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Miele S5 Series Capricorn Canister Vacuum - S5981IC

Abt Model: S5981IC | UPC Code: 4002514555645
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1200-Watt High-Output Vortex Motor System/ Speed Control From Hose Handle/ Active HEPA Filter/ Sealed System Construction/ 33-Foot Operating Radius/ Dustbag Change Indicator/ Overheating Lamp/ Silence Insulation/ Electric Telescopic Wand/ Includes SEB236 Power Hand Nozzle/ Luna Silver Finish
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Miele S5 Series Capricorn Canister Vacuum, Model S5981IC

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  • Speed control from hose handle
    The S5981 Capricorn uses a complete "direct connect" system with speed controls on a handy console at the top of the hose handle. This quick access gives you the power to electronically adjust the motor's output to optimize cleaning of any surface or object right at your fingertips. With this type of control, cleaning lamp shades, curtains and fabric window blinds becomes an almost joyful task undertaken with ease. Conventional dusting will also become an activity of the past when using your S5981 Capricorn vacuum by Miele


  • 1200-watt, high-output Miele-made Vortex Motor System
    A real power pack: the S5 motor is developed and produced in the Miele factories in Germany
    • A 1200-watt powerful performance
    • Optimal usage of power through the airflow

Filter System (Included)

  • Filters
    • Active H.E.P.A. Filter
      The Active H.E.P.A. (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter not only captures and retains tiny, lung-damaging particles (including dust mite feces and pollen), it also uses the same Generally Activated Charcoal filter (GAC) that the Active Air Clean filter uses to absorb odors. This Miele filter conforms to the new stringent European standard for filtration (EN 1822) which means that it actually traps 99.99% of all particles as tiny as 0.3 of a micron. These filters are so well designed that they only need to be replaced after 50 hours of use, or approximately 12 months. There is also a convenient spot to write the date on the filter, which takes the guesswork out of when the filter should be replaced
  • Bags
    • 4.76 quart, Type G/N, HyClean dustbag, with spring-loaded, self-sealing collar
      Miele’s revolutionary and patented dustbag is an important component of the vacuum cleaners filtration system. Our unique HyCleanTM bag is a 9-layer fortress of electrostatically charged material that traps micro-sized debris in the airtight vacuum chamber. With its spring-loaded, self-locking collar you’re never exposed to the tiny, lung-damaging dust and allergens you worked to vacuum up!
    • accessory: 7189520 dustbag (sold separately)
  • Canister Construction
    • Sealed System construction
      For over 75 years, our research, development and quality control laboratories have tested methods to effectively pick up and, most importantly, retain dust and other indoor air pollutants. After collecting volumes of data, engineers and designers continue to reach the firm conclusion that Miele's system is the most effective and hygienic method of removing particulate matter from the home. Our exclusive combination of a Sealed SystemTM using the very best raw materials, electrostatically charged IntensiveClean PlusTM dust/filter bag and a selection of high-quality filter cartridges, including the first certified HEPA filter, provide the essential formula for this success. As a matter of fact, the new S4 Galaxy series has been awarded certification by the DMT Air Quality Testing Institute, an independent institute that monitors air hygiene. The S4 joins other Miele vacuums—which were the world's first to receive this certificate—with a top rating of "excellent air quality". This certification refers to Miele's HEPA filter and the vacuum cleaner working together as a Sealed SystemTM to provide maximum protection for indoor air quality. Please exercise caution when evaluating other vacuum filtration systems, since there are many gimmicks that do not work as effectively or scientifically. Since this is an area where poor results can be devastating to young or elderly lungs, or to anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma, you may want to visit a local authorized Miele dealer to discuss the importance of the indoor air quality in your home and how a Miele vacuum cleaner can improve it

Included Floor Tools & Accessories

  • Floor Tools
    • SBB300-3 Parquet Twister Floor Brush
      A mixture of polyamide and natural hair ensures a gentle cushion for this floor brush which makes sure that tile, wood and other smooth surfaces are cleaned thoroughly with extreme care. It has a 90° rotation and is exceptionally agile at cleaning around obstacles such as table legs and in tight places
  • Hoses
    • SES130 Electric Hose
      A required component for the use of all electric powerbrushes. Versions vary depending on canister style used
  • Wands
    • SET210 Electric, telescopic Wand
      Sleekly designed, telescopic wand provides electrical supply to direct connect powerbrushes and direct connect hoses
  • Additional Accessories
    • Deluxe Handle Assembly
      This new ergonomic handle makes vacuuming a breeze, keeping the strain off your wrist
    • Integrated Accessories
      Useful for cleaning upholstery, shelves, baseboards, and more, three integrated tools, including
      • A dusting brush*
      • An upholstery nozzle and
      • A crevice tool
        • All are conveniently stored on-board, just a hands-reach away under the ABS plastic casing
          • *The dusting brush will not fit under the lid on the S200 series canister vacuum cleaner

Standard Features

  • Impressive 33-foot operating radius
  • Dustbag change indicator alerts you to replace the hygienic bag
  • Filter grill
  • Filter indicator
  • Overheating lamp
  • Safety shut-off on overheating
  • Space-saving storage bracket on each side of the vacuum
  • Silence insulation


  • Recommended for: medium to high-pile or plush carpeting, area rugs and all smooth flooring

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 8.25"
  • Width: 10"
  • Depth: 19"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 28 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer):
    • One Year Parts and Labor Entire Appliance
    • 7 year warranty on the Vortex 1200 watt motor
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More reasons to buy the Miele S5981IC from Abt Electronics
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  • The Miele S5981IC is Brand New.
  • The Miele S5981IC Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Cord Length (ft.)18 ft
Hand ToolNo
Hepa FilterYes
Steam CleanerNo
Wet / Dry SurfacesNo


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