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 General notes

Dear Customer,
warning 2Read ICON  Please read and comply with these original instructions prior to the initial operation of your appliance and store them for later use or subsequent owners.

Proper use

In accordance with the descriptions and the safety information in these operating instructions, the appliance is intended for use as a multi-purpose vacuum cleaner. This appliance has been designed for use in private households and is not intended for commercial use.
– Protect the unit from rain. Do not store outside.
– This device may not be used to suck in ash and soot. Use the multi-purpose vacuum cleaner only with:
– Original filter bag. – Original spare parts, accessories and special accessories. The manufacturer is not responsible for any damages that may occur on account of improper use or wrong operations.

Environmental protection
Recycle IconThe packaging material can be recycled. Please do not place the packaging into the ordinary refuse for disposal, but arrange for the proper recycling.
Dustbin Icon Old appliances contain valuable materials that can be recycled. Please arrange for the proper recycling of old appliances. Please dispose your old appliances using appropriate collection systems. Electrical and electronic devices often contain components that could potentially pose a danger to human health and the environment if handled or disposed of incorrectly. However, these components are necessary for the proper operation of the device. Devices marked with this symbol must not be disposed of with regular household rubbish.

Disposing of the filters and filter bags
Filters and filter bags are made from environment-friendly materials. They can therefore be disposed off through the normal household garbage provided you have not sucked in substances that are not permitted to be thrown into household garbage. Notes about the ingredients (REACH) You will find current information about the ingredients at: www.kaercher.com/REACH

Customer Service Our KÄRCHER branch will be pleased to help you further in the case of questions or faults. (See address on the reverse)

Accessories and Spare Parts

Only use original accessories and spare parts, they ensure the safe and trouble-free operation of the device. For information about accessories and spare parts, please visit www.kaercher.com.
Warranty
The warranty terms published by the relevant sales company are applicable in each country. We will repair potential failures of your appliance within the warranty period free of charge, provided that such failure is caused by faulty material or defects in manufacturing. In the event of a warranty claim please contact your dealer or the nearest authorized Customer Service center. Please submit the proof of purchase.

Safety instructions

warning 2 DANGER – The appliance may only be connected to alternating current. The voltage must correspond with the type plate on the appliance.

  • Never touch the mains plug and the socket with wet hands.
  • Do not pull the plug from the socket by pulling on the connecting cable.
  • Check the power cord with the mains plug for damage before every use. To avoid risks, arrange immediately the exchange by authorized customer service or a skilled electrician if the power cord is damaged.
  • To avoid accidents due to electrical faults we recommend the use of sockets with a line-side current-limiting circuit breaker (max. 30 mA nominal tripping current).
  • Turn off the appliance and remove the mains plug prior to any care and maintenance work.
  • Repair works may only be performed by the authorized customer service.

warning 2 WARNING

  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons with limited physical, sensory or mental capacities or lacking experience and/or skills, unless such persons are accompanied and supervised by a person in charge of their safety or they have received precise instructions on the use of this appliance and have understood the resulting risks.
  • Children may only use this appliance if they are over the age of 8 and supervised by a person in charge of their safety, or if they have received instructions on the use of this appliance and have understood the resulting risks.
  • Children must not play with this appliance.
  • Supervise children to prevent them from playing with the appliance.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance must not be performed by children without supervision.
  • Keep packaging film away from children – risk of suffocation!
  • Switch the appliance off after every use and prior to every cleaning/maintenance procedure.
  • Risk of fire. Do not vacuum up any burning or glow- ing objects.
  • The appliance may not be used in areas where a risk of explosion is present.
  • Immediately switch the appliance off or pull the power plug if foam forms or liquids escape!
  • Do not use abrasives, glass or universal cleaners!
    Never immerse the appliance in water.
    Certain materials may produce explosive vapors or mixtures when agitated by the suction air!
    Never vacuum up the following materials:
  • Explosive or combustible gases, liquids and dust particles (reactive dust particles)
  • Reactive metal dust particles (such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc) in combination with highly alkaline or acidic detergents
  • Undiluted, strong acids and alkalies
  • Organic solvents (such as petrol, paint thinners, acetone, and heating oil).
    In addition, these substances may cause the appliance materials to corrode.

Hazard levels

warning 2 DANGER
Pointer to immediate danger, which leads to severe injuries or death.
warning 2 WARNING
Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to severe injuries or death.
warning 2 CAUTION
Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to minor injuries.
ATTENTION
Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to property damage.

