emptying and cleaning the product.
Removing the dust bowl and filters - figures D & e
• Press the bowl release button (2) and pull the dust bowl (3)
straight off as shown in figure D.
• While holding the dust bowl over a bin or sink, pull out the
filter to empty the contents as shown in figure e.
• To replace the dust bowl, push it back onto the handle until
it clicks firmly into place.
Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with clean filters.
Pre-filter - figure f
The filter and pre-filter must be separated to clean fine debris
from the filter. Dirt between the filter and pre-filter must be
cleaned out regularly for optimum performance.
• Twist the pre-filter (7) counterclockwise and lift the filter (6).
Cleaning the dust bowls and filters
• The dust bowls and filters can be washed in warm soapy water.
• Make sure the filters and the dust bowl are dry before re-fitting.
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every 6 to 9 months and whenever
worn or damaged. Replacement filters (catalog number EVF100)
are available from your Black & Decker dealer.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the vac. Never
let any liquid get inside the vac; never immerse any part of
the vac into a liquid.
before using it.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY,
repairs, maintenance and adjustment (other than those listed
in this manual) should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified
service organizations, always using identical replacement parts.
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)
Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery (or battery pack) indicates that the
costs to recycle the battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have
already been paid by Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place
spent nickel-cadmium batteries in the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the
RBRC program provides an environmentally conscious alternative. RBRC in cooperation
with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established programs in the United
States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-cadmium batteries. Help
protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent nickel-
cadmium battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or to your local retailer
for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on where
to drop off the spent battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTeRy.
Recommended accessories for use with your appliance are available from your local
dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories,
please call: 1-800-544-6986.
appliance could be hazardous.
The filters are reusable and should be
Never use the appliance without the filters.
Make sure the vacuum is completely dry
The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this