Vax | S7-A+ | User guide | Vax S7-A+ User guide

Vax Ltd., Kingswood Road, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 OQH, UK
email: info@vax.co.uk - website: vax.co.uk
Version 1.0
Total
Home Pro
Multi-function steam cleaner
User Guide
S7-A+
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Performance is everything.
Machine Overview
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Handle
Upper cord clip
Power cord
Lower cord clip
Clean water tank
LED indicator
a) Water heating/power on
(blue LED)
b) Steam ready
(blue LED) + (green LED)
7 Floor head
8 Steam release trigger
Unit
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9 Velcro microfibre cleaning pads x 2
(dependant on model)
10 Carpet glider
11 Cooling base
12 Pro Clean Pad
13 Window squeegee/Upholstery tool
14 Hose
15 Concentration nozzle
16 Accessories storage bag
17 Window cloth
18 Grout brush
19 Scraper tool
20 Detailer tool
21 Small plastic brush
22 Large plastic brush
23 Metal brush
24 BBQ brush
25 Shoulder strap
26 Accessories connector
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Accessories
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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
General Safety Information
This steam mop is intended for household use only and NOT
for commercial or industrial use.
IMPORTANT: Please refer to floor manufacturer’s care recommendations
before use and test the steam mop on a discrete area of flooring to
begin with.
When using the steam mop, basic safety precautions should always be
observed, including the following:
WARNING: The stick steam mop head gets very hot during operation.
WARNING:
Danger of scalding
1. Do not leave the steam mop unattended when plugged in.
Unplug the product from the socket when not in use.
22. Always remove the mains plug from the socket and allow the
steam mop to cool down completely before topping up
with water.
23. Never aim the steam mop at people, animals or plants (there
is a risk of scalding). Never touch the steam jet from a short
distance with your hands. Do not aim the steam mop at
electrical items or wires.
24. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away
from openings.
25. Never fill the water tank with anything other than water. Never
put additives (such as perfume, stain remover or products
containing alcohol) in the water as they may damage the steam
cleaner or make it dangerous to use.
2. Only use the steam mop indoors. Keep the steam mop
away from rain and moisture.
26. Only carry the steam mop by the carry handle.
3. Turn off the on/off switch on the steam mop controls before
disconnecting or connecting from the mains supply.
28. Do not use an extension cord with this product.
4. Always unplug the steam mop and allow it to cool before
connecting or disconnecting the hose or accessories.
5. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
6. This appliance is not intended for use by children under eight
years of age and persons 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 in a safe way and understands the
hazards involved.
27. Store the steam mop in a cool, dry area.
29. Using improper voltage may result in damage to the steam
cleaner and possible injury to the user. The correct voltage is
listed on the rating label.
30. Do not use your steam mop if it is damaged or faulty. Please
make sure that the product is unplugged from the mains and call
the Vax Careline on 0844 412 8455.
31. Do not use the unit on leather, wax polished furniture or floors,
synthetic fabrics, velvet or other delicate steam or water
sensitive materials.
32. Do not use on acrylic surfaces.
7. Cleaning and maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
33. In wet rooms, e.g. bathrooms, connect the appliance to sockets
with an RCD adaptor connected in series.
8. The appliance should only be used as described in the quick start
guide or in the full online user guide.
34. The device should not be used to clean electrical appliances
such as ovens, microwaves, televisions and electrical heating
systems etc.
9. Only Vax recommended attachments should be used with
this appliance.
10. Do not use this steam mop if it has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not use this steam mop with
a damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged return the
steam mop to a Vax authorised Service Agent or a suitably qualified
person for examination, repair or adjustment.
11. Do not pull or carry this appliance 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 steam mop over the cord.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
35. Be very careful when cleaning tiled walls with sockets.
36. Keep the unit on the floor.
37. Empty the water tank when the steam mop is not in use.
38. Do not overfill the tank. Do not exceed the maximum prescribed
filling level. Please use the measuring jug and funnel included.
39. Always show these instructions to a third party if you are passing the
steam mop on to them.
40. Please ensure all parts are correctly fitted before using the product.
12. Do not unplug the product by pulling on the cord.
41. Do not attempt to remove blockages with sharp objects as they may
cause damage.
13. Do not handle the plug or the steam mop with wet hands.
42. Do not use without the hard water filter in place.
14. Do not use without the tank cap in place. Ensure that the water
tank cap has been screwed down fully before use.
43. Take extra care when cleaning on the stairs.
15. Do not touch any hot areas on the steam mop. It is normal
for the steam mop to heat up during operation.
45. Please refer to the manufacturers care recommendations before use
and test the steam mop on a discrete area of flooring to begin with.
