Vax U89-AS series User guide

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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Vax model number:
U89-AS series
WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brushbar which, when left in
contact with lino, parquet and other hard flooring
could potentially cause some damage to the floor
surface.
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instruction manual
Bagless upright
Version 1.0
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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
U89-AS
1
19
20
10
9
2
11
18
21
8
12
17
3
7
16
4
13
15
5
14
6
Fig.1/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Handle
Dirt container release latch
Dirt container
Lower hose
Clear window
Scuff guard
HEPA filter (some models only)
HEPA, antibacterial and carbon filter
(some models only)
8 Dirt container lid
9 Main 1.5m hose, 4.2m stretch hose
(Some models only)
10 Cord clip
11 Extension wand
2 parts overview
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Carrying handle/cord wrap
On/off pedal
Handle release pedal
Cord wrap with quick release
Power cord
Crevice tool
2-in-1 tool dusting brush/
upholstery tool
19 Hose bracket
20 TurboTool (Some models only)
21 Treads and risers tool
(Some models only)
PLEASE NOTE: Some parts may
vary according to model. Please
check box/inside flap of box for
more details.
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2. Safety Information
15. Do not use without ALL of the filters in place.
For Household Use Only
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
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.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
18. Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
3.
Always unplug the vacuumcleaner before connecting
or disconnecting the vacuumhose and accessories.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that theydo
not playwith the appliance.
5.
This 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.
16. Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
19. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
20. Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Nonapproved cords may overheat. Care should be taken
to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be
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 electrical outlet, make sure the switch is in the
‘off’ position. Hold the vacuum cleaner firmly when
starting and in use.
!
6.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only Vax
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 is damaged,
it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a
recommended Service Agent to avoid hazard and
invalidating the guarantee.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet or hose is blocked,
switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove the
blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
Do not pull or carry by cord/hose. Do not use the
cord/hose as a handle, close a door on the cord/hose
or pull cord/hose around sharp edges or corners. Do
not run the vacuum cleaner over the cord/hose. Keep
the cord away from heated surfaces.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
8.
9.
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IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains vacuum
performance. After rinsing filter, make sure it is
dry before inserting back into the vacuum cleaner.
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Please keep these instructions for further use.
Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use
with any openings blocked and do not restrict
airflow. Keep all openings free of dust, lint, hair or
anything that might 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.) 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.
safety information
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3. How to Assemble
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet before assembling or
removing the accessories.
!
Tool required: Crosshead screwdriver
1. Place the base of the cleaner so it is facing away from
you. Position the body so that the lower hose is on your
right hand side. Push the body down into place.
To secure the body in place insert one of the screws
supplied into the back of the cleaner, through the hole
located above the on/off pedal.
Pull back the flap on the clear window. Match the slots on
the hose to the tabs on the hose inlet. Push down firmly
on the cuff and turn anti-clockwise to lock in place
(Fig.3/1).
Fig.3/3
4. Using the handle attach the main hose into the left
hand side of the cleaner. Press down firmly to secure in
place. The main hose can then be secured in the top and
side of the tool holder.
Push the dirt container lid firmly on top of the dirt
container and place it onto the cleaner. The dirt container
will snap into place in the body of the cleaner.
Attach the tools to the tool holder. The 2-in-1 tool fits
over a post at the back of the vacuum cleaner.
The crevice tool fits into a round slot on the rear right hand
side of the tool holder, and the extension wand and hose
on the left hand side (Fig.3/4).
Fig.3/1
Crosshead screwdriver required
2. Align the holes in the tool holder, with the holes on top
of the body. Use two of the screws supplied to secure the
tool holder in place. Do not over tighten. With the hose clip
on the handle facing you place it onto the top of the body
of the cleaner (Fig.3/2).
Fig.3/4
5. Store the TurboTool in the caddy on the handle and
insert the treads and risers (stair) tool in the top of the
crevice tool for storage (Fig.3/5).
Fig.3/2
3. Push down firmly and line up the screw hole on the rear
of the handle. Use one of the screws supplied to secure
the handle on the body.
Insert the small end of the main hose into the tool holder
on the right hand side (Fig.3/3).
4 assembly
Fig.3/5
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4. How to Operate
5. Accessories
1. Plug the cord into an electrical outlet and turn on by
pressing the on/off pedal, located on the back left of the
cleaner (1).
NOTE: This unit is fitted with a constantly rotating
brushbar. To avoid damage to your carpet, ensure the
unit is not left on the stair tread when using the
accessories.
To unlock the handle from the upright position press the
handle release pedal (2) down.
Move the handle to the desired position (a) for storage and
position (b) for normal operation. To clean under furniture,
press the release pedal again and use position (c) (Fig.4/1).
