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Vax Careline:
0870 6061248
www.vax.co.uk
CARPET WASHER
Vax Model Number: V-022
Instruction Manual
Please read carefully before using
this cleaner. Always fully extend
the mains cable before use.
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Parts Overview
1. Diagram
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19
10
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3
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4
20
5
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11
9
12
8
7
Fig.1/1
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Handle
Clean water tank release latch
Carry handle
Clean water tank
Dirty water tank release latch
Dirty water tank handle
Fixed brushbar
Dirty water tank
Dirty water tank lid
Power cord
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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Quick cord release
Handle release pedal
On/off switch
Upper cord clip
Solution release trigger
1 x Upper handle screw
2 x Right and left base screws
1 x Middle base screw
3 x Nuts
1 x Vax AAA Carpet Cleaner 750ml
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Safety Information
2. Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the carpet washer, basic safety
precautions should always be observed, including the
following:
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16.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
Turn off the carpet washer controls before
connecting to or disconnecting from the mains
supply.
Always unplug the carpet washer before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose.
Close attention is necessary when used by
or near children. Do not allow children to use
as a toy.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only
the manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
Do not use the carpet washer if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Do not use the carpet washer with a
damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord or plug
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 carpet washer 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.
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.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts
of the body away from openings and moving parts.
Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts,
matches or any hot, smoking or burning objects.
Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc)
or use in the presence of explosive liquids
or vapours.
Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such
as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
Do not use without the filters in place.
Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
18. Store the carpet washer indoors in a cool,
dry area.
19. Turn off the switch before unplugging.
20. 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 carpet
washer from the electrical outlet before assembling,
opening or emptying the water tanks, or before
connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
CAUTION: The carpet washer is a very powerful unit.
Before plugging the cord into the outlet make sure the
switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold the carpet washer
firmly when starting and in use.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet is blocked, switch off the
carpet washer and remove the blockage(s) before restarting the carpet washer.
IMPORTANT: Washing filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all filters are completely dry
before inserting back into the carpet washer.
This carpet washer is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP
FURTHER USE.
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
Motor Thermostat
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason, the carpet washer should
over-heat, the thermostat will automatically turn the
unit off. Should this occur, unplug the carpet washer
from the electrical outlet and turn off the switch.
Remove the dirty water tank 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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Use & Function/Preparing the Carpet
3. Use & Function
Assembling the Carpet Washer
4. Place the clean water tank into the cleaner until it
clicks into place (Fig.3/4).
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the carpet washer from
the electrical outlet before assembling or removing the
accessories.
1. Stand the base in an upright position. Push the
mid-section on to the base by aligning the tabs on
the backside of the base (Fig.3/1).
NOTE: Make sure the power cord is out of the way
to avoid pinching.
Fig.3/4
Cord Storage
Wrap cord around upper and lower cord wraps
(Fig.3/5). Clip plug to cord to secure for storage.
Fig.3/1
2. Insert three (3) nuts into the recesses at the back
of base. While holding the nuts in place insert the
screws through the front of the mid-section and
tighten (Fig.3/2).
NOTE: Do not trap the cable when assembling the
carpet washer.
Fig.3/5
4. Preparing the Carpet
IMPORTANT: The carpet washer is not a dry vacuum
cleaner.
1. Vacuum carpet thoroughly. Use a vacuum cleaner
with a revolving brushbar for best results.
2.
Fig.3/2
3. Slide the handle down on to the unit. Place screw
into the recess at the back and tighten (Fig.3/3).
Fig.3/3
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Remove as much furniture from the room as
possible. If unable to remove the furniture, place
plastic or foil under and around the legs until the
carpet has dried completely.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR CLEANING CARPET:
1.
Only use Vax AAA Carpet Cleaner with this
carpet washer.
2.
Do not oversaturate carpet with cleaning solution
while using the carpet washer.
3.
For heavily soiled areas, additional applications
may be necessary.
4.
Allow plenty of time to dry carpet thoroughly.
