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Vax careline
0870 6061248
Vax model number:
VEU-01
VEU-02
www.vax.co.uk
instruction manual
Bagless upright
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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Fig.1/1
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Handle
TurboTool (VEU-02 only)
Dirt container lid
Dirt Container
Extension tube
Dirt container release button
Crevice tool
Carpet height adjuster
Wheel
Filter
Vacuum head
2 parts overview
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Dusting Brush
Hose
Power Cord
Handle release pedal
Upper cord wrap with quick release
Hose connector
On/ off switch
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2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting to or disconnecting from the mains
supply.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or
disconnecting the vacuum hose.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only the
manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
5. Close attention is necessary when used by or near
children. Do not allow children to use as a toy.
6. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged cord
or plug. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Return the vacuum cleaner to a Vax
Authorised Service Agent or suitably qualified person
for examination, repair or adjustment.
7. 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.
8. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
9. 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.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
11. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
any hot, smoking or burning objects.
12. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
13. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
14. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
15. Do not use without the filters in place.
16. Use extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
18. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool,
dry area.
19. Turn off the switch before unplugging.
20. 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.
21. This appliance is not for use by persons (including
children) with reduced mental, physical or sensory
capabilities, or lack of experience or knowlegde,
unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsable for their saftey
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.
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CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful
unit. Before plugging the cord into the outlet make
sure the switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum
cleaner firmly when starting and in use.
!
IMPORTANT: If the vacuum inlet or hose is blocked,
switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove the
blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
!
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all filters are replaced back
into the vacuum cleaner before using.
!
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 the
electrical outlet and switch back on.
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This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
safety information
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3. Use and Function
Slide the handle onto the top of the main body of the
vacuum.
Insert double pronged hole cover into front screw holes
(located behind the carry handle.
Secure in place using the two long Phillips head screws
provided.
Assembly of the Hose: Screw in appropriate end of the
hose into the hold in between the cord holders. Feed hose
through the base holding point, clip into side clip, loop over
top holding point (see Fig.3/1) and feed into hose
connector (see Fig.3/2).
Cord storage: To neatly store the power cord, wrap
around the two cord holders and then using the clip (found
just below the plug head) attach to the cord itself.
To turn on the vacuum press the on/off switch located
midway up on the right hand side. Pressing this switch
again turns off the cleaner.
To adjust the angle of the main body push the release
pedal on the lower left side of the cleaner. This then frees
the movement of the unit for greater mobility (Fig.3/3).
Fig.3/3
Fig.3/1
To adjust the brush bar for improved cleaning on varying
surfaces, turn the carpet height adjuster to the
appropriate position. This is found on the base of the unit,
in the centre, above the brush bar window.
IMPORTANT: When using the tools and the cleaner
is in the upright position, the adjuster must be set
to the highest position.
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WARNING: To avoid injury keep lose clothing, hair,
fingers an all other parts of the body away from the
moving parts (i.e. the brush bar) of the cleaner.
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The accessories can be used with or without the
extension tube. To attach, remove the hose from the
machine (see Fig.3/4) and push the desired accessory onto
the end.
Fig.3/2
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Fig.3/4
The accessories provided are as follows:
Crevice Tool: Use the crevice tool for radiators, crevices,
corners, skirting boards and between cushions. Dusting
Brush: Ideal for window sills, curtains, shelving, and
general dust lifting off furniture and fittings around the
home.
TurboTool (VEU-02 Only): For pet hairs, stairs and
upholstery. The TurboTool should be pulled backwards
across the surface that is being cleaned for optimum
performance.
Fig.4/1
Empty all the dirt from the dirt container using the quick
release button at the base of the container (see Fig.4/2).
4. Dirt container and filter
removal and replacement
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IMPORTANT: Always unplug the unit from the
electrical outlet before opening the dirt container.
! IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the vacuum without the
HEPA filter in place. To remove the dirt container, press the
dirt container release button and lift away from the
vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning the HEPA filter
Remove dirt container lid by grasping the dirt container
(see Fig.4/1) and turning anti clockwise.
