Vax V-128 User guide

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Vax careline
0870 6061248
Vax model number:
V-128
www.vax.co.uk
instruction manual
Carpet cleaner
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
V-128
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Fig.1/1
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4
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Hand grip
Telescoping handle
Telescoping handle collar
Carry handle
On/Off switch
Solution tank
Tool connector / hose
Nozzle
2 parts overview
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10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Recovery tank
Recovery tank lid
Float indicator window
Upper handle release button
Solution trigger (press to release cleaning solution)
Stair / upholstery tool
Handle release pedal
Cord hooks
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2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the carpet washer, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
1.
20. Using improper voltage may result in damage to the
motor and possible injury to the user. The correct
voltage is listed on the rating label.
21. A hazard may occur if the carpet washer runs over
the power supply cord.
Do not leave the carpet washer unattended when
plugged in. Unplug it from socket when not in use.
22. To prevent dirty water from running into motor, do
not hold the appliance upside-down or lay on its side.
Use appliance in normal vacuuming position.
2.
To prevent electric shock do not use outdoors.
23. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
3.
Not to be used as a toy. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
24. Do not carry appliance while motor is running.
4.
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 the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
NOTE: Carpets should be dry vacuumed thoroughly
before washing.
5.
Use only as described in this manual.
6.
Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If the supply
cord and/or plug is damaged, they must be replaced
by the manufacturer, a Vax Service Agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid hazard.
7.
Do not pull or carry by the cord, use the cord as a
handle, allow the cord to come into contact with hot
or sharp surfaces or close a door on the cord.
8.
Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
9.
Do not handle the plug or carpet washer with wet
hands.
NOTE: The unit must be unplugged from the mains
socket outlet after use, and before cleaning or
maintaining the unit.
NOTE: The brush bar will only rotate when the
machine is in the reclined floor cleaning position and
the power switch is on. The brushbar will turn off
when in tool mode or upright position.
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IMPORTANT: This unit is not intended for
commercial use.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FURTHER USE.
10. Do not put any objects into openings or operate with
openings blocked, keep them free of 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 use the carpet washer on any glowing,
burning or smoking particles.
13. Do not use without the solution tank and dirty water
tank in place.
14. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
15. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible
liquids such as petrol, or use in areas where they may
be present.
16. Keep the unit on the floor.
17. Do not use an extension cord.
18. Do not attempt to remove blockages with sharp
objects as they may cause damage.
19. Store indoors put away after use to prevent tripping
accidents.
safety information
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3. Carpet Cleaner Basics
Unfold handle
Raise handle from storage position until it locks in place
(Fig.3/1).
A
Fig.3/4
Turn tank upside down and unscrew cap (B) (Fig.3/5). The
cap consists of 2 pieces - the cap ring (C) and the solution
tank valve (D).
B
Fig.3/1
Slide collar (A) up on telescoping handle (B) to adjust
handle to desired height (Fig.3/2).
C
A
B
D
Fig.3/5
Pour solution into tank to solution fill line (E) (Fig.3/6).
Fig.3/2
Folding handle
Push up on the collar (A) to lower the telescoping handle.
Rotate knob (C) backwards to drop the handle into storage
position (Fig.3/3).
A
Fig.3/6
E
Fill tank completely with hot tap water (max 50°C).
Replace cap. Be sure the valve (D) is in the cap ring (C)
before screwing the cap back on the tank (Fig.3/5).
C
Fig.3/3
Filling the Solution Tank
IMPORTANT: Unplug carpet cleaner from electrical outlet.
Pull up on solution tank handle (A) and remove solution
tank (Fig.3/4).
4 unfolding handle / filling the solution tank
Place tank back onto cleaner (Fig.3/7), pressing firmly to
be sure tank is fully positioned.
CAUTION: Avoid solution contact with the eyes and
skin. In case of contact with eyes, flush with cold
water for 15 minutes. In case of contact with skin, wash
with water. If irritation persists, consult your GP.
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Lift up on tank (D) and pull off (Fig.3/10).
D
Fig.3/7
Fig.3/10
Emptying the Recovery Tank
IMPORTANT: Unplug carpet cleaner from electrical outlet.
An automatic shut-off device prevents the carpet cleaner
from picking up more dirty water than it can hold in the
recovery tank.
Lift up on tank lid latches (E) and remove the tank lid (F),
including the float (G) (Fig.3/11). Empty tank.
F
E
You will know the tank needs to be emptied -
E
• When the motor sound rises in pitch.
• You do not see dirty solution coming up through the
recovery tank lid.
G
• The float (A) inside the recovery tank has risen to the top
of the tank (Fig. 3/8), and is visible through the lid
window (B).
Fig.3/11
B
Replace lid. Secure both latches (E) (Fig.3/11).
