When using an electrical appliance, basic
precautions must always be followed.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this vacuum
cleaner has a polarized plug; one blade is wider
than the other. This plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install
the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any
way. Connect only to the outlet type specified on
the serial number plate underneath the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
Do not leave
vacuum while plugged in. Unplug from outlet when
not in use and before servicing.
Do not use
outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not use
near small children or pets. Do not allow to be
used as a toy. Use of this product by children
should always be supervised by an adult.
Use only as
described in this manual. Use only manufacturer
Do not use
with a damaged cord or plug. If vacuum is not
working as it should, has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors, or dropped into water, take it to
a SEBO service center.
Do not pull or
carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a
door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or
corners. Do not run vacuum over cord. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
Do not unplug
by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug –
not the cord.
Do not plug in
if switch is in the “I” (ON) position.
Do not use
outlets above counters to plug in vacuum –
damage to items in the surrounding area could
the vacuum over steps and sills.
Do not handle
plug or vacuum handle with wet hands.
Do not put any
object into vacuum openings. Do not use machine
with any openings blocked. Keep openings free of
lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air
Do not reuse
filter bags or wash the filters.
Do not remove
any screws from vacuum.
Do not vacuum
up anything that is burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
Do not use
vacuum without filter bag and/or filters in
Turn off all
machine controls before unplugging.
Use extra care
when cleaning on stairs.
Do not use
machine to vacuum up flammable or combustible
liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where
they may be present.
cause a fire when operated near flammable vapors
or materials. Do not operate this vacuum near
flammable fluids, dust or vapors.
and repairs must be done by qualified personnel.
original SEBO replacement parts.
Do not use
vacuum as a step.
If vacuum is
used on plush carpet or carpet with thick
padding, do not leave machine standing in one
place with machine turned on.
Do not use the
operator's handle, which inserts into the top of
the filter bag housing, to carry the machine.
The carrying handle is located on the backside
of the machine's bag housing.
loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body
away from vacuum openings and moving parts. Do
not place fingers or other body parts under
vacuum unless it is unplugged.
Do not place
the power head over rug or carpet edges.
The vacuum has
a manual reset thermal protector. The protector
is reset by switching off the vacuum. The
thermal protector needs some time to cool down
after switching off! Check the vacuum for air
blockages or mechanical failures before
vacuum in a dry place at room temperature. When
the vacuum is not in use, you should rewind the
cord onto the cord reel
servicing should be performed by an authorized
Save Money! Sebo vacuums are the highest quality machines
available. In fact, if properly maintained, Sebo
vacuums can save ordinary residential users hundreds
of dollars by providing excellent performance for
ten to fifteen years or more. Typical vacuums
perform poorly and usually do not last beyond two
years. So, in the long run, Sebo vacuums cost less
money than the five to six other vacuums purchased
during that time period. Outstanding Warranty Coverage Sebo is confident about the quality of all its
vacuums. Therefore, all models include a five-year
warranty on the motor and all non-wear parts and a
1-year warranty on labor charges.
Brush Obstruction Light & Auto Shut Off A warning light will quickly flash, the brush
roller will immediately stop spinning and the vacuum
will shut off, if an obstruction becomes jammed in
the brush roller.
The user should turn the power
switch off, unplug the machine, and immediately
remove the obstruction. If the user restarts the
machine without removing the obstruction, the power
head will again shut off and the amber light will
turn on. This prevents the belt from breaking and
protects the motor from damage.
