It’s quick and easy to register for your FREE 6 year guarantee online at: vax.co.uk/guarantees Please retain your original receipt for proof of purchase. UK based customer care centre — Open 7 days a week Monday-Friday8:30am-18:30pm Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-17:00pm we’re here if you need us Instead of taking me back to the shop, simply visit: vax.co.uk/support or call (UK) 0844 412 8455 (ROI) 1-800 928 308 Let us know what you think @VaxUK U87-AM-C Performance is everything. Safety FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. 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. Use only as described in this manual. Use only Vax recommended attachments. 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 or a recommended Service Agent to avoid hazard and invalidating the guarantee. 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 vacuum cleaner over the cord/hose. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces. Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any openings blocked and do not restrict air-flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or anything that might reduce airflow. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away from openings and moving parts. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or any hot, smoking or burning objects. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.). Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc. Do not use without ALL of the filters in place. Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs. Keep vacuuming area well lit. Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area. vax.co.uk 20. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the vacuum cleaner 21. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Non-approved cords may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be tripped over. WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical socket before assembling, opening or emptying the dirt container, or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments. CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful unit. Before plugging the cord into the electrical socket, make sure the switch is in the ‘off’ position. 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 maintains 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 socket and turn off the switch. Remove dirt container and empty. Clean filters. Allow the unitto cool for approximately one (1) hour. To re-start, plug into an electrical socket and switch back on. This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only and NOT for commercial or industrial use. Complete Quickstart Guide Getting the most out of your machine “The lightest full size multi-cyclonic upright in the world + powerful suction + manoeuvrability” PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. EEC Statement of Compliance Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the U87-AM-C series is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives: Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive, EMC: 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive Designed in the UK Disposal This product should not be disposed of with the house-hold waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice. Performance is everything. U87-AM-C Performance is everything. Getting started How to use Looking after your machine For full instructions, please refer to the online user guide at vax.co.uk/support For above the floor cleaning, turn brushbar off, remove handle from the unit and attach to hose. Always hold the unit during above the floor cleaning. IMPORTANT: Do not use your vacuum cleaner without all of the filters in place. Wash filters with warm water (40oC max) at least every 3 months for best cleaning results. For detailed information on maintaining your vacuum cleaner and its filters, please refer to the full user guide at vax.co.uk/support For brushbar blockages, refer to the online user guide at vax.co.uk/support on how to unblock. 1 2 Pre-motor filter Parts and accessories Filter kit (Type 60): 1-1-132030-00 Turbo tool (Type 1): 1-1-126261-00 Flat upholstery tool: 1-1-131394-00 Flexi crevice tool (Type 1): 1-1-131393-00 Fur and Fluff tool: 1-1-131392-00 Lifetime Post-motor filter 1. Insert the handle. 2. Pull handle up/down to adjust to the desired height. vax.co.uk Attach the hose end to the floorhead ensuring it clicks into place. (All accessories can be used by either attaching them to the handle or the hose.) Twist the cord holder to release the cord. Plug in your machine and turn it on. Performance is everything. For brushbar position, press the brushbar on/off button at the top of the unit. Brushbar on — carpets. Brushbar off — hard floors. vax.co.uk Twist the handle to manoeuvre under and around furniture. The use of genuine vax spare parts helps to maintain optimised performance and validates your guarantee If you require spare parts or would like some more accessories, please visit vax.co.uk/support or call our customer care centre: (UK) 0844 412 8455 (ROI) 1-800 928 308 Performance is everything.