Care And Maintenance - Black & Decker GT249 Instruction Manual

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Conifers and other fast growing shrubs
can be trimmed about every six weeks
from May onwards.
Failure to work
If your hedgetrimmer does not work, unplug it
and check:
The power point (try another tool or appliance).
The plug and its fuse.
The plug and socket connections.
If in doubt, get help from a qualified electrician, or visit
your Black & Decker service centre.

Care and maintenance

Switch off and disconnect from power supply
before cleaning or adjusting your machine.
For best performance, keep the blades and air
slots in the motor housing clean. Use a cloth or
brush to remove cuttings, sap or other debris.
Prevent the blades from rusting by applying a film
of light machine oil after cleaning.
Plastic parts may be cleaned by using a non
abrasive cleaner and a cloth dampened with
warm water.
Do not immerse any part of the hedgetrimmer
in water.
Avoid all other types of detergents, cleaners or
solvents. These may contain chemicals that
could seriously damage the plastic. Do not spray
the hedgetrimmer with water, and do not allow
water to enter the hedgetrimmer.
After cleaning, the tool can be stored in its
packaging for protection.
Self lubricating bearings are used in the tool and
lubrication is not required. (Other than to the
blades as stated above).
What to do if your hedgetrimmer
needs repair
Information on how and where to send your
hedgetrimmer for repair or service is given at the
back of this leaflet. We recommend you keep this
in a safe place.
Unwanted products and
the environment
Should you find one day that your product
needs replacement, or is of no further
use to you, think of the protection of the
environment. Black & Decker service centres
will accept your old products and will dispose
of them in an environmentally safe way.
Black & Decker lawn and
garden guarantee
This guarantee provides 36 months parts cover
and 12 months labour. In all cases proof of
purchase will be required.
If your Black & Decker product becomes defective,
within the guarantee period, due to faulty materials
and workmanship, we guarantee to either replace all
defective parts, or at our discretion, replace the unit
free of charge, provided that:
The product is returned to us or our authorised
repairers with evidence of purchase.
The product has been used within the
parameters of its consumer classification.
The product has not been used for hire
Repairs have not been attempted by anyone
other than our own service staff or authorised
The failure represents normal wear and tear.
This guarantee is offered as an extra benefit and is
additional to your statutory rights.
The guarantee policy
Failures due to the following are not covered:
Replacing worn or damaged blades, nylon line
and chains, or cords damaged during storage or
use. These are regarded as replacement items
which wear during normal usage.
Failures as a result of sudden impact or
obvious abuse.
Failures due to usage not in accordance with
instructions and recommendations contained in
the instruction manual.
The use of other than genuine Black & Decker
accessories and parts may damage or reduce the
performance of you Black & Decker product and
may render the guarantee void.
Black & Decker after sales service
Black & Decker offers a nationwide after sales service
through company operated service centres. It is our
aim to offer excellent service, fast repairs, extensive
parts availability and full accessory support.
If you need any help or advice please contact your
local Black & Decker service centre manager.
Full details of our unique after sales service can be
obtained from any of our service centres (a full
directory is printed on the reverse of the parts
drawing included with your product).

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