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Household Type
Owner’s Guide
Z161 Series
For any advise
on your cleaner,
please telephone
Customer Care
08706 055055
Important Safeguards .............. 2
Service Information ................. 4
Identify Parts ........................... 4
Assemble ................................. 5
Use .......................................... 6
Dust Cup.................................. 7
Motor Filter .............................. 7
Guarantee................................ 8
When using an electric appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
● Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
● Do not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Turn off the switch and unplug
the electrical cord 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
● Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
● Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If vacuum cleaner is not working as it should,
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service
center before using.
● 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.
● Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity.
● Turn off all controls before unplugging.
● Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
● Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
● 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 airflow.
● This vacuum cleaner creates suction. Some models contain a revolving brush roll.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
● Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or
hot ashes.
● Do not use without motor filter in place.
● Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
● Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or use in
areas where they may be present.
● Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
● Keep your work area well lighted.
● Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may
not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
First check the voltage shown on the data plate (see rear view) to make sure that the cleaner is of the correct
voltage for your electricity supply. If it is not, do not use the cleaner but refer back to your dealer.
Permanently connected to the cleaner is a mains supply (2-core) cable fitted with a non-rewirable plug incorporating
a 5A fuse.
In the event of the fuse requiring replacement the fuse cover should be removed using a small screwdriver. The old fuse
MUST be replaced by a 5A ASTA approved BS1362 fuse or a BSI approved fuse. The cover must be replaced before the
plug is used again. In the event of loss of the fuse cover, replacements can be obtained from your Electrolux dealer or
Electrical Retailers and must be of the same colour as indicated by the coloured insert on the base of the plug.
If difficulty is experienced in obtaining a replacement, contact Electrolux on 08706 055 055.
In no circumstances must the plug be used without a correct fuse cover fitted.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a 5 amp
socket in another part of your home.
The wires in the mains cable of this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: Neutral. Brown:
As the colours of the wires in the mains cable of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
If using a three-pin plug, do not make any connection to the terminal marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol or
coloured green or green-and-yellow. This cleaner is double insulated and no earth connection is necessary.
It is in your interest to ensure that the plug is correctly attached to the mains cable. In case of doubt, have it done by a
qualified electrician, as Electrolux cannot regard the repair of faults on the plug connection as a service that can be given
free of charge under the terms of the guarantee.
5 Amp Fuse
Fuse Cover
Cord Clamp
The brush in the cleaning head rotates at high speed and can cause damage to the mains supply cable if the cleaner
passes over it during cleaning operations.
Care should be taken to ensure that this does not happen. If the cleaning head has accidentally passed over the mains
supply cable the following action should be taken:
1. Switch off and remove the plug from the socket outlet.
2. Examine the mains supply cable for damage (only after removing the plug from the socket outlet).
3. If there is any sign of damage to the supply cable it MUST be renewed. The repair MUST be carried out by Electrolux
Service Staff or a similar qualified person.
4. NEVER use the machine with a damaged mains supply cable.
Proprietary carpet conditioning and air freshening materials
After using proprietary carpet conditioning powders, it is recommended that the dust bag be changed. Some of these
preparations contain substances which if left in the vacuum cleaner for extended periods could damage the plastic mouldings
which form the structure of the cleaner.
Many air fresheners, household deodorants, sprays and polishes contain a highly flammable gas propellant.
Because of this, it is particularly important that these products are used strictly in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s
It is essential that none of the above products are sprayed directly into the vacuum cleaner or any of its filters, hose
assembly, or dustbag chamber.
Use the cleaner to pick up dirt and dust particles. Avoid picking up hard or sharp objects
that could damage the vacuum cleaner.
Service Information
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. For additional
service information, telephone Electrolux Customer Care on 08706 055055. You should
know the model, type and serial number or date code when you call.
Do Not Oil the motor or the brush roll. These parts are permanently
lubricated and sealed.
Rating Plate
The rating plate on the back of the vacuum
cleaner shows the model number. For prompt
and complete service, always refer to these
Made in China
Model and Type No. ___________________
Serial No. or Date Code ________________
Identify Parts
On/Off Switch
Dust Cup Latch
Handle Grip
Dust Cup
Motor Filter and Frame
(inside dust cup)
Bolts (2)
Assemble completely before using.
