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Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: vax.co.uk
Version 1.7
User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Steam mop
Get cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number?
(Located on the flap of the packaging)
e.g. S 2
What’s your serial number?
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(Located on the base of the machine)
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Note these down in case you need them in future. Please keep instructions for further use.
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S2 series
Machine Overview
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Handle
Upper cord clip
Lower cord clip
Power cord
Clean water tank
LED indicator
a) Water heating/power on
(orange LED)
b) Steam ready
(orange LED) + (green LED)
7 Floor head
8 Steam release trigger
Unit
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3
5
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12
b
a
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9 Microfibre cleaning pads x 2
(dependant on model)
10 Carpet glider
11 Long screw
12 Short screw
13 Measuring jug
14 Hard water filter (hidden)
(Pre-assembled in unit)
15 Washer x 2
16 Velcro microfibre cleaning pad x 2
(dependant on model)
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Accessories
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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
General Safety Information
This steam mop is intended for household use only and NOT for
commercial or industrial use.
IMPORTANT: Please refer to floor manufacturer’s care recommendations
before use and test the steam mop on a discrete area of flooring to
begin with.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
When using the steam mop, basic safety precautions should always be
observed, including the following:
WARNING: The stick steam mop head gets very hot during operation.
WARNING:
Danger of scalding
1. Do not leave the steam mop unattended when plugged in.
Unplug the product from the socket when not in use.
2. Only use the steam mop indoors. Keep the steam mop
away from rain and moisture.
20. Never immerse the steam mop in water or in other liquids.
21. Do not operate the steam mop without water in the tank.
Always top up with water in good time.
22. Always remove the mains plug from the socket and allow the
steam mop to cool down completely before topping up
with water.
23. Never aim the steam mop at people, animals or plants (there
is a risk of scalding). Never touch the steam jet from a short
distance with your hands. Do not aim the steam mop at
electrical items or wires.
24. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away
from openings.
25. Never fill the water tank with anything other than water. Never
put additives (such as perfume, stain remover or products
containing alcohol) in the water as they may damage the steam
cleaner or make it dangerous to use.
26. Only carry the steam mop by the carry handle.
3. Turn off the on/off switch on the steam mop controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
27. Store the steam mop in a cool, dry area.
4. Always unplug the steam mop and allow it to cool before
connecting or disconnecting the hose or accessories.
29. Using improper voltage may result in damage to the steam
cleaner and possible injury to the user. The correct voltage is
listed on the rating label.
5. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
6. This appliance is not intended for use by children under eight
years of age and persons 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 in a safe way and understands the
hazards involved.
7. Cleaning and maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
8. The appliance should only be used as described in the quick start
guide or in the full online user guide.
9. Only Vax recommended attachments should be used with
this appliance.
10. Do not use this steam mop if it has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not use this steam mop with
a damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged return the
steam mop to a Vax authorised Service Agent or a suitably qualified
person for examination, repair or adjustment.
11. Do not pull or carry this appliance 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 steam mop over the cord.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
12. Do not unplug the product by pulling on the cord.
13. Do not handle the plug or the steam mop with wet hands.
28. Do not use an extension cord with this product.
30. Do not use your steam mop if it is damaged or faulty. Please
make sure that the product is unplugged from the mains and call
the Vax Careline on 0844 412 8455.
31. Do not use the unit on leather, wax polished furniture or floors,
synthetic fabrics, velvet or other delicate steam or water
sensitive materials.
32. Do not use on acrylic surfaces.
33. In wet rooms, e.g. bathrooms, connect the appliance to sockets
with an RCD adaptor connected in series.
34. The device should not be used to clean electrical appliances
such as ovens, microwaves, televisions and electrical heating
systems etc.
35. Be very careful when cleaning tiled walls with sockets.
36. Keep the unit on the floor.
37. Empty the water tank when the steam mop is not in use.
38. Do not overfill the tank. Do not exceed the maximum prescribed
filling level. Please use the measuring jug and funnel included.
39. Always show these instructions to a third party if you are passing the
steam mop on to them.
40. Please ensure all parts are correctly fitted before using the product.
41. Do not attempt to remove blockages with sharp objects as they may
cause damage.
