Miele S 560 series Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaners
S 5000 series
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage
to the appliance, it is essential to read these
instructions before using it for the first time.
These operating instructions apply to
standard models S 5211 - S 5781 as well as
to other S 5000 vacuum cleaners which
are distinguished by names rather than numbers.
en - AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 07 175 820
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Accessories supplied
Using the accessories supplied
Use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adjusting the suction power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting down, transportation and storage
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Exhaust filter change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacing an Active Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Replacing one type of filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 30
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
When to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To replace the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning and care
Electrical connection
Problem solving guide
After sales service
Optional accessories
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Disposal of your old appliance
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 appliance.
Therefore, please do not dispose of
your old appliance with your household
waste.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
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 and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
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Description of the appliance
The illustration shows the maximum number of features available on these Miele
vacuum cleaners.
Certain models are supplied as standard with the following accessories which are
not illustrated on this page. These floorheads and brushes are supplied with their
own operating instructions.
– Electrobrush
– Turbobrush
– Classic Allergotec floorhead
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Description of the appliance
a Handle (some models have an air inlet valve in the handle)*
b Suction power selector + / -*
c Stand-by button for pauses in vacuuming*
d LED*
e Release button
f Telescopic tube*
g Release buttons for the telescopic tube*
h Connection socket
i Socket for Electrobrush*
j Dust compartment release button
k Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
l HyClean dustbag
m Floorhead*
n Carrying handle
o Electrobrush socket cover holder
p Parking attachment (on both sides of vacuum cleaner)
q Exhaust filter*
r Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
s Suction power selector*
t Mains cable
u Exhaust filter change indicator (Re-set button)*
v Overheating warning light ,*
w Parking system
x Stand-by indicator*
y On/Off foot control s
z Release button for accessories compartment
{ Dustbag change indicator
Those features marked * depend on the model, and may vary or not be available
on your model.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This vacuum cleaner meets statutory
safety requirements. Improper use
can, however, lead to personal injury
and material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the vacuum cleaner,
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
contain important notes on its safety,
operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure 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, as well as
for maintenance work and cleaning.
Switch it off at the wall socket and
unplug it.
Correct application
~ This vacuum cleaner must only be
used for domestic household purposes
to vacuum dry floor surfaces. Do not
use on people or animals.
Any other usage, modification or
alteration is at the owner's risk and
could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
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~ 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.
Safety with children
~ Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
~ This vacuum cleaner is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, keep children
well away, and do not allow them to
play with it or to use the controls.
Supervise children whilst you are using
it.
~ Older children may only use the
vacuum cleaner if its operation has
been clearly explained to them, and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of incorrect
use.
~ Models with radio controls on the
handle: Keep batteries out of the reach
of children.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
match the mains electricity supply. It is
essential that they match to avoid
damage to the appliance.
~ If the cable is damaged it must be
replaced together with a complete
cable rewind. For safety reasons this
must only be done by the Miele Service
Department or a Miele authorised
service technician.
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner,
~ While the vacuum cleaner is under
~ The socket on the vacuum cleaner
(depending on model) must only be
used for the Miele Electrobrush
specified for use with this appliance.
~ Repairs should only be carried out
check for any signs of damage. Do not
use a damaged appliance: It could be
dangerous.
~ There is a metal inlay underneath
the handle which is designed to avoid
the unpleasant effects of electrostatic
discharges. Please make sure that you
keep your hand in constant contact with
this metal strip during vacuuming.
~ 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 be squashed,
for example, under a door.
– Avoid running the vacuum cleaner
over the cable.
This could damage the cable, plug or
socket and pose as a safety hazard.
The appliance must not be used if any
of these have suffered damage.
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by Miele. Otherwise the
guarantee will be invalidated.
by a Miele authorised service
technician. Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for unauthorised work.
~ It is important to switch the vacuum
cleaner off before changing over
accessories and floorheads, especially
an Electro- or Turbobrush.
