Black Edition
VACUUM CLEANER
BARREL
VACUUM
CLEANER
1 YEAR WARRANTY
VX64
vax.com.au
vax.co.nz
Let’s talk safety
Basic
safety
precautions
Don’ts
Do’s
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only and NOT for
commercial or industrial use.
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE
• Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors and keep the area you’re cleaning well lit.
• Keep fingers, hair and loose clothing from moving parts and openings whilst
using the vacuum cleaner.
• 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.
Children should not play with the vacuum cleaner. Cleaning and user
maintenance should not be made by children without supervision
• Only Vax recommend tools and accessories should be used with this
vacuum cleaner
• Vax recommends the use of a Residual Current Device rating of 30 mA or less.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, or similarly
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard, or invalidating the warranty.
• 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.
• Do not use charger with damaged cord or plug. If appliance or charger is not working
as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, take it
to a Vax authorised repair agent prior to continuing use. Please contact our Customer
Careline on: AU: 1300 361 505 / NZ: 0800 800 900 (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)
or visit www.vax.com.au / vax.co.nz for your nearest Vax authorised repair agent.
• Cleaning and maintenance shall not be made by children.
• Do not use this vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or dropped into water.
Do not use this vacuum cleaner with a damaged cord or plug.
• 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 vacuum cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away
from heated surfaces.
• Do not handle the plug or the vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
• Do not pick up any hot coals, ash, cigarette butts, matches or any hot,
smoking or burning objects.
• Do not pick up any flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.)
or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
• Do not vacuum harmful or toxic material (chlorine, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
• Do not vacuum hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins etc.
• Do not vacuum plaster dust, concrete dust or any other building or vitreous materials.
• Do not vacuum baking soda or any other powder-based carpet refresher or deodoriser.
• Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any openings blocked and do not
restrict airflow.
Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or anything that might reduce airflow.
• Do not use the vacuum cleaner with blocked filters and without all of the filters in place.
• Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
• Turn off the on/off switch on the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
• Turn off the on/off switch on the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
• Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting
the vacuum hose and accessories.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
• The appliance should only be used as described in the quick start guide
and in the full user guide.
• Only Vax recommended attachments should be used with this appliance.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away from openings
and moving parts.
• Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
• Use only SAA approved extension cords. Care should be taken to arrange the cord
so that the cord cannot be tripped over.
• Take extra care when positioning the vacuum cleaner on the stairs.
• Keep vacuuming area well lit.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
Thank you for buying this Vax Black Edition.
Taking care of your carpets and hard floors
The Vax Black Edition is designed to make vacuuming carpets and hard floors regularly as
effective and efficient as possible and this user guide will help you get the most out of your
machine. Maintaining your carpets will ensure they keep their appearance for longer. You’ve
chosen the carpets and hard floors for your home for a reason and Vax will help you take
good care of them.
Taking care of your Vax Black Edition
Also inside this guide are instructions on maintaining your new machine, so that it’s always ready
when you are to tackle your carpets and hard floors.
Contents
Vax Compact
Let’s talk safety
Getting to know your machine
Included with
your machine
Hose and handle
Getting started
Dusting brush
Using your machine
Taking care of your machine
Crevice tool
What to do if it goes wrong
Upholstery tool
Getting in touch
Accessories
Combination floor head
Metal Telescopic
Extension Tube
We’re here if you need us
For troubleshooting simply visit or call:
Australia: 1300 361 505* New Zealand: 0800 800 900*
vax.com.auvax.co.nz
*Monday – Friday: 8:30am -5:00pm
Calls are charged at the standard local rate. Please make note of the serial
number and model number of the product before calling.
Filters
Pre-motor filter
HEPA post-motor filter
Getting to know your machine
Getting started
Carry handle
Cyclone separator and shroud
PLEASE READ ‘LET’S TALK SAFETY’ AT THE BEGINNING BEFORE USE
CAUTION: Always switch off the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting the hose/attachments,
or removing and emptying the dirt container.
Dirt container
Keep you Vax like new
Hose connector
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the performance of your machine. Please check, clean and replace
filters periodically (depending on the level of use). For full cleaning instructions, see “Cleaning the pre-motor filter”
and “Cleaning the post-motor filter”.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the vacuum cleaner with blocked filters and without all of the filters in place.­
Variable power dial
Dirt bin release button
Cord rewind button
On/off button
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
Floor head parking slot
Wheel
Insert the end of the hose
into the unit. Ensure the
hose has clicked into
place.
