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Bagless upright
Vax model number:
VZL-6017 Series
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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
1 Soft Touch handle grip
2 On/Off switch
Ensure that the plug is inserted securely into the
electrical outlet before pressing the on/off switch.
3 Hose
13 HEPA final filter
IMPORTANT: Do not rinse or wash the HEPA filter
14 2-in-1 tool
Dusting brush: for delicate surfaces
Upholstery tool: for carpet, upholstery and stairs etc.
15 TurboTool
May be used for upholstered furniture, mattresses,
clothing, car interiors and carpeted stairs.
4 Dirt cup release button
Located at the front of the unit, the dirt cup can then
be removed for emtying.
16 Crevice tool
Can be used in tight spaces, corners and along edges
in such places as upholstered furniture, stairs and
skirting boards.
5 Dirt cup
Locked onto the front of the unit
17 Hose/tool holder
6 Hose handle
18 Extension wands
Used to give extra length to the hose
7 Cord reel window/ Exhaust vent
To rewind the cord, hold onto the plug and press the
button at the top of the cord reel.
19 Cord reel
Cord storage
8 Headlight
IMPORTANT: Disconnect the cleaner from the
electrical outlet before removing or installing the
headlight.
20 Soft Touch™ wheels
9 Nozzle control knob
Turn knob to correct setting for height of carpet
being cleaned
22 Cord rewind button
Press button to rewind cord for storage. Hold plug
until cord is rewound
10 Furniture guard
The guard helps prevent cleaner from marking
furniture
23 Hard Floor Brush (VZL-6017HF, VZL-6017A,
VZL-6017AT only)
11 Brush bar shut-off pedal !
A foot operated pedal located on the base of the
cleaner
12 Brush bar shut-off indicator !
The indicator shows red in the “Brush Bar On”
window then the brush bar is in operation. The
indicator will show red in the “Brush Bar Off” window
when it is switched off.
WARNING: This machine has a rotating brush
bar. The brush bar must NOT be rotating when
cleaning lino or hard floors. Switch the brush bar off
to prevent damage to lino, parquet and other hard
flooring. Please see the operational details.
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NOTE: Vax can not be held responsible for damage
to hard floors, including lino, if the customer fails to
switch the brush bar off on these surfaces.
2 parts overview
21 Handle release pedal
Step on lever to lower handle to operating or low
positions
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2. Safety Information
14. Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
For Household Use Only
15. Do not use without the filters in place.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
16. Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
18. 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.
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. 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 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.
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) 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).
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
19. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner.
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
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. Hold
the vacuum cleaner firmly when starting and in use.
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IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or extension 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 regularly 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.
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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. To re-start, plug into
an electrical outlet and switch back on.
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3. How to assemble
Attach Handle
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove (2) screws from the
top of the upper housing assembly (Fig.3/1).
Position Tools
Place smaller diameter end of wand (A) into bottom of
holder. Snap wand into clip at top. Repeat with other
wand.
Crevice tool (B) fits into one of the extension wands.
Fit combination tool (C) into storage area on side of
cleaner as shown (Fig.3/4).
B
C
A
Fig.3/1
Insert handle section (A) into upper housing assembly.
Push down firmly until you hear a click (Fig.3/2).
Fig.3/4
Fit TurboTool (A) into recessed area on front of cleaner.
Pivot toward handle to snap in place (Fig.3/5).
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A
Fig.3/2
Fasten (2) screws on either side of handle base (Fig.3/3).
Fig.3/3
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4. How to operate
NOTE: To prevent cord from whipping, hold plug until
cord is rewound.
On/Off Switch
Plug cord into electrical outlet. To turn cleaner ON, push
ON/OFF switch once. To turn cleaner OFF, push switch
again (Fig.4/1).
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Fig.4/3
Transporting Cleaner
To move your cleaner from room to room, put handle
in upright position, tilt cleaner back on rear wheels and
push forward (Fig.4/4).
Fig.4/1
Brush bar Switch
The cleaner is shipped with the brush bar in the OFF
position. To turn the brush bar ON, step on the pedal (A).
