Upright Vacuum Cleaner Household Type Owner’s Guide Models Z1300, Z1400, Z4300 and Z4400 Series Index Important User Information ............ 2 Service Information ........................ 4 Guarantee ...................................... 4 Assembly .....................................5-6 Thermal Cut-Off .......................3 & 7 Use ................................................. 7 Accessories .................................8-9 Hose Blockage ........................10-11 Brush Roll ..................................... 12 Brush Roll Belt ............................. 12 Dust Bag/Cyclonic Cassette ........ 13 Filters .......................................14-15 Dirt Alert Feature .......................... 15 Problem Solving ........................... 16 Customer Order Form .................. 17 IMPORTANT For any advice on your cleaner and to order dust bags, ﬁlters and accessories please telephone Electrolux Customer Care 08706 055055 IMPORTANT USER INFORMATION IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK SHOULD BE RETAINED WITH THE APPLIANCE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. SHOULD THE APPLIANCE BE SOLD OR TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER, OR SHOULD YOU MOVE HOUSE AND LEAVE THE APPLIANCE, ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE BOOK IS SUPPLIED WITH THE APPLIANCE IN ORDER THAT THE NEW OWNER CAN BE ACQUAINTED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE APPLIANCE AND THE RELEVANT WARNINGS. THESE WARNINGS ARE PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY. YOU MUST READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING THE APPLIANCE. • • • • • • • • • • • • • This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls or play with the product. It is dangerous to alter the speciﬁcations or modify the product in any way. Always store your vacuum cleaner in a dry place away from damp atmosphere and do not use it to pick up water or other liquids. Do not use the appliance in the presence of ﬂammable gasses. Never allow anyone to have access to the rotating brush of the appliance (if ﬁtted) unless the appliance is disconnected from the mains supply. Never leave the appliance running unattended. Remove the plug from the wall socket before attempting any form of user maintenance speciﬁed in the user instruction booklet. Do not carry or drag your vacuum cleaner by the mains supply cable. Do not tug at the mains supply cable to remove the plug from the wall socket. Ensure the mains supply cable is kept well away from the rotating brushes (where ﬁtted) of your appliance whilst in operation. Keep the mains supply cable away from heat, oil, sharp edges and rough surfaces. Always ensure that the cable is not damaged in any way. Never pick up hot cinders or lighted cigarette ends. Extreme care is required when cleaning stair carpets with your appliance. Ensure that your cleaner is in a stable position at the bottom of the stairs, and take care not to stretch the hose beyond its actual length. Always ensure when using your cleaner on the stair treads that you keep one hand ﬁrmly on the appliance. • Dust bags and ﬁlters (depending on model) should be changed at regular intervals as stated in your instruction booklet. • Always use genuine Electrolux dust bags and ﬁlters. • Do not place the air freshener loose inside the dust bag compartment or cyclonic dust cup. • Do not use the appliance without a dust bag or with the dust cover removed or dust cup. • When ﬁtting and changing the accessories always follow the instructions in the instruction booklet. • Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Repairs undertaken by unauthorised or inexperienced persons may cause injury and/or serious malfunctioning. • This appliance should be serviced by authorised Electrolux personnel and only genuine Electrolux spare parts should be used. • The supply cable ﬁtted to your machine is of two core construction. Where a moulded-on plug is not ﬁtted the leads at the end of the cable are not prepared for a speciﬁc type of plug. As a general guide to ﬁtting any plug • Ensure the lengths of wire inside the plug are prepared correctly. • Connections should be ﬁrmly made after all conductor strands are entered into the terminal posts. • When preparing the cable ends take care not to damage the outer sheath, or the insulation surrounding the inner conductors. • Tighten all screws. • Replace the top cover of the plug and secure. Extension Cable • If using an extension cable at any time always ensure that the insulation sheath is in good condition and is not damaged in any way. • Make sure that the socket is ﬁtted to the extension cable correctly, if in doubt have it checked by a Qualiﬁed electrician. Double Insulation • Your vacuum cleaner is double insulated. This means that all external parts are electrically insulated from the mains. This is done by placing insulation barriers between the electrical and mechanical components, making it unnecessary for the cleaner to be earthed. 