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User Guide
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
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V-2300U
Get Cleaning...
What’s your Vax model number?
(Located on the top flap of the packaging)
e.g. U 8 8 - V U -T-A
What’s your serial number?
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(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
TurboTool caddy (some models only)
Dirt container release button
Carry handle
Dirt container lid
Separator
Dirt container
Pre-motor filter housing
Brushbar height adjust
Cord storage hook
Cord
Cord safety hook
Hose storage
Power on/off button
Recline pedal
Hose
Extension tube
Crevice tool
Dusting brush
TurboTool (some models only)
Flexi crevice tool (some models only)
Flat nozzle/upholstery tool
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23 Pre-motor filter
24 Fur ‘n’ Fluff 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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Unit
Accessories
Filters
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General Safety Information
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
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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:
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Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
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Keep vacuuming area well lit.
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Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
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Store the vacuum cleaner in a cool, dry area.
Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before disconnecting or
connecting from the mains supply.
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Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
vacuum cleaner
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Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting or
disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
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Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
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.
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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.
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Use only as described in this manual. Use only Vax
recommended attachments.
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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.
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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.
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Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands. Do
not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
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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 might reduce airflow.
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Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away
from openings and moving parts.
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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 in the presence of explosive liquids
or vapours.
14.
Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine, bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner etc.).
15.
Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
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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 restarting 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.
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
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Keep your Vax like new
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IMPORTANT:
The condition of the filters affects the
performance of your machine. For best cleaning results, filters require
cleaning at least every three months. For full cleaning instructions,
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see page 7.
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IMPORTANT:
Do not use the vacuum cleaner without all of the
filters in place.
Assembling your vacuum cleaner
Push the lower back panel onto the
base of the unit.
Secure with the two long screws
provided.
Slide end of the hose into the hose
connector.
Attach handle to the back panel by
pushing down firmly.
Insert locking pin into place at the
bottom of the handle.
Secure locking pin with the small
screw provided.
Connect hose.
Attach dirt container and click into
place.
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Place pre-motor filter and holder
onto the base of the unit.
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Operation
Operating the appliance
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Turn
Twist cord storage hook to release cord.
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IMPORTANT:
When the
vacuum cleaner is stood in the
upright position or when using the
hose and tools, the brushbar height
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adjust must be set to the highest
position.
Recline unit.
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In upright position turn brushbar
height adjust to desired setting.
High - long carpet pile and hard floors
Low - short carpet pile
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IMPORTANT:
Vax recommends that you raise the height of the brushbar to the highest position when using
this cleaner on lino and hard flooring due to constant rotation. Vax cannot be held responsible for damage to
these surfaces if the customer fails to take notice of this recommendation.
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Operation
Using accessories
NOTE: The crevice tool and TurboTool can be attached to both extension tube and hose directly.
NOTE: The dusting brush can only be attached to the hose directly.
NOTE: This unit has a constantly rotating brushbar. Vax recommends you raise the brushbar before
attaching accessories.
Attaching to hose
Remove hose from its holder and
unwind hose from unit.
Choose an accessory.
Attach accessory to hose.
Attaching to extension tube
Remove extension tube from holder.
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Attach extension tube to hose.
Attach accessory to extension tube.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
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Cleaning the HEPA pre-motor filter
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24hr
40° C
max
NOTE: Wash filters with warm water (40° C max) at least every 3 months for best cleaning results.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Advanced filter cleaning
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Removing blockages
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from the electrical
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outlet before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum cleaner
and remove any blockages found then reconnect the hose securely.
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Removing blockages from the brushbar
Unscrew the four
screws on the base of
unit.
Remove floor nozzle
cover.
Lift brushbar.
Removing blockages from the TurboTool
Remove the belt from
the end of the
brushbar.
(some models only)
Tabs
Locking
ring
Turn the TurboTool over and slide
off the locking ring.
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Detach lower housing and remove
blockage.
To re-assemble the TurboTool,
ensure that the tabs are engaged
and pivot the lower housing closed.
Slip the locking ring over the neck
of the TurboTool and into the
groove to finish.
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FAQs
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WARNING: to reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing
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maintenance/troubleshooting
checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
Why won’t the accessories pick up properly?
• Check the ‘Parts Overview’ page in this guide to make
sure the part is definitely included in your unit.
• Hose blockages: remove the hose from the unit. Carefully
remove any blockages found and reconnect hose securely.
• If it is missing, we’re here to help. Simply call us on
0844 412 8455
• Accessory blockages: remove accessory from
handle/tube. Carefully remove blockage and re-attach to
the vacuum cleaner.
Why won’t the vacuum cleaner pick up?
• The accessory may be faulty. Simply call us on
0844 412 8455 for assistance.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the
dirt container from the unit by pressing the dirt container
release button 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 page 7.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘Maintenance:
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container’ on
pages 7 and 8.
• There may be a blockage in the hose/tube; disconnect
from the vacuum cleaner. Carefully remove any blockages
found and reconnect securely.
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.
Why is dust escaping from the vacuum?
• The filter may be clogged; refer to ‘Maintenance: Cleaning
the filters’ on pages 7 and 8.
• The dirt container may be blocked; refer to ‘Maintenance:
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container’ on page 7.
• The dirt container may be incorrectly installed; remove the
dirt container from the unit by pressing the dirt container
release button and then re-attaching it to the unit,
ensuring it is locked firmly back into place.
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
we’re here to help
Instead of taking me back
to the shop, simply call:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
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vaxireland.ie
This does not affect your statutory rights
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we’re here to help
Instead
of taking me (UK)
back to the
shop, simply
Vax
Careline:
0844
412call:
8455
(UK) 0844 412 8455 (ROI) 1-800 928 308
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
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This does not affect your statutory rights
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Other Information
UK Service & Help
Vax Customer Careline 0844 412 8455
Monday-Friday
Saturday
8.30am to 6.30pm
9.00am to 5.00pm
If you have any queries about using your 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. 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
Pre-Motor filter (Type B): 1-1-130851-00
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Capacity:
Filters:
Cord length:
Weight:
220-240V ~50Hz
2300W
5L
pre-motor filter (washable)
10m (approx)
8.7kg - 8.9kg (depending on model)
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the
U87, U88-VU 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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