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Black & Decker 905180165 Instruction Manual page 9

Black & decker vacuum cleaner instructions manual
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Note: The appliance is designed to prevent vacuuming
during the filter cleaning cycle. If the vacuum is switched on
during the filter cleaning cycle, the filter cleaning cycle will
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning on
the appliance, unplug the appliance.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance using
a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
VN1800T / VN2200 / VN2205 / VN2400 - Clearing the
large turbo brush (fig. G)
Remove any hair or threads collected onto the brush (28).
Use a pair of scissors if necessary.
Remove the cover (29) to remove any foreign objects
blocking the air turbine (30). Re-fit the cover.
Emptying the container (fig. H & I)
The container (9) must be emptied when the dirt fills to the
maximum mark indicated on the bin.
Remove the container (9) from the appliance by pressing
the two release buttons (31) and lifting the container out of
the appliance.
Press the lower door latch (32) to release the dirt.
Empty the container as necessary.
Clean the filter as described below (not VN1800N).
Close the lower door and make sure that it clicks into place.
Re-fit the container (9) into the appliance, make sure that
the release buttons (31) click into place.
Press the filter cleaning switch (3) and the filter cleaning
cycle will run for 10 seconds, after which it will
automatically switch off. This will ensure that the next time
the appliance is used, the performance will be at it's
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.
Cleaning the container filters (fig. H - K)
The container filters prevent dust and dirt from entering the
motor housing. The filters are re-usable and should be
cleaned periodically (VN1800N - clean after every bowl
Remove the container from the appliance (fig. H).
Press the lower door latch (32) to release the lower door
(fig. I).
Remove the pre-filter (33) from the container (9) (fig. J) by
rotating anti clockwise.
Pull the filter (34) off the filter holder (fig. K).
Warning! Do not brush or use compressed air to clean the
Depending on its condition, rinse the outside of the filter
with water. Allow the filter to dry for 24 hours before
reinserting it.
Warning! Do not wash the inside of the filter.
Replace the filter.
Re-fit the pre-filter.
Close the lower door.
Re-insert the container into the appliance.
Cleaning the motor filter (fig. H & L)
The motor filter (35) prevents particles and larger objects
from entering the motor housing when the container is
The filter (35) is re-usable and should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the container from the appliance (fig. H).
Take the filter (35) out (fig. L).
Brush any loose dust off the filter.
Replace the filter (35).
Re-insert the container into the appliance.
Replacing the filters
If the container filter (34) is damaged or fails to operate
properly, it must be replaced. Replacement filters are
available from your Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. VLF50).
Replacing the container filter
Proceed as described above to replace the filter (34).
Replacing the outlet filter (fig. M & N)
The appliance is fitted with a lifetime filter but if it is
required to be replaced, replace it as follows:
Remove the two screws (36)
Remove the cover (37) by using a tool to lift the cover up.
Remove the old filter (38) by pulling it out.
Insert the new filter as shown.
Refit the cover with the two screws (36).
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 plug.
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: 13A.