~ Do not let the vacuum cleaner get
wet. Clean only with a dry cloth or
slightly damp cloth when disconnected
from the mains supply. If moisture gets
into the appliance, there is a risk of
electric shock.
~ Do not immerse the hose in water for
cleaning. The vacuum cleaner hose
should be checked regularly and must
not be used if damaged.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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. Otherwise it
could get damaged.
~ If a dustbag is not inserted, the dust
compartment cover does not normally
close. Do not force it.
~ Do not vacuum up anything which
has been burning or is still glowing e.g.
cigarettes, ashes or coal, whether
glowing or apparently extinguished.
The cleaner might catch fire.
~ Do not vacuum up any water, liquid
or damp dirt. This will cause major
faults and could seriously impair the
functioning and electrical safety of the
appliance. Wait until any freshly
cleaned or shampooed carpets or floor
coverings are completely dry before
attempting to vacuum.
~ Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
such as that used in printers and
photocopiers, can conduct electricity.
The filter system in the vacuum cleaner
may not filter it completely, causing the
toner to be blown back into the room by
the fan.
~ Do not vacuum up any inflammable
or combustible liquids or gases and do
not vacuum in areas where such
substances are stored. The cleaner
might explode.
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~ Do not vacuum up items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges. They
could cause a blockage and damage
the appliance.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and
tubes must not be used at head level to
avoid the risk of injury, e.g. to eyes and
ears.
~ Monitor the change dustbag
indicator and change the dustbag if
necessary. Check the exhaust and dust
compartment filters at the same time
and change them too if necessary. A
full bag or blocked filter will reduce the
suction power of the cleaner. A
temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. See "Problem solving
guide".
~ Important information on the
handling of batteries (for models with
radio controls on the handle):
– Do not use rechargeable batteries.
– Do not short circuit or recharge
batteries, or throw them into a fire.
Danger of explosion.
– Disposing of batteries: Remove the
batteries from the radio control
handle and dispose of them in your
recycling bin. Do not dispose of them
with the normal household waste.
Warning and Safety instructions
Accessories
~ The Miele Electrobrush is a motor
driven accessory for use only with Miele
vacuum cleaners. The cleaner must not
be used with an electrobrush produced
by another manufacturer.
~ To avoid the risk of injury when
vacuuming with a Miele Electrobrush or
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.
~ Miele vacuum cleaner bags are
disposable and intended to be used
only once. Do not attempt to re-use.
Blocked pores reduce the efficiency of
the cleaner.
~ To ensure safety only use genuine
Miele dustbags, filters and accessories.
This will ensure optimum performance
of the appliance throughout its life.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused 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
socket until it clicks into position. To
do this, line up the guides on the two
pieces.
To remove the suction hose
from the cleaner
^ Press the release buttons at the side
of the hose connector, and lift the
hose from the socket.
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.
^ To release the handle from the
suction tube, press the locking button
(see arrow) and pull the handle away
from the suction tube.
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Preparing for use
Your vacuum cleaner is fitted with one
of the following telescopic tubes,
depending on the model:
– 2-part telescopic tube
– Triscopic telescopic tube
Adjusting the telescopic
suction tube
One part of this telescopic tube is
packed inside the other and can be
adjusted to suit your height for
comfortable vacuum cleaning.
^ Press the telescopic tube release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the required
height.
Adjusting the triscopic suction
tube
The triscopic tube has three sections.
Two sections of the telescopic tube are
packed together inside a third outer
tube.
^ Press the release button (see arrow
a) to release the lower tube and pull
it right out until it clicks. Press the
button again when you want to retract
the tube again. The tube will click into
place.
^ Press the telescopic tube release
button b to release the tubes and
adjust to the required height.
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Preparing for use
Fitting the standard floorhead
^ Push the suction tube into the
floorhead and turn it clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
^ To release the floorhead from the
suction tube, press the locking button
(see arrow) and pull the suction tube
away from the floorhead.
