LG | VK9120UH | LG VK9120UH Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
VACUUM CLEANER
This information contains important instructions for the safe use and
maintenance of the vacuum cleaner. Especially, please read all of the
information on page 4, 5 for your safety. Please keep this manual in an
easily accessible place and refer to it anytime.
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions.......................................................................... 4~5
How to use ..................................................................................................... 6~16
Assembling vacuum cleaner . ......................................................................................... 6
Operating vacuum cleaner . ............................................................................................ 8
Using all floor nozzle.........................................................................................................9
Cleaning all floor nozzle..................................................................................................10
Using hard floor nozzle / mini turbine nozzle................................................................. 11
Using the accessory nozzles......................................................................................... 12
FOLLOW ME function.................................................................................................... 13
Emptying dust tank ....................................................................................................... 14
Cleaning dust tank ........................................................................................................ 15
Cleaning air filter and motor safety filter ....................................................................... 16
How to assemble dust separator .................................................................................. 17
Cleaning exhaust filter .................................................................................................. 18
What to do if your vacuum cleaner does not work ........................................ 19
What to do if FOLLOW ME function does not work........................................ 19
What to do when the suction performance decreases .................................. 19
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read and follow all instructions before using your vacuum cleaner to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or
damage when using the vacuum cleaner. This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand. This appliance complies with the following EC
Directives :-2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive -2004/108/EC EMC Directive.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “WARNING” or “CAUTION.”
These words mean:
WARNING
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause serious
bodily harm or death.
CAUTION
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could
cause bodily injury or property damage.
WARNING
• Do not plug in if control knob is not in OFF position.
Personal injury or product damage could result.
• Keep children away and beware of obstructions
when rewinding the cord to prevent personal injury
The cord moves rapidly when rewinding.
• Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or
cleaning the unit or when cleaner is not in use.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
• Do not use vacuum cleaner to pick up anything that
is burning or smoking such as cigarettes, or hot
ashes.
Doing so could result in death, fire or electrical shock.
• Do not vacuum flammable or explosive substances
such as gasoline, benzene, thinners, propane
(liquids or gases).
The fumes from these substances can create a fire hazard
or explosion. Doing so could result in death or personal
injury.
• Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
Doing so could result in death or electrical shock.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
Doing so could result in product damage or electrical
shock. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of
the body away from openings and moving parts.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
• 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 run vacuum cleaner over
cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal
injury or fire or product damage.
• The hose contains electrical wires. Do not use it if it is
damaged, cut punctured.
Failure to do so could result in death, or electrical shock.
• Do not allow to be used as toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
Personal injury or product damage could result.
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• Do not use the vacuum cleaner if the power cord or
plug is damaged or faulty.
Personal injury or product damage could result. In these
cases, contact LG Electronics Service Agent to avoid
hazard.
• Do not use vacuum cleaner if it has been under water.
Personal injury or product damage could result. In these
cases, contact LG Electronics Service Agent to avoid
hazard.
• Do not continue to vacuum if any parts appear missing
or damaged.
Personal injury or product damage could result. In these
cases, contact LG Electronics Service Agent to avoid
hazard.
• Do not use an extension cord with this vacuum cleaner.
Fire hazard or product damage could result.
• Using proper voltage.
Using improper voltage may result in damage to the motor
and possible injury to the user. Proper voltage is listed on
the bottom of vacuum cleaner.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
• Do not change the plug in any way.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal
injury or product damage. Doing so result in death. If plug
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
• Repairs to electrical appliances may only be
performed by qualified service engineers.
Improper repairs may lead to serious hazards for the user.
• Do not put fingers near the gear.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
gear
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
• Do not put any objects into openings.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Do not use with any opening blocked: keep free of
dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Do not use vacuum cleaner without the dust tank and/
or filters in place.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Always clean the dust bin after vacuuming carpet
cleaners or fresheners, powders and fine dust.
These products clog the filters, reduce airflow and can
cause damage to the cleaner. Failure to clean the dust bin
could cause permanent damage to the cleaner.
