How to use your
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Rug & floor nozzle
Cord rewind button
(replacement 1 piece)
On/Off switch on body
Filter maintenance sign
Control panel on body
Insert the crevice nozzle into the
(R6P or SUM-3 batteries)
are used for the Infrared
remote control system.
Control panel handset.
Battery case lid
Names of Parts and Preparation
4 Insert the mains plug into a socket as
Insert the joint pipe into the suction inlet of the
cleaner. When you remove the hose, pull the
joint pipe while pressing the button.
How to attach the hose to the
1) Slide and detach the battery case lid while pressing it.
2) Insert two batteries into the case correctly, as illustrated.
3) Replace the battery case lid.
1 How to insert batteries (R6P or SUM-3).
3 How to attach the hose, telescopic
extension pipe and rug & floor nozzle.
1) Insert the end of extension pipe into the joint pipe
with control panel until the button of the stopper
ring clicks into the hole. Then attach the rug &
floor nozzle to the extension pipe (in same way as
the connection of hose and extension pipe).
2) Adjust and extend the extension pipe to its
desired length while pressing the slide knob.
3) Press the button to remove the extension pipe
and rug & floor nozzle.
¡Incorrect battery insertion may cause battery (liquid) leakage
and or an explosion.
1) Do not use a new and old battery together and different kinds
2) If you are not going to use the cleaner for a long time,
remove batteries from the cleaner.
If liquid leaks from the case, wipe out the liquid and install
The cleaner should be unplugged from the mains
when not in use.
1) Empty the dust case before the dust reaches the
max line. If you continue using the cleaner with a full
dust case, the suction power will be decreased.
2) Empty the dust case periodically.
3) When emptying the dust case also remove the dust
around the filters.
for lid of dust
The lid of dust case
for lid of dust
1 Open the dust case cover while pressing
the button of dust case, and lift out the
dust case from cleaner body.
2 Put the dust case into a big vinyl bag, and press the open button in the bag.
¡When you lift out the dust case from cleaner
body, be careful not to press the open button
of the dust case.
¡Do not lift out the dust case from the body
while the cleaner is in use.
¡The dust case should be kept upright when
removing it from the body to prevent dust
How to dispose of the dust
¡Before you empty the dust case, be sure to turn off the power and
unplug the cleaner from the mains socket.
¡Turn the dust case downward and push the open button on the lid of the dust case to release
dust into a vinyl bag.
¡To remove stubborn dust adhesion inside the dust case, pat the side of dust case.
¡Dust around the mesh filter and under the mesh filter can be removed with tissue paper and
an old toothbrush.
The lid of
¡Some types of dust may cause the suction power to become weak before max line is reached, in that
case, empty the dust and clean the filters.
¡If the rug & floor nozzle sucks some sharp items such as pieces of broken glass, pins, take care not to
Button for the
How to Operate
Cleaning corners and narrow places
Cleaning in the room
How to operate the rug & floor nozzle
Off switch :
to stop the operation.
Whenever the operation buttons are pressed, the LED lamp will flash.
While the LED is flashing the infrared remote control is available.
When illumination from the LED lamp becomes weak and you can not
easily operate the control panel, the batteries should be replaced.
Infrared remote control transmitter
Operation panel handset (tactile keys)
Be careful not to drop or get the operation panel wet.
Operation panel on body
If the batteries in the control panel
handset are weak or exhausted,
the cleaner can still be operated
using the on/off switch on the body.
Whenever you push the button,
the mode changes as follows: High -> Off ->High ... .
Power On/Off switch
Infrared remote control receiver.
During operation, the red LED
Control panel handset
How to Empty the Dust Case
When you twist the
operation handle, the
direction of rug & floor
nozzle can change
Use the rug & floor nozzle not to float from the floor.
Dust case filters (Required maintenance once a month)
(The filters are washable.)
The base of
1 Remove the dust case and empty the dust.
2 1) Turn the dust case upside-down, press the
button with thumb,
2) Remove the cyclone chamber by pulling the
base of cyclone chamber with two fingers
(the forefinger and the middle finger).
3) Remove the dust around the inside mesh
filter. (The mesh filter is washable.)
3 Open the lid of the dust case and remove the
mesh filter, you can wash the mesh filter,
urethane filter, black filter and under mesh
filter with water.
Lid of the dust case
4 Return the lid of dust case to the
original position until it clicks and put
the base of cyclone chamber on the
dust case. Align the
mark of the
base of cyclone chamber to the
mark of the dust case.
5 Install the dust case into cleaner
¡Be sure to set each filter in its correct position firmly, otherwise suction
power will be decreased.
HEPA clean filter (Required maintenance once a month)
(The HEPA clean filter is not washable.)
1 Remove the HEPA clean filter from the
dust case as shown in the illustration.
2 Remove dust around HEPA clean
filter by patting it gently.
