Burst of power
Where applicable, your product has two power settings;
'I' for normal power and 'MAX' for a burst of additional
power to do tougher jobs, activated by sliding the switch
forward as far as it will go.
Always return the product to its charging base immediately
after use so that it will be ready and fully charged for the
next job. The switch must be in the off position; the
product will not charge if it is in any other position. Ensure
that the product is fully engaged on the charging base.
Cleaning the product (Fig. E - H)
Warning! Never use the product without its filter
Note: The filter bag is re-usable; do not confuse it with a
disposable dust bag and do not throw it away when the
product is emptied. When the filter becomes worn or
damaged, you can obtain a replacement from your local
Black & Decker service centre.
To clean the filter bag, first remove the dust bowl by
pressing the release button and then take out the filter
bag using the plastic grip. Shake or brush any loose
dust off the filter bag. Wash it regularly using warm,
soapy water and ensure it is completely dry before
replacement. The cleaner the filter bag, the better the
product will perform. It is very important that the filter
bag is correctly in position before use.
To clean the dust bowl, remove the filter bag, empty
the bowl and wash if necessary.
Important! Maximum dust collection will only be obtained
with a clean filter bag and housing and an empty dust bowl. If
dust begins to fall back out of the product after it is switched
off, this indicates that the bowl is full and requires emptying.
Never immerse the product in water. It is only safe to
immerse the detached dust bowl section in water.
A damp cloth and soapy water should be used to clean
the exterior of the motor section. Always ensure the
product is completely dry before re-use or storing.
Your product is very economical to charge. Whilst it is charging it
uses less than half the amount of electricity used by a light bulb.
When fully charged, the average effective usage times are
between 8-11 minutes.
It may take several chargings before these times can
If the product does not work, check the following:
The charger was correctly plugged in for recharge.
The lead is not damaged and is correctly attached to the base.
The mains power is working.
If all are satisfactory and the product still does not work, refer to
the guarantee or service and repair section of this leaflet.