NOTE: For full suction, it is important that the recovery
tank lid is properly secured before replacing or operating.
Remove any debris that has collected on lint filter (H) on
cleaner body (Fig.3/12 and inset).
A
H
Fig.3/8
Step on handle release pedal (C) to lower handle and
unlock the recovery tank (Fig.3/9).
Fig.3/12
Place tank onto cleaner. Return handle to upright position.
Transporting
C
Your carpet cleaner may be transported easily by the
convenient carrying handle (see item 4, page 2).
Fig.3/9
emptying the recovery tank / transporting
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4. Hose and Tools
Storing Hose and Tool
To return hose wand to storage position, align bump (E) on
wand with hole (G) in nozzle and push in firmly until you
hear a snap (Fig.4/4).
Using the Hose
Place handle in upright, storage position.
Press on the tab (A) to remove the hose wand (B) from the
floor nozzle (C) (Fig.4/1).
E
B
G
A
Fig.4/4
C
Fig.4/1
Attaching Tool
Stair/upholstery nozzle has a built-in brush to help
provide the scrubbing action some spots may need for
removal (Fig.4/2).
NOTE: Hose wand must be returned to floor nozzle
storage position in order for cleaner to be used in the
upright position for floor cleaning.
Store upholstery nozzle (H) over projection (I) on back of
cleaner for storage (Fig.4/5).
H
I
Fig.4/5
Fig.4/2
Slide tool (D) onto end of hose wand. Snap tool over bump
(E) on wand (Fig.4/3).
F
D
E
Fig.4/3
Removing Tool
To remove tool: Push forward and up on tab (F). Slide tool
off hose wand.
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5. Cleaning Carpet
Remove lightweight furniture (tables, lamps, etc.) from
area to be cleaned.
Protect any remaining furniture by pinning up furniture
skirts and placing aluminum foil or plastic under legs.
Vacuum carpet thoroughly to remove loose dirt, hair, lint
and other debris (Fig.5/1).
NOTE: Use only Vax brand solutions in your carpet cleaner.
Other brands may damage the carpet cleaner.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not use a flammable or
combustible liquid to clean floor.
Plan your cleaning to avoid walking on wet carpet. Start at
the end of the room farthest from the exit and work in
small sections (Fig.5/4).
Start
Fig.5/1
Test solution for colorfastness on a hidden area of carpet.
Wet a white cloth or paper towel with some solution.
Gently rub onto a hidden area of carpet. Wait ten minutes.
Blot with white cloth or paper towel and check for
color transfer.
Exit
Fig.5/4
Raise handle from storage position until it locks in place.
Slide collar (A) on telescoping handle (B) to adjust handle
to desired height. (Fig.5/5). Step on handle release pedal
and lower handle. Turn cleaner ON.
B
Pretreat spots, stains and high traffic areas with Vax
Pre-Treatment Spray (Fig.5/2).
A
Fig.5/5
Fig.5/2
Squeeze and hold trigger to release cleaning solution
(Fig.5/6). Push cleaner forward SLOWLY then pull it back
SLOWLY.
Fill solution tank with hot tap water (max water
temperature 50°C) and proper amount of Vax cleaning
solution (see page 4) (Fig.5/3).
Fig.5/6
Fig.5/3
Let go of trigger and push carpet cleaner over same area
to pick up dirty solution without putting down more
solution.
cleaning carpet
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Continue using dry strokes until you see only a little
solution coming up through the nozzle (front of extractor)
or recovery tank lid.
Do not make the carpet too wet! Use no more than two
sets of forward and backward strokes while releasing
solution. Always follow with dry strokes - the more the
better.
Listen carefully! When the motor sound changes (rises in
pitch), the recovery tank needs to be emptied. When water
has reached the maximum capacity in the recovery tank,
the float will rise to the top of the tank and the cleaner will
NOT pick up dirty solution.
Allow carpet to dry. Avoid walking on the carpet until it is
dry. Increased air circulation (open doors, turn on fans, etc.)
will help carpet dry thoroughly.
Vacuum thoroughly after carpet has dried. This will reduce
any shading left by the carpet cleaner’s brushes.
Fig.6/2
NOTE: Use only Vax brand solutions in your carpet cleaner.
Other brands may damage the carpet cleaner.
Place handle in upright, storage position. Press on the tab
(A) to remove the hose wand (B) from the floor nozzle (C)
(Fig.6/3).
NOTE: No cleaning solution removes all stains from all
carpets. Stain removal varies with the type of spill, time
passed before removal, carpet material, and carpet type.
B
6. Cleaning Upholstery
IMPORTANT: Check fabric manufacturer’s
instructions to confirm that it is alright to use your
carpet cleaner to clean the upholstery.
