Model V-UA145NBU Language English Page 16 Color(cover/body) 2/1 Material 100g Size(W*H) 145x215 Date 2005.09.27 Designer Yang 3828FI3858C Description Part No. Chage No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 zhihua owners manual Record Change buyer content model name ECO No. change Date Designer AVTI505983 05.09.27 ZHIHUA Confirm MU.H.J Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owner's Manual MODEL : V-UA145NBU PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING THE VACUUM CLEANER P/No.: 3828Fi3858C TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS.......................3 PARTSANDFEATURES......................................4 TELESCOPICHANDLERELEASE............................5 CORDRELEASE..............................................5 SWITCHOPERATION.........................................6 BODYRELEASEANDPOSITIONS............................6 RECOMMENDEDPILEHEIGHTSETTINGS...................6 ATTACHMENTUSECHART...................................7 VACUUMINGTIPS.............................................7 ATTACHMENTS...............................................7 PERFORMANCEFEATURES.................................9 VACUUMCLEANERCARE..................................10 VacuumStorage.................................................................10 Dustbinassembly................................................................10 Dustbincleaning.................................................................11 Filterscleaning/changing........................................................11 BeltChangingandAgitatorCleaning..............................................13 Cleaningexterior................................................................15 Removingclogs..................................................................15 TROUBLESHOOTING........................................16 -2- WARNING Your To reduce the risk of - fire, electric shock, or injury: important to us. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury to persons or damage when using your vacuum cleaner, follow basic safety precautions including the following: safety is Read this manual before assembling or Do not Do not put any object into openings. use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may using your vacuum cleaner. Use your cleaner only as described in this manual. Use only with supplied To reduce the risk of electric shock use outdoors or on cleaning Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. Do not - wet surfaces. Disconnect electrical or reduce air flow. attachments. out brush supply area. before servicing Failure to do could result in electric shock or Do not use cleaner without dust bin and/or filters in place. brush so Always suddenly starting. Always turn cleaner off before connecting or disconnecting the hose. Always turn cleaner off before unplugging. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If cleaner is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to an authorized LG Electronics Service Agency Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run cleaner over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. Do not leave cleaner when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. Do not handle plug or cleaner with wet hands. clean dust bin after vacuuming carpet cleaners or freshener, powders and fine dust. These products clog the filter, reduce airflow and can cause damage to the cleaner. Failure to clean the dust bin could permanent the cleaner. damage to Do not cause use the cleaner to sharp hard toys, pins, paper clips, etc. They pick up objects, small may damage the cleaner or dust bin. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes. Do not use vacuum cleaner pick up flammable or combustible liquids (gasoline, cleaning fluids, perfumes, etc.), or use in areas where they may be present. The fumes to from these substances or can create a fire hazard explosion. Use extra cleaning on stairs. Do not put on chairs, tables, etc. Keep on floor. You are responsible for making sure that your vacuum cleaner is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. care when SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Proper assembly and safe use of your vacuum cleaner are your responsibilities. Your cleaner is intended only for household use. Read this Owner' s Manual carefully for important use and safety information. This guide contains safety statements under warning and caution symbols. Please pay special attention to these boxes and follow any instructions given. WARNING statements alert you to such hazards as fire, electric shock, burns and serious personal injury. CAUTION statements alert you to such hazards as moderate personal injury and/or property damage. -3- PARTS AND FEATURES It is use. know your vacuum cleaner's parts and features to Review these before using your cleaner. important to Item assure its proper and safe Part No. Filter 5231FI2496A assembly Frame assembly 3211FI1002A Belt 4400FI3352A Telescopic handle Switch Carry handle Mini-nozzle Dust bin release lever Dust bin Nozzle hose Telescopic release lever Quick release cord hanger Height adjustment knob Reset button Dusting (Agitator motor) brush Wand Crevice tool Agitator Cord hook Body release Motor protector pedal -4- TELESCOPIC HANDLE RELEASE Release the telescopic handle by pulling telescopic release lever up up the telescopic handle. with fingers and pulling To lower the telescopic handle pull the telescopic release lever up with fingers and push down on the telescopic handle. Note : Telescopic Telescopic handle release lever For your convenience, adjust telescopic handle height properly to your height. CORD RELEASE Turn the quick release cord hanger to either side to release the power cord. To store the power cord, wrap the power cord around the quick release cord hanger and hook, and clip the cord holder onto the power cord Quick release cord hanger