Technical Specification
Name Vax Black Edition
Voltage 220-240V ~ 50Hz
Wattage 2000W
Capacity 2.2 Litres
Cord length 5m
Weight 4.1kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
Filter pack VWCF*
Filters P
re-motor filter (washable)
Post motor filter – HEPA Filter (not washable, tap to clean)
Double
Insulated
This product
meets applicable
regulatory
requirements
Indoor
Use
Read
Instructions
*To purchase consumables and accessories, please visit vax.com.au
Slot the metal telescopic
extension tube and hose
handle together. All
accessories can be fitted
to the end of the metal
telescopic extension tube
and hose handle.
Fully unwind the power
cord. A yellow mark on the
cord indicates the
recommended cord length.
Do not exceed the cord
beyond the yellow mark.
Plug in and switch the
unit on by pressing the
power button.
Using your machine
How to use
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.
Carpets
Hard Floors
Adjust the power by
rotating the dial for
different surfaces
as required.
Taking care of your machine
For use on carpets click
rocker switch forward. For
use on hard floors click
rocker switch back.
IMPORTANT: Filters need to be cleaned every time you empty the dirt container for best cleaning results.
Do not use your vacuum cleaner with blocked filters and without ALL the filters in place.
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.
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
Remove dirt container
by pushing down the dirt
container release button
and lifting the dirt
container.
Hold the dirt container
and locate the dirt
release button on the rear
of the dirt container.
Hold dirt container over a
bin and press dirt release
button to open, allowing dirt
to fall out.
NOTE: Empty the dirt container when the MAX mark is reached.
Storage
Cable rewind button is
For convenience there is a parking slot located at the rear
located at the rear of the
of the vacuum cleaner where the floor head and tubes
machine. After unplugging can be attached for storage and carrying.
press the cable rewind until
the cord is fully retracted.
Taking care of your machine
Taking care of your machine
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
1
2
5
P
TA
1
3
Hold the dirt container and Lift the lid to reveal the
twist the lid anti-clockwise. pre-motor filter.
4
Cleaning the shroud
40˚C
MAX
24hr
Tap excess dirt from the filter. Rinse under a tap and leave to dry at least for 24 hours
before replacing in vacuum cleaner.
3
Hold the dirt container and Lift the lid to reveal the
twist the lid anti-clockwise. pre-motor filter.
Lift out the pre-motor filter.
6
2
NOTE: Check filters
for cleanliness every
time you empty the
dirt container. Clean
where necessary.
Replace filters when
discoloured and/or
damaged (frequency
will depend on level
of use).
5
6
TAP
Remove the cap from the inner
separator.
Dislodge any excess dirt
by gently tapping the inner
separator upside down
above a bin.
4
Lift out the pre-motor filter. Remove the inner separator
from the container.
Taking care of your machine
What to do if it goes wrong
Cleaning the HEPA post-motor filter
1
2
Problem
3
P
TA
There is an
accessory missing.
Why won’t the vacuum
cleaner pick up?
Post motor filter is located
in the right side wheel.
Hold the centre of the
wheel and twist wheel
cover anti-clockwise.
With the wheel cover off
the post-motor filter is
easily removed.
Tap all excess dirt off the
filter. Do not wash.
Why is dust escaping
from the vacuum?
What do I do if the unit/
an accessory becomes
damaged or broken?
Why won’t the accessories
pick up properly?
Why will the vacuum
cleaner not run?
Solution
• Check the ‘Contents’ 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
AUS: 1300 361 505 / NZ: 0800 800 900
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the dirt container
from the unit by pressing the dirt container release catch and then reattaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Taking care of your machine’.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘Taking care of your
machine – Cleaning the shroud’.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Cleaning the pre/post filter’.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘‘Taking care of your
machine – Cleaning the shroud’.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the dirt container
from the unit by pressing the dirt container release catch and then
re-attaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
• We’re here to help. Simply call AUS: 1300 361 505
/ NZ: 0800 800 900 or visit vax.com.au
• 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 AUS: 1300 361 505 /
NZ: 0800 800 900 for assistance.
• It may not be plugged into the electrical outlet correctly; ensure that
the plug is pushed in securely.
• The electrical outlet 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.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the product before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Getting in touch
Accessories
Don’t forget your accessories!
Order at: www.vax.com.au / www.vax.co.nz
Filter Pack
Model no. VWCF
Includes pre-motor filter and pre-motor filter.
* Calls are charged at the standard local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the vacuum cleaner
before calling.
Distributed by Techtronic Industries Australia Pty. Ltd.
31 Gilby Road, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Australia.
Careline AU: 1300 361 505 www.vax.com.au
Careline NZ: 0800 800 900 www.vax.co.nz
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