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Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner

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  • Product Overview

    Experience the ultimate in clean, comfort, and convenience with the Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner. The Miele Capricorn S5981 not only cleans carpets, hard floors, and multiple household surfaces with ease, but it also effectively improves your indoor air quality. Using an advanced HEPA filter, this canister vacuum cleaner filters 99.97% of tiny particles such as dust mites, pollen, and pet dander out of the air. In addition, the vacuum keeps dirt and dust particles locked inside the 100% sealed filtration system, preventing pollutants from being released back into your space through the exhaust filter or the dustbag. Perfect for asthma- and allergy-sufferers, the Miele S5981 Capricorn is easy to use, transport, and store.


    Product Features

    • Swivel Casters: The Miele Capricorn S5981 Canister Vacuum is equipped with three easy-roll casters that rotate on a 360-degree pivoting system. Made of durable rubber material, these casters provide sturdy support for the vacuum and make it easy for you to maneuver around corners and furniture while vacuuming.
    • Telescopic Extension Wand: With 18 adjustable height settings, the stainless steel telescopic wand provides easy specialized cleaning in hard-to-reach places throughout your home. The telescopic wand securely connects to the suction hose and the attachment tools using the square-locking system.
    • Quiet Operation: At the heart of each Miele S5 Series vacuum is a 1,200-watt Vortex Motor system. This powerful motor features silence insulation for maximum performance with minimal sound. 
    • Parquet Floor Twister: Great for cleaning hardwood floors, tiles, and smooth surfaces, this parquet twister brush is made of natural bristles for a gentle application on bare floors. The parquet floor brush twists and turns at a 90-degree angle, providing seamless flexibility under tables, between chairs, and in tight corners.
    • Filter Indicator: When the HEPA exhaust filter needs to be replaced, the change filter indicator will illuminate and remain lit until a new filter is placed in the vacuum and the reset button is pressed. The HEPA filter lasts approximately one year.
    • Airflow Indicator: The airflow indicator, conveniently located on the front panel of the vacuum, will change from clear to orange when it is time to replace the dustbag or if there is an obstruction in the hose or one of the attachment tools.
    • Easily Transportable: The Miele S5 Capricorn features a convenient carry handle and two parking station slots. The cleaning wand quickly snaps into the parking clip attachment on either side of the vacuum, so you can take a break from vacuuming without worrying about the vacuum cleaner tipping over or the hose swinging out of place.
    • Automatic Cord Rewind: Great for compact and tidy storage, the Miele S5981 Capricorn Vacuum features an automatic cord rewind button that draws the power cord back into the unit when the vacuum is not in use.
    • Overheat Protection: If the vacuum overheats or if an article blocks the suction tube, the vacuum will automatically power off to prevent overheating.

    Includes Electric Powerbrush

    In addition to a standard parquet floor twister, this Miele Capricorn Canister Vacuum comes with your choice of one of the following floor brushes:

    • Electro Comfort Brush (SEB 217-3) The powerful Electro Comfort brush is powered by an independent motor that you can operate through the control switch on the ergonomic handle. This electrically driven floor brush provides superior suction on wall-to-wall carpets. Perfect for vacuuming large rooms, the electro brush effortlessly glides under furniture and swiftly swivels around corners to minimize your cleaning time.
    • Electro Premium Brush (SEB 236) – The powerful Electro Premium brush features a headlight and five height settings that you can adjust by simply tapping your foot on the button. With a 13-inch wide roller brush and a swivel neck, this floor tool provides a deep clean on thick carpets and performs well on medium-pile carpets. This electric floor brush includes a swivel neck for cleaning around obstacles and a bumper protection guard that prevents scratches and nicks on your furniture.

    Stores Onboard Tools Inside the Vacuum

    The Miele Capricorn S5981 Canister Vacuum Cleaning contains a convenient compartment on the front panel that stores the dusting brush, crevice tool, and turbo nozzle. The onboard tools are easily accessible and are very useful when transporting the vacuum up and down the stairs or from room to room. By keeping these integrated accessories on hand, you can easily transition from vacuuming your floors to cleaning upholstery and sofa cushions with no hassle. Simply press the compartment lid release button, remove the tool you need to use, and attach it to the telescopic wand for quick above-floor cleaning. Tools include:

    • Dusting Brush – The dusting brush easily removes visible dust on ceiling fans, shelves, and window blinds. Made of natural bristles, the dusting brush also twists in varying angles so you can easily dust crown moldings, mantels, fan blades, bookshelves, and light fixtures.
    • Crevice Tool – The crevice tool removes stubborn dirt and crumbs from hard-to-reach areas such as under cabinets, between appliances, and inside air vents. This narrow tool is also great for cleaning in between sofa cushions and staircase edges.
    • Upholstery Nozzle – The upholstery nozzle cleans sofa cushions and fabrics and it features two lint catcher strips that grab hair strands and lint. This handy tool provides a gentle, yet thorough clean on curtains, carpeted stairs, pet beds, cushions, and mattresses.

