Black & Decker Dustbuster Flexi PD1200 Instruction manual

Powerful Solutions
New Zealand
Intended use
Your Black & Decker Dustbuster FlexiTM vacuum cleaner
has been designed for dry vacuum cleaning purposes. This
appliance is intended for household use only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using battery-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries, personal
injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the
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
Do not use near water.
Do not use the appliance to pick up liquids or any
materials that could catch fire.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Never pull the charger lead to disconnect the charger
from the socket. Keep the charger lead away from heat,
oil and sharp edges.
This tool is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
After use
Unplug the charger before cleaning the charger or
charging base.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
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
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorized repair agent.
Regularly check the charger lead for damage. Replace
the charger if the lead is damaged or defective.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Additional safety instructions - batteries and chargers
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.
Do not expose the battery to heat.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40°C.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10°C
and 40°C.
Charge only using the charger provided with the
appliance/tool. Using the wrong charger could result in
an electric shock or overheating of the battery.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions
given in the section "Protecting the environment".
Do not damage/deform the battery pack either by
puncture or impact, as this may create a risk of injury
and fire.
Do not charge damaged batteries.
Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries carefully wipe
the liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin contact.
In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instructions
Warning! The battery fluid may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately
rinse with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs seek
medical attention. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately
with clean water and seek medical attention.
Your charger has been designed for a specific voltage.
Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with a
regular mains plug.
Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the appliance/tool with which it was supplied.
Other batteries could burst, causing personal injury and
Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
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.
Do not expose the charger to water.
Do not open the charger.
Do not probe the charger.
The appliance/tool/battery must be placed in a well
ventilated area when charging.
The crevice tool (14) allows for vacuuming in narrow and
hard to-reach places.
Electrical safety
The powered brush head (13) has its own rechargeable
batteries and is charged separately from the appliance, refer
to “Charging the battery” section.
To fit an accessory press the accessory clip (11) and
slide the accessory onto the handle (2).
To remove an accessory, press the accessory clip (11)
and remove the accessory.
Your charger has been designed for a specific voltage.
Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate. Never attempt to replace the
charger unit with a regular mains plug.
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.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
The charger automatically shuts off if the
ambient temperature becomes too high. The
thermal cut out operates only once and then
requires complete replacement.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between
10°C and 40°C.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off power switch
2. Removable hose/handle
3. Locking ring
4. Hose
5. Filter cleaning wheel
6. Charging inlet
7. Transparent door
8. LED charging indicator
9. Door latch
10. 2-in-1 combi nozzle accessory
11. Accessory clip
The following accessories are only available with model
number PD1200-XE (fig. A & B):
12. Accessory caddy
13. Powered brush head
14. Crevice tool
The powered brush head is not included with all models.
Mounting accessories (fig. A, B & C)
The handle (2) can be removed from the hose (4) allowing
the accessories to be connected directly to the hose cuff (18)
when required. To remove the handle:
Unclip the handle (2) from the appliance.
Rotate the locking ring (3) anti-clockwise to release the
Pull the hose (4) away from the handle (2).
Fit the accessory directly to the hose cuff (18).
To refit the handle:
Remove the accessory from the hose.
Push the hose (4) into the handle (2). Rotate the locking
ring (3) clockwise until it clicks into place.
Fitting the accessory caddy (PD1200-XE) (fig. D)
When not in use, accessories can be stored in the accessory
caddy (12). The accessory caddy can be removed if
To install the accessory caddy (12) slide it onto the lugs
on the body of the appliance until it clicks into place.
To remove the accessory caddy (12) pull it away from
the base of the appliance.
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks cannot be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods make sure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF).
The 2-in-1 combi nozzle (10) has a brush that can be folded
forward for dusting and upholstery cleaning.
Before first use, the batteries must be charged for at least
24 hours.
Connect the appliance and the powered brush head
(13) to the charger for a minimum of 24 hours.
Charge the batteries as described below.
You may need to charge/discharge the appliance a