Bag Full or Clog Light & Auto Shut Off A warning light will illuminate and the machine
will automatically shut off, when it senses a full
bag, a clog in the airflow pathway, or an
excessively dirty micro filter. If the vacuum's
airflow pathway becomes restricted due to a full bag
or the existence of a clog, the amber "BAG FULL OR
CLOG" light (located on top of the canister near the
ON/OFF power control knob) will illuminate. If the
user ignores this warning, the suction motor will
heat up due to the lack of cooling provided by the
airflow. Once the motor reaches a certain
temperature it will shut off to protect itself from
damage. The user should turn the switch off, unplug
the machine and immediately insert a new bag or
remove the clog (to remove a clog, refer to the Clog
Removal section). After about 30 minutes, the motor
will have cooled and the vacuum can be restarted. If
the airflow is still restricted, the "BAG FULL OR
CLOG" light will again illuminate and the machine
will shut off. This feature prevents damage to the
motor due to overheating. Incorrect Height Setting or Brush Deterioration
Light To ensure optimum cleaning at all times, a
warning light will illuminate to indicate when the
brush height is set too high for effective cleaning,
or when the brush roller should be replaced due to
Anti-Allergy Hospital-grade, S-class Filtration An excellent choice for users with allergies or
asthma. Certified by leading
Allergy foundations in
Europe, the AIRBELT K vacuums provide the user with
S-class filtration of 99.9% of particles to
microns. This is accomplished by the Sebo three-step
filtration system. First, the three-layer full-size
filter bag (a) collects the vast majority of the
debris. Then, the remainder of the particles are
collected by the hospital-grade micro filter (b).
Finally, the micro-exhaust filter (c) cleans the
exhaust air that the vacuum emits. The air belt
disperses the filtered exhaust air around the
canister which provides quiet, gentle air flow.
Sebo's unwavering attention to the complete sealing
of the machine ensures no dirt escapes around the
Liberation from bagless! Sebo Bags are Hygienic The three-layer filter bag is an integral part
of Sebo's filtration system because it effectively
contains nearly all dirt captured by the vacuum. And
Sebo bags can be sealed when full, so no dust can
escape into the air during disposal. In contrast, a
lot of dust becomes airborne when emptying the dirt
containers of bagless vacuums, and their micro
filters quickly clog and must be replaced often, or
a loss of suction will occur. And bagless vacuum
micro filters are expensive, usually costing much
more than Sebo's filter bags.
Micro Filters are Inexpensive and Easy to Change Unlike most other vacuums, Sebo's replacement
micro filters are reasonably priced and can be
easily changed in seconds, without any tools. And
the micro filters last a long time before
replacements are necessary because nearly all dust
particles and debris are first captured by the
three-layer filter bags.
Remarkably Quiet Operation A Sebo vacuum is so quiet, it will not scare
pets, and the feature will be appreciated by family
Instant-use Wand and Suction Hose The
integrated instant-use wand or suction
hose is always ready. Just pull out either
tool, or both together, to clean hard-to-reach
corners, edges and crevices. The
suction hose is ideal for cleaning furniture.
And an optional nine-foot extension
hose is available, which creates a total
hose length of 15-feet, perfect for cleaning
stairs. Choose from a range of optional
attachments that can be fitted to the wand
or hose. The wand and hose together have
an eight-foot reach for instant cleaning of
Designed for All Floor Surfaces
Automatic Height Adjustment for All Floors Based upon the resistance of the
brush roller against the floor, the power
head automatically adjusts up or down to
the appropriate cleaning height, providing
optimal cleaning of all floor surfaces. The
height adjustment chosen by the machine
ensures aggressive brush action, while providing
optimal air flow. This prevents suffocation
of air flow due to improper height
selection. Never again manually adjust the brush height or
use different vacuums for various floor surfaces; the SEBO X
cleans them all, automatically!
Brush Adjustment Indicator Lights Two
lights, one for “up” and one for “down,”
illuminate to indicate when the brush
roller is in the process of adjusting to the
proper cleaning height. Optimum cleaning
occurs when both lights are off.
Stationary Use Light A warning light will slowly flash when
the machine is standing in its upright locked position (which
causes the power head to rise to its highest point from the
floor) yet the brush remains in contact with the carpet fibers.
This feature warns of potential carpet damage caused by
excessive time in a stationary position, during which carpet
fibers remain engaged with the brush, usually on medium to
high pile carpet.
Lifetime Belt Warranty No more changing
belts...they should last the life of the
Vacuum Motor The AUTOMATIC X has a
1300 watt motor.
Forty-foot Cord A 40-foot cord saves time because it minimizes
the number of electrical outlets needed during use.
