FLex™ VAC INSTRUCTION MANUAL CATALOg NUMBeRS BDh1220FL BDh1620FL BDh1620FLFh BDh2020FLFh PLeASe ReAD BeFORe ReTURNINg ThIS PRODUCT FOR ANy ReASON. If you have a question or experience a problem with your Black+Decker purchase, go to http://www.blackanddecker.com/instantanswers If you can’t find the answer or do not have access to the Internet, call 1-800-544-6986 from 8 a.m.
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information. DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
• This appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use. • Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments. • Unplug the charger from outlet before any routine cleaning or maintenance. • This product includes rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. Do not incinerate batteries as they will explode at high temperatures. • If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte for Lithium Ion batteries are composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
Symbols • The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows: V ....volts A ....amperes Hz ....hertz W ....watts min ....minutes or AC ..alternating current n o ....no load speed or DC ..direct current ....Class I Construction ....earthing terminal (grounded) ....safety alert symbol ....Class II Construction .../min or rpm..revolutions or reciprocation (double insulated) per minute...
Grab the handle and lift upwards. Unwrap the handle and hose from the main appliance. The hose can extend up to approximately 4 feet (1.21m). To place the handle and hose back onto the main appliance, wrap the hose back underneath and around the vac making sure that the hose fits between the two “feet” of the appliance. Align the handle with its cradle and click back into place. The handle (2) can be removed from the hose allowing the accessories to be connected directly to the hose cuff (20) when desired.
While charging, the charger may become warm. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. Leaving the appliance connected to the charger indefinitely will not damage the appliance’s batteries or shorten its run time. The charger automatically reduces power consumption when charging is complete. SWITCHING ON AND OFF (FIGURE H) • To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off switch (1) to the right until it clicks into the on position.
as shown in figure K. • Tap the filters vigorously to remove loose dust. • If necessary, wash the filter (13) in warm, soapy water as shown in figure L. • Make sure that the filter is dry before refitting it to the appliance. • Refit the pleated filter into the plastic pre-filter. TO REPLACE THE DUST CONTAINER • Slide the container back onto the base and rotate the handle toward the front of the appliance until an audible click is heard. Ensure that the container is fully fastened back onto the base.
4.) Remove the two screws (25) shown in (figure O) and lift off the battery housing. 5.) Detach all lead connections from the battery pack. 6.) Remove battery pack and place in suitable packaging to prevent a short circuit of the battery terminals. 7.) Recycle of batteries as per recommended guidelines. MAINTENANCE Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the vac. Never let any liquid get inside the vac; never immerse the battery/motor housing in liquid. WARNING: Make sure the vacuum is completely dry before using it. IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement parts. THE RBRC SEAL ™...