The floorhead can be used for all
normal cleaning of carpets and rugs. It
can also be used with the brush
protruding to vacuum hard flooring. For
hard flooring, such as stone and
parquet, we recommend using one of
the special Miele floor brushes (see
"Optional accessories").
It is important in the first instance to
observe the flooring manufacturer's
cleaning and care instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot control ö.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot control ä.
The Classic Allergotec floorhead, the
Turbobrush and the Electrobrush
Some models may be supplied as
standard with one of these accessories
(see "Optional accessories").
Please refer to the separate operating
instructions supplied with these
brushes for instructions on use and
maintenance.
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Accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Crevice nozzle
b Dusting brush
c Upholstery nozzle
To open the accessories
compartment
^ Press the release button to open the
accessories compartment lid.
^ Take out the accessory you require.
^ Press down firmly on the lid to close
it.
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Using the accessories supplied
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Dusting brush
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate or
carved articles, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
swivelled to attain the best cleaning
position.
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Using the accessories supplied
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Floorhead
For general use and also for vacuuming
the 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 cable
Unwinding the cable
^ Pull out the mains cable to the
required length (max. approximately
6.5 m).
,If vacuuming for longer than 30
minutes, the mains cable must be
pulled out to its fullest extent.
Otherwise there is a danger of
overheating and damage.
Rewinding the cable
^ Switch off at the wall socket and
remove the plug.
^ Press the rewind foot switch. The
cable will rewind automatically.
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Use
Switching on and off
^ Step on the On/Off foot switch s.
Models with radio controls on the
handle
To pause the appliance during
operation:
^ Press the stand-by button on the
handle.
,The stand-by button is designed
to pause the vacuum cleaner for
short periods of time whilst
vacuuming. There is a risk of
overheating or damage if left in
stand-by mode for too long.
An LED will indicate each time a button
is pressed on the handle.
At the end of the pause, you can do
one of the following:
^ Press the stand-by button again to
switch the vacuum cleaner back on
at the setting you were using before
pausing it.
^ Press the + button to switch the
vacuum cleaner back on using the
highest power setting.
^ Press the - button to switch the
vacuum cleaner back on using the
lowest power setting.
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Use
Vacuuming
Adjusting the suction power
^ When vacuuming, pull the cleaner
behind you on its wheels. You can
stand it upright for vacuuming stairs
and curtains etc.
The suction power can be regulated to
suit the type of flooring. The higher the
wattage, the more powerful the suction.
Reducing the suction power reduces
the amount of effort required to
manoeuvre the floorhead.
,When vacuuming especially 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.
Some models also have symbols on the
controls. The symbols indicate the type
of use the settings are suitable for:
a - curtains, lightweight fabrics
b - upholstery, cushions
c - carpets, rugs and runners
( - for daily energy-saving vacuuming
e - lightly soiled rugs and fitted
carpets
f - heavily soiled hard flooring, and
for intensive cleaning of carpets
The controls vary from model to model.
The different options are carried out in
sequence.
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Use
Rotary selector
^ Turn the suction power selector
manually to the suction power setting
you require.
On some models, the selected setting
lights up green.
+ / - foot controls
Press and hold the + or - foot control
until the power setting you require lights
up green.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
+ / - foot controls with AutoEco
setting
When you switch your vacuum cleaner
on the energy saving "AutoEco" setting
is selected automatically.
^ Press the + control to change to "Turbo", the highest power setting.
^ Press the - control to change to
"Min.", the lowest power setting.
The power setting which is currently
selected will light up white.
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Use
+ / - controls on the handle
(radio-operated)
Press and hold the + or - button until
the symbol for the power setting you
require shows in the display on the
cleaner.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
The LED will indicate each time a
button is pressed on the handle.
