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Operating Instructions
Canister Vacuum Cleaner
en-US
HS15
M.-Nr. 11 217 140

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Canister Vacuum Cleaner en-US HS15 M.-Nr. 11 217 140...
  • Page 2 The "Original Miele" Logo will appear on the packaging or directly on the FilterBag. Purchasing new FilterBags and filters Original Miele FilterBags and filters can be purchased from an authorized Miele vacuum dealer or by visiting the Miele store at www.mieleusa.com.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............. 4 Caring for the environment ..................  9 Appliance description .................. 10 Preparing for use .................... 12 Use........................ 17 Parking, transport and storage ................ 21 Maintenance ...................... 22 Purchasing new FilterBags and filters ..............23 Ordering the correct FilterBags and filters ............23 When to change the FilterBag................
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLI- ANCE This vacuum cleaner complies with current safety requirements. Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and dam- age to property. To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the vacuum cleaner, please read the operating instructions carefully before using it for the first time.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety with children  Danger of suffocation! Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children.  Do not allow the vacuum cleaner to be used as a toy. Close atten- tion is necessary when used near children.
  • Page 6 Do not use the vacuum cleaner if the power cord is damaged. If the power cord is damaged it must be replaced together with the cord reel. For safety reasons this must only be done by Miele Techni- cal Service or a Miele authorized service technician.
  • Page 7 Danger of electric shock. They should only be cleaned with a dry cloth.  Repairs should only be carried out on the vacuum cleaner, the Electrobrush, the electric wand and the electric hose by a Miele-au- thorized service technician. Repairs by unqualified persons can cause considerable danger to users. ...
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Accessories  To avoid the risk of injury when vacuuming with a Miele Power- brush or Turbobrush, do not touch the rotating roller brush.  It is not advisable to vacuum directly with the handle, i.e., without an accessory attached, as the rim could get damaged and you could hurt yourself on sharp edges.
  • Page 9: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment cal and electronic appliances. By law, Disposal of the packing mate- you are solely responsible for deleting rial any personal data from the appliance The cardboard box and packing materi- prior to disposal. Please ensure that als protect the appliance during ship- your old appliance poses no risk to chil- ping.
  • Page 10: Appliance Description

    Appliance description...
  • Page 11 Exhaust filter * k Park system for storage (on both sides of the vacuum cleaner) * l Motor protection filter m Electrobrush socket cover holder * n Original Miele FilterBag o Carrying handle p Floorhead * q Release buttons...
  • Page 12: Preparing For Use

    Connecting the suction hose to the Preparing for use handle Attaching the suction hose (required depending on model)  Insert the hose connector into the  Insert the suction hose into the han- suction socket on the vacuum dle until it clicks into position. cleaner until it clicks into position.
  • Page 13 Adjusting the telescopic suction Comfort telescopic suction wand wand Depending on the model, your vacuum cleaner will be fitted with one of the fol- lowing suction wands: – Telescopic suction wand – Comfort telescopic suction wand One part of the telescopic suction wand is packed inside the other and it can be adjusted to suit your height for comfort- able vacuuming.
  • Page 14 This vacuum cleaner can be used for the everyday cleaning of carpets, rugs and hard flooring. Miele offers a range of other floorheads, Vacuum carpets and rugs with the brushes and accessories for other types brush retracted: of flooring and special applications (see “Optional accessories”).
  • Page 15  Remove the indicator strip. a AirClean b Active AirClean 50 (black) c HEPA AirClean 50 (white) If your vacuum cleaner is fitted with ex- haust filter b or c, you need to activate  Press the TimeStrip® exhaust filter the TimeStrip®...
  • Page 16 The TimeStrip® exhaust filter change These accessory parts are supplied indicator shows the remaining func- with their own operating instructions. tional life of the exhaust filter. After ap- Opening the accessories compart- prox. 50 operating hours, or approx. ment one year of average use, the display will be completely filled with red.
  • Page 17: Use

    When the vacuum cleaner is used for the first time the lighting will switch it- Power cord self on after approximately two min- utes.  Unwind the cord completely to aid the vacuum in dissipating heat.  If vacuuming for longer than Do not pull or carry by the cord, use 30 minutes, the cord must be pulled the cord as a handle, close a door on...
  • Page 18 Turning the vacuum cleaner on and When using the floorhead, reduce the suction power until the floorhead is easier to maneuver if the suction seems too high. Depending on the model, your vacuum cleaner will also be equipped with one of the following power settings.
  • Page 19  Press the + footswitch to select a  Press the + footswitch to select a higher suction power. higher suction power.  Press the - footswitch to select a  Press the - footswitch to select a lower suction power. lower suction power.
  • Page 20  Press the - footswitch to select an- other power setting. Activating the Soft Carpet power set- ting:  Press the + footswitch until the maxi- mum power setting has been reached.  Then press the + footswitch again. After that, the vacuum cleaner will switch on at the power setting that was last used.
  • Page 21: Parking, Transport And Storage

