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When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions must always be followed,
including the following
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
1. Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
2. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
3. Do not use near small children. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used
by or near children.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
5. Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center.
6. Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or
comers. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
7. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
8. Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
9. Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair,
and anything that may reduce air flow.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. Do not
place fingers or other body parts under vacuum unless unplugged.
11. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes
12. Do not use without dust bag and/or filters in place.
13. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
14. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
15. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may
be present.
16. Machines can cause a fire when operated near flammable vapors or materials. Do not operate this
machine near flammable fluids, dust or vapors.
1,7. Maintenance and repairs must be done by qualified personnel.
18. Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See Grounding Instructions.
19. Do not use machine as a step.
20. If used on plush carpet or carpet with thick padding, do not leave machine in one place with machine
turned on.
21. Do not use the handle in the dust bag housing cover to carry the machine.
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path
of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped
with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be inserted
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes
and ordinances.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounded plug that looks like the
plug illustrated in sketch A. A temporary adaptor that looks like the adaptor illustrated in sketches B
and C may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in sketch B if a properly
grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adaptor should be used only until a properly grounded
outlet (sketch A) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug, or
the like extending from the adaptor must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly
grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adaptor is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
Note: In Canada, the use of a temporary adaptor is not permitted by the Canadian Electrical Code,
Important Safeguards
Accidents due to misuse can only be prevented by those using the machine. To guard against injury, basic safety
precautions should be observed, including the following:
Read and follow all safety instructions.
This vacuum cleaner is designed to be safe when used to perform cleaning functions. Should damage occur to
electrical or mechanical parts, cleaner should be repaired by WINDSOR or competent service station before
using in order to avoid further damage to machine or physical injury to user.
A damaged power cord could cause electrical shock and/or fire. To minimize this possibility observe the
following precautions:
Do not run cleaner over power cord.
Avoid closing doors on power cord, pulling it around sharp edges, or placing sharp-edged objects
upon it.
Wind cord no tighter than is necessary to retain it on the cord hooks.
When disconnecting power cord from electrical outlet, grasp the plug. Pulling it out by the cord itself
can damage cord insulation and internal connections to plug.
Your vacuum cleaner creates suction and contains a revolving brush. To avoid bodily injury from suction or
moving parts, vacuum cleaner brush should not be placed against, or in close proximity of loose clothing, jewelry,
hair or body surfaces while cleaner is connected to electrical outlet. Cleaner should not be used to vacuum
clothing while it is being worn. Keep children away from machine when in operation or plugged in.
If used on plush carpet or carpet with thick padding, turn off unit when handle is in upright position. When using
accessory tools, keep floor brush off carpet by keeping handle in locked position and lowering handle with one
hand to raise brush off floor. Operate accessories with other hand.
Always plug your cleaner into a standard wall outlet. Use of extension cord or light socket with inadequate currentcarrying capacity could result in electric shock or fire hazard.
Disconnect cleaner from electrical outlet before servicing, such as changing bags or belts. You could receive
bodily injury from moving parts of machine should switch accidentally be turned on. Disconnect cleaner from
electrical outlet before detaching powerhead.
Do not use your vacuum cleaner in areas where flammable and/or explosive vapor or dust is present to avoid
possibility of fire or explosion. Some cleaning fluids can produce such vapors. Areas on which cleaning fluids
have been used should be completely dry and thoroughly aired before being vacuumed.
To avoid fire hazard, do not pick up matches, fireplace ashes, or smoking material with cleaner.
Keep your work area well lighted to avoid picking up harmful materials (such as liquids, sharp objects, or burning
substances) and avoid tripping accidents.
Use care when operating the cleaner on irregular surfaces such as stairs. A falling cleaner could cause bodily
injury and/or mechanical damage. Proper storage of machine in an out-of-the-way area immediately after use will
also prevent accidents caused by tripping over cleaner.
Store your vacuum indoors in a cool, dry area not exposed to the weather to avoid electrical shock and/or
cleaner damage.
Exercise strict supervision to prevent injury when using vacuum cleaner near children or when child is allowed to
operate vacuum cleaner. Do not allow children to play with vacuum cleaner and never leave cleaner plugged in
and unattended.
Handle grip
Handle assembly
Bag full indicator
On / Off switch
Cover release latch
Exhaust filter cover
Front cover
Motor cover
Power head
Locking catch
Foot pedal
Retaining ring
Attachment tube handle
Handle catch
Carrying handle
Cable hook
Attachment tube
Dust bag housing
Crevice nozzle
Upholstery nozzle
Pile adjustment knob
Assembling the vacuum cleaner
Put the power head (9) on the floor with swivel
neck (26) and support lever (27) upright. Turn
the locking catch (10) on the filter bag housing
(20) to the left and place it carefully on the
swivel neck and the support lever. Then turn
the locking catch back.
To lock the handle turn the handle catch (16)
at the handle joint of the filter bag housing
(20) forward, then slide the handle assembly
(2) in as far as possible and lock it with the
handle catch.
Insert the attachment tube (19) into its storage
position on the side of the machine. The
attachment tube handle (15) must be placed
on the projection (24). Slide the proper end of
the hose into the tube (19).
