Miele 09979580 Complete C3 Vacuum Cleaner Installation and

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaner
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the
vacuum cleaner, it is essential to read these
instructions before using it for the first time.
These operating instructions apply to
standard models SGJE0 as well as
to special edition models which are
distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - AU, NZ
HS15
M.-Nr. 10 039 290
Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Description of the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preparing for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using the accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mains connection cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selecting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Illuminating the working area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting down, transportation and storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ParkSystem for pauses in vacuuming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ParkSystem for storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Correctly changing the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When to replace the HEPA AirClean 50 exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Correctly changing the HEPA AirClean 50 exhaust filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing one type of exhaust filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance indicator with reset button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Changing the battery in the LED handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Correctly replacing the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
After sales service / Warranty / Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
The packing material protects the
vacuum cleaner from transport
damage. The transport and protective
packing has been selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and can normally
be recycled.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling. Sort packing
materials for disposal according to the
type of material (e.g. plastics or
cardboard).
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
Disposing of your old vacuum
cleaner
Before disposing of your old vacuum
cleaner, remove the dustbag and filters
and dispose of them with the normal
household waste.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your vacuum
cleaner. Please do not dispose of your
old vacuum cleaner with your
household waste.
These are made from environmentally
friendly materials, and can be disposed
of with the normal household waste, as
long as they have been used
exclusively for general household dust.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre.
Ensure that your old vacuum cleaner
presents no danger to children while
being stored for disposal.
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Description of the vacuum cleaner
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Description of the vacuum cleaner
a Suction hose
b Release button for accessories compartment
c Dustbag change indicator
d Display
e Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
f ParkSystem for pauses in vacuuming
g On/Off foot control s
h Mains connection cable
i Castors
j HEPA AirClean 50 filter
k Illuminated ParkSystem for storage (on either side of vacuum cleaner)
l Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
m ElectroBrush socket cover holder
n Original Miele dustbag
o Carrying handle
p AllTeQ or AirTeQ floorhead
q Release button
r Telescopic wand
s Dust compartment release button
t Slide controls for the telescopic wand
u Socket for ElectroBrush
v Hose connector
w Battery compartment
x On button for lighting
y LED handle
z Overheating warning light §
{ Exhaust filter change indicator with reset button
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Warning and Safety instructions
This vacuum cleaner complies with statutory safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the vacuum
cleaner, please read these instructions carefully before using it
for the first time. They contain important information on its safety,
operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.
Always disconnect the vacuum cleaner from the mains supply
when you have finished using it, before changing over
accessories, as well as for maintenance work and cleaning.
Switch the vacuum cleaner off at the wall socket and unplug it.
Correct application
~ This vacuum cleaner is designed for domestic use and for use in
similar environments by guests in hotel or motel rooms, bed &
breakfasts and other typical living quarters. This does not include
common/shared facilities or commercial facilities within hotels,
motels or bed & breakfasts.
~ This vacuum cleaner can be used for all normal cleaning of
carpets, rugs and robust hard flooring.
~ This vacuum cleaner is not suitable for outdoor use.
~ The vacuum cleaner must only be used to vacuum dry floor
surfaces. Do not use on people and animals. Any other usage,
modification or alteration is not supported by the manufacturer and
could be dangerous.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This vacuum cleaner can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it or have been shown
how to use it in a safe way and understand and recognise the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~ Young children must not be allowed to use this appliance.
~ Older children may only use the appliance when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ Cleaning of the vacuum cleaner may only be carried out by older
children under the supervision of an adult.
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the vacuum cleaner
and do not let them play with it.
~ Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
Technical safety
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner and its accessories, check for
any visible signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~ Ensure that the connection data on the data plate of the vacuum
cleaner (voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity supply
exactly.
~ The wall socket must be protected against short circuit by an
appropriate circuit breaker.
~ While the vacuum cleaner is under warranty, repairs should only
be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise
the warranty will be invalidated.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not pull or carry the vacuum cleaner by the cable, and be
careful not to damage the cable when withdrawing the plug from the
socket.
Keep the cable away from sharp edges and do not let it get
squashed, for example, under a door.
Avoid running the vacuum cleaner over the cable. This could
damage the cable, plug or socket.
The appliance must not be used if any of these have suffered
damage.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner if the cable is damaged. If the
cable is damaged it must be replaced together with a complete
cable rewind. For safety reasons this work must be done by a Miele
authorised service technician.