Opening the air inlet valve
(not on models with radio-controls on
the handle)
It is easy to reduce the suction power
for a short time, e.g. to prevent rugs or
other objects being sucked into the
vacuum cleaner.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the suction power.
The floorhead will be easier to
manoeuvre. Close the valve up again
when you are ready to use full power
again.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Parking system
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.
Switching on and off with the parking
system
Some models are fitted with an On/Off
switch in the parking system.
The cleaner is automatically switched
off when the floorhead is placed in the
parking attachment. Lifting the
floorhead out of the parking attachment
automatically switches the cleaner on
again.
If your vacuum cleaner is equipped
with "+ / - foot controls" or "+ / - foot
controls with "AutoEco" setting, you can
de-activate or activate the parking
system's On/Off function.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner off with
the On/Off foot control.
^ Press and hold the + and - foot
controls in, and at the same time
switch the vacuum cleaner on with
the On/Off foot control.
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Setting down, transportation and storage
Transportation and storage
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into one
of the parking attachments on either
side of the vacuum cleaner.
^ Retract the telescopic tube fully.
This makes the 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 cleaner
performs efficiently.
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Genuine Miele dustbags can be
ordered via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com, or from the Miele
Customer Contact Centre (see back
cover for contact details) or from your
Miele Vacuum Cleaner Specialist.
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Only use genuine Miele approved
dustbags and filters. This ensures
that your vacuum cleaner functions
correctly and cleans hygienically.
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
You can recognise genuine Miele
dustbags type G/N and genuine Miele
filters by the "Original Miele"-Logo on
the packaging or on the dustbags.
,The use of non-Miele approved
dustbags, paper dustbags as well
as dustbags with cardboard holders
can cause serious damage to the
vacuum cleaner and will invalidate
your warranty.
An Air Clean exhaust 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
appliance when ordering to ensure you
get the correct items.
You can replace the exhaust filter fitted
in the vacuum cleaner with one of the
other 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, and
designed for single use only.
Do not attempt to re-use them as
suction would be reduced.
Checking the dustbag change
indicator
^ Attach the standard floorhead to the
suction tube. Do not use any of the
other floorheads or attachments as
they will cause the dustbag change
indicator to give a false reading.
^ Switch on the vacuum cleaner using
the On/Off foot control s, and select
the highest power setting.
^ 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.
How the dustbag change indicator
works
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.
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.
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!
Both these extremes can occur.
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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 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 force it.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the exhaust
filter
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a an Air Clean filter SF-AC 30
Replace this filter every time you start a
new packet of Miele dustbags. An Air
Clean exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
b an Active Air Clean filter SF-AAC 50
(black)
c an Active HEPA filter SF-AH 50 (blue)
These types of filter need to be
changed approximately once a year.
Make a note of the date on the filter.
Exhaust filter change indicator
Certain models are fitted with an
exhaust filter change indicator (reset
control) to show when to change your
Active Air Clean b or Active HEPA c
filter.
The indicator lights up after
approximately 50 hours of operation,
which is equivalent to about a year of
average use. You can continue
vacuuming when the light comes on.
However, the suction power will be
reduced as will the effectiveness of the
filter if it is not replaced in good time.
The filter change indicator light is
irrelevant if an Air Clean filter (a) is
being used, as long as it is replaced
every time a new packet of Miele
dustbags is started. The indicator light
will go out when the reset button is
pressed.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the Air Clean filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Release the filter grille and raise it
upwards. Grasp the used Air Clean
filter by the clean, unsoiled section
(see arrow) and take it out.
^ Replace it with a new Air Clean filter.
If you wish to replace the Air Clean
filter with an Active Air Clean filter or
with an Active HEPA filter see
"Replacing one type of filter with
another".
^ Close the filter grille.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing an Active Air Clean
filter or an Active HEPA filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Raise the filter and remove it.
^ Replace with a new filter, and push it
down into place.
