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User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Bagless Upright
TURBOFORCE
series
Get Cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number?
--What’s your serial number?
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(Located on the top flap of the packaging)
e.g. U 8 7-T F- PP
(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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Machine Overview
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Handle
TurboTool caddy (some models only)
Dirt container release button
Carry handle
Dirt container lid
Separator
Dirt container
Pre-motor filter housing
Brushbar height adjust
Cord storage hook
Cord
Cord safety hook
Hose storage
Power on/off button
Recline pedal
Hose
Extension tube
Crevice tool
Dusting brush
TurboTool (some models only)
Fur&Fluff Tool (Pets & Family model)
Pre-motor Filter
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PLEASE NOTE: some parts may vary
according to model. Please check inside
Unit
Filters
Accessories
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General Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
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When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions should always
be observed, including the following:
Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
15.
Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
16.
Do not use without ALL of the filters in place.
17.
Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or
disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
18.
Keep vacuuming area well lit.
19.
Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
20.
Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner.
21.
Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
Non-approved cords may overheat. Care should
be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord
cannot be tripped over.
3.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
5.
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 use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
6.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only
Vax recommended attachments.
7.
Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a
damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by the manufacturer or a
recommended Service Agent to avoid hazard and
invalidating the guarantee.
8.
Do not pull or carry by cord/hose. Do not use the
cord/hose as a handle, close a door on the cord/hose
or pull cord/hose around sharp edges or corners. Do
not run the vacuum cleaner over the cord/hose. Keep
the cord away from heated surfaces.
9.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
10.
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 might reduce airflow.
11.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of
the body away from openings and moving parts.
12.
Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches
or any hot, smoking or burning objects.
13.
Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use
in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
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WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner from
the electrical socket before assembling, opening or emptying the dirt
container, or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful unit. Before
plugging the cord into the electrical socket, make sure the
switch is in the ‘off’ position.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube
is blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove the
blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
See Maintenance; Clearing Blockages.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains vacuum performance.
Vax recommends that your filters should be checked and cleaned at
least every three months. If your filters are washable make sure they
are completely dry before inserting back into the vacuum cleaner.
Filters must be placed the correct way up to avoid blockages
(Refer to page 4).
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with 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 vacuum cleaner from the
electrical socket and turn off the switch. Remove dirt container
and empty. Clean filters. Allow the unit to cool for approximately
one (1) hour. To re-start, plug into an electrical socket and switch
back on.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only and NOT for
commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
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Operation
Keep your Vax like new
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the performance of
your machine. Please check and wash filters at least every three
months. For full cleaning instructions, see pages 7 and 8.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the vacuum cleaner without all of the filters
in place and fitted the correct way up – insert the lip of the filter into
the filter cover and push up.
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
Push the lower back panel onto the
base of the unit.
Secure with the two long
screws provided.
Slide end of the hose into the
hose connector.
Attach handle to the back panel by
pushing down firmly.
Insert locking pin into place at the
bottom of the handle.
Secure locking pin with the small
screw provided.
Connect hose.
Attach dirt container and click
into place.
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Operation
Operating the appliance
Twist cord storage hook to
release cord.
Turn unit on.
IMPORTANT: When the vacuum
cleaner is stood in the upright
position or when using the hose and
tools, the brushbar height adjust
must be set to the highest position.
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Recline unit.
In upright position turn brushbar
height adjust to desired setting.
High - long carpet pile and hard floors
Low - short carpet pile
IMPORTANT: Vax recommends that you raise the height of the brushbar to the highest position when using this
cleaner on lino and hard flooring due to constant rotation. Vax cannot be held responsible for damage to these
surfaces if the customer fails to take notice of this recommendation.
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Operation
Using accessories
The crevice tool and TurboTool can be attached to both extension tube and hose directly.
The dusting brush can only be attached to the hose directly.
This unit has a constantly rotating brushbar. Vax recommends you raise the brushbar before attaching accessories.
Attaching to hose
Remove hose from its holder and
unwind hose from unit.
Choose an accessory.
Attach accessory to hose.
Attaching to extension tube
Remove extension tube from holder.
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Attach extension tube to hose.
Attach accessory to extension tube.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
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Cleaning the HEPA pre-motor filter
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24hr
tap
40° C
max
IMPORTANT: To avoid blockages ensure the filter is
fitted the correct way up.
Insert the lip of the filter into the filter
cover and push up.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Advanced filter cleaning
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tap
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Removing blockages
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the electrical socket
before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum cleaner and remove
any blockages found then reconnect the hose securely.
Removing blockages from the brushbar
Unscrew the four screws
on the base of unit.
Remove floor nozzle cover.
Lift brushbar.
Removing blockages from the TurboTool
Remove the belt from the
end of the brushbar.
(some models only)
Tabs
Locking
ring
Turn the TurboTool over and slide
off the locking ring.
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Detach lower housing and
remove blockage.
To re-assemble the TurboTool,
ensure that the tabs are engaged
and pivot the lower housing closed.
Slip the locking ring over the neck
of the TurboTool and into the
groove to finish.
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FAQs
WARNING: to reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
• Check the ‘Parts Overview’ page in this guide to
make sure the part is definitely included in your
unit.
• If it is missing, we’re here to help. Simply call us
on 0844 412 8455
Why won’t the vacuum cleaner pick up?
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed;
remove the dirt container from the unit by pressing
the dirt container release button and then
re-attaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked
firmly back into place.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Maintenance:
Cleaning the filters’ on pages 7 and 8.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to
‘Maintenance: Emptying and cleaning the dirt
container’ on pages 7 and 8.
• There may be a blockage in the hose/tube;
disconnect from the vacuum cleaner.
Carefully remove any blockages found and
reconnect securely.
Why is dust escaping from the vacuum?
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Maintenance:
Cleaning the filters’ on pages 7 and 8.
What do I do if the unit/an accessory becomes
damaged or broken?
• We’re here if you need us. Simply call
0844 412 8455 or visit vax.co.uk
Why won’t the accessories pick up properly?
• Hose blockages: remove the hose from the unit.
Carefully remove any blockages found and
reconnect hose securely.
• Accessory blockages: remove accessory from
handle/tube. Carefully remove blockage and
re-attach to the vacuum cleaner.
• The accessory may be faulty. Simply call us on
0844 412 8455 for assistance.
Why will the vacuum cleaner not run?
• It may not be plugged into the electrical socket
correctly; ensure that the plug is pushed
in securely.
• The electrical socket may not be working properly;
check the fuse or breaker, or consult an
electrician.
• The motor thermostat may have tripped; switch off
and unplug the vacuum cleaner, and leave for one
hour before switching the cleaner back on.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to
‘Maintenance: Emptying and cleaning the dirt
container’ on page 7.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed;
remove the dirt container from the unit by pressing
the dirt container release button and then
re-attaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked
firmly back into place.
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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Other Information
UK Service & Help
Any queries or concerns about using your Vax, simply visit; vax.co.uk/support – vaxireland.ie or 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 vacuum cleaner before calling.
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories, please visit vax.co.uk
The use of genuine vax spare parts helps to maintain optimised
performance and validates your guarantee
Pre-motor filter (Type 57):
1-1-130851-00
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
2300W
5L
pre-motor filter (washable)
10m (approx)
8.7kg - 8.9kg (depending on model)
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
U87-TF 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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