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Vax VRS9C Powermax User guide
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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Vax model number:
VRS9C
instruction manual
Bagless cylinder
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
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3
1
5
6
7
9
8
2
Fig.1/1
1 Telescopic tube
2 Combination floor head
3 Flexible hose
4 Dirt container handle
5 Cord rewind button
6 Carry handle
2
7 On/off button
8 Dirt container
9 Wheel
3
4
1
5
Fig.1/2
1 Combination floor head
2 Crevice tool
2 parts overview
3 Dusting brush attachment
4 Upholstery tool
5 Telescopic tube
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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 ALL of 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. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner
with wet hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet
surfaces.
2.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
3.
Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting
or disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with 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.
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.
8.
Do not pull or carry by cord. Do not use the cord as a
handle, close a door on the cord or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Do not run the vacuum
cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away from
heated surfaces.
9.
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.
17. Keep vacuuming area well lit.
18. Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
19. Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
20. 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.
!
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.
!
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.
!
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.
!
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 flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene etc.) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use
only and not for commercial or industrial use.
13. Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine,
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
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
Insert the flexible hose into the inlet on the main body of
the vacuum cleaner. Push in until it clicks into position
(Fig.3/1).
Fig.3/3
4. Fit the combination floor head by pushing on to the
telescopic tube tube (Fig.3/4).
Fig.3/1
Push the telescopic tube onto the end of the handle
(Fig.3/2).
Fig.3/4
Fig.3/2
The telescopic tube can be lengthened or shortened by
pushing the button in and sliding the tube apart or
together as required (Fig.3/3).
4 assembly
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4. How to Operate
Cord release
Fully unwind the power cord. A yellow mark on the power
cord indicates the recommended cord length. Do not
exceed the cord length beyond the red mark.
On/off button
Insert the power plug into the electrical outlet. Ensure the
vacuum cleaner is switched off.
Press the on/off button located on the top of the vacuum
cleaner and press the button again to turn the vacuum
cleaner off.
Carpet cleaning
For carpet and rug cleaning press the rocker switch on the
combination floor head to raise the brushes.
Fig.4/1
Position the dirt container over a rubbish bin and press the
dirt container release catch (Fig.4/2).
Hard floor cleaning
For hard floor cleaning, press the rocker switch on the
combination floor head to lower the brushes.
Variable power
Located between the cord rewind button and the on/off
button there is a variable power dial. Slide this forwards
and backwards to adjust the suction power.
Combination floor head storage
For convenience there is a slot located behind the on/off
button and on the underside of the vacuum cleaner where
the combination floor head can be parked when not in use.
Carry handle
Use the carry handle located behind the cord rewind
button and on/off button to move the vacuum cleaner
from room to room.
Fig.4/2
Close the dirt container bottom and replace in the unit.
NOTE: the handle on the dirt container should not be
used to carry the vacuum cleaner from room to room.
Dirt container
To empty the dirt container, remove the flexible hose from
the hose inlet. Lift the dirt container handle and take out
the dirt container (Fig.4/1).
operation
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5. Accessories
The accessories can be attached directly to the handle by
removing the telescopic tube and pushing in the desired
accessory.
The accessories can also be attached to the telescopic
tube for extra reach. Remove the combination floor head
and push on the desired accessory.
6. Dirt Container & Filter: Removal
and Replacement
WARNING: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet before removing the
dirt container.
!
!
WARNING: Do NOT use the vacuum cleaner
without ALL of the filters in place.
Crevice tool
NOTE: For best performance, replace filters annually.
Use the crevice tool for crevices, corners and cracks, etc.
Cleaning the central filter
Small vacuuming tool
Remove the dirt container.
For carpet, upholstery and stair cleaning.
Rotate the base of the dirt container whilst holding the
top of the dirt container (Fig.6/1).
Dusting brush attachment
Slide the attachment on to the small vacuuming tool for
use on furniture and delicate surfaces.
Fig.6/1
Rotate the central filter and pull away from the dirt
container lid (Fig.6/2).
Fig.6/2
Gently tap the filter against the side of a rubbish bin to
remove excess dirt.
The central filter can be washed in warm water (max 40°).
Allow to air dry for at least 24 hours before replacing
(Fig.6/3).
6 accessories / dirt container & filter
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7. Clearing Blockages
24hr
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
the power cord must be disconnected before
performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
!
Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the electrical
outlet.
The flexible hose can be disconnected from the vacuum
cleaner by pushing in the button on the hose and pulling
away from the machine. Remove any blockages found then
re-connect the hose securely.
Fig.6/3
NOTE: Do NOT use any detergents or boiling water to
wash the filter. Vax recommends washing the filter
every time you empty the dirt container.
Return the central filter to the dirt container and twist
until the filter is secure.
Return the dirt container to the vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning the post-motor filter
NOTE: This is located at the back of the vacuum cleaner
Release the post-motor cover by pressing in the catch at
the top of the cover.
Remove the filter by pulling the filter away from the
casing (Fig.6/4).
Fig.6/4
The post-motor filter can be rinsed in warm water
(max 40°C). Allow to air dry for at least 24 hours before
replacing.
NOTE: Do NOT use any detergents or boiling water to
wash the filter. Vax recommends washing the filter
every 4 weeks.
Replace the post-motor filter in the case and re-fit to the
back of the vacuum cleaner.
dirt container & filter / clearing blockages
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8. Storage
9. Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet and rewind the power
cord as directed before storing.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury,
unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
NOTE: Always store the vacuum cleaner base down.
PROBLEM: Vacuum cleaner won't run
!
!
Cause:
Not properly plugged into electrical outlet.
Solution: Plug in securely.
Cause:
No electricity in the electrical outlet.
Solution: Check fuse or breaker.
Cause:
On/off switch not turned on.
Solution: Push on/off switch to ‘on’.
Cause:
Motor thermostat has tripped.
Solution: Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Leave for one (1) hour before switching the
vacuum cleaner back on.
Cause:
Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
PROBLEM: Cleaner won’t pick up/loss of suction.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed properly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Dirt container full or blocked.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Clogged filters.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
PROBLEM: Accessories won’t pick up.
Cause:
Accessories are not attached correctly.
Solution: Refer to section 5.
PROBLEM: Dust escaping from the vacuum cleaner.
Cause:
Dirt container full.
Solution: Empty dirt container.
Cause:
Dirt container not installed correctly.
Solution: Review dirt container replacement.
Cause:
Filter not installed completely.
Solution: Remove, clean and replace filters.
8 storage / troubleshooting
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10. UK Service & Help
12. Technical Specification
Vax Careline:
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
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Monday-Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
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.
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
2000W
1.3L
Central filter - washable
Post-motor filter - washable
6m
5.1kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
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11. Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories please visit:
vax.co.uk.
Filter kit (1-9-127334-00)
1 x central HEPA
1 x pre-motor filter
1 x post-motor filter
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EEC STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that
the VRS9C 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: vax.co.uk
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