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Vax model number:
VEC-01
VEC-02
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instruction manual
Bagless cylinder
Please read carefully before using this cleaner.
Always fully extend the mains cable before use.
Retain for future reference.
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1. Diagram
VEC-01 / VEC-02
2
3
1
4
5
10
9
8
6
7
11
12
13
14
15
16
Fig.1/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
Hose inlet
Auto cord rewind
Carry handle
On/off button
Parking slot
Post-motor cover
2 parts overview
7
8
9
10
11
12
Wheel
Central HEPA filter
Quick-release dirt container
Lid release button
Combination floor tool
Telescopic extension tube
13
14
15
16
Flexible hose
2-in-1 tool
Upholstery tool
TurboTool (Model: VEC-02 only)
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2. Safety Information
15. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
For Household Use Only
16. Do not use without the filters in place.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
17. Take extra care when vacuuming stairs.
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
19. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting or disconnecting from the mains supply.
3.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose and
accessories.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
5.
The 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.
6.
Use only as described in this manual.
Use only the manufacturer’s 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 or plug is
damaged, return the vacuum cleaner to a Vax
Authorised Service Agent or suitably qualified
person for examination, repair or adjustment.
8.
9.
Do not pull or carry by the cord. Do not 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
vacuum cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away
from heated surfaces.
18. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
20. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner.
21. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Nonapproved extension cords may overheat. Care should
be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot
be pulled or tripped over.
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.
!
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.
!
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. Make sure all the filters are
completely dry before inserting back into the vacuum
cleaner.
!
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
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 air
flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or
anything that may reduce airflow.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
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).
safety information
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3. How to Assemble
4. How to Operate
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet before assembling or
removing the accessories.
Cord Release
!
1.
Insert the flexible hose connector into the inlet on the
main body of the vacuum cleaner by lining up the
arrow on the connector (1) to the inlet recesses. Then
rotate the hose 90 degrees clockwise (2) to lock the
hose in to position (Fig.3/1).
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1
Fig.3/1
2.
Push the telescopic extension tube on to the end of
the handle (Fig.3/2).
Fully unwind the power cord. A yellow mark on the power
cord indicates the recommended cord length. Do not
exceed the cord length beyond the red mark.
On/Off Button
Insert the power plug into the electrical outlet. Ensure the
vacuum cleaner is switched off.
Press the on/off button located on the top of the vacuum
cleaner and press the button again to turn the vacuum
cleaner off.
Carpet Cleaning
For carpet and rug cleaning press the rocker switch on the
combination floor head to raise the brushes.
Hard floor cleaning
For hard floor cleaning, press the rocker switch on the
combination floor head to lower the brushes.
Cord Rewind
To rewind the power cord, press the cord rewind button,
located on the top of the vacuum cleaner, and guide the
power cord with one hand. This will prevent the cord from
whipping which could cause damage or injury.
Fig.3/2
3.
The telescopic extension tube can be lengthened or
shortened by pushing the button in and sliding the
tube apart or together as required (Fig.3/3).
Carry Handle
Use the carry handle located behind the cord rewind
button and on/off button to move the vacuum cleaner
from room to room.
Hose Storage
For convenience there is a slot located at the rear of the
vacuum cleaner where the floor tool and hose can be
parked for carrying and storage.
Fig.3/3
4.
Fit the combination floor head by pushing onto the
extension tube (Fig.3/4).
Fig.3/4
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5. Accessories
The accessories can be attached directly to the handle by
removing the telescopic tube and pushing in the desired
accessory.
The accessories can also be attached to the telescopic
tube for extra reach. Remove the combination floor head
and push on the desired accessory.
6. Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal and Replacement
NOTE: Before emptying the dirt container and
removing or replacing any filters the hose must be
removed from the vacuum.
Press and hold in the latches on the side of the hose
connector (Fig.6/1).
NOTE: The 2-in-1 tool and crevice tool are stored
underneath the vacuum cleaner lid behind the dirt
container.
2-in-1 Tool
Dusting brush: for delicate surfaces.
Crevice tool: for crevices, corners and cracks, etc.
Upholstery Tool
For carpet, upholstery, stairs, etc.
TurboTool (Model: VEC-02 only)
For pet hair, stair and upholstery cleaning (NOTE: Do not
use the TurboTool on suede and leather surfaces).
