Your Black & Decker vacuum cleaner has been designed to
vacuum dry substances. This product is intended for household
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, personal injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the appliance.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Make sure that the appliance is switched off before
connecting to or disconnecting from the power supply.
Always take care when using the appliance.
Do not use the appliance outdoors.
Never pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug
from the socket. Keep the power supply cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
If the power supply cord is damaged during use,
disconnect the appliance from the power supply
immediately. Do not touch the power supply cord before
disconnecting from the power supply.
Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when not
in use, before fitting or removing parts and before cleaning.
Safety of others
Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the appliance.
Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
Switch off and remove the plug from the socket before
leaving the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored appliances.
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to switches
and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Before use, check the power supply cord for signs of
damage, ageing and wear.
Do not use the appliance if the power supply cord or
mains plug is damaged or defective.
If the power supply cord or mains plug is damaged or
defective it must be repaired by an authorised repair
agent in order to avoid a hazard. Do not cut the power
supply cord and do not attempt to repair it yourself.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
This appliance is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Additional safety instructions for vacuum cleaners
Do not use the appliance to pick up liquids.
Do not use the appliance to pick up any materials that
could catch fire.
Do not use the appliance near water. Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
Keep the motor draught away from your eyes and face.
Keep children and animals at a safe distance when using
Always work from bottom up when using the appliance on
stairs, and keep the appliance at least a stair below your
Do not use the appliance without the suction head or
another suitable accessory mounted to the tube.
Use only Black & Decker accessories.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features
1. On/off switch
2. Speed control switch (VB1630/VB1740/VB1820/VB1850)
3. Cord rewind button