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NOTE: Ensurethe vacuum is switched off anddisconnected from the power
supply before attachingor removingthe vacuum tube. The vacuum tube and
collectionbag must be assembledto the housing before use in vacuum mode.
• Position the vacuum tube slightly above
the debris/leaves. Turn the unit on, then
using a side to side sweeping motion the
debris/leaves wilt be sucked up the tube,
mulched and deposited into the collection
bag (figure N).
z_ CAUTION: NEVERREMOVE THE
COLLECTION BAGWITHOUT FIRSTTURNING OFF
ANDUNPLUGGING THEVACUUM.
As the bag fills the power of the suction will
decrease. To empty collection bag, switch off the
vacuum and and disconnect tool from the power
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supply. Remove the collection bagfrom the power head, unzip the collection
bag to empty. Re-assemble before continuingto operate.
WHAT TO DO iF THE UNiT JAMS: (FIGURE I)
Z_CAUTION: TURN OFF UNIT AND DISCONNECT TOOL FROM
POWER SUPPLY.
If the unit motor stops, the fan has become jammed. If this happens,
turn the unit off and disconnect from power supply. Remove the bag
and vacuum tube. Remove the jamming
material using a small wooden stick. Do
not use a metal implement or anything,
which may damage the fan or scratch the
plastic. Ensure the fan will turn by hand
before reassembling the unit.
If the unit stops picking up debris or the
performance substantially
reduces it may have become clogged.
Switch the unit off and disconnect from
power supply. Remove the vacuum tube and look down the tube to
ensure no debris is blocking it. If necessary remove debris with a
small wooden stick. Do not use a metal implement or anything, which
may scratch or damage the tube. Remove the bag. If the bag is full,
empty the bag. If necessary remove any debris
from around the fan or unit outlet using a small wooden stick. Do
not use a metal implement or anything which may damage the
fan or scratch the plastic. Ensure the fan will turn by hand before
reassembling the unit.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
Z_WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY
WATER ON THE TOOL IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAN.
Z_CAUTION: TURN OFF UNiT AND DISCONNECT TOOL FROM
POWER SUPPLY.
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any
liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the toot into a
liquid. Clean out any clippings which may have accumulated in the
BtowerNac.
When used properly with dry leaves the fan chamber of
your Blower/Vac should remain clean. If damp earth and debris are
ingested some of the particles may build up on the inside of the fan
chamber. If this happens the performance of the unit wilt decrease.
This area can be cleaned out using a wooden stick as shown in
figure I after disconnecting from the power source. Your Blower/Vac
should be stored in a dry place.
Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such
storage can cause rapid corrosion of the metal parts.

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