Vax VX2 Instruction manual

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Vax Careline:
0870 6061248
www.vax.co.uk
BAGLESS CYLINDER VACUUM CLEANER
Vax VX2
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using
the cleaner. Always fully extend
the mains cable before use.
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Parts Overview
1. Diagram
3
2
4
1
5
10
14
13
12
9
8
11
6
7
Fig.1/1
2
1
Carry handle
9
Dirt container
2
Dirt container release latch
10
Infra-red control/power indicator
3
Cord rewind button
11
Turbobrush
4
Pre-filter cassette release button
12
Extending hose release buttons
5
On/off switch
13
Hose connector
6
Exhaust filter/wheel
14
Flexible hose
7
Combination upholstery tool/dusting
brush
8
TurboToolTM
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Parts Overview
Accessories
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16
15
7
Fig.1/2
17
18
Fig.1/3
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16
7
8
19
Crevice tool
Hard floor tool
Combination upholstery tool/dusting
brush
TM
TurboTool
17
18
19
Remote on/off button
Telescopic tube
Battery cover (2x AAA batteries
supplied)
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Safety Information / Use & Function
2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety
precautions should always be observed, including the
following:
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting to or disconnecting from the mains
supply.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose.
4. Close attention is necessary when used by or
near children. Do not allow children to use as a
toy.
5. Use only as described in this manual.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
6. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged
cord or plug. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or
dropped into water. Return the vacuum cleaner to
a Vax Authorised Service Agent or suitably
qualified person for examination, repair or
adjustment.
7. 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.
8. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with
wet hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces.
9. 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.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of
body away from openings, moving parts,
TurboBrush and TurboTool when the cleaner is in
operation.
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.
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15. Use extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
16. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
17. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry
area.
18. When using the vacuum cleaner on stairs, work
upwards to prevent the machine falling down the
stairs.
19. Use only CE-approved 13amp 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.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet before assembling,
opening or emptying the dirt container, or before
connecting or disconnecting the attachments.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters regularly improves
vacuum performance.
IMPORTANT: If the vacuum inlet, hose, dirt container,
filter or telescopic tubes are blocked, switch off the
vacuum cleaner and remove the blockage(s) before
starting the vacuum cleaner.
Motor Thermostat
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If, for any reason, the vacuum cleaner should
over-heat, the thermal cut-out will automatically turn
the unit off. Should this occur, unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the wall outlet and turn off the switch.
Check for blockages. Remove the dirt container and
empty. Clean the pre-filter. Allow the vacuum cleaner
to cool for approximately one hour. To re-start, plug
into a wall outlet and switch back on.
CAUTION: In order to avoid hazard due to
inadvertent resetting of the thermal cutout, this
appliance must not be supplied through an
external switching device, such as a timer, or
connected to a circuit that is regularly switched on
and off by the utility.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FURTHER USE
3. Use & Function
IMPORTANT: Always remove the power plug from
the wall outlet before assembling or removing the
accessories.
Assembling the Vacuum Cleaner
1.
Attach the flexible hose into the vacuum cleaner.
Push until you hear a click, indicating it is in its
locked position (Fig.3/1).
Fig.3/1
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Use & Function
2.
Fit the telescopic tubes to the hand grip by
pushing the tubes into the hand grip (Fig.3/2).
floors, tiles, parquet, etc (Fig.3/6).
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Fig.3/2
3. Extend the telescopic tubes by sliding the
collar in the direction of the ridged arrows and
pull the inner tube downwards.
4. Fit the TurboBrush on to the telescopic tubes by
pushing the tubes into the floor tool. Adjust the
tubes to the desired length.
Fig.3/5
Fig.3/6
Cord Rewind
To rewind the power cord, press the cord rewind
button with one hand and guide the power cord with
the other hand. This will prevent the cord whipping,
which could cause damage or injury (Fig.3/7).
5. Once all of the attachments are in place,
unwind the cable fully and insert the plug into a
wall outlet.
