Dyson DCO3 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

DCO3 Operating manual
DCO3 Absolute
DYSON CUSTOMER HELPLINE
7000 435 7546
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am -1pm
DCO3 quick reference page
Fit adaptor tool
to reverse wand
Brush control system
The brush control system is a simple device to allow cleaning of hard
floors by switching off the brushbar. The height adjusts automatically.
(NEUTRAL)
(PARK)
OFF for cleaning delicate rugs and floors.
Select manually (NEUTRAL). Return to (PARK) position
after use.
Cover cap/
storage hook
OFF for when the cleaner is left running in the
upright position and when the hose is in use.
Cable winder
(DRIVE)
ON for carpet cleaning.
Wand
THE SAFETY ALERT RATCHET NOISE WARNS THAT THE BRUSHBAR IS OBSTRUCTED
a
Wand
release catch
Brush
control
system
b
c
Fit tools to hose for
car cleaning or reversed
wand for confined areas
On/off
switch
Cyclone
release catch
Cable life
extender
(where fitted)
Carrying
handle
Tool location
Bin release catch
Shroud
Push button to release
or replace wand
Twist ring
Cone seal
Pre-motor filter
Cyclone
assembly
Post-motor filter
Bin inner
Quick release
window
Blockage removal
cassette catch
Blockage removal
cassette
Soleplate
Hose
Lower cable winder
Blockages and brushbar
Unplug your cleaner before carrying out any maintenance.
Cyclone entry
Blockage removal
cassette catch
duct
2
1
4
3
1
Using a coin, undo the yellow fastener
to remove the quick release window.
Check for blockage at the bottom of the
duct and underneath the soleplate.
2
Remove wand from hose and look
down the wand to check for daylight.
Locate blockage removal cassette catch
at base of hose location.
3
Pull back catch, remove cassette and
check for blockage. To replace, position
at 450 and click catch back into place.
4
Remove Cyclone assembly to check
Cyclone entry and duct.
If the brushbar is obstructed, a loud ratchet warning noise will be heard. Pull the cleaner away and it will automatically re-set itself.
For thread removal, unplug cleaner and carefully cut away threads from brushbar.
End cap of brushbar
1
2
3
4
Raised section
1
If ratchet warning noise continues, stop
2 Using a coin, undo the three yellow
fasteners.
vacuuming, turn off the machine and
3 Remove soleplate and clear the
unplug. To free the brushbar, lie the
brushbar obstruction.
machine on its front to reveal the soleplate.
4
To replace brushbar, align and locate
in slots. Rotate until the end caps click
into place. Rotate brushbar to allow belt
to centralise, then replace soleplate.
Bin emptying
Do not fill bin above maximum line.
Keep small holes
clear of dust and fluff.
2
1
3
4
1
Push Cyclone release catch forward to
free Cyclone assembly.
3
Push bin release catch forward to free
the bin.
2
Pull Cyclone assembly away from the
machine.
4
Wrap a plastic bag firmly around the
rim of the clear bin and empty (wait
ten seconds to allow dust to settle).
TM
5
To clean bin, wash in warm water.
Ensure bin inner and seals are
replaced correctly and that the bin is
completely dry before reassembling.
DY S O N C U S TO M E R H E L P L I N E : 7 0 0 0 4 3 5 7 5 4 6
Every Dyson vacuum cleaner comes with a 2 year guarantee. If you have a query about
your Dyson, just call the Dyson Customer Helpline anytime from 9am-6pm Mon-Fri,
9am-1pm Sat. Most queries can be solved over the telephone by one of our factorytrained Helpline staff. If your cleaner needs attention from our engineers, we aim to
have it repaired, tested and valeted within 3 working days.
When calling please have the following information ready:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Serial number of your Dyson (between the wheels)
Your postcode
The date of purchase
Where you made your purchase.
www.dyson.com.sg
5 Optional
Washing your pre-motor filter
Dyson DCO3 lifetime filters have been developed to give you a vacuum cleaner with lifetime filtration,
which means no additional running costs. The Dyson lifetime filters are:
Lifetime HEPA + bacteria-killing screen pre-motor filter
Lifetime HEPA post-motor filter
The lifetime pre-motor filter should be washed every 6 months.
Switch off and unplug cleaner
before removing the filter.
Foam core
1
Rotate twist ring to the left to
release filter case. Remove filter
case from machine body. Lift out
pre-motor filter.
2
Pull out the foam core inside the
filter. Only wash foam core.
3
Gently rinse the foam core under a
cold tap until the water runs clear.
Do not use detergent, washing
machine or dishwasher.
1
2
Filter cage
Do not wash the filter cage
4
Squeeze the foam core.