• Do not use vacuum cleaner to pick up sharp hard
objects, small toys, pins, paper clips, etc.
They may damage the cleaner or dust bin.
• Store the vacuum cleaner indoors.
Put the vacuum cleaner away after use to prevent tripping
over it.
• The vacuum cleaner is not intended to use by young
children or infirm people without supervision.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or product
damage.
• Only use parts produced or recommended by LG
Electronics Service Agents.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only with
LG recommended or approved attachments and
accessories.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or product
damage.
• To avoid personal injury and to prevent the machine
from falling when cleaning stairs, always place it at
the bottom of stairs.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or product
damage.
• Use accessory nozzles in sofa mode.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Do not grasp the tank handle when you are moving the
vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner’s body may fall when separating tank
and body. Personal injury or product damage could result.
You should grasp the carrier handle when you are moving
the vacuum cleaner. (Page 14)
• If after emptying the dust tank the alarm sounds, clean
the dust tank.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Make sure the filters (motor safety filter and air filter)
are completely dry before replacing in the machine.
Failure to do so could result in product damage.
• Do not dry the filter in an oven or microwave.
Failure to do so could result in fire hazard.
• Do not dry the filter in a clothes dryer.
Failure to do so could result in fire hazard.
• Do not dry near an open flame.
Failure to do so could result in fire hazard.
• Do not use filters that is not dried.
• If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
an approved LG Electronics Service Agent to avoid a
hazard.
• 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.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
• Do not approach to vacuum cleaner suddenly, when
FOLLOW ME function activated.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or product
damage.
Thermal protector :
This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the vacuum cleaner in case of motor
overheating. If the vacuum cleaner suddenly shuts off, turn off the switch and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Check the vacuum cleaner for possible source of overheating such as a full dust tank, a blocked hose or
clogged filter. If these conditions are found, fix them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to use
the vacuum cleaner. After the 30 minute period, plug the vacuum cleaner back in and turn on the switch.
If the vacuum cleaner still does not run, contact a qualified electrician.
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How to use Assembling vacuum cleaner
Hose Handle
Spring latch
Transmitting
sensor
Telescopic pipe
➊ All floor nozzle
Push the nozzle into the telescopic pipe.
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➋ Telescopic pipe
• Push telescopic pipe firmly into hose handle.
• Grasp the spring latch to expand.
• Pull out the pipe to desired length.
Receiving sensors
Click!
Fitting pipe
Flexible Hose
Button
Attachment Point
➌ Connecting the hose to the vacuum cleaner
Push the fitting pipe on the flexible hose
into the attachment point on the vacuum cleaner.
To remove the flexible hose from the vacuum
cleaner,press the button situated on the fitting pipe,
then pull the fitting pipe out of the vacuum cleaner.
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How to use Operating vacuum cleaner
Indicator
Plug
Cord reel button
Control knob,
➊ How to operate
• Pull out the power cord to the
desired length and plug into
the socket.
•Slide the control knob of
the hose handle to operate
vacuum cleaner.
• To turn off, slide the control
knob to off position.
• Press the cord reel button to
rewind the power cord after
use.
NOTICE
➋ Indicator and alarm sound ➌ Park mode
• The indicator light of the hose
handle is on and alarm will sound
when dust tank is full.
After about 1 min 30 sec, vacuum
cleaner will turn itself off and
alarm will sound.
Empty the dust tank and reuse
the vacuum cleaner.
When indicator light flickers and alarm sounds :
1. D
ust tank is full
Turn off and empty dust tank
2. P
ower is on without dust tank or dust tank is not installed clearly
Turn off and reattach dust tank
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• Slide the control knob to off
position before park.
• To store during vacuuming,
for example to move a small
piece of furniture or a rug,
use park mode to support
the flexible hose and nozzle.
- Slide the hook on the
nozzle into the slot on the
side of vacuum cleaner.
