Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owner`s Guide Z8800 Series IMPORTANT

Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Owner’s Guide
Household Type
Z8800 Series
2—4 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
4 GUARANTEE
5 QUICK REFERENCE
5 HOW TO ASSEMBLE
7 HOW TO USE
10 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
10 Dust Cup
11 Top Filter
11 Bottom Filter
12 Clear Blockages/Hose
13 Brushroll
13 Brushroll Belt
IMPORTANT
For any advice
on your cleaner and
to order filters and
accessories,
please telephone the
Electrolux Helpline on
14 PROBLEM
Clear HoseSOLVING
08706 055055
FILTER REPLACEMENT CODE: EF105 and EF106
www.electrolux.co.uk
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
•D
o not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord when not in use and before servicing.
• This appliance is not intended for use by any 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.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If vacuum cleaner is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, return it to a service centre before using.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners.
• Do not run vacuum cleaner over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
• This vacuum cleaner creates suction and contains a revolving brushroll. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings
and moving parts.
• Do not place cleaner on furniture or stairs as the brushroll may cause damage. Place cleaner on floor with the handle in storage position while using attachments.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Do not use without the dust cup or filter(s) in place.
• Belt pulleys can become hot during normal use. To prevent burns, avoid touching the belt pulley when servicing the drive belt.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or use in areas where they may be present.
• Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
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WARNING
The brush in the cleaning head rotates at high speed and can cause damage to the mains supply cable if the cleaner passes over it during
cleaning operations.
Care should be taken to ensure that this does not happen. If the cleaning head has accidentally passed over the mains supply cable the following action
should be taken:
1. Switch off and remove the plug from the socket outlet.
2. Examine the mains supply cable for damage (only after removing the plug from the socket outlet).
3. If there is any sign of damage to the supply cable it MUST be renewed. The repair MUST be carried out by an Electrolux Service Agent or a similar
qualified person.
4. NEVER use the machine with a damaged mains supply cable.
Proprietary carpet conditioning and air freshening materials
After using proprietary carpet conditioning powders, it is recommended that the filters be changed. Some of these preparations contain substances
which if left in the vacuum cleaner for extended periods could damage the plastic mouldings which form the structure of the cleaner.
Many air fresheners, household deodorants, sprays and polishes contain a highly flammable gas propellant.
Because of this, it is particularly important that these products are used strictly in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s instructions.
It is essential that none of the above products are sprayed directly into the vacuum cleaner or any of its filters, hose assembly, dustbag chamber or dust cup.
Thermal Cut Off
This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner switches off, push the switch pedal
once and unplug the cleaner. Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating such as a full dust cup, a blocked hose or clogged filter. If these
conditions are found, fix them and wait at least 60 minutes before attempting to use the cleaner. After the 60 minute period, plug the cleaner back in and
push the on/off switch On (I). If the cleaner still does not run, please call Electrolux Customer Care.
BEFORE YOU START
CHECK THE VOLTAGE
Before connecting the cleaner to an electrical supply, ensure that the voltage shown on the rating plate located beneath the cleaner is of the correct
voltage for your electricity supply. If it is not, do not use the cleaner but refer back to your dealer.
CONNECTING TO YOUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
Permanently connected to the cleaner is a mains supply (2-core) cable fitted with a non-rewirable plug incorporating a 13A fuse.
In the event of the fuse requiring replacement the fuse cover should be removed using a small screwdriver. The old fuse MUST be replaced by a
13A ASTA approved BS1362 fuse or a BSI approved fuse. The cover must be replaced before the plug is used again. In the event of loss of the fuse
cover, replacements can be obtained from your Electrolux Retailers and must be of the same colour as indicated by the coloured insert on the base of
the plug.
If difficulty is experienced in obtaining a replacement, contact Electrolux Customer Services on 08706 055055.
In no circumstances must the plug be used without a correct fuse cover fitted.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a 13 amp socket in another part of your
home.
The wires in the mains cable of this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: Neutral. Brown: Live.
As the colours of the wires in the mains cable of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
If using a three-pin plug, do not make any connection to the terminal marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol or coloured green or green-andyellow. This cleaner is double insulated and no earth connection is necessary.
