V-039B User Guide
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Handheld Vac
Vax careline
0870 6061248
Vax model number: V-039
For you free 1 year parts and labour guarantee
please register at: vax.co.uk/guarantee’s
instruction manual
1. Parts Overview
The Unit
1 Retractable bristles For delicate surfaces
2 Dirt cup
3 Charging /storage base
What is your vax’s model number?
(on the base of
your cleaner)
What is your vax’s serial number?
(on the base of
your cleaner)
Note this down in case you need it in future
4 Handle
5 On/Off Switch
6 Charging light*
7 Dirt cup release button
8 Crevice tool release button
9 Crevice tool For crevices, corners and cracks
*Charging light turns off when Hand Vac is fully charged
Retain this guide for future reference.
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2. Storage / Charging
Designed to sit in the charging base on a flat surface or wall mountable.
! IMPORTANT: Use only the charger supplied.
! IMPORTANT: Before first use charge your unit for at least 6 hours.
• Power switch must be in OFF position.
• Keep the charger plugged into a standard outlet at all times. It is normal for the charger to become warm to the touch
when charging.
• If the operating time gets shorter after repeated use, let the unit run until it stops running. Recharge for 6 hours and
repeat monthly for best results.
• Charging light turns off when the hand vac is fully charged.
Unit Storage
• Hold the unit by the handle and push down firmly into the charging base.
• Ensure the red charging light is on.
3. Operating the appliance
To use: Slide the power switch to the ON position.
To turn off: Slide the power switch to the OFF position.
NOTE: Empty and clean the unit and filter after each use or large pick ups when the unit becomes full.
2 storage/ charging/ operation
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Vax Careline 0870 606 1248
4. Choose the Attachment
NOTE: The crevice tool is permanently stored on-board. It is located on the top of the dirt cup for your convenience.
To use
To store
Retractable bristles
5. Dirt Container: Maintenance
NOTE: Each time the dirt cup is emptied the filter should be cleaned. Tap the filter firmly against the inside of a dirt bin,
until the dirt stops falling from the filter. (The filter will discolour after use but will not affect performance). Do not
brush the filter. Depending on the dirt conditions the filter may require more or less cleaning.
! IMPORTANT: Do not wash filter
Depress the dirt cup release button
and pull nozzle away from unit.
Gently push filter back into dirt cup.
Hold nozzle over a bin.
Grasp filter and gently pull out.
Shake excess dirt and debris out of dirt
cup. For best results, tap filter against
a bin to remove remaining dirt.
To reattach dirt cup: Align bottom first and rotate nozzle up, until
it snaps into place.
attachment/ dirt container
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6. The Filters: Maintenance
! WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts - unplug the hand vac before servicing or changing the filter.
Remove dirt cup from unit.
Grasp tab and pull filter
Twist old filter to remove
from filter adapter.
Twist and lock new filter
into filter adapter.
discard filter adapter
Return filter assembly to
dirt cup. Return dirt cup to
base of unit.
7. Battery Disposal
Your handheld Vax contains a nickel metal hydride battey.
When your hand vac battery no longer recharges or you want to dispose of the battery
please call vax careline on 0870 606 1248 for correct removal and disposal of the battery.
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste.
4 filters/ battery disposal
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Vax Careline 0870 606 1248
8. FAQs
! WARNING: to reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the hand vac cleaner before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks
Why will the hand vac not run?
• The battery may not be charged. To charge the battery, the power switch must be in ‘OFF’ position. The red light shows
the unit is charging and will switch off when fully charged. The initial charge should be for 6 hours.
• Contacts between the unit and the base may be dirty - wipe dirt from the contact points.
• The electrical outlet may not be working: check the fuse or breaker and consult an electrician.
Why won’t the vacuum cleaner pick up?
• The nozzle or dirt passage may be blocked, remove the obstruction.
• The filter may be clogged or dirty, clean and replace the filter.
• The battery charge is getting weak, let the battery run until it stops and recharge.
• The dirt container is full, empty the container.
Why won’t the battery recharge?
• Contacts between the unit and base may be dirty - wipe dirt from the contact points.
• The electrical outlet may not be working: check the fuse or breaker and consult an electrician
• When the battery won’t hold it’s charge, the battery may be dead. Call Vax careline on 0870 606 12848
If none of these questions apply to you, or for further assistance please call our Vax Careline team on:
0870 606 1248
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9. Safety Information
17. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
For Household Use Only
19. Store the appliance indoors in a cool, dry area.
When using the hand vac, basic safety precautions should
always be observed, including the following:
20. Use only the charge supplied by the manufacturer
to recharge.
18. Take extra care when cleaning on stairs
WARNING: Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not charge the unit outdoors.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner control before
connecting or disconnecting from the mains supply.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by
person responsible for their safety.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only the
manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If the
appliance is not working, as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, return it to a Vax Authorised Service Agent or
suitably qualified person for examination, repair or
Do not abuse the cord. Keep the cord away from
heated surface. Do not pull the cord around sharp
edges or corners. Do not close the cord in a door.
Do not handle the plug or appliance with wet hands.
This product contains a rechargeable Nickel metal
hydride battery. Do not throw the battery into fire
or expose to high temperatures, as it may burst.
10. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of
dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
12. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
anything hot, smoking or burning objects.
13. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapour.
14. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
15. Do not use without the filter in place.
16. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
6 safety information
IMPORTANT: For dry debris use only.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
hand vac from the electrical outlet before
assembling, opening or emptying the dirt container,
or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
This hand vac is intended for household use only and not
for commercial or industrial use.
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Vax Careline 0870 606 1248
10. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Please make a note of the model number and serial number of your Vax before calling. There are over 400 approved Vax
Service Agents in the UK. For the nearest Vax Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline or visit www.vax.co.uk
11. Technical Specification
230 - 240 ~ 50 Hz
Vacuum motor:
Cord Length:
Fibre filter (tap to clean)
1.7m (approx (unit cordless)
1.7 kg (approx)
Subject to technical
change without notice
12. EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
V-039 Series Infinity by Vax range is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
service / specification/ EEC statement of compliance
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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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