Adjusting the dust collector (fig. B & C)
The dust collector (9) is stored under the appliance. To
adjust for use, lift the appliance from the charging base.
Press the collector lock button (3) and rotate the dust
collector to the required position.
Release the collector lock button to lock the dust collector
The dust collector can be extended by pulling the dust
collector extension (8) until it locks into position.
The extension can be retracted by pressing the button (13)
and pushing the extension back into the dust collector.
The dust collector should be returned to the storage
position under the appliance after use and while charging
Fitting the accessories (fig. D)
These models are supplied with some or all of the following
A crevice tool (10) for confined spaces.
A brush tool (11) for furniture and stairs.
To fit an accessory, proceed as follows:
Take the accessories from the appliance.
Insert the appropriate accessory into the front of the
Before first use, the battery must be charged for at least 16
Place the appliance on the charging base whenever it is not
Charging the battery (fig. E)
Make sure that the appliance is switched off. The battery
will not be charged with the on/off switch in the on
Place the appliance on the charging base (7) as shown.
Plug in the charger. Switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (6) will be lit.
Leave the appliance to charge for at least 16 hours.
While charging, the charger may become warm. This is
normal and does not indicate a problem. The appliance can
be left connected to the charger indefinitely. The charging
indicator (6) will be lit as long as the appliance is connected
to the plugged-in charger.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 4 °C or above 40 °C.
Switching on and off (fig. F)
To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off switch (4)
forward to position 1.
For full power, slide the on/off switch (4) forward to
To switch the appliance off, slide the on/off switch (4) back
to position 0.
Optimising the suction force (fig. G - I)
In order to keep the suction force optimised, the filters must
be cleared regularly during use.
Rotate the wheel (5) a few turns to shake out dust clogging
the filters (14 & 15).
Cleaning and maintenance
Warning! Regularly clean the filters (14 & 15).
Cleaning the dust container and filters (fig. H - J)
The filters are re-usable and should be cleaned regularly.
Press the release latch (1) and open the container door (2)
Empty the dust container.
Remove the filters (14 & 15) by twisting them counter-
clockwise (fig. I).
Brush any loose dust off the filters.
Wash the filters in warm, soapy water (fig. J).
Make sure that the filters are dry.
Refit the filters (14 & 15) on to the appliance, twisting them
clockwise until they lock into place.
Close the container door (2). Make sure that the release
latch (1) clicks into place.
Warning! Never use the appliance without the filters.
Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with clean filters.
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. VF50):
Remove the old filters as described above.
Fit the new filters as described above.
Protecting the environment
Should you find one day that your appliance needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use to you,
think of the protection of the environment. Black &
Decker repair agents will accept old Black &
Decker tools and ensure that they are disposed of
in an environmentally safe way.
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 materials.