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****** Page 1 ****** ATRIX INTERNATIONAL C INCORPORATED ATRIX CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER USER GUIDE OWNER’S MANUAL Model: AHC-I 120V 60Hz 12A, 1400W Atrix International, Inc. 1350 Larc Industrial Blvd. Burnsville, MN 55337 952.894.6154 Tel 800.222.6154 Toll Free Tel 952.894.6256 Fax -1-

****** Page 2 ****** IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING APPLIANCE WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR INJURY: l. Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing. 2. Electrical shock may occur if used outdoors or on wet surfaces. 3. Do not allow vacuum to be used as a toy. Pay close attention when vacuum is used by or near children. 4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended instructions. 5. Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to Atrix International to be evaluated (refer to warranty policy). 6. Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges of corners. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. 7. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp plug, not the cord. 8. Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands. 9. Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow. 10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all body parts away from openings and moving parts. 11. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes. 12. Do not use without filter in place. 13. Turn off all controls before unplugging. 14. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. 15. Do not use to pick up any liquids, including flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present. 16. Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. 17. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the vacuum. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! -2-

****** Page 3 ****** Components and Equipment 5 4 3 2 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 2) 6 8 9 7 10 1 Floor Brush Telescopic Wand Parking Fixture Storage Clip Air Slide-Power Adjuster Suction Hose Suction Control Regulator Cord Rewind Button ON/OFF Button 10. HEPA Bag Change Indicator 11. Suction Hose Connection 12. Carrying Handle NOT PICTURED: TIGHT NAP CARPET TURBO BRUSH HORSE HAIR ROUND BRUSH UPHOLSTERY NOZZLE CREVICE NOZZLE/BRUSH

****** Page 4 ****** Prevention Switch off the vacuum cleaner immediately if the air intakes, the floor brushes or the telescopic wand become blocked. Before starting the vacuum cleaner up again remove the substance causing the blockage: 1. 2. 3. 4. Never use the vacuum cleaner in the immediate vicinity of hot objects and do not suck up hot objects such as cigarette ends or ashes. Only place the plug in the outlet when your hands are dry. Remove large sharp objects from the floor before using the vacuum cleaner to avoid any possible damage to it. Do not pull by the vacuum cord when pulling out the plug. oil oil -4-

****** Page 5 ****** 1. 2. Preparing the Vacuum Cleaner Fit the hose on the vacuum cleaner by inserting the rotating hose connection into the vacuum cleaner until you hear a click. To remove the hose, press the button at the side of the hose connection and pull it out. Assembling the telescopic wand and accessories 2.1: Fit the telescopic wand into the other end of the hose. 2.2: Adjust the length of the telescopic wand by pushing the locking mechanism down and pulling in the bottom section of the wand to a suitable length. When parking, shorten the wand as far as possible. 2.3: Fit the floor brush or other accessory into the telescopic wand. Floor Brush The floor brush has two settings. When cleaning hard surfaces(wood flooring, flooring tiles, etc.), the floor brushes should be extended. When cleaning carpets and mats, the brushes should be retracted into the nozzle. Press the brush change button to switch between the two settings. CREVICE TOOL/BRUSH For radiators, corners, skirtings, etc. Furniture nozzle For furniture, curtains, drapes, etc. Cleaning carpet Cleaning wooden floor

****** Page 6 ****** Use Vacuum cleaninq 1. Before using the device first pull out a sufficient length of electric power cord and plug into the outlet. The yellow mark on the electric power cord is the maximum length that must not be exceeded. To switch on the device press the foot pedal button on the casing with your foot. 2. To rewind the power cord, press the button with one hand and guide the cord with the other hand to ensure that it does not whip causing damage. Caution: Never operate the vacuum cleaner without the HEPA filter bag or motor filter, otherwise the device could be damaged. Changing the HEPA filter bag If the vacuum’s suction is reduced, this may be because the HEPA filter bag needs changing. Raise the floor brush off the floor, set the suction force regulation to MAX, switch on vacuum cleaner using the on/off button, and keep an eye on the bag change indicator. If it is red, the HEPA filter bag must be changed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn off and unplug cleaner. Remove the hose, open the HEPA filter bag cover by pushing latch up with fingers and lifting cover. Grasp the millboard at the top of the HEPA filter bag and carefully remove the bag from the vacuum cleaner. Throw the HEPA filter bag in the trash. Make sure that there are no holes in it. Insert a new HEPA filter bag in the vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner must never be used without one. -6-