14. Do not use without the tank cap in place. Ensure that the water
tank cap has been screwed down fully before use.
42. Do not use without the hard water filter in place.
15. Do not touch any hot areas on the steam mop. It is normal for
the steam mop to heat up during operation.
44. Keep cleaning area well lit.
43. Take extra care when cleaning on the stairs.
16. Accessories will become hot during use – allow them to cool
down before handling.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the steam mop from the
electrical outlet before assembling, opening or empting the water tank, or
before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
17. Do not use the steam mop to treat any items of clothing that
are still being worn on the body.
IMPORTANT: The liquid or steam must not be directed towards equipment
containing electrical components, such as the interior of ovens.
18. The force and heat of the steam may have an adverse effect on
some materials. Always check whether a surface is suitable for
treatment with the steam by carrying out a test before hand on a
concealed area.
IMPORTANT: The steam mop is equipped with a thermostat and a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason the unit should overheat, the thermostat will
automatically turn the unit off. Should this occur, unplug the steam mop
from the electrical outlet and turn off the switch. Let the unit cool, remove
and empty the water tank. To re-start the machine, plug it into an electrical
outlet and switch it back on.
19. The steam mop must be kept level during operation.
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Operation
Assembling your steam mop
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling.
Remove clean water tank.
Insert handle into main body. Line
up the screw holes on the handle
and the main body.
Fit the body of the unit onto the
floor head, lining up the screw
hole.
Secure the floor head with the
remaining screw.
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Secure the handle in place with
one of the screws provided.
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(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Operation
Before you begin cleaning
IMPORTANT: Do not use hot or boiling water to fill clean water tank. Do not overfill the water tank.
NOTE: Always ensure there is water in the clean water tank.
NOTE:
Do not
over fill.
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Remove the clean water
tank.
a
Twist the cap slightly
anti-clockwise to remove.
b
Fill the tank with max
500ml of water and replace
the water cap, Tighten by
twisting clockwise.
Replace the clean water
tank, clicking into place
making sure the hard water
filter is in place.
a
Orange LED will illuminate when the unit is
switched on at the plug and water is heating.
b
Within approximately 1 minute the Green LED will
also illuminate showing steam mop is ready to use.
The Green LED will go off when unit water is
re-heating.
Attaching the cleaning pad
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling the accessories.
IMPORTANT: Never use the steam mop without the microfibre cleaning pad correctly attached to the
floor head.
Undo drawstring.
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Microfibre cleaning pad
Velcro microfibre cleaning pad
(dependant on model)
(dependant on model)
Remove microfibre cleaning pad.
Hold corner of pad down with foot
and peel unit away
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Operation
Steam cleaning hard floors
IMPORTANT: Please refer to floor manufacturer’s care recommendations before use and test the steam mop on a
discrete area of flooring to begin with.
WARNING: Never leave the steam mop in one spot on any surface for an extended period of time with a damp or wet
microfibre cleaning pad attached as this may damage the floor surface. Your steam mop should only be used on tiles,
lino, sealed wood flooring including sealed laminate.
WARNING: Do not operate/use steam mop without water in clean water tank.
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling the accessories.
Plug into mains and wait
for the green light (on the
main body) to switch on
within 1 min.
To recline the unit place
foot on floor head and tilt
handle.
To produce steam squeeze
the trigger in short bursts.
To prevent overly wetting
floors, do not hold down
continuously.
Move the steam mop slowly
backwards and forwards
across the floor paying
particular attention to high
traffic areas.
IMPORTANT: For 1 x 500ml water tank = 15 minutes steaming time (aprox).
Refreshing carpets
IMPORTANT: When using on carpets, always ensure the microfibre cleaning pad is properly attached to the floor
head.
Place unit into carpet
glider.
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To recline the unit place
foot on floor head and tilt
handle.
To produce steam squeeze
the trigger in short bursts.
To prevent overly wetting
carpet, do not hold down
continuously.
Move the steam mop slowly
backwards and forwards
across the floor paying
particular attention to high
traffic areas.
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Empty the water tank
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to fully cool down before performing any maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Remove the clean water tank.
