Vax EVERYDAY V-042 Instruction manual

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Vax Careline:
0870 6061248
www.vax.co.uk
BAGLESS UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER
WITH TURBOTOOL
Vax Model Number: V-041
BAGLESS UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER
Vax Model Number: V-042
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using
this cleaner. Always fully extend
the mains cable before use.
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Parts Overview
1. Diagram
FRONT
1
BACK
21
2
13
14
3
12
4
15
5
6
7
11
8
16
20
19
9
18
10
17
Fig.1/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
2
Hand grip
Handle
TurboTool™ (V-041 only)
Flexible hose
Dirt container release button
Carry handle
Dirt container
HEPA filter
Carpet height adjuster
Furniture protect strip
Extension tube
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Crevice tool (inside extension tube)
Hose clip
Cord clip
Cord wrap with quick release
Long power cord
Wheels
Handle release pedal
On/off switch
Dusting brush
Three (3) screws
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Safety Information/Use & Function
2. Safety Information
19. Turn off the switch before unplugging.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
20. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
Non-approved extension cords may overheat.
Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that
the cord cannot be pulled or tripped over.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the vacuum
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
cleaner from the electrical outlet before assembling,
surfaces.
opening or emptying the dirt container, or before
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
connecting to or disconnecting from the mains
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful unit.
supply.
Before plugging the cord into the outlet make sure the
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum cleaner
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose.
firmly when starting and in use.
Close attention is necessary when used by or near IMPORTANT: If the inlet or hose is blocked, switch off
children. Do not allow children to use as a toy.
the vacuum cleaner and remove the blockage(s) before
Use only as described in this manual. Use only the re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged performance. Make sure all filters are replaced back
cord or plug. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it into the vacuum cleaner before using.
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
dropped into water. Return the vacuum cleaner to only and not for commercial or industrial use.
a Vax Authorised Service Agent or suitably
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
qualified person for examination, repair or
FURTHER USE.
adjustment.
3. Use & Function
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 IMPORTANT: Always remove the power plug from the
run the vacuum cleaner over the cord. Keep the wall outlet before assembling or before removing
cord away from heated surfaces.
accessories.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
Tool required: Phillips screwdriver.
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use Assembling the Vacuum Cleaner
with any openings blocked and do not restrict air
flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or 1. Slide the back panel on to the base (Fig.3/1).
anything that may reduce airflow.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of
the body away from openings and moving parts.
11. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches
or any hot, smoking or burning objects.
12. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
13. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
14. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
15. Do not use without the filters in place.
16. Use extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
Fig.3/1
18. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry
area.
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Use & Function
2.
To secure, insert two (2) screws into the front of
the back panel (Fig.3/2).
5.
Fig.3/5
Fig.3/2
3.
Place the upper handle on to the top of the
cleaner (Fig.3/3).
6.
V-041 only: Push the handle plug on to the
front of the vacuum cleaner (Fig.3/4A).
V-042 only: Push the blanking plug on to the
front of the vacuum cleaner (Fig.3/4B).
V-041 only: Clip the TurboTool™ on to the front
of the TurboTool™ caddy (Fig.3/6).
Fig.3/6
Fig.3/3
4.
Insert one (1) screw into the back of the handle
and tighten, making sure that the handle plug is
secure (Fig.3/5).
7.
Wrap the hose around the back of the hose
caddy (Fig.3/7). Push the hose tube down into
the right side of the vacuum cleaner (Fig.3/7B).
B
A
A
B
Fig.3/4
4
Fig.3/7
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Use & Function/How to Operate
8.
Slide the dusting brush on to the post on the
lower caddy, with its bristles facing out (Fig.3/8A).
Slide the extension tube/crevice tool in to the
round slot on the front right side of tool caddy
(Fig.3/8B).
B
4. How to Operate
Cord Release
Turn the quick cord release for easy cord removal.
Insert the cord into the cord clip (Fig.1/1 item 14); this
will keep the cord out of the way while vacuuming
(Fig.4/1).
A
Fig.3/8
Fig.4/1
9.