It is in your interest to ensure that the plug is correctly attached to the mains cable. In case of doubt, consult a qualified electrician, as Electrolux cannot
regard the repair of faults on the plug connection as a service that can be given free of charge under the terms of the guarantee.
13 Amp Fuse
Fuse
Cover
E
N
Fuse
Blue
L
Brown
Cord
Clamp
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product
SERVICE
Should you require service on your Electrolux cleaner, please telephone Electrolux Customer Services on 08706 055055. Before requesting service,
please check whether your problem is covered under Service Checklist (see below).
New filter pads, brushrolls and drive belts can be obtained from Electrolux Retailers. If difficulty is experienced in obtaining spares, please contact
Electrolux on 08706 055055.
SERVICE CHECKLIST
• If your cleaner will not operate, check the plug connection, plug fuse and mains fuse.
• Never allow the dust cup to become so full that it impedes the air flow, thus reducing the cleaning efficiency of the machine. The character of
household dust and its effect on the air flow through the machine may vary considerably. Fluffy dust allows air to pass through readily whereas fine
powdery dust or proprietary cleaning powders, pack tightly in the dust cup, offering greater resistance to air flow and will reduce cleaning efficiency if
the cup becomes overloaded.
• Always store your cleaner and spare dust filters in a dry place.
• Renew the filter pads three or four times a year. This is essential to ensure continued high filtration of dust particles.
• Sucking up such items as stockings, clippings of cloth, sizeable pieces of paper, wrappings from cigarette packets or sweets etc., may block the hose.
Electrolux regrets that the clearing of blocked hoses cannot be regarded as service that can be given free of charge, under the guarantee. Should a
blockage occur, first disconnect the cleaner from the electricity supply, refer to section headed “Blockages”. If these operations are not successful,
contact Electrolux on 08706 055055.
• Never pick up hot cinders or lighted cigarette ends.
• Make certain that your cleaner does not come into contact with water or any other liquid. It is not designed as a wet pick up cleaner, and
must never be used on damp carpets or wet floors.
Important - in the event of the mains supply cable of this vacuum cleaner requiring replacement, we recommend that this be carried out by Electrolux
Service Staff.
Spares
New filters, brushrollers and drive belts can be obtained from Authorised Electrolux Dealers and electrical retailers. If difficulty is experienced in obtaining
spares please call us on 08706 055055 or visit our website at www.shop.electrolux.co.uk
GUARANTEE
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
This product is for household use only.
Electrolux products are carefully designed, manufactured, tested and inspected and, in consequence, we undertake to replace or repair any part
found to be defective in materials or workmanship, within one year of delivery to the original purchaser, free of charge. You may be required to
take the product to your nearest service provider if the product requires attention during the first year.
There are certain conditions which may invalidate this guarantee:
a. It is dependent upon the appliance being correctly installed and used in accordance with the Company’s instructions under normal domestic
conditions within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
b. Service at all times must be carried out by an Electrolux Service Representative or authorised agent.
c. The guarantee may be invalidated by unauthorised repair or modification of the appliance.
d. You may be charged by Electrolux if you call for an engineer to resolve a problem that we believe is covered in the instruction booklet.
(example: blocked/dirty filters)
Electrolux does not accept liability for all defects arising from neglect, misuse or accident. This guarantee excludes such normal wearing parts as
drive belts, brushes and filters as the life of these depends upon the amount and nature of use.
Proof of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is provided. Please call 08706 055 055 for assistance.
IMPORTANT:
For future reference we suggest you record the following details here, and keep the receipt with the handbook as proof of purchase.
Purchased from_______________________________________________________
Date purchased____________________ Model no___________________________
101 Oakley Road, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU4 9QQ
Features of the Electrolux vacuum cleaner and accessories supplied with it are protected in Great Britain and abroad by Patents or Registered Designs.
This appliance conforms with the requirements of the amended E.E.C. directive No. 89/336/EEC relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) CE.
Electrolux, may introduce modifications to their product from time to time, and consequently the details given in this booklet are subject to alteration
without notice.
