Electrolux ZB 4112 Vacuum Cleaner User Guide Manual Instruction

Thank you for choosing an Electrolux Rapido vacuum cleaner. Rapido is a rechargeable handheld
vacuum cleaner intended for use of light dry household debris. These Operating Instructions cover
most Rapido models. This means that with your specific model, some accessories/features may
not be included. In order to ensure the best results, always use original Electrolux accessories.
They have been designed especially for your vacuum cleaner.
On/off button with booster (max) function*
Fine filter
Dust container
Release button
Charging indicator light
Vacuum cleaning cover
Small brush
10. Crevice nozzle
11. Adaptor
12a.Charging station, wall unit
12b.Charging station, table unit
Rapido should only be used by adults and only for normal vacuuming in a domestic environment. Make
sure the vacuum cleaner is stored in a dry place. All servicing and repairs must be carried out by an
authorized Electrolux service centre. 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. Please remove the plug from the socket outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. Packaging material,
e.g. plastic bags should not be accessible to children to avoid suffocation. Each vacuum cleaner is
designed for a specific voltage. Check that your supply voltage is the same as that stated on the rating
plate on the charging adaptor. Use only the original charging adaptor designed for this model.
This appliance contains electrical connections.
• Do not vacuum water.
• Do not immerse the machine in water for cleaning.
The hose shall be checked regularly and must not be used if damaged.
Never use the vacuum cleaner:
In wet areas.
Close to flammable gases etc.
When housing shows visible signs of damage.
On sharp objects.
On hot or cold cinders, lighted cigarette butts, etc.
On fine dust, for instance from plaster, concrete, flour, hot or cold ashes.
Using the vacuum cleaner in the above circumstances may cause serious damage to its motor.
Such damage is not covered by the warranty. Never use the vacuum cleaner without its filters.
Electric cable precautions:
Regularly check that the cable is not damaged. Never use the vacuum cleaner if the cable is damaged.
Damage to the machine’s cable is not covered by the warranty. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
* Certain models only.
Check that all parts are in the box.
12. Put Rapido in the charging station. Always make sure that Rapido is switched off when
placed in the charging station. An indicator light (12a) will come on once Rapido makes
contact with the charging station.
It takes 16-20 hours to fully charge the batteries before the first use. When Rapido is
totally discharged, approximately 16 hours charging is required to regain full capacity. In
order to ensure that it is always ready for use, Rapido should be left on charge when not
being used. The adaptor may become warm during charging – this is normal.
13. Underneath the charging station there is a hollow space where redundant cable can be
wound (13a).
The wall unit can be mounted on a wall etc (13b).
Detach the wall unit by unscrewing the screw underneath the floor unit (13c). Always
ensure that the wall can bear the weight of the Rapido.
14. Remove your vacuum cleaner from the charging station by lifting it straight upwards.
15. Start/stop Rapido by pushing the start button (15a) once. For increased suction power,
press and hold the booster (max) button (15 b)*.
16. The crevice nozzle and small brush are positioned in the charging station (16a)* or
underneath the vacuum cleaner (16b)*. Attach the crevice nozzle to the vacuum cleaner
to facilitate cleaning of areas difficult to reach or attach the brush for dusting.
* Certain models only.
Rapido’s dust container must be emptied when it’s full.
Every now and then the dust container and the filters need to be cleaned to maintain a high
suction power.
A. Emptying of the dust container
18. Release the whole dust container by pushing the release button (18a), remove the filters and
empty the contents into a wastepaper basket (18b). Return the filters and press back the dust
container until it clicks into place.
B. Quick cleaning of the dust container and filters
19. Release the whole dust container by pushing the release button (18a). Pull and release the
spring for filter cleaning* 5-6 times to free dust from the filters.
20. Lift up the vacuum cleaning cover. Vacuum clean the dust container by placing the hose
handle of another vacuum cleaner against the vacuum cleaning hole.
C. Thorough cleaning of the dust container and filters (recommended every third cleaning)
21. Release the whole dust container by pushing the release button (18a). Take out both filters by
pushing the release springs (21).