Twist the cap slightly
anti-clockwise to remove.
Empty any excess water over the
sink, replace water cap and return
to the unit.
Removing the cleaning pad
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to fully cool down before performing any maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Microfibre cleaning pad
Velcro microfibre cleaning pad
(dependant on model)
(dependant on model)
Undo drawstring.
Remove microfibre cleaning pad.
Hold corner of pad down with foot
and peel unit away
Cleaning the microfibre cleaning pad
IMPORTANT: Never use bleach or fabric softener when washing the microfibre cleaning pad.
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Machine washable at warm temperature (max 40oc). Always use a mild detergent.
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Allow to fully dry before use.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Replacing the hard water filter
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filter affects the performance of your machine.
Check and change filter (depending on level of use). Do not operate unit without hard water filter in place.
Your machine is fitted with a hard water filter. If you live in an area of hard water the filter will discolour/darken
over time (2). Depending on water hardness and/or frequency of use the filter should be changed every 12
months, or once the filter has completely darkened.
Hard water filter in unit.
Hard water filter removed. New filter.
Old filter-discoloured
and darkened.
Replacing the washers
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to cool down fully before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Over time, the floor head can become loose. You may need to replace the washers at the end of the body unit
with the replacement washers provided.
Storage
Empty out any remaining water in the tank and clean the external surface with a dry cloth.
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(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Clearing blockages
IMPORTANT: Turn unit off. Allow unit to fully cool down before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
There is a small opening at the bottom of the trim that goes around the outside of the back of the unit.
This opening is a steam exhaust vent should the primary path become blocked. If steam starts to escape
from this vent you should:
Steam exhaust vent.
Remove microfibre pad and
inspect unit base for blockages.
If a blockage can be seen use a
small thin object such as a
paper-clip to try to free blockage.
If steam path is still blocked,
remove screw on floorhead
neck.
After floor head is removed,
using a thin object such as a
paper-clip (in the area shown),
attempt to remove the blockage.
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FAQs
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop before performing
maintenance or trouble shooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
Why is the steam mop not producing steam?
• Check the Parts Overview page in the guide to make sure
the part is definitely included in your unit.
• There may be no water in the tank; please refer to the
operation section.
• If the part is missing we’re here to help. Simply call us on:
0844 412 8455
• The water tank may not be fitted correctly; please refer to
the operation section.
The steam mop cleaner has no power?
• Hard water filter may be clogged and may need to be
replaced. See maintenance section.
• Unit may not be plugged into the electrical outlet correctly,
ensure the plug is pushed in securely.
• Steam path may be blocked, refer to cleaning blockages
section.
• The electrical outlet may not be working properly, check
the fuse or breaker, or consult an electrician.
• The power cord may be damaged, if it is it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or Vax authorised agent in
order to avoid invalidating the guarantee.
Why won’t the microfibre cleaning pad pick up dirt?
• The cleaning pad may already be saturated with dirt and
needs washing, please refer to the maintenance section.
• When in use if the green light goes off the unit may be
re-heating. The light should only take 1 minute before
this comes on again.
What do I do if an accessory/the unit has become damaged
or broken?
• Visit vax.co.uk for parts and spares.
• Please call our Careline to purchase new spares or order
a replacement.
we’re here if you need us
Instead of taking me back
to the shop, simply visit:
vax.co.uk/support
vaxireland.ie
or call:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
This does not affect your statutory rights
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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Other Information
UK Service & Help
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Any queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the UK local rate.
Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the steam mop before calling. For the nearest Service Agent,
please call the Vax Careline or visit vax.co.uk
Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories, please visit vax.co.uk
S2 series hard water filter kit (Type 1):
Microfibre cleaning pads (Type 2):
Velcro microfibre cleaning pads (Type 1):
(dependant on model)
Coral cleaning pads (Type 3):
1-1-130624-00
1-1-130625-00
1-1-131448-00
1-1-131643-00
Guarantee will only be valid with the use of genuine Vax spares and accessories.
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Water tank capacity:
Cord length:
Weight:
220 – 240 v ~ 50Hz
1400W - 1600W (dependant on model)
500ml
6m
2.9kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the S2 series 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.
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