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. 2 BEFORE YOU START CHECK THE VOLTAGE 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. CONNECTING TO YOUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY Permanently connected to the cleaner is a mains supply (2-core) cable ﬁtted with a non-rewirable plug incorporating a 13A 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 13A 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 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 055055. 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 ﬁtted. 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 13 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: Live. 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. 13 Amp Fuse Fuse Cover Fuse Blue Brown 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 an Electrolux Service Agent 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 or ﬁlters 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 instructions. It is essential that none of the above products are sprayed directly into the vacuum cleaner or any of its ﬁlters, hose assembly, dust bag chamber or dust cup. WARNING Thermal Cut Off This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner suddenly shuts off, push the switch pedal once and unplug the cleaner. Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating such as a full bag, a blocked hose or clogged ﬁlter. If these conditions are found, ﬁx them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to use the cleaner. After the 30 minute period, plug the cleaner back in and turn on the switch. If the cleaner still does not run, please call Electrolux on 08706 055055. 3 SERVICE Should you require service on your Electrolux cleaner, please telephone Electrolux on 08706 055055. Before requesting service, please check whether your problem is covered under Service Checklist (see below). New ﬁlter pads, dust bags, brush rollers and drive belts can be obtained from Electrolux Retailers. If difﬁculty is experienced in obtaining spares, please contact Electrolux on 08706 055055. SERVICE CHECKLIST • If your cleaner will not operate, check the plug connection, plug fuse and mains fuse. • Never allow the dust bag to become so full that it impedes the air-ﬂow, thus reducing the cleaning efﬁciency of the machine. The character of household dust and its effect on the air-ﬂow through the machine may vary considerably. Fluffy dust allows air to pass through readily whereas ﬁne powdery dust or proprietary cleaning powders, pack tightly in the dust bag, offering greater resistance to air-ﬂow and will reduce cleaning efﬁciency if the bag becomes overloaded. Always ensure that you have a spare genuine Electrolux dust bag. • Always store your cleaner and spare dust bags/ﬁlters in a dry place. • Renew the ﬁlter pads three or four times a year. This is essential to ensure continued high ﬁltration of dust particles. • Sucking up such items as stockings, clippings of cloth, sizeable pieces of paper, wrappings from cigarette packets or sweets etc., may block the hose. Electrolux regrets that the clearing of blocked hoses cannot be regarded as service that can be given free of charge, under the guarantee. Should a blockage occur, ﬁrst disconnect the cleaner from the electricity supply, refer to section headed “Blockages”. If these operations are not successful, contact us on 08706 055055. • Never pick up hot cinders or lighted cigarette ends. • Make certain that your cleaner does not come into contact with water or any other liquid. It is not designed as a wet pick up cleaner, and must never be used on damp carpets or wet ﬂoors. Important - in the event of the mains supply cable of this vacuum cleaner requiring replacement, we recommend that this be carried out by Electrolux Service Staff. Spares New ﬁlters, dust bags, brush rollers and drive belts can be obtained from Authorised Electrolux Dealers and electrical retailers. If difﬁculty is experienced in obtaining spares please see the Mail order form on page 17 or call us on 08706 055055. Guarantee This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights. This product is for household use only. 