Switching on and off (fig. E)
To switch the appliance on, slide the
on/off switch (4) forward.
To switch the appliance off, slide the
on/off switch (4) back.
Optimising the suction force (fig. F)
In order to keep the suction force
optimised, the filters must be cleared
regularly during use.
Slide the filter cleaning button (6) up
and down a few times to shake out
dust clogging the filters (10 & 11).
Cleaning and maintenance
Warning! Regularly clean the filters (10 &
Cleaning the dust collector and filters
(fig. G - J)
The filters are re-usable and should be
Press the release button (3) and
remove the dust collector (2).
Empty the dust collector (2) (fig. H).
Remove the filters (10 & 11) by
twisting them clockwise (fig. I).
Separate the filters (10 & 11)
Brush any loose dust from the filters
(10 & 11).
Wash the filters in warm, soapy
water (fig. J). The dust collector (2)
can also be washed if necessary.
Warning! Do not immerse the appliance
Make sure that the dust collector (2)
and the filters (10 & 11) are dry.
Refit the filters (10 & 11) on to the
appliance, twisting them counter-
clockwise until they lock into place.
Refit the dust collector (2) onto the
appliance. Make sure that the dust
collector clicks into place.
Warning! Never use the appliance
without the filters. Optimum dust
collection will only be achieved with clean
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every 6 to
9 months and whenever worn or
damaged. A replacement filter (11) is
available from your Black & Decker
dealer (cat. no. VF70):
Remove the old filters as described
Fit the new filters as described
Storing the accessories (fig. K & L)
Press the accessories into the
corresponding holders until they click
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
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