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Ryobi RY9904 Instruction manual
VAXCARE
Vaxcare:
Please register your warranty. Send in your completed Warranty Card.
If you require further assistance or advice about any
VAX please call VAXCARE on
1300 36 4040 (Australia - cost of a local call)
and 0800 800 900 (NZ)
www.vax.com.au
AUST: 1300 36 4040
NZ: 0800 800 900
VAXCARE Service & Help:
AUSTRALIA 1300 36 4040
NEW ZEALAND 0800 800 900
VAX Appliances (Australia) Pty Ltd
A.C.N. 009099736
296 Victoria Road Malaga Western Australia 6090.
EMAIL: vaxcare@vax.com.au
WEBSITE: www.vax.com.au
AUST. & NZ BRANCHES
• NSW/ACT
Unit 2, 30 Heathcote Road,
Moorebank, NSW 2170
Telephone: (02) 9602 6800
Facsimile: (02) 9602 6900
MODIFIED OCTOBER 2007 / P/N 84410
• VICTORIA/TASMANIA
Unit 3, 46 Burgess Road,
Bayswater North, VIC 3153
Telephone: (03) 9761 7160
Facsimile: (03) 9761 7175
• SOUTH AUSTRALIA/
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Unit 3, 75-77 Grange Road,
Welland, SA 5007
Telephone: (08) 8340 2222
Facsimile: (08) 8346 7933
• QUEENSLAND
186 Kerry Road, Archerfield, QLD 4108
Telephone: (07) 3216 7350
Facsimile: (07) 3216 7375
If you have any queries or concerns about using
your Vax, call VAXCARE. Please make a note of
the model number or model name of the appliance
before calling.
(Aust only: Mon-Fri. 10.00am to 6.00pm. EST)
Calls are charged at the local rate.
An answerphone is available outside of these hours.
We will return your call the next working day.
There are over 300 approved Vax Service Agents in
Australia and New Zealand. For the nearest Service
Agent, please call VAXCARE or visit www.vax.com.au
• WESTERN AUSTRALIA
296 Victoria Road,
Malaga, WA 6090
Telephone: (08) 9247 8100
Facsimile: (08) 9247 8192
• VAX APPLIANCES
NEW ZEALAND
27 Clemow Drive
Mt Wellington, Auckland
Telephone: (09) 5736220
Facsimile: (09) 5736224
Email: vaxnz@vax.co.nz
BAGLESS UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER
Vax Model Number: V-043
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using this cleaner.
Always fully extend the mains cable before use.
Please keep these instructions for further use.
1. Safety Instructions
For Household Use Only
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety
precautions should always be observed,
including the following:
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting to or disconnecting from the
mains supply.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum
hose.
4. This appliance is not intended for use
by young or infirm persons unless they
have been adequately supervised by a
responsible person to ensure that they can
use the appliance safely.
Young children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
5. Use only as described in this manual. Use
only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
6. Do not use the vacuum cleaner with a
damaged cord or plug. Do not use the
vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Return the vacuum cleaner to a Vax
Authorised Service Agent for examination,
repair or adjustment.
7. 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.
8. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner
with wet hands. Do not use outdoors or on
wet surfaces.
9. 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.
10.Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all
parts of the body away from openings and
moving parts.
11.Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts,
matches or any hot, smoking or burning
objects.
12.Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc)
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or use in the presence of explosive liquids or
vapours.
13.Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner,
etc).
14.Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects
such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
15.Do not use without the filters in place.
16.Use extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
17.Keep vacuuming area well lit.
18.Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool,
dry area.
19.Turn off the switch before unplugging.
20.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.
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very
powerful unit. Before plugging the cord into
the outlet make sure the switch is in the ‘off’
position. Hold the vacuum cleaner firmly when
starting and in use.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet or hose is blocked,
switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove the
blockage(s) before restarting.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all filters are replaced
back into the vacuum cleaner before using. This
vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
only and not for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FURTHER 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
before re-starting.
