Miele S4212 Neptune Vacuum Cleaner Owner`s

Miele S4212 Neptune Vacuum Cleaner Owner`s
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Operating instructions
Vacuum cleaner
S 4002
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage,
read these instructions
before
installation and use.
en - US, CA
M.-Nr. 07 368 440
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Guide to the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before using the vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning the vacuum on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting the suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Opening the air inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Transport and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Purchasing new dustbags and filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Which dustbags and filters are the right ones? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
When to change the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Replacing the dustbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacing the exhaust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Exhaust filter change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the "Air Clean" filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacing the "ActiveAirClean" filter and the "Active HEPA" filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Exchanging exhaust filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
When to change the dust compartment filter (motor protection). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Replacing the dust compartment filter (motor protection). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
When to change the radio handpiece battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
How to change the radio handpiece battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
When to change the thread catcher pads of the SBD 450-3 floor tool and
upholstery tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Replacing the thread catchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Servicing the floor roller of the SBD 450-3 floor tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS APPLIANCE
WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or injury:
Before using
~ Check the voltage rating of the
vacuum cleaner before connecting the
power cord to an electrical outlet. Your
power source should correspond with
the voltage rating plate located on the
underside of the vacuum. Use only
household AC outlets. Never use DC
power sources. If you are not sure of
your home’s voltage supply, consult a
qualified electrician. Connecting the
vacuum cleaner to a higher voltage
than indicated in these instructions may
result in damage to the vacuum cleaner
or injury.
~ To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this appliance has a polarized plug
(one blade is wider than the other.) This
plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outlet. Do not alter the
plug in any way.
~ A damaged vacuum cleaner can be
dangerous. Check the packaging,
vacuum cleaner and accessories for
any signs of damage. Do not use a
damaged appliance.
~ Do not use with a damaged cord or
plug. If the appliance is not working as
it should, has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or submerged in water,
bring it to a service center.
~ The electrical outlet must be fitted
with a 15 A fuse.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
~ Do not use on people or animals.
~ Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces. Only dry surfaces should be
vacuumed.
~ Use only as described in this
manual with Miele recommended
accessories.
~ This appliance is intended strictly for
household use only.
~ Do not allow the vacuum cleaner to
be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used near children.
~ Unwind the cord completely to aid
the vacuum in dissipating heat.
~ This vacuum should not be used to
entrap or retain any hazardous
materials.
~ Do not use the vacuum cleaner to
pick up liquids or damp dirt. This could
impair the electrical safety of the
vacuum cleaner. Wait for freshly
shampooed carpets to dry.
~ Do not vacuum anything that is
burning or smoking, such as cigarettes,
matches, or hot ashes. The vacuum
cleaner could catch fire.
~ Never use the vacuum cleaner
without the dustbag or filters in place.
Otherwise it could be damaged.
~ Do not vacuum toner dust. Toner,
~ If a dustbag is not inserted, the dust
compartment lid will not close. Do not
force it shut.
~ Do not use to pick up flammable or
~ Do not leave the vacuum plugged
in. Unplug it from the outlet when not in
use and before servicing.
~ On the underside of the vacuum
handpiece is a metal insert designed to
absorb static electricity. Please make
certain that your hand remains around
this metal insert when vacuuming.
~ Persons which lack physical,
sensory or mental abilities or
experience with the machine should not
use it without supervision or instruction
by a responsible person.
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such as that used in printers and
photocopiers can conduct electricity.
combustible liquids, such as gasoline,
or use in areas where they may be
present. The vacuum cleaner could
explode.
~ Do not vacuum items which are
heavy, hard or have sharp edges. They
could cause a blockage and damage
the appliance.
~ Do not pull or carry by the cord, 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
appliance over the cord. Keep the cord
away from heated surfaces.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Do not unplug by pulling on the
cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the
cord.
~ Do not handle the plug or vacuum
with wet hands.
