When using an electrical appliance, basic
precautions must always be followed.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this brush
machine 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
brush machine 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
Do not use
with a damaged cord or plug. If brush machine 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 machine 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 brush machine
– damage to items in the surrounding area could
the machine over steps and sills.
Do not handle
plug or vacuum handle with wet hands.
Do not put any
object into machine openings. Do not use machine
with any openings blocked. Keep openings free of
lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air
Do not re-use
filter (dust) bags or wash the filters.
Do not remove
any screws from vacuum.
Do not run
machine over anything that is burning or
smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot
Do not use
vacuum without dust bag and/or filters in place.
Turn off all
machine controls before unplugging.
Use extra care
when cleaning on stairs.
Do not use
machine to clean 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 machine near
flammable fluids, dust or vapors.
and repairs must be done by qualified personnel.
original SEBO replacement parts.
Do not use
machine 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.
loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body
away from machine openings and moving parts. Do
not place fingers or other body parts under
machine, 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 wrap the
cord on the cable hooks.
servicing should be performed by an authorized
essential G series vacuum cleaner is the most
technically advanced upright vacuum cleaner in the
world. Along with its excellent filtration system
(99.9% to 0.3 microns), the machine has warning
systems and automatic shut-off capabilities that are
designed to alert the user to machine problems that,
if ignored, will damage the machine or diminish
performance. Some of your SEBO essential’s most
unique features are:
S-Class Filtration Certified by leading Allergy foundations in
Europe, the essential G-Series vacuum provides the
user with S-Class filtration of 99.9% of particles
to 0.3 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. Sebo's
unwavering attention to the complete sealing of the
machine ensures no dust or dirt escapes around the
micro filters. If the micro filters are changed
regularly (every 10-20 bags), the essential G is
perfect for allergy or asthma sufferers.
2. Brush Roller Obstruction Auto Shut-Off. If the brush roller is
obstructed, the machine will shut off in 3 seconds
and the red “CHECK BRUSH” light located on top of
the power head will flash. The user should turn the
switch off, unplug the machine and immediately
remove the obstruction. If the user restarts the
machine without removing the obstruction, the
machine will again shut off in 3 seconds and the
“CHECK BRUSH” light will flash.
3. Brush Roller Deterioration Warning If the red “CHECK BRUSH” light is illuminated
continuously while the head is in position 1 (after
a 10 second delay) it is signaling the user that the
brush roller is too worn and, therefore, should be
replaced. The light will remain illuminated until
the worn brush roller is replaced, but the machine
will continue to operate in the meantime.
4. Stationary Use Warning When the machine has its handle in the
upright-locked position, it is designed to disengage
the brush roller from the floor by raising the
height of the power head. If the power head is in
position 1 (the highest setting) but is still
engaged in the carpet, the “CHECK BRUSH” light will
slowly flash to alert the user. This can occur on
extremely high-nap carpet, such as loose-pile shag,
or on carpets with extraordinarily thick padding
underneath. However, it is typically caused by the
user pulling forward on the machine while using the
attachment hose or active wand. This feature was
designed to be an alert to the user to “take care”
while the machine is stationary. An operating
machine should not stand stationary on the floor for
inappropriate periods of time.
5. Bag Full or Clog Warning
Shut-Off. If the vacuum’s air flow pathway becomes
restricted due to a full bag or the existence of a
clog, the red “BAG FULL OR CLOG” light located on
top of the power head will illuminate. If the user
ignores this warning for approximately 30 seconds,
the machine will shut off and the “BAG FULL OR CLOG”
light will flash. 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 on page 9). If the user
restarts the machine without having solved the
problem, the “BAG FULL OR CLOG” light will again
illuminate and the machine will shut off in 30
illustrations shown in this manual represent the G1
model except where part numbers and instructions are
different for each model. In those instances,
illustrations for both the G1 and G2 will be shown.
the power head (9) on the floor with the swivel neck
(20) and the support lever (21) upright. Hold the
dust bag housing (6) vertically and place it over
the swivel neck and support lever. Push firmly and
evenly down so that the housing release button (8)
snaps outward to its “locked” position.
Slide the dusting brush clamp (25) onto the handle
tube (3) and tighten the screw. The handle of the
dusting brush (26) will now snap into the clamp.
To insert the handle tube (3) into the housing, lift
the catch (22), slide the handle in, making sure
that the handle is all the way in and cannot go any
further. Push the catch (22) down to lock handle in
place. If the handle is not pushed fully down, the
vacuum will not work.
Push the black end of the attachment hose (12) into
the connecting tube (24) so that it clicks into
place. Insert the attachment tube (15) into the
swivel neck and push the handle (11) over the
projection tab (23).
Insert crevice nozzle (16) and upholstery nozzle
(17) into the recesses in the back of the machine.
Machine - Figures 1 & 2
A. 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.
1. Turn the quick release cable hook (14) to the up
position by moving it to the left or right (figure
2. Release the power cord plug from the power cord
and lift the cord off of the upper cord hook (27 -
3. With the switch (2) in the “O” (OFF) position
(figure 2), plug the polarized power cord into a 120
volt outlet located near the floor.
