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Vax Mach 2 SERIES User guide
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User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
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Get Cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number?
(Located on the top flap of the packaging)
e.g. U 8 9 - M A F 2 - B
What’s your serial number? (Located on the base of the machine)
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Note these down in case you need them in future. Please keep instructions for further use.
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Machine Overview
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Handle/telescopic extension tube
Handle height adjuster
Dirt container release button
Carry handle
Power on/off button
Inner cyclones
Dirt container
Hose
Post-motor filter cover
Brushbar blockage indicator
Brushbar release clips
Brushbar reset button
Brushbar on/off button
Handle release button
Cord
TurboTool caddy
3-in-1 crevice, upholstery and
dusting brush tool
Hose to machine connector
Quick release cord wrap
TurboTool (some models only)
Flexi crevice tool (some models only)
Flat nozzle/upholstery tool
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PLEASE NOTE: some parts may vary
according to model. Please check inside
flap of box for more details.
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(some models only)
23 Pre-motor filter
24 HEPA H12 post-motor filter/
HEPA H12 antibacterial post-motor
filter (some models only)
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Unit
Filters
Accessories
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General Safety Information
in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
14.
Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material
(chlorine, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
1.
Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry
surfaces.
15.
Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
16.
Do not use without ALL of the filters in place.
17.
Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
3.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting the vacuum hose and
accessories.
18.
Keep vacuuming area well lit.
19.
Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
20.
Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
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.
21.
Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords.
Non-approved 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.
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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.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: Cleaning filters maintains vacuum
performance. Vax recommends that your filters
should be checked and cleaned periodically. If your filters are
washable make sure they are completely dry before
inserting back into the vacuum cleaner.
9.
Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
10.
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.
11.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of
the body away from openings and moving parts.
IMPORTANT: The motor is equipped with a thermal
cut-out. If for any reason the unit should overheat, 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 dirt container and empty.
Clean filters. Allow the unit to cool for approximately one (1)
hour. To re-start, plug into an electrical outlet and switch
back on.
12.
Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches
or any hot, smoking or burning objects.
13.
Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use
8.
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IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube
is blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and
remove the blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum
cleaner. See Maintenance; Clearing Blockages.
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This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
only and NOT for commercial or industrial use.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
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Operation
Keep your Vax like new
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filters affects the
performance of your machine. Please check and clean
filters periodically (depending on the level of use). For full
cleaning instructions, see page 6.
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IMPORTANT: Do not use the vacuum cleaner without
all of the filters in place.
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
Operating the appliance
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Twist cord hook to
release cord.
Adjust handle height.
Plug into mains.
Turn unit on.
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Recline unit by
pressing foot on front
of unit.
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Brushbar on - carpets.
Brushbar off - hard floors.
IMPORTANT: Switching the
brushbar on whilst cleaning
hard floors may damage flooring.
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Operation
Using accessories
NOTE: All of the accessories can be attached to the telescopic tube or hose directly.
NOTE: To use the different accessories in your 3 in 1 tool, press the Vax logo in (which is located at
the top of the tool.
Attaching to the hose
Crevice tool
2
Upholstery tool
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Press the latch release
on the hose before
removing.
Dusting brush
Choose an accessory.
Attach accessory to
hose, ensuring the latch
secures the accessory.
Attaching to the telescopic extension tube
Remove telescopic
extension tube.
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Attach hose to
telescopic extension
tube ensuring the
latch secures the
hose.
Choose an accessory.
Attach accessory to
telescopic extension
tube.
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Emptying the dirt container
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Cleaning the HEPA pre-motor filter
24hr
tap
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40° C
max
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Advanced filter cleaning
tap
tap
Cleaning the post-motor filter !
WARNING: Do not wash the post-motor filter.
tap
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Maintenance (Keep your Vax as good as new)
Removing blockages from the brushbar
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from
the electrical outlet before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Disconnect the hose from the vacuum cleaner and remove any blockages found then reconnect
the hose securely.
Resetting jammed brushbar
A red flashing light will indicate a jammed brushbar. To reset press the button on the side of your vacuum.
Red light
Green light
Removing debris from the brushbar
If the light continues to flash red after resetting, the brushbar may still be blocked. Using a pair of
scissors, cut through any threads or hairs caught around the brushbar. To access brushbar:
Press the brushbar reset button again to ensure the blockage is fully cleared.
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IMPORTANT: for your safety, never try to access/replace brushbar drive belt. If problem
persists please call our Careline: 0844 412 8455
Removing blockages from the TurboTool
(some models only)
Tabs
Locking
ring
Turn TurboTool over.
Slide off the locking ring.
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To re-assemble,
ensure that the tabs
are aligned and pivot
the lower housing
closed. Slip the locking
ring into the groove at
the neck of the
TurboTool to complete
reassembly.
Pivot lower housing and
remove clog.
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FAQs
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WARNING: to reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the vacuum cleaner
before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
• Check the ‘Parts Overview’ page in this
guide to make sure the part is definitely
included in your unit.
• If it is missing, we’re here to help. Simply call
us on 0844 412 8455
Why won’t the vacuum cleaner pick up?
• The dirt container may be incorrectly
installed; remove the dirt container from the
unit by pressing the dirt container release
catch and then re-attaching it to the unit,
ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
• The filter may be clogged; refer to
‘Maintenance: Cleaning the filters’ on pages
6 and 7.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to
‘Maintenance: Emptying and cleaning the
dirt container’ on page 6.
• There may be a blockage in the hose/tube;
disconnect from the vacuum cleaner.
Carefully remove any blockages found and
reconnect securely.
Why is dust escaping from the vacuum?
• The filter may be clogged; refer to
‘Maintenance: Cleaning the filters’ on
pages 6 and 7.
What do I do if the unit/an accessory
becomes damaged or broken?
• We’re here to help. Simply call
0844 412 8455 or visit vax.co.uk
Why won’t the accessories pick up
properly?
• Hose blockages: remove the hose from
the unit. Carefully remove any blockages
found and reconnect hose securely.
• Accessory blockages: remove accessory
from handle/tube. Carefully remove
blockage and re-attach to the vacuum
cleaner.
• The accessory may be faulty. Simply call us
on 0844 412 8455 for assistance.
Why will the vacuum cleaner not run?
• It may not be plugged into the electrical
outlet correctly; ensure that the plug is
pushed in securely.
• The electrical outlet may not be working
properly; check the fuse or breaker, or
consult an electrician.
• The motor thermostat may have tripped;
switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner,
and leave for one hour before switching the
cleaner back on.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to
‘Maintenance: Emptying and cleaning the
dirt container’ on page 6.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly
installed; remove the dirt container from the
unit by pressing the dirt container release
catch and then re-attaching it to the unit,
ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
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Other Information
Service & Help
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
If you have queries or concerns about using your Vax, call the Vax Careline. Calls are charged at the
UK local rate. Please make a note of the serial number and model number of your vacuum cleaner
before calling. For the nearest Service Agent, please call the Vax Customer Careline or visit vax.co.uk
Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories, please visit vax.co.uk
Mach Air Force 2 series pre-motor filter:
Mach Air Force 2 series post-motor filter:
1-7-130852-00
1-7-130812-00
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
220-240V ~50Hz
1600W
3L
Pre-motor filter (washable)
HEPA H12 post-motor filter (tap to clean) (depending on model)
HEPA H12 antibacterial post-motor filter (tap to clean) (depending on model)
Cord length: 10m
Weight:
8.8kg (depending on model)
Subject to technical change without notice.
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Other Information
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
U89-MAF2 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.
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Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: vax.co.uk
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