaust air. Especially suitable for
those with allergies.
For use on mattresses, upholstery, and
deeper crevices.
Crevice nozzle, 300 mm (SFD 10)
Extra long crevice nozzle for cleaning in
folds, crevices and corners.
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Filter frame
Required if you want to use an Air
Clean exhaust filter instead of an Active
Air Clean or Active HEPA exhaust filter.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The cardboard box and packaging
protect the appliance during shipping.
These materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
Disposal of an old machine
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
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