Miele S4212 Operating instructions

Miele S4212 Operating instructions
Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaners
S 4000 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 4212 - S 4782 as well as to
other S 4000 series vacuum cleaners
which are distinguished by names rather than numbers.
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en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 345 550
Contents
Caring for the environment
Description of the appliance
Warning and Safety instructions
Preparing for use
Using the accessories supplied
Use
Mains cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Regulating the suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting down, transportation and storage
Maintenance and care
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ordering the correct dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to change the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Exhaust filter change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacing the Air Clean filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacing the Active Air Clean or Active HEPA filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing one type of filter with another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
When to change the dust compartment filter (for motor protection) . . . . . . . . . . . 28
How to change the dust compartment filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
When to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
How to change the battery in the radio-operated handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
To replace the thread lifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning and care
Problem solving guide / After sales service
Optional accessories
Electrical connection for the UK
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Before disposing of your old appliance
remove the dustbag and all the filters
and dispose of them with your normal
household waste.
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.
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.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please recycle them.
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 or contact your dealer for
advice. 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.
– Classic Allergotec floorhead
– Turbobrush
– ACCU NOVA floorhead
These floorheads and brushes are supplied with their own operating instructions.
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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 Accessories holder
g Release buttons for the telescopic tube *
h Dust compartment release button
i Telescopic tube *
j HyClean dustbag
k Carrying handle
l Floorhead *
m Parking attachment
n Dust compartment filter (for motor protection)
o Exhaust filter *
p Suction power selector *
q Stand-by indicator *
r Overheating warning light , *
s Exhaust filter change indicator (Re-set button) *
t Mains cable
u Foot switch for automatic cable rewind
v Park system
w On/Off foot switch s
x Dustbag change indicator
y Connection socket
z Suction hose
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
Correct application
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. If using the ACCU NOVA
powerbrush, switch this off as well.
~ 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.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience or knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it or have
been shown how to use it correctly by a
person responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ 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.
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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.
~ The plug must be fitted with a 13 A
~ While the vacuum cleaner is under
~ Before using the vacuum cleaner,
check for any signs of damage. Do not
use a damaged appliance: it could be
dangerous.
~ Repairs should only be carried out
fuse (UK).
~ There is a metal inlay underneath
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.
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.
~ It is important to switch the vacuum
~ 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.
~ Do not let the vacuum cleaner get
– 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.
cleaner off before changing over
accessories and floorheads, especially
an Electro- or Turbobrush.
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.
This could damage the cable, plug or
socket and pose a safety hazard. The
appliance must not be used if any of
these have suffered damage.
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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 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 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 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
Miele accessories including
floorheads, filters and dustbags are
available to order from your Miele
retailer, the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
~ 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 dustbags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do not
attempt to re-use. Blocked pores
reduce the efficiency of the cleaner.
~ Use only genuine Miele dustbags,
filters, accessories and optional
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 types of suction tube,
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
extras").
It is also important to observe the
flooring manufacturer’s cleaning and
care instructions.
Vacuum carpets and rugs with the
brush retracted:
^ Press the foot switch ö.
Clean hard flooring which is not
susceptible to scratching with the brush
protruding:
^ Press the foot switch ä.
The Classic Allergotec floorhead, the
ACCU NOVA floorhead and the
Turbobrush
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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Using the accessories supplied
The following accessories are supplied:
a Dusting brush
b Upholstery nozzle
c Crevice nozzle
d Accessory holder for the above
accessories
Symbols on the holder show where to
attach the different accessories.
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices or
corners.
Dusting brush
(supplied with some models)
For cleaning skirting boards, ornate or
carved articles, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
swivelled to attain the best cleaning
position.
Dusting brush with natural
bristles
(supplied with some models)
This brush is suitable for particularly
delicate objects.
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Using the accessories supplied
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Accessories holder
^ Attach the accessories holder to the
suction tube.
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. approx. 5.5 m).
Warning: 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.
Switching on and off
^ Step on the On-Off foot switch s.
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Use
Models with radio controls
Certain models have controls on the
handle which transmit radio signals to
the vacuum cleaner. The stand-by
indicator on the vacuum cleaner will
light up when the vacuum cleaner is
ready to use.
To pause the appliance during
operation:
^ Press the stand-by button on the
handle.
Warning: The stand-by button is
designed to pause the vacuum
cleaner for short periods of time
whilst vacuuming. After vacuuming
the device has to be switched off
and unplugged from the mains
supply.
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
Regulating the suction
^ 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.
Warning: 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.
+ / - foot controls
Press the controls to select the suction
power you require.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the - control to select a lower
setting.
+ / - controls on the handle
(radio-operated)
Press the control until the suction power
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.
An LED will indicate each time a button
is pressed on the handle.
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Use
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.
Transportation and storage
^ Stand the vacuum cleaner upright
when it is not being used and during
storage.
^ Slot the floorhead downwards into the
parking attachment on the 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
Warning: 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. If using
the ACCU NOVA floorhead, switch
this off as well.
The Miele filter system consists of three
filters which must be replaced from
time to time to ensure that your cleaner
performs efficiently.
