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Miele S 246i Operating Instructions Manual

Miele vacuum cleaner operating manual s 246i, s 252i
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Operating Instructions

Vacuum Cleaner

S 246i - S 252i
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
installation or use.
05 905 590



  Summary of Contents for Miele S 246i

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Vacuum Cleaner S 246i - S 252i To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions installation or use. M.-Nr. 05 905 590...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Vacuum cleaner and accessories ........
  • Page 3 Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces. Only surfaces should be vacuumed. Only use the vacuum as described in this manual. Use only Miele recommended accessories. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damage caused by non-compliance with these "Important Safety Instructions".
  • Page 4 Do not turn on or attempt to operate the vacuum cleaner unless a dustbag, dust compartment filter and exhaust filter are in place. Only use genuine Miele double-layer dustbags and filters (see “Vacuum care” for instructions on how to insert the dustbag and filters.) If a dustbag has not been inserted, the dust compartment cover will not close.
  • Page 5 The Miele Electrobrush is a motor driven accessory for use only with Miele vacuum cleaners. It must not be used with vacuum cleaners produced by another manufacturer. When vacuuming with the Miele Electrobrush or Turbobrush, do not touch the rotating brush.
  • Page 6 Before discarding an old vacuum cleaner, please cut off the power cord and render the plug useless. Ensure the appliance presents no danger to children while being stored for disposal.
  • Page 7 Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children. Danger of suffocation! Genuine Miele dustbags and filters are made of environmentally friendly materials. They can be thrown out with the household trash provided the vacuum has not been used on restricted materials.
  • Page 9 Power cord Cord rewind switch Suction power selector On-Off switch Release button for accessories compartment Dustbag change indicator Elbow Dust compartment lidrelease Handpiece Air inlet valve Locking button Telescopic wand Telescopic wand release button Fold-out wand bracket Carrying handle Park-System Floor brush Dustbag Dust compartment filter...
  • Page 10 ^ Insert the elbow into the suction socket. ^ Press the release buttons at the side of the elbow and lift the hose from the socket. ^ Fit the handpiece of the suction hose firmly into the wand. (Ensure that the plug connectors line up).
  • Page 11 (depending on model) Both sections of the telescopic wand have locating arrows. ^ When connecting the two tubes, ensure that the two arrows point to each other. (depending on model) One part of the telescopic wand is inside the other and can be adjusted to your height for comfortable vacuum cleaning.
  • Page 12 The floor brush is suitable for cleaning carpets, rugs, and hard surfaces. For flooring susceptible to scratches, use one of the special Miele floor brushes (see "Optional accessories"). Observe the cleaning instructions of the floor manufacturer.
  • Page 13: Crevice Nozzle

    The accessory tools for cleaning tough to reach areas are located in the accessory compartment. – Crevice nozzle – Upholstery tool ^ Press the release button to open the accessories compartment lid. ^ Remove the accessory tool. ^ Close the lid.
  • Page 14 The different tools can either be fitted to the handpiece or to the telescopic wand. For cleaning in folds, crevices or corners. For cleaning upholstery, mattresses, cushions, curtains, covers, etc.
  • Page 15: Power Cord

    ^ Hold the plug and unwind as much of the cord as you need (maximum length 21’ 4" [6.5 m]). If the vacuum is operated for more than 30 minutes, atleast 14 feet (4.3 m) of the power cord must be unwound to prevent overheating.
  • Page 16 To turn the vacuum cleaner on or off: ^ Step on the On-Off foot switch. ,To prevent static discharge, your hand must touch the metal inlay on the underside of the vacuum hand- piece. Be certain to continuously touch this inlay when vacuuming fine...
  • Page 17 (models with suction power selector) The suction power can be regulated to suit the type of flooring. Select the middle suction setting (symbol d) for smooth and hard floors and a higher setting for carpets. ^ Turn the suction power selector to the appropriate setting.
  • Page 18 The air inlet valve can be opened for a quick reduction of suction, e.g. when moving from a carpet to an area rug. ^ Slide open the air inlet valve just enough for the floor brush to move easily.
  • Page 19: Transport And Storage