3 Reinstall the HEPA clean filter into
dust case with grips facing the upward.
¡Only pat the filter gently. If you pat it strongly, its shape may be changed and this will cause dust leakage.
¡Do not use a brush with hard bristles , it may cause damage to the filter.
¡Make sure that the HEPA clean filter is seated correctly. Otherwise you cannot install the dust case correctly.
If you use the cleaner without HEPA clean filter, it will eventually cause motor failure.
Lid of the dust case
The base of
Under mesh filter
Lid of dust case
3 Close the lid of dust case until the button clicks.
5 Close the top cover until the button clicks.
¡Please be careful not to be put your fingers between the
top cover and dust case.
When the orange indicator appears in the window continuously, the cleaner requires emptying.
Check the dust indicator by lifting suction tool from the floor and removing the crevice nozzle when it
¡If the cleaner is used in such a condition that the orange indicator appears in the window, air to the motor
will be reduced and the motor will eventually burn out.
¡When suction power is weak, the operation noise level is higher and the filter maintenance sign
operates, the dust case should be emptied and the filters cleaned (inside mesh filter and under
Filter maintenance sign
How to Empty Dust Case
Before maintaining, the mains plug should be removed from the mains socket.
4 Push the dust case into the
cleaner body firmly so that there
is not a gap between the lid of the
dust case and cleaner body.
How to wash rug & floor
nozzle with water
1 Wash rug & floor nozzle with water.
2 Turn the rug & floor nozzle downward, and wipe
away the water around the brush by shaking the
suction head well, up and down.
¡Wipe the brush with soft cloth.
¡Do not dry rug & floor nozzle with an electric dryer and a heater.
¡Dry rug & floor nozzle completely in the shade.
When you wash the rug & floor nozzle with
water, be sure to detach it from the extension
¡Do not wash rug & floor nozzle with detergent and bleach.
¡Do not wash rug & floor nozzle with hard hairbrush.
Rug & floor nozzle
¡The remains of dust around the brush, wheels and
the air window of rug & floor nozzle may cause a
decrease in suction power. In that case, suck the
dust with crevice nozzle.
Infrared Remote Control Handset
There is an infrared transmitter on the handset and a receiver on
the body and in most situations the infrared rays will reach the
receiver on the body of vacuum cleaner. However, sometimes
the infrared rays can not reach the receiver in the following
¡When your body or hands block the rays between the transmitter
¡When you operate the cleaner in narrow room, when the handset
control panel is inside and the cleaner body is outside the room.
¡When you use the cleaner in a room with very high roof.
¡When the cleaner is subjected to strong lighting (especially inverter
type lighting, infrared rays lamp) or sunshine.
If you can not change the operation on the control panel handset at particular place, try changing
When you cannot transmit infrared rays to the cleaner, use the on/off switch on cleaner body.
The infrared lenses on the handset and body should be kept clean.
In following situations:
Your vacuum cleaner may be affected by infrared remote control handsets for TVs and videos,
conversely, your vacuum cleaner may affect your TV and video.
If this happens, do not use your cleaner in the same room when operating you TV or video.
How to wash filters with water
¡After washing the filters with water, please dry up them naturally and install them in their correct
positions. Do not use wet filters, as this may damage your cleaner and render it unsafe.
¡Do not wash the filters with hard hairbrush, do not wash the mesh filter vigorously, it may damage
¡Do not wash the filters with detergent, bleach, benzene, thinner and alcohol, do not wash them in a
washing machine. And also do not dry the filters with hair dryer, otherwise we can not guarantee the
cleaner performance and quality.
Remove the mesh filter, the urethane filter and the cyclone chamber from the dust case,
and wash them with water. After drying the filters completely, fit them in their correct
positions and use the cleaner.
Mesh filter, urethane filter
¡Gently wash the mesh filter with water and an old toothbrush.
¡Wash and rub the urethane filter well with water until the water is clear, and lay it out flat to dry
¡It can take a long time for the urethane filter to dry up, so please use a replacement one alternately.
Inside mesh filter
¡Gently wash the inside mesh filter of cyclone chamber
with water and an old toothbrush.
The base of
Maintenance for cleaner body
Unplug the cleaner from the mains and wipe the body
with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water.
¡Do not wash the cleaner with benzene, thinner and
detergent, it may cause colour change and transformation.
Black filter, under mesh filter and dust case
¡Gently wash the under mesh filter and black filter with
water and an old toothbrush.
¡When suction power is weak, even though all the filters have been cleaned in the dust case and dust
has been removed from the HEPA clean filter, the filters will need to be replaced. When you need to
replace the filters, these should be purchase from a Hitachi dealer.
¡Replacement of HEPA clean filter is required every 4 years.
Do not wash rug & floor nozzle when connected to
cleaner and mains otherwise it may cause an