A
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Vacuum upholstery thoroughly with your vacuum
cleaner’s attachments.
Test solution for colorfastness on a hidden area of
upholstery. Wet a white cloth or paper towel with some
solution. Gently rub onto a hidden area of upholstery.
Wait ten minutes. Blot with white cloth or paper towel
and check for color transfer.
C
Fig.6/3
Slide tool (D) onto end of hose wand. Snap tool over
bump (E) on wand (Fig.6/4).
F
D
Pretreat spots and stains with Vax Pre-Treatment Spray
(Fig.6/1).
E
Fig.6/4
Squeeze and hold trigger (A) to release cleaning solution.
Gently press tool into fabric and slowly pull the tool over
the fabric (Fig.6/5).
Fig.6/1
Fill solution tank with hot tap water (max water
temperature 50°C) and proper amount of Vax cleaning
solution (see page 4) (Fig.6/2).
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7. Maintenance
Cleaning the Nozzle
Unplug carpet cleaner from electrical outlet.
Wipe debris off nozzle and front of cleaner with a damp
cloth (Fig.7/1).
A
Fig.6/5
Let go of trigger and pull tool over same area to pick up
dirty solution without putting down more solution.
Continue using dry strokes until you see only a little
solution coming up through the tool.
Do not make the upholstery too wet! Use no more than
two strokes while releasing solution. Always follow with
dry strokes - the more the better.
A
Fig.7/1
Cleaning the Brushes
Listen carefully! When the motor sound changes (rises in
pitch), the recovery tank need to be emptied. When water
has reached the full line in the recovery tank, the cleaner
will NOT pick up dirty solution.
Unplug carpet cleaner from electrical outlet.
Allow upholstery to dry. Avoid using upholstery until it is
dry. Increased air circulation (open doors, turn on fans,
etc.) will help upholstery dry thoroughly to prevent the
growth of mold or mildew.
Tilt cleaner back so handle rests on the floor (Fig.7/2).
Remove solution and recovery tanks to prevent possible
leaks.
Fig.7/2
Remove any carpet fibers or strings that may be attached
to the brushes (Fig.7/3).
Fig.7/3
Empty solution tank and rinse thoroughly.
maintenance
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Place empty solution tank on carpet cleaner. Turn carpet
cleaner ON. Squeeze trigger and push carpet cleaner
forward and back several times, using the cleaner to pick
up the remaining liquid. This will clear any solution
remaining inside the cleaner.
9. Troubleshooting
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
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PROBLEM: The cleaner won't run.
8. Storage
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Empty recovery tank, rinse thoroughly and let air dry.
Solution: Plug in firmly.
Allow brushes and underside of carpet cleaner to air dry
thoroughly before storing carpet cleaner on a carpeted or
wood surface.
Cause:
Push up on the collar (A) and lower the telescoping handle.
Cause:
Rotate knob (B) backwards to drop the upper handle into
storage position (Fig.8/1).
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
No electricity in electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
ON/off switch not turned on.
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
A
B
Fig.8/1
To store the cleaner, ensure all tanks are clean, empty
and dry.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Dirty water tank is full.
Solution: Switch off and unplug cleaner. Empty dirty
water tank as shown in Section 3.
Cause:
Recovery tank and lid not correctly installed.
Solution: Replace tank and lid securely.
Cause:
Hose/wand tool not securely in position.
Solution: Securely position hose/tool in floor nozzle.
Cause:
Lint filter blocked.
Solution: Check lint filter and remove any debris.
PROBLEM: Brushes won’t rotate.
Cause:
Handle is not in the operating position.
Solution: Brushes only rotate when the handle is in the
reclined, floor cleaning position.
Cause:
Circuit breaker tripped.
Solution: Turn cleaner off and unplug. Check for
obstructions in the brush bar. Allow the
cleaner to cool, then switch on and continue
cleaning.
PROBLEM: Low suction in hose.
Cause:
Tool not properly connected.
Solution: Securely attach tool to tool connector.
Cause:
Handle is not in upright, storage position.
Solution: Make sure handle is in upright position.
Cause:
Recovery tank is full - automatic shut-off
engaged.
Solution: Make sure handle is in upright position.
Cause:
Handle is not in upright, storage position.
Solution: Switch off and unplug cleaner. Empty dirty
water tank as shown in Section 3.
Cause:
Lint filter blocked.
Solution: Check lint filter and remove any debris.
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10. UK Service & Help
11. Technical Specification
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Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Monday-Friday
8.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
220-240V ~50Hz
700 W
Clean water tank - 1.8 litres
Dirty water tank - 1.3 litres
6 metres
8 kg
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.
Cord length:
Weight:
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.
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
V-128 Agility Compact carpet cleaner 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