Vax V-091Series User guide

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Vax model number:
V-026 series
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instruction manual
Carpet washer
Please read carefully before using this carpet
washer. Always fully extend the mains cable
before use. Retain for future reference.
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1. Diagram
V-026
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12
21
14
13
22
2
3
23
24
15
4
25
5
16
6
26
SOLUTION
9
7
19
17
10
20
18
8
27
11
Fig.1/1
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Handle
Handle screw
On/off switch
Brushbar on/off switch
Clean water tank release
Clean water tank
Dirty water tank handle
Dirty water tank
Dirty water tank release
2 parts overview
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Dirty water tank lid
Rotating brushbar
Solution release trigger
Cord hook
Upper hose wrap
Power cord
Carry handle
Cord release clip
Handle release pedal
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Lower hose/tool caddy
Water supply socket
Solution tube plug
Hose
Solution spray trigger
Hose adaptor
Wash tool
Vax carpet cleaning solution
Float chamber filter
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motor and possible injury to the user. The correct
voltage is listed on the rating label.
2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
21. A hazard may occur if the carpet washer runs over
the power supply cord.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
22. To prevent dirty water from running into motor, do
not hold the appliance upside-down or lay on its side.
Use appliance in normal cleaning position.
1.
Do not leave the carpet washer unattended when
plugged in. Unplug it from socket when not in use.
2.
To prevent electric shock do not use outdoors.
3.
Not to be used as a toy. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
4.
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.
5.
Use only as described in this manual.
6.
Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If the supply
cord and/or plug is damaged, they must be replaced
by the manufacturer or a Vax Service Agent in order
to avoid hazard or invalidating the guarantee.
7.
Do not pull or carry by the cord, use the cord as a
handle, allow the cord to come into contact with hot
or sharp surfaces or close a door on the cord.
8.
Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
9.
Do not handle the plug or carpet washer with wet
hands.
23. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
24. Do not carry appliance while motor is running.
NOTE: Carpets should be dry vacuumed thoroughly
before washing.
NOTE: The unit must be unplugged from the mains
socket outlet after use, and before cleaning or
maintaining the unit.
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IMPORTANT: This unit is not intended for
commercial use.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FURTHER USE.
10. Do not put any objects into openings or operate with
openings blocked, keep them free of anything that
may reduce airflow.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
12. Do not use the carpet washer on any glowing,
burning or smoking particles.
13. Do not use without the clean and dirty water tanks in
place.
14. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
15. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible
liquids such as petrol, or use in areas where they may
be present.
16. Keep the unit on the floor.
17. Do not use an extension cord.
18. Do not attempt to remove blockages with sharp
objects as they may cause damage.
19. Store indoors put away after use to prevent tripping
accidents.
20. Using improper voltage may result in damage to the
Motor Thermostat
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason, the vacuum cleaner should
over-heat, 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 the dirty water tank and empty. Clean the
filters. Allow the cleaner to cool for approximately one
(1) hour. To re-start, plug into an electrical outlet and
switch back on.
safety information
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3. Assembly
Attach upper handle
Stand the base in the upright position. Assemble the mid
section onto the base, taking care not to trap internal
mains wire. (Fig.3/1).
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Fig.3/4
Place nut into recess on hose/tool caddy and hold into
place. Press handle release with your other hand to tilt the
midsection backwards (Fig.3/5).
Fig.3/1
1
2
Insert the two nuts into the recesses located on the left
and right sides of the base. While holding the nuts in place,
insert the two medium length screws through the front of
the mid section and tighten. (Fig.3/2).
Fig.3/5
Place screw through centre of lower midsection and
tighten (Fig.3/6).
Fig.3/2
Hold the nut in place, insert the long screw through the
front of the upper handle and tighten (Fig 3/3).
Fig.3/6
2
Hose/Tool Caddy Use
Wrap the cord around the hook and cord release clips (3/7).
1
Fig.3/3
Align tabs on hose/tool caddy with slots on midsection
and snap into place (Fig.3/4).
Hose Clip 2
Hose Clip 1
Upper Lower
Cord Cord
Hook Clip
Fig.3/7
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Detach the hose adaptor from the end of the hose and
slide it onto the adaptor post (Fig.3/8).
Fig.3/8
Fit the wash tool into the middle slot of the hose/tool
caddy (3/9).
Wrap hose round the upper hose wrap, anti-clockwise,
twice, ensuring the hose is secured in the hose clips
(Fig.3/11).
