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,
1. Do not leave vacuum while
plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use
and before servicing.
2. Do not use outdoors or
on wet surfaces.
3. 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.
4. Use only as described in this
manual. Use only manufacturer-recommended
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Do not unplug by
pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug – not
8. Do not plug in if
switch is in the “I” (ON) position.
9. Do not use outlets above
counters to plug in vacuum – damage to items in
the surrounding area could occur.
10. Always carry the
vacuum over steps and sills.
11. Do not handle plug or vacuum
handle with wet hands.
12. 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 flow.
13. Do not re-use filter (dust)
bags or wash the filters.
14. Do not remove any screws
15. Do not vacuum up
anything that is burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes. 16. Do not
use vacuum without dust bag and/or filters in
17. Turn off all machine
controls before unplugging.
18. Use extra care
when cleaning on stairs.
19. Do not use machine
to vacuum up flammable or combustible liquids
such as gasoline or use in areas where they may
20. Machines can cause a fire when
operated near flammable vapors or materials. Do
not operate this vacuum near flammable fluids,
dust or vapors.
21. Maintenance and repairs must
be done by qualified personnel.
22. Use only original SEBO
23. Do not use vacuum as a step.
24. Do not leave machine
standing in one place with machine turned on.
25. While the vacuum is in use, the power cord
should be unwound from the cable reel at least
two thirds of its length. Hold plug when
rewinding onto the cord reel. Do not allow plug
to whip while rewinding.
26. Keep hair, 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.
27. Do not place the power
head over rug edges or fringe.
28. 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
29. Store the vacuum in a dry
place at room temperature. When the vacuum is
not in use, the cord should be wound on the cord
30. Any other servicing should
be performed by an authorized service
31. The hose contains
electrical wires. Do not use if damaged, cut, or
punctured. Avoid picking up sharp objects.
32. Always unplug vacuum
before connecting or disconnecting either hose
or power head.
33. Use this power head only in
combination with a SEBO vacuum cleaner or
central vacuum system.
34. Do not connect power head to
a malfunctioning or damaged vacuum.
Your SEBO ET-H
Power Head is designed specifically for use with the
SEBO C3.1 and K3 canister vacuum cleaners. These
vacuums are among the most technically advanced
canister vacuum cleaners in the world. For example,
the ET- Power Head 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.
Your SEBO ET-H Power Head’s most unique features
Cleaning. SEBO power heads offer deep cleaning
of your carpets only a thorough brushing can
Height Adjustment. The unique pivoting brush
roller housing allows the ET-H Power Head to
adjust its brush height to different types of
Pressure Adjustment. The ET-H power head allows
the user to determine the appropriate brush
aggressiveness by adjusting the brush pressure
adjustment dial on top of the power head to
either soft or hard. Adjusting the brush
pressure to HARD increases aggressiveness by
making the brush bristles spin deeper in the
carpet pile. Aggressiveness is decreased by
adjusting the pressure dial to SOFT.
Roller Obstruction – Auto Shut-Off. If the brush
roller is obstructed, the machine will shut off
in three seconds, the amber light located on top
of the power head will illuminate, and the brush
rollers will stop rotating. 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 machine will again shut off and
the amber light will turn on.
Use. When the machine has its handle in the
upright-locked position, it is designed to shut
off the brush roller. The green “power” light
situated on top of the power head will remain
illuminated even though the brush roller has
stopped rotating. An operating power head should
not stand stationary on the floor for
inappropriate periods of time.
Find the connection tab (A) at the base of the
telescopic tube (B).
2. Move the connection tab (A) OUT away from the
tube (C). See enlarged detail below. It will only
move approximately 1/8-inch. NOTE: the tab must not
be forced beyond the “flush” position of the collar.
Proceed to step 3.
3. Insert the base of the telescopic tube (E) into
the power head swivel neck (3). Make sure that the
connection tab (A) is properly aligned with the
connection plug (4) in the swivel neck. Damage to
the connection may occur if the tab and the plug are
not properly aligned.
The Machine - Figures 1 & 2
A. Before turning on your canister, make sure that
the vacuum handle is in its upright locked position
(figure 1). 1. With the canister main power switch
in the OFF position, and the power control slider on
the handle (#8, figure 2) in the OFF position, pull
the power cord out from the base of the canister
(see canister owner’s manual). The power cord should
be unwound from the cable reel at least two thirds
of its length. 2. Plug the polarized power cord into
a 120 volt outlet located near the floor. 3. Press
the main power switch on the base of the canister
gently with your foot or hand to the ON position. 4.
Slide the Power Control Slider (#8, figure 2) to the
ON position (the slider will “click” when it is
pushed out of the OFF position). It will then slide
freely between 0 suction and MAX suction. Set the
slider to the suction desired. The green power light
situated on the top side of the power head will
Operating The Machine - Figure 3
B. When the power head is switched on with the
handle in the upright locked position (see figure 1
above), the brush roller will not spin. To release
the power head from the upright locked position,
gently place your foot on the power head for
leverage and lower the handle into the operating
position (figure 3). The brush roller will then
start spinning. The amber indicator light may
flicker for a few seconds when you lower the handle
- this is normal. The handle can be lowered to a
horizontal position useful for vacuuming under beds.
