Miele S 5980 User's Manual

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaner
S 5980
These operating instructions apply to
standard model S 5980 and to
Special Edition models which are
distinguished by names rather than models.
G
M.-Nr. 06 829 980
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Accessories supplied
Using the accessories supplied
Use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the Electrobrush on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting down, transportation and storage
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 24
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacing the Active HEPA filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To replace the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cleaning and care
Problem solving guide / After sales service
Optional accessories
Electrical connection for the UK
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Ensure that any plastic, wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please recycle them.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials, and can be disposed
of with the normal household waste, as
long as they have been used
exclusively for general household dust.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Description of the appliance
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Description of the appliance
a Handle
b Suction power selector + / c On/Off control for Electrobrush with LED
d Stand-by button for pauses in vacuuming with LED
e Display for power settings
f Release button
g Electro telescopic tube
h Electro telescopic tube release button
i Connection socket
j Dust compartment release button
k Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
l Dustbag
m Electrobrush (either SEB 217 or SEB 236, depending on model)
n Carrying handle
o Electrobrush socket cover holder
p Parking attachment (on both sides of vacuum cleaner)
q Active HEPA filter
r Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
s Mains cable
t Exhaust filter change indicator and re-set button
u Overheating warning light ,
v Parking system
w Stand-by indicator
x On/Off foot control s
y Release button for accessories compartment
z Dustbag change indicator
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance meets statutory
safety requirements. To avoid the
risk of personal injury or damage to
the appliance you should read these
operating instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
give important information on the
safety, operation and care of the
appliance. Please keep these
operating instructions in a safe
place for reference, and pass them
on to any future users.
Correct use
This vacuum cleaner must only be
used for domestic household
purposes to vacuum dry floor surfaces.
Do not use on people or animals.
Any other usage, modification or
alteration is at the owner's risk and
could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
Safety with children
Ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and
frequency) match the mains electricity
supply. It is essential that they match to
avoid damage to the appliance.
The plug must be fitted with a 13 A
fuse (UK).
Use
The electro suction hose and the
electro telescopic tube contain
electrical wires. Do not use the vacuum
cleaner if these parts show any sign of
damage. Danger of electric shock.
It important to switch the vacuum
cleaner off before changing over
accessories and floorheads, especially
an Electro- or Turbobrush.
To avoid the risk of damage, do not
use the vacuum cleaner without the
dustbag, dust compartment filter and
exhaust filter in place.
If a dustbag is not inserted, the
dust compartment cover does not
normally close. Do not force it.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it, or to play
with the controls. Supervise its use by
older children and the elderly or infirm.
There is a metal inlay underneath
the handle which is designed to
protect the user from electrostatic
discharges. Please make sure that you
keep your hand in constant contact with
this metal strip during vacuuming.
Before using for the first time
Do not vacuum up any water, liquid
or damp dirt. This will cause major
faults and could seriously impair the
functioning and electrical safety of the
appliance. Wait until any freshly
cleaned or shampooed carpets or floor
coverings are completely dry before
attempting to vacuum.
Check the packaging, the vacuum
cleaner and accessories for any
signs of damage. Do not use a
damaged appliance: it could be
dangerous.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not vacuum up anything which
has been burning or is still glowing
e.g. cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether
glowing or apparently extinguished.
The cleaner might catch fire.
Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
The filter system in the vacuum cleaner
may not filter it completely, causing the
toner to be blown back into the room by
the fan.
Do not vacuum up any inflammable
or combustible liquids or gases
and do not vacuum in areas where
such substances are stored. The
cleaner might explode.
Do not vacuum up any
sharp-edged objects. The electro
suction hose can become blocked and
damaged.
Floor attachments, accessories
and tubes must not be used at
head level to avoid the risk of injury,
e.g. to eyes and ears.
Do not carry the appliance by the
cable.
- Keep the cable away from sharp
edges and do not let it be squashed at
all, for example, under a door.
- Avoid running the vacuum cleaner
over the cable.
A damaged cable, plug or socket is a
safety hazard. The appliance must not
be used if any of these have suffered
damage.
Monitor the change dustbag
indicator and change the dustbag
if necessary. Check the exhaust and
dust compartment filters at the same
time and change them too if necessary.
A full bag or blocked filter will reduce
the suction power of the cleaner. A
temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. See "Problem solving
guide".
