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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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Play the video. How to install the docking station.

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Maintaining your machine

Play the video. How to wash the filters.

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Play the video. Resetting the brush bar.

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Useful tips

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Two power modes

Toggle between Powerful mode – for longer suction – and MAX mode, for stronger suction. Just hold down the trigger and slide the control back and forth. 

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Switch accessories quickly

The quick-release tools click into place, and release in moments by simply depressing the release switch.

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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.

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Secure the charging dock

ave at least 1.2m between the floor and the lowest screw point. Make sure it's within easy reach of a power socket so the cable has some slack.

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Wash the filter regularly

Rinse under a cold tap until the water runs clear – you don't need any detergents. Squeeze out excess water and leave to dry on its side (at least 24 hours) before refitting.

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Clean awkward spaces

Remove the wand and connect your chosen tool directly to the inlet pipe to use the vacuum as a handheld.

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.