    For easier transport and storage, the telescopic wand can be attached to the vacuum handle. ^ Stand the vacuum cleaner vertically. ^ Unfold the wand bracket and hang it on the handle of the vacuum. The wand bracket can be turned to hang off either side of the vacuum handle.
  • Page 20: Suction Level Indicator

    This indicates when the dustbag needs to be changed. ^ Set the suction power selector ( if present) to the highest setting and make sure the air inlet valve is closed. ^ Hold the wand, with the floorbrush attached, off the floor. Turn on the vacuum and check if the red marker completely fills the indicator window.
  • Page 21: Dust Compartment

    Change the dustbag when the red marker in the dustbag change indicator fills the display. A "SUPER air clean filter" is included with each box of Miele dustbags and should be changed when starting a new box of dustbags. The dust compartment filter should be changed when starting a new box of dustbags or if heavily soiled.
  • Page 22 Always turn off and unplug the vacuum cleaner before performing maintenance or cleaning. ^ Open the dust compartment lid by pressing the release button and rais- ing the lid until it clicks into place. ^ Grasp the card collar by the two finger holes and pull it out from the dustbag holder.
  • Page 23 Only use genuine Miele dustbags and filters to ensure optimum results and safety. ^ To insert a new dustbag push the collar securely into the frame as far as it will go. Do not unfold the dustbag when you take it out of the box. If it is unfolded or not inserted properly the dust compart- ment lid will not close.
  • Page 24 The "SUPER air clean filter" is a fine filter capable of trapping microscopic dust particles. ^ Open the dust compartment lid. ^ Open the filter frame and remove the used "SUPER air clean filter". ^ Insert the new "SUPER air clean filter".
  • Page 25 ^ Press the new thread catcher into the slot. New thread catcher pads may be purchased from your Miele vacuum dealer. 1. Unlock the axle lever. 2. Pull out the roller axle. 3. Take out the roller.
  • Page 26 Always turn off the vacuum and unplug it from the outlet before performing maintenance or a repair. The external surfaces of the vacuum cleaner and of the accessories can be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth or with a cleaner suitable for plastic. Do not use abrasive, glass or all purpose cleaners! They will damage the surface.
  • Page 27 The vacuum has overheated. The temperature limiter switched off the vacuum automatically. The suction power selector is set too low. The dustbag is full or clogged with fine dust particles. Turn off the vacuum at the On / Off switch. Check the telescopic wand and the suction hose for blockages.
  • Page 28 In the event of a fault which you can not correct, please contact: – Your Miele Dealer – The Miele Technical Service Department USA 1-800-999-1360 CDN 1-800-565-6435 When contacting the Technical Service Department, please quote your vacuum model number. The model number can...
  • Page 29 Recommended for cleaning crushed pile on low nap rugs or carpets. The turbobrush is mechanically driven by the suction power of the vacuum. No electrical connection or electrical hose is necessary. The hand Turbobrush is intended for vacuuming upholstery, mattresses, car seats, carpeted stairs, etc.
  • Page 30 For cleaning sturdy hard floors, e.g. tiles and stone floors. The parquet floor brush has natural bristles for vacuuming scratch-sensitive hard floors, e. g. parquet and laminate. For vacuuming mattresses and upholstery. Even deep crevices of a mattress can be vacuumed easily.
  • Page 31 For cleaning radiators, narrow shelves or crevices. ^ Attach the radiator brush to the crevice nozzle. For dusting delicate objects, woodwork such as base boards and window sills. The head of the dusting brush can be swivelled for easier cleaning. For dusting books, shelves, etc.
  • Page 32 Specially designed for cleaning small objects and difficult to reach areas (such as PC keyboards, stereo equip- ment, carved furniture, models etc.) The MicroSet includes: – micro hose with combi nozzle, – micro dust brush, – micro crevice nozzle, – angled extension. Specially designed for cleaning narrow crevices, tight upholstery, loose floor mats and tight spaces in a car.
  • Page 36 All rights reserved / 0103 M.-Nr. 05 905 590 / V This paper has been bleached without the use of chlorine.