Wash the filters in warm, soapy
water. The bowl can also be washed
if necessary. Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
Make sure the dust bowl and filters
Refit the filters (11 & 12) onto the
appliance, twisting them
counterclockwise until they lock into
Refit the dust bowl onto the
appliance. Make sure the dust bowl
clicks into place.
Warning! Never use the appliance
without the filters. Optimum dust
collection will only be achieved with
clean filters and an empty dust bowl.
Cleaning the exhaust filter (fig. I)
Open the lid (13).
Remove the filter (14) from the
Wash the filter in warm, soapy
Make sure the filter is dry.
Refit the filter (14).
Close the lid.
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every 6 to
9 months and whenever worn or
damaged. Replacement filters are
available from your Black & Decker
dealer (cat. no. VF40).
Remove the old filters as described
Fit the new filters as described
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product
must not be disposed of with
normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your
Black & Decker product needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use
to you, do not dispose of it with
household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used
products and packaging allows
materials to be recycled and
used again. Re-use of recycled
materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and
reduces the demand for raw
Local regulations may provide for
separate collection of electrical products
from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you
purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the
collection and recycling of Black &
Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take
advantage of this service please return
your product to any authorised repair
agent who will collect them on our
You can check the location of your
nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker
office at the address indicated in this
manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full
details of our after-sales service and
contacts are available on the Internet at:
Battery (fig. J - L)
When disposing of the product,
the battery must be removed as
described below and disposed
of in accordance with local
Preferably discharge the battery by
operating the appliance until the
The battery is located under the back end
of the appliance.
Take the accessories from the
Remove the screws (15).
Unlock the tabs (16) holding the
accessory holder in place.