Hoover S5640 owner manual Fill in and retain, Index, Important Safeguards, Save these instructions

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Canister description


Grounding instructions


How to use


Important safeguards




If you have a problem


Where and how to install


the power unit


©2001 The Hoover Company


Fill in and retain

The HOOVER Central Vacuum System Power unit will be permanently mounted. For your records, please enter model and serial numbers in the spaces provided below and retain in a safe place.

Power Unit Model No. _______________ Serial No. _______________________

(See side of power unit)

Attach your sales receipt to this owner’s manual. Verification of purchase date may be required for warranty service.

Important Safeguards!

When using an electrical appliance, always follow basic precautions, including the following:


Warning:To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

Do not use on wet surfaces.

Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See “Grounding Instructions.”

Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow cleaning system to be used as a toy or to run unattended at any time.

Do not allow any objects to be put into wall inlets.

Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.

Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or fine wood sandings or use in areas where they may be present.

Do not use without filter in place. Empty dust container and clean filter frequently when picking up very fine materials such as powder.

Use extra care when cleaning stairs.

Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any openings blocked: keep free of dust,lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.

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 appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Always disconnect cord from electrical outlet before servicing the power unit.

Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. Never handle plug or appliance with wet hands.

Unplug cleaner when not in use. Turn off all controls before unplugging.

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, take it to a Hoover Factory Service Center or Authorized Hoover Warranty Service Dealer (Depot).

Use vacuum cleaner only for its intended use as described in this owner’s manual. Use only attachments recommended byThe Hoover Company; others may cause hazards.

When using accessory kits, note these additional


Do not use powered nozzle outdoors.

Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, feet and all parts of body away from open- ings, rotating agitator and any other moving parts. Do not operate nozzle in bare feet or when wearing open toe shoes or sandals.

Disconnect hose from wall inlet and cord from electrical outlet when not in use and before servicing motorized nozzle.

•The hose contains electrical wires. Do not use if damaged, cut, or punctured. Avoid picking up sharp objects.

Always disconnect cord from electrical outlet before connecting or disconnecting hose or motorized nozzle.

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Hoover S5640 Fill in and retain, Index, When using accessory kits, note these additional Safeguards, Important Safeguards