22. Separate both filters (22a). The dust container, prefilter and fine filter can be shaken clean or
cleaned and rinsed using luke warm water (22b). Make sure that the parts are dry before they
are reassembled.
Reassemble in reverse order.
Never wash dust containers or filters in a dishwasher.
D. Cleaning the wheels
23. Open the vacuum cleaning cover (23a) and, using a pair of pliers, remove the shaft to release
the wheels (23b). Remove any dust, hair or other objects that may be entangled and then
reassamble wheels and the vacuum cleaning cover.
* Certain models only.
If a Rapido is to be disposed of, the batteries should be removed. Used batteries should never
be disposed of with household waste. These should always be taken to a recycling station.
Removing batteries
24. NB – Rapido must not be connected to the charging station while you are removing the
• Run batteries flat before removing them.
• Undo the five screws.
• Carefully lift the hood.
• Unclip the connecting cables and lift out the batteries.
Servicing or repairs
In cases of breakdown or faults, your Rapido must be taken to an authorised Electrolux service
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by Electrolux or its service agents or a
similarily qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
Consumer information
Electrolux decline all responsibility for all damages arising from any improper use of the
appliance or in cases of tampering with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
This product is designed with the environment in mind.
All plastic parts are marked for recycling purposes. For details see our web site:
If you have any comments on the cleaner or the Instructions for Use booklet please e-mail us
at: floorcare@electrolux.com
Please visit our website at www.electrolux.co.uk, or for Customer Care please call 08445
614614. Calls to this number will be charged at 5p per minute at all times from a BT Landline.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used near children. Do not allow children to operate this appliance and
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, do not use cord as a handle, and do not close door on 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 block, keep free of dust, lint, hair and anythingthat may reduce air flow.
Do not use to pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
Do not use without dustbag in place.
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.
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:
Before you start …check the
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal which marked with the letter N or coloured black. The
wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
which is marked the letter L or coloured red.
Before connecting the
cleaner to an electrical
supply ensure that voltage
marked on the data plate
(on the underside of
cleaner) is correct for your
electrical supply. If is not,
do not use the cleaner but
refer back to your dealer.
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-and-yellow. [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, have it done by 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 guarantee.
Connecting to your electrical 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 and
the fuse cover must be replaced before the plus is used again.
In the event of loss of the fuse cover, replacements can be
obtained from your Electrolux dealer or Electricity Board and
must be of the same colour as indicated by the coloured insert
on the base plug.
As a general guide to fitting any plug
If difficulty is experienced in obtaining a replacement, contact your
nearest Electrolux Service Centre. (Please see the separate
Electrolux Service Organisation leaflet).
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 hazard of shocks in case it
should be plugged into a 13 Amp socket in another part of your
The wires in the mains cable of this appliance are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Blue: Neutral.
Brown: Live.
Ensure the lengths of wire inside the plug are prepared correctly.
Connection should be firmly made after all conductor stands are
entered into the terminal posts.
When preparing the cable ends take care not to damage the
outer seal, or insulation surrounding the inner conductors.
Tighten all screws.
Replace the top cover of the plug and secure.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
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 material 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 requries 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 the Electrolux Group if you call for an engineer to resolve a problem that we believe is covered in
the instruction booklet.
The Company does not accept liability for defects arising from neglect, misuse or accident. This guarantee excludes
such normal wearing parts as filters, brushes and dustbags as the life of these depends upon the amount and nature
of use.
Proof of the date of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is provided.
For further assistance call the Electrolux Group Floorcare Helpline on 08445 614 614.
Calls to this number will be charged at 5 pence per minute at all times from a BT Landline.
For future reference we suggest you record the following details here, and keep the receipt with this booklet as proof
or purchase.
Purchased from:
Date purchased
Model No
The Electrolux Group, Addington Way, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU4 9QQ
Features of the Electrolux vacuum cleaner and accessories with it are protected in Great Britain and abroad by Patents of
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.
The Electrolux Group may introduce modifications to their product from time to time, and consequently the details given in
this booklet are subject to alteretion without notice.