Amica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual

Amica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual & troubleshooting

Amica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 1

Amica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner

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Your Amica appliance is exceptionally easy to use and extremely efficient. Before being packaged and leaving the manufacturer, the appliance was thoroughly checked with regard to safety and functionality.
Before using the appliance, please carefully read these Operating Instructions

Note: The appliance is designed for household use only.
The manufacturer reserves the right to introduce changes, which do not affect operation of the appliance.
The pictures in this operating instructions are for illustration only.

Manufacturer’s Declaration

The manufacturer hereby declares that this product meets the requirements of the following European directives:

  • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EC
  • ErP Directive 2009/125/EC
  • Directive RoHS 2011/65/EC
    and has thus been marked with the symbol CE and been issued with a declaration of compliance made available to market regulators.



During transportation, protective packaging was used to protect the appliance against any damage. Af­ter unpacking, please dispose of all elements of packaging in a way that will not cause damage to the environ­ment.

All materials used for packaging the appliance are environmentally friendly; they are 100% recyclable and are marked with the appropriate symbol.
Important! Packaging materials (bags, polyethyl­ene, polystyrene, etc.) should be kept away from children during unpacking.


In accordance with European Directive 2012/19/EU and local legislation re­garding used electrical and electronic goods, this appliance is marked with the symbol of the crossed­out waste container. This marking indicates that the appliance must not be disposed of together with other household waste after it has been used.
The user is obliged to hand it over to waste collec­tion centre collecting used electrical and electron­ic goods. The collectors, including local collection points, shops and local authority departments pro­vide recycling schemes.
Proper handling of used electrical and electronic goods helps avoid environmental and health haz­ards resulting from the presence of dangerous com­ponents and the inappropriate storage and process­ing of such goods.


Important! To minimize the risk of fire, electric shock or injury:

  • Carefully read this instruction before using the appliance.
  • Children do not realize the dangers that can arise when using electrical appliances; therefore keep the appliance out of reach of children.
  • Do not immerse the body of the appliance in water or other liquids. Immersing in water may cause an electric shock.
  • If water spills on the external components of the appliance, dry it thoroughly before switching back on. Do not touch wet surfaces in contact with the appliance connected to power supply, immediately disconnect it from the mains.
  • Do not use the appliance if it shows any signs of damage to the power cord, or if the appliance has been dropped on the floor.
  • After use, always pull out the plug from the socket, and also in case of any malfunction, before cleaning or before changing accessories.
  • When pulling out the plug from the wall outlet, never pull by the cord, only the plug, holding the socket with your other hand.
  • The appliance is Class II fire protection electrical equipment.
  • Do not attempt to remove any parts of the housing.
  • To prevent damage to the power cord, do not place it over sharp edges or close to hot surfaces.
  • Do not expose the appliance to rain or humidity, and do not use it outdoors. Do not operate the appliance with wet hands.
  • If the power cord or plug is damaged, it should be replaced by a professional repair shop in order to avoid hazard.
  • Never place the appliance on hot surfaces.
  • Using attachments that were not supplied with the product may cause damage to the appliance.
  • Never leave the appliance connected to the mains without supervision.
  • The surface on which the appliance is used shall be levelled, clean and dry.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with physical, mental or sensory handicaps, or by persons inexperienced or unfamiliar with the appliance, unless under supervision or in accordance with the instructions as communicated to them by persons responsible for their safety. Children shall not play with the appliance.
  • Pull the plug from the wall outlet before replacing accessories.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and older or by persons with physical, mental or sensory handicaps, or by those who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the appliance, provided they are supervised or have been instructed how to safely use the appliance and are familiar with risks associated with the use of the appliance. Ensure that children do not play with the appliance. Cleaning and maintenance of the appliance should not be performed by children unless they are 8 years or older and are supervised by a competent person.
  • To switch the appliance on, press the power switch (Fig. 1, item 11 / Fig. 2, item 8). To stop the appliance’s motor, release the button (Fig. 1 item. 11 / Fig. 2, item 8). The complete appliance shutdown is possible by disconnecting the appliance from the power supply.
  • Do not pull the vacuum cleaner or move it by the cord, do not use the cord as a handle, do not close the door squeezing the cord, and do not drag the cord over sharp edges. Be careful not to move the vacuum cleaner on the cord.
  • Do not insert any objects into the openings in the vacuum cleaner. Do not use the vacuum cleaner when any opening is blocked, dispose of dust, lint, hair and anything that may restrict air flow.
  • Keep hair, loose clothing parts, fingers and other body parts away from the openings and moving parts.
  • Do not use the vacuum cleaner to collect flammable substances such as petrol, and do not use it in places where similar substances may be present.
  • Hold the plug when retracting the cord. Do not let the plug was left loose during retracting.
  • Do not use the vacuum cleaner without a dust bag and/or filters.
  • Do not collect any items that burn or smoke, such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
  • If the opening, which sucks air, hose or telescopic tube are clogged, you should immediately switch the vacuum cleaner off. Before restarting the vacuum cleaner, first remove the blocking item.
  • Do not use the vacuum cleaner too close to heaters, radiators, cigarette butts, etc.
  • Before you put the plug into the wall outlet, make sure your hands are dry.
  • Before using the vacuum cleaner, remove sharp objects from the floor to avoid damaging the dust bag (depending on the model).
  • Do not collect fine particles such as: flour, gypsum, printer toners, etc., as this may clog filters and damage the vacuum cleaner.
  • This vacuum cleaner is equipped with a power cord retractor.


