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Vax V-044T Instruction manual
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Vax model number:
V-044AP
WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brush bar which, when left in
contact with lino, parquet and other hard flooring
could potentially cause some damage to the floor
surface.
!
NOTE: Vax recommends that you raise the height
of the brush bar when using this cleaner on lino and
hard flooring. Vax cannot be held responsible for
damage to these surfaces if the customer fails to
take notice of this recommendation.
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instruction manual
Bagless upright vacuum
Please read carefully before using this cleaner.
Always fully extend the mains cable before use.
Retain for future reference.
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1. Diagram
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Handle
Dirt container lid
HEPA filter
Dirt container
Lower hose inspection tube
On/off switch
Carpet height adjuster !
Vacuum head
Wheel
Cord clip
Dirt container button release
2 parts overview
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Crevice tool
Extension tube
Hose clip
Extendable hose
Power cord
Hose connector
Lower cord wrap with quick release
Handle release pedal
TurboTool (model V-044T Only)
Two (2) short screws
Two (2) long screws
WARNING: This cleaner has a
constantly rotating brush bar
which, when left in contact with lino,
parquet and other hard flooring
could potentially cause some
damage to the floor surface.
!
NOTE: Vax recommends that you
raise the height of the brush bar
when using this cleaner on lino and
hard flooring. Vax cannot be held
responsible for damage to these
surfaces if the customer fails to
take notice of this recommendation.
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2. Safety Information
15. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
For Household Use Only
16. Do not use without the filters in place.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
17. Take extra care when vacuuming stairs.
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
19. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting or disconnecting from the mains supply.
3.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose and
accessories.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
5.
The appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
6.
Use only as described in this manual.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
7.
Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a
damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord or plug is
damaged, return the vacuum cleaner to a Vax
Authorised Service Agent or suitably qualified
person for examination, repair or adjustment.
8.
9.
Do not pull or carry by the cord. Do not use the cord
as a handle, close a door on the cord or pull the cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not run the
vacuum cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away
from heated surfaces.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
10. Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use
with any openings blocked and do not restrict air
flow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or
anything that may reduce airflow.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
12. Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
any hot, smoking or burning objects.
13. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
14. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
18. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
20. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner.
21. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
Non-approved extension cords may overheat. Care
should be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord
cannot be pulled or tripped over.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet
before assembling, opening or emptying the dirt
container, or before connecting/disconnecting the
attachments.
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CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very
powerful unit. Before plugging the cord into
the electrical outlet, make sure the switch is in the
‘off’ position.
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IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic
tube is blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner
and remove the blockage(s) before re-starting the
vacuum cleaner.
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IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all the filters are
completely dry before inserting back into the vacuum
cleaner.
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NOTE: Cleaner is not suitable for use on hard floors.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
Motor Thermostat
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason, the vacuum cleaner should
over-heat, the thermostat will automatically turn the
unit off. Should this occur, unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet and turn off the switch.
Remove the dirt container and empty. Clean the
filters. Allow the cleaner to cool for approximately one
(1) hour. To re-start, plug into an electrical outlet and
switch back on.
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3. How to Assemble
IMPORTANT: Always remove the power plug
! from the electrical outlet before assembling or
removing accessories.
Assembly of the Hose
Align the tabs on the lower hose/inspection tube with the
slots on the hose. Push and turn the hose clockwise until
secure (Fig.3/4).
Handle Assembly
Firmly push the back panel onto the base assembly. Ensure
it is fully located before inserting the two short screws
(Fig.3/1).
Fig.3/4
Wrap the hose round and through the hose clip and then
down and insert into hose connector (Fig.3/5).
Fig.3/1
Slide the handle into place onto the top of the back panel.
Secure the top handle to the back panel by inserting the
two long screws (Fig.3/2).
Fig.3/5
Cord Storage
This vacuum cleaner is equipped with a convenient cord
storage feature. The power cord winds around the two
cord holders at the side of the unit. The bottom cord holder
has a quick release feature. Turn the cord hook to the left
or the right to remove the power cord (Fig.3/6).
Fig.3/2
Assembling the Dirt Container
Insert the bottom of the dirt container to align with the
tab on the upper cover of the motor. To secure the dirt
container, push the top in place, there will be an audible
click when it is secure (Fig.3/3).
Fig.3/6
Line up here
Fig.3/3
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4. How to Operate
Carpet Height Adjuster
Turn the vacuum cleaner on by pressing the on/off switch
located on the lower right side of the cleaner (Fig.4/1).
On/ off
switch
The front of the vacuum cleaner has a carpet height
adjuster that raises and lowers the brushbar to suit the
type of carpet. With the cleaner NOT connected to the
electrical outlet, set the adjustment to the lowest setting
for maximum cleaning. If the cleaner is difficult to move,
push the knob to the next highest setting until the
vacuum is comfortable to push. The brushbar must reach
the carpet for effective cleaning.(Fig.4/3).
Fig.4/1
The cleaner can be turned off by pressing the on/off
switch again.
Adjusting the Angle of the Main Body
Fig.4/3
To adjust the angle of the vacuum cleaner body, push the
release pedal on the lower left side of the cleaner (Fig.4/2).
Move the handle to the desired position. (A) for
upright position, (B) for normal operation and (C) to clean
under furniture (Fig.4/2).
NOTE: Vax recommends that you raise the height of
the brush bar when using this cleaner on lino and hard
flooring. Vax cannot be held responsible for damage to
these surfaces if the customer fails to take notice of
this recommendation.
A
Press here
WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brush bar which, when left in contact
with lino, parquet and other hard flooring could
potentially cause some damage to the floor surface.
!
B
C
IMPORTANT: When the vacuum cleaner is stood in
the upright position or when using the hose and
tools, the carpet height adjuster must be set to the
highest position.
WARNING: To avoid injury, keep loose clothing, hair,
! fingers and all other parts of the body away from
any moving part (such as the brushbar). Turn off the
switch and unplug the cleaner before adjusting the
cleaner for the carpet height.
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Fig.4/2
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5. Accessories
Attaching the Accessories
The accessories can be used with or without the exnsion
tube. To attach, remove the hose from the machine and
push the desired accessory onto the end (Fig.5/1).
6. Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal and Replacement
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the unit from the
electrical outlet before opening the dirt container.
Do NOT use the vacuum without the
! IMPORTANT:
HEPA filter in place.
To remove the dirt container, press the dirt container
release button and lift away from the vacuum cleaner (Fig
6/1).
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Fig.5/1
Crevice Tool
Use the crevice tool for radiators, crevices, corners, skirting
boards and between cushions.
Turbotool (Model V-044T only)
For pet hair, stairs and upholstery. The TurboTool should
be pulled backwards for optimum cleaning.
Fig.6/1
Cleaning the HEPA Filter
Remove the dirt container lid by grasping the dirt container
and turning anti-clockwise (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/2
Empty all the dirt from the container.
Remove the filter by twisting anti-clockwise and
pulling out.
Firmly tap clean the HEPA filter until no more dust is
observed falling out (Fig.6/3).
Fig.6/3
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The HEPA filter may be washed by running it under the
tap. We recommend washing it once a month or when
suction appears reduced. Always allow to air dry for 24
hours before replacing into the vacuum.
PLEASE NOTE: The white material in the HEPA filter will
discolour over time -This is NORMAL and will NOT affec
tthe performance of the filter.
WARNING: Always empty the dirt container and
! clean the HEPA filter before each use and during
prolonged usage. Never over fill the dirt container,
remove dirt and clean the HEPA filter each time the dirt
container is emptied during prolonged usage or risk motor
damage.
Cleaning the Pre-Motor Filter
Underneath the dirt container is a pre-motor filter. If found
to be defective, please replace (Fig.6/4).
Fig.6/4
Cleaning the Dirt Container
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, the
! power cord must be disconnected before removing
the dirt container, HEPA filter, changing the filters or
performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
• The dirt container can be washed in lukewarm water
(max 40ºC).
• Do not use strong detergents.
• Ensure that the dirt container is fully dry before putting
back on the vacuum cleaner. Do not wash in dishwasher.
7. Maintenance
Cleaning and Changing the Belt
TOOLS REQUIRED: Phillips screwdriver.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, the
! power cord must be disconnected before removing
the dirt container, HEPA filter, changing the filters
or performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Occasionally, the power nozzle drive belt will require
changing, the frequency will depend upon the amount of
vacuum use.
Turn vacuum off and unplug from power supply. Press
handle release button and lay vacuum cleaner on a flat,
level surface.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the four (4) screws on
the underside of the cleaner to release the top cover of
the vacuum head (Fig.7/1).
Fig.7/1
Lift the right side of the brushbar and lift the left hand
side and remove the brushbar from the power head
(Fig.7/2).
Fig.7/2
Remove the worn or broken belt from the motor drive
shaft.
Carefully remove any belt residue that may exist in the belt
area before replacing with a new belt.
Loop the new belt first over the motor drive shaft and
then over the agitator pulley.
Insert the right side of the brushbar in first by placing the
end cap down in the slot and then so the same with the
left side. Press firmly to make sure that each end is
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completely inserted.
Check to make sure that the belt is centred on the agitator
pulley and that the brushbar turns.
Replace the vacuum head cover by screwing in the four (4)
screws on the underside of the vacuum cleaner.
Removing blockages from the Turbotool (model
V-044T Only)
Rotate the locking ring 180°, then turn the TurboTool over.
Pivot the lower housing open and then remove any
obstructions.
To re-assemble, ensure the tables are engaged, pivot the
lower housing closed and re-position the locking ring.
8. Troubleshooting
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug in securely.
Cause:
No electricity in the electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
Cause:
Motor thermostat has tripped.
Solution: Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Leave for one (1) hour before switching the
vacuum cleaner back on.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed properly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Dirt container full or blocked.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Clogged filters.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up.
Cause:
Accessories are not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 5.
Cause:
TurboBrush / TurboTool is clogged.
Solution: Refer to section 7.
Cause:
Hose / Stretch Hose is not installed correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 7.
PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum cleaner.
Cause:
Dirt container full.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed correctly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Solution:
Cause:
Solution:
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Hose / Stretch Hose is not installed correctly.
Review installation.
Filter not installed completely.
Remove, clean and replace filters.
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10. Technical Specification
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Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
230-240V ~50Hz
1600W max
2.9 litres approx
Pleated paper HEPA filter
Pre-motor
Cord length:
Weight:
7.4m approx
6.6kg
Monday-Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the
Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the UK national rate.
Please make a note of the serial number and model
number of the carpet cleaner before calling. There are
over 400 approved Vax Service Agents in the UK. For the
nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline.
Subject to technical change without notice.
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that
the V-044 Range is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
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email: info@vax.co.uk - website: www.vax.co.uk
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