5.
Wipe cleaning solution from woodwork and
wood to prevent any damage.
6.
Try not to walk on carpet until it is completely dry.
7.
After carpet is thoroughly dry, vacuum the carpet
using a vacuum cleaner with a revolving brushbar.
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Preparing the Carpet/How to Operate
8.
Before cleaning, determine where to start and
end, making sure not to walk over previously
cleaned areas.
3. Fill the measuring cap 31/2 times with Vax AAA
Carpet Cleaner and pour into the clean water tank
ig.5/3).
CHECK FOR COLOUR FASTNESS:
Before cleaning carpet, test for colour fastness.
Dampen a white cloth with solution. Test on an
inconspicuous area. Gently rub the cloth over the area.
Check each colour for colour bleeding. If the cloth
remains clean, it should be safe to clean the carpet.
AFTER CLEANING:
• Allow carpet to dry completely. Try not to walk on
the carpet until it is dry.
• If it is necessary to walk on the carpet, place white
towels on the areas to be walked on.
• If the carpet is not dry and the furniture must be
placed back in the room, use plastic or foil under
the furniture to prevent staining the carpet.
• Thoroughly clean the dirty water tank with warm
(max 40oC) tap water.
Fig.5/3
4. Fill the remaining space with lukewarm (max 40ºC)
tap water and replace the measuring cap (Fig.5/4).
Fig.5/4
5. How to Operate
Cord Release
IMPORTANT: Turn off when emptying and filling the
clean and dirty water tanks.
IMPORTANT: Vacuum carpets thoroughly with a dry
vacuum cleaner before washing.
1. Press the clean water tank release latch and tilt
away from the machine (Fig.5/1).
NOTE: Only use Vax AAA Carpet Cleaner, using other
cleaning solutions may cause excessive foaming. This
may cause the float to shut off the carpet washer
prematurely. Using other cleaning solutions with
invalidate your warranty.
5. Place the bottom of the clean water tank into the
carpet washer and position until it clicks into place
(Fig.5/5).
Fig.5/5
Fig.5/1
2. Unscrew the measuring cap from the back of the
clean water tank (Fig.5/2).
6. Step on the handle release pedal to put the carpet
washer into a reclined position (Fig.5/6).
Fig.5/6
Fig.5/2
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How to Operate/Emptying the Dirty Water Tank
7. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Turn the power switch to on. Turn turn the power
off turn the switch into the off position (Fig.5/7).
1. When there is a distinct change in the noise
coming from the carpet washer, the tank is full and
needs emptying. Grasp the dirty water tank handle
and press the dirty water tank release latch
(Fig.6/1).
Fig.5.7
8. While pressing the solution release trigger, push
the carpet washer forward. Release the trigger
and pull the washer back to remove the dirty water
and solution from the carpet (Fig.5/8). Repeat if
necessary, when the dirty water reaches the max
fill line on the dirty water tank, empty the tank.
Fig.5/8
Fig.6/1
2. Lift the dirty water tank out from the base using the
handle, taking care that no dirty water leaks from
the front (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/2
3. Remove the dirty water tank lid (Fig.6/3).
6. Emptying the Dirty
Water Tank
IMPORTANT: Unplug the carpet washer before
emptying the dirty water tank.
NOTE: The float in the dirty water tank will shut off
the suction when the dirty water tank is full. For best
results use a smooth steady motion keeping the
nozzle flat against the carpet. Tipping the cleaner
and breaking the seal of the nozzle against the
carpet will cause the float to rise cutting off the
suction. Once the float is activated, empty the dirty
water tank. If the tank does not appear full, turn off
the power switch and wait for the float to settle.
For best results use only Vax AAA Carpet Cleaner.
Fig.6/3
4. Empty the dirty water tank holding the handle in
one hand and the nozzle in the other and empty
into the sink (Fig.6/4).