HOW TO
IDENTIFY PARTS
OF CLEANER
HOW TO
ASSEMBLE
Items in Carton
Caution: Assemble the
cleaner before using.
Caution: Moving parts.
Make sure On/Off switch
is in OFF (o) position
before plugging in.
 cleaner body
 handle
 hose clip
 screws (4 in bag)
1
2
 dusting brush
 combination crevice
tool & nested wand
 turbo nozzle (on some models)
8
3
4
1) Hose
2) Turbo nozzle
3) Filter screen
9
10
5
4) Self cleaning duster
(on some models)
11
7) Edge cleaner windows
8) On/Off switch
Slide the handle into
place from the back of
the cleaner (as shown),
aligning the curved
edges of the handle
with the main body.
Step 2:
Fasten handle
with 2 screws.
5) Duster activation knob
6) Cleaner height setting
Step 1:
6
7
9) Dust cup
10) Dust cup release
11) HEPA filter
compartment
12) Dusting brush
13) Hose support
14) Tool caddy, carry
handle & upper cord
wrap
15) Hose wand
12
16) Power supply cord
13
17) Nested crevice tool &
extension wand
18) Quick release (lower)
cord wrap
19) Handle release
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15
16
17
18
19
HOW TO
ASSEMBLE cont.
HOW TO
ASSEMBLE cont.
Step 3:
Step 6:
Move the hose out of
the way before the next
step (Step 4) as shown.
Wrap the cord around
the upper and lower
(quick release) cord
wrap as shown.
Step 7:
Step 4:
Attach the tool caddy
by inserting the tab as
shown, and rotating it
forward.
Step 5:
Fasten the tool caddy
with 2 screws. The
left screw will need to
be fastened as shown
(through the hole in
the tool caddy’s hose
guide).
Store the hose as
shown, following the
arrow, and secure into
place.
Step 8:
Store the combination
crevice tool and
extension wand in the
tool caddy as shown.
HOW TO
ASSEMBLE cont.
HOW TO USE
THE CLEANER
Step 9:
1) Use the carrying
handle to carry unit
from place to place.
Store the dusting brush
behind the handle as
shown.
2) To release power
cord, twist lower
cord hook up.
Step 10:
Store the turbo nozzle
on the front of the
cleaner, above the dust
cup, as shown. Push to
lock in place.
3) On/off switch,
International symbol
(|) means On,
international symbol
(o) means Off.
Helpful Hints: Use
caution when using this
vacuum on area rugs.
Do not use the vacuum
on or near the fringe
of area rugs, as it may
damage your rug.
HOW TO USE
CLEANER cont.
HOW TO USE
ACCESSORIES
Warning: to avoid injury,
keep loose clothing,
fingers, hair, etc. away
from moving brushroll.
4)Set Cleaner Height
Setting from High
setting for long pile
to Low for short pile.
Note: If cleaner is
hard to push, move
selector to next highest
setting. Brushroll must
reach carpet for best
cleaning results.
5)To clean hard floors,
set the Cleaner Height
Setting to “hard floor”
6)Step on the handle
release. Pull handle
back to a comfortable
position. To lay
handle all the way
down step on handle
release again.
Note: When using
accessories, cleaner
handle must be in
upright position.
1)Remove hose from
rear of cleaner.
2)Place desired
accessory onto end
of hose or wand.
3)Dusting brush
is for furniture,
blinds, books, lamp
shades, shelves.
Crevice tool cleans
corners, baseboards,
between cushions.
Combination crevice
tool & nested wand.
1) Grasp crevice tool
near ridges.
2) Pull apart.
3) Turn ridge end to center.
4) Push crevice tool
into the wand.
HOW TO USE
ACCESSORIES
cont.
HOW TO USE
ACCESSORIES
cont.
Warning: To reduce
the risk of injury from a
falling cleaner, always
work with the cleaner
below you, pushed
against the bottom step.
5)Self Cleaning Duster
(on some models)
- How To Use: The
self cleaning duster
can be used in the
short or extended
reach positions to
dust table tops,
book cases, blinds,
ceiling fans, etc.
Caution: Do not place
the cleaner on the
stairs as this may
cause carpet damage.
