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Performance is everything.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following:
3. 4.
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.
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.
Getting the most out of your machine
“The lightest full size multi-cyclonic
upright in the world + powerful
suction + manoeuvrability”
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
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.
Performance is everything.
Getting started
How to use
Looking after your machine
For full instructions, please refer to the online
user guide at
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
For brushbar blockages, refer to the online user guide at on how to unblock.
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
Post-motor filter
1. Insert the handle.
2. Pull handle up/down to adjust to the
desired height.
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.
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
or call our customer care centre:
(UK) 0844 412 8455 (ROI) 1-800 928 308
Performance is everything.
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