~ When vacuuming fine dust, e.g. sawdust, sand, plaster, flour,
talcum powder etc., electrostatic charges build up naturally. Under
certain conditions these charges will be released. To avoid the
unpleasant effects of these discharges, a metal inlay has been
incorporated into the underside of the handle. Please make sure that
you keep your hand in constant contact with this metal strip during
vacuuming.
~ Do not let the vacuum cleaner get wet. Clean only with a dry cloth
or slightly damp cloth when disconnected from the mains supply.
~ Repairs should only be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons can
cause considerable danger to users.
Correct use
~ To avoid the risk of damage, do not use the vacuum cleaner
without the dustbag, dust compartment filter and exhaust filter in
place.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The dust compartment cover will not close without a dustbag
fitted. Do not force it.
~ Do not vacuum up anything which has been burning e.g.
cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether still glowing or apparently
extinguished.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner to vacuum up any water, liquid or
damp dirt. Wait until any freshly cleaned or shampooed carpets or
floor coverings are completely dry before attempting to vacuum.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner to vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and photocopiers, can conduct
electricity.
~ Do not vacuum up any inflammable or combustible liquids or
gases and do not vacuum in areas where such substances are
stored.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and tubes must not be used at
head level to avoid the risk of injury, e.g. to eyes and ears.
~ Important information on the handling of batteries:
– Do not short circuit or recharge batteries or throw them into a fire.
– Disposing of batteries: Remove the batteries from the LED handle
and dispose of them in your recycling bin. Do not dispose of them
with the normal household waste.
Accessories
~ To avoid the risk of injury when vacuuming with a Miele
Turbobrush, do not touch the rotating roller brush.
~ It is not advisable to vacuum directly with the handle, i.e. without
an accessory attached as the rim could get damaged and you could
hurt yourself on sharp edges.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Only use genuine dustbags, filters and accessories with the
"Original Miele" logo on them. Otherwise the manufacturer cannot
guarantee the safety of the product and the manufacturer's warranty
will be invalidated.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by incorrect use
or operation or by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
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Preparing for use
Attaching the suction hose
^ Insert the hose connector into the
suction socket until it clicks into
position. To do this, line up the
guides on the two pieces.
Removing the suction hose
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket.
Fitting together the suction
hose and the handle
^ Insert the other end of the suction
hose into the handle until it clicks into
position.
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Preparing for use
Connecting the handle to the
suction tube
^ Insert the handle into the suction tube
until it clicks into position. To do this,
line up the guides on the two pieces.
^ Press the release button (arrow) if
you want to separate the parts and
pull the handle out of the suction tube
with a slight twist.
Adjusting the telescopic wand
The telescopic wand is made of two
parts with one part being fitted within
the other. This enables height
adjustments for comfortable vacuum
cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic wand release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height.
Fitting the standard floorhead
^ Push the telescopic wand into the
floorhead and turn it clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
^ To release the floorhead from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the
telescopic wand away from the
floorhead.
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Preparing for use
Adjusting the standard
floorhead
This floorhead can be used for all
normal cleaning of carpets, rugs and
robust hard flooring.
Miele offer a range of other floorheads,
brushes and accessories for other
types of flooring and special
requirements (see "Optional
accessories").
It is important to observe the flooring
manufacturer’s cleaning and care
instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brushes retracted:
^ Press the foot switch %.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching, as well as
flooring with gaps or deep crevices in it
with the brushes protruding:
^ Press the foot switch ).
If you find that a great amount of
effort is required to manoeuvre the
AirTeQ floorhead, reduce the
suction power to a suitable level
(see "Adjusting the suction power").
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Preparing for use
Inserting batteries into the LED
handle
a Undo the screws on the cover of the
battery compartment.
b Press down on both sides of the
cover and lift off.
c Take out the battery holder and
insert the three batteries supplied,
making sure the polarity is correct.
d Replace the battery holder as shown
in the diagram, making sure the
arrows line up on the holder and the
battery compartment.
e Replace the cover of the battery
compartment and tighten the screws.
Activating the exhaust filter
change indicator
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
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Preparing for use
^ Remove the information strip.
^ Press the reset button ~ for the
exhaust filter change indicator.
^ A narrow red strip will appear on the
left edge of the display field after
10 - 15 seconds.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
How the exhaust filter change
indicator works
The exhaust filter change indicator
shows the usage life of the exhaust
filter. After approx. 50 operating hours,
which equates to average use over one
year, the red display field will be
completely red.
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Using the accessories supplied
a Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
b Dusting brush
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate,
carved or delicate articles, etc. The
head of the dusting brush can be
swivelled to attain the best cleaning
position.
c Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Removing accessories
^ Press the release button on the
accessories compartment lid.
The lid will open.
^ Take out the accessory you require.