Two Power Head Widths The AUTOMATIC X4 power head is
12-inches wide, with a cleaning width of 10 ½-inches. The AUTOMATIC X5 power head is 15-inches wide, with a cleaning width of 14 ½- inches.
A Flat-to-the-floor, 5.5-inch Profile
Such a low profile
makes cleaning under furniture and beds easy!
Three On-board, Full-size Tools and Large Filter Bag The
vacuum comes standard with a crevice nozzle, dusting brush
and upholstery nozzle. Many optional accessories are also
available. The filter bag is also SEBO’s largest, with a dirt
capacity of 1.4 gallons.
In addition to the standard onboard tools, a variety
of optional attachments are available. The nine foot
extension hose (extends suction hoses) and the
19inch extension tube are very popular because they
create useful tools for cleaning stairs and out of
reach areas. These two items are sold separately or
as part of multiple item attachment kits. Another
popular attachment is the hand held turbo brush for
removing pet hair from upholstery.
SEBO filter bags can be purchased in boxes of eight
and filters are sold separately. Also, bags and
filters can be purchased together in model specific
kits called “Service Boxes.” SEBO bags, filters and
accessories are reasonably priced and widely
To create a fresh scent while vacuuming, “SEBO
FRESH” is available. To use, deposit a scented stick
in the filter bag.
Machine Before turning on your vacuum cleaner, make sure
that the vacuum handle is in its upright locked
position and that you have a firm hold on the handle
grip to keep the machine from moving forward.
Turn the quick
release cable hook to the up position by moving
it to the left or right
power cord plug from the power cord and lift the
cord off the upper cord hook
switch in the off position, plug the polarized
power cord into a 120v outlet located near the
0 = Off, I = On
Operating the Machine - Figure 3 When the
machine is switched on with the handle in the
upright locked position, the power head and brush
automatically rise from the carpet. To release the
machine from the upright locked position, press down
on the foot pedal (19) and lower the handle into the
normal operating position. The power head and brush
will automatically lower to the appropriate height.
The handle can be lowered to an intermediate stop
position in order to lift up the brush head for
maneuvering over rugs, etc. To lower the handle to a
horizontal position useful for vacuuming under beds,
the foot pedal must be pressed a second time. The
intermediate stop position can be closed off by the
orange-colored slider (27) on the back of the swivel
neck (20), so that the handle will go from vertical
to horizontal in one movement.
Warning - The quality, condition, coating,
texture, age and manufacturing technique of all
floor surfaces vary. Therefore, vacuums with
rotating brushes, including your Sebo, may damage
some floor coverings or surfaces. Some types of
high-gloss hardwood floors, cushion vinyl, berber
carpets, long shag, and delicate or hand-woven
carpets are particularly vulnerable for damage by
rotating brushes. When possible, consult the
materials supplied by your flooring manufacturer for
information on proper upkeep and cleaning. To
ensure that your new Sebo vacuum cleaner is
compatible with your floor, please test the vacuum
cleaner on each type of flooring surface in a small
inconspicuous area to determine if any damage
occurs. If damage occurs, stop using the vacuum
attachment tube (16) is useful for vacuuming corners and
hard-to-reach areas. The handle grip (1) should be in the
upright, locked position (as shown in figure 4). Grip the
attachment tube handle (11), pull it up and away from the
machine and stretch out the hose (12) until it locks to the
back of the tube (this locking action will prevent the hose
from retracting back into the attachment tube while it is in
use). Various attachments may be inserted onto the end of
tube. After use, remove attachment and re-insert the
attachment tube into the back of the machine. Be sure
that the attachment tube handle (11) is inserted over the
protruding tab. If the attachment tube handle is
properly seated over the protruding tab, the hose will
automatically retract and you may resume vacuuming. There is
no need to turn off the vacuum while switching from upright
vacuuming to using the attachment tube or hose.
To use the hose without the attachment tube (as shown in
figure 5), pull the hose out of the attachment tube while
the tube is still attached to the machine and securely
seated over the protruding tab (22). Insert an
attachment tool, if desired, onto the end of the flexible
hose. You may also release the hose while the attachment
tube is disengaged from the machine by pressing the release
button at the base of the handle (11).
