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Russell Hobbs product_276 Product User Manual
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
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 instructions.
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, the
cleaner must be returned in order to avoid hazard.
household use only
before using for the first time
Remove the packaging, but keep it till you’re sure the cleaner is working properly.
count the bits
In the box you’ll find two tubes, a big brush, a crevice tool, a small brush, and a hose (with
nozzle). They may be packed separately, so check all of the packaging before you dispose of it.
Keep the filters clean – if they get blocked, you’ll lose suction rapidly.
fitting the hose
1 Turn the hose end, to align the lock with the inlet in the front of the cleaner.
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
7 Keep an eye on the cable so it doesn’t catch on anything or trip anyone (including you).
carrying and moving the cleaner
8 Lift the cleaner only by the carrying 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 down. 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, you may sit the cleaner up, with the hose at the top, but
don’t try to move it like this, or it’ll fall over.
choose the tool for the job
12 The tools will fit on the nozzle, or on the narrow end of either tube.
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, and curtains, and to brush/
clean awkward corners.
sofa brush
use this to remove pet hair, lint, and dust from upholstery, and other small,
flat areas – don’t use it on hanging curtains, as it doesn’t have the bristles
necessary to let air flow freely, use the small brush instead.
15 The tubes are identical. The narrow end of a tube will fit into the wide end of the other tube,
or into to any of the tools, to provide extra length where needed, for floors, carpets, or hard
to reach places:
16 Push the wide end of the tube on to the nozzle.
17 Choose a tool, and push it on the narrow end of the tube, or on the nozzle.
suction control
18 There are two ways to control the suction:
a) The suction control on top of the cleaner – turn it clockwise to increase the cleaning
power, anti-clockwise to decrease the power.
b) The suction control 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
switching off
23 If you’ve finished, if you want to change tools, or if you just want to stop for a rest, 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 C, the cable will rewind.
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 There’s a “bin full indicator” on top of the bin. It’s eye-shaped, and it’s just below the bin
31 If it shows red, when suction is at maximum, and the nozzle is off the floor, then you should
empty the bin right away.
32 Switch off, unplug, and leave it for a minute, to let the dust settle.
33 Press in the lock on the hose end, and pull the hose out of the cleaner – this’ll keep the hose
out of your way.
34 Lift the bin handle till it stops (about 80 degrees). Then lift the bin up and out of the cleaner.
35 Lower the bin into your dustbin so the bottom of the bin is below the rim – this’ll prevent the
dust dispersing into your environment.
36 Press the top of the latch, to open the bottom of the bin, and dump its contents into the
dustbin. Give the bin a couple of taps, to shake all the dirt loose.
37 Lift the bottom of the bin up to close it.
check the filters
38 While emptying the bin, check the filters. Blocked filters quickly reduce suction, and they’re
easy to clean.
39 Spread out some newspaper – you’re likely to make a mess.
40 Wearing rubber gloves is a good idea – they’ll protect your fingers from gunge on the filters.
HEPA filter
41 This filters the returning airflow. It’s expensive to replace, so be gentle with it. With careful
handling, it should last for years.
42 Grip the tab on the HEPA filter, and pull the filter gently out of the rear of the bin.
43 This will expose the foam filter.
44 Push the top of the foam filter, to get your fingers behind it, and pull it out.
45 Tap both filters gently over the newspaper, to dislodge any dirt.
46 If they’re really dirty:
a) soak the HEPA filter in warm soapy water for a few minutes, rinse under a running tap, to
remove all trace of soap, then let it air dry
b) wash the foam filter in warm soapy water, rinse it thoroughly, squeeze it out, then leave it
to air dry
, Check that both filters are completely dry before replacing them in the bin.
47 Replace the foam filter in the rear of the bin, then replace the HEPA filter.
plastic filter
48 Grip the bottom of the plastic filter.
49 Turn it anti-clockwise to release the bayonet fittings on its top.
50 Bring it down and out of the bin.
51 Turn it upside down and tap it, to release any dust.
52 If the holes are blocked:
a) try brushing it with an old toothbrush, to clear the holes
b) wash it in warm soapy water, rinse under a running tap, to remove all trace of soap, then
let it air dry
53 Replacing it is a bit fiddly:
a) push it up its tube till it stops
b) turn it anti-clockwise till you feel the bayonet fittings on the filter clear the fittings inside
the tube
c) now turn it clockwise, to engage the bayonet fittings
54 Lift the bottom of the bin till the latch clicks into place, to secure it.
55 Lower the bin into the cleaner, then lower the bin handle on to the body of the bin, till it
clicks into place.
outlet filter
56 Ease the tabs on the cover away from the cleaner, and lift the cover off.
57 Grip the tab on the outlet filter, and lift it out of the cleaner.
58 Give it a tap, to remove any dust, then replace it in the cleaner.
59 To replace the cover, locate the lugs on the front of the cover in the slots in the cleaner.
60 Lower the cover on top of the outlet filter.
61 Press the tabs down till they click into place.
cleaning the cleaner
62 Switch the cleaner off and unplug it before cleaning.
63 Don’t put any part of the cleaner in a dishwasher.
64 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
65 Wipe external surfaces of the cleaner with a damp cloth.
66 Wipe the tools and tubes with a damp cloth.
67 A dab of washing-up liquid will remove stubborn stains, but clean it off afterwards, or it may
68 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.
69 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.
5 Remove the bin, and check the HEPA filter, foam filter, and plastic filter.
6 Use something blunt, like the blunt end of a ball-point pen to dislodge any blockage.
7 If you haven’t cleared the blockage by now, try again.
8 Still not clear? – Ring the helpline.
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.
helpline – 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
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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