Do not use aroma capsules if your
cleaner is fitted with an Active
HEPA filter or an Active Air Clean filter.
The active charcoal layer in the filter will
absorb the aroma from the capsules
rendering them ineffective.
Using accessories
To avoid the risk of injury when
vacuuming with a Miele
Electrobrush or Turbobrush, do not
touch the rotating roller brush.
The socket on the vacuum cleaner
must only be used for the Miele
Electrobrush specified for use with this
appliance.
The Miele Electrobrush is a motor
driven accessory for use only with
Miele vacuum cleaners. The cleaner
must not be used with an electrobrush
produced by another manufacturer.
It is not advisable to vacuum
directly with the handle, i.e. without
an accessory attached as the rim could
get damaged and you could hurt
yourself on sharp edges.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and intended to be
used only once. Do not attempt to
re-use. Blocked pores reduce the
efficiency of the cleaner.
If the cable is damaged it should
be replaced together with a
complete cable rewind by a Miele service technician.
Use only Miele approved
dustbags, filters and accessories.
This will ensure optimum performance
of the appliance throughout its life.
Disposing of an old appliance
Cleaning, maintenance and
repairs
Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the mains supply when
you have finished using it, as well as for
maintenance work and cleaning. Switch
it off at the wall socket and unplug it.
Do not let the vacuum cleaner get
wet. Clean only with a dry cloth or
slightly damp cloth when disconnected
from the mains supply. If moisture gets
into the appliance there is the risk of an
electric shock.
The electro suction hose and the
electro telescopic tube contain
electrical wires. The plug connectors
must not come in contact with water. Do
not attempt to clean them with a damp
cloth. Danger of electric shock.
Repairs should only be carried out
by a suitably qualified and
competent person in accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
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When disposing of an old
appliance, cut the cable off the
appliance as close to the cleaner as
possible and cut the plug off. The plug
cut from the cable should be rendered
useless and then disposed of and on
no account be inserted into any socket
elsewhere in the house (electric shock
hazard). Dispose of the appliance in a
responsible manner.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Preparing for use
Attaching the electro suction
hose
^ Insert the hose connector into the
socket until it clicks into position.
Removing the electro suction
hose from the cleaner
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket.
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Preparing for use
Connecting the handle to the
electro telescopic suction tube
^ Insert the handle into the electro
telescopic suction tube until it clicks
into position.
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the locking button
(see arrow) and pull the handle away
from the suction tube.
Adjusting the electro
telescopic suction tube
One part of the electro-telescopic tube
is packed inside the other and can be
adjusted to suit your height for
comfortable vacuum cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic tube release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height. Then release the button to
lock the tube in position.
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Preparing for use
Using the Electrobrush
Important: please observe the
flooring manufacturer's cleaning and
care instructions.
The Electrobrush is particularly suitable
for intensive vacuuming of carpets
which are subject to hard wear. It is
very effective at removing deep seated
dirt and preventing areas of frequent
use being trodden into a path.
,Please note that the Electrobrush
should not be used for vacuuming
deep-pile rugs and carpets or
valuable hand-knotted rugs and
carpets, e.g. Persian and oriental
rugs etc. There is a danger of the
threads being pulled out. If in doubt,
contact the carpet manufacturer/
retailer.
,Do not use the SEB 217
Electrobrush to clean highly variable
or uneven floors. The brush might
come into contact with the floor and
cause damage.
Connecting the electro
telescopic suction tube and
the Electrobrush
^ Insert the electro telescopic suction
tube into the Electrobrush until it
clicks into position.
For further information on use and
maintenance please refer to the
separate instructions supplied with the
Electrobrush.
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Preparing for use
Using the standard floorhead
Important: please observe the
flooring manufacturer's cleaning and
care instructions.
The floorhead can be used for all
normal cleaning of carpets and rugs. It
can also be used with the brush
protruding to vacuum hard flooring. For
hard flooring, such as stone and
parquet, we recommend using one of
the special Miele floor brushes (see
"Optional accessories").
Connecting the electro
telescopic suction tube and
the standard floorhead
^ Fit the electro telescopic suction
hose into the standard floorhead, and
turn clockwise or anti-clockwise until
they lock together with a click.
^ To release the floorhead from the
suction tube, press the locking button
(see arrow in top illustration) and pull
the suction tube away from the
floorhead.