~ Keep the power cord, hair, loose
clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving
parts.
~ Do not place anything into the
openings of the vacuum cleaner. Do
not use if any openings are blocked;
keep them free of dust, lint, hair, or
anything that may reduce air flow.
~ This appliance is equipped with a
power cord reel. Hold the plug when
rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow
the plug to whip when rewinding.
~ Turn off all controls before
unplugging.
~ Use extra care when cleaning on
stairs.
~ Floor attachments, accessories and
wands must not be used at head level
to avoid injury to eyes and ears.
~ Monitor the dustbag change
indicator and inspect all filters regularly.
For best performance, the dustbag
and filters should be replaced when
necessary. A full bag or blocked filter
will reduce the vacuum cleaner’s
suction power. A temperature limiter
automatically switches the vacuum
cleaner off if it gets too hot, see
"Frequently asked questions".
Using accessories
~ The hose and the telescopic wand
contain electrical wires. Do not use the
vacuum cleaner if these parts are
damaged, cut or punctured. Avoid
picking up sharp objects. Danger of
electric shock!
~ Unplug the vacuum when changing
accessories, especially the Turbobrush,
and Powerbrush.
~ To avoid the risk of injury when
vacuuming with a Miele Power or
Turbobrush do not touch the rotating
roller brush. Danger of injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ The socket on the vacuum cleaner
(depending on model) must only be
used for the Miele Powerbrush
specified for use with this appliance.
~ Danger of injury. The Miele
Powerbrush is a motor driven
accessory for use only with Miele
vacuum cleaners. The vacuum cleaner
must not be used with another
manufacturer’s powerbrush.
~ Do not use the vacuum without an
accessory attached. The rim could be
damaged and injuries could result from
sharp edges.
~ Miele dust bags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do not
attempt to reuse. An over stuffed
dustbag will reduce the efficiency of the
vacuum cleaner.
~ Only use genuine Miele dustbags
with the Miele quality signet and
original Miele filters and accessories.
Only then will the manufacturer
guarantee its safety.
Cleaning, maintenance and
repairs
~ Turn the vacuum cleaner off after
each use and before every cleaning /
maintenance. Pull the plug from the
outlet.
~ Never submerge the vacuum
cleaner in water. 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.
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~ Monitor the dustbag change
indicator and inspect all filters regularly.
For best performance, the dustbag
and filters should be replaced when
necessary. A full bag or blocked filter
will reduce the vacuum cleaner’s
suction power. A temperature limiter
automatically switches the vacuum
cleaner off if it gets too hot, see
"Frequently asked questions".
~ Repairs must only be performed by
an authorized service agent in
accordance with national and local
safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause injury or machine damage.
The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for unauthorized work.
~ If the power cord is damaged it
should be replaced along with a new
cable reel by Miele Technical Service.
Disposal
~ Remove the battery from the radio
handpiece and recycle it.
~ Before discarding an old vacuum
cleaner, please cut off the power cord
and render the plug useless. Ensure
the appliance presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FCC and Industry Canada
information:
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
,Warning: Changes or
modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Guide to the machine
Some models come standard with a Turbobrush, which is not shown in this figure.
A separate Operating manual is supplied with the vacuum.
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Guide to the machine
a Handpiece (some models may include an air inlet valve) *
b Suction power buttons + / – *
c Standby switch *
d LED *
e Locking button
f Accessory clip
g Telescopic wand release button *
h Dust compartment lid release
i Telescopic wand *
j Dustbag
k Carrying handle
l Floor tool *
m Transport/storage holder
n Dust compartment filter (motor protection)
o Exhaust filter *
p Suction power selector *
q Standby indicator *
r Thermo indicator , *
s Exhaust filter change indicator (Reset button) *
t Power cord with plug
u Cord rewind switch
v Park-System
w On / Off switch
x Airflow indicator
y Elbow
z Suction hose
The features marked * may vary or not be available depending on your model.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Attaching the suction hose
^ Insert the elbow into the suction
socket until it clicks. Use the inlet
guides to direct insertion.
