While holding the dust bowl over a bin or sink, pull out
to empty the contents as shown in Figure K.
To replace the dust bowl, push it back onto the
appliance until it clicks firmly into place.
WARNING: Never use the appliance without the filters.
Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with
Cleaning the Dust Bowl and Filter
The dust bowl and filter can be washed in warm soapy
Make sure the filter and the dust bowl are dry before
For a more thorough cleaning
Remove the dust bowl and filter assembly as described
To separate the plastic filter
twist the plastic filter in a counterclockwise direction
and lift it off of the cloth filter as shown in Figure L.
Shake or lightly brush any loose dust off both filters.
The dust bowls and filters can be washed in warm soapy
water. Allow to dry before placing back into the vac.
To replace the filters, slide the outer plastic filter over the
Align the wings of the plastic filter with the slots in the
cloth filter and twist in a clockwise direction.
Place filters back into the bowl pressing firmly to ensure
a secure fit.
To replace dust bowl, place it back onto the handle until
it "clicks" firmly into position.
iMPOrTanT: Maximum dust collection will only be
obtained with a clean filter 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.
from the cloth filter
Wash the filters regularly using warm, soapy water and
ensure that they are completely dry before using again.
The cleaner the filter is, the better the product will perform.
It is very important that the filter is correctly in position
BEFORE FIRST USE - remove bag from the scented pre-filter.
Reassemble per instructions above.
When the vacuum is turned on, the plastic scented filter will
emit an aroma to freshen the air.
Causes mild skin irritation
Toxic to aquatic life
Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Dispose of contents/ containers to an approved
waste disposal plant.
nOTE: When the plastic scented filter no longer lets off
the aroma, it can be an indication that the filter needs to be
replaced. See below for information on replacement filters.
*HHVJ325 vacuums are supplied with a scented filter,
though any vacuum covered in this manual can accept a
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.
Scented plastic filter: VSPF10XX**
Cloth filter: VBF10
** XX is a placeholder for the two-digit number that
indicates the plastic scented filter's specific scent.
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.
WARNING: Make sure the vacuum is completely dry
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® SEAL
The RBRC® (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corp oration) Seal on the lithium-ion batteries
(or battery packs) indicates that the costs to
recycle these batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their
useful life have already been paid by BLACK+DECKER. In some
areas, it is illegal to place spent lithium-ion batteries in the
trash or municipal solid waste stream and the Call 2 Recycle®
program provides an environmentally conscious alternative.