    Features Deluxe Ergonomic Handle and Electronic Display Panel  

    The Miele S 5981 Capricorn Vacuum is not only loaded with useful accessories and innovative features, but it is also designed for user-friendly operation. The electronic control panel features user-friendly icons and an LED display screen that illuminates when the vacuum is in operation or to indicate a warning. The power symbol will light up when the vacuum cleaner is plugged in and the thermo indicator will illuminate if the vacuum should be in danger of overheating due to a blockage. Additionally, the HEPA filter indicator lets you know when it is time to change the HEPA filter, while the reset button resets the system after you replace the filter.

    The ergonomic grip handle allows you to vacuum large spaces or for an extended period of time without hurting your back or straining on your wrist. Furthermore, this deluxe handle features four control buttons that allow you to operate the Miele Capricorn Vacuum and adjust the power settings from your fingertips. The standby button allows you to stop vacuuming for a moment without shutting the motor off, while the powerbrush button turns off the independent powerbrush motor.

    Another great feature of the ergonomic handle is the LED display panel. The LED panel includes six helpful images that correspond with each application. Use the power level buttons to increase or decrease the suction power setting according to the surface you are cleaning. Each time you press the plus or minus button, the suction power will transition from the minimum to maximum level and an icon will illuminate for one of the following applications:

    • Curtains and fabrics
    • Upholstery and cushions
    • Carpets and rugs
    • Lightly soiled carpets
    • Tiles and hard floors
    • Light, energy-efficient vacuuming with minimal sound

    Eliminates Airborne Impurities and Controls Odor 

    Designed to thoroughly clean various surfaces without polluting the air, the Miele S5 Capricorn Vacuum not only cleans your home, but also treats the air that comes through and out of the vacuum. In addition to a pre-motor filter that protects the vacuum motor from collecting dirt, this Miele S5 vacuum cleaner also includes an Active HEPA Filter.

    The HEPA filter captures 99.99% of dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and other particles as small as 0.3 microns and releases clean air back into your space. Additionally, this sealed filter cartridge also features a layer of activated charcoal for odor control. The Generally Activated Charcoal material absorbs food and pet odors and deodorizes foul smells in the dustbag.

    For more effective odor control, you can swap out the Active HEPA Filter with Miele's Active Air Clean Filter (sold separately). This filter blends the Air Clean filtration technology with an activated charcoal cassette to absorb pet and household odors better than the Active HEPA Exhaust Filter. The Active Air Clean Filter also captures and retains 99.5% of allergen particles as small as 0.5 microns.

    Contains Collected Debris in the Auto-Seal Dustbag

    Many vacuum cleaners pick up loads of dirt and debris off of your floors and upholstery only to distribute tiny particles back into your indoor air through the exhaust vent or out of the dustbag opening. The Miele Capricorn Vacuum Cleaner vacuum cleaner uses an AirClean FilterBag, which features self-locking technology.

    When the vacuum door is opened, the dustbag automatically snaps closed, making it impossible for captured debris particles to be released back into your home. The Auto-Seal filter bag features a quick-snap hook that makes it easy to lift the dustbag out of the vacuum chamber and easily discard it without getting dirt on your hands or distributing dust particles back into the air.

    The dustbag is made of 9 layers of electrostatically charged woven fibers that effectively capture and contain dirt, dust, and debris particles. Each AirClean Filter Bag holds 4.76 quarts of collected debris. Type G/N replacement dustbag packs (sold separately) include four dustbags, a pre-motor filter, and an exhaust filter.

    Endorsed by Good Housekeeping Research Institute

    Miele vacuum cleaners boast durable construction with lightweight design. The Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum is made of heavy-duty materials that will stand the test of time. The housing is made of durable, recyclable ABS plastics that won’t dent, scratch, or crack with frequent use.

    In addition to durable construction, this Miele S5 Series vacuum is backed by the Good Housekeeping seal. This esteemed emblem confirms the integrity of tested products so you can rest assured that you’ve made a good investment. The Good Housekeeping seal adds a two-year limited warranty which guarantees a replacement, repair, or refund on defective products.


    Good Housekeeping Seal

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1-Year Warranty on Parts and Labor; 7-Year Warranty on Housing; 7-Year Warranty on Motor

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    Product manual for the Miele Capricorn S5981 Canister Vacuum Cleaner.

    What's In The Box?

    • Miele Capricorn S5981 Canister Vacuum
    • Parquet Twister Floor Brush
    • Electric Telescopic Wand
    • Crevice Tool
    • Dusting Brush
    • Upholstery Nozzle
    • Active HEPA Filter
    • Pre-motor Filter
    • Type G/N Air Clean Dustbag
    • Owner's Manual

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