^ Press down firmly on the
compartment lid to close it.
Floorhead
For general use and also for vacuuming
stairs.
,For safety reasons when
vacuuming stairs, it is best to start at
the bottom of the stairs and move
upwards.
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Use
Mains connection cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull out the connection cable to the
required length (max. cable length
approx. 7.5 m).
^ Plug the connection cable into a wall
socket and switch on at the wall.
The ParkSystem lighting on either side
of the vacuum cleaner will switch on.
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
used, the lighting will switch on after
approx. two minutes.
,If vacuuming for longer than
30 minutes, the connection cable
must be pulled out to its fullest
extent. Otherwise there is a danger
of overheating.
Rewinding the cable
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
After approx. 30 seconds, the
ParkSystem lighting switches off
automatically.
^ Press the rewind foot control. The
cable will rewind automatically.
Switching on and off
^ Step on the On/Off foot control s.
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Use
Selecting the suction power
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. Reducing the
suction power reduces the amount of
effort required to manoeuvre the
floorhead.
The symbols on the controls indicate
the type of use the settings are suitable
for.
The setting lights up yellow when
selected.
# - Curtains, lightweight fabrics
$ - Upholstery, cushions
% - High quality velour carpets, rugs
and runners
Auto = automatic adjustment of the
suction power according to the
flooring
,Do not vacuum any light
materials or curtains with the "Auto"
power setting. These may be drawn
into the vacuum cleaner and
become damaged.
* - For daily energy-saving
vacuuming with a low operating
noise level
( - Loop-pile carpets and rugs
) - Hard flooring, and for intensive
cleaning of carpets and rugs
If you find that a great amount of
effort is required to manoeuvre the
AirTeQ floorhead, reduce the suction
power to a suitable level.
The first time the vacuum cleaner is
used, it automatically switches on at the
"Auto" power setting.
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Use
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
After that, the vacuum cleaner will
switch on at the setting which was used
previously.
Vacuuming
^ When vacuuming, pull the cleaner
behind you on its wheels. You can
stand it upright for vacuuming stairs
and curtains etc.
,When vacuuming especially fine
dust, e.g. sawdust, sand, flour,
talcum powder etc., electrostatic
charges build up naturally. Under
certain conditions these charges will
be released. To avoid the
unpleasant effects of these
discharges, a metal inlay has been
incorporated into the underside of
the handle. Please make sure that
you keep your hand in constant
contact with this metal strip during
vacuuming.
Illuminating the working area
Your vacuum cleaner is equipped with
an LED on the handle to illuminate the
area in front of the vacuum cleaner.
^ Press the I button on the LED
handle.
After approx. 30 seconds, the LED
switches off automatically.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
ParkSystem for pauses in
vacuuming
A parking system has been designed
for conveniently parking the vacuum
cleaner during pauses.
^ Slot the floorhead into the parking
attachment at the back of the
vacuum cleaner.
If the vacuum cleaner is parked on a
sloped surface, e.g. on a ramp,
retract all parts of the telescopic
wand completely.
Switching on and off with the
ParkSystem
The vacuum cleaner is automatically
switched off when the floorhead is
placed in the parking attachment.
Lifting the floorhead out of the
ParkSystem automatically switches the
vacuum cleaner back on at the last
selected power setting.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
ParkSystem for storage
,It is important to switch off the
vacuum cleaner after each use.
Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
After approx. 30 seconds, the
ParkSystem lighting switches off
automatically.
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
It is also helpful to retract the
telescopic wand fully.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into the
parking attachment on either side of
the vacuum cleaner.
This makes the vacuum cleaner easier
to carry or store.
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Maintenance and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical supply for
maintenance work and for cleaning.
Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Original Miele dustbags can be
ordered via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com (depending on
country), from Miele (see back cover for
contact details) or from your Miele
Vacuum Cleaner Specialist.
– Dustbag
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
– Exhaust filter
You can recognise genuine Miele
dustbags type G/N and Miele filters by
the "Original Miele" logo on the
packaging or on the dustbags.
These will need to be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your vacuum
cleaner performs efficiently.
Only use Original Miele approved
dustbags and filters. This ensures
that your vacuum cleaner functions
correctly and cleans hygienically.
,The use of non-genuine Miele
dustbags, paper dustbags as well as
dustbags with cardboard holders
can cause serious damage to the
vacuum cleaner and will invalidate
your warranty.
An AirClean filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags. If you
wish to purchase exhaust filters or dust
compartment filters separately, please
quote the model number of your
vacuum cleaner when ordering to
ensure you get the correct items. You
can also order all accessories via the
Miele website www.miele-shop.com
(depending on country).