Replacement Filters & Belts
Replacement filters and belts are available
from your Vax stockist or Vax direct. Phone
VAXCARE or visit www.vax.com.au
9. Troubleshooting
WARNING: to reduce risk of personal injury
unplug vacuum cleaner before servicing.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t run
Fig.7/3
4.Remove the worn or broken belt from the
motor drive shaft.
5.Remove any residue in the belt area before
installing a new belt.
6.Loop the new belt first over the motor drive
shaft and then over the agitator pulley.
7.Insert the right side of the brushbar first
by placing the end cap down in the slot
and then do the same with the left side.
Press firmly to make sure that each end is
completely inserted.
8.Check to make sure that the belt is centred
on the agitator pulley and that the brushbar
turns.
9.Replace the vacuum head cover by screwing
in the four (4) screws on the underside of
the vacuum cleaner.
8. Clearing Blockages
1.Switch the vacuum cleaner off and
disconnect the power plug from the
electrical outlet.
2.The flexible hose can be disconnected
from the vacuum cleaner by turning anticlockwise and pulling away from the
machine (Fig.8/1). Remove any blockages
found then reconnect the hose securely.
Fig.8/1
Cause: Not properly plugged into electrical
outlet.
Solution: Plug in firmly.
Cause: No electricity in electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause: On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to on.
Cause: Motor thermostat tripped.
Solution: Reset motor thermostat (see page 2).
Cause: Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up
Cause: Full or clogged dirt container.
Solution: Clean dirt container.
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust brushbar height adjuster .
Cause: Clogged nozzle.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged dirt inlet.
Solution: Remove vacuum cleaner head
cover and remove obstruction.
Cause: Clogged hose.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Hose not inserted fully.
Solution: Push hose in securely.
Cause: Dirty filters.
Solution: Clean/change filters.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up
Cause: Accessories not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to page 5 for fitting
information.
PROBLEM: Cleaner picks up
moveable rugs or is too hard to push
Cause: Wrong pile height setting.
Solution: Adjust setting on brushbar height
adjuster.
PROBLEM: Brushbar does not turn
Cause: Broken belt.
Solution: Replace belt.
Cause: Belt installed incorrectly.
Solution: Check belt.
PROBLEM: Air flow restricted with
attachment use
Cause: Attachment use restricts air flow.
Solution: Check attachment for blockage.
Cause: New carpet debris clogging air path.
Solution: Remove obstruction.
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NOTE: The HEPA filter Fig.6/5
may be washed by
running it under tap
water. We recommend
washing it once a
month or when suction
appears reduced.
Always allow HEPA
filter to thoroughly
air dry before replacing into the vacuum.
WARNING: Always empty the dirt container
and clean the HEPA filter before each use and
during prolonged usage. Never over fill the dirt
container. During prolonged usage remove
and clean the HEPA filter each time the dirt
container is emptied as motor damage may
occur.
Cleaning the Pre-Motor Filter
Underneath the dirt container is a pre-motor
filter. If found to be defective, please replace
(Fig.6/6).
7. Rotating Brushbar:
Removal & Replacement
Tools required: Phillips screwdriver.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury,
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.
1.Turn vacuum off and unplug from power
supply. Press handle release button and
lay vacuum cleaner on a flat, level surface.
2.Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the
four (4) screws on the underside of the
cleaner (Fig.7/1) to release the top cover of
the vacuum head (Fig.7/2).
2. Parts Overview
FRONT
BACK
1
2
3
18
4
14
15
13
5
16
6
12
11
12
17
11
7
Fig.6/6
10
9
8
Fig.2/1
Fig.7/1
Cleaning the Dirt Container
WARNING: To reduce
the risk of injury, the
power cord must be
disconnected
before
removing
the
dirt
container, HEPA filter,
changing the filters or
performing maintenance /
Fig.6/7
troubleshooting checks.
• The dirt container can be washed in
lukewarm water (max 40ºC) (Fig.6/7).
• Do not use strong detergents or wash in
dishwasher.
• Ensure that the dirt container is fully
dry before putting back on the vacuum
cleaner.
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Fig.7/2
3.Lift the right side of the brushbar and then
the left hand side and remove the brushbar
from the vacuum cleaner head (Fig.7/3).