If you wish to replace the Active Air
Clean filter or the Active HEPA filter
with a Super Air Clean filter see
"Replacing one type of filter with
another".
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
Re-setting the exhaust filter change
indicator
If your vacuum cleaner is fitted with an
exhaust filter change indicator, this
needs to be re-set each time the filter is
replaced. To do this the vacuum
cleaner must be switched on.
^ Press the reset button.
The exhaust filter change indicator
goes out, and resets to zero.
The filter change 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
Replacing one type of filter
with another
Depending on the model, your vacuum
cleaner will be fitted as standard with
one of the following exhaust filters:
a an Air Clean filter SF-AC 30,
b an Active Air Clean filter SF-AAC 50
(black),
c an Active HEPA filter SF-AH 50 (blue).
Please note
1. If you wish to replace the Air Clean
filter a with an Active Air Clean filter b or
an Active HEPA filter c, it is essential
that you remove the filter grille before
fitting the new type of filter.
2. If you wish to replace the Active Air
Clean filter b or the Active HEPA filter c
with an Air Clean filter a, then it is
essential that you also fit a filter grille *.
* Filter grille - see "Optional
accessories".
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
The exhaust filter indicator light (with
reset button) that is fitted on certain
models is designed to come on
when the Active Air Clean or Active
HEPA filter needs to be changed.
The filter change indicator light is
irrelevant if an Air Clean filter is
being used, as long as it is replaced
every time a new packet of Miele
dustbags is started. The indicator
light will go out when the reset
button is pressed.
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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.
How to change the dust
compartment filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Unclip the filter frame and remove the
old filter. Hold it by the clean unsoiled
section to remove it.
^ Replace with a new dust
compartment filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
^ Close the dust compartment lid
firmly. It should click into place.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
Approximately every 18 months.
One 3 V battery (CR 2032) is required.
The vacuum cleaner can still be
used when the battery has run out or
if there is no battery fitted.
^ Switch the vacuum cleaner on using
the On/Off foot control s. The
vacuum cleaner is ready to use (in
stand-by mode).
^ Press the re-set button for the
exhaust filter change indicator.
The vacuum cleaner can continue to be
used, but only at maximum power.
How to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
a Open the cover to the battery
compartment on the handle, and
remove the battery.
b Remove the cover.
^ Push the battery forwards to remove
it. Then replace it with a new one,
making sure the polarity is correct.
^ Close the battery compartment.
^ Dispose of the old battery
responsibly.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the thread
lifters
The thread lifters on the suction inlet to
the floorhead and the upholstery nozzle
can be replaced.
Check them from time to time and
replace them if the pile has worn down.
To replace the thread lifters
^ Use a suitable tool to remove them
from the slots.
^ Fit new thread lifters.
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm
^ Disengage the thread lifter unit at
each side of the upholstery nozzle
using a coin.
^ Fit a new thread lifter unit and lock
into position.
If threads or hair have wound round
the bearing on the floorhead roller
a Release the bearing (with bayonet
fitting) using a coin.
b Press the bearing out, and remove.
c Take out the roller.
Remove any threads and hair, replace
the roller and refit the bearing.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele Vacuum Cleaner Specialist or
from the Miele Spare Parts Department
(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
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and of the 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 or all-purpose
cleaners.
Because of their chemical
composition they could cause
serious damage to plastic
components.
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
appliance, there is a risk of electric
shock.
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Electrical connection
All work should be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The voltage connected load are given
on the data plate located underneath
the vacuum cleaner. Please ensure that
these match the household mains
supply. The fuse rating is quoted on the
plug.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230V/50Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
Test Marks.....................Electrical safety
......................................C-Tick Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to..................AS/NZS 1044
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Problem solving guide
The vacuum cleaner switches off
automatically.
On certain models, the overheating
warning light also comes on.