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Appliance components (Fig. 1, item …)
  1. Wheels
  2. Power button
  3. Cord retractor button
  4. Air exhaust
  5. Dust bag full indicator
  6. Cover lock
  7. Hose socketAmica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 4
Attachments (Fig. 2. item…)
  1. Telescopic tube
  2. All-purpose suction brush
  3. Book-dusting brush (2 in 1)
  4. Suction head for narrow spaces (2 in 1)
  5. Dust paper bag 2l
  6. Hose
  7. Suction head for upholstery

OPERATION (Fig. 3)Amica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 5

Preparing for vacuuming

Always unplug the appliance before attach-ing or removing attachments!

  • Attaching flexible hose: insert the hose end into the inlet port. Push until the end falls into place with an audible click (Fig. 3, item 1).
  • Removing the hose: press buttons on the hose end, unlatch and remove the hose from the inlet port (Fig. 3, item 2).
  • Connect the telescopic tube with the hose (Fig. 3, item 3) and the proper attachment (Fig. 3, item 5), slide open the telescopic tube to a suitable length (Fig. 3, item 4).
  • Grab the plug and pull the power cord while holding the appliance body, plug into a power outlet.
  • Before you start vacuuming, extend power cord cable to sufficient length and insert the plug into the wall socket. The yellow mark on the power cord indicates it is extended almost all the way. When you see the red mark do not pull the power cord any further.
  • Switch on the appliance with the on / off button.(Fig. 3, item. 6).
  • After finishing using the appliance, press the on/off button to turn off the vacuum cleaner (Fig. 3, item 6).
  • Unplug the cord from the wall outlet.
  • Retract the power cord by pressing cord re-tractor button (Fig. 3, item 7). For this opera-tion hold the cord to prevent it from tangling or bumping the plug on the vacuum cleaner hous-ing.
  • Disconnect the suction – cleaning head from the tube and disconnect the telescopic tube from the hose. (Fig. 3, item. 3, 5).
  • Close the telescopic tube (Fig. 3, item. 4).

The vacuum cleaner may be stored in a vertical or horizontal position. The hose can remain attached to the vacuum cleaner, but please be careful not to bend it too much during storage.


Replacing the dust bag

Before replacing the dust bag, remove the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Always use the vacuum cleaner with a fitted dust bag. If you forget to insert a dust bag or it is fitted incorrectly, the cover cannot be closed completely – fix the position of a dust bag and close the cover

  1. After disconnecting flexible hose, open the front cover by lifting it upwards (Fig. 3, ittem 8, 9).
  2. Release the dust bag lock and remove the bag from the guides, if filled with dust.
  3. Insert a new or empty dust bag by sliding it into the guides.
  4. Close the cover by pressing it down until it clicks.

Cleaning and replacing the inlet filter

  • Before cleaning the filter, remove the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
  • The filter shall be cleaned when there are visible stains on it, wash the filter in warm water with no detergent. Use it only when completely dry.
  • Always use the vacuum cleaner with a filter in place.
  • Failure to install the filter may result in motor damage.
  • Remove the dust bag.
  • Remove the filter by sliding it up from the guides (Fig. 3, ittem 10).
  • Clean the filter or replace.
  • Replace the filter again placing it in the guides. Make sure that the filter before the foundation was completely dry.

If the dust bag full indicator (Fig. 1, ittem 6) goes on, check whether the suction brush or the cleaning head, hose or tube is not blocked with large items stopping the air flow. After removing the items, if present, restart the vacuum cleaner – if the dust bag full indicator is still red, replace the dust bag with a new one.

Cleaning and replacing the outlet filter EPA12

  • Before cleaning the filter, remove the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
  • Clean the filter when it is clearly soiled. Shake dirt off the filter and then brush it with a soft bristle brush. Then rinse in lukewarm water, without any detergent. Do not direct strong jet of water onto the filter. Use it only when completely dry. In case of heavy soiling or lasting damage, replace the filter with a new one.
  • Depending on the intensity of use, it is recommended that you clean the filter once a month and replace it with a new one every six months.
  • It is recommended that you only use original Amica filters for your vacuum cleaner.

Open the air exhaust cover (Fig. 3, item 11, 12).
Remove the filter, clean or replace it with a clean one.
Close the air exhaust cover.

Filters cleaning

Rinse the filter with lukewarm water and let dry completelyAmica Ora VM 1022 Vacuum Cleaner Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 6



Warranty service as stated on the warranty card.
The manufacturer shall not be held liable for any damage caused by improper use of the product.

Amica S.A.
ul.Mickiewicza 52 / 64-510 Wronki tel. 67 25 46 100 / fax 67 25 40 320


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