Vax 6121 Multivax User guide

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User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Multifunction
Get Cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number? (Located on the top flap of the packaging)
e.g. 6 1 2 1 T
What’s your serial number? (Located on the base of the machine)
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Note these down in case you need them in future. Please keep instructions for further use.
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Machine Overview
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Solution pump button (green)
Power button (red)
Carry handle
Power cord
Lid release clips
Hose connection port
Solution tube port
Post motor filter cover (hidden)
Hose
Solution delivery tube
Hose connector
Solution delivery tube to
machine connector
Solution delivery tube to wash
head/tool connector
2 piece extension tube
Fibreflow wash head
Wash tool
Vax carpet cleaning solution
Combination floor head
3 x paper dust bags
Crevice tool
Dusting brush
Upholstery tool
Pleated pre motor filter
Foam post-motor filter
Foam pre-motor filter
PLEASE NOTE: some parts may
vary according to model. Please
check inside flap of box for more
details.
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Unit and accessories
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Filters
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General Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
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Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
Non-approved cords may overheat. Care should be
taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be
tripped over.
When using the multifunction cleaner basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
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Do not leave the multifunction cleaner unattended when
plugged in. Unplug it from the socket when not in use.
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Store the multifunction cleaner in a cool, dry area.
To prevent electric shock do not use outdoors.
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To prevent dirty water from running into motor, do not hold
the appliance upside-down or lay on its side. Use
appliance in normal vacuuming/carpet washing position.
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Not to be used as a toy.
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Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with 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 the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
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Use only as described in this manual. Use only Vax
recommended attachments.
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Do not use the multifunction cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Do not use the multifunction cleaner with a
damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged,
it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a
recommended Service Agent to avoid hazard and
invalidating the guarantee.
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Do not handle the plug or multifunction cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors.
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Do not put any objects into openings or operate with
openings blocked. Keep them free of anything that might
reduce airflow.
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Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of body away
from openings and moving parts.
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Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or any
hot, smoking or burning objects.
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Do not use the carpet washing function without the
solution tank and dirty water tank in place.
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Do not use the multifunction cleaner in dry mode without
the dust bag in place.
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Turn off all controls before unplugging.
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Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine,
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
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Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
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Take extra care when cleaning on stairs.
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Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the multifunction cleaner.
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Do not carry appliance while motor is running.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
multifunction cleaner from the electrical outlet before
assembling, opening, emptying the dirt container/dirty water
tank, before connecting/disconnecting the attachments, or
carrying out maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
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NOTE: Carpets should be dry vacuumed thoroughly
before washing.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube is
blocked, switch off the multifunction cleaner and
remove the blockage(s) before re-starting the multifunction
cleaner.
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IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains vacuum
performance. Vax recommends that your filters
should be checked and cleaned periodically. If your filters are
washable make sure they are completely dry before
inserting back into the multifunction cleaner.
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IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason the unit should overheat, the
thermostat will automatically turn the unit off. Should this
occur, unplug the multifunction cleaner from the electrical
outlet and turn off the switch. Clean filters. Allow the unit to
cool for approximately one (1) hour. To re-start, plug into an
electrical outlet and switch back on.
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This multifunction is intended for household use only
and NOT for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
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Operation
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WARNING: Unplug your multifunction cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Vacuuming
Assembling your multifunction cleaner (dry vacuuming)
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Lift up clips to remove
lid.
Remove the float
housing from the lid.
Remove clean water
tank from unit.
Fit the pleated premotor filter to the lid.
Fit the plug.
Slide dust bag into the
slots inside the base of
the unit.
Press down on clips
to secure.
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NOTE: The crevice tool, dusting
brush and upholstery tool, can all be
attached to the telescopic tube/handle.
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NOTE: Fully unwind
power cord.
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Operation
Before you begin carpet washing
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IMPORTANT: Do not use the cleaner as a dry vacuum when set up in carpet washing mode.
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NOTE: Do not over saturate your carpet.
• Vacuum your carpets thoroughly.
• Test for colourfastness - Wet a white absorbent cloth with the solution. In a small, hidden
area of your carpet, gently rub the surface with the dampened cloth. Wait ten minutes and
check for colour removal or bleed with white paper towel or cloth. If your carpet has more
than one colour, check all colours.
• When cleaning an entire room, move furniture out of the area to be cleaned. If the furniture is
too heavy to move, place aluminium foil or wax paper under legs. This will prevent wood
finishes from staining your carpet. Pin up furniture skirts and curtains.
