Unwinding and rewinding the cord
The cord rewind button (6) can be operated by hand or foot.
Before use, pull a sufficient length of cord from the back of
After use, press the cord rewind button (6) to store the cord
back into place. Manually guide the cord to ensure it does
not swing back. Ensure the plug is correctly located.
Adjusting the length of the tube (fig. B)
The extension tube (10) is made up of three pieces.
To extend the middle / lower two pieces, press the lower
adjustment button (23) and slide out the tube fully until it
clicks into place.
The upper two pieces can be adjusted in 11 steps. Press the
upper adjustment button knob (24) and slide the tube to the
desired length. Make sure that the tube clicks into place.
Adjusting the suction head (fig. A)
For vacuuming on carpets, switch the floor surface selector
(25) into the up position.
For vacuuming on laminates, tiles, etc., switch the floor
surface selector (25) into the down position.
Switching on and off
The on/off switch (4) can be operated by hand or foot.
To switch the appliance on, press the on/off switch (4).
To switch the appliance off, press the on/off switch (4)
Adjusting the airflow (fig. B)
Rotate the airflow control switch (11) to adjust the airflow
as desired. Max and min positions are shown.
When operating the appliance, make sure that the hose is
not trapped, twisted or blocked
In case of overheating, a cut-out will operate and the
appliance will automatically stop.
If the appliance stops operating, unplug the appliance and
allow it to cool for 2-3 hours.
Hints for optimum use
When working in confined spaces, temporarily remove the
accessory holder from the tube to improve your scope.
When vacuuming stairs, always start at the bottom and
work your way up. Position the appliance on the floor and
do the stairs until halfway. Then carry the appliance to a
stable position which is at least one stair below your
working position, and do the top half of the stairs.
VN2200 - Using the turbo brush (fig. A)
Take care that the speed control switch is at the highest
setting. Move the slider on top of the brush as necessary to
optimise the suction force.
Move the brush steadily back and forth. Do not keep the
brush on the same place for a long time, as this might
damage the surface.
Carrying the appliance (fig. C)
During use the appliance can be carried using the handle (5).
Tilt the handle into position as shown.
Temporarily parking the suction head (fig. D)
Use the park position for a temporary parking of the suction
Storing the appliance (fig. E & F)
Warning! Warning! When storing the appliance, switch the
appliance off and unplug it.
Make sure that the cord is fully rewound.
Place the appliance in an upright position.
Wrap the hose around the appliance.
Insert the suction head hook (26) into the recess in the
Push the tube until the locking device (27) inserts into the
corresponding recess in the appliance as shown. The
locking device (27) engages automatically.
Store the appliance in a dry location. The appliance can be
carried by the container handle (2).
To take the tube from the appliance for use, press the lever
on the locking device (27) on the back of the tube and pull
the tube away from the unit and lift the tube and head out
of the parking slots.
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Cleaning the filter (not VN1800N)
The appliance is fitted with a filter cleaning feature.
After every use switch the appliance off but don't unplug
from the mains.
Ensure the container is securely in place.
Press the filter cleaning switch (3) and the filter cleaning
cycle will run for 10 seconds, after which it will
automatically switch off. During the 10 seconds, the auto
cleaning system cleans the filter.
The plug can now be removed from the socket.
This will ensure that the next time the appliance is used the
performance is at its optimum.