Align the tab on the dirt container lid with the slot
on dirt container. Push the lid down until it snaps
into place (Fig.3/9).
Carpet Height Adjuster
Turn the carpet height adjuster according to the
surface being cleaned (Fig.4/2).
IMPORTANT: For easier adjustment, place cleaner
in upright position.
Fig.3/9
10. Set the aligning tab on the bottom of the dirt
container into the rectangular slot on the vacuum
cleaner (Fig.3/10A) and push until the container
clicks into place (Fig.3/10B).
B
Fig.4/2
CAUTION: The brushbar continues to rotate
while the hose is removed or in use, and at all
times while the vacuum cleaner is on. Keep hair,
loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body
away from the brush area while the vacuum
cleaner is on. The vacuum cleaner must be in
the upright position to lift the rotating brushbar
off the carpet when using the accessories. Vax
recommend that the carpet height adjuster is at
its highest setting.
A
Fig.3/10
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How to Operate/Accessories
On/off Pedal
Plug the cord into the electrical outlet. Turn the
cleaner on by pressing the foot pedal located on the
back left side of the vacuum cleaner (Fig.4/3).
3. Choose any of the on-board accessories or use
the hose alone. Simply push the attachment firmly
on to the end of the extension tube or hose
handle. To remove the tool, twist and pull apart
gently (Fig.5/3).
Fig.4/3
Fig.5/3
Handle Release Pedal
To release the handle, push the handle release pedal
located on the lower left side of the cleaner (Fig.4/4).
Extension Tube
If additional length is needed, use the extension tube
and/or crevice tool. Pull crevice tool out of the
extension tube. Use the extension tube and crevice
tool together or separately (Fig.5/4).
Fig.4/4
Floor/Carpet Cleaning
Move the handle and adjust it to the desired position
for (A) storing the upright or (B) operating the vacuum
cleaner. De-press the handle release pedal again (C)
to clean under furniture (Fig.4/5).
A
B
C
Fig.5/4
TurboTool
™
(V-041 only)
The TurboTool fits on the end of the telescopic tubes
or onto the end of the hose. Perfect for cleaning stairs
and upholstery. The TurboTool™ should be pulled
backwards for optimum cleaning (Fig.5/5).
™
Fig.4/5
5. Accessories
1. The vacuum cleaner must be in the upright
position to raise the brushbar (Fig.5/1).
Fig.5/5
Carry Handle
Use the carry handle on the dirt container to move
the vacuum cleaner from room to room (Fig.5/6).
Fig.5/1
2. Remove the hose from the tool caddy (Fig.5/2).
Fig.5/6
NOTE: Verify that the dirt container is secured in place
BEFORE lifting the cleaner.
Crevice Tool
6
Fig.5/2
Use the crevice tool for radiators, crevices, corners,
baseboards and between cushions.
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Accessories/Dirt Container & Filter: Removal & Replacement/Rotating Brushbar: Removal & Replacement
Dusting Brush
The dusting brush is used for furniture, venetian
blinds, books, lamp shades and shelves.
5. Each time the dirt container is emptied, the filter
should be cleaned. Tap the filter firmly against the
inside of a rubbish bin until the dirt stops falling
from the filter (Fig.6/5).
6. Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal & Replacement
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from
moving parts, unplug before servicing.
NOTE: Unplug the cleaner before changing filter.
NOTE: For best performance, replace filters annually.
Fig.6/5
1. Press the latch above the dirt container and
remove the dirt container from the vacuum
cleaner (Fig.6/1).
6. Return the filter to the dirt container. Push the filter
into place to prevent dirt leakage. Return the dirt
container to the cleaner (Fig.6/6).
Fig.6/1
2. Remove the dirt container lid (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/6
7. Rotating Brushbar:
Removal & Replacement
Fig.6/2
3. Hold the dirt container and grasp the top of filter.
Twist and pull the filter up and out (Fig.6/3).
TOOL REQUIRED: Phillips screwdriver.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from
moving parts, unplug the cleaner before changing
the belt or the rotating brushbar.
