Cleaning the exhaust filter (fig. E)
To clean the exhaust filter (11), proceed as follows:
Turn the exhaust filter cover (10) anti-clockwise to
remove it from the appliance.
Remove the exhaust filter (11) from the appliance.
Wash and dry the exhaust filter (11) as described
Refit the exhaust filter (11) and replace the exhaust filter
cover (10). Turn the exhaust filter cover clockwise to
lock it in position.
Warning! Never use the appliance without the filters.
Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with clean
filters and an empty dust bowl. If dust begins to fall back out
of the appliance after switching it off, this indicates that the
dust bowl is full and must be emptied.
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. VHF80).
Remove the old filters as described above.
Fit the new filters as described above.
Wrap the power supply cord around the appliance.
Store the appliance and the attachments in a dry
location out of the reach of children.
Warning! Before cleaning and maintenance, switch the
appliance off and unplug it.
From time to time wipe the appliance with a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Clearing the turbo brush (fig. G & H)
Remove any hair or threads collected onto the brush
(15). Use a pair of scissors if necessary.
To clean the air turbine:
Remove the turbo brush cover (13) by pressing the
locking tabs (12) and rotating up.
Remove any foreign objects which may be blocking the
air turbine (14).
Install the turbo brush cover (13). Make sure that the
locking tabs (12) click into place.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 5 A.
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 materials.
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 behalf.
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: www.2helpU.com.