Detail A
1. Attach Handle Grip
Slightly loosen the screws in the handle grip to insert
the handle.
Align the hole and secure with a 2-part bolt, see
Detail A. Tighten the screws.
2. Attach Handle
Push handle into top of cleaner. Align the hole and
secure with the other 2-part bolt.
Upper Cord
Hook with
Cord Retainer
Wall Mounting Hole
3. Store Cord
Pull up on the electrical cord. Push cord into cord retainer inside upper cord hook.
Wrap cord around upper and lower cord hooks. Fasten plug to electrical cord to
prevent unwinding.
4. Store Unit
Use the hole in the handle to hang the cleaner for storage.
Use this lightweight vacuum cleaner for quick and easy cleaning. Move the nozzle over
any floor covering to quickly clean dirt, lint or threads.
Power Switch
Power Switch
All models:
Push switch down to turn on.
Push switch up to turn off.
Models with an optional brush roll feature:
Select Floor cleaning to stop the brush roll.
Select Carpet cleaning to start the brush roll.
Nozzle with Edge Cleaning
The nozzle turns down for regular or low profile
cleaning. Airflow under the nozzle automatically
directs suction to the edges and corners for
maximum full width cleaning.
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. Keep the vacuum
cleaner operating at top efficiency. Clean the motor filter and empty the dust cup container
after each use.
Empty Dust Cup
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug
the electrical cord before servicing.
Slide dust cup latch up.
Pull dust cup from handle section and lift from
the nozzle.
Grasp curved edge of motor filter and pull out to
remove. Clean motor filter (refer to motor filter
Shake contents of dust cup into waste
Replace motor filter. Put flat side into dust cup.
Press curve edge into place until the rim of motor
filter rests on ribs inside dust cup.
Hold dust cup sides with thumbs near the
Position dust cup over nozzle.
Wrap fingers to the back of the handle section.
Gently squeeze the sections together until the
dust cup latch locks the cup in place.
Motor Filter
Clean Motor Filter
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug the electrical cord before
Clean the motor filter after each cleaner use.
1. Shake and brush the dust and dirt from filter.
Pull filter away
from frame.
2. Pull back on rubber gasket to remove filter from the frame.
3. If desired, launder the filter by hand in warm water (150°F
65°C) using a mild detergent.
4. Air dry thoroughly.
5. Replace filter over frame and secure the lip of the frame into
the gasket.
Replace a dirty or torn filter. For genuine replacement filters
call Electrolux on 08706 055055.
Cleaner Care
CAUTION: Turn off power switch and unplug electrical cord to clean unit.
To keep the vacuum cleaner looking new, it can be wiped with a damp cloth and a mild
soap solution, then thoroughly dried. Never use any type of chemical as chemicals can
damage the cleaner.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Electrolux products are carefully designed, manufactured, tested and inspected and,
in consequence, we undertake to replace or repair any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship, within one year of delivery to the original purchaser, free
of charge.
There are certain conditions which may invalidate this guarantee:
a. It is dependent upon the appliance being correctly installed and used in
accordance with the Company’s instructions under normal domestic conditions
within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
b. Service at all times must be carried out by an Electrolux Service Representative
or authorised agent.
c. The guarantee may be invalidated by unauthorised repair or modification of the
d. You may be charged by Electrolux if you call for an engineer to resolve a problem
that we believe is covered in the instruction booklet.
The Company does not accept liability for defects arising from neglect, misuse or
accident. This guarantee excludes such normal wearing parts as drive belts, brushes
and dust bags as the life of these depends upon the amount and nature of use.
Proof of the date of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is
provided. Addresses and telephone numbers for service requests are listed on the
Service Centre leaflet.
For future reference we suggest you record the following details here, and keep the
receipt with the handbook as proof of purchase.
Purchased from ____________________________________________________
Date purchased __________________Model no.__________________________
Part No. 70139B (3/05)
©2005 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.
Printed in China
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