To use the duster,
remove it from
the duster tube.
To use it in the short
position, simply
dust the surface(s)
you desire.
To use the duster in
the extended position,
turn the Twist Tabs
clockwise and extend
the duster; shorten
the duster when
you are done, and
lock it by aligning
the short pegs
with the arrow and
turn the Twist tabs
counter-clockwise.
HOW TO USE
ACCESSORIES
cont.
6)Self Cleaning Duster
(on some models)
- How To Clean:
Secure the duster
into the Duster Tube,
and rotate the Duster
Activation Knob
counterclockwise
(towards the back
of the vacuum) to
clean the duster.
HOW TO
MAINTAIN
Important: To avoid
unnecessary service
calls, check the cyclone,
foam & exhaust filters,
belt, and brushroll often.
Routine
Maintenance
Caution: Turn off the
switch and unplug the
electrical cord before
routine maintenance.
Never operate the
vacuum cleaner without
the filter screen, top and
bottom filters in place.
Note: When vacuuming
carpet fresheners or
cleaners, powder,
plaster dust, or similar
fine substances, the
top and bottom filters
will require more
frequent maintenance.
Removing the Dust Cup
1)Remove dust cup by
sliding dust cup lever
from right to left.
2)Pull out the dust
cup by the dust
cup handle.
3)Empty dust cup
into bin.
4)Reposition dust
cup in cleaner
body and secure
by moving lever
from left to right.
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HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
Caution: Make sure
On/Off switch is in Off
(o) position and power
supply cord is unplugged
before servicing.
3)Check the HEPA
EF105 Exhaust Filter:
Empty the dust cup
and do not place it
back in the vacuum;
lay the vacuum flat on
the floor. The HEPA
filter is accessed by
removing the foam
filter & frame, and
turning the knob
left. Remove the
HEPA filter door
completely, and brush
off or replace the
HEPA filter. Place
the HEPA filter into
the chamber, lay the
filter door in place
& turn the knob to
the right to secure it.
Place the foam filter
& frame and the dust
cup back in place, and
lock the dust cup.
Important: Arm &
Hammer deodorizing
patches are NOT
washable.
Clean and
Replace Filters
* Part Number Foam
Filter EF106
Note: The filter screen
is located directly
above the dust cup.
1)Clean the Filter Screen:
The filter screen is
easily removed by
turning it counterclockwise. It should
be checked monthly to
ensure an open airway.
Reinsert the screen by
turning it clockwise.
2)Clean the Foam
Filter: The foam filter
is located beneath the
dustcup and is easily
accessed by lifting
the access door. It is
normal for this filter
to collect dirt & debris
and should be cleaned
regularly depending on
vacuuming frequency.
Remove the foam
filter & frame; remove
excess dust foam by
shaking or brushing
it into a waste basket.
The foam filter & filter
frame can be hand
washed (do not wash
in a dishwasher) under
warm water. Once the
foam filter & filter frame
are THOROUGHLY AIR
DRIED, place them
back into the vacuum
before the next use.
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HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
How to Clear
Blockages
in Hose
4)Check for blockages at
cleaner opening and
in hose. If a blockage
is found, clear the
blockage. The screw
attaching the clear
hose adapter can be
removed for better
access to a blockage.
5)Screw the hose elbow
back onto the back
of the cleaner and
replace the other
end of the hose into
the hose retainer.
Caution: Make sure
On/Off switch is in Off
(o) position and power
supply cord is unplugged
before servicing.
1)Firmly pull the end
of the hose from the
hose retainer on the
back of the vacuum.
2) Check for blockages
in the hose and hose
retainer. Flexing the
hose may help loosen
any blockage. If no
blockage is found,
continue to step 4.
If blockage is found,
clear the blockage
and replace the hose
in the hose retainer.
If the blockage is in
the hose retainer and
cannot be cleared,
continue to step 3.
3)Remove the hood
from the cleaner (see
page 24) and check
for a blockage in the
brushroll area. Make
sure the hose inlet
is clear. If there is a
blockage in the hose
inlet, press the handle
release to lay the hood
flat on the ground.
