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Vax model number:
VEC-41
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instruction manual
Bagless cylinder
Please read carefully before using this cleaner.
Always fully extend the mains cable before use.
Retain for future reference.
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1. Diagram
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18
19
Fig.1/1
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Carry handle
Hose inlet
Auto cord rewind
On/off button
Variable power
Post-motor filter
Dirt container release button
2 parts overview
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9
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11
12
13
Dirt container handle
Dirt container
Central filter
Plug
Wheel
Parking slot
Accesories
14 2-in1 tool
15 Crevice tool
16 Combination floor tool
17 TurboTool
18 Flexible Hose
19 Telescopic Tube
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2. Safety Information
14. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
For Household Use Only
15. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
16. Do not use without the filters in place.
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
17. Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting or disconnecting from the mains supply.
19. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
3.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose and
accessories.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
5.
The 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.
6.
7.
Use only as described in this manual.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a
damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord or plug is
damaged, return the vacuum cleaner to a Vax
Authorised Service Agent or suitably qualified
person for examination, repair or adjustment.
18. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
20. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner.
21. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Nonapproved extension cords may overheat. Care should
be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot
be pulled or tripped over.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet
before assembling, opening or emptying the dirt
container, or before connecting/disconnecting the
attachments.
!
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very
powerful unit. Before plugging the cord into
the electrical outlet, make sure the switch is in the
‘off’ position.
!
IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic
tube is blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner
and remove the blockage(s) before re-starting the
vacuum cleaner.
!
8.
Do not pull or carry 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.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all the filters are
completely dry before inserting back into the vacuum
cleaner.
9.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
10. Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use
with any openings blocked and do not restrict air
flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or
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 pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
any hot, smoking or burning objects.
13. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
!
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 dirt container
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. How to Assemble
4. How to Operate
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet before
assembling or removing the accessories.
Cord Release
!
1.
Insert the flexible hose into the inlet on the main
body of the vacuum cleaner. Push in until it clicks
into position (Fig.3/1).
Fully unwind the power cord. A yellow mark on the power
cord indicates the recommended cord length. Do not
exceed the cord length beyond the red mark.
On/off Button
1.
Insert the power plug into the electrical outlet. Make
sure the vacuum cleaner is switched off.
2.
Press the on/off button located on the top of the
vacuum cleaner, to switch on the vacuum cleaner and
press the button again to turn the vacuum cleaner off.
Carpet Cleaning
Fig.3/1
2.
Push the telescopic extension tube on to the end of
the handle (Fig.3/2).
For carpet and rug cleaning, press the rocker switch on
the combination floor head to raise the brushes.
Hard Floor Cleaning
For hard floor cleaning, press the rocker switch on the
combination floor head to lower the brushes.
Variable Power
Located opposite the on/off button there is a variable
power dial. Slide this clockwise and anti-clockwise to
adjust the suction power.
Hose Storage
Fig.3/2
3.
The telescopic extension tube can be lengthened or
shortened by pushing the button in and sliding the
tube apart or together as required (Fig.3/3).
For convenience there is a slot located on either side of
the vacuum cleaner next to the carry handle where the
floor tool can be parked for carrying and storage.
Carry Handle
Use the carry handle located in the middle of the vacuum
cleaner (inc. auto cord rewind button) to move from room
to room.
5. Accessories
1.
The accessories can be attached directly to the
handle by removing the telescopic tubes and
pushing in the desired accessory.
2.
The accessories can also be attached to the
telescopic extension tube for extra reach. Remove
the combination floor head and push on the desired
accessory.
Fig.3/3
4.
Fit the combination floor head by pushing onto the
extension tube (Fig.3/4).
2-in-1 Tool
Dusting brush: for delicate surfaces.
Upholstery tool: for carpet, upholstery, stairs, etc.
Crevice tool: for crevices, corners and cracks, etc.
Fig.3/4
4 assemble / operate / accessories
TurboTool: for pet hair, stair and upholstery cleaning
(NOTE: Do not use the TurboTool on suede and
leather surfaces).
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6. Dirt Container & Filters:
Removal & Replacement
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet before
removing the dirt container.
!
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IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the vacuum cleaner
without ALL of the filters in place.
Cleaning the central filter
1.
Remove the dirt container as directed.
2.
Rotate the central filter and pull away from the dirt
container.
3.
Gently tap the filter against the side of a rubbish bin
to remove excess dirt.
4.
The central filter can be washed in warm in warm
water (max 40°C). Allow to air dry for 24 hours
before replacing.
Emptying the Dirt Container
NOTE: Do NOT use any detergents or boiling water to
wash the filter. Vax recommends washing the filter
every time you empty the dust container.
1.
5.
Return the central filter to the dirt container and
twist until the filter is secure.
6.
Return the dirt container to the vacuum cleaner.
Press the button located on the dirt container
handle to pull out the dirt container (Fig.6/1)
Post-motor filter
NOTE: This is located on the right hand side of the
vacuum cleaner.
Fig.6/1
2.
Holding the dirt container over a rubbish bin press
the button on the side of the container to release
dirt (Fig.6/2)
1.
Release the post-motor cover by pressing in the
catch at the top of the cover.
2.
Remove the filter by sliding it to the left and pulling
it out.
3.
The post motor filter can be rinsed in warm water
(max 40°C). Allow to air dry for 24 hours before
replacing.
NOTE: Do NOT use any detergents or boiling water to
wash the filter. Vax recommends rinsing the filter
every 9-12 months.
4.
Replace the post-motor filter and cover before
restarting the vacuum cleaner.
Fig.6/2
3.
When all the dirt has fallen, close the dirt container flap
and return the dirt container to the vacuum cleaner.
container and filters
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7. Cleaning Blockages
8. Storage
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
the power cord must be disconnected before
performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet and rewind
the power cord as directed before storing.
1.
Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the
electrical outlet.
NOTE: Always store the vacuum cleaner base down.
2.
The flexible hose can be disconnected from the
vacuum cleaner by pushing in the buttons on the
hose and pulling away from the machine. Remove
any blockages found then reconnect the hose
securely.
!
Removing debris from the TurboTool
Switch the vacuum cleaner off and disconnect the power
plug from the electrical outlet.
Rotate the locking ring 180º (Fig.7/1).
LOCKING RING
Fig.7/1
Lift the top cover off and remove any blockage (Fig.7/2).
To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are engage. Pivot the
lower housing closed and rotate the locking ring 180º
(Fig.7/2).
TABS
Fig.7/2
6 clearing blockages / storage
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9. Troubleshooting
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
!
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug in securely.
Cause:
No electricity in the electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
On/off switch not turned on.
10. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Monday-Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
An answerphone will be available out of these hours. Any
queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax
Careline. Calls are charged at the UK national rate.
Please make a note of the model number and serial
number of your Vax before calling. There are over 400
approved Vax Service Agents in the UK. For the nearest
Vax Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline or visit
www.vax.co.uk
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
Cause:
Motor thermostat has tripped.
Solution: Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Leave for one (1) hour before switching the
vacuum cleaner back on.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Voltage:
240V ~ 50Hz
Wattage:
2000W
Capacity:
4 litres approx
Filters:
Central Filter – washable
Post-motor filter – washable
Cord length:
4.95m (approx)
Weight:
8Kg
Dirt container not installed properly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
11. Technical Specification
Subject to change without notice.
Dirt container full or blocked.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Clogged fiÏlters.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up.
Cause:
Accessories are not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 5.
PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum cleaner.
Cause:
Dirt container full.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed correctly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Filter not installed completely.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
troubleshooting / service / specification
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
VEC-41 Essentials by Vax Power 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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