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. You may be required to take the product to your nearest service provider if the product requires attention during the ﬁrst year. 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 appliance. 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. (example: blocked/dirty ﬁlters) 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, ﬁlters 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. Please call 08706 055055 for assistance. Important: 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 _______________________ 4 HOW TO ASSEMBLE CAUTION: Assemble the cleaner before using. NOTE: Features may vary by model yet all parts assemble the same. Step B Attach Handle Step A Attach Hose CAUTION: Do not catch cord under handle. IMPORTANT: Hose MUST BE inserted before attaching the handle. 1 Tab Ledge Notch 2 4 Tab 3 Groove Hose Adapter Groove 1. Locate the tab on the hose adapter of the extension hose (shortest end). 2. Insert hose adapter into opening on top of unit. The hose adapter tab must be placed all the way down into the notch. 3. From rear of cleaner, align handle with groove and slide onto cleaner. If necessary, use thumb and ﬁnger pressure to slide handle into position. 4. Once handle is in place, check that the hose adapter tab is completely secure under the ledge of the handle. 5. Attach handle with two 5/8 inch screws in the assembly packet. Use either a slotted or Phillips® head screwdriver. 5 Step C Store Hose and Accessories Step D Check Disposable Dust Bag 8 Combination Tool 10 8. Hook Remove front cover, grasp both sides of bag cover near top. Push thumbs against center of cover and pull out on sides. 9 Hose Adapter Crevice Tool 9. Carrying Handle Extension Wand or Wands 10. Paper Bag Collar Check to be sure the paper bag collar is secure with the hose adapter inside the paper bag collar. Replace front bag cover. Or Check Cyclonic Cassette HEPA Filter (On some models) Cassette Handle Tab Hose Retainer Make sure that the cyclonic cassette is fully seated in the vacuum. Place thumbs on cyclonic cassette (marked by arrows above) and push ﬁrmly until it clicks home. Step E Store Electrical Cord 11 Cord Retainer 11 Cord Retainer NOTE: Do not lift cleaner by cassette handle, use carrying handle on the back of cleaner. See illustration in Step C. 11. You will ﬁnd your cord retainer either at the bottom of the upper cord hook or on the handle above the upper cord hook. Firmly push the electrical cord down into either cord retainer. This will place the cord out of the way the next time you vacuum. 12. Next wind the cord around the two cord hooks on the left side of cleaner. On some models the upper cord hook turns to release the cord. Turn the hook up to store the cord. 12 Cord Hook 12 6 Cord Hook NOTE: For easier access to bag compartment/ dust cup when you store the electrical cord use a ﬁgure 8 pattern. 13. Secure the plug to the cord to prevent unwinding. HOW TO USE The upright vacuum cleaner design allows use on multiple types of carpeting and on upholstery or bare ﬂoors with attachments. When using the attachment tools, place the handle in the upright position. Do not place cleaner on furniture or steps as the brush roll may cause damage. 1. Adjust cleaner height setting knob to lowest position for maximum cleaning. Adjust to a higher setting to make pushing easier. For easy adjustments, tilt the cleaner back to move the setting knob. 2 2 2. Plug electrical cord into outlet. 4 ON/OFF 3. Step on handle release. Pull handle back to a comfortable position. Handle Release 3 4. Push On or Off power switch. Store or Use Attachments 4 1 Use Clean Under 3 ON/OFF 3 Handle Release LO W Handle Release 1 HI GH Cleaner Height Setting WARNING: Avoid injury. Keep loose clothing, hair, ﬁngers, and all other parts of body away from any moving part (such as the revolving brush).Turn off the switch and unplug the cleaner before changing the cleaner height setting. The front of the cleaner has an adjustment that raises or lowers the cleaner base to match the type of carpet. With the cleaner cord unplugged, set the adjustment to lowest setting for maximum cleaning. If the cleaner is difﬁcult to push, move adjustment to next highest setting until cleaner is comfortable to push. The brush roll must reach the carpet for effective cleaning. NOTE: For ease in moving the adjustment knob, place handle in operating position and tilt cleaner back to remove weight from front wheels. NOTE: When handle is in upright position, brush roll is lifted off carpet. This is normal. Height adjustment will not change brush roll level until the cleaner’s handle is moved into the operating position. Thermal Cut Off This cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner suddenly turns off, follow this procedure: 1. Push on/off rocker switch to “OFF” position. 2. Unplug cleaner. 3. Check for source of overheating problem (i.e. full bag, clogged hose or clogged ﬁlter). 4. If a full bag, clogged hose or clogged ﬁlter is found, replace the bag, unclog the hose or replace the ﬁlters. 5. Wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to reuse the cleaner. 6. After 30 minute cool down period, plug the cleaner in and push the rocker switch to on position. The cleaner should turn on. 7. If the cleaner still does not operate, call 08706 055055 for assistance. 7 How To Use Accessories NOTE: Do not place cleaner on furniture or stairs as the brush roll may cause damage. Place cleaner on ﬂoor with the handle in storage position while using accessories. Dusting Brush is for furniture, blinds, books, lamp shades, shelves. (On some models.) 1. Remove hose from rear of cleaner. 2. Place desired accessory onto end of hose or tube. Always work with the cleaner below you, pulling hose from side of cleaner; not the back or the front of the cleaner. Do not allow the cleaner to tip forward when using the hose as this may cause over brushing of the carpet pile due to continuous operation in the same spot. Dusting Brush Upholstery Nozzle is for curtains, draperies, cushions, fabrics. (On some models.) Upholstery Nozzle Combination Tool gives two types of cleaning tools. (On some models.) • Use brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books, lamps, shelves. • Use upholstery side for curtains, draperies, cushions, fabrics. Dusting Side Upholstery Side Crevice Tool cleans corners, baseboards, between cushions. Crevice Tool Extension Tube(s) Some cleaners feature a single extension tube while others feature the nested extension tubes. Nested Extension Tubes to add reach. • Grasp both tubes near ridges. Floor Nozzle (some models only) Simply attach to hose or extension tube for effective ﬂoor cleaning. i.e. stair treads and furniture. • Pull apart. • Turn ridge end to center. 8 • Push tubes together. STAIR CLEANING HOSE (Only on Certain Models) WARNING: Never position any cleaner on the stairs as this could damage the carpet. Some models will come complete with an extra bonus hose which is ideal for cleaning stairs. HOW TO ASSEMBLE AND USE Step 1 - Remove the hose attached to the cleaner. WARNING Always work with the cleaner below you, pulling hose from side of cleaner; not the back or the front of the cleaner. Ensure it is positioned sideways up against the bottom step. Step 2 - Connect the hose cuff to the end of the bonus hose. NEVER STAND ANY CLEANER ABOVE YOU. Step 3 - You are ready to clean your stairs. NEVER POSITION ANY CLEANER ON THE STAIRS AS THIS COULD DAMAGE THE CARPET. 9 HOW TO MAINTAIN The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. To avoid unnecessary service calls, check the bag, belt, and brush roll often. Check and Clear Hose Blockages Low suction or poor pickup may be due to a blockage in the vacuum cleaner. 1. Remove hose and check suction at end of hose - if little or no suction, check disposable dust bag. Change if needed. If no improvement proceed to Step 2. NOTE: 1 Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before clearing hose. 2. Remove the handle from the vacuum cleaner by removing the two screws and sliding the handle towards the rear. 3. Once the handle is removed, disconnect the attachment hose from the unit by lifting straight up on the hose adapter. Check for any obstructions that may be in the hose. Any obstructions can be removed by using a blunt instrument to clear the hose. Flexing the hose may help loosen the clog. 4. Reinstall the hose after clearing the clog. Make sure the hose is inserted into the top of the vacuum cleaner before reattaching the handle. NOTE: If no improvement in performance on carpet, proceed to following page. 1. Remove hose and check suction at end of hose. 2 4 3 # 2. Remove handle. 3. Disconnect hose. 10 4. Reinstall the hose and handle. How to Check and Clear Blockages in Base 1. Remove the attachment hose from the lower hose retainer and look into the hose retainer for any obstructions. Proceed to Step 2 to check for any other blockages. 2. Remove the hood by loosening the two screws located on the top of the hood and lifting upward. Upright Position Operating Position s Lowest Position for cleaning under furniture 3. Step on the handle release and lower the handle all the way to the ﬂoor. 4. Check for blockages in the brush roll area and remove any obstructions found there. The base hose can be cleared of any blockage by using a blunt instrument. 5. After the blockage is removed, replace the hood and tighten the two hood screws (see Figure 2). Raise the handle to the upright position (see Figure 3) and replace the hose into the lower hose retainer. NOTE: Blockages are not covered by the guarantee and any service calls to clear a blockage will be chargeable. 11 Brush Roll The brush roll turns as it sweeps and combs the carpet nap. Remove hair and threads from the brush roll so it continues brushing the carpet. To maintain the most efﬁcient cleaning, the bristles must touch the carpet. To test the bristle length, hold a ruler against the underneath side of the cleaner. If the bristles no longer touch the ruler, replace the brush roll. 5 Brush Roll Belt The brush roll belt turns the brush roll to agitate, sweep, and comb the carpet nap. Check the belt regularly to be sure it is in good condition. Replace the belt if it stretches, cracks or loses tension. Cut away any hair or threads wound around the brush roll or the belt pulley because the buildup could cause the belt to rotate unevenly. How To Replace Brush Roll Belt 6 . NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before replacing belt. Belt pulleys can become hot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoid touching the motor pulley when checking the belt. 1. Lower handle to ﬂoor to change belt. 5. Place new belt around motor pulley. 7 Left side view 6. Place belt around brush roll pulley. 7. Align left end cap with square in base. Push end cap into place; see left side view. 2 8 2. Loosen, but do not remove, two screws to release hood. Lift hood to remove. 1 8. Pull right side of brush roll to stretch belt. Secure right end cap into base. 2 3. Lift left end of brush roll. 9 4. Remove and discard belt. 4 Motor Pulley Belt Brush Roll 12 3 9. Rotate brush roll to seat belt. 10. Replace the hood. Make sure hood front is behind furniture guard. Hood should seat onto self-locating screw tabs. 11. Tighten screws. Use GENUINE Electrolux replacement belt. NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before changing dust bag. Never operate the vacuum cleaner without the dust bag or the ﬁlter. NOTE: Style AA Filteraire bags must be used to maintain HEPA grade ﬁltration and prolong the life of the HEPA ﬁlter. NOTE: Models without HEPA ﬁlter option, may use Style AA bags rather than Style AA Filteraire. It may be more convenient to lower the handle to the ﬂoor before changing the bag. To Remove Bag: Remove cyclonic cassette by pushing up lever (1), unhooking (2) by swinging outward from vacuum body. When replacing cyclonic cassette, hook at top where shown (2), and swing back into place until lever (1) snaps into place. 2 1 To change the Cassette Micron Filter: 1. Remove the filter frame by grasping the handle on the back of the ﬁlter frame and pulling ﬁrmly. The ﬁlter frame will drop down staying connected at the hinges on the bottom. 2. Remove old ﬁlter and replace with a new ﬁlter. 3. Reconnect ﬁlter frame to cassette body by swinging ﬁlter frame up and pushing against cassette body until it snaps into place. 3 2 1 1. Filter Frame 2. Filter 3. Cassette Body Emptying the Cyclonic Cassette | Front Cover | A B To Remove the Cyclonic Cassette: | How To Change Dust Bags NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before emptying cyclonic cassette or changing the micron filter. Never operate the vacuum cleaner without the cyclonic cassette or the ﬁlter installed. | When vacuuming carpet fresheners or cleaners, powder, plaster dust, or similar ﬁne substances, the bag and ﬁlters may require more frequent maintenance. NOTE: Service calls as a result of blocked/dirty ﬁlters will be chargeable. Cyclonic Cassette || The disposable dust bag plays a very important role in the efﬁciency of a vacuum cleaner. The purpose of the paper bag is to trap dirt. As the bag traps dirt, it must also be porous enough to allow air to pass on through. Change the dust bag and check the ﬁlters frequently. Some ﬁne particles can restrict airﬂow very quickly and will decrease performance even before the bag appears to be full. | Disposable Dust Bag and Filters A. R e m ove f r o n t c ove r. Grasp both sides of bag cover near top. Push thumbs against center of cover and pull out on sides. It is clearly visible when the dust compartment is full and needs emptying. Lift screen as shown (3) to completely empty cyclonic cassette. B. Grasp bag collar; pull down slightly and out to remove bag. To Replace New Bag: C. Fold sides of paper bag below bag collar. D. Align bag collar hole and notch with hose adapter. E. Place bag collar corners on ledges. Push collar to rear of compartment. Check to be sure hose adaptor inserts into bag collar. F. Tuck bag into bottom and along sides. G. Replace front cover. Make sure disposable bag does not catch under front cover. E NOTE: The compartment with the screen (a) will ﬁll much faster with larger dirt particles than the compartment with the cone (b). This is normal, empty the cyclonic cassette when the side with the screen is full, do not wait for the side with the cone to ﬁll completely. CAUTION: The cyclonic cassette can be washed in warm water, but strong detergents should not be used. Dry thoroughly before using again. E D Bag Collar 3 b a C Bag Side 13 Rinsing Directions for Rinsable Filters - Filter can be rinsed up to 6 times. Replace after 6 rinsings to retain ﬁltration level performance from your vacuum. 1. Remove soiled ﬁlter from cleaner. 2. Examine ﬁlter on both sides. 3. Gently rinse both sides of the ﬁlter with warm tap water to remove surface dirt. DO NOT COMPLETELY SOAK FILTER. DO NOT USE SOAP OR DETERGENT. 4. Let the ﬁlter dry for at least 12-24 hours. FILTER MUST BE 100% DRY FOR PROPER PERFORMANCE. DO NOT OPERATE VACUUM WITH WET OR DAMP FILTER. 5. Replace ﬁlter in vacuum cleaner. Rinsable Micron Filters in Filter Frame and Standard Filter Instructions (Only for models with ﬁlter frame) Check the ﬁlter with each disposable dust bag change or each time the dust cup is emptied. Filter Frame plus ﬁlter (depending on your vacuum model) Rinsable Micron Exhaust Filters (Only for models with the exhaust ﬁlter door) Check the micron exhaust ﬁlter each time the dust cup is emptied. To Replace Rinsable Micron Exhaust Filter 1. Lower the handle. Open exhaust ﬁlter door; push toward the left side. 2. Grasp ﬁlter and pull out. 3. Push new ﬁlter into cleaner, smooth side facing out . 4. Close exhaust ﬁlter door; push toward right side. Filter Filter Frame To remove Rinsable Micron Filter/ Standard Filter from ﬁlter frame. 1. Push down latch and pull ﬁlter frame back. Exhaust Filter Door Micron Filter .. 2. Then lift ﬁlter up and out of ﬁlter frame. 1. Place new ﬁlter in ﬁlter frame. Place bottom tabs of ﬁlter frame into slots. Exhaust Filter Door 2 2. Rotate ﬁlter frame toward cleaner. 3. Push upward on the latch to secure into place. Motor Filter Check the motor ﬁlter with each disposable dust bag change or each time the dust cup is emptied. Clean or replace as needed. To Clean Motor Filter 1. Remove ﬁlter from inside bag compartment, lower left side. 2. Shake ﬁlter to remove excess dust. If necessary, the ﬁlter can be cleaned by vacuuming with another cleaner. 3. Reinstall ﬁlter with stiff/printed side down. Slide under back ledge and ﬁlter retainer. Install with colored/smooth side down. 14 . . To replace Rinsable Micron Filter/ Standard Filter into ﬁlter frame. Back Ledge 3 Filter Retainer 3 1 and 3 3 HEPA Cartridge Filters and Washable Hepa Filters. (Only for models with HEPA cartridge.) Check the HEPA ﬁlters each time the dust cup is emptied. Replace twice a year or after every six times the dust cup is emptied. To remove HEPA cartridge ﬁlters and Washable HEPA Filters Latch 1. Push down latch and pull ﬁlter cassette back. 2. Then lift ﬁlter up and remove. Filter Cartridge (One complete unit) To replace HEPA cartridge ﬁlters and Washable HEPA Filters 1. Place bottom tabs of ﬁlter cassette into slots. 2. Rotate ﬁlter toward cleaner. 