Fig.6/1
Rotate the connector 90° anti-clockwise until the arrows
on the connector line up with the inlet recesses and
remove the hose from the unit (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/2
WARNING: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet before removing the
dirt container.
!
!
WARNING: Do NOT use the vacuum cleaner
without ALL of the filters in place.
NOTE: For best performance, replace filters annually.
Emptying the Dirt Container
Press the button on the front of the vacuum cleaner to
open the vacuum cleaner lid. Lift out the dirt container by
the handle. (Fig.6/3)
accessories / dirt container & filter
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Gently tap the filter against the side of a rubbish bin to
remove excess dirt (Fig.6/6).
Fig.6/3
Position the dirt container over a rubbish bin and press the
dirt container release catch (Fig.6/4)
Fig.6/6
The central filter can be rinsed in warm water (max 40°C).
Allow to air dry completely before replacing (Fig.6/7).
Fig.6/4
When all the dirt has fallen close the dirt container flap,
and return the dirt container to the vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning the Filter
Fig.6/7
Return the central filter to the dirt container. Replace the
dirt container as directed.
NOTE: Do not use any detergents or boiling water to
wash the filters. Vax recommends washing the
filters every 4 weeks.
Pre-motor Filter
NOTE: All filters must be in place before using the
vacuum cleaner.
Pull out the pre-motor filter as shown (Fig.6/8).
Lift up the vacuum cleaner lid as directed.
Central Filter
Remove the dirt container as directed above.
Pull out the central filter as shown (Fig.6/5).
Fig.6/8
The pre-motor filter can be rinsed in warm water (max
40°C). Allow to air dry for 24 hours before replacing.
Fig.6/5
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Return the pre-motor filter to the vacuum cleaner and
close the vacuum cleaner lid.
7. Clearing Blockages
Post-motor Filter
NOTE: This is located on the back of the vacuum cleaner.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
the power cord must be disconnected before
performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Release the post-motor cover by pressing down on the
two catches at the top of the cover (Fig.6/9).
Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the electrical
outlet.
!
The flexible hose can be disconnected from the vacuum
cleaner by rotating 90 deg. Anti-clockwise, until the hose
lugs line up with spacers and then pull away from the
machine. Remove any blockages found then re-connect
the hose securely.
Removing debris from the TurboTool (Model: VEC-02 only)
Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect the power
plug from the electrical outlet.
Fig.6/9
Rotate the locking ring 180º (Fig.7/1).
Remove the filter by pulling away from the casing
(Fig.6/10).
LOCKING RING
Fig.7/1
Lift the top cover off and remove any blockage (Fig.7/2).
Fig.6/10
The post-motor filter can be rinsed in warm water (max
40°C). Allow to air dry for at least 24 hours before
replacing
To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are engage. Pivot the
lower housing closed and rotate the locking ring 180º
(Fig.7/2).
Return the post-motor filter to the casing and re-fit to the
back of the vacuum cleaner.
TABS
Fig.7/2
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8. Storage
9. Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet and rewind the power
cord as directed before storing.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
NOTE: Always store the vacuum cleaner base down.
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
!
!
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug in securely.
Cause:
No electricity in the electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
Cause:
Motor thermostat has tripped.
Solution: Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Leave for one (1) hour before switching the
vacuum cleaner back on.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed properly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Dirt container full or blocked.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Clogged filters.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up.
Cause:
Accessories are not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 5.
Cause:
TurboTool is clogged.
Solution: Refer to section 7.
Cause:
Hose is not installed correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 7.
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PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum cleaner.
Cause:
Dirt container full.
10. UK Service & Help
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Cause:
Monday-Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Dirt container not installed correctly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Hose is not installed correctly.
Solution: Review installation.
Cause:
Filter not installed completely.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
An answerphone is available outside of these hours. Any
queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the Vax
Careline. Calls are charged at the UK national rate.
Please make a note of the serial number and model
number of the carpet cleaner before calling. There are
over 400 approved Vax Service Agents in the UK. For the
nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline.
www.vax.co.uk
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11. Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
1800W (dependant on model)
1.8 litres approx
Central HEPA filter - washable
Pre-motor filter - washable
Post-motor filter - washable
4.8m approx
5.41kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
VEC-01/VEC-02 Essentials by Vax range is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: www.vax.co.uk