To connect the hose with the filter bag housing
insert the black hose end into the connecting
tube (25) and slide it in completely. To unlock
the hose press the retaining ring (13) at the
projecting sections.
Brush controller
The electronic brush controller monitors the
operation of the brush.
Green light: Brush correctly set and running.
Green light and red light: Adjust the brush
setting by turning the Pile adjustment knob (23)
to a lower number.
If the lights still show at position number one
the brush strip is worn out and must be
Red light: The brush has become blocked and
is not turning. Switch off. Unplug from the outlet
and clear the blockage.
Filter level indicator
If warning light (3) comes on check:
a) Is the dust bag full?
b) Is there a blockage in the hose or power
head ?
Swivel neck latch
To release the machine from the upright
position depress the foot pedal (11).
Changing the paper bag
If red light (3) shows, change paper filter bag.
To do this first pull cover release latch (5) forward and lift the cover from the dust bag
housing. Slide the dust bag sealing plate (28)
from the holder (29). Slide the sealing plate (28)
of a new bag into the holder and push firmly in.
Insert cover into dust bag housing. Push it
forward then lock it in place by pushing down
the cover release latch.
Changing the motor filter
Motor filter (30, Art. no. 1825) needs to be
replaced latest after the use of 20 filter bags.
Lift the front of the filter slightly and slide it out
of its slots. Instead of the motor filter a
‘Hospital-Grade’-microfilter is available
(Art. no. 1875).
Changing the exhaust filter
Change the exhaust filter (31, Art. no. 1878)
always with the motor filter (30). Press the
button and slide the exhaust cover (6) to the
Never use the machine without correctly
attached filters.
Clearing blockages
Blockages in the hose can be cleared by taking
the hose off the machine and reversing it in the
connecting tube (25), holding it upright with
one hand blocking the top and switching on
the machine. If necessary rapidly lift your hand
on and off the end of the hose.
Changing the brush strip
To replace brush strip: Remove brush strip
cover (32). Turn brush roller so that the brush
strip can then be pulled out. Ensure that the
new brush strip is fully inserted.
Replace the brush strip before the bristles
wear down to the level of the support rod.
CAUTION - Maintenance and
repairs must be done by qualified
WARNING - To reduce the risk of
electric shock - unplug before
cleaning or sewicing.
To change the printed circuit board (43)
remove the 3 screws of the suction tube cover
(42). Inside release the wires and slide the
board out.
To get access to the suction motor remove the
dust bag housing bumper (44) and remove the
four screws on the motor cover (8).
To remove the power head cover, take off the
brush strip cover (32) and remove the four
large screws from underneath the chassis.
The cover can then be lifted off.
Changing the brush roller:
Push the belt (33) off the motor pulley (34)
and remove the four screws which hold in the
brush bearing blocks. Lift out the bearing
blocks evenly. When replacing the roller with
the bearing blocks, push downwards keeping
the roller parallel with the chassis.
To remove the brush roller pulley (35)
hold the roller in one hand and turn the pulley
in a clockwise direction.
To remove the motor pulley (36)
insert a screwdriver into a groove and give a
light tap in an counter clockwise direction.
The loosened pulley can the be removed.
To remove the axle assembly unscrew the
three screws and take off the axle clamps.
Before replacing, lightly grease the axle. To
replace, hook one end of the spring on the
axle then grip the other end with a pair of
pliers and turn about a quarter of a turn.
Keeping the wheels at the ends of the axle
press the axle assembly back into place.
To remove the swivel neck (37) take out the
two small screws (38) from he swivel neck
supports (39) then lift the swivel neck
assembly from the chassis. On re-assembly
check that the wires from the swivel neck do
not become trapped when the power head
cover is replaced.
To remove the swivel neck cover
take out the retaining screw and slide the
cover (40) downwards then lift out. On reassembly check that the wires do not become
Changing the Electronic Controller (41):
Disconnect the lead from the motor. Lift the
controller upwards from the motor. Lift the
controller upwards from its location and then
disconnect the lead from the swivel neck.
VSP 14/VSP 18
VSP 18
WINDSOR warrants to the original purchaser/user that this product is unconditionally guaranteed free from
defects in workmanship and materials under normal use and service for a period of one year. WINDSOR will, at
its option, repair or replace without charge, except for transportations costs, parts that fail under normal use
and service when operated and maintained in accordance with the Instructions Manual. This warranty does not
apply to normal wear or to items whose life is dependent on their use and care.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and releases WINDSOR from all other obligations and liabilities. It is applicable only in the U.S.A. and Canada, and is extended only to the original
user/purchaser of this product. WINDSOR is not responsible for costs for repairs performed by persons other
than those specifically authorized by WINDSOR. This warranty does not apply to damage from transportation,
alterations by unauthorized persons, misuse or abuse of the equipment, use of noncompatible chemicals, or
damage or losses of income due to malfunctioning of the product.
If a difficulty develops with this product, you should contact the dealer from whom it was purchased.
Technical Details VSP 14 (VSP 18)
Details Techniques VSP 14 (VSP 18)
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