Adjusting the standard
floorhead
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot control until the ö
symbol appears in the display.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot control until the ä
symbol appears in the display.
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Accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Crevice nozzle
b Dusting brush with natural bristles
c Upholstery nozzle
d Filter grille
You will need to fit the filter grille if you
wish to replace the Active HEPA filter
with a Super Air Clean filter (see
"Maintenance and care - Replacing one
type of exhaust filter with another").
To open the accessories
compartment
^ Press the release button to open the
accessories compartment lid.
^ Take out the accessory you require.
^ Press down firmly on the lid to close
it.
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Using the accessories supplied
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Dusting brush with natural
bristles
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate or
carved articles, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
swivelled to attain the best cleaning
position.
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Using the accessories supplied
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Floorhead
For general use and also for vacuuming
the stairs.
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Use
Mains cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull out the mains cable to the
required length (max. approx. 6.5 m).
,If vacuuming for longer than 30
minutes, the mains cable must be
pulled out to its fullest extent.
Otherwise there is a danger of
overheating and damage.
Rewinding the cable
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
^ Press the rewind foot switch. The
cable will rewind automatically.
Switching on and off
^ Step on the On/Off foot control s.
The Standy-by indicator light on the
cleaner and the LED on the handle will
light up.
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Use
^ Press the stand-by button on the
handle.
The LED will go out, and the cleaner will
switch itself on again at the last selected
power level. The corresponding symbol
in the handle will light up green.
The lowest power level (Min.) can be
directly selected by pressing -, and the
highest power level (Max.) by pressing +.
To pause the appliance during
operation:
^ Press the Stand-by button on the
handle.
The LED on the handle will light up.
Adjusting the suction power
Use the + and - on the handle to
regulate the suction to suit the type of
flooring. The higher the wattage, the
more powerful the suction. Reducing
the suction power reduces the amount
of effort required to manoeuvre the
floorhead.
The power settings are denoted by
symbols on the handle which indicate
the type of use the settings are suitable
for.
a - curtains, lightweight fabrics
b - upholstery, cushions
c - carpets, rugs and runners
( - for daily energy-saving vacuuming
Press and hold the appropriate button
until the symbol for the setting you
require lights up green.
^ Press the + button to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - button to select a lower
setting.
e - lightly soiled rugs and fitted
carpets
f - heavily soiled hard flooring, and
for intensive cleaning of carpets
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Use
Vacuuming
^ When vacuuming, pull the cleaner
behind you on its wheels. You can
stand it upright for vacuuming stairs
and curtains etc.
,When vacuuming especially fine
dust, e.g. sawdust, sand, plaster,
flour, talcum powder etc.,
electrostatic charges build up
naturally. Under certain conditions
these charges will be released. To
avoid the unpleasant effects of these
discharges, a metal inlay has been
incorporated into the underside of
the handle. Make sure that you keep
your hand in constant contact with
this metal strip during vacuuming.
Switching the Electrobrush on
and off
The Electrobrush is switched on
separately from the vacuum cleaner by
pressing the j button on the handle.
This means that you can switch the
Electrobrush off during vacuuming and
the vacuum cleaner will continue to
operate using suction only. This is
useful when moving from vacuuming a
fitted carpet to a rug, for example.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system
(cannot be used with the SEB 236
Electrobrush)
A Park system has been designed for
conveniently parking the suction tube
and floorhead during pauses.
^ Slot the floorhead into the parking
attachment at the back of the
vacuum cleaner.
Switching on and off with the parking
system
The cleaner is automatically switched
off when the floorhead is placed in the
parking attachment. Lifting the
floorhead out of the Park system
switches the cleaner on again.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Transportation and storage
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into
one of the parking attachments on
either side of the vacuum cleaner
(the parking attachments cannot be
used with the SEB 236 Electrobrush).
^ Retract the electro telescopic tube
fully.
This makes the cleaner easier to carry
or store.
When using one of the following
floorheads, the adapter supplied a
must be fitted between the floorhead
and the electro telescopic tube.
– Standard floorhead
– Turbobrush
– Hard floor brush
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Maintenance and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply for
maintenance work and for cleaning.
Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from time
to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
– Dustbag
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
– Exhaust filter
,To ensure that your vacuum
cleaner functions correctly, cleans
hygienically and gives you many
years of trouble-free operation,
please only use genuine Miele
approved dustbags and filters. The
use of non-Miele approved dusbags
and accessories could invalidate
your warranty and cause damage to
your product.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Replacement dustbags and filters can
be obtained from your local Miele
Dealer or directly from the Miele Spare
Parts Department (see back cover for
contact details).
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
When ordering dustbags for this cleaner,
ask for bags with the code G/N.
A dust compartment filter and a Super
Air Clean exhaust filter are supplied
with every packet of Miele dustbags. If
you wish to purchase dust
compartment filters or exhaust filters
separately, please quote the model
number of your appliance when
ordering to ensure you get the correct
items. Always quote the model number
given on the data plate located
underneath the appliance.
You can replace the Active HEPA
exhaust filter fitted in the vacuum
cleaner with one of the other Miele
exhaust filters if you wish (see "Optional
accessories").
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display, or sooner if it is no
longer effective (see possible reasons
for this below).
Miele dustbags are disposable, and
designed for single use only.
Do not attempt to re-use them as
suction would be reduced.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the standard floorhead to the
suction tube. Do not use any of the
other floorheads or attachments as
they will cause the dustbag change
indicator to give a false reading.
^ Switch on the vacuum cleaner using
the On/Off foot control s, and select
the highest power setting on the
handle.
^ Lift the floorhead off the floor a little. If
the marker completely fills the
dustbag change indicator, you
should replace the dustbag with a
new one.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
The dustbag change indicator is set for
normal household dust. Normal
household dust would contain a mixture
of dust, hair, carpet fluff, threads, grit
etc.
However, if the vacuum cleaner has
been used to suck up fine dust, such
as plaster, brick dust, cement or flour,
the pores of the dustbag will become
blocked very quickly. This affects the
air permeability of the bag, and the
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. If this happens you
must still change the dustbag because
suction power will be greatly reduced
by blocked pores in the dustbag.
If, on the other hand, you have
vacuumed up a large amount of hair
and carpet fluff which typically contains
a lot of air, the indicator may fail to react
even though the bag is full. You should
still change it! Both these extremes can
occur.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Lift the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
^ To remove the dustbag, hold the bag
by the collar and pull it out of its
holder.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dustbag
is removed to prevent any dust
escaping.
^ Fit the new dustbag into the holder as
far as it will go. Leave it folded up
when you take it out of the box.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
,The lid will not close without a
dustbag in place, or if the dustbag is
incorrectly fitted. Do not force it!
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dust
compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of dustbags. A dust
compartment filter is supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
How to change the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Unclip the filter frame and remove the
old filter. Hold by the clean, unsoiled
section to remove it.
^ Replace with a new dust
compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the exhaust
filter
Always change the Active HEPA filter
when the exhaust filter indicator lights
up. It is designed to light up after
approx. 50 hours of operation which is
the equivalent to about a year of
average use. It should be replaced
sooner if it is obviously soiled or no
longer effective. The vacuum cleaner
can still be used with the exhaust filter
indicator lit up. However, the suction
power will be reduced as will the
effectiveness of the filter if it is not
replaced in good time.
You can replace the Active HEPA filter
supplied with the vacuum cleaner with
one of the other Miele exhaust filters if
you wish (see "Replacing one type of
exhaust filter with another").
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the Active HEPA
filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Raise the filter and remove it.
^ Replace with a new filter, and push it
down into place.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
Resetting the exhaust filter change
indicator
The filter change indicator needs to be
reset each time the filter is replaced. To
do this the vacuum cleaner must be
switched on.
^ Press the reset button.
The exhaust filter change indicator
goes out and resets to zero.
The filter change indicator can only
be reset by pressing the reset button
after the light has come on. Pressing
the button at any other time will have
no effect.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another
You can replace the Active HEPA filter c
supplied with your vacuum cleaner with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a a Super Air Clean filter,
b an Active Air Clean filter.
The Active Air Clean filter is fitted in the
same way as the Active HEPA filter.
When replacing an Active HEPA filter
with a Super Air Clean filter, please
note:
If you wish to replace the Active HEPA
filter c with a Super Air Clean filter a,
then it is essential that you also fit the
filter grille*.
* Filter grille - see "Accessories
supplied".
The exhaust filter indicator light (with
reset button) is designed to come on
when the Active HEPA or Active Air
Clean filter needs to be changed.
