Pet Pro
VACUUM CLEANER
CYCLONIC
BARREL
VACUUM
LET’S GET STARTED.
VX74
vax.com.au
vax.co.nz
Let’s talk safety
Basic
safety
precautions
Don’ts
Do’s
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only and
NOT for commercial or industrial use.
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
THIS APPLIANCE
•Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors and keep the area you’re
cleaning well lit.
•Keep fingers, hair and loose clothing from moving parts and
openings whilst using the vacuum cleaner.
•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 a person responsible for their safety.
•Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door
on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not
place product on cord. Do not run appliance on cord.
•Don’t handle the plug or use the vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
•Don’t use the vacuum cleaner with incorrect voltage as this may
result in damage or injury to the user. The correct voltage is
listed on the rating label.
•Don’t vacuum up hot coals, cigarette butts, ash, matches or
smoking hot burning items or use in an area where there may be
harmful fluids (chlorine, bleach, and ammonia drain cleaner).
•Always make sure the filter and dirt container are fitted
correctly before using your vacuum cleaner.
•Turn off all controls on the vacuum cleaner before
disconnecting or connecting the battery.
•Take extra care when cleaning on the stairs.
•Always switch off the vacuum cleaner before disconnecting
or connecting the hose and accessories.
•Always protect the charger cord from heated surfaces
or near open flames.
oor
ands.
may
ay be
.
Children should not play with the vacuum cleaner. Cleaning and user
maintenance should not be made by children without supervision
•Only Vax recommend tools and accessories should be used with this
vacuum cleaner
•Vax recommends the use of a Residual Current Device rating of 30 mA or less.
•If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer,
or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard, or invalidating
the warranty.
•IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal cut-out. If for any
reason the unit should overheat, the thermostat will automatically turn the
unit off. Should this occur, unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical
outlet and turn off the switch. Remove dirt container and empty. Clean
filters. Allow the unit to cool for approximately one (1) hour. To re-start,
plug into an electrical outlet and switch back on.
•Don’t attempt to remove blockages with sharp objects as this may cause
damage to the vacuum cleaner.
•Do not vacuum hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws or coins etc.
•Don’t not vacuum plaster dust, concrete dust or any other building
or vitreous material.
•Do not vacuum flour, baking soda or any other powder-based carpet
refresher or deodoriser.
•Don’t use this vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped, damaged or left outdoors.
•Don’t vacuum up any flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, petrol,
kerosene etc.) or use the vacuum cleaner in an area with explosive vapours
or liquid.
•Use only SAA approved 10amp extension cords. Care should be taken to
arrange the extension cord as it can be a trip hazard.
•Always carry the vacuum cleaner by the handle.
•Store your vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
•Always keep the power cord away from the brushes whilst using your
vacuum cleaner.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
Thank you for buying this Pet Pro Barrel Vacuum.
Taking care of your carpets and hard floors
The Pet Pro Barrel Vacuum is designed to make vacuuming carpets and hard floors regularly
as effective and efficient as possible and this user guide will help you get the most out of your
machine. Maintaining your carpets will ensure they keep their appearance for longer. You’ve
chosen the carpets and hard floors for your home for a reason and Vax will help you take good
care of them.
Taking care of your Pet Pro Barrel Vacuum
Also inside this guide are instructions on maintaining your new machine, so that it’s always ready
when you are to tackle your carpets and hard floors.
We’re here if you need us
For troubleshooting simply visit or call:
Australia: 1300 VAX AUS (1300 829 287)*
New Zealand: 0800 VAX NZL (0800 829 695)*
vax.com.au
vax.co.nz
*Monday – Friday: 8:30am -5:00pm
Calls are charged at the standard local rate. Please make note of the serial
number and model number of the product before calling.
Contents
Pet Pro Barrel Vacuum
Let’s talk safety
Getting to know your machine
Included with
your machine
Hose and handle
Getting started
TurboTool
Using your machine
Dusting brush
Taking care of your machine
What to do if it goes wrong
Crevice tool
Getting in touch
Upholstery tool
Accessories
Notes
Combination floor head
Turbobrush
Filters
Hard floor tool
Pre-motor filter
HEPA anti-bacterial
post-motor filter
Extension tube
and tool caddy
Getting to know your machine
Carry handle
Cyclone separator and shroud
Dirt container
Hose connector
Dirt bin release button
Variable power dial
Cord rewind button
On/off button
Floor head parking slot
Wheel
Technical Specification
Accessories & Consumables
Name Pet Pro Barrel Vacuum
Model VX74
Voltage 220-240V ~ 50Hz
Wattage 2400W
Cord length 8m
Weight 6.3kg
Filter pack*
VCP7PTFLT2
Subject to technical change without notice.
Double
Insulated
This product
meets applicable
regulatory
requirements
Indoor
Use
Only
Read
Instructions
*To purchase consumables and accessories, please visit vax.com.au
Getting started
PLEASE READ ‘LET’S TALK SAFETY’ AT THE BEGINNING BEFORE USE
CAUTION: Always switch off the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting the hose/attachments,
or removing and emptying the dirt container.
Keep you Vax like new
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the performance of your machine. Please check, clean and replace
filters periodically (depending on the level of use). For full cleaning instructions, see “Cleaning the pre-motor filter”
and “Cleaning the post-motor filter”.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the vacuum cleaner with blocked filters and without all of the filters in place.
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
Hard floors
Carpets
NOTE: The Turbobrush, hard floor tool, crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush can all be attached directly
to the telescopic tube or hose handle. The TurboTool should be attached via the supplied connector.
Using your machine
Operating the appliance
1
2
Fully unwind the power cord.
