How To Get The MOST From Your SL-3 / SL-5

FAST START Steps To Getting You Up And Running Using The SL-3 / SL-5

SL-3 & 5 Safety Guide

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How To Assemble Your SL-3 / SL-5

Step 1

To connect hose, loosen the ribbed nut by one full rotation counter clockwise.

Step 2

Insert the steel hose cuff and tighten the ribbed nut until it's snug.

Step 3

For the SL-5, attach the hose stabilizer to the base of the tank. Once connected, the SL-5 can be dragged by the vacuum hose to prevent tipping.

Step 4

Recycle the packaging that your machine arrived in.

How to Operate Your SL-3 / SL-5

Do This Before Powering On Vacuum

Step 1

Unlock the latches on both sides of the vacuum tank.

Step 2

Remove the motor head from the tank. Inspect the filter condition to make sure it's not clogged from previous use and ensure that it is secured to the motor.

Step 3

Inspect the cloth filter and gasket to ensure it is in good condition with no tears.

Step 4

Inspect the tank and make sure that paper bag is installed correctly on the intake.
(SL-3 only)

Step 5

Attach motor head back on the vacuum tank. Ensure the latches lock into position.

Step 6

Plug the power cable into 120V (50/60Hz) North American power receptacle.

Step 7

The machine is now ready to be turned on for use.

How to Use a Powerbrush On Your Vacuum

Part # 1F13500—Wessel Werk EBK360LED Power Brush for Centaur Vacuums. Comes as a complete kit, including: Power Head with LED front lighting and 5 depth adjustments, stainless steel telescopic wand & 10ft electrified hose with “gas pump" style handle with ON/OFF switch.
Centaur Floor Machine vacuums are equipped with a power brush receptacle that is located on the motor head, labeled “For Power Nozzle Only". For a deeper clean of carpets, a power brush penetrates close to the route of the carpet fiber, extracting a greater amount of dirt over traditional, non-motorized carpet tools. This is a guide to using an optioned power brush with your vacuum.

Step 1

Insert the steel hose cuff of the powerhead hose into the intake on the vacuum. Tighten the ribbed nut to secure the hose.

Step 2

Locate the power receptacle on the motor head.

Step 3

Insert the power cable from the power brush hose.

Step 4

Turn the vacuum on, followed by turning on the power brush from the handle.

How To Manage and Care For The Filters On Your SL-3

The SL-3 is equipped with 3-stage filtration. The first filter stage is the paper bag. The second filter stage is a washable cloth filter and third filter stage is the Micron filter. It is very important to ensure that the filters and gasket are mounted correctly, to ensure optimal suction performance. The cloth filter can be machine or hand washed (remove from cage ) for cleaning.

Step 1

To remove the Micron filter, place the motor head on a flat surface and pull the Micron filter straight up with your hands.

Step 2

To install the Micron filter, place the motor head on a flat surface and simply push the Micron filter straight down.

Step 3

Press down until the filter gasket meets the lower motor support.

Step 4

The cloth filter is equipped with a support cage. To install the cage, place it inside of the cloth filter. Pull the cloth filter up, where the upper ring of the cage is aligned with the upper ring channel of the gasket.

Step 5

The upper ring of the cage must be inserted into the upper ring channel of the gasket.

Step 6

This picture illustrates the correct mounting position of the cage inside of the cloth filter and gasket.

Step 7

Insert the cloth filter with cage into the vacuum tank. Press down until flush with the top edge of tank.

Step 8

This picture illustrates the position of the cloth filter inserted into the vacuum tank and the motor head has been reattached.

Step 9

Paper bags are available for the 12L Capacity SL-3 tank in packs of 10 (1E46400), packs of 100 (1E46401) or packs of 440 units (1E46402).

How to Manage and Care for The Filters On Your SL-5

The SL-5 is equipped for dual stage filtration. The first stage is the cloth filter and the second stage is the Micron filter. It is very important that the filters and gasket are mounted correctly, to ensure optimal suction performance. For information on removing or mounting the Micron filter, please refer to the "How to Manage and Care For the Filters on Your SL-3"

Step 1

The SL-5 is equipped with a foam filter protector. Ensure that it is in place before operation.

Step 2

This picture illustrates the proper fitted position of the cloth filter and gasket.

Step 3

This picture illustrates the improper position of the cloth filter and gasket. Notice the gasket has not been pressed down and properly inserted over the top edge of the tank.

Step 4

This picture illustrates the correct installation of the filter on the right side.

Step 5

The filter must be pressed downwards on the top edge of the vacuum tank. This may also require stretching of the outside edge of the gasket allowing it to sit properly on the edge of the tank.

Filters for SL-3 / SL-5

Disposable Paper Bag

Disposable paper bag for SL-3 and Silento 30/31 Dry vacs.

Item Part #
Disposable Paper Bag various
Includes Part #
Disposable Paper Bag (10) 1E46400
Disposable Paper Bag (100) 1E46401
Disposable Paper Bag (440) 1E46402

Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-3

Reusable cloth filter with gasket.

Item Part #
Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-3 1E46000

Filter Cage

For SL-3 Dry Vac

Item Part #
Filter Cage 1E74000

Micron Filter

Filters out 95% of all dust larger than 0.5 micron size. Use with SL-3/5 and both Silento models.

Item Part #
Micron Filter 1E46403

Filter Protector for SL-5

Foam protector for SL-5 micron filter.

Item Part #
Filter Protector for SL-5 1E60100

Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-5

For cage SL-5 use SL-6 Filter

Item Part #
Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-5 1E46013

Technical Specs

SL-3

SL-5

Centaur SL-3 Canister Dry Vacuum

12 L Dry Vacuum

(#1W12010)

Centaur SL-5 Canister Dry Vacuum

20 L Dry Vacuum

(#1W12020)

Primary Application Dry Application Dry Application
Dirt Collected Into Paper Bag or Tank Tank
Electrical Supply 110 V – 15 A Outlet
50/60 Hz
110 V – 15 A Outlet
50/60 Hz
Motor Single-Stage Motor
1030 W
Single-Stage Motor
1030 W
Operational Electrical Demand (W/A) 854 Watts / 7.4 Amps 687 Watts / 6.0 Amps
Recovery Capacity 12 L / 3 GAL 20 L / 5 GAL
Noise Level 68 dBA 70 dBA
Airflow 150 CFM 150 CFM
Water Lift 90 inches 90 inches
Machine Weight with Cable 19.1 lbs (8.66 kg) 20.6 lbs (9.34 kg)
Cable Length 33 ft (10 m) 33 ft (10 m)
Hose 1.5″ Dia. Length 10 ft (3 m) 10 ft (3 m)
Toolkit (optional) w/ Tool Kit #73 (#1B49973) w/ Tool Kit #73 (#1B49973)
Shipping Specifications
SL-3
Shipping Weight (Vacuum + Hose) 23 lbs (10.43 kg)
Shipping Weight (Vacuum + Hose + Tool-Kit) 26 lbs (11.79 kg)
Box Dimensions 16″ x 16″ x 18″
(40.7 x 40.7 x 45.8 cm)
SL-5
Shipping Weight (Vacuum + Hose) 25 lbs (11.34 kg)
Shipping Weight (Vacuum + Hose + Tool-Kit) 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Box Dimensions 16″ x 16″ x 18″
(40.7 x 40.7 x 45.8 cm)

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