You can replace the exhaust filter fitted
in the vacuum cleaner with one of the
other Original Miele exhaust filters if you
wish (see "Optional accessories").
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colour
marker in the dustbag change indicator
fills the display, or sooner if it is no
longer effective (see possible reasons
for this below).
Miele dustbags are disposable.
Dispose of full dustbags.
Do not continue to use them once
they are full as blocked pores
reduce the efficiency of the vacuum
cleaner.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
How the dustbag change indicator
works
^ Attach the AllTeQ or AirTeQ
floorhead. Do not use any of the other
floorheads or attachments as they will
cause the dustbag change indicator
to give a false reading.
The dustbag change indicator is set for
normal household dust. Normal
household dust would contain a mixture
of dust, hair, carpet fluff, threads, grit
etc.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on and
select the highest power setting.
However, if the vacuum cleaner has
been used to suck up fine dust, the
pores of the dustbag will become
blocked very quickly. This affects the
air permeability of the bag, and the
marker will indicate that the bag is "full"
even when it is not. If this happens, you
must still change the dustbag because
suction power will be greatly reduced
by blocked pores in the dustbag.
^ Lift the floorhead off the floor a little. If
the marker completely fills the
dustbag change indicator, you
should replace the dustbag with a
new one.
If, on the other hand, you have
vacuumed up a large amount of hair
and carpet fluff which typically contains
a lot of air, the indicator may fail to
react even though the bag is full. You
should still change it!
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Press the release button for the dust
compartment lid and raise the lid as
far as it will go.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dust
compartment lid is raised to prevent
any dust escaping.
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
^ Fit the new dustbag into the blue
holder as far as it will go. Leave it
folded up when you take it out of the
box.
^ It should be unfolded in the dust
compartment.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
,The lid will not close without a
dustbag in place, or if the dustbag
is incorrectly fitted. Do not use
force!
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dust
compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of dustbags. A dust
compartment filter is supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
Correctly changing the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Pull the dustbag out by the grip next
to the self-closing flap on the collar.
^ Unclip the blue filter frame and
remove the old filter. Hold by the
clean, unsoiled section to remove it.
^ Replace with a new dust
compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
^ Fit the new dustbag into the blue
holder as far as it will go.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
securely, making sure it clicks into
position. Take care not to trap the
dustbag when doing so.
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Maintenance and care
When to replace the HEPA
AirClean 50 exhaust filter
Replace the HEPA AirClean 50 exhaust
filter if the display for the exhaust filter
change indicator is completely filled
with red.
This occurs after approx. 50 hours of
operation which is equivalent to about a
year of average use. The vacuum
cleaner can still be used. However, the
suction power will be reduced as will
the effectiveness of the filter if it is not
replaced in good time.
You can replace the HEPA AirClean 50
exhaust filter fitted in the vacuum
cleaner with one of the other Miele
exhaust filters if you wish (see
"Replacing one type of exhaust filter
with another").
Correctly changing the HEPA
AirClean 50 exhaust filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Lift the HEPA AirClean 50 exhaust
filter and remove it.
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Maintenance and care
^ Insert a new exhaust filter making
sure it goes in properly, then push it
down into position.
^ Press the exhaust filter change
indicator ~.
^ After approx. 10 - 15 seconds a thin
red stripe will appear in the left-hand
side of the display.
If you wish to use an AirClean filter,
see "Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another".
^ Close the dust compartment lid.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing one type of exhaust
filter with another
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
You can replace the HEPA AirClean 50
exhaust filter fitted in the vacuum
cleaner with one of the other Miele
exhaust filters if you wish.
a AirClean
b Active AirClean 50
When replacing a HEPA AirClean 50
filter with an AirClean filter, please
note:
If you wish to replace the HEPA
AirClean 50 filter with an AirClean filter,
then it is essential that you also fit a
filter grille (see "Optional accessories").
Maintenance indicator with
reset button
The indicator lights up after approx. 50
hours of operation, which is equivalent to
about a year of average use. The level of
soiling of the dust compartment filter and
the exhaust filter must be checked at this
point.
If the filters are replaced, the indicator
must be reset. To do this the vacuum
cleaner must be switched on.
^ Press the reset button.
The maintenance indicator will go out
and reset to zero.
The indicator can only be reset by
pressing the reset button after the
light has come on. Pressing the button
at any other time will have no effect.
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Maintenance and care
Changing the battery in the
LED handle
Three 1.5 V (AAA) batteries are
required.
a Undo the screws on the cover of the
battery compartment.
b Press down on both sides of the
cover and lift off.
c Take out the battery holder and
replace the three batteries, making
sure the polarity is correct.
d Refit the battery holder in the handle.
