Vax performance V-008 Instruction manual

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Vax Careline:
0870 6061248
www.vax.co.uk
BAGLESS UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER
Vax Model Number: V-008
BAGLESS UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER
Vax Model Number: V-008SP
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using
this cleaner. Always fully extend
the mains cable before use.
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Parts Overview
Safety Information
1. Diagram
2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
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FRONT
BACK
2
16
17
28
3
18
19
4
15
5
20
27
6
21
7
14
8
22
13
23
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12
26
10
11
25
24
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14. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety
15. Do not use without the filters in place.
precautions should always be observed, including the
16. Use extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
following:
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
18. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool,
surfaces.
dry area.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
19.
Turn off the switch before unplugging.
connecting to or disconnecting from the mains
20. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
supply.
Non-approved extension cords may overheat.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose.
the cord cannot be pulled or tripped over.
4. Close attention is necessary when used by or near
WARNING:
Always switch off and unplug the vacuum
children. Do not allow children to use as a toy.
cleaner from the electrical outlet before assembling,
5. Use only as described in this manual. Use only the opening or emptying the dirt container, or before
manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
6. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful unit.
cord or plug. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it Before plugging the cord into the outlet make sure the
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum cleaner
dropped into water. Return the vacuum cleaner to firmly when starting and in use.
a Vax Authorised Service Agent or suitably
qualified person for examination, repair or IMPORTANT: If the inlet or hose is blocked, switch off
the vacuum cleaner and remove the blockage(s) before
adjustment.
re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
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 IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not performance. Make sure all filters are replaced back
run the vacuum cleaner over the cord. Keep the into the vacuum cleaner before using.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
cord away from heated surfaces.
8. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet only and not for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use FURTHER USE.
with any openings blocked and do not restrict air
flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or Motor Thermostat
anything that may reduce airflow.
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of cut-out. If for any reason, the vacuum cleaner should
the body away from openings and moving parts. over-heat, the thermostat will automatically turn the
11. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches unit off. Should this occur, unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the wall outlet and turn off the switch. Remove the
or any hot, smoking or burning objects.
dirt container and empty. Clean the filters. Allow the
12. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
cleaner to cool for approximately one (1) hour.
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
To re-start, plug into a wall outlet and switch back on.
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
9.
Fig.1/1
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2
Hand grip
Handle
TurboTool™
Crevice tool (inside extension tube)
Extension tube
Dirt container lid
Dirt container
HEPA filter
Brushbar height adjuster
Headlight
Furniture protect strip
Clear dirt path window
Lower hose
Hose tube
15 Dirt container release button
16 Self-propelled on/off switch (V-008SP only)
17 Hose caddy
18 Hose
19 Dusting brush
20 Cord wrap with quick release
21 Carrying handle
22 Power cord
23 Lower cord wrap
24 Wheels
25 Handle release pedal
26 On/off pedal
27 Hose clip
28 One (1) screw
13. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
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How to Assemble
How to Operate
3. How to Assemble
IMPORTANT: Always remove the power plug from
the electrical outlet before assembling or before
removing accessories.
4.
Clip TurboTool™ on to the front of the TurboTool™
caddy (Fig.3/4).
Tool required: Phillips screwdriver.
1.
4. How to Operate
On/off Pedal
Cord Release
Turn the quick release for easy cord removal (Fig.4/1).
Clip cord into cord guide to keep out of the way
while vacuuming.
Plug the cord into the electrical outlet. Turn the
vacuum cleaner on by depressing the foot switch
located on the back left side of the vacuum cleaner
(Fig.4/3). The vacuum cleaner can be turned off by
pressing the on/off switch again.
Fig.4/1
Fig.4/3
Guide the power cord into the opening. Slide the
upper handle into the TurboTool™ caddy (Fig.3/1).
Fig.3/4
5.
Fig.3/1
2.
Insert the handle fastener into the back of the
TurboTool™ caddy (Fig.3/2).
Wrap the lower hose around the back of the hose
caddy (Fig.3/5A). Push hose tube down into the
right side of cleaner (Fig.3/5B).
A
Handle Release Pedal
Adjustment for Different Floor Types
Turn the brushbar height adjuster according to the
surface being cleaned (Fig.4/2).
B
To release the handle, push the handle release pedal
located on the lower left side of the cleaner (Fig.4/4).
NOTE: For easiest adjustment, place cleaner in full
upright position.
Fig.3/5
Fig.4/4
Carpet Cleaning
Fig.3/2
3.
Insert one (1) screw into the front and tighten
until secure (Fig.3/3).
6.