1. Make sure the vacuum cleaner has been switched off
and is in an upright position. Remove the lower hose by
twisting clockwise and pulling away from the base of the
cleaner.
Remove the hose from the tool holder.
Slide the hose into the lower hose with the tab facing
upwards twist together to secure (Fig.5/1).
a
b
1
2
c
Fig.4/1
WARNING: This cleaner has a constantly
rotating brushbar 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 brushbar 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.
Fig.5/1
.
2. For hard to reach areas when additional hose length is
required, use the extension wand. It fits over the end of
the hose handle.
Choose the accessory that suits your need or use the hose
alone.
To fit the attachments push them firmly on to the end of
the extension wand or hose handle. To remove the tool,
twist and pull apart gently.
When moving from one room to another use the carrying
handle at the rear of the vacuum cleaner (Fig.5/2).
Fig.5/2
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Treads and Risers tool (Some models
only): for stairs, upholstery and
curtains. Twist the head tool for best
contact with stair treads and risers.
TurboTool (Some models only): Make sure the cleaner is
turned off before fastening TurboTool. Attach TurboTool
to hose end as all other accessories. For best pick up use
backward strokes on the surface being cleaned.
6. Dirt Container and Filter:
Removal and Replacement
1. Make sure the vacuum cleaner has been switched off
and unplugged from the mains supply. To remove the dirt
container from the vacuum cleaner press the release catch
and pull it forward.
To remove the lid of the dirt container hold the top and the
side handles firmly and turn the lid anti-clockwise. Pull the
lid away from the body of the dirt container.
Empty the all the dust and dirt from the dirt container
(Fig.6/1).
Fig.6/1
2. The filter inside the dirt container should be replaced
every 12 months. It should be cleaned each time the dirt
container is emptied. Remove it by grasping the ring at the
top of the filter.
Twist and pull the filter out. To clean it, tap it gently
against the side of a dustbin. Do not use a brush to clean
it as this may damage the filter. The filters can be washed
by rinsing the outer part only under cold running water.
Allow 24 hours to dry before replacing back into vacuum.
Replace the filter into the dirt container. Push it firmly into
place to prevent dust and dirt leaking out. Replace the
canister lid turning clockwise and return the dust (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/2
6 accessories / dirt container & filter
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7. Belt and Brush:
Removal and Replacement
1. Unplug the vacuum cleaner from the mains supply.
Press the handle release button and turn the vacuum
cleaner over so that the base lies flat and face up. Use a
screwdriver to remove the four retaining screws shown
above. Remove the nozzle guard.
Lift and remove the brushbar, then slide the belt off the
motor shaft and dispose of it. Place a new belt on the
motor shaft and then slip the brushbar through the belt.
8. Clearing Blockages
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from
moving parts, unplug before servicing.
Clearing Blockages from the TurboTool
(Some models only)
1. Turn the TurboTool over and slide off the locking ring
(Fig.8/1).
The belt should sit on the section of the brushbar without
bristles. Re-fit the brushbar. Ensure the end caps are in the
correct position. Rotate the brushbar to check the belt is
not twisted. Replace the nozzle guard (Fig.7/1).
Fig.8/1
2. Pivot lowering housing and remove clog (Fig.8/2).
Fig.7/1
Fig.8/2
3. To re-assemble, be sure that the tabs are engaged. Pivot
the lower housing closed. Slip the locking ring into the
groove at the neck of the TurboTool to complete
reassumbly (Fig.8/3).
TABS
Fig.8/3
belt & brush replacement / clearing blockages
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9. Troubleshooting
10. UK Service & Help
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Vax Careline:
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
Monday-Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
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Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the
Vax Careline. Please make a note of the serial number and
model number of the carpet cleaner before calling. For
the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Careline.
Cause:
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Solution: Plug in firmly.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Thermal cut out.
Solution: Refer to page 3 for information.
11. Technical Specification
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Lower hose not connected properly.
Solution: Refer to page 4 for fitting information.
Cause:
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Dirt container not installed correctly, or full.
(some models only)
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Broken or worn belt.
220-240V ~50Hz
1500-1800W (depending on model)
3 litres
HEPA (some models only)
HEPA, antibacterial and carbon
HEPA and carbon (some models only)
6-7m
6.3kg (approx)
Solution: Replace the belt.
Cord length:
Weight:
Cause:
Subject to technical change without notice.
Clogged filters.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
Cause:
Nozzle/hose or hose inlet is clogged.
Solution: Remove nozzle/hose and obstruction.
PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum cleaner.
Cause:
12. Consumables
Filter kit
Belt kit
Dirt container full.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed correctly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Hose not installed properly.
Solution: Review vacuum cleaner assembly.
8 troubleshooting / uk service & help / technical specification
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1-9-127372-00
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Notes
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Notes
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Notes
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
U89-AS series 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.
Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: vax.co.uk