16. Accessories will become hot during use – allow them to cool
down before handling.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the steam mop from the
electrical outlet before assembling, opening or empting the water tank,
or before connecting/disconnecting the attachments.
17. Do not use the steam mop to treat any items of clothing that
are still being worn on the body.
18. The force and heat of the steam may have an adverse effect on
some materials. Always check whether a surface is suitable for
treatment with the steam by carrying out a test before hand on
a concealed area.
19. The steam mop must be kept level during operation.
20.Never immerse the steam mop in water or in other liquids.
21. Do not operate the steam mop without water in the tank.
Always top up with water in good time.
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44. Keep cleaning area well lit.
IMPORTANT: The liquid or steam must not be directed towards equipment
containing electrical components, such as the interior of ovens.
IMPORTANT: The steam mop is equipped with a thermostat and 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 steam mop
from the electrical outlet and turn off the switch. Let the unit cool, remove
and empty the water tank. To re-start the machine, plug it into an electrical
outlet and switch it back on.
PLEASE KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER USE.
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Operation
Assembling your stick steam mop
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling.
Insert handle into main body. Line
up the metal locking pin with the
hole and click into place.
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Fit the body of the unit into the
steam mop floor head. Line up the
white plastic locking pin with the
hole and click into place.
Attach the velcro microfibre
cleaning pad to steam mop floor
head. The blue face of the cleaning
pad should be in contact with the
floor.
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(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Operation
Before you begin cleaning
IMPORTANT: Do not use hot or boiling water to fill clean water tank. Do not overfill the water tank.
NOTE: Always ensure there is water in the clean water tank.
Remove clean water tank by
pressing the quick release button.
a
Remove the water cap and pour
in 400ml of clean water. Replace
the water cap.
b
a
b
Replace the clean water tank,
clicking in place making sure the
hard water filter is place.
Blue LED will illuminate when the unit is switched
on at the plug, the power button is pressed and the
water is heating.
Blue LED + Green LED will illuminate within 1
minute indicating that the steam mop is ready to
use. The Green LED will go off when unit water is
re-heating.
Attaching the cleaning pad
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling the accessories.
IMPORTANT: Never use the stick steam mop without the microfibre cleaning pad correctly attached
to the floor head.
Velcro microfibre cleaning pad
(dependant on model)
Hold corner of pad down with foot
and peel unit away
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Operation
Steam cleaning hard floors
IMPORTANT: Please refer to floor manufacturer’s care recommendations before use and test the steam mop on
a discrete area of flooring to begin with.
WARNING: Never leave the stick steam mop in one spot on any surface for an extended period of time with a damp or
wet microfibre cleaning pad attached as this may damage the floor surface. Your stick steam mop should only be used
on tiles, lino, sealed wood flooring including sealed laminate.
WARNING: Do not operate/use stick steam mop without water in clean water tank.
WARNING: Please refer to the manufacturers care recommendations before use and test the steam mop on a
discrete area of flooring to begin with.
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling the accessories.
Plug into mains, press on
button on the main body.
A blue light shows unit is
on and heating.
Wait until green light
appears (within 1 minute).
To recline the unit place
foot on floor head and
tilt handle.
To produce steam squeeze
the trigger in short bursts.
To prevent overly wetting
floors, do not hold
down continuously.
Move the steam mop slowly
backwards and forwards
across the floor paying
particular attention to high
traffic areas.
IMPORTANT: For 1 x 400ml water tank = 12 minutes steaming time (approx).
Refreshing carpets
IMPORTANT: When using on carpets, always ensure the microfibre cleaning pad is properly attached to the
floor head.
Place unit into
carpet glider.
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To recline the unit place
foot on floor head and
tilt handle.
To produce steam squeeze
the trigger in short bursts.
To prevent overly wetting
carpet, do not hold down
continuously.
Move the steam mop slowly
backwards and forwards
across the floor paying
particular attention to high
traffic areas.
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Operation
Using the handheld steam mop
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the steam mop when assembling the accessories.
WARNING: Always ensure there is water in the clean water tank.
Remove handle from main body by
pushing metal locking pin and
pulling away handle.
Remove steam mop floor head from
main body by pushing white plastic
locking pin and pulling away.
When using handheld steam mop
attach the accessory connector 1 and
then attach the desired accessory 2.
To produced steam push the button
on top of the main body
in short bursts.
Plug in unit, press on button. The
BLUE LED will illuminate when the
unit is switched on at the plug, the
power button is pressed and the
water is heating.
The GREEN LED will illuminate
within 1 minute indicating that the
steam mop is ready to use.
