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Play the video. How to wash the filters.

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Useful tips

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Switch tools quickly

Just slide your chosen tool onto the inlet pipe until you hear a click.

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Wash the filter regularly

Rinse under a cold tap until the water runs clear – you don't need any detergents. Leave to dry fully (at least 12 hours) before refitting.

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Don't overfill it

To maintain suction, keep an eye on the bin and empty it as soon as debris reaches the MAX marker.

Frequently asked questions

How often does the filter on this machine need washing?

We recommend that you clean the filter at least once a month. You can find filter maintenance instructions in the machine's user guide.

Can I use this machine with an extension cable?

No, the use of an extension cable is not recommended.

Can I use this machine to pick up liquids?

No. Don't pick up water or other liquids with your machine.

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