Catalog Number BV1500
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
•Before operating, make sure the interlock is actuated. See instructions entitled
"Interlock - Extremely Important".
•If suction significantly decreases, unplug the unit and check for clogs in suction tube,
collection bag and vac. See "Maintenance" for more information.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE
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Form No. 387739
Cat. # BV1500
WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety instructions and
other information contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.
When using an electric appliance, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING BLOWER/VAC
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
• READ and follow all instructions.
• DO NOT place inlet or outlet of vacuum near eyes or ears when operating.
• THIS APPLIANCE IS PROVIDED WITH DOUBLE INSULATION. Use only identical replacement parts. See
instructions for servicing of double insulated appliances.
• STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, the unit should be stored in a dry, high or locked-up place - out of
reach of children.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• DO NOT pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
• MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE. Keep fan area clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for
• DO NOT attempt to repair the blower/vac. To assure product safety and reliability, repairs, maintenance, and
adjustments should be performed by
Black & Decker service centers or authorized service stations, always using Black & Decker replacement
• DO NOT operate blower/vac in a gaseous or explosive atmosphere. Motors in these tools normally spark,
and the sparks might ignite fumes.
• DO NOT use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be
• USE EXTRA CARE when cleaning on stairs.
• DO NOT leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
• DO NOT allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. Not
recommended for use by children.
• DO NOT attempt to clear clogs from tool without first unplugging it.
• USE ONLY as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer's recommended attachments.
• DO NOT use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center.
• DO NOT pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
• DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• DO NOT put any objects into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and
everything that may reduce air flow.
• KEEP hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
• TURN OFF all controls before unplugging.
• DO NOT vacuum water, other liquids, or wet objects such as leaves. Never immerse any part of the tool in
• DO NOT handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
• KEEP CHILDREN, BYSTANDERS AND ANIMALS AWAY from the work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters)
when starting or operating the tool.
• INSPECT THE AREA before using the tool. Remove all debris and hard objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc.
that can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause injury or damage during operation. As a vacuum, the tool is
designed to pick up dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not vacuum stones,
gravel, metal, broken glass, etc.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock; do not expose to rain, do not use on wet surfaces.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Copyright © 1998 Black & Decker
Servicing of Double Insulated Appliances
Your Blower/Vac is double-insulated to give you added safety. In a double insulated appliance, two systems
of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided on a double insulated
appliance, nor should a means for grounding be added to the appliance. Servicing a double insulated
appliance requires extreme care and knowledge of the system and should be done only by qualified service
personnel. Replacement parts for a double insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they replace. A
double insulated appliance is marked with the words double insulated or "double insulation". The symbol
(square within a square) may also be marked on the appliance.
Safety Rules and Instructions: Extension Cords
Double insulated tools have 2-wire cords and can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round
jacketed extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by Underwriters Laboratories
(U.L.) (C.S.A. in Canada). If the extension will be used outside, the cord must be suitable for outdoor use. Any
cord marked as outdoor can also be used for indoor work.
An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for safety, and to prevent
loss of power and overheating. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the
cable, that is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make up
the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum wire size. Before using an
extension cord, inspect it for loose or exposed wires, damaged insulation, and defective fittings. Make any
needed repairs or replace the cord if necessary.
To determine the minimum wire size required, refer to the chart below:
Printed in U.S.A.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
American Wire Gage
INTERRUPTOR DEL SEGURO
MUESCA DEL SEGURO
TUBE DE SOUFFLAGE
TUBO DEL SOPLADOR