Operating Positions -Figure 3
B. When the machine is switched on with the handle
in the upright locked position (see A above), 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 brush will automatically lower.
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 (28) 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, upright 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 to damage by
rotating brushes. When possible, consult the
materials supplied by your floor’s 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 cleaner immediately!
Care must be taken to ensure that the bottom of the
machine does not contact the floor. If this happens,
damage to the floor could occur. If damage occurs,
stop using the vacuum cleaner immediately!
attachment tube (15) 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 1). 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 the 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 projection tab (see #23,
page 5). If the attachment tube handle is properly
seated over the projection 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 2), pull the hose out of the
attachment tube while the tube is still attached to
the machine and securely seated over the projection
tab (23). 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 (2) 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, you may keep the brush roller off the car-
pet 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 on
the back side of the bag housing (6), and the power
head is locked in a perpendicular position to the
To vacuum walls, under beds, or higher-reach
areas, etc., the SEBO essential G 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 figure 3).
The Display Panel - Figure 7
Operation of machine is normal
– change bag or clear clog in the hose
or power head.
and motor off – dust bag is full, or
clog in the hose or power head due to
ignoring the continuous red warning
light for full bag or clog (see above)
Operation of brush is normal
while in position 1 on the pile
adjustment knob (18) – brush is worn
-change brush roller
while in positions 1-4 – incorrect brush
setting - adjust the brush by turning
the pile adjustment knob (18) to a
higher or lower position
and motor switched off – clogged brush
and motor switched off with no blockage
– raise brush to a higher position
pile adjustment wheel (18) has 4 brush height
settings. Setting 1 is the lowest brush setting
and setting 4 is the highest brush setting. When
starting the vacuum, always start with the knob
set at 4, then lower knob settings until the
brush reaches the proper height. The red brush
light on the display panel will light after 6
seconds if the brush is too high. Adjust the
knob down. If after 6 seconds, the brush light
stays unlit, the brush is at the proper setting
for the pile. The red brush light will also
illuminate if the setting is too low. Adjust the
knob up until the light stays unlit after 6
Always unplug vacuum from outlet
before dismantling any part of the
the Dust Bag -Figure 9
To change the dust bag, pull the cover release flap
forward (#5 on page 5) and lift the cover (7) from
the dust bag housing. The cover release flap must
remain in a for- ward “pulled-out” position to
change dust bags and lock them into place. Squeeze
the clamps on both sides of the dust bag sealing
plate (29), slide the plate from the holder (30) and
push the cap on to seal the bag. Slide the sealing
plate (29) of a new bag into the holder and push it
in firmly. Re-insert cover into dust bag housing,
push it for- ward, then lock it in place by pushing
down the cover release flap. You may find it
convenient to store the bag cap inside the dust bag
housing below the dust bag.
the Micro-Hygiene Filter - Figure 10
The micro-hygiene filter (31) needs to be changed
when it becomes extremely dirty or clogged with
dust, or after approximately 20 dust bags have been
used. To change the micro-hygiene filter, pull the
cover release flap (#5 on page 5) forward and lift
the cover (7) from the dust bag housing. Then, slide
the filter out at the bottom. To replace, lift the
safety lever (32) and slide the new filter in using
the tracks as guides.
the Exhaust Filter -Figure 11
After 20 bags have been used, change the exhaust
filter (33). Remove the dust bag housing (6) from
the power head by pressing the housing release
button (8). To remove the exhaust filter, push the
catch (34) and remove the filter cover (35) and
exhaust filter. Insert the new filter, replace the
filter cover then insert the dust bag housing back
into the power head.
Changing the Brush Roller -Figure 12
To change the brush roller (37), push the button
(36), remove the side plate (38), turn the brush
clockwise a quarter of a turn, and pull the old
brush roller out. Slide the new brush roller into
the brush housing and turn it until it locks into
position. While slightly pushing the but- ton (36),
press the side plate (38) back into the locked
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before removing any
in the Airflow Pathway -Figure 13
Most clogs can be removed by accessing the airflow
pathway via the orange colored access door (39)
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
(see assembly, page 5).
in the Attachment Hose -Figure 14
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 (24). 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
in the Attachment Tube (Active Wand) -Figure 15
Remove attachment hose (12) from the attachment tube
(15) by pressing the hose release button (27). Then,
grip attachment tube handle (11) and remove tube
from the machine. A straight wire can be inserted
into the tube to push out the clog.
Clogs in Entrance to Dust Bag -Figure 16
Remove attachment hose (12) from vacuum cleaner (see
figure 14) and remove front cover (7). Clean out
connecting tube (24) and/or entrance to bag (40).
in the Swivel Neck -Figure 17
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
Five Year Non-Wear Parts - Five Year 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 workman-
ship defect for a period of five (5) years from the original date of 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 defective Sebo brush machine 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
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 brush machines 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
read 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 brush
machine 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 brush
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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