****** Page 7 ****** 6. Close the vacuum cleaner again. 7. Always replace the HEPA filter bag after sweeping up large quantities of fine material such as fine sand, cement, flour, etc. ***Atrix Part # for a 10 pack of replacement HEPA filter bags: AHC-2*** Cleaninq the motor filter 1. 2. 3. 4. The motor filter can be found in the dust bag container. It protects the motor from dust and should be cleaned at least twice a year when it is dirty, or if suction force is reduced. Pull the filter holder up out of the vacuum cleaner. Open the filter holder, and remove the filter. Rinse the filter in warm water, and allow it to dry completely. Do not use a hair dryer or similar to dry the filter. Return the filter to the holder, and replace the filter holder in the vacuum cleaner. MotorFilter IMPORTANT! Never use the vacuum cleaner without a motor filter. Cleaning the exhaust air filter The exhaust air filter cleans the air a final time before it leaves the vacuum cleaner. You can clean the exhaust air filter as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. Switch off the vacuum cleaner and disconnect the plug from the outlet. To do this, always pull on the plug and not on the cord. Open the exhaust air grill (this is at the rear and top of vacuum cleaner). The exhaust air filter is visible when the grill has been opened. Rinse the filter under cold running water and allow dry. Put the exhaust air filter back into place (or replace with a new one) and place in the grill. Close the exhaust air filter grill. Transport and Storage You can lift and carry the vacuum cleaner using the carrying handle. Never pull or lift the vacuum cleaner by the cord. Before putting the vacuum away, rewind the cord. Turn vacuum off, unplug, and press the cord rewind button until the cord is fully rewound. To save space, the vacuum can be stored upright on its end cover. The telescopic wand can be hung on the vacuum cleaner by inserting the parking fixture into the vertical parking holder.

****** Page 8 ****** Cleaning Clean the vacuum cleaner by wiping it with a damp cloth. You must not use any form of strong, solvent or abrasive cleaning agent. Environmental Tips Once any electronic product is no longer functional, it should be disposed of in such a way as to cause minimum environmental impact, in accordance with the regulations of your local authority. In most cases you can take such products to your local recycling station. Atrix Canister Vacuum WARRANTY INFORMATION Warranty/Service Information: For warranty service information, please contact Atrix or your local Atrix distributor. Atrix Canister Vacuum Limited Warranty: To the original user purchasing the Atrix Canister Vacuum, Atrix warrants that the vacuum will be free of defects in material and manufacture for a period of one (l) year from the date of purchase. Should any failure to conform to this warranty appear within this period, Atrix will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product. It is the user’s responsibility to return the product, freight prepaid, to Atrix International. These remedies are the user’s exclusive remedies for breach of this warranty. Exclusions to warranty coverage: The above warranty will not apply to any special configurations or to any units that have been modified, or damaged by negligence, misuse, accident or failure to follow Atrix’s Instruction Manual. Consumable supplies, such as filters, accessories, and motor brushes are not covered by this warranty. Disclaimer of Warranty: EXCEPT FOR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND AGAINST PATENT INFRINGEMENT, ATRIX MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ATRIX CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Limitation of Liability: ATRIX WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY COINCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ECONOMICAL LOSS, BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF ATRIX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, EQUIPMENT USE, DATA OR INFORMATION OF ANY KIND. THE LIABILITY OF ATRIX SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE ATRIX CANISTER VACUUM. To Register your Warranty Visit: -8-








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