Cord Hook Cord holder -5- SWITCH OPERATION Switch operation ? Off ? Floor: ? Agitator off Off Floor Carpet: Agitator on Carpet WARNING Personal To avoid hazard injury personal injury, On/Off if the vacuum or do not turn switch your hand is wet. BODY RELEASE AND POSITIONS Release the the body by pressing down pedal with your foot and vacuum on body release pulling back and down. Body release pedal RECOMMENDED PILE HEIGHT SETTINGS To select pile height setting : Turn off cleaner first. Select a pile height setting by using height adjustment knob. Slide the adjustment knob to the correct setting position. Do not position the body when you are setting. a Suggested pile height settings : You may need to raise the height to make some jobs easier, such as scatter rugs and longer pile EXLOW LOW MED HIGH carpets. Suggested settings are : High: shag carpet, long pile, plush, Med: medium to long pile Low: short to medium pile Ex-low: very low pile, bare floor Attention: Special care is required scatter rugs Height adjustment when vacuuming certain types of carpet or floor covering. Always check the carpet or floor covering manufacturer's recommended cleaning instructions before vacuuming. -6- knob ATTACHMENT USE CHART CLEANING AREA ATTACHMENT Between Cushions* Furniture* DUSTING XXX BRUSH CREVICE TOOL Mininozzle * Always Stairs Drapes* clean attachments before using on Walls XX XX X XX X fabrics. VACUUMING TIPS Carpet edges Use attachments such brush, Mini-nozzle See page 7, 8 on as crevice tool, WARNING dusting carpet edges. Personal Injury Use vacuum if Hazard cleaner is stairs. If placed on it falls, personal injury or property damage could result. care ATTACHMENTS To 1) use attachments Place the cleaner on a flat surface. Remove the wand off the body by grasping 2) Set 3) Place switch in "Floor" mode. and rotating pile height to high -7- while pulling up. Dusting brush: Functions as a Mini-nozzle dusting brush,also an Mini-nozzle is attached upholstery nozzle which is useful for furniture, shelves etc. Attach as shown. as shown and used for stairs and other hard to reach To remove Remove 2 Mini-nozzle screws on Mini-nozzle cover off places. cover: the bottom and take as shown. Crevice tool: Crevice tool is attached shown and used for as Press corners, between cushions etc. Frequently check and remove hair, string, and lint build-up the brush area. Failure to do so could cause damage to Mini-nozzle. To extend wand: Rotate the wand to unlock and pull. Lock Note For added reach the : dusting used with crevice tool as brush can Unlock be shown. Pull Lock Unlock CAUTION Do not the pull the vacuum cleaner around room by the hose. Property damage could result. TO STORE ATTACHMENTS Return the wand to its position on the attachments to their holders. -8- the body and PERFORMANCE FEATURES Motor overload protector Motor protector This vacuum valve which has motor a This protector bypass opens to provide cooling air to the motor when a clog prevents the normal flow of air to the motor. If the bypass valve opens to prevent motor overheating and possible damage to the vacuum, you will notice a change of sound as air rushes through the valve opening. automatically NOTE: Do not block motor To correct NOTE: The motor motor damage. overloaded, the or when cleaning motor overload attachments themselves the dust bin or by new To correct vacuum, problem: remove Turn off and button. push reset button once. new the carpet fuzz Reset button Thermal This protector protector protector which automatically trips to protect the vacuum from overheating. If a clog prevents the normal flow of air to the motor the thermal protector turns vacuum has a thermal the motor off cool in automatically to allow the motor to order to prevent possible damage to the vacuum. To correct vacuum off problem: If this occurs, turn the and unplug the power cord from outlet to allow the Check for and vacuum the to cool. clogs, if necessary. Also check and clean/replace any clogged filters. Wait approximately thirty(30)minutes and plug the vacuum in and turn back on to see if remove the motor protector has reset. The thermal protector system will not reset untill the vacuum has cooled down. -9- unplug obstruction and press reset quickly. Motor on at this time. remove by protector shuts off the motor. The suction motor will remain To reset, to reduced airflow caused protection If the motor is protector may open when attachments carpet, due filling cleaner has built-in See CLOG REMOVAL section. clogs. using against protector. Check for and problem: vacuum VACUUM CLEANER CARE Always follow all safety precautions when and cleaning servicing the vacuum cleaner. WARNING Electrical shock and personal hazard. injury supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner suddenly starting. Disconnect electrical could result in VACUUM STORAGE To store the vacuum cleaner when it is not used, assemble its cord and return its telescopic handle to its lower space saving position. WARNING Electrical shock and personal injury hazard. Wrapping the cord too tightly puts stress on the cord and can cause cord damage. A damaged cord is an electrical shock hazard and could cause personal injury or damage. DUST BIN ASSEMBLY Dust bin lid: The dust bin lid covers up the dust bin. Main filter: Main filter traps dirt and debris that is by Dust bin lid picked up Main filter the suction. Screen filter: Screen filter captures micro-particles. Filter plate: The filter plate separates the bin into two spaces for various types of dust and debris. Bottom plate: Used to throw dust out of the bin. Bottom plate lever: Used to open the bottom debris disposal. plate for dust and Filter Screen filter plate Dust bin Bottom Dust bin: Where dirt is collected. -10- plate Bottom plate lever DUST BIN CLEANING For best perfornance always empty the dust bin when the dirt level reaches the "MAX" line. TO EMPTY DUST BIN, press