Make sure the arrows line up on the
holder and the battery compartment.
e Replace the cover of the battery
compartment and tighten the screws.
When to change the thread
lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet to
the floorhead can be replaced.
Check them from time to time and
replace them if the pile has worn down.
Correctly replacing the thread
lifters
^ Use a suitable screwdriver to remove
the thread lifters from the slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Spare parts are available from Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
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Cleaning and care
,Always disconnect the vacuum
cleaner from the electricity supply
for maintenance work and for
cleaning. Switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
Plastic components of the vacuum
cleaner and its accessories can be
cleaned with a dry or a slightly damp
cloth, or with a proprietary cleaner
suitable for plastic.
,Do not use abrasive cleaners,
glass cleaners, all-purpose cleaners
or cleaning agents containing oil.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
duster, brush or, if available, a second
vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dust
out.
,Do not let the vacuum cleaner
get wet. If moisture gets into the
vacuum cleaner, there is a risk of
electric shock.
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Problem solving guide
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically, and the overheating
warning light § comes on.
A temperature limiter switch switches
the vacuum cleaner off automatically if
it gets too hot. The overheating warning
light § will then come on to indicate
that it has overheated.
This can occur if, for instance, large
articles block the suction tube or when
the filter bag is full or contains particles
of fine dust. A heavily soiled exhaust or
dust compartment filter can also be the
cause for overheating. Switch off the
vacuum cleaner using the On/Off
switch s. Switch off at the wall socket
and remove the plug.
After removing the cause, wait for
approximately 20 - 30 minutes to allow
the vacuum cleaner to cool down. It
can then be switched on again.
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After sales service / Warranty / Electrical connection
After sales service
Electrical connection
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact Miele.
All work should be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
See back cover for Miele's contact
details.
Warranty
The manufacturer's warranty for this
appliance is 2 years.
For information on the appliance
warranty specific to your country
please contact Miele. See end of
booklet for contact details.
The voltage and rated load are given
on the data plate located underneath
the vacuum cleaner. Please ensure that
these match the household mains
supply.
The vacuum cleaner is supplied with a
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230V/50Hz AC single
phase supply.
Test Marks
Electrical safety
RCM Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to
AS/NZS CISPR 14.1
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Optional accessories
TurboBrush (STB 205-3)
Certain models are supplied as standard with one or more of the following
accessories.
The TurboBrush is particularly suitable
for vacuuming cut-pile carpeting.
Hard Floor Brush (SBB 235-3)
It is important to observe the flooring
manufacturer’s cleaning and care
instructions.
Special brush for cleaning hard floors
(slate, stone and tiles).
Hard Floor Twister (SBB 300-3)
The following products and more can
be ordered via the internet at
(depending on country):
Specially designed with a double swivel
joint for hard surfaces and small gaps.
Other accessories
MicroSet (SMC 20)
They can also be purchased from Miele.
ElectroBrushes
ElectroBrush (SEB 216-3)
This ElectroBrush is particularly suitable
for intensive vacuuming of carpets
which are subject to hard wear. It is
very effective at removing deep seated
dirt and preventing areas of frequent
use being trodden into a path.
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, intricately carved
furniture and ornaments, scale models
etc).
Handheld Turbo Mini (STB 101)
Intended for vacuuming upholstery,
mattresses, car seats and other areas
inaccessible to the standard
TurboBrush.
Floorheads / brushes
Radiator brush (SHB 20)
Classic Allergotec floorhead
(SBDH 285-3)
The Classic Allergotec floorhead is
designed specifically for the daily
hygienic cleaning of all surfaces. The
level of cleanliness of the floor is shown
in a colour "traffic light" display when
vacuuming.
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Mattress nozzle (SMD 10)
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
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Optional accessories
Flexible crevice nozzle, 30 cm
(SFD 10)
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Flexible crevice nozzle, 56 cm
(SFD 20)
For cleaning difficult to access areas.
Upholstery nozzle, 19 cm (SPD 10)
Extra wide nozzle for vacuuming
upholstery, mattresses and cushions.
Flexible hose extension (SFS 10)
For extending the suction hose by
approximately 1.5 m.
Hygiene cap with active charcoal
This prevents dust and odours from
escaping when the suction hose is
removed for transportation or storage.
Filters
Active AirClean 50 exhaust filter
(SF-AA 50)
Absorbs odours from the dirt in the
dustbag.
Filter grille
The filter grille is required if you wish to
use an AirClean filter instead of an
Active AirClean 50 filter or HEPA
AirClean 50 filter.
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