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Maintenance - Black & Decker vo1700 Instructions For Use Manual

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To switch the appliance on, press the on/off switch (1).
To switch the appliance off, press the on/off switch again.
Adjusting the airflow (fig. I)
Move the airflow control switch (5) to adjust the airflow as desired.
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 before continuing.
Hints for optimum use
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.
Carrying the appliance (fig. A)
During use the appliance can be carried using the handle (3).
Temporarily parking the suction head (fig. J)
Use the park position (22) for a temporary parking of the
suction head.
Storing the appliance (fig. K)
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.
Park the tube in the park position (28).
Store the appliance in a dry location.


Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper
appliance care and regular cleaning.
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.
Emptying the container (fig. L & M)
The container (8) must be emptied when the maximum mark
is reached.
Remove the hose.
Press the release button (30).
Lift the lid (31) until it locks into position (fig. L).
Hold the container at the handle (29). Take the container
(8) off the appliance.
Hold the container over a waste bin.
Press the release button (32) to open the container (fig. M).
Empty the container as necessary.
Close the base (33) by moving it upward until the lock
locates in the latch.
Re-insert the container into the appliance.
Close the lid until it locks into place.
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 filter (fig. L - O)
The container filter prevents dust and dirt from entering the
motor housing. The filter is re-usable. To maintain efficient
suction performance, the filter should be cleaned every week,
or whenever suction performance is noticeably reduced.
The appliance is fitted with a bypass valve. When the filter is
clogged, the operation of the valve is audible. This is normal
and does not indicate a problem. Switch off the appliance and
remove the plug from the socket before cleaning the filters.
Remove the container (8) from the appliance (fig. L).
Empty the container (fig. M).
Remove the cartridge (34) by turning counterclockwise
(fig. N).
Loosen the filter (35) and remove it from the container.
Shake off excess dust by tapping the filter into a dustbin.
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
re-inserting it.
Warning! Do not wash the inside of the filter.
Take out the filter assembly (36) located right below the grid
and brush off any loose dust before re-inserting it (fig. O).
Replace the container filter and tighten it.
Re-fit the cartridge.
After replacing the filter, close the container.
Re-insert the container into the appliance.
Cleaning the motor filter (fig. L & P)
The motor filter prevents particles and larger objects from
entering the motor housing when the container is removed.
The filter is re-usable and should be cleaned regularly.
Open the lid (31) (fig. L).



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