Removing the suction hose
^ Press the release buttons at the sides
of the elbow and lift the hose from the
socket.
Connecting the handpiece and
telescopic wand
^ Insert the handpiece into the
telescopic wand until it clicks. Use
the inlet guides to direct insertion.
^ To release the handpiece from the
telescopic wand press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the
handpiece away from the telescopic
wand.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Depending on your model, the vacuum
will include one of the following
telescopic wands:
– Fitted wand
(CDN only)
– Telescopic wand
– XXL telescopic wand
Inserting the fitted wand
Both sections of the telescopic wand
have locating arrows to guide insertion.
Adjusting the telescopic wand
One section of the telescopic wand is
inside the other and can be adjusted
for comfortable vacuuming.
^ Press the telescopic wand release
button (see arrow) to release the
tubes and adjust to the desired
height.
Adjusting the XXL telescopic
wand
This telescopic wand consists of three
sections which are height-adjustable.
^ Pull and extend the lower section of
the wand, a, until it clicks. Press the
release button if you want to retract
the lower section again.
^ Press the adjustment button, b, to
release the tubes and adjust to the
desired height.
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Before using the vacuum cleaner
Attaching the floor tool/brush
^ Insert the wand into the floor brush
and twist until it locks with a click.
^ To release the floor brush from the
telescopic wand, press the locking
button (see arrow) and pull the wand
out of the floor brush.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
SBB 300-3 Floor brush
The floor brush is suitable for cleaning
all hard flooring.
SBD 450-3 Floor tool
The floor tool is suitable for cleaning
carpets, rugs, and hard surfaces. For
flooring susceptible to scratches, use
one of the special Miele floor brushes
(see "Optional accessories").
To clean carpets and area rugs
^ Press the foot switch marked ö.
To clean hard flooring
^ Press the foot switch marked ä.
Turbobrush
Some models come with a Turbobrush
as an accessory. Please refer to the
separate operating instructions for
instruction on use and maintenance.
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Using the included accessories
The following accessories are included
a Dusting brush
b Upholstery tool
c Crevice nozzle
d Accessory clip for the respective
included accessories
Symbols on the holder show where to
attach the different accessories.
Accessory clip
^ Attach the accessory clip to the
telescopic wand.
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Using the included accessories
Floor brush SBB 300-3
(depending on model)
For cleaning all hard flooring.
Especially suitable for vacuuming
niches and tight spaces.
Floor tool SBD 450-3
(depending on model)
The standard floor brush can be used
for normal cleaning of carpets, rugs,
hard surfaces, carpeted stairs, etc.
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Using the included accessories
Crevice nozzle
For cleaning in folds, crevices and
corners.
Upholstery nozzle
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses,
cushions, curtains, covers, etc.
Dust brush with natural
bristles
For cleaning moldings, decorative or
carved items, etc.
The head of the dusting brush can be
swivelled to attain the best cleaning
position.
For dusting particularly delicate
objects.
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Operation
Power cord
,Unwind the cable completely to
aid the vacuum in dissipating heat.
Unwinding
^ Hold the plug and pull the power
cord out to the required length
(maximum 18 ft / 5.5 m).
, To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the vacuum has a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not alter the
plug in any way.
Danger of overheating and damage.
Rewinding
^ Unplug the vacuum from the outlet.
^ Press the rewind switch briefly and
the power cord will rewind
automatically.
^ Press the rewind switch again to stop
the rewinding.
^ Hold the plug so that it does not whip
around when rewinding.
Turning the vacuum on and off
^ Press the On/Off switch.
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Operation
Models with radio frequency controls
The operating state is shown by the
Standby indicator on the vacuum.
The vacuum can be switched to a
standby mode during pauses.
^ Press the Standby button on the
handpiece.