Power Indicator
The power indicator illuminates when the vacuum
cleaner is connected to the mains.
Using the Vacuum Cleaner
Fig.3/7
1. Insert the power plug into the wall outlet.
2. Press the power on/off button located on the
unit to turn on the vacuum cleaner (Fig.3/3).
Press the button again to turn off the vacuum
cleaner.
Fig.3/3
3. Press the remote on/off button on the handle
(Fig.3/4).
Remote On/off Button
When the main on/off switch on the body of the
cleaner is on, the vacuum cleaner can be controlled
remotely by the on/off switch on the hand grip.
Press once to turn the vacuum cleaner on, then
press again to turn the cleaner off (Fig.3/8).
Fig.3/8
If the remote on/off button fails to work, check that
the cleaner is switched ‘on’ on the main body. If the
remote button still fails to work, insert two (2) new
AAA batteries into the hand grip (Fig.3/9).
Fig.3/4
TurboBrush & Hard Floor Tool
The TurboBrush can be used for carpets and rugs
(Fig.3/5). A hard floor tool is also provided for hard
Fig.3/9
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Use & Function / Accessories/ Emptying the Dirt Container
Carrying the Vacuum Cleaner
NOTE: Ensure the dirt container is securely in
place before lifting the vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner can be stood in an upright
position for carrying and storage. On the underside
of the cleaner is a hook where the floor tool can be
parked. When in position, the vacuum cleaner can
be lifted up and carried by the carry handle
(Fig.3/10).
TurboToolTM: The TurboToolTM fits on the end of the
telescopic tubes and/or hose grip. Perfect for cleaning
TM
stairs and upholstery. The TurboTool should be pulled
backwards for optimum cleaning (Fig.4/3).
Fig.4/3
Extending the Hose
For stair cleaning, the hose can be extended by
pressing the hose extending buttons to reveal further
hose for bottom to top stair cleaning (Fig.4/4).
Fig.3/10
4. Accessories
The on-board tool storage means accessories are
always at hand when needed (Fig.4/1).
Fig.4/4
NOTE: When cleaning stairs, the vacuum cleaner
should be left lying flat at the bottom of the stairs.
5. Emptying the Dirt Container
1. Switch off the vacuum cleaner and disconnect the
power plug from the wall outlet.
2. Lift the top dirt container release latch and lift out the
dirt container (Fig.5/1).
Fig.4/1
Combination Upholstery Tool/Dusting Brush:
The upholstery tool converts easily to a dusting
brush by sliding the two parts together (Fig.4/2).
A
Fig.5/1
3. Pull the release button to release the lid and empty
the dirt into a suitable container (Fig.5/1A).
Fig.4/2
Crevice Tool: for crevices, corners, cracks, etc.
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4. Close the lid securely and re-attach the dirt
container into the body of the vacuum cleaner.
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Filters / Maintenance
6. Maintenance
Changing or Cleaning the Pre-Motor Filter
1. Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect
the power plug from the wall outlet.
Clearing Blockages from the TurboTool
Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect the
power plug from the wall outlet.
1. Rotate the locking ring 180o (Fig.7/1).
2. Remove dirt container.
3. Remove the pre-motor filter from its position as
shown (Fig.6/1).
Fig.7/1
2. Lift the top cover off and remove any blockage (Fig.7/2).
Fig.6/1
4. Lift the cover off the cassette by turning anticlockwise (Fig.6/2).
3. To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are
engaged. Pivot the lower housing closed and
rotate the locking ring 180o (Fig.7/3).
5. Lift filter out (Fig.6/3).
Fig.6/2
Fig.7/2
Fig.6/3
6. Firmly tap clean the filter until no more dirt is
observed falling out (Fig.6/4).
Fig.7/3
Fig.6/4
The filter may also be washed by running it under the
tap in lukewarm (max 40oC) water. Vax recommend
washing the filter once a month or when suction
appears reduced. Always allow the filter to air dry for
24 hours before replacing into the cleaner.