1. Telescopic handle
2. On/off button
3. Height adjuster button
4. Dirt container lid
5. HEPA filter
6. Dirt container
7. Brushbar height adjuster
8. Vacuum head
9. Wheel
10.Foot pedal
11.Power cord
12.Auto cord rewind
13.Extendible hose
14.Handle release button
15.Crevice tool
16.Dusting brush
17.Hose connector
18.Dirt container button release
Technical Specification
Voltage:
220-240~50Hz
Wattage:
1500W
Capacity:
2.5 litres
Filters:
Central HEPA Filter
Pre-motor Filter
Model Name: Power Reach
Model No:
V-043
Weight:
7.5kg
Cord length: Retractable
Part No:
84000
Subject to technical change without notice.
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3. Use & Function
IMPORTANT: Always remove the power plug
from the electrical outlet before assembling or
removing accessories.
1.Insert the handle
Fig.3/1
into the top of the
vacuum cleaner.
(Fig.3/1).
Auto Cord Rewind
Unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical
outlet. Press the auto cord rewind pedal and
guide the power cord with one hand. Rewind
1-11/2 metres of cord at a time. This will
prevent the cord from whipping which could
cause damage or injury. (Fig.4/2).
Fig.4/2
5. Accessories
Crevice Tool
Use the crevice tool for crevices, corners,
skirting boards and between cushions.
Dusting brush
Use the dusting brush on soft furnishings.
Attaching the Accessories
The crevice tool and dusting brush can be
used with or without the telescopic handle.
To attach the accessory to the hose, remove
the hose from the machine (Fig.5/1) and push
the accessory onto the end (Fig.5/2).
6. Dirt Container & Filter:
Removal & Replacement
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum
cleaner from the electrical outlet before
emptying the dirt container.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the vacuum
without the HEPA filter in place.
1.To remove the dirt container, press the dirt
container release button and lift away from
the vacuum cleaner (Fig 6/1).
Fig.6/1
4. How to Operate
On/Off Pedal
Plug the cord into an electrical outlet. Turn
the vacuum cleaner on by pressing the on/
off switch located on the lower side of the
cleaner (Fig.4/1). The cleaner can be turned
off by pressing the on/off switch again.
Telescopic Handle
The telescopic handle is adjustable. Push the
handle adjuster button to slide the handle up
and down. (Fig.4/1).
Adjustment for Floor Types
The vacuum cleaner has a brushbar height
adjuster that raises and lowers the brushbar
to suit different carpet types. 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 cleaner is comfortable to push. The
brushbar must reach the carpet for effective
cleaning. (Fig.4/3).
Fig.4/3
Power
On/off
Fig.4/1
The telescopic handle can also be used as an
extension tube when using the accessories
(see section 5).
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Caution: The brushbar continues to rotate
while the hose is removed and at all times
when the vacuum cleaner is on. Keep hair,
loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body
away from the brush area while the vacuum
cleaner is on. The vacuum cleaner must be in
the upright position to lift the rotating brushbar
off the carpet when cleaning with extendible
hose. When using tools/accessories, the
brushbar height adjuster should be turned to
its highest position.
Fig.5/1
Fig.5/2
To use the telescopic handle, release the
handle by pushing the handle release button
and connect the hose to the top of the
telescopic handle (Fig.5/3).
Attach the desired accessory to the end of
the telescope handle (Fig.5/4).
Fig.5/3
Fig.5/4
2.Release
the
bottom of the
dirt
container
by pushing the
button located
at the back of the
dirt container.
(Fig.6/2).
3.Empty all the dirt
from the container
(Fig.6/3).
Fig.6/2
Fig.6/3
4.Remove the HEPA Fig.6/4
filter by twisting
anti-clockwise and
pulling out (Fig.6/4).
NOTE: The white
material in the HEPA
filter will discolour over
time - This is NORMAL
and will NOT affect the
performance of the filter.
5.Firmly tap clean the HEPA filter until no
more dust is observed falling out (Fig.6/5).
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