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Getting started

Play the video. How to set up your machine.

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Using your machine

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Maintaining your machine

Play the video. How to wash the filter.

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Play the video. How to fix a vacuum that won't recline.

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Checking for blockages – cleaner head and base

Follow our step-by-step guide to check for blockages.

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Resetting the brush bar

The brush bar is designed to shut off when jammed. Learn how to reset it after removing the cause of the jam.

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Checking for blockages – wand and hose

Follow our step-by-step guide to check for blockages.

Useful tips

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Safely store tools

Clip accessories onto the vacuum's tool holster so you've always got them to hand.

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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 24 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 do the filters on this machine need washing?

We recommend that you check both of the filters at least once every 3 months. 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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