NOTE: The exhaust filter is located inside a wheel. This
is a lifetime filter and should not need replacing. In the
event of malfunction, contact your local service agent.
WARNING: Always empty the dirt container and
clean the filter before each use and after prolonged
use. Never overfill the dirt container. Remove dirt
and clean the filter each time the dirt container is
emptied, or after prolonged use. Failure to do so
may cause motor damage.
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Maintenance
Clearing Blockages from the TurboBrush
1. Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect
the power plug from the wall outlet.
2. To remove a blockage from the TurboBrush, lift the
two catches on either side of the TurboBrush
(Fig.7/4) and lift the top cover.
Clearing Blockages from the Dirt Container
Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect the
power plug from the wall outlet.
1. Lift the dirt container out and empty it.
2. Remove the rubber caps on either side of the
dirt container to remove any blockages found
(Fig.7/7). Then re-insert the rubber caps
securely.
Fig.7/4
Fig.7/7
3. Clear the blockage, return the top cover to its
original setting and close the two catches.
Clearing blockages from the integrated
stretch hose
NOTE: Ensure the two latches are correctly positioned
otherwise the Turbobrush will not function correctly.
1. Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect
the power plug from the wall outlet.
Clearing Blockages from the Hose
2. Remove dirt container.
1. The flexible hose can be disconnected from the
extending hose by pressing down on to the two
clips and pulling away from the connector
(Fig.7/5). Remove any blockages found, then
reconnect the hose securely.
3. Unscrew dirt container connector (Fig.7/8).
Fig.7/8
4. Pull the integrated stretch hose out of the main
body of the vacuum cleaner to remove any
blockages. Unscrew the hose connector for
easy access (Fig.7/9).
Fig.7/5
2. The hose can also be disconnected from the
hand grip by pressing the release button as
shown (Fig.7/6). Remove any blockages found,
then reconnect the hand grip securely.
Fig.7/9
Fig.7/6
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NOTE: Ensure the hose is firmly replaced into the
main body of the vacuum before screwing down
the dirt container connector.
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Troubleshooting
8. Troubleshooting
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
Cause: Power cord not firmly pushed into mains socket, or socket switch is off.
Solution: Plug the cord in firmly to the power outlet and turn socket on.
Cause: Blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
Solution: Check fuse/breaker. Replace fuse or re-set breaker.
Cause: Thermal cut-out operates.
Solution: Switch off vacuum cleaner and unplug from mains socket. Leave vacuum cleaner for at least
one hour, clean filters and clear any blockages.
Cause: Main on/off button not pressed.
Solution: Press main on/off button then the remote on/off button on handle.
Cause: Remote button does not work.
Solution: Change batteries in handle, or check that the Infra-red transmitter/receiver is not blocked.
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't pick up/loss of suction
Cause: Dirt container full or blocked.
Solution: Empty the dirt container.
Cause: Hose clogged.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Pre-filter is clogged.
Solution: Tap clean, wash and dry or replace filter.
Cause: Dirt container not installed properly.
Solution: Re-install the dirt container.
Cause: TurboBrush not installed properly and/or blocked.
Solution: Check for blockages and check that the catches are correctly returned to position.
Cause: TurbotoolTM is not installed properly and/or blocked.
Solution: Check for blockages and check that the locking ring is correctly returned to position.
Cause: Exhaust filter clogged.
Solution: Contact your nearest service agent.
Cause: Dirt container cyclones are blocked.
Solution: Remove rubber end caps, clear any blockages and replace.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up
Cause: Accessories are not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 4.
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UK Service & Help/Technical Specification
9. 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. www.vax.co.uk
10. Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V~50Hz
1800W
2 litres
Pre-motor filter
Post-motor (exhaust) HEPA filter
8 metres
10.3 kg
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
product VX2 is 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 0QH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: www.vax.co.uk