Fig.3/11
Lock the attachment end of the hose into place by clipping
into the right slot on the lower tool caddy (Fig.3/12).
Fig.3/9
Fig.3/12
Clip the adaptor end of the hose into the left slot on the
hose/tool caddy (3/10). Be sure to line the push-pin with
the slot and slide down until secured.
Fig.3/10
assembly
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4. Operation
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IMPORTANT: Turn off when emptying and filling
the clean water tank.
Filling the clean water tank
Remove clean water tank from the carpet washer
(Fig.4/1).
NOTE: Use only Vax carpet cleaning solution, as other
cleaning solutions may cause excessive foaming. This may
cause the float to shut off the cleaner prematurely. Using
other cleaning solutions will invalidate your guarantee.
Place the bottom of the clean water tank into the cleaner
and push into place. There will be an audible click when the
clean water tank is in the correct position.
Operating the carpet washer
1
2
IMPORTANT: Never leave the cleaner unattended
with the power on. Vacuum carpets thoroughly
with dry vacuum cleaner before washing.
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Plug the cord into a mains electricity socket. Turn the
power and brushbar switches on. The switches are located
on the front of the carpet washer, above the clean water
tank. The power switch controls the vacuum motor and
pump, the brush switch only turns the rotating brushbar on
and off when the power switch is on (Fig.4/4).
Fig.4/1
Unscrew the filler/measure cap from the rear of the clean
water tank. Fill the bottle cap or measure cap 3 times with
Vax carpet cleaning solution and pour into the tank
(Fig.4/2).
Fig.4/4
Press on the handle release pedal and pull the cleaner back
into a reclined position (Fig.4/5).
Fig.4/2
Fill the remainder of the clean water tank with warm (max
40°C) tap water. Replace the cap (Fig.4/3).
Fig.4/5
While pressing the solution release trigger, push the
cleaner in a forward motion. Release the trigger and pull
the cleaner backwards over the same path to remove the
dirty water and solution from the carpet. Repeat if
necessary (Fig.4/6).
Fig.4/3
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Insert the hose adapter into the top of the dirty water
tank (Fig.4/9).
Fig.4/6
When the dirty water reaches the max fill line on the dirty
water tank, empty the tank.
Hose Attachments
NOTE: DO NOT OVERSATURATE YOUR UPHOLSTERY.
Fig.4/9
Connect the hose water supply plug into the socket on the
lower left side of the cleaner (Fig.4/10).
For best results use steady, moderate, forward and
backward motion.
Make sure upholstery is dry before use.
Put cleaner in its upright position. Remove tools from
storage caddy. Assemble as shown. Connect the
upholstery attachment to the trigger adapter (Fig.4/7).
Fig.4/10
Using the Wash Tool
Turn power switch on and brush switch off. While
depressing the solution spray trigger, push attachment in
forward motion (Fig.4/11).
Fig.4/7
Remove the tank door from the top of the dirty water
tank (Fig.4/8).
Fig.4/11
Release trigger and pull attachment backwards over the
same path to remove dirty water and solution from
upholstery. (For heavily soiled areas, repeat if necessary).
Fig.4/8
Storing the Wash Tool
Place hose and wash tool into their storing locations. Store
for next use.
operation
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Carry Handle
Grasp the handle on the back of the unit to move unit from
room to room (Fig.4/12).
Fig.4/12
Pull the dirty water tank up out of the base, taking care to
ensure that no dirty water leaks from the front (Fig.4/14).
Fig.4/14
Remove dirty water tank lid (Fig.4/15).
NOTE: Do not transport the carpet washer with either the
clean or dirty water tanks full.
NOTE: If the hose attachment door is not replaced, there
will be no suction through the nozzle and the unit will not
operate properly.
Emptying the dirty water tank
NOTE: The float in your Rapide is the blue/orange piece in
the dirty water tank lid, which will shut off the suction
when the dirty water tank is full. For best results, use a
smooth steady motion, keeping the nozzle flat against the
carpet. Tipping the cleaner and breaking the seal of the
nozzle against the carpet will cause the float to rise
cutting off suction. Once the float is activated, empty the
dirty water tank. If the tank does not appear full, turn off
the power switch and wait for the float to settle. For best
results use only Vax carpet cleaning solution.
Fig.4/15
To empty the water tank grasp the handle with one hand
and the nozzle with the other and empty into the
sink (Fig.4/16).
You will hear a distinct change in the noise coming from
your carpet washer when the tank is full and needs
emptying.