A yellow mark on the cord
indicates the recommended cord
length. Do not exceed the cord
length beyond the yellow mark.
Adjust the variable power dial to
increase or decrease the suction.
Taking care of your machine
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical socket before assembling,
opening or emptying the dirt container or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
IMPORTANT: Filters need to be cleaned everytime you empty the dirt container for best cleaning results.
Do not use your vacuum cleaner with blocked filters and without ALL the filters in place.
Packing away and storage
1
2
NOTE: For convenience there is a parking slot located at the rear of the vacuum cleaner where the floor head
and tubes can be attached for storage and carrying.
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
1
2
Taking care of your machine
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
IMPORTANT: Water temperature should not exceed 40°C when washing the pre-motor filter. Allow to dry
completely before replacing in the vacuum cleaner.
Tap to remove excess dirt for
a quick clean.
!
!
!
! 40�C max
24hr
Wash when a deeper clean
is needed.
Taking care of your machine
NOTE: The shroud is accessed by removing the dirt container lid and is located underneath the pre-motor filter.
IMPORTANT: Water temperature should not exceed 40°C when washing the shroud. Allow to dry completely
before replacing in the vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning the shroud
tap
!
!
!
! 40�C max
24hr
Taking care of your machine
Cleaning the post-motor filter
WARNING: Do not wash post-motor filter.
tap
Tap to clean.
Clearing blockages
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, the power cord must be disconnected before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks. Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the electrical socket.
Hose blockages
Accessory blockages
The flexible hose may be disconnected from the vacuum
cleaner. Carefully remove any blockages found and
reconnect the hose securely.
Remove accessory from the hose/telescopic tube.
Carefully remove the blockage and return to the cleaner.
Taking care of your machine
Operating the appliance
Tabs
Locking ring
Turn the TurboTool over and slide
off the locking ring.
Detach lower housing and
remove blockage.
Removing blockages from the Turbobrush
Switch the vacuum cleaner off
and disconnect the power plug
from the electrical outlet.
Lay the Turbobrush on a flat
surface and turn over to expose
the brushbar. Using a pair of
scissors, cut through any threads
or hairs caught around the
brushes and brushbar.
To re-assemble the TurboTool,
ensure that the tabs are engaged
and pivot the lower housing
closed. Slip the locking ring over
the neck of the TurboTool and into
the groove to finish.
What to do if it goes wrong
Problem
There is an
accessory missing.
Why won’t the vacuum
cleaner pick up?
Why is dust escaping
from the vacuum?
What do I do if the unit/
an accessory becomes
damaged or broken?
Why won’t the accessories
pick up properly?
Solution
• Check the ‘Contents’ page in this guide to make sure the part is
definitely included in your unit.
• If it is missing, we’re here to help. Simply call us on
AUS: 1300 VAX AUS (1300 829 287)
/ NZ: 0800 VAX NZL (0800 829 695)
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the dirt container
from the unit by pressing the dirt container release catch and then reattaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Taking care of your machine’.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘Taking care of your
machine – Cleaning the shroud’.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Cleaning the pre/post filter’.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘‘Taking care of your
machine – Cleaning the shroud’.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the dirt container
from the unit by pressing the dirt container release catch and then
re-attaching it to the unit, ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
• We’re here to help. Simply call AUS: 1300 VAX AUS (1300 829 287)
/ NZ: 0800 VAX NZL (0800 829 695) or visit vax.com.au
• Hose blockages: remove the hose from the unit. Carefully remove any
blockages found and reconnect hose securely.
• Accessory blockages: remove accessory from handle/tube. Carefully
remove blockage and re-attach to the vacuum cleaner.
• The accessory may be faulty. Simply call us on AUS: 1300 VAX AUS
(1300 829 287) / NZ: 0800 VAX NZL (0800 829 695)
for assistance.
Why will the vacuum
cleaner not run?
• It may not be plugged into the electrical outlet correctly; ensure that
the plug is pushed in securely.
• The electrical outlet may not be working properly; check the fuse
or breaker, or consult an electrician.
• The motor thermostat may have tripped; switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner, and leave for one hour before switching the cleaner
back on.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the product before performing
maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Getting in touch
* Calls are charged at the standard local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of the vacuum cleaner
before calling.
Accessories
Don’t forget your accessories!
Order at: www.vax.com.au / www.vax.co.nz
Pro Cleaning Kit
Model no. VPCK
Crevice tool
For awkward gaps and crevices.
Upholstery attachment
Gently cleans large areas of upholstery, curtains,
sofas and chairs.
Pet hair removal attachment
Tackles stubborn pet hair on furniture, rugs and carpets.
Stubborn dust brush attachment
Removes built up dust from skirting, banisters and corners.
Radiator Tool
Long slim design, is perfect for cleaning behind
and inside the radiator.
Mattress Tool
Quickly and easily removes
embedded dust from mattresses.
Up Top Tool
Ideal for reaching those hard to reach
high areas.
Soft Brush
Gently removes dust and dirt
from delicate surfaces such
as tiles and glass without
scratching.
Filter Pack
Model no. VCP7PTFLT2
Includes pre-motor filter and pre-motor filter.
Notes
Notes
Notes
Distributed by
Techtronic Industries Australia Pty Ltd
31 Gilby Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149, Melbourne, Australia
Careline AU: 1300 VAX AUS (1300 829 287) www.vax.com.au
Techtronic Industries N.Z. Limited
2 Landing Drive, Mangere, Auckland, 2022, New Zealand
Careline NZ: 0800 VAX NZL (0800 829 695) www.vax.co.nz