Description of the Appliance

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  • These operating instructions de-scribe the multi-purpose vacuum cleaners listed on the front cover.
  • The illustrations show the maximum equipment; depending on the model, there are differences in equipment and supplied accessories.
    When unpacking the product, make sure that no accessories are missing and that none of the package contents have been damaged. If you detect any transport damages please contact your dealer.
  1. Suction hose connection
    Illustration B1
    To connect the suction hose during vacuuming.
  2. ON/OFF switch for appliance
    Illustration B3
    Position I: Appliance is switched on.
    Position 0: Appliance is switched off
  3. Carrying handle
    To carry the appliance or to remove the appliance head after unlocking.
  4. Filter box and release key
    Illustration E1
    Illustration E2
    In order to clean the filter, press the release key, fold out and remove the filter box.
  5. Accessory compartment, hook
    This accessory compartment allows the storage of suction nozzles and the power cable.
  6. Parking position
    Illustration C1
    To rest the floor nozzle during work interruptions.
  7. Container closure
    Illustration A1
    Pull out to open, push in to lock.
  8. Accessory storage container
    IllustrationD1
    This accessory compartment allows the storage of the suction pipes or other accessories.
  9. Steering roller
    Illustration A1
    Turn the container, and press in the steering roller in the openings at the base of the container till the endpoint.
  10. Filter bag
    Note: Do not use a filter bag for wet vacuuming!
    Illustration A2
    Recommendation: To vacuum fine dust, use the filter bag.
  11. Flat fold filter
    (already installed in the appliance)
    ATTENTION
    Always work with an inserted flat fold filter – during wet as well as dry vacuum cleaning!
  12. Suction hose with the connecting piece
    Illustration B1
    Push the suction hose into the connection on the appliance, it snaps in place.
    In order to disconnect it, push down with your thumb and pull the suction hose out.
    Note: Accessories, such as suction brushes (optional) can be directly attached to the connecting piece and thus connected to the suction hose. For convenient working even in tight spaces. The removable handle can be attached between the accessories and the suction hose if necessary. See position 13 . Recommendation: In order to vacuum the floor, attach the handle to the suction hose.
  13. Removable handle
    Illustration B1
    Connect the handle with the suction hose until it snaps in place.
    Illustration B4
    To remove the handle from the suction hose, press the notch using your thumb and pull off the handle.
    Note: Due to removing the handle, accessories can be directly attached to the suction hose.
    See position 12.
    Recommendation: In order to vacuum the floor, attach the handle to the suction hose.
  14. Suction tubes 2 x 0.5 m
    Illustration B1
    Put both suction tubes together and connect them with the handle.
  15. Floor nozzle
    (with inserts)
    When vacuuming dry dirt off the floor, clip an insert with two brush strips into the floor nozzle.
    When vacuuming water off the floor, clip an insert with two rubber lips into the floor nozzle.
  16. Crevice nozzle
    For edges, joints, heaters and hard-to-reach locations.

Operation

ATTENTION
Always work with an inserted flat fold filter – during wet as well as dry vacuum cleaning!

Before Startup
Illustration A1

  • Release and remove the appliance head.
  • Turn the container, and press in the steering roller in the openings at the base of the container till the endpoint.
  •  Insert and lock the appliance head.

Start up
IllustrationB1
Connect accessories.
Illustration B2
Plug in the mains plug.
Illustration B3
Turn on the machine.
Dry vacuum cleaning
ATTENTION
Work with a dry flat fold filter only.
Check the filter for damage prior to installation and replace as necessary.
Illustration A2
Recommendation: To vacuum fine dust, use the filter bag.
Information filter bag
– The filling level of the filter bag depends on the dirt that is sucked in.
– The filter bag needs to be replaced more frequently while sucking in fine dust, sand, etc.
– Clogged filter bags can burst – therefore make sure to replace the filter bag in a timely manner!
ATTENTION
Vacuum cold ashes only when using a pre-filter.
Wet vacuum cleaning
For vacuuming up moisture or liquids pay attention to the correct floor nozzle insert and connect the corresponding accessories.
ATTENTION
Do not use a filter bag!
Note: If the container is full, a float closes the suction opening, and the appliance works at a higher speed. Switch off the appliance immediately, and empty the container.
Interrupting operation
Illustration B3
Turn off the appliance.
Illustration C1
Hook the floor nozzle into the parking position.
Finish operation
Turn off the appliance and disconnect the main plug.
Empty the container
IllustrationD1
Remove the appliance head and empty the reservoir filled with wet or dry dirt.
Storing the appliance
IllustrationD2
Store the accessories and the mains cable on the appliance and store the appliance in dry rooms.

Care and maintenance

Clean the appliance and accessory parts made of plastic with a commercial plastic cleaner.
If required, rinse the container and accessories with water properly and dry them before reuse.
Clean flat fold filter
Recommendation: Clean the filter box after every use.
Illustration E1

  • Unlock, fold out and remove the filter cartridge and empty dirt from the filter cartridge over a waste bin.
  • In order to clean the inserted flat fold filter, knock the filter box against the edge of the waste bin. It is not necessary to remove the flat fold filter from the filter box.

If necessary, clean the flat fold filter separately.
Illustration E1

  • Unlock, fold out, and remove the filter cartridge.
    Illustration E2
  • Remove the flat fold filter from the filter box and tab it out.
  • When necessary, clean under running water only, do not wipe or brush down.
    Allow drying completely prior to use.
  • Finally, reinstall the dry flat fold filter into the appliance. Insert the filter cartridge into the appliance.

Troubleshooting

Decreasing cleaning power
If the suction power becomes less, check the following points:

  • If accessories, suction hose or suction pipes are clogged, please remove the obstruction using a stick.
    Illustration A1
  • The filter bag is full: Insert new filter bag.
    Illustration E2
  • Flat fold filter contaminated: Remove the filter box and clean filter (see Chapter “Cleaning the flat fold filter”).
  •  Replace damaged flat fold filter.

Technical specifications

Voltage 1-50-60 Hz 220 – 240 V
Output P,,,, 1000 W
Mains fuse (slow-blow) 10 A
Container capacity 20 I
Water intake with handle 12 I
Water intake with the floor nozzle 10 I
Power cord HO5VV-F 2×0,75
Sound pressure level (EN 60704-2-1) 72 dB(A)
Weight (without accessories) WD 4 7,0 kg
Weight (without accessories) WD 4 Premium 7,3 kg

Subject to technical modifications!

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Documents / Resources

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