Helpful hints for washing carpet:
1. For heavy soiled areas, additional applications may be necessary.
2. Allow plenty of time to dry carpet thoroughly.
3. Try not to walk on carpet until it is completely dry.
4. After carpet is thoroughly dry, vacuum the carpet using your vacuum cleaner in dry mode.
5. Before cleaning, determine where to start and end, making sure not to walk over previously
cleaned areas.
6. Thoroughly clean the dirty water tank and clean water tank after use with warm water
(max 40°C).
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Operation
Assembling your multifunction cleaner (carpet washing)
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Lift up clips to
remove lid.
Remove filter.
Remove plug.
Attach the solution
pump hose.
Fill clean water tank
with warm water
(max 40º C). Add
40ml of Vax solution
per 1 litre of water,
unless otherwise
stated on the bottle.
Replace the clean
water tank inside the
dirty water tank.
Attach the lid ensuring
the solution pump
hose is inside the
clean water tank.
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Attach float to the lid.
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Press down on clips
to secure.
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Attach hose to unit.
Ensure solution tube
is wrapped loosely
around the hose and
extension tubes.
Secure in place with
the clips provided.
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Operation
Operating the appliance (carpet washing mode)
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Red button – power.
Green button – activate pump.
Washing carpets
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NOTE: For best results apply solution on the forward stroke and recover solution on the
backward stroke.
Ensure rocker switch is
towards the back of the
Fibreflow wash head to allow
water flow.
To suck up excess water
push the rocker switch to
the front.
Washing upholstery
Attach the wash tool
directly onto the handle of
the hose and wrap the
excess solution tube
around as necessary.
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To start water and solution flow,
push the collar on the wash tool
forwards.
To recover excess water and
solution, pull the collar backwards.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
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WARNING: Unplug your multifunction cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Emptying and replacing the dust bag
Insert new dust bag.
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IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the performance of your machine.
Please check, wash/change filters periodically (depending on level of use).
Cleaning the post motor filter
24hr
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40° C
max
Cleaning the pleated pre motor filter assembly
tap
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WARNING:
Do not wash the pleated
pre motor filter assembly.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
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WARNING: Unplug your multifunction cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
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Remove the float housing
from the lid.
tap
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40° C
max
24hr
Emptying and cleaning the clean and dirty water tanks
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NOTE: Thoroughly
clean the dirty
water/clean water
tanks after use with
warm water
(max 40° C)
Clearing blockages
Hose Blockages
Accessory Blockages
Disconnect the hose from your machine.
Carefully remove any blockages found and
reconnect the hose securely.
Remove accessory from the hose or tube.
Carefully remove the blockage and return
to the cleaner.
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FAQs
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug your multifunction cleaner before
performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
What do I do if an accessory/the unit has
become damaged or broken?
• Check the parts overview page to make sure the
attachment is supplied with your unit.
• If it is missing, please call our Vax Careline to order
a replacement: 0844 412 8455 or visit vax.co.uk
to order online.
Why won’t my multifunction cleaner put down
water/solution mix?
• Check there is water/solution mix in the clean
water tank.
• Ensure the solution tube on the underside of the
motor housing has been released and is in the
clean water tank.
• Check that the pump button on the carry handle
has been switched on.
• Ensure the foot pedal on the wash head
is positioned to the back of the wash head.
• Ensure the collar on the wash tool is pushed
forward.
Why won’t my multifunction cleaner recover
water?
• We’re here to help. Simply call 0844 412 8455 or
visit vax.co.uk
Why wont the multifunction cleaner pick up in
dry mode?
• A filter may be clogged; refer to maintenance
section for cleaning instructions.
• The dust bag may be incorrectly fitted, check
assembling your machine in dry mode.
• The dust bag may be full, check and replace with a
new dust bag.
• Check for blockages in the
hose/floorheads/accessories.
Why is dust escaping from my multifunction
cleaner in dry mode?
• The filters may be incorrectly installed, check that
they are fitted correctly.
• The dust bag may be incorrectly fitted, check
assembling your machine in dry mode.
• The dirty water tank may be full.
• The wash tool/fibreflow wash head might have an
obstruction.
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Other Information
UK Service & Help
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
If you have queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the
UK local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the vacuum cleaner
before calling. For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit vax.co.uk
Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories, please visit vax.co.uk
6121 series maintenance kit:
6121 series filter kit:
1-9-127562-00
1-9-127558-00
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
220-240V ~50Hz
1300 W
Dust bag 10 litres
Clean water tank 4 litres
Dirty water tank 4 litres
Cord Length: 10m
Weight:
7.8kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
6121 series is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
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Notes
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Notes
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Notes
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