Fig.4/2
dirt container and filter removal and replacement
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Remove the lid of the dirt container (see Fig.4/3).
WARNING: Always empty dirt container and clean
HEPA filter before each use and during prolonged
usage to avoid motor damage.
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Cleaning the pre-motor filter
Behind the dirt container, just under the carry handle is a
pre-motor filter in the form of a small rectangle shaped
piece of foam. This can be cleaned in the same way as the
HEPA filter and can also be had washed under the cold tap.
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PLEASE NOTE: Let the filter dry out side the
vacuum for 24 hours before replacing / re-using.
The dirt container can be washed in lukewarm water (max
40°C). Do not use strong detergents and ensure dirt
container is fully dry before putting back in vacuum
cleaner.
Fig.4/3
Firmly tap clean the HEPA filter (see Fig.4/4) until no more
dust is observed falling out.
Fig.4/4
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5. Maintenance
Cleaning and Changing the Belt
WARNING: Always turn power off before performing any
maintenance on the cleaner to reduce chance of an
electric shock.
1. Turn vacuum off and unplug from power supply. Press
handle release button and recline vacuum to lowest
level and lie on a flat surface.
2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws on
the topside of the cleaning head (see Fig.5/1) to
release the top cover. (see Fig.5/2)
Fig.5/3
4. Remove broken/ worn belt from the motor drive shaft.
5. Remove all belt residue that my exist in the belt area
before replacing with a new belt.
6. Loop the new belt first over the motor drive shaft and
then over the agitator pulley.
7. Insert the brush bar back into its slots. Press firmly on
both sides to make sure either end is completely inserted.
Fig.5/1
8. Check to make sure that the belt is centred on the
agitator pulley and that the brush bar turns.
9. Replace the vacuum head cover by screwing in the 2
screws on the topside.
Removing blockages from the TurboTool
(VCU-02 only)
Fig.5/2
3. Lift either side of the brush bar to remove from the
cleaning head (see Fig.5/3).
Fig.5/4
maintenance
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1. Rotate the locking ring 180º and then turn the
TurboTool® over (Fig.5/5).
LOCKING RING
Fig.5/5
2. Pivot lowering housing and remove any blockage
(Fig.5/6).
Fig.5/6
3. To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are engaged. Pivot
the lower housing closed and rotate the locking ring 180º
(Fig.5/7).
TABS
Fig.5/7
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6.! Troubleshooting
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WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY UNPLUG VACUUM CLEANER BEFORE SERVICING
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t run
Cause: Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug cord in firmly.
Cause: No electricity in wall outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause: On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to on.
Cause: Motor thermostat tripped.
Solution: Reset motor thermostat (see page 3).
Cause: Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won't pick up
Cause: Full or clogged dirt container.
Solution: Clean dirt container.
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust setting on carpet height adjuster.
Cause: Clogged nozzle.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged dirt inlet.
Solution: Remove power head cover and remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged hose.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Hose not inserted fully.
Solution: Push hose in securely.
Cause: Dirty filters.
Solution: Clean/change filters.
Cause: TurboTool clogged.
Solution: Remove blockage ( see page 7)
PROBLEM: Accessories won't pick up
Cause: Accessories not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 5 for fitting information.
PROBLEM: Cleaner picks up moveable rugs or pushes too hard
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust setting on carpet height adjuster.
PROBLEM: Brushbar does not turn
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Belt installed incorrectly.
Solution: Check belt.
PROBLEM: Air flow restricted with attachment use
Cause: Attachment use restricts air flow.
Solution: Check attachment.
Cause: New carpet debris clogging air path.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
troubleshooting
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7. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Monday-Friday. 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
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8. Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220 ~ 240V 50Hz
1500W
2.0 litres
Pleated HEPA central filter
Pre-motor foam filter
6.0m
7.0kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
uk service & help / technical specification
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
VEU-01/VEU-02 is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 89/336/EEC 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: www.vax.co.uk