the bottom lever as shown. plate WARNING Electrical shock and personal injury Bottom plate lever hazard. power cord from electrical outlet before performing Always unplug any service on vacuum. TO REMOVE DUST BIN, press the dust bin release lever until it snaps, and slide the bin Note : When replacing the dust bin in the vacuum you need to slide and snap it. Make sure that dust bin is fully engaged otherwise out of cleaner. suction power could be low. CAUTION Release lever Carry the dust bin by the handle as shown. FILTERS CLEANING / CHANGING TO CLEAN THE DUST BIN AND FILTERS, separate all components from the dust bin lid first, and clean the dust bin and filters with water. For optional performance check filters frequently and clean when dirty. Grasp screen filter, rotate counter-clockwise and take them out. Remove main filter from filter Rinse with clean water detergent or Open -11- only, screen. do not use soap. Close Open Close Allow main and screen before filter to filters putting them back. dry completely. When cleaning vacuum replace dry Make the main filter 24 hours sure no that the longer restores suction to full power, you need to the main filter. CAUTION Wet filter damage can cause permanent to cleaner. Ensure that all filters TO CHANGE THE EXHAUST FILTER, take it out of cleaner and replace it with new one. DO NOT CLEAN WITH WATER OR LIQUID. This filter can not be cleaned and must be replaced for proper performance. -12- dry completely. BELT CHANGING AND AGITATOR CLEANING To the nozzle cover, hook the front of the nozzle cover onto the nozzle base and turn WARNING replace the cleaner Electrical shock and personal injury on upside down. Replace the 4 screws the bottom. hazard. before Disconnect electrical supply servicing the unit. Failure to do so shock or cleaning could result in electrical personal injury suddenly starting. or from cleaner Frequently check and remove hair, string, and lint build-up in the agitator brush area. If buildup becomes excessive, follow the steps below. Should the belt become loose or should it break, follow the belt removal instructions. WARNING NOZZLE COVER Personal REMOVAL / INSTALLATION cleaner To supply, press body rotate body down, so the pedal and is laying flat on hazard Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before cleaning the brush area as agitator may suddenly restart. Failure to do so can result in personal injury. Disconnect electrical release injury the floor. protect the floor surface place paper under the nozzle and work area. TO REMOVE BELT / Remove 4 screws Turn cleaner from the bottom upside as down to take the shown. cover off. CLEAN AGITATOR Position hands opposite ends of the agitator. attached to the agitator, there will on If the belt is still be tension Carefully it. on lift the right end of the agitator and then lift the other end. Remove the worn or broken belt from the motor drive shaft and clean the agitator. Belt -13- Remove around string or hair the agitator. that may be Pull wrapped agitator as removing agitator forward and seat it To seat agitator right end, put right end of agitator into slot in nozzle base shown. as the the belt tension is Failure to do end of into nozzle base. WARNING Be careful when right high. could result in so personal injury from the agitator releasing quickly and snapping away. TO REPLACE BELT Seat the left end of agitator into nozzle base. Press is Loop the new belt on firmly, checking to completely inserted. see that each end the motor shaft. Loop the other end of belt onto the pulley on the right end of agitator. belt To the nozzle cover, follow the NOZZLE COVER REMOVAL / replace INSTALLATION section. Belt -14- CLEANING EXTERIOR power cord from wall outlet. Clean exterior using a clean, soft cloth that has been dipped in a solution of mild liquid detergent and water and wrung dry. Unplug DO NOT drip water in the cleaner. DO NOT clean tools in dishwasher or clothes washer. Wash tools in warm soapy water, rinse and air dry. DO NOT use tools if they are wet. REMOVING CLOGS Check the base of the hose for shown. The hose located on the vacuum cleaner carries the dirt from the nozzle up to the dust bin. If the hose should become clogged : Remove the assembled wand, nozzle hose and check them. Unplug vacuum. clogging as Pull Check Nozzle hose Check suction inlet and filters for clogs. Pull Check suction inlet. Note : Clogged filters can suction power to be low. To clean the filter, refer to FILTERS cause CLEANING / CHANGING section. -15- TROUBLESHOOTING Review this chart to find do-it-yourself solutions for a minor performance problems. Additional service needed, other than those described in this owner's manual, should be performed at an authorized LG Electronics Service Agency WARNING Electrical shock and personal injury Disconnect electrical do so supply before could result in electrical PROBLEM hazard. POSSIBLE CAUSE at wall outlet. CLEANER WILL 1. NOT RUN 2. Switch in off Unplugged 3. Thermal 1. Full 2. POOR JOB OF 3. DIRT PICKUP 4. 5. the unit. Failure to servicing or cleaning shock or personal injury. position. protector activated clogged dust bin. Broken agitator belt. Clogged hose or nozzle. Hose not inserted fully Worn agitator. or POSSIBLE SOLUTION 1. in check circuit breaker / fuse. firmly, 2. Push switch to floor 3. See "To correct 1. 2. or carpet mode. or page 9. problem", Empty dust bin and clean Replace agitator belt. 3. Clean hose nozzle the filters area. 4. Insert hose 5. 6. Hole in hose 6. 7. Dust bin 7. assembly improperly Plug Replace agitator. Replace hose. Properly install dust bin assembly installed. 8. Belt not installed 9. Motor on motor shaft. 8. Install belt protection system 9. Check for on the motor shaft clogs activated. 10. Motor overload protector 10. See "To correct problem", activated DUST ESCAPES THE DUST BIN 1. Dust bin installed. assembly improperly 1. Properly install dust bin page 9.