To Remove the Belt
1. Lay the cleaner flat and turn it over to expose
the nozzle base. The base should lay flat and
face upwards. To remove the nozzle guard, use
a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three (3)
screws. The arrows below show the location of
the screws (Fig.7/1).
Fig.6/3
4. Empty the dirt container completely (Fig.6/4).
Fig.6/4
Fig.7/1
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Rotating Brushbar: Removal & Replacement
2. Pull and lift off the nozzle guard (Fig.7/2).
3. With the new belt in place, pull and slide the
brushbar into the nozzle, making sure that the end
caps are in the correct orientation (Fig.7/6A).
Rotate the brushbar manually to make sure belt is
properly aligned (Fig.7/6).
Fig.7/2
3. Lift and remove the brushbar. Dispose of the old
belt (Fig.7/3).
A
Fig.7/6
4. Re-attach the nozzle guard (Fig.7/7).
Fig.7/3
To Replace the Belt or Brushbar
1. Slide the belt on to the motorshaft (Fig.7/4).
Fig.7/7
5. Secure by aligning the three (3) tabs in the base
slots (Fig.7/8).
Fig.7/4
2. Place the new belt in the area of the brushbar
without bristles (Fig.7/5).
Fig.7/8
6. Replace all three (3) screws to secure the nozzle
guard (Fig.7/9).
Fig.7/5
Fig.7/9
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Clearing Blockages
8. Clearing Blockages
Clearing Blockages from the
TurboTool™ (V-041 only)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, unplug before servicing.
1. Unwrap the hose from the caddy. Remove any
obstruction (Fig.8/1).
1. Rotate the locking ring 180º and turn the TurboTool™ over
(Fig.8/4).
Fig.8/4
2. Lift the cover off the TurboTool™ and remove blockage
(Fig.8/5).
Fig.8/1
2. Remove the dirt container and check the dirt container
inlet located on the cleaner (Fig.8/2).
Fig.8/5
Fig.8/2
3. To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are engaged
(Fig.8/6). Pivot the lower housing closed and rotate
the locking ring 180º to secure (Fig.8/6).
3. Remove the nozzle guard by removing the three (3)
screws. Remove any obstructions (Fig.8/3).
Fig.8/6
Fig.8/3
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Troubleshooting
9. Troubleshooting
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, UNPLUG VACUUM CLEANER BEFORE
SERVICING
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t run
Cause: Not properly plugged into wall outlet.
Solution: Plug in firmly.
Cause: No electricity in wall 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 cleaner. Leave for 1 hour before switching the cleaner back on.
Cause: Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won't pick up
Cause: Full or clogged dirt container.
Solution: Clean dirt container.
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust carpet height adjuster.
Cause: Clogged nozzle.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged dirt inlet.
Solution: Remove power head cover and remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged hose.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Hose not inserted fully.
Solution: Push hose in securely.
Cause: Dirty filters or debris screen.
Solution: Clean/change filters or debris screen.
PROBLEM: Accessories won't pick up
Cause: Accessories not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to page 6 and 7 for fitting information.
PROBLEM: Cleaner picks up moveable rugs or pushes too hard
Cause: Wrong carpet height setting.
Solution: Adjust carpet height adjuster.
PROBLEM: Brushbar does not turn
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Belt installed incorrectly.
Solution: Check belt changing and brushbar cleaning.
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Troubleshooting/UK Service & Help/Technical Specification
PROBLEM: Air flow restricted with attachment use
Cause: Attachment use restricts air flow.
Solution: Check attachment.
Cause: New carpet debris clogging air path.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
10. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
An answerphone is available out 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.
11. Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
1700W
3.3 litres max
Fibre pre-motor filter
Pleated paper HEPA filter
9.3m
8.1kg
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 products
V-041 Everyday Turbo/V-042 Everyday are manufactured in compliance with the following:
Safety: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive, as modified by 93/68/EEC
EMC: 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, as modified by 93/68/EEC
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: enquiry@vax.co.uk - website: www.vax.co.uk
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