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IMPORTANT: Unplug your cleaner before emptying
the dirty water tank
Grasp the top of the dirty water tank handle and press the
release latch (Fig.4/13).
Fig.4/16
Fig.4/13
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Cleaning the Dirty Water Tank
Rinse the dirty water tank and filter thoroughly with warm
water. You should allow them to dry fully before replacing
them on your cleaner to prevent mildew (Fig.4/17).
NOTE: Failure to install the dirty water tank correctly will
result in poor dirty water pick up.
While making sure the dirty water tank is resting on the
base, place the rear of the tank into the base of the
cleaner, push down on the handle until it latches (Fig.4/20).
Fig.4/17
NOTE: Do not use any chemicals in the cleaning process.
Replacing the Dirty Water Tank
Fig.4/20
Empty and rinse clean the water tank after use.
Lift the front of the carpet cleaner base off the carpet
with one hand (Fig.4/18).
Fig.4/18
Grasp the handle and hook the front of the dirty water
cleaner into the base, making sure that the front of the
dirty water tank is resting on the base.
The dirty water tank has three tabs on the underside
which MUST latch on to the underside of the base of the
cleaner. The base must be lifted so that the nozzle is flush
with the base of the cleaner (Fig.4/19).
Fig.4/19
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5. Maintenance
Lift brushbar while pulling it out (Fig.5/4).
Belt or Brush Removal and Replacement
Phillips screwdriver required
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IMPORTANT: Plug must be removed from socket
outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance.
Remove the water tank, switch off and unplug the carpet
washer. Flip the cleaner on it’s side to expose the nozzle
base.
To remove the belt cover, use a phillips screwdriver to
remove the two screws (Fig.5/1).
Fig.5/4
Slide the belt off the the motor shaft and dispose.
When replacing the belt, first slide it onto the motor shaft.
Then slip the brushbar through the belt. Place the belt in
the area of the brush without bristles.
Slide the brushbar into the nozzle, ensuring that the
brushbar end caps are orientated correctly, see inset
picture.
Fig.5/1
Manually turn the brushbar to check that it is fitted
properly (Fig.5/5).
Hold the belt cover near the belt roll and lift out (Fig.5/2).
Fig.5/5
Fig.5/2
Grasp the brushbar with one hand, using the other hand to
keep tension on the the belt while removing (Fig.5/3).
Replace the belt cover by inserting the end furthest from
the brush first. Then replace the front of the belt cover
before securing in place with the two screws.
Filter Maintenance
Remove dirty water tank lid (Fig.6/1).
Fig.5/3
Fig.6/1
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Separate the foam filter from the float (Fig.6/2).
6. Troubleshooting
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
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PROBLEM: The cleaner won't run.
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug in firmly.
Cause:
No electricity in electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Fig.6/2
Cause:
Rinse the filter in water (40°C max) (Fig.6/3).
On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Dirty water tank is full.
Solution:
Fig.6/3
Allow the filter to air dry completely before storing your
machine (Fig.6/4).
24hr
Cause:
Switch off and unplug cleaner. Empty dirty
water tank as shown in Section 4.
Dirty water tank not installed correctly.
Solution:
Cause:
Refer to page 9 for fitting information.
Obstruction in hose/wash tool
Solution:
Cause:
Remove hose and clear obstruction.
Broken or worn belt.
Solution:
Cause:
Replace the belt. See page 10.
Brushbar is worn.
Solution:
Replace the brushbar. See page 10.
PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum.
Cause:
Dirty water tank is full.
Solution:
Fig.6/4
Cause:
Switch off and unplug cleaner. Empty dirty
water tank as shown in Section 4.
Dirty water tank not installed correctly.
Solution:
Cause:
Refer to page 9 for fitting information.
Solution tank not installed correctly.
Solution:
Make sure the tank is securely locked in place
PROBLEM: Clean water/solution won’t dispense.
Cause:
Clean water tank not installed correctly.
Solution:
Cause:
Make sure the tank is securely locked in place.
Clean water tank tank empty.
Solution:
Refill tank. Refer to page 6 for instructions.
maintenance / troubleshooting
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7. UK Service & Help
8. Technical Specification
Vax Careline:
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the
Vax Careline. Please make a note of the serial number and
For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax
Careline.
vax.co.uk
12 uk service & help / technical specification
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
600 W
Clean water tank - 3.5 litres
Dirty water tank - 2 litres
7.6 metres
7.7kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
Vax V-026 series carpet washer 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.
Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: vax.co.uk