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Switch off, remove the plug from the
socket and ensure that moving parts have
stopped rotating before leaving the
appliance unattended and before
changing, cleaning or inspecting any parts
of the appliance.
Before using the appliance, check that your
x
cutting path is free from sticks, stones, wire
and any other objects.
Only use the appliance in the correct position,
x
with the cutting line near the ground, as shown
in the illustrations. Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
Switch on the appliance only when hands and
x
feet are away from the cutting line.
Avoid body contact with the cutting line while
x
the appliance is running.
Do not work on steep slopes. Be sure of your
x
footing. Be aware that freshly cut grass is
damp and slippery.
Take care when trimming near borders and
x
gravel paths or roads, as stones and soil may
be moved by the cutting line.
Do not put the appliance down until the
x
cutting line has come to a complete standstill.
Use only the appropriate type of
x
Black & Decker cutting line. Never use metal
cutting line or fishing line.
Take care to avoid injury from the line
x
trimming blade. Do not touch the blade.
After extending new cutting line, always return
the appliance to its normal operating position
before switching on.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from
x
the cutting line. Always be aware of the
position of the cable.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
The appliance has been designed for one voltage
only. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
This appliance is designed for use on AC
(mains) power supplies only. Do not
attempt to use on any other supply.
This appliance is double insulated in
accordance with EN 60335; therefore
no earth wire is required.
Prevent body contact with earthed or
x
grounded surfaces (e.g. metal railings,
lamp-posts etc.).
Electric safety can be further improved by
x
using a high-sensitivity (30 mA/30 mS) residual
current device (RCD).
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
Should your mains plug need replacing and
x
you are competent to do this, proceed as
instructed below. If you are in doubt, contact
an authorised repair agent or a qualified
electrician.
Disconnect the plug from the supply and
x
remove the fuse from the plug.
Cut off the plug and dispose of it safely; a plug
x
with bared copper conductors is dangerous if
engaged in a live socket outlet.
Only fit 13 Amperes BS1363A approved plugs
x
fitted with the correctly rated fuse (1).
Use 5 Amperes fuses.
The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be marked
x
at the connection points of most good quality
plugs. Attach the wires to their respective points
in the plug (see above).
Brown is for Live (L) (2), blue is for Neutral (N) (4).
Before replacing the top cover of the mains
x
plug ensure that the cable restraint (3) is holding
the outer sheath of the cable firmly and that the
leads are correctly fixed at the terminal screws.
If the plug has a fuse cover, make sure that the
x
fuse cover is fitted. Do not use the plug if the
fuse cover is missing or damaged.
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