To turn the vacuum on again:
^ Press the Standby button on the
handpiece. The vacuum cleaner
turns on to the last selected power
level.
^ Press – to turn the vacuum cleaner
on at the lowest power level.
^ Press + to turn the vacuum cleaner
on at the highest power level.
Every push of a button on the radio
handpiece is displayed by the indicator
light.
The vacuum can still be used if the
battery in the radio handpiece is
weak or not inserted at all.
^ Turn the vacuum on with the foot
switch.
^ Press the Reset button.
The vacuum will operate continuously
on the maximum suction power.
^ Turn the vacuum off with the foot
switch.
Only use the Standby mode for
short pauses during vacuuming. Do
not leave the vacuum in Standby
mode, there is a danger of
overheating and damage.
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Operation
While vacuuming
The vacuum cleaner can also stand on
its end for vacuuming stairs, drapes etc.
,To prevent static electricity your
hand must touch the metal inlay on
the underside of the vacuum
handpiece. Be certain to
continuously touch this inlay when
vacuuming fine dust, flour or
sawdust as these materials are more
likely to create a static discharge. To
further prevent static discharge
while vacuuming, pull the vacuum
along by the hose with one hand
while continuing to hold the
handpiece in the other hand.
Adjusting the suction
The symbols on the controls indicate
what each setting is suitable for.
a
curtains, lightweight fabrics
b
upholstery, cushions
c
thick pile carpets, rugs and
runners
(
energy-saving, daily use
e
lightly soiled textured carpets
f
textured hard flooring, and
intensive cleaning of carpets
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Operation
The controls vary from model to model,
and are described as follows.
Rotary selector
^ Turn the rotary selector to the desired
suction power setting.
+ / – controls
Press the controls until the light bar
above the desired suction power
setting is illuminated.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the – control to select a lower
setting.
+ / – at the radio handpiece
Press the controls until the desired
suction power is shown in the vacuum
display on the canister.
^ Press the + control to select a higher
setting.
^ Press the – control to select a lower
setting.
Every push of a button at the
handpiece is displayed by the indicator
light.
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Operation
Opening the air inlet valve
(not available in models with radio
handpiece)
The air inlet valve is designed to
provide a quick, convenient reduction
of suction power, e.g. when moving
from a carpet to an area rug.
^ Open the air inlet valve far enough to
reduce the power.
Opening the air inlet valve reduces the
power to the tool being used.
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Transport and storage
Park-System
A Park-System has been designed to
conveniently park the telescopic wand
at the vacuum cleaner during pauses.
^ A special parking attachment is fitted
to all floor brushes. Insert the lower
clip of the floor brush into the slot on
the end of the vacuum cleaner from
above.
Transport and storage
^ For easier transportation and storage
– stand the vacuum cleaner
vertically.
– insert both clips of the floor brush
into the two point holder on the side
of the vacuum.
– insert one part of the telescopic
wand into the other (depending on
model).
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Maintenance and care
,Turn off and unplug the vacuum
Purchasing new dustbags and
filters
The Miele filter system consists of the
following three components.
Original Miele dustbags and filters can
be purchased from an authorized Miele
vacuum dealer or by visiting the Miele
store at http://store.miele.com.
cleaner before performing any
maintenance work.
– Dustbag
– Exhaust filter
– Dust compartment filter
Each of these components must be
changed periodically to maintain the
vacuum cleaner’s efficiency.
Which dustbags and filters are
the right ones?
This vacuum cleaner uses Original
Miele dustbags Type F/J/M and an
Original Miele filters, the "Original Miele"
Logo will appear on the packaging or
directly on the dustbag.
Only use Miele dustbags, filters and
accessories with the "Original Miele"
logo. Only then can the suction
power of the vacuum cleaner reach
its optimum potential creating the
best possible cleaning results.