Fig.6/4
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Emptying the Dirty Water Tank/Storage
5. Rinse the dirty water tank and filter thoroughly with
lukewarm (max 40ºC) water. Allow to air dry fully
before replacing them into the cleaner to prevent
mildew (Fig.6/5).
8. While making sure the dirty water tank is resting
on the base, place the rear of the tank into the
base of the cleaner and push down until it clicks
into place (Fig.6/8). Empty and rinse the clean
water tank after use.
Fig.6/5
Fig.6/8
NOTE: Do not use any chemicals in the cleaning
process.
7. Storage
6. Lift the front of the carpet washer base off the
carpet with one hand (Fig.6/6).
Carry handle
Grasp the carry handle located on the clean water
tank cover to move the carpet washer from room to
room (Fig.7/1).
Fig.6./6
7. Replace the dirty water tank by hooking the front
of the dirty water tank into the base of the cleaner,
making sure the the front of the dirty water tank is
resting on the base. The dirty water tank has two
(2) tabs on the underside which MUST latch on to
the underside of the base of the cleaner. Failure to
install the dirty water tank correctly will result in
poor dirt water pick up (Fig.6/7).
2a.
2b.
Fig.6.7
Fig.7/1
BEFORE STORING CARPET WASHER:
1. Empty and rinse clean water tank and dirty
water tank.
2. Replace empty clean water tank and dirty water
tank.
3. Ensure that brushes and underside of unit are fully
dry prior to storing on a carpeted or
wood surface.
NOTE: Do not store or transport unit with a full clean
water tank or dirty water tank.
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Brush Removal & Replacement
8. Brush Removal &
Replacement
4. Replace floating brushbar (Fig. 8/4).
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, unplug before servicing.
Tool Required: Phillips screwdriver
IMPORTANT: The plug must be removed from
electrical outlet before cleaning or maintaining the
carpet washer.
Fig.8/4
5. Replace the brush access cover by inserting the
end furthest from the brush first. Then replace the
front end before securing in place with the two (2)
screws (Fig.8/5).
1. Remove the water tank switch off and unplug
carpet washer. Flip the cleaner on its side to
expose the nozzle base (Fig.8/1).
Fig.8/5
Fig.8/1
2. To remove the brush access cover, use a Phillips
screwdriver to remove the two (2) screws
(Fig.8/2).
Fig.8/2
3. Lift out the floating brushbar (Fig.8/3).
Fig.8/3
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Troubleshooting
9. Troubleshooting
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, UNPLUG CARPET WASHER BEFORE
SERVICING
PROBLEM: Carpet washer won’t pick-up or low suction
Cause: The dirty water tank door is not installed.
Solution: Insert the dirty water tank door.
Cause: The dirty water tank door is not installed correctly.
Solution: Review placing dirty water tank in base of carpet washer.
Cause: The dirty water tank is full.
Solution: Empty the dirty water tank.
Cause: The dirty water passage clogged.
Solution: Clean the dirty water tank.
PROBLEM: Water escaping from carpet washer
Cause: The dirty water tank is full.
Solution: Empty the dirty water tank.
Cause: The dirty water tank is not installed correctly.
Solution: Review placing dirty water tank in base of cleaner.
Cause: The clean water tank is not installed properly.
Solution: Review clean water tank installation.
PROBLEM: Carpet washer won’t dispense solution
Cause: The clean water tank is not installed properly.
Solution: Review How to Operate.
Cause: The carpet washer needs a service.
Solution: Take it to service centre or contact Vax Careline.
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UK Service & Help/Technical Specification
10. UK Service & Help
Vax Care 0870 6061248
Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
An answerphone is available out of these hours.
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.
www.vax.co.uk
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11. Technical Specification
Power supply:
Wattage:
Clean water tank volume:
Dirty water tank volume:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
550W
3.8 litres
2 litres
Foam
7.5m
6.5kg
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
product V-022 Vax Rapide Spruce is manufactured in compliance with the following Directives:
Safety: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
EMC: 89/336/EEC 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: www.vax.co.uk
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