WARNING
➍ Storage
• When you have
switched off and
unplugged the vacuum
cleaner, press the
cord reel button to
automatically rewind
the cord.
• You can store your
vacuum cleaner in a
vertical position by
sliding the hook on the
nozzle into the slot on
the underside of the
vacuum cleaner.
No liquid suction.
Liquid suction can cause defects.
How to use Using all floor nozzle
Carpet
Pedal
Floor
➊ All floor nozzle
• The 2 position nozzle
This is equipped with a pedal which allows you to
alter its position according to the type of floor to be
cleaned.
• Carpet or rug position
Press the pedal (
), then brush is will rotate
• Hard floor position
), then brush will stop rotating
Press the pedal (
• Cleaning all floor nozzle
• Open the cover by pulling the hook.
• Clean the hole and brush of the
nozzle.
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How to use Cleaning all floor nozzle
CAUTION
Personal injury hazard.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before cleaning. Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
Projection
➊ Push the lever outside.
➋ Open the cover and put up the
brush.
o not touch the brush because
D
the brush is so hot after turning
off the vacuum cleaner.
➍ Push the brush into the
projection, put down the
brush and close the
cover.
➎ Push the lever inside.
CAUTION
• Do not block up the hole by hand or another object
(paper, fabric, stockings, etc) when open the cover.
• Do not touch the brush when nozzle is overturned.
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➌C
lean the brush and
nozzle.
How to use Using hard floor nozzle / mini turbine nozzle
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Floor
➋ Hard floor nozzle
• Efficient cleaning of hard floors
(wood, linoleum, etc)
➌M
ini turbine nozzle
• Mini turbine is used for stairs and other hard to
reach places.
• To clean the mini turbine nozzle, remove the
nozzle cover : Remove 2 screws on the bottom
and take mini turbine nozzle cover off as
shown.
• Frequently clean and remove hair, string, and
lint build-up in the brush area. Failure to do so
could damage the mini turbine nozzle.
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How to use Using the accessory nozzles
Upholstery nozzle
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Dusting brush
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➍ Upholstery nozzle
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➎ Dusting brush
Upholstery nozzle is for vacuuming
upholstery, mattresses etc.
Push the button
Dusting brush is for vacuuming picture
frames, furniture frames, books and
other irregular surfaces.
Pull the cover
<Upholstery nozzle mode>
<Dusting brush mode>
• BOX •
• Accessory nozzles included in the
"BOX" with owner's manual.
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Crevice tool
➏ Crevice tool
Crevice tool is for vacuuming in those
normally hard-to-reach places such
as reaching cobwebs or between the
cushions of a sofa.
NOTICE
Use accessory in the sofa mode
How to use FOLLOW ME function
FOLLOW ME function can measure distance between the user and vacuum cleaner.
After the measurement, vacuum cleaner will move automatically to keep a constant distance (about 1.0m)
between the user and the vacuum cleaner.
When distance between transmitting sensor in the grip handle and receiving sensors on the vacuum cleaner
becomes more than 1m, Vacuum cleaner will move automatically toward the user.
Transmitting sensor
Receiving sensors
• When using vacuum cleaner, be careful not to
block the transmitting sensor by wall or body. If
transmitting sensor was blocked, FOLLOW ME
function cannot work properly.
• Keep the direction of grip handle to receiving sensors for sending
the signal. If the hose points the wrong direction, FOLLOW ME
function cannot work properly.
NOTICE
NOTICE
For your safety, if abnormal
electrical noise occurred, the speed
of the wheel could be changed
instantaneously.
Do not put liquid such as water and drink in transmitting
sensor and receiving sensors.
FOLLOW ME function cannot work properly.
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How to use Emptying dust tank
Indicator on hose is flickering for 1 minute, it sounds “ding~ding” like a buzzer from vacuum body.
In 30 seconds, suction power will decrease, it stops operating automatically.
Tank separation lever
Indicator
Pull out
Tank handle
Dust tank cap
The dust tank needs emptying when indicator light is on.