,The use of dustbags made of
paper or a similar material, or
dustbags with a cardboard retaining
plate can lead to serious damage to
the vacuum cleaner and possibly
voiding the warranty, just as with the
use of dustbags without the "Original
Miele" logo.
An "Air clean" exhaust filter and a dust
compartment filter are supplied with
every box of Miele dustbags.
If you would like to purchase additional
Miele filters separately, contact your
vacuum dealer or Miele, please quote
the model number of your Miele
vacuum cleaner to ensure correct parts
are ordered. These parts are also
available to order from the online Miele
store.
The exhaust filter supplied with the
vacuum cleaner can be exchanged
with another type of Original Miele filter
(see "Exchanging exhaust filters").
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dustbag
Change the dustbag when the colored
marker in the airflow indicator fills the
display.
The dust bags are disposable and
intended to be used only once. Do
not attempt to reuse.
Checking the airflow indicator
Perform this test with the SBD 450-3
floor tool only, since other attachments
can affect the function of the airflow
indicator. If your vacuum cleaner is
equipped with the SBB 300-3, the test
cannot be performed.
^ Attach the floor tool to the vacuum
cleaner.
^ Turn the vacuum cleaner on and
select the highest power setting.
^ Lift the floor tool slightly off the floor.
If the marker completely fills the
indicator window, the dust bag needs
to be changed.
How the airflow indicator works
The airflow indicator is designed to
show when the bag is full of common
household dust and to measure the
amount of air flow through the dustbag.
Normal household dust is a mixture of
dust, hair, carpet fluff, threads, sand,
etc.
However, if fine dust, such as drill dust,
sand, plaster or flour is vacuumed, the
pores of the dustbag will become
blocked. The marker will indicate that
the bag is "full" even when it is not. The
dustbag should be changed because
the suction power is greatly reduced.
If the bag is bulging with pet fur, hair,
carpet fluff, etc., the indicator may not
register "full". This is because the air
flow of the dustbag may still be high
enough not to activate the marker to
show maximum. The dustbag should
still be changed.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dustbag
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
The dustbag has a closing flap which
closes automatically when the dust
compartment lid is raised to prevent
any dust from escaping.
^ Grasp the collar and remove the
dustbag from the holder.
^ Insert the new dust bag as far as it
will go into the dustbag holder. Do
not unfold the dustbag when taking it
out of the box.
^ Unfold the dustbag in the dust
compartment.
^ Close the dust compartment lid until
it clicks into place. Take care not to
catch the dust bag in the lid.
,A empty-operation-barrier will
block the dust compartment lid from
closing if no dustbag is inserted or if
it is not inserted all the way.
Do Not Use Force!
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the exhaust filter
Depending on model, the vacuum
cleaner will be equipped with one of the
following exhaust filters:
a Air Clean filter
b ActiveAirClean filter
c Active HEPA filter
"Air Clean" filter
An "Air Clean" filter is supplied with
every box of Miele dustbags. It should
be replaced each time a new box of
bags is started.
"ActiveAirClean" or the "Active
HEPA" filter
An "ActiveAirClean" or "Active HEPA"
filter should be changed approximately
once a year. Change the filter sooner if
it is obviously soiled or no longer
effective.
It is helpful to note the date directly on
the filter as a reminder for when to next
change it. See "Optional Accessories"
for filter descriptions.
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Maintenance and care
Exhaust filter change indicator
Some models are equipped with an
exhaust filter change indicator (Reset
button) which is designed to alert the
user when to change the
"ActiveAirClean" or "Active HEPA" filter.
The indicator will light after about
50 hours of operation which is
equivalent to about a year of average
use. The vacuum cleaner can still be
used with the exhaust filter indicator lit.
However, the suction power will be
reduced as will the effectiveness of the
filter if it is not replaced.
If an Air Clean filter, a, is being used,
the filter change indicator can be
disregarded but should be reset when
it does light. The indicator goes out
when the reset button is pressed.