    Parking, transport and storage Park system for pauses during vacu- uming (cannot be used with Electrobrushes SEB 228 and SEB 236) The park system allows you to conve- niently park the suction wand and floor- head during pauses.  Slot the floorhead into the parking at- tachment on the vacuum cleaner.
  • Page 22: Maintenance

    It is a good idea to retract the tele- remove the plug from the outlet. scopic suction wand fully. The Miele filtration system consists of three components: – Original Miele FilterBag – Motor protection filter –...
  • Page 23: Purchasing New Filterbags And Filters

    Ordering the correct FilterBags and filters Only use original Miele GN FilterBags Change the FilterBag when the color with a blue collar and original Miele fil- marker in the FilterBag change indicator ters. These are identified by the “ORIGI- turns red.
  • Page 24: How The Filterbag Change Indicator Works

     Switch the vacuum cleaner on and Replacing the FilterBag select the highest power setting.  Lift the floor brush off the floor a little. How the FilterBag change indicator works The FilterBag change indicator is set for normal household dust. This generally contains a mixture of dust, hair, threads, carpet lint, grit, etc.
  • Page 25: When To Change The Motor Protection Filter

    Replace this filter every time you start a new packet of filter bags. Every packet of original Miele filter bags contains a motor protection filter. Multi-  Insert the new FilterBag into the blue packs contain four motor protection fil- holder as far as it will go.
  • Page 26: When To Replace The Exhaust Filter

    AirClean Replace this filter every time you start a new packet of Miele FilterBags. An Air- Clean exhaust filter is supplied with ev- ery packet of Miele FilterBags. b Active AirClean 50 (black) ...
  • Page 27: Replacing The Active Airclean 50 And Hepa Airclean 50 Exhaust Filters

    Replacing the Active AirClean 50 and HEPA AirClean 50 exhaust filters Do not use more than one exhaust fil- ter at a time.  Open the dust compartment lid.  Press the release catch on the filter grille and open the grille until it clicks. ...
  • Page 28: Replacing One Type Of Exhaust Filter With Another

     Press the TimeStrip® exhaust filter change indicator. a AirClean b Active AirClean 50 (black) After approx. 10 –15 seconds a thin red c HEPA AirClean 50 (white) line will appear in the left-hand side of the display. Do not use more than one exhaust fil- ter at a time.
  • Page 29: Maintenance Indicator With Reset Button

    2. If you wish to replace exhaust filter b  Press the reset button. or c with filter a, you must insert the The maintenance indicator will go out new filter into a filter grille * before in- and reset to zero. stalling.
  • Page 30: How To Replace The Thread Lifters

    How to replace the thread lifters  Remove any threads and hair, replace the roller and refit the bearing, locking it back into position. Replacement parts are available from your Miele dealer or through Miele Technical Service. Cleaning and care  Always disconnect the vacuum cleaner from the electrical supply be- fore cleaning it.
  • Page 31: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions With the help of the following guide minor faults in the performance of the ma- chine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be remedied with- out contacting the Service Department. This guide may help you to find the reason for the fault, and how to correct it. Problem Possible cause and solution The vacuum cleaner...
  • Page 32: After Sales Service

    In the event of a fault which you cannot socket, which can be recognized by the remedy yourself, please contact your plug symbol on the cover. Miele dealer or Miele Technical Service. Electro Comfort Electrobrush The telephone number for the Miele (SEB 217-3)
  • Page 33 Floor brush Parquet (SBB Parquet-3) Crevice nozzle, 12" (300 mm) (SFD 10) This brush has natural bristles and is designed for use on smooth floors that Extra long crevice nozzle for cleaning in are susceptible to scratching. folds, crevices and corners. Parquet Twister floorbrush with Crevice nozzle, 22"...
  • Page 34: Limited Warranty - Vacuum Cleaners Usa

    This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Service For service under this Limited Warranty, or to find an Authorized Miele Dealer in your area, please visit us at www.mieleusa.com.
  • Page 36 Customer Care Centre Phone: 800-565-6435 Technical Service & Support 905-532-2272 800-999-1360 Phone: customercare@miele.ca 888-586-8056 Fax: TechnicalService@mieleusa.com International Headquarters Miele & Cie. KG Carl-Miele-Straße 29 33332 Gütersloh Germany Complete C3 (SGFE0) - 5018 M.-Nr. 11 217 140 / 00...

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