Slide the dusting brush on to the post on the
upper tool caddy with bristles facing out (Fig.3/6A).
Slide the extension tube/crevice tool into the round
slot on the front right side of tool caddy (Fig.3/6B).
BACK
Fig.3/6
4
a
A
b
B
Aa
Fig.3/3
Fig.4/2
Move the handle and adjust it to the desired position
for (A) storing the upright or (B) operating the cleaner.
De-press the handle release pedal again (C) to clean
under furniture (Fig.4/5).
FRONT
CAUTION: The brushbar continues to rotate
while the hose is removed or in use, and at all
times while the vacuum cleaner is on. Keep hair,
loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body
away from the brush area while the vacuum
cleaner is on. The cleaner must be in the
upright position to lift the rotating brushbar off
the carpet when cleaning above the floor.
Vax recommend that the carpet height adjuster
is turned to its highest position when using the
tools.
b
B
c
C
Fig.4/5
NOTE: Model V-008SP only is NOT suitable for
hard floor cleaning.
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How to Operate/Accessories
To Operate Self-Propelled Feature
(V-008SP only)
1. For everyday use, engage the self-propelled
feature by turning the switch up to “ON” position
(Fig.4/6A). Grasp hand grip and push vacuum
cleaner (Fig.4/6B).
Accessories/Dirt Container & Filter: Removal & Replacement
5. Accessories
6. Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal & Replacement
1. The vacuum cleaner must be in the upright
position to raise the brushbar (Fig.4/9).
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts unplug before servicing.
NOTE: Unplug the vacuum cleaner before changing
the filter.
NOTE: For best performance, replace filter annually.
Push
Forward
Fig.4/12
Pull
Reverse
TurboTool™
Fig.4/9
2. Remove the hose from the tool caddy (Fig.4/10).
The TurboTool™ fits on the end of the extension
tube or hose. Perfect for cleaning stairs and
upholstery. The TurboToool™ should be pulled
backward for optimum cleaning (Fig.4/13).
1. Press the latch above the dirt container and
remove the dirt container from the vacuum
cleaner (Fig.6/1).
Fig.4/6
2. “Self-Propelled” feature will work as the vacuum
cleaner is pushed forward and pulled backward
(Fig.4/7).
Fig.6/1
2. Remove the dirt container lid by turning it anticlockwise (Fig.6/2).
Fig.4/10
3. Choose any of the handy on-board accessories or
use the hose alone. Simply push the attachment firmly
onto the end of the extension tube or hose handle. To
remove the tool, twist and pull apart gently (Fig.4/11).
Fig.4/7
To Disengage Self-Propelled Feature
(V-008SP only)
Fig.4/13
Carry Handle
Use the carry handle on the back of the vacuum
cleaner to move the vacuum cleaner from room to
room (Fig.4/14).
NOTE: Check that the dirt container is securely in
place before lifting the vacuum cleaner.
To disengage the self-propelled feature turn switch
slightly to the right to the “OFF” position (Fig.4/8).
Fig.6/2
3. Hold the dirt container and grasp the top of filter.
Twist and pull the filter up and out (Fig.6/3).
Fig.4/11
Extension Tube
Fig.4/8
If additional length is needed, use the extension tube
and/or crevice tool. Pull the crevice tool out of the
extension tube or hose handle. To remove the tool,
twist and pull apart gently.
NOTE: The crevice tool is stored inside the
extension tube (Fig.4/12).
Fig.4/14
Dusting brush: for delicate surfaces and
Fig.6/3
skirting boards.
Crevice tool: for crevices, corners and cracks,
etc.
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Dirt Container & Filter: Removal & Replacement/Rotating Brushbar: Removal & Replacement
5. Empty the dirt container completely (Fig.6/4).
Rotating Brushbar: Removal & Replacement/Lightbulb: Removal & Replacement
3. Lift and remove the brushbar. Dispose of the old
belt (Fig.7/3).
Fig.7/7
Fig.6/7
Fig.6/4
6. Each time the dirt container is emptied, the filter
should be cleaned. Tap the filter firmly against the
side of a rubbish bin until the dust stops falling
from the filter. Return the filter to the dirt container.
Push the filter into place to prevent dirt leakage.
(Fig.6/5).
7. Rotating Brushbar:
Removal & Replacement
4. Re-attach the nozzle guard (Fig.7/7).
5. Replace all five (5) screws to secure the nozzle
guard (Fig.7/8).
Fig.7/3
To Replace the Belt or Brushbar
1. Slide the belt on to the motorshaft (Fig.7/4).
Tool Required: Phillips screwdriver.