You can replace the exhaust filter
supplied with the vacuum cleaner with
one of the other types of filters (see
"Optional accessories").
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the "Air Clean" filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the filter frame and remove the
used "Air Clean" filter with the clean
corner (see arrow).
Do not use more than one filter at a
time.
^ Insert the new filter.
^ Close the filter frame.
If you wish to replace the Air Clean
filter with an ActiveAirClean filter or
Active HEPA filter see "Maintenance
and care - Exchanging exhaust
filters".
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the
"ActiveAirClean" filter and the
"Active HEPA" filter
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
Do not use more than one filter at a
time.
^ Remove the exhaust filter.
^ Insert the new filter.
If you wish to replace the
ActiveAirClean filter or the Active
Hepa filter with an Air Clean filter
see "Maintenance and care Exchanging exhaust filters".
^ Close the dust compartment lid firmly
until it clicks into place.
Resetting the filter change indicator
The filter change indicator (Reset
button) must be reset each time the
filter is replaced. To do this, the
vacuum cleaner must be plugged in.
^ Press and hold the filter change
indicator light until it goes out.
The display is now reset.
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Maintenance and care
Exchanging exhaust filters
1. If you wish to replace the an Air
Clean filter with the b ActiveAirClean
filter or the c Active HEPA filter, you
must remove the filter frame before
inserting the new filter.
2. If you use an Air Clean filter a you
must insert it into a filter frame.
* Filter frame - see "Optional
accessories".
Do not use more than one filter at a
time.
The ActiveAirClean filter can be used
instead of the Active HEPA filter and
vice versa without any changes.
Remember to reset the filter change
indicator with the Reset button after
every filter change. The indicator will
go out when the reset button is
pressed.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the dust
compartment filter (motor
protection)
Replace the dust compartment filter
every time you start a new box of
dustbags. A dust compartment filter is
supplied with each box of Miele
dustbags.
Replacing the dust
compartment filter (motor
protection)
^ Open the dust compartment lid.
^ Open the filter frame, remove the old
filter and replace with a new one.
^ Close the filter frame.
When to change the radio
handpiece battery
Every 18 months
Keep a 3 V lithium (CR 2032) battery
handy.
How to change the radio
handpiece battery
^ Release the battery compartment
cover using a suitable tool, e. g. a
screwdriver.
^ Remove the cover.
^ Push the battery forward to remove,
replace with a new one.
^ Close the battery compartment.
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Maintenance and care
When to change the thread
catcher pads of the SBD 450-3
floor tool and upholstery tool
The thread catcher pads on the bottom
of the SBD 450-3 floor tool and the
upholstery tool should be checked
occasionally. Replace the pads if they
appear worn.
Replacing the thread catchers
^ Use a knife or similar object to
remove the thread catchers from the
slots.
^ Insert the new thread catchers.
Servicing the floor roller of the
SBD 450-3 floor tool
^ Use a coin to release the roller pin
and take it out, a.
^ Push and take out the roller axle, b.
^ Take out the roller, c.
^ Remove all threads, hair, etc. and
reassemble the parts in the reverse
order.
Spare parts are available from your
Miele dealer or from Miele.
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Cleaning and care
,Turn off the vacuum and unplug
it before performing any
maintenance work.
Vacuum cleaner and accessories
External surfaces of the vacuum
cleaner and accessories can be
cleaned with a slightly damp cloth or
with a cleaner suitable for plastics.
,Do not use abrasive, glass or all
purpose cleaners! They will damage
the surface.
Dust compartment
The dust compartment can, if
necessary, be cleaned using a dry
cloth, dusting brush or a second
vacuum to suck out any
Monitor the change dustbag indicator
and inspect all filters regularly. Clean or
replace them when necessary
according to these Operating
Instructions.
,Do not submerge the vacuum in
water! If moisture gets into the
appliance there is the risk of an
electric shock.
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Frequently asked questions
Some models have a warning light
, which comes on to indicate
overheating.