Use a round, dull, long
object to push the
clog out from the hose
inlet. If no blockage
is found, continue
to step 4. After the
blockage is found and
cleared, replace the
hood on the cleaner.
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HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
HOW TO
MAINTAIN cont.
Caution: Make sure
On/Off switch is in
Off (o) position and
power supply cord
is unplugged before
replacing belt. Belt
pulley can become hot
during normal use. To
prevent injury, avoid
touching the motor shaft
when checking the belt.
7)Make sure brushroll
is completely in
compartment. Rotate
brushroll 2 turns
to center belt.
8)Replace hood & turn
over (dust cup facing
floor). Screw in the 2
screws closest to the
brushroll first - this
will help align the 2
screws on the rear of
the base. Screw in the
2 screws in the rear.
Maintain
Brushroll
Remove hair and
threads from brushroll
periodically. For best
cleaning bristles must
touch carpet, if worn
down replace brushroll.
Note: Do not remove
endcaps from brushroll.
Maintain
Brushroll Belt
* Part Number ZE096
Note: Turn off the switch
and unplug the electrical
cord before replacing belt.
Belt pulleys can become
hot during normal use.
To prevent injury, avoid
touching the motor shaft
when checking the belt.
1)Use foot pedal to lower
handle; lay vacuum
flat on ground.
2)Turn vacuum over
3)Remove 4 screws.
Turn vacuum back
over (dust cup faces
ceiling) and remove the
hood of the vacuum.
4)Remove brushroll
and belt.
5)Thread new belt
around motor shaft
then brushroll.
6)Insert left end of brushroll first, then right end.
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Problem Solving
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before servicing.
Problem
Motor will not start.
Cause
Power Plug
On/Off Switch
Thermal Cut Off
• Push plug securely into outlet.
• Try another outlet.
• Check circuit breaker.
• Turn on/off switch to |.
• Refer to page 2.
Motor suddenly stops.
Thermal Cut Off
• Refer to page 2.
Does not clean carpet or hard
floor
Dust Cup and Filter(s)
• Empty the dust cup and/or change the filters.
Hint: If picking up fine dust, the dust cup may
not look full, but a fine substance tends to
reduce suction when it blocks airflow through
the foam filter. Make sure the foam filter is
installed properly.
• Replace a cut, or out of shape belt.
• Clean hair and thread from bristles and end
cap area. Replace brush roll if bristles are
worn.
• Remove any clogs from the hose that restrict
the airflow. See pages 12.
• For hard floor cleaning, make sure brush roll
control is in hard floor position.
• For carpet use-make sure proper level is
selected, for hardfloor-hardfloor is selected.
• See pages 12.
Belt
Brush Roll
Hose
Hard Floor Setting
Cleaner Height Setting
Clear tube blockage
No suction at the end of the hose
Dust Cup and Filter(s)
Hose
Clear tube blockage
Noise from the brush roll area
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Solution
Brush roll
• Empty the dust cup and/or change the filters.
Hint: If picking up fine dust, the dust cup may
not look full, but a fine substance tends to
reduce suction when it blocks airflow through
the foam filter. Make sure the foam filter is
installed properly.
• Remove any clogs from the hose that restrict
the airflow. See pages 12.
• Check hose for cuts or holes.
• See pages 12.
Belt
• Remove base plate and clean debris from the
brush roll compartment.
• Replace a cut or out of shape belt.
Cleaner is hard to push
Cleaner Height Setting
Belt
• Turn adjustment knob to a higher position.
• Replace a cut or out of shape belt.
Brush roll with not turn
Belt
• Replace a cut or out of shape belt.
Does not clean carpet or floor
Cleaner height setting
• Try alternate height settings.
Handle will not release
Handle release pedal
• Step on outer edge of pedal to release.
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If you experience any problems with your cleaner,
don’t struggle taking it back to the shop.
Call our dedicated Customer Helpline
for help and advice on
08706 055055
Thank you for purchasing an Electrolux cleaner.
Don’t Forget to Use
Genuine Electrolux Belts and Filters
Caution: Damages caused by the use of non-genuine
parts are not covered by the Electrolux Guarantee.
Part No. 79316 (0X/07)
Printed in PRC