MOTOR SHAFT
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, unplug the cleaner before changing the belt
or the rotating brushbar.
To Remove the Belt
1. Lay the vacuum cleaner flat and turn it over to
expose the nozzle base. The base should lay flat
and face upwards. To remove the nozzle guard,
use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five (5)
screws. Arrows show the location of the screws
(Fig.7/1).
Fig.6/5
Fig.7/8
Fig.7/4
2. Place the new belt in the area of the brushbar
without bristles (Fig.7/5).
7. Align slots on lid with tabs on dust container
(Fig.6/6A). Push the lid down and twist clockwise.
8. Lightbulb: Removal &
Replacement
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
unplug the cleaner before removing or replacing
lightbulb.
Tool Required: Phillips screwdriver.
1. Lean cleaner handle back. Remove the two (2)
screws located on either side of the headlight
lens (Fig.8/1).
NOTE: There is a guide line on back of dust
container lid. Align line with arrow on the dirt
container and turn clockwise until secure (Fig.6/6B).
Fig.7/5
Fig.7/1
2. Lift the nozzle guard (Fig.7/2).
A
B
Fig.6/6A
Fig.6/6B
3. With the new belt in place, pull and slide the
brushbar into the nozzle, making sure that the end
caps are in the correct orientation (Fig.7/6A).
Rotate the brushbar manually to make sure belt is
properly aligned (Fig.7/6).
Fig.8/1
2. Pull the bulb out of socket to remove. Do NOT twist.
Gently push a new bulb into the socket to replace
(Fig.8/2).
8. Return the dirt container to the vacuum cleaner.
Set the aligning tab on the bottom of the dirt
container into the rectangular slot on the cleaner
(inset). Push to click into place (Fig 6/7).
A
Fig.7/2
Fig.7/6
8
Fig.8/2
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Lightbulb: Removal & Replacement/Clearing Blockages
3. Secure the headlight lens by replacing the two
(2) screws (Fig.8/3).
Troubleshooting
Clearing Blockages from the
TurboTool™
10. Troubleshooting
1. Rotate the locking ring 180º and turn the TurboTool™
over (Fig.9/3).
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t run
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, UNPLUG VACUUM CLEANER BEFORE
SERVICING
Cause: Not properly plugged into wall outlet.
Solution: Plug in firmly.
Cause: No electricity in wall outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Fig.8/3
Cause: On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to on.
9. Clearing Blockages
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, unplug before servicing.
1. Check to see if dirt container is full and
empty if needed.
LOCKING RING
Fig.9/3
2. Pivot lower housing and remove any blockage
(fig.9/4).
Cause: Motor thermostat has tripped.
Solution: Switch off and unplug cleaner. Leave for one (1) hour before switching the cleaner back on.
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.
2. Unwrap the hose from the caddy. Remove any
obstruction (Fig.9/1).
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust brushbar height adjuster.
Cause: Clogged nozzle.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged dirt inlet.
Solution: Remove power head cover and remove obstruction.
Fig.9/4
3. To re-assemble, ensure that the tabs are engaged
(Fig.9/5). Pivot the lower housing closed.
Fig.9/1
Cause: Clogged hose.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Hose not inserted fully.
Solution: Push hose in securely.
3. Remove the nozzle guard by removing the five (5)
screws. Look for any obstructions and remove.
remove brushbar if necessary (Fig.9/2).
TABS
Cause: Dirty filters or debris screen.
Solution: Clean/change filters or debris screen.
PROBLEM: Accessories won't pick up
Cause: Accessories not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to page 6 & 7 for fitting information.
Fig.9/5
PROBLEM: Cleaner picks up moveable rugs or pushes too hard
Cause: Wrong brushbar height setting.
Solution: Adjust brushbar height adjuster.
Fig.9/2
PROBLEM: Brushbar does not turn
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Belt installed incorrectly.
Solution: Check belt changing and brushbar cleaning.
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Troubleshooting/UK Service & Help/Technical Specification
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.
10. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
An answerphone is available out of these hours.
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the
Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the UK national rate.
Please make a note of the serial number and model
number of the carpet cleaner before calling. There are
over 400 approved Vax Service Agents in the UK. For
the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline.
www.vax.co.uk
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11. Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
1500W Nom.
1700W Max.
3.1 litres max
Fibre pre-motor filter
Pleated paper HEPA filter
9.5m
9.0kg
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the products
V-008 Performance and V-008SP Performance Self-Propelled are manufactured in compliance with the following:
Safety: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive, as modified by 93/68/EEC
EMC: 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, as modified by 93/68/EEC
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
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