The filter change indicator light is
irrelevant if a Super Air Clean filter is
being used, as long as it is replaced
every time a new packet of Miele
dustbags is started. The exhaust
filter change indicator will go out
when the reset button has been
pressed.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the thread
lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet to
the floorhead and the upholstery nozzle
can be replaced.
Check them from time to time and
replace them if the pile has worn down.
To replace the thread lifters
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove them from the slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
If threads or hair have wound round
the bearing on the floorhead roller:
a Release the bearing (with bayonet
fitting) using a coin.
b Press the bearing out, and remove.
c Take out the roller.
Remove any threads and hair, replace
the roller and refit the bearing.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele dealer or from the Miele Spare
Parts Department (see back cover for
contact details).
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Cleaning and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electricity supply
for maintenance work and for
cleaning. Switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic
and chrome without the use of
chemicals. It can be washed 300 times.
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and of the accessories can be
cleaned with a dry or a slightly damp
cloth, or with a proprietary cleaner
suitable for plastic.
,Do not use abrasive cleaners,
glass cleaners or all-purpose
cleaners.
Because of their chemical
composition they could cause
serious damage to plastic
components.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
duster, brush or, if available, a second
vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dust
out.
,Do not let the vacuum cleaner
get wet. If moisture gets into the
appliance, there is a risk of electric
shock.
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Problem solving guide / After sales service
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically, and the overheating
warning light , comes on.
A temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. The overheating warning
light will then come on to indicate that it
has overheated.
This can occur if, for instance, large
articles block the suction tube or when
the filter bag is full or contains particles
of fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause of overheating. Switch the
vacuum cleaner off immediately using
the On/Off foot control s. Disconnect
from the electricity supply. Switch off at
the wall socket and remove the plug.
After removing the cause, wait for
approx. 20 - 30 minutes to allow the
vacuum cleaner to cool down. It can
then be switched on again.
After sales service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele dealer, or
– the nearest Miele Service
Department (see address on back
page).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Optional accessories
Certain models are supplied as standard with one or more of the following
accessories:
Important: please observe the
flooring manufacturer's cleaning and
care instructions.
Turbobrush
The Turbobrush is particularly suitable
for vacuuming cut-pile carpeting, and is
operated by the suction power of the
vacuum cleaner. It has a rotating brush
and is very effective at picking up
thread, hairs and fluff.
Hand-held Turbobrush
The hand-held Turbobrush is intended
for vacuuming upholstery, mattresses,
car seats, carpeted stairs and other
areas inaccessible to the standard
Turbobrush.
ALLERGOTEC floorhead
The level of cleanliness of the floor
shows in a colour "traffic light" display
when vacuuming. The ALLERGOTEC
floorhead is designed specially for the
daily hygienic cleaning of all floor
surfaces.
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Optional accessories
SBB 235-3 Hard floor brush
This brush is designed for use on hard
flooring such as tiled or stone floors.
Parquet 3 floor brush
This brush has natural bristles and is
designed for use on parquet floors and
other surfaces which are susceptible to
scratching such as laminate flooring.
SBB 300-3 Hard floor brush
Suitable for all types of hard flooring,
and particularly good for accessing
awkward corners and niches.
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Optional accessories
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Mattress nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Radiator brush
(Can only be used if attached to the
crevice nozzle).
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
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Optional accessories
Crevice nozzle (300 mm)
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Micro Set
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, intricately carved
furniture and ornaments, models etc).
It consists of:
– Micro-hose with combination nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dusting brush)
– Micro dusting brush
– Micro crevice nozzle
– Angled extension
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
This prevents dust and odours from
escaping when the electro suction hose
is removed for transportation or
storage.
It can be secured to the electro suction
hose during vacuuming.
Active Air Clean filter
A special active charcoal filter, which
removes odours coming from the dirt in
the dustbag, keeping unpleasant smells
to a minimum. The Active Air Clean filter
replaces the filter fitted in the vacuum
cleaner.
Do not use aroma capsules in your
cleaner if you use either of these
filters. The charcoal in them will
absorb their aroma, rendering them
ineffective.
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Electrical connection for the UK
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The voltage and connected load are
given on the data plate located
underneath the vacuum cleaner. Please
ensure that these match the household
mains supply. The fuse rating is quoted
on the plug.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
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