The indicator (B) will show red in the “brush bar on”
window (Fig.4/2).
WARNING: The brush bar must NOT be rotating
when cleaning hard floors. Switch the brush bar
off to prevent damage to lino, parquet and other hard
flooring.
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NOTE: As a precaution Vax recommends that you
raise the Brush Bar as well as switching it off for use
on lino and hard floorings
Fig.4/4
Handle Positions
A
The handle of your cleaner has three positions; upright
for storage and when using cleaning tools; operating
position for general operation on carpet and floors; low
for reaching under low furniture. Step on handle release
lever to lower handle (Fig.4/5).
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Cord Rewind
Grasp the end of the plug and pull to release cord from
cord reel. After desired cord length is reached, the cord
will lock into position.
Pull cord all the way out each time cleaner is used to
avoid heating of cord (Fig.4/3).
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Carpet Height Adjustment
The cleaning of carpet and rugs takes place at the nozzle
(A). When it is necessary to raise and lower the nozzle for
various carpet pile heights, turn the nozzle control knob
(B) to the desired setting (Fig.4/6).
HIGH
LOW
5. Accessories
Select proper tool (Fig.5/1)
A. Combination tool: use with brush for carved furniture,
table tops, books, lamps, lighting fixtures, venetian
blinds, skirting boards, shutters, and registers. Remove
brush (Fig.5/3) to clean upholstered furniture, mattresses,
clothing, and carpeted stairs.
B. TurboTool: may be used for upholstered furniture,
mattresses, clothing, automobile interiors, and carpeted
stairs.
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B
C. Crevice tool: may be used in tight spaces, corners and
along edges in such places as upholstered furniture,
stairs and skirting boards.
Fig.4/7
D. Wands: are used to give extra length to your hose.
Use them with any of the above tools.
Fig.4/6
E. Hard floor brush (Models VZL-6017HF, VZL-6017A,
VZL-6017AT only): used to vacuum any kind of hard floor.
Settings
For maximum cleaning performance, the following carpet
height settings are recommended (Fig.4/7):
B
• Lowest setting for all types of carpet.
A
• Higher settings: for very deep pile carpet, where easier
pushing effort is desired, while maintaining good
cleaning performance.
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C
NOTE: If the cleaner is difficult to push, turn knob to
the next higher setting.
WARNING: The brush bar must NOT be rotating
! when cleaning hard floors. Switch the brush bar
off to prevent damage to lino, parquet and other hard
flooring.
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Fig.5/1
Attach Wand and Tools
Brush bar Shut-off
Attach tool or wand to the hose (A).
The brush bar shuts off automatically for tool use, when
the cleaner is in the upright position. To manually shut
off the brush bar for cleaning hard floors, step on the
pedal (A). The indicator (B) will show red in the “brush bar
off” window. To turn the brush bar on, step on the pedal
again. The indicator will show red in the “brush bar on”
window. (Fig.4/8)
Attach tool to wand (B) by pushing it firmly onto the
wand.
Twist wand or tool slightly to tighten or loosen the
connection (Fig.5/2).
B
A
A
B
Fig.5/2
Fig.4/8
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Combination Tool
Slide brush to remove. To replace brushes, align brushes,
align bottom of brush with grooves (A) on tool. Slide
brush into place (Fig.5/3).
Align end of Extra Reach hose with projections (B) over
slots on dirt duct (C). Slide hose into slots and twist hose
to lock it into place.
Align end of hose with projections (D) over slots (E) on
Extra Reach hose.
Slide hose into slots and twist hose to lock it into place
(Fig.5/5). (To detach hose, reverse procedure.)
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C
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Fig.5/3
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Stair Cleaning
Use the hose and Turbo Tool for stair cleaning. Clean
from bottom to top
CAUTION: To avoid personal injury or
unnecessary wear to carpet, and to prevent
the cleaner from falling, always place it at bottom
of stairs.
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Fig.5/5
Attach wands or tools to the other end of hose.