You may adjust the suction control with the power
control slider as you vacuum different surfaces or
when using the accessory tools. For optimal cleaning
and brushing, operate the machine at the maximum
suction power setting and push the power head slowly
over the carpet. When the canister’s main power
switch is in the ON position, you may turn the power
head off and on with the power control slider (#8,
figure 2). To turn the power head off using the
power control slider, pull the slider to 0 suction,
then continue pulling the slider up until it
“clicks” into the OFF position. The green power head
light will then shut off. Always turn the power off
on both the canister and the power head when
changing heads or unplugging the vacuum. Slide the
power control slider on the power head to its OFF
position, press the main power switch on the base of
the canister gently with your foot or hand, then
unplug the canister to completely shut down the
power when changing heads or storing the vacuum.
Hold the plug while rewinding the cord onto the cord
reel. Avoid letting the plug whip while rewinding.
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 to 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 cleaner
The Brush Pressure Adjustment Feature - Figure 4
The brushing pressure that your ET-H power head
applies to your carpet is adjustable from SOFT
through HARD. When the brush is set on SOFT, the
brush pressure is decreased for a lighter brushing
action. For thorough, deep brushing, set the
pressure adjustment to HARD. The brush pressure
adjustment dial is located on the top side of the
power head (# 2, figure 4). To adjust the dial to
SOFT, spin the dial in the direction of the arrow
(#8, figure 4).To adjust the brush action to HARD,
turn the dial in the opposite direction of the arrow
(#8, figure 4).
Lights - Figure 5
The green and amber indicator lights are located on
the top of the power head (# 5, figure 5).
Motor is on, power head is ready for operation.
The green light remains illuminated when the
handle is in the upright locked position and
when it is lowered to its operating position.
However, the green light will shut off when the
power control slider located on the handle is in
the OFF position.
Flashing: Motor is on, brush is adjusting to
Amber Lights: Motor shuts down, brush stops
spinning - indicates a shut down due to
overload, clog or jammed brush roller.
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before dismantling
any part of the machine!
the Brush Rollers - Figures 6 & 7
To change the brush roller (#9, figure 6) or the
edge-cleaning brush roller (#9a, figure 6), release the end
caps (6 and 6a, figure 6) by pushing the button (#10 for the
brush roller, #10a for the edge-cleaning brush). Rotate the
end caps in the direction of the arrows and pull them off.
Turn the 8” brush roller clockwise and the edge-cleaning
roller counter- lockwise (figure 7) when removing them from
the power head. You may also reference the arrows on the
ends of the brushes which indicate the direction to turn the
brushes to remove and replace them. To insert the new brush
or brushes, fit them onto the drive shafts by turning them
clockwise until they lock into position. Replace the end
caps by turning them until they click into position. Make
sure not to squeeze the bristles of the brushes under the
Cleaning the Brush Rollers
Unplug the vacuum before attempting to clean the brushes.
The brushes should be cleaned regularly. Fibers and hair can
be pulled out of the brushes while manually rotating the
rollers, or the rollers can be removed from the power head
to clean them.
8” Replacement Brush - Part # 2754
Replacement Edge-Cleaning Brush - Part # 2756
Complete Replacement Brush Set - Part # 2758 ER
Always unplug vacuum from outlet before dismantling
any part of the machine!
in the Airflow Pathway - Figure 8
Many clogs can be removed by accessing the airflow
pathway via the orange colored access door (#11,
figure 8) located on the underside of the power
Clogs in the Swivel Neck
Check the swivel neck regularly for blockages. Do
not open the machine. To check for a clog in the
swivel neck (#3, page 5), remove the telescopic tube
by pressing the release button (#7, page 5). Pull
the tube out of the swivel neck. Push the
obstruction down the neck with a stick or long
screwdriver and remove it through the orange access
door (#11, figure 8).
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 three (3) years
from the original date of purchase of new product.
2. Your authorized SEBO dealer or SEBO will repair
(or SEBO will cover labor charges associated with
repair) a defective SEBO power head at no cost to
the original purchaser, within one (1) year of
original purchase of new product.
3. SEBO America,
Floor Care Equipment, Ltd., or an authorized SEBO
dealer must complete all warranty repairs.
locate an authorized SEBO dealer in your area, or to
register a warranty claim in the United States of
America, please call SEBO America at (800) 334-6614.
5. To locate an authorized SEBO dealer or to
register a warranty claim in Canada, please call
Floor Care Equipment, Ltd. at (800) 661-8687.
warranties provided for above apply exclusively to
SEBO power heads which are used residentially. No
warranty is provided for SEBO power heads used
7. The Wear Parts excluded from
warranty coverage include the brush strip, the front
bottom plate and the rear bottom plate.
warranty applies only while your SEBO power head is
physically located within the United States of
America and its territories or Canada.
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 power
head or vacuum cleaner.
10. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights. You may also have other legal
rights, which vary from state/province to
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.
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