Using the compact scrub brush
Place foot on outer floorhead and
gently pull away main body to
remove the compact scrub brush.
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Move steam mop back and forwards
across the floor, getting into corners
and awkward places.
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Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Empty the water tank
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to fully cool down before performing any maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Remove the clean water tank by
pressing the quick release button.
Remove the water cap.
Empty any excess water over the
sink, replace water cap and return
to the unit.
Removing the cleaning pad
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to fully cool down before performing any maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Velcro microfibre cleaning pad
(dependant on model)
Hold corner of pad down with foot
and peel unit away.
Cleaning the microfibre cleaning pad
IMPORTANT: Never use bleach or fabric softener when washing the microfibre cleaning pad.
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Machine washable at warm temperature (max 40oc). Always use a mild detergent.
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Allow to fully dry before use.
Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Maintenance
(Keep your Vax as good as new)
Replacing the hard water filter
IMPORTANT: The condition of the filter affects the performance of your machine.
Check and change filter (depending on level of use). Do not operate unit without hard water filter in place.
Your machine is fitted with a hard water filter. If you live in an area of hard water the filter will discolour/darken
over time (2). Depending on water hardness and/or frequency of use the filter should be changed every 12
months, or once the filter has completely darkened.
Hard water filter in unit.
Hard water filter removed.
Clearing blockages
IMPORTANT: Turn unit off. Allow unit to fully cool down before performing maintenance or
troubleshooting checks.
There is a small opening at the bottom of the trim that goes around the outside of the back of the unit.
This opening is a steam exhaust vent should the primary path become blocked. If steam starts to escape from
this vent you should:
Steam exhaust vent.
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Remove microfibre pad
and inspect unit base for
blockages. If a blockage
can be seen use a small
thin object such as a
paper-clip to try to
free blockage.
If steam path is still
blocked, remove steam
mop floor head from main
body by pushing white
plastic locking pin and
pulling away.
After floor head is removed,
using a thin object such as
a paper-clip (in the area
shown), attempt to remove
the blockage.
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FAQs
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug the stick steam mop before performing
maintenance or trouble shooting checks.
Is there an accessory missing?
Why is the steam mop not producing steam?
• Check the Parts Overview page in the guide to make sure
the part is definitely included in your unit.
• There may be no water in the tank; please refer to the
operation section.
• If the part is missing we’re here to help. Simply call us on:
0844 412 8455
• The water tank may not be fitted correctly; please refer
to the operation section.
The steam mop cleaner has no power?
• Hard water filter may be clogged and may need to be
replaced. See maintenance section.
• Unit may not be plugged into the electrical outlet correctly,
ensure the plug is pushed in securely.
• Steam path may be blocked, refer to cleaning blockages
section.
• The electrical outlet may not be working properly, check
the fuse or breaker, or consult an electrician.
• The power cord may be damaged, if it is it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or Vax authorised agent
in order to avoid invalidating the guarantee.
Why won’t the microfibre cleaning pad pick up dirt?
• The cleaning pad may already be saturated with dirt and
needs washing, please refer to the maintenance section.
• When in use if the green light goes off the unit may be
re-heating. The light should only take 1 minute before
this comes on again.
What do I do if an accessory/the unit has become damaged
or broken?
• Visit vax.co.uk for parts and spares.
• Please call our Careline to purchase new spares or order
a replacement.
we’re here if you need us
Instead of taking me back
to the shop, simply visit:
vax.co.uk/support
vaxireland.ie
or call:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
This does not affect your statutory rights
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Vax Careline: (UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Other Information
UK Service & Help
Vax Careline:
(UK) 0844 412 8455
(ROI) 1-800 928 308
Monday-Friday
8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Any 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 the steam mop before calling. For the nearest Service Agent,
please call the Vax Careline or visit vax.co.uk
Consumables
To purchase spares and accessories, please visit vax.co.uk
S7 series hard water filter kit (Type 1):
Microfibre cleaning pads (Type 2):
Velcro microfibre cleaning pads (Type 1):
(dependant on model)
Coral cleaning pads (Type 3):
Shoulder strap
1-1-130624-01
1-1-130625-01
1-1-131448-00
1-1-131643-00
1-1-132373-00
Guarantee will only be valid with the use of genuine Vax spares and accessories.
Technical Specification
Voltage:
Wattage:
Water tank capacity:
Cord length:
Weight:
220 – 240 v ~ 50Hz
1600W
0.4L
8.0m
2.7kg
Subject to technical change without notice.
EEC Statement of Compliance
Manufacturer/EEC importer: Vax Limited, hereby on our own responsibility, declare that the S7-A+ 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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