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User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
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Multifunction
Get Cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number?
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What’s your serial number? (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
Filter housing
Clean water tank
Dirty water tank/dirt container
Carry handle
on/off button
Solution pump on/off button
Power cord
Motor housing lid
2 piece extension tube
Crevice tool
Dusting brush
Upholstery tool
Hose and handle
Solution delivery tube
Combination floor head
Fibre flow wash head
Upholstery wash tool
(dependant on model)
18 3 x paper dust bags
19 Vax cleaning solution
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Unit and accessories
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Filters
20 Cone filter
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21 Foam post-motor filter
22 Foam pre-motor filter
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General Safety Information
arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be tripped over.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
1.
18.
Store the multifunction machine in a cool, dry area.
19.
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/carpet washing position.
Do not leave the multifunction machine unattended when
plugged in. Unplug it from the socket when not in use.
2.
To prevent electric shock do not use outdoors.
20.
Take extra care when cleaning on stairs.
3.
Not to be used as a toy.
21.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
multi-function machine.
22.
Do not carry appliance while motor is running.
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 the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
multifunction machine from the electrical outlet before
assembling, opening, emptying the dirt container, before
connecting/disconnecting the attachments, or carrying out
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
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 handle the plug or multifunction machine with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors.
9.
Do not put any objects into openings or operate with
openings blocked. Keep them free of anything that might
reduce airflow.
10.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of 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 use the carpet washing function without the
solution tank and dirty water tank in place.
13.
Do not use the vacuum without the dust bag in place.
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NOTE: Carpets should be dry vacuumed thoroughly
before washing.
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.
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IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains vacuum
performance. Vax recommends that your filters
should be checked and cleaned periodically. If your filters are
washable make sure they are completely dry before
inserting back into the multifunction machine.
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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 outlet
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 outlet and switch
back on.
!
14.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
15.
Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine,
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
This multifunction is intended for household use only
and NOT for commercial or industrial use.
16.
Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
17.
Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Nonapproved cords may overheat. Care should be taken to
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Operation
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WARNING: Always switch off and unplug your multifunction machine from the electrical outlet
before assembling, opening, emptying the dirt container, connecting/disconnecting the
attachments, or carrying out maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Vacuuming
Assembling your multifunction cleaner (dry vacuuming)
Remove motor housing.
Insert the filter
housing.
Remove clean
water tank.
Press down on clips to
secure.
Insert dust bag.
Insert hose and twist
clockwise.
!
!
4
NOTE: Fully unwind
power cord.
NOTE: The crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool, can all be attached to the
telescopic tube/handle.
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Operation
Carpet washing
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IMPORTANT: Do not use the cleaner as a dry vacuum when set up in carpet washing mode.
Before you begin cleaning:
1. Vacuum thoroughly – Use your machine in dry mode and vacuum your upholstery with
appropriate tool.
2. For upholstery, always check manufacturers guidelines before washing.
Test for colourfastness – Wet a white absorbent cloth with the solution. In a small, hidden area
gently rub the surface with the dampened cloth. Wait ten minutes and check for colour removal or
bleed with white paper towel or cloth. If surface has more than one colour, check all colours.
When cleaning entire floor, move furniture out of area to be cleaned. For furniture too heavy to
move, place aluminium foil or wax paper under legs. This will prevent wood finishes from staining
carpet. Pin up furniture skirts or curtains.
Helpful hints for cleaning carpet:
1. Only use Vax recommended solution with this machine.
2. Do not over saturate carpet with cleaning solution while using the machine.
3. For heavy soiled areas, additional applications may be necessary.
4. Allow plenty of time to dry carpet thoroughly.
5. Try not to walk on carpet until it is completely dry.
6. After carpet is thoroughly dry, vacuum the carpet using your vacuum cleaner in dry mode.
7. Before cleaning, determine where to start and end, making sure not to walk over previously
cleaned areas.
8. Thoroughly clean the dirty water tank and clean water tank after use with warm water
(max 40°c).
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Operation
Assembling your multifunction cleaner (carpet washing)
Remove solution tube from
under side of motor housing.
Add 40ml of Vax solution per 1
litre of water, unless otherwise
stated on the bottle.
Press down on clips
to secure.
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Fill tank with warm
water (max 40º C).
Attach solution tube.
Ensure the solution
tube is wrapped loosely
around the hose and
extension tubes.
Secure in place with the
clips provided.
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Operation
Operating the appliance (carpet washing mode)
Red button – Power.
Green button – Activate pump.
Washing carpets
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NOTE: For best results apply solution on the forward stroke and recover solution on the
backward stroke.
Ensure rocker switch is
towards the back of the
Fibreflow wash head to allow
water flow.
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To suck up excess water
push the rocker switch to
the front.
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Operation
Washing upholstery
Attach the upholstery
wash tool directly onto the
handle of the hose and
wrap the excess solution
tube around as
necessary.
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To start water and solution flow,
push the collar on the wash
tool forwards.
To recover excess water and
solution, pull the collar
backwards.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
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WARNING: Always switch off and unplug your multifunction machine from the electrical
outlet before assembling, opening, emptying the dirt container, connecting/disconnecting
the attachments, or carrying out maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Emptying and replacing the dust bag
Insert new bag.
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IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the performance of your machine.
Please check, wash/change filters periodically (depending on level of use).
Replacing the cone filter
Cleaning the post motor filter
24hr
!
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40° C
max
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
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WARNING: Always switch off and unplug your multifunction machine from the electrical
outlet before assembling, opening, emptying the dirt container, connecting/disconnecting
the attachments, or carrying out maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
tap
Remove motor housing.
!
40° C
max
24hr
Emptying and cleaning the clean and dirty water tanks
Empty and rinse both tanks out with clean water after use.
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FAQs
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug your multifunction cleaner before
performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
What do I do if an accessory/the unit has
become damaged or broken?
• Check the parts overview page to make sure the
attachment is supplied with your unit.
• If it is missing, please call our vax careline to order
a replacement: 0844 412 8455 or visit vax.co.uk to
order online.
• Visit vax.co.uk for parts and spares.
• Please call our careline to purchase new spares or
order a replacement: 0844 412 8455.
Why won’t my multifunction cleaner put down
water/solution mix?
• Check there is water/solution mix in the clean
water tank.
• Ensure the solution tube on the underside of the
motor housing has been released and is in the
clean water tank.
• Check that the pump button on the carry handle
has been switched on.
• Ensure the foot pedal on the floor head is
positioned to the back of the floor head.
• Ensure the collar on the wash tool is pushed
forward.
Why won’t my multifunction cleaner recover
water?
Why wont the multifunction cleaner pick up in
dry mode?
• A filter may be clogged; refer to maintenance
section for cleaning instructions.
• The dust bag may be incorrectly fitted, check
assembling your machine in dry mode.
• The dust bag may be full, check and replace with a
new dust bag.
• Check for blockages in the
hose/floor heads/accessories.
Why is dust escaping from my multifunction
cleaner in dry mode?
• The filters may be incorrectly installed, check that
they are fitted correctly.
• The dust bag may be incorrectly fitted, check
assembling your machine in dry mode.
• The dirty water tank may be full.
• The floor head/wash tool nozzle might have an
obstruction.
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Other Information
Service & Help
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
If you have any queries or concerns about using your multifunction cleaner, call the Vax Careline.
Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the carpet cleaner before calling. For
the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit vax.co.uk
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
220-240V ~50Hz
1300 W
Dust bag 10 litres
Clean water tank 4 litres
Dirty water tank 8 litres
Cord Length: 10m
Weight:
8.7kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
6131 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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Notes
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