If the vacuum has overheated the
temperature limiter automatically turns
the vacuum off. Some models also have
a warning light , to indicate that the
vacuum 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. Turn off the
vacuum cleaner using the On/Off
switch.
Unwind the full length of the power
cord. Allow the vacuum to cool down
for 30 minutes.
After sales service
In the event of a problem that you can
not fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Service Department.
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Optional accessories
Each model may be accessorized with
one or several of the following tools.
Turbobrush Turbo Comfort - 3
The Turbobrush is intended for
cleaning short to medium pile
carpeting. It is mechanically driven by
the suction power of the vacuum. In
addition to dust particles it also
removes stubbornly adhered threads,
hairs, fluff, etc.
Observe the cleaning instructions of
the floor manufacturer.
Hand Turbobrush Turbo Mini
The Hand Turbobrush is intended for
vacuuming upholstery, mattresses, car
seats, carpeted stairs and other areas
inaccessible with the standard
Turbobrush.
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Optional accessories
Floor brush Hardfloor - 3 - 3
To vacuum sturdy hard floors, e.g. tiles
and stone floors.
Floor brush Parquet - 3
Special brush with natural bristles
intended for cleaning parquet and
laminate floors, especially those
susceptible to scratching.
The parquet floor brush can be cleaned
with the vacuum cleaner using the
crevice nozzle if necessary.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister with
swiveling head
For cleaning all hard flooring,
e.g. parquet and tiles. Especially
suitable for vacuuming niches and tight
spaces.
Floor brush - Parquet Twister XL with
swiveling head
For cleaning all hard flooring,
e.g. parquet and tiles. The wide head
makes this brush ideal for cleaning
large surfaces.
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Optional accessories
Universal brush
For dusting books, shelves, etc.
Dust brush with natural bristles
For dusting particularly delicate
objects.
Radiator brush
(only usable with the crevice nozzle)
For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves
or crevices.
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Optional accessories
Mattress tool
For cleaning deep crevices, mattresses
and upholstery.
Crevice nozzle 12" (300 mm)
For cleaning in folds, crevices, corners,
etc.
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Optional accessories
MicroSet
This set is specially designed for
cleaning small objects and difficult to
reach areas (such as PC keyboards,
stereo equipment, carved furniture and
ornaments, models, etc). Contents:
– Micro hose with combi nozzle
(crevice nozzle and dust brush)
– Micro dust brush
– Micro crevice nozzle
– Extension
CarClean Set Plus
Specially designed for cleaning car
interiors.
Accessory set consists of:
– Hand Turbobrush
– Micro-hose with combi nozzle
– Crevice tool 12" (300 mm)
– Accessory carrying case, 10 ft (3 m)
long suction hose and holder.
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Optional accessories
ActiveAirClean filter
A special active charcoal filter which
absorbs odors from the dust collected
in the dustbag. The "ActiveAirClean"
filter can be used in place of the "Air
Clean" filter. There is no difference in
the fine dust performance of the
"ActiveAirClean" and the "Air Clean"
filter.
Active HEPA Filter
The "Active HEPA" filter combines
activated charcoal and HEPA filtration
in one. The active charcoal layer
absorbs odors from the dust collected
in the dustbag. Vacuum cleaners
equipped with this exhaust filter are
particularly suitable for allergy sufferers
and those concerned with a high level
of hygiene because of its ability to trap
respirable particles and allergens.
Filter frame
The filter frame is needed if you would
like to exchange an Air Clean filter
with an Active air Clean or HEPA filter,
see "Maintenance and care Exchanging exhaust filters".
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
materials
Disposing of the dustbag and
filters
The cardboard box and packing
materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Genuine Miele dustbags and filters are
made of environmentally friendly
materials. They can be thrown out with
the household trash provided the
vacuum cleaner has been used only for
normal household dust.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children. These
items pose a danger of suffocation.
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