A temperature limiter switches the
vacuum cleaner off automatically if it
gets too hot. Some models also have a
warning light , which comes 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 of overheating. Switch the
vacuum cleaner off immediately using
the On/Off foot control s. Disconnect
from the electricity supply. 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
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele Vacuum Cleaner
Specialist or
or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for contact details).
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Optional accessories
Miele accessories including
floorheads, filter and dustbags are
available to order from your Miele
Vacuum Cleaner Specialist, the
Miele Spare Parts Department or via
the internet on www.miele-shop.com
Certain models are supplied as standard with one or more of the following
accessories:
It is also important to observe the
flooring manufacturer’s cleaning and
care instructions.
Electrobrush Electro Comfort
(SEB 216-3)
Electrobrushes can only be used on
models fitted with an Electrobrush socket.
The 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.
Classic Allergotec floorhead
The level of cleanliness of the floor
shows in a colour "traffic light" display
when vacuuming. The Classic
Allergotec floorhead is designed
specially for the daily hygienic cleaning
of all floor surfaces.
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Optional accessories
Turbobrush (STB 205-3)
The Turbobrush is particularly suitable
for vacuuming cut-pile carpeting, and is
operated by the suction power of the
vacuum cleaner. It has a rotating brush
and is very effective at picking up
thread, hairs and fluff.
Hand-held Turbobrush
The hand-held Turbobrush is intended
for vacuuming upholstery, mattresses,
car seats, carpeted stairs and other
areas inaccessible to the standard
Turbobrush.
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Optional accessories
Floor brush SBB Hardfloor -3
Special brush for cleaning hard floors
(parquet, stone, PVC), and flooring
which might be scratched, (e. g. with a
high shine).
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Radiator brush
(Can only be used if attached to the
crevice nozzle).
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
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Optional accessories
Mattress nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Crevice nozzle (300 mm)
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm
Extra wide upholstery nozzle, ideal for
cleaning upholstery, mattresses and
pillows quickly.
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Optional accessories
Flexible Crevice nozzle SFD 20,
560 mm
extra long flexible Crevice nozzle to
clean difficult accessible areas.
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
This prevents dust and odours from
escaping when the suction hose is
removed for transportation or storage.
It can be secured to the suction hose
during vacuuming.
Hose adapter
For extending the suction hose by
approximately 1.5 m.
The adapter is fitted between the
handle and the suction hose.
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Optional accessories
Micro Set
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, models etc).
It consists of:
– Micro-hose with combination nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dusting brush)
– Micro dusting brush
– Micro crevice nozzle
– Angled extension
CarClean Set Plus
The CarClean Set Plus has been
designed as an accessory for Miele
cylinder vacuum cleaners for valeting
the interior of cars.
It consists of:
– Hand-held Turbobrush
– Micro-hose with combination nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dusting brush)
– Crevice nozzle (300 mm)
These are supplied in a carry case
together with a 3 m long suction hose
with hose clip.
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Optional accessories
Active Air Clean filter SF-AAC 50
A special active charcoal filter, which
removes odours coming from the dirt in
the dustbag, keeping unpleasant
lingering smells to a minimum.
There is no difference in the filtration
levels between the Active Air Clean
filter and the Air Clean filter.
Active HEPA filter SF-AH 50
A combination filter which complies with
the requirements of EN 1822 HEPA
classification 12. It is able to filter out
very fine particles and micro-organisms.
The active charcoal layer absorbs
odours from the dust collected in the
dustbag.
This filter is specially appropriate for
allergy sufferers and users requiring
exceptional standards of hygiene.
The Active HEPA filter replaces the filter
fitted in the vacuum cleaner.
Do not use aroma capsules in your
cleaner if you use either of these
filters. The charcoal in them will
absorb their aroma, rendering them
ineffective.
Filter grille
The filter grille is required if you wish to
fit an Air Clean filter instead of an Active
Air Clean filter or an Active HEPA filter
(see "Maintenance and care Replacing one type of filter with
another").
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