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter (for motor
protection)
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
Original Miele dustbags and filters can
be obtained from your Miele Dealer,
from Miele and via the internet at:
Ordering the correct dustbags
and filters
Original Miele F/J/M dustbags and
original filters are identified by the
"Original Miele" logo on the packaging
or directly on the dustbag.
Use only genuine Miele dustbags,
filters, accessories and optional
accessories. Only this will ensure
that the suction power of the
vacuum cleaner is maintained,
giving the best possible cleaning
results.
Warning: The use of dustbags made
from paper or paper-based
materials, or dustbags with a
cardboard collar, or dustbags that
do not carry the "Original Miele"
logo, can seriously damage the
vacuum cleaner and invalidate the
warranty.
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An Air Clean filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every packet of Miele dustbags.
If you wish to purchase original Miele
exhaust 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).
Dustbags are 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 the vacuum cleaner on 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, such
as plaster, brick dust, cement or flour,
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.
Warning: The lid will not close
without a dustbag in place, or if the
dustbag is incorrectly fitted. Do not
use force!
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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 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 Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA SF-AH 50 (blue)
These types of filter need to be
changed approx. 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 approx. 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 the Active Air Clean
or Active HEPA filter
Do not use more than one exhaust
filter at a time.
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Remove the exhaust filter.
^ Fit the new exhaust filter in position.
If you wish to replace the Active Air
Clean filter or the Active HEPA filter
with an 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 connected to the
electricity supply.
^ 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 Air Clean filter SF-AC 30,
b Active Air Clean SF-AAC 50 (black)
c Active HEPA 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 filters need 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.
^ Take the old filter out.
^ Replace it with a new one.
^ Close the filter frame.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the battery in
the radio-operated handle
Approx. 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 Release the battery compartment
cover using a suitable tool, e.g. a
screwdriver.
b Remove the cover.
^ Push the battery forwards to remove
it. Then replace it with a new one,
making sure the polarity is correct.
^ Replace the cover.
^ 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 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 knife or similar object to
remove them from the slots.
^ Fit the 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.
Replacement parts are available from
your Miele dealer or from Miele (see
back cover for contact details).
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Cleaning and care
Warning: 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. If using
the ACCU NOVA floorhead, switch
this off as well.
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.
Warning: 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.
Warning: 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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Problem solving guide / After sales service
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 off the
vacuum cleaner using the On-Off
switch s. Disconnect from the
electricity supply. Switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
After removing the cause, wait for
approx. 20 - 30 minutes to allow the
vacuum cleaner to cool down. It can
then be switched on again.
After sales service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele dealer, or
– the nearest Miele Service
Department. (See address on back
page).
N.B. A call-out charge will be
applied for unnecessary service
visits where the problem could have
been rectified as described in this
instruction manual.
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Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
Optional accessories
Miele accessories including floorheads,
filters and dustbags are available to
order from your Miele retailer, Miele or
via the internet at:
Parquet-3 floorbrush
This brush has natural bristles and is
designed for use on parquet floors and
other surfaces which are susceptible to
scratching such as laminate flooring.
Parquet twister swivel-action
floorbrush
Certain models are supplied as
standard with one or more of the
following accessories:
Floorheads / brushes
ACCU NOVA-3 rechargeable
powerbrush
The ACCU NOVA powerbrush is
particularly suitable for intensive
vacuuming of carpets which are
subject to hard wear.
Classic Allergotec-3 floorhead
This brush is suitable for a variety of
hard floor surfaces and has a swivel
joint enabling it to get into awkward
corners.
Parquet twister XL swivel-action
floorbrush
This brush is extra wide making it
suitable for large areas of flooring and
has a swivel joint enabling it to get into
awkward corners.
Other accessories
MicroSet
Turbo Comfort-3 turbobrush
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).
This turbobrush is ideal for cleaning cut
pile carpet.
Micro-hose with combination nozzle
This floorhead is suitable for daily
hygienic cleaning of all floor surfaces.
Hardfloor-3 floorbrush
This brush is designed for use on hard
flooring such as tiled or stone floors.
For cleaning awkward to reach places,
such as vents and stereo equipment
and also small intricate objects, such
as model railways or cars.
CarClean Set Plus
For valeting the interior of cars.
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Optional accessories
Hand-held mini Turbobrush
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Dusting brush with natural bristles
This brush is suitable for particularly
delicate objects.
Radiator brush
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
and crevices.
Mattress nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers etc.
Crevice nozzle, 300 mm
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
Crevice nozzle, 560 mm
For accessing awkward to reach areas.
Upholstery nozzle, 190 mm
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
car seats etc.
Flexible extension hose
For extending the suction hose by
approx. 1.5 m.
Hygiene seal with active charcoal
This prevents dust and odours
escaping when the suction hose has
been removed from the cleaner.
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Filters
Active Air Clean exhaust filter
SF-AAC 30
This filter absorbs odours from the dirt
collected in the dustbag.
Active HEPA filter SF-AH 30
Excellent filtration level for the cleanest
exhaust air. This filter is particularly
suitable for allergy sufferers.
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.
Electrical connection for the UK
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The voltage and 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 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
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