5
Leave the foam core to dry in warm
place, for example near a radiator
or in an airing cupboard overnight.
Do not tumble/spin dry, microwave
or place in oven or on direct heat.
6
Ensure the core is completely dry
before inserting into filter case.
Replace filter case and rotate twist
ring down and to the right to secure.
NB. The lifetime post-motor filter underneath
should never need maintenance.
3
4
5
6
Important safety instructions
WHEN USING THE DYSON DC03 VACUUM CLEANER
PLEASE ADHERE TO THESE SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS
• Do not leave the vacuum cleaner plugged into the mains socket outlet.
Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning the
appliance, and before maintenance operations.
• Ensure that hands, feet and fingers, particularly of small children are kept
away from the cleaner and especially from the brushbar. If hanging the
cleaner by the storage hook, ensure it is securely fixed and out of the way
of children and pets. Never allow children to play with or use this appliance.
• Do not use without the bin assembly fitted correctly and both filters in place.
• Only use parts produced or recommended by Dyson (available on the Dyson
Helpline on 7000 435 7546).
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for the socket outlet in your home
then the fuse should be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of
safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is
inserted into any 13 amp socket.
• Do not carry out any maintenance work on the cleaner other than
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in
any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
• Ensure that the brushbar is off when cleaning smooth floors to avoid
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
BLUE: Neutral
BROWN: Live
As the colours of the wire in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as
follows:
1. The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
2. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances should either of these wires be connected to the earth
terminal of the three pin plug, marked with the letter E or the Earth Symbol
or
coloured GREEN or GREEN and YELLOW.
Always ensure that the cable clamp is fitted and that it clamps the cable outer and
NOT the coloured wires.
How to replace the fuse:
1. Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
2. Replace the fuse and fuse cover if detachable.
If the supply cable of the appliance is damaged, disconnect the appliance from the
socket outlet immediately; the supply cable must be replaced. This should be carried
out by Dyson Appliances Ltd only or its appointed agent, as special purpose tools
and service techniques are required.
EUROPEAN CONFORMITY INFORMATION
A sample of product has been tested
and found to be in conformity with
the following European Directives:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage (Safety) Directive
93/68/EEC CE Marking Directive
89/336/EEC EMC Directive
UNWANTED PRODUCTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Should you find one day that your product needs replacement, or is of no further
use to you, think of the protection of the environment. Dyson will accept your old
products and recycle them in an environmentally friendly way.
that outlined in this manual, especially where electrical components are
concerned.
marking. If carpet pilling occurs, either use the cleaner with brushbar on to
remove, or contact the carpet retailer.
• Static charges can occur in the clear bin when vacuuming certain carpets.
These are entirely harmless and are not associated with the mains supply.
To minimise any effect, do not put your hand or insert any object into the
clear bin unless you have first emptied and rinsed out the clear bin with
water. Use a cloth to wipe the shroud.
• Do not use the cleaner if the cable or plug are damaged or if the machine
has been damaged, dropped or has come into contact with water or any
other liquids. In these cases, contact the Dyson Helpline on 7000 435 7546.
• Do not put any part of the body, clothes or any object near or into the
openings or moving parts of the machine. Do not use the machine with any
of the openings blocked with an object that may restrict the airflow.
• Do not damage the cable by running the cleaner head over it, closing a door
on it or running it over sharp edges. Do not put the cable near or on hot
surfaces. If the cable is damaged, call the Dyson Helpline.
• Always stand above the machine when cleaning on the stairs.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use the cleaner to pick up water or any
other liquid. Electrical shocks could occur if used outdoors or on wet surfaces.
• Do not use the cleaner or handle the plug with wet hands.
• Do not use the machine to pick up flammable or combustible substances
and do not use near such substances. Never pick up asbestos or asbestos
dust or poisonous solids, such as copier toner.
• Do not use the machine to pick up hot ashes or burning objects of any kind.
• Do not immerse the whole machine in water for cleaning. The clear bin
alone may be washed out after emptying. Ensure bin inner and seals are
replaced correctly and that the cleaner is completely dry before
reassembling.
• Do not use the cleaner near open or gas fires when they are lit.
• Turn the machine off by the switch button before unplugging from a
mains outlet.
• When carrying the cleaner, use only the carrying handle positioned
immediately below the on/off switch.
16/12/03
Check that your supply corresponds to that shown on the rating plate. The
appliance must only be used as rated, and it should be fitted with an approved
fuse to BS1362. This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug
for your safety and convenience. A 13 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating
of 13 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362. Check for the ASTA
mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse. If the plug contains a removable
fuse cover you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose
the fuse cover, the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Dyson dealer.
By doing so you will reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury.
JN. 8156/DC03 SNG
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE