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instructions, troubleshooting guide, and guarantee
Don’t take it back to the shop,
they won’t be able to fix it.
Ring the helpline
0845 658 9700
it’s a local rate number
Read the instructions before using your vacuum cleaner, and keep them safe.
If you pass the cleaner on, pass on the instructions too.
important safeguards
Follow basic safety precautions, including the ones below. It’s quite a list, but most of
them are simple common sense.
1 The cleaner should only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult.
It’s not a toy – don’t let children play with it.
2 Don’t put the cleaner in any liquid, and don’t use it anywhere damp or wet.
3 Don’t use the cleaner near a gas, oil (including paraffin), or open fire. The
flame may be sucked towards the cleaner, causing a fire hazard.
4 Keep hair, clothing, fingers (and toes), away from the end doing the sucking, and
from the brush. It won’t drag you into the bin, but it may give you a bit of a start.
5 Stuff you mustn’t pick up:
a) don’t pick up any liquid – you’ll short the motor
b) don’t pick up stuff that may ignite spontaneously, like matches, bits of fire-lighter
c) don’t pick up anything burning or smouldering, like cigarette ends, ashes, or
embers – wait till they’re extinguished and cold
d) don’t pick up spillage from toner cartridges – the fine carbon particles may pass
through the filter, short circuit the motor, and burn it out
e) don’t pick up cement or plaster dust – they’ll combine with moisture in the air,
clog the filter, scour the bin, and maybe burn out the motor too
f) don’t pick up anything sharp – you may puncture the filter and damage the motor
g) don’t pick up anything biological – you’ll eventually have to clean it off the filter,
and there’s always the possibility that viral particles may pass through the filter,
reach the air outlet, and enter your air supply
6 If you use the cleaner outdoors (e.g. cleaning the car), connect it to the electricity
supply via a residual current device (RCD), with a rated residual operating current
not exceeding 30mA. Don’t let the cleaner get wet.
7 Don’t leave it unattended when plugged in.
8 Keep an eye on the cable, so it doesn’t catch on anything, or trip anyone up. Don’t
run the cleaner over the cable, you’ll damage it.
9 If you’re using the cleaner on stairs, sit it where it can’t topple, and keep it below you,
so if it does topple, it won’t land on you.
10 Don’t use the cleaner on people, animals, birds, or pets.
11 Unplug the cleaner and rewind the cable when not in use, before moving and
before cleaning.
12 Don’t use the cleaner if the bin is full – switch off, unplug, and empty it.
13 Don’t use the cleaner for any purpose other than those described in these
14 Don’t use accessories or attachments other than those we provide.
15 Don’t leave the cleaner in sunlight, prolonged exposure to UV may damage plastics.
16 Don’t use the cleaner if it’s damaged or malfunctions. If the cable or plug is
damaged, return the cleaner, in order to avoid hazard.
household use only
The cleaner doesn’t need an earth. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A
BS1363 plug. To replace the plug, fit the blue wire to N, and the brown
wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an electrician.
Don’t use a non-rewireable/moulded plug unless the fuse cover is in place.
If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
before using for the first time
Remove the packaging, but keep it till you’re sure the cleaner is working properly.
It’s vital you keep the filters clean. If the filters get blocked, you’ll lose suction rapidly.
We’ve made them easy to remove, and easy to clean – the rest is down to you.
count the bits
In the box you’ll find a big brush, hose (with nozzle), extendable tube and crevice
tool/small brush. They may be packed separately, so check the packaging before you
dispose of it. The crevice tool/small brush may be mounted in its slot between the
fitting the hose
1 Turn the hose end, to align the locks on either side with the notches in the inlet.
2 Push the hose end into the inlet. You’ll hear a click as it locks into position.
3 Give it a gentle tug to check it’s fitted properly.
4 Pull as much cable as you need from the back of the cleaner.
5 There’s a yellow band round the cable to show there’s about a metre left.
6 There’s a red band about half a metre later. This means “Stop pulling, you’ve run out
of cable!” If you’re very strong, and you keep pulling, you could probably haul the
cable right out of the cleaner – this is not a good idea.
7 Keep an eye on the cable so it doesn’t catch on anything, and doesn’t trip anyone
(including you).
carrying and moving the cleaner
8 Lift the cleaner only by the handle.
9 When you lower the cleaner, make sure it’s sitting on the floor before you let the
handle go – this might sound obvious, but with such a small cleaner you might be
tempted to drop it a little, instead of bending all the way down to the floor. Don’t,
you’ll damage it.
10 When the cleaner is sitting on its wheels (normal position), you can move it around
by pulling gently (that’s gently), on the hose.
11 For stationary jobs like curtains, sit the cleaner on its back, with the inlet uppermost,
but don’t try to move it around like this, it’ll fall over.
choose the tool for the job
12 The big brush and crevice tool/small brush will fit on the nozzle, or on the end of the
extendable tube. The extendable tube fits on the end of the nozzle.
13 You’ll have your own preferences, but here are few tips for the first time user.
big brush normally used with the extendable tube, for floors and carpets.
Press the rear of the brush pedal to extend the bristles for hard floors,
or floor coverings without pile.
Press the front of the brush pedal to retract the bristles for use on rugs,
carpets, and anything with pile.
crevice tool as the name implies, down the sides of upholstery, in awkward spaces,
nooks, and crannies nothing else can reach.
small brush use it to remove pet hair, lint, and dust from blinds, curtains, and
upholstery; to brush/clean awkward corners.
14 The small brush is part of the crevice tool. To use, turn it a bit more than 90° from the
crevice tool, to store, turn it back, parallel to the crevice tool. It can be stored in a
niche at the rear of the cleaner.
15 Fit the extendable tube for floors, carpets, or for those hard to reach places:
a) grip the end of the inner tube in one hand, the outer tube in the other
b) turn your right hand quarter of a turn anti-clockwise to unlock the tubes
c) move the inner tube in or out to the length you require
d) turn your right hand quarter of a turn clockwise to lock the tubes
16 Push the wide end of the extendable tube on to the nozzle.
17 Choose a tool, and push it onto the narrow end of the tube.
suction control
18 The suction control is on the nozzle – move it towards the nozzle for maximum
suction, away from the nozzle to reduce suction.
plug in
caution If you’ve accidentally pressed the on/off switch, the cleaner could come on
when you plug it in. This could give you a bit of a start, so be careful.
19 Plug the cable into a socket near the area to be cleaned (switch the socket on, if it’s
switching on
20 Press and release the on/off switch 3, to turn the cleaner on.
21 Move the tool over the surface, cleaning a small area at a time.
22 When you move to a new area, overlap the previous area, to make sure none of the
surface is missed.
switching off
23 If you’ve finished, if you want to change tools, or if you just want to stop, press and
release the on/off switch 3, to turn the cleaner off.
finished cleaning?
24 Press and release the on/off switch 3, to turn the cleaner off.
25 Unplug the cleaner.
26 Stand clear of the cable, and press the cable rewind button, the cable will rewind
back into the cleaner.
27 Keep clear of the cable, as it rewinds at a fair lick. If it catches on anything, stop
pressing, and it’ll stop rewinding.
28 We’ve tried not to make it too powerful, to avoid wrecking your home, so you may
need to push the plug end into the storage area manually.
removing and emptying the bin
29 You don’t have to empty the bin after each use, but it’s a very good idea. Your
cleaner will happily work till it’s chock full, but you’ll be wasting energy swirling
yesterday’s dust around. Energy that could be better used sucking up today’s dust.
30 Switch off, unplug, and leave it for a minute, to let the dust settle.
31 Squeeze the locks on the hose end, and pull the hose out of the cleaner – this’ll keep
the hose out of your way.
32 Press the bin release lever, and hold it down with one hand. Grip the bin handle with
the other hand, and pull the bin out of the cleaner. Let go the bin release lever.
33 Lower the bin into your dustbin till it’s below the rim – this’ll stop the dust
dispersing into your environment.
34 Press the top of the latch. The bottom of the bin will drop open, and the contents
will drop into the dustbin.
35 Tap the bin lightly (over the dustbin) to dislodge any remaining dust.
36 Check the inlet and outlet for blockages, if there are any, give the bin a few taps to
dislodge them. It’s also a good idea to check the filter at this point (see “check the
filters”, below).
37 Press the latch, lift the bottom of the bin to close it, then let go the latch, to lock it
38 Push the bin into the cleaner, till the bin release lever clicks into place, to secure it.
39 Attach the hose to the cleaner.
check the filters
While emptying the bin give the filters a quick check. Blocked filters quickly reduce
suction, and they’re easy to clean.
HEPA filter
This filters the returning airflow. It’s expensive to replace, so be gentle with it. With
careful handling, it should last for years.
40 Spread out some newspaper - you’re going to make a mess.
41 Remove the bin from the cleaner, and turn it (the bin) upside down.
42 Press the latch and open the bin, to expose the HEPA filter and its cover.
43 Grip the rim of the HEPA filter, turn it a centimetre or so anti-clockwise, and lift it out
of the bin.
44 Grip the cover at the other end (don’t grip the mesh) with the other hand, give it a
bit of a turn, and pull it off the HEPA filter.
45 If the filter looks a bit mucky, tap it over the newspaper, to dislodge the dirt.
46 If it’s very dirty, soak it in warm soapy water for a few minutes, rinse under a running
tap, to remove all trace of soap, then let it air dry– don’t refit till it’s completely dry.
50 Hold the filter with the rim at the bottom.
51 Hold the cover with the arrow down.
52 Lower the cover over the filter till the cover hides the pips on the filter.
53 There are pips on the inside of the cover – keep these away from the pips on the
filter. You may find it easier to fit the cover it you turn it to and fro while lowering it.
54 Turn the HEPA filter so the rim is at the top, lower it into the upside down bin, and
turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
55 Close the bin, turn it right-way-up, and push it into the cleaner, till the bin release
lever clicks into place, to secure it.
outlet filter
56 Push the lock down, then lift the cover off the cleaner.
57 Pull the outlet filter out of the cover.
58 If the filter looks a bit mucky, tap it over the newspaper, to dislodge the dirt.
59 If its very dirty, soak it in warm soapy water, swill it out under a running tap, to
remove all trace of soap, then let it air dry, till it’s completely dry, before refitting.
60 Put the filter into the rear of the cover – the white side of the filter should be towards
the cleaner.
61 Fit the lugs in the bottom of the cover into the slots in the cleaner, and push the top
of the cover into the cleaner, till it clicks into place.
Switch the cleaner off and unplug it before cleaning.
Don’t put any part of the cleaner in a dishwasher.
Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
• Clean the cleaner frequently. Basically, the better you look after it, the longer it’ll last.
Keep an eye on it as you use it, and examine the filters when you empty the bin. If
anything needs cleaning, do it there and then, don’t put it off, in case you forget.
• Wipe external surfaces with a damp cloth. A dab of washing-up liquid will remove
stubborn stains, but clean it off afterwards, or it may stain.
• Wipe the tools with a damp cloth, or hand wash in warm soapy water. Rinse to
remove any trace of soap, and air dry before using.
• Wipe the extendable tube and hose with a damp cloth. Again, you can use a dab of
washing-up liquid to remove any stubborn marks. Remove all trace of the washingup liquid, and check they’re dry before refitting. Don’t put them in water, you’ll
damage them.
• Hand wash the bin in warm soapy water. Use a washing-up cloth or a gentle sponge,
don’t use a hard sponge or scouring pad. Rinse to remove all trace of soap and air
dry. Don’t replace it till it’s fully dry.
No matter how careful you are, sooner or later you’ll block the cleaner.
don’t panic!
If the cleaner starts to get noisy and you start to lose suction, don’t worry, it’s not the
end of the world, you’ve probably just blocked it up.
1 Switch the cleaner off and unplug it.
2 Spread a newspaper on the floor, you’re going to make a mess.
3 If you’re using one of the tools, remove and check it first.
4 Pull the hose out and check it – leave it out for the next bit.
5 Remove the bin, check the inlet and outlet.
6 If there is a blockage use a blunt object such as a finger, or blunt end of a ball-point
pen to dislodge it, don’t use anything sharp.
7 Check all the filters.
8 If you haven’t cleared the blockage by now, try again.
9 Still not clear? – Ring the helpline.
help – 0845 658 9700
If you need help, note the Model No (on the rating plate) and ring the helpline 0845
658 9700 (it’s a local rate number).
spare parts
Note the Model No (on the rating plate) and the part(s) you need, then ring the
helpline – 0845 658 9700, or email for price(s). You may
then order spares with VISA or MASTERCARD.
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able
to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The cleaner isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, don’t take the cleaner back to the place you bought
it – they won’t be able to fix it. Ring Customer Service.
If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your
name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where
and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to:
Customer Service, Salton Europe Ltd, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0HS
telephone: 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase
will be corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and
maintained in accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be
disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
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