While using attachment tools, if the the power head brush
roller is not able to disengage from the floor surface, the
stationary-use warning light will flash. You may keep the
brush roller off the carpet by placing the handle (1) in its
upright locked position and lowering the handle with one
hand to raise the brush roller off of the floor. Operate
attachment accessories with the other hand. Or, with the
handle in the upright locked position, the machine may be
tipped backward so that it rests against furniture or the
floor on the back side of the bag housing (6), and the power
head is locked in a perpendicular position to the floor.
Ensure that no children or pets can come into contact with
the spinning brush roller.
To vacuum walls, under beds, or higher-reach areas, etc.,
the SEBO AUTOMATIC X can be fitted with an additional
straight tube (45) and the wall and floor brush (41). The
machine will then perform as a canister vacuum (as shown in
The Display Panel - Figure 7
Green Light A - Brush is lowering Green Light B - Brush is rising Red Light C - Flashing and motor off - brush jammed
(clear jam) Red Light C - Flashing and motor on (when machine is
in upright, locked position) - take care, brush in contact
with carpet Red Light C - Continuous - change brush roller Red Light D - Continuous - change bag or clear clog Red Light D - Flashing - motor switched off due to
full bag or clog
The Adjustment Wheel - Figures 8 and 9
On hard floors, the adjustment wheel moves upward into the
machine so that the brush lowers and becomes flush with the
On carpeted floors, the adjustment wheel moves downwards out
of the machine so that the brush rises. The adjustment wheel
moves up and down automatically to adjust the brush to the
correct setting. This provides aggressive brush action,
while maintaining optimal air flow.
Always unplug the vacuum from outlet before
dismantling any part of the machine.
To change the dust
bag, pull the cover release flap forward and lift the cover (7) from the dust
housing. The cover release flap must remain in a
“pulled-out” position to change dust bags and lock
into place. Squeeze the clamps on both sides of the
bag sealing plate, slide the plate (28) from the
and push the cap on to seal the bag. Slide the
plate (28) of a new bag into the holder and push it
Re-insert cover into dust bag housing, push it
then lock it in place by pushing down the cover
flap. You may find it convenient to store the bag
the dust bag housing below the dust bag.
Changing the Micro-Hygiene Filter - Figure 11 The micro-hygiene filter (30) needs to be changed
becomes extremely dirty or clogged with dust, or
approximately 20 dust bags have been used. To change
the micro-hygiene filter, pull the cover release
flap (#5 on
page 6) forward and lift the cover from the dust bag
Then, slide the filter out at the bottom. To
the safety lever (31) and slide the new filter in
tracks as guides.
Changing the Exhaust Filter - Figure 12 After 20 bags have been used, change the exhaust
To remove the exhaust filter, push the catch
backward and remove the filter cover (34) and
Insert the new filter and replace the filter cover.
Changing the Brush Roller(s) - Figure 13 (X4),
Figure 13a (X5) To change the brush roller(s) (35 or 35a), push the
s) (36 or 36a), remove the side plate(s) (37 or
turn the brush(s) clockwise a quarter of a turn, and
the old brush roller(s) out. Slide the new brush
into the brush housing and turn it until it locks
While slightly pushing the button(s) (36 or 36a),
press the side plate(s) (37 or 37a) back into the
Changing the Sealing Strip - Figure 14 (X4),
Figure 14a (X5) The sealing strip (39) is located just behind the
roller opening. The sealing strip seals the power
hard floors to prevent kick-back of debris while
To replace a worn sealing strip, push the release
remove the side plate (36 and 37 in figure 13 & 13a)
and slide old strip out. Insert the new strip into
and slide into place.
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before removing
in the Attachment Hose - Figure 16 Blockages in the hose can be cleared by removing the
attachment hose (12) from the machine by squeezing the
retaining ring (4) and inserting the opposite end of the
hose in the connecting tube (23). Hold the hose upright with
one hand blocking the top end and switch on the machine. If
necessary, quickly lift your hand on and off the end of the
hose. If this procedure does not clear the clog, a straight
wire can be inserted into the hose to push out the clog.