3. Push upward on the latch to secure into place. Tabs NOTE: To have the beneﬁt of a sealed HEPA system, you must use one of the HEPA cartridge ﬁlter systems. NOTE: For rinsing instructions of the Washable HEPA ﬁlter see the “Rinsing Directions for Rinsable Filters” on the previous page. CAUTION: If your cartridge does not say “Washable HEPA Filter” it is not reusable – Do Not Wash. Maintenance of Dirt Alert Feature (On some models) The dirt alert sensor uses infra-red technology to indicate whether or not ﬂoors are clean. When debris breaks the light beam, the red light comes on indicating additional cleaning is needed in this area. If there is no break in the light beam, the ﬂoor is clean and no light will come on. When using your new vacuum you may be cleaning deep down hidden dirt missed by your old vacuum causing the light to stay red longer. With frequent cleaning, after the ﬁrst few times you use your new Electrolux vacuum, the red light should go on less. NOTE: The dirt alert feature is not intended to be used for above the ﬂoor cleaning with attachments. The red light indicates dirt, dust, etc. is still being removed from the area being cleaned. Hose . How to Check the Dirt Alert Sensors To check if dirt sensor is working properly. 1. While the red light is on, tip the vacuum backwards on rear wheels, lifting the brush roll off the carpet a couple of inches. 2. After a few seconds the red light should turn off. HINT: New carpeting has loose carpet ﬁbers which will trip the red light sensor beam. Infrared Emitter and Sensor Hose Retainer 15 PROBLEM SOLVING NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before servicing. PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Motor will not start. 3 Electric Plug Push plug securely into outlet. Try another outlet. Check circuit breaker. Motor suddenly stops. 3 Thermal Cut Off Refer to page 7. 3 Disposable Dust Bag and ﬁlter(s) 3 Cyclonic Cassette 3 3 Belt Brush Roll 3 Hose Change the bag. Hint: If picking up ﬁne dust, the bag may not look full, but a ﬁne substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks the airﬂow through the paperbag. Be sure hose adapter inserts into cyclonic cassette. Be sure the cyclonic cassette is properly seated into the cassette body. Empty cyclonic cassette. Note: There are two chambers in the cyclonic cassette. The chamber with the screen will ﬁll much faster than the chamber with the cone. This is normal. When the chamber with the screen is full, empty cyclonic cassette, do not wait till the chamber with the cone is full. Replace a cut, loose or out of shape belt. Clean hair and thread from bristles and end cap area. Replace brush roll if bristles are worn. Remove any clogs from the hose that restrict the airﬂow. 3 Disposable Dust Bag 3 Hose Adapter 3 Filter(s) 3 Hose Noise from the brush roll area. 3 3 Brush Roll Belt Remove hood and clean debris from the brush roll area. Replace a cut, loose or out of shape belt. Cleaner is hard to push. 3 Cleaner Height Setting 3 Belt Turn adjustment knob to a higher position. Hint: Put handle in operating position. Tilt the cleaner back to raise the front wheels off ﬂoor. Then turn the knob. Replace a cut, loose and out of shape belt. Brush roll will not turn. 3 Belt Replace cut, loose or out of shape belt. Burning smell. 3 Belt Replace cut, loose or out of shape belt. Dirt Alert red light will not go off. 3 New carpet ﬁbers. Over time loose new carpet ﬁbers will diminish and will not trip the dirt alert sensors. Dirt Alert red light will not come on. 3 Dirt sensor is not working. Call 08706 055055 for the nearest authorised Electrolux service center. Cleaning height knob will not turn. 3 Cleaner Height Setting Hint: Put handle in operating position. Tilt the cleaner back to raise the front wheels off ﬂoor. Then turn the knob. Does not clean the carpet or f ﬂoor. No suction at the end of the hose. 16 Change the bag. Hint: If picking up ﬁne dust, the bag may not look full, but a ﬁne substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks the airﬂow through the paper bag. Hose adapter has to seat inside the cyclonic cassette. Hint: Put the hose in place before attaching the handle. The handle secures the hose. Clean or replace the ﬁlter(s). Hint: If picking up ﬁne dust, the ﬁlter may not look dirty, but a ﬁne substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks the airﬂow through the ﬁlter(s). Remove any clogs from the hose that restrict the airﬂow. Check both ends of the hose. (See pages 10-11) Questions? Call Electrolux Customer Care on 08706 055 055 Accessory Items in This Carton 1 crevice tool 1 combination tool 1 wand 1 hardware package (2 screws) 1 hose assembly 1 vacuum cleaner handle Thank you for selecting an Electrolux cleaner. Don’t Forget to Use Genuine Electrolux Bags and Belts Part No. 70306D (3/05) Printed in U.S.A.