Note: Hose must be connected to dirt duct and hose
tube after removing Extra Reach hose for carpet or
floor cleaning.
Extra Reach Hose (Models VZL-6017C, VZL-6017A,
VZL-6017AT only)
The Extra Reach hose provides easier cleaning of stairs
and hard to reach places.
Follow the steps below for attaching and detaching the
Extra Reach hose.
Turn cleaner OFF before disconnecting and connecting
hose. Remove hose end from dirt duct (A) (Fig.5/4).
A
Fig.5/4
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6. Maintenance
Holding dirt cup over trash receptacle, press dirt cup door
release button (A) to open dirt cup door (B) (Fig.6/3).
Familiarise yourself with these home maintenance
tasks as proper use and care of your cleaner will
ensure continued cleaning effectiveness.
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Emptying the Dirt Cup
Empty the dirt cup before the dirt reaches the fill line (A).
Place the cleaner in the upright position before removing
the dirt cup (Fig.6/1).
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B
Fig.6/3
Close door and press dirt cup door release button to latch
dirt cup door closed. Place bottom of dirt cup into cleaner
body first. Pivot cup into cleaner body (Fig.6/4).
A
Fig.6/1
Disconnect cleaner from electrical outlet. Do not use
cleaner without dirt cup or filters in place.
CAUTION: Very fine materials, such as plaster dust or
cornstarch, may seal the filter and cause a reduction
in performance. When using the cleaner for this type
of dust, empty the cup and clean the filters often.
Press dirt cup release button (A) and pivot cup out
(Fig.6/2).
A
Fig.6/4
Press on dirt cup release button while firmly pressing on
dirt cup.
Release button in order for it to return to proper position
and lock the dirt cup into place (Fig.6/5).
A
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Remove black foam filter. Rinse filter frame cartridge and
foam filter under cold water (Fig.6/8).
Cleaning the Filters
Cyclonic Filter Assembly
IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet. Do not operate cleaner without dirt cup
or filters in place.
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A
Remove dirt cup as previously described (Fig.6/2).
Twist filter assembly (A) counterclockwise.
Remove assembly from dirt cup (Fig.6/6).
A
Fig.6/8
Allow both filter frame and filter to air dry for 24 hours
before replacing filter into filter frame.
Reposition filter frame cartridge by inserting tabs into
slots on back of housing.
Rotate filter cartridge frame up toward top of housing
and snap closed.
Fig.6/6
Dirt and debris can be cleaned from the filter assembly
by brushing with the cleaner’s combination tool.
HEPA Final Filter
Place the filter assembly on the dirt cup, aligning (3) tabs
(A) on filter with (3) slots on dirt cup (B) and twist it
clockwise to secure into position.
IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet. Do not operate cleaner without dirt cup
or filters in place.
Press dirt cup door release button (C) to latch dirt cup
door closed (Fig.6/7).
With fingers in slots, pull filter frame (A) straight out
(Fig.6/9).
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A
B
Fig.6/7
C
Replace dirt cup as described in Figs.6/4 and 6/5.
Secondary Filter
IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet. Do not operate cleaner without dirt cup
or filters in place.
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Fig.6/9
Dirt and debris can be cleaned from the filter cartridge
by brushing with the cleaner’s combination tool,
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IMPORTANT: Do not rinse or wash the HEPA
filter cartridge.
Remove dirt cup as previously described (Fig.6/2).
With thumb and forefinger, slide latch (A) located at the
top of the housing to the right and pull down to remove
gray filter frame.
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Headlight
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IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet.
Removing Headlight Lens
Press handle release pedal and place handle in low
position. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw as
shown and lift off lens (Fig.6/10).
Belts
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IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet.
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WARNING: Brush bar can start suddenly. Unplug
cleaner before turning it over.
The belts are located under the bottom plate of the
cleaner and should be checked from time to time to be
sure they are in good condition.
Replacing Flat Belt
Replace belt if it is stretched, cut or broken. To check the
flat belt, refer to Fig.6/13.