Take care not to puncture the hose with the wire.
Clogs in the Airflow Pathway - Figure 15 Most clogs can be removed by accessing the airflow
pathway via the orange colored access door (38) located on
the underside of the power head. However, other clogs may
only be removed by accessing the airflow pathway by
disassembling the machine in the opposite sequence of the
machine’s original assembly.
Clogs in the Attachment Tube (Active Wand) - Figure 17
attachment hose (12) from the attachment tube (16). Then,
grip attachment tube handle (11) and remove tube from the
straight wire can be inserted into the tube to push out the
Clogs in Entrance to Dust Bag - Figure 18 Remove attachment hose (12) from vacuum cleaner (see
figure 16) and remove front cover (7). Clean out connecting
tube (23) and/or entrance to bag (28).
in the Swivel Neck - Figure 19 Clogs in the swivel neck (20) can be removed by first
pressing the housing release button (8) and lifting off the
dust bag housing (6). Lift upward firmly and evenly to
properly remove the dust bag housing. Then, release the foot
pedal (19), lower the swivel neck, check inside the swivel
neck channel closest to the foot pedal (see arrow), and
clean out pathway.
Five Year Non-Wear Parts - Five Years Motor - One
Your authorized Sebo dealer or Sebo will provide the
original product purchaser with replacement of
non-wear parts which fail due to a material or
workmanship defect for a period of five (5) years
from the original date or purchase of new product.
Sebo America will provide a five (5) year warranty
on suction motors and brush drive motors.
2. Your authorized Sebo dealer or Sebo will repair
(or will cover labor charges associated with repair)
a defected Sebo vacuum cleaner at no cost to the
original purchaser, within one (1) year or original
purchase of new product.
3. Sebo America or an authorized Sebo dealer must
complete all warranty repairs.
4. To locate an authorized Sebo dealer in your area,
or to register a warranty claim in the United
States of America, please visit www.sebo.us
5. To locate an authorized Sebo dealer in your
area, or to register a warranty claim in Canada,
please call Floor Care Equipment, Ltd. at
6. The warranties provided for above apply
exclusively to Sebo vacuum cleaners which are used
residentially. No warranty is provided for Sebo
vacuum cleaners used commercially.
7. The Wear Parts excluded from warranty coverage
include filter bags, micro-hygiene filters, exhaust
filters, the cable (external cord), the attachment
hose, the brush rollers, the front bottom plate, the
rear bottom plate, the telescopic tube, the crevice
nozzle, the upholstery nozzle, the dusting brush and
all of the optional attachments.
8. This warranty applies only while your Sebo vacuum
cleaner is physically located within the United
States of America and its territories or Canada.
9. The purchase receipt showing the date, price, and
item of purchase is the initial document of proof of
purchase and determines the validity of warranty. To
be certain that your warranty claim can be processed
as quickly and efficiently as possible, please
retain your original purchase receipt and mail in
the warranty card provided with your new Sebo vacuum
cleaner. You may also register on our website at
10. This warranty gives you specific legal rights.
You may also have other legal rights, which vary
from state/province to state/province.
11. Sebo America will not process nor will it accept
responsibility for warranty claims for machines
purchased from dealers located in Canada. Floor Care
Equipment, Ltd. will not process nor will it accept
responsibility for warranty claims for machines
purchased from dealers located in the United States.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY: The remedies provided under
the terms of this warranty are the purchaser's
exclusive remedies and are in lieu or any other
remedies otherwise available.
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER: - Used or secondhand products.
- Products outside of the warranty period.
- Items not manufactured by Sebo.
- Normal maintenance service.
- Equipment damaged by improper use, accident, other
casualty or negligence.
- Machines equipped with non-authorized attachments
- Machines on which the serial number has been
altered or removed.
Limitations and exclusions: Sebo makes no other representations or
warranties, expressed or implied and specifically
excluded the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose.
Sebo will not be liable for incidental or
consequential damages of any kind or nature.
This disclaimer of implied warranties shall not
apply to the extent said disclaimer is not allowed
by applicable state/provincial law.
To contact Sebo in the United States: Sebo America, LLC
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