• Turn off the vacuum cleaner and unplug it.
• Grasp the handle of the tank and then press the tank
separation lever.
• Pull out the dust tank.
• Empty the tank and then assemble the dust tank as below.
Moving the vacuum cleaner
• Don't grasp the tank handle when you are moving the
vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner's body may fall when separating tank
and body.
You should grasp the carrier handle when you are moving
the vacuum cleaner.
Assembling dust tank
Tank handle
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Carrier handle
How to use Cleaning dust tank
Tank separation lever
Pull out
Tank handle
• Press tank separation lever and pull out dust tank.
• Raise dust tank cap
• Dry fully in shade so that moisture is entirely removed.
NOTICE
If suction power decreases after cleaning dust tank,
reassemble the dust tank and check for other obstacles.
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How to use Cleaning air filter and motor safety filter
Dust separator
Guide cover
Air filter
Pre-filter cover
Motor safety filter
WARNING
Dry fully for more than 24 hours in shade.
If suction power is decreased after cleaning dust tank, clean air filter and
motor safety filter.
Air filter and motor safety filter are located at the up of vacuum cleaner in
the above figure.
• Push the body cover button, open the body cover.
• Hold dust separator handle and pull it upward.
• Open the guide cover by pulling the guide cover lever and remove the
dust.
• Open prefilter cover.
• Pull out the air filter and motor safety filter.
• Clean air filter and motor safety filter with running water.
• Do not wash filters with hot water.
• Eliminate water thoroughly
• Dry it under well-ventilated shade for a day.
• The air filter and the motor safety filter should be cleaned as above the
figure.
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NOTICE
If filters are damaged, do not use them.
In this cases, contact LG Electronics Service Agent.
Wash filters at least once a month.
How to use How to assemble dust separator
CAUTION A
ssembling will be conducted in opposite order of separation.
Use the vacuum after assembling the dust separator fully.
Click
Click
Click
• Insert the air filter and motor safety
filter.
• Close the prefilter cover.
• Close the guide cover.
• Hold the dust separator handle and
put it down to connect it clearly.
• Close the body cover.
CAUTION
• If there is no dust separator or dust
separator is not installed clearly, cover
will not be closed.
• If it is not installed clearly, pull the dust
separator out and re-assemble it.
• Do not operate the vacuum cleaner
when the body cover is not close.
• It can be the cause of malfunction
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How to use Cleaning exhaust filter
Exhaust filter cover
Button
Lever
Exhaust filter cover
Click
• The exhaust filter is reusable.
• To clean the exhaust filter, remove the exhaust filter cover on the body by
pulling it out.
• Separate the exhaust filter.
• Dust off filter.(Do not wash filter with water.)
• The exhaust filter should be cleaned at least a year.
Exhaust filter cover assembling
• Fit exhaust filter cover lugs to the grooves of vacuum cleaner body.
• Join it the body.
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Exhaust filter
What to do if your vacuum cleaner does not work
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged in correctly and that the electrical socket is working.
What to do if FOLLOW ME function does not work.
• Check the transmitting sensor and receiving sensors
• Please make sure that is blocked by obstacles (wall, clothes, etc.).
If the sensors were blocked, FOLLOW ME function cannot work properly.
• If transmitting sensor and receiving sensors were blocked by dust, clean the sensors using a cotton swab.
Clean the sensor holes using a cotton swab periodically
What to do when the suction performance decreases
• Turn off the vacuum cleaner and unplug it.
• Check the telescopic pipe, flexible hose and cleaning tool for blockages or obstructions.
• Check that the dust tank is not full. Empty if necessary.
• Check that dust separator is not clogged with obstruction. Eliminate it.
• Check that the exhaust filter is not clogged. Clean the exhaust filter if necessary.
• Check that the air filter and motor safety filter of dust separator is not clogged.
Clean the air filter and motor safety filter if necessary.
WARNING
Should it become necessary to replace the moulded plug then the defective
plug should be replaced by a qualified electrician.
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