Removing Bottom Plate
Place handle in low position and turn cleaner over so
bottom side is facing up. Remove the 6 screws as shown
with a Phillips screwdriver. Lift off bottom plate (Fig. 6/13).
Fig.6/10
Installing Headlight Bulb
Pull old bulb straight out of socket. Push new bulb straight
into socket until locked in place. Excessive force is not
required. (Fig.6/11). For replacement bulbs please call Vax
Care line .
Fig.6/13
Removing Belt
Remove used belt (A) from large pulley (B) and discard
(Fig.6/14).
Fig.6/11
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B
Replacing Headlight Lens
Reposition lens and secure with the screw (Fig.6/12).
Fig.6/14
Positioning Belt
With lettering on outside of belt, slide new belt over motor
shaft (A). Place other end of belt over large pulley (B) while
rolling the pulley in direction shown. Turn brush bar making
sure belt turns freely and is not pinched between brush bar
and agitator shield (Fig.6/15).
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Insert brush bar through belt an position belt in groove (A)
on brush bar (Fig.6/18).
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B
Fig.6/15
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Reposition bottom plate and 6 Phillips head screws.
Tighten screws securely (Fig.6/16).
Fig.6/18
Brush bar
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IMPORTANT: Disconnect cleaner from electrical
outlet.
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WARNING: Brush bar can start suddenly. Unplug
cleaner before turning it over.
Replacing Brush bar
When agitator brushes are worn, the brush bar should be
replaced.
Inspecting Brush bar
Fig.6/16
To check condition of brushes, move edge of a card
across bottom plate while turning brush bar.
Inspecting V-Belt
The V-belt is designed to last for a long time and is not
normally replaced. However, if the V-belt is cracked, gouged
or broken, it should be replaced.
To maintain cleaning effectiveness, replace brush bar if
brushes do not touch card (Fig.6/18).
Slide flat belt off large pulley as shown in Fig.6/14.
To remove V-belt, slide back of belt over pulley (A). Then
firmly pull on belt and ‘snap’ it out. Discard used belt.
To install new belt (with lettering on outside of belt), slide
back of belt over pulley and pull front of belt toward groove
(B) next to pulley. Belt will ‘pop’ into place (Fig.6/17).
Fig.6/18
A
B
Fig.6/17
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7. Troubleshooting
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug vacuum cleaner before servicing.
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PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t run
Monday-Friday
8.00am to 8.00pm.
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Cause:
Solution:
Not properly plugged into wall outlet.
Plug in firmly.
Any queries or concerns about using the Vax, call the
Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the UK national rate.
Cause:
Solution:
No electricity in wall outlet.
Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
Solution:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
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.
Cause:
Solution:
Motor thermostat tripped.
Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Leave for one (1) hour. See page 3.
PROBLEM: Cleaner/tools won't pick up
Cause:
Solution:
Broken or worn belt.
replace belt.
Cause:
Solution:
Brush bar worn.
Replace brush bar.
Cause:
Solution:
Dirt container full.
Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Solution:
Incorrect carpet height setting.
Move carpet height adjuster to lower setting.
Cause:
Solution:
Blockage in air flow passages.
Clear blockage.
PROBLEM: Cleaner hard to push
Cause:
Solution:
Incorrect carpet height setting.
Move carpet height adjuster to higher setting.
PROBLEM: Smoky/burning smell detected
Cause:
Solution:
Belt broken or stretched.
Replace brush bar as described in section 6.
PROBLEM: TurboTool brush bar won’t turn
Cause:
Solution:
Too much pressure being applied to tool.
Continue using tool applying light pressure.
Cause:
Solution:
Blockage in turbine channel.
Remove blockage.
Cause:
Solution:
Low cleaner suction.
Check items under “Cleaner/tools won’t pick
up” above.
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9. Technical Specification
Voltage:
230 – 240V ~50Hz
Wattage:
1500W
Capacity:
2.6l
Filters:
Pre-motor filter assembly
HEPA post motor filter
Cord Length: 8.3m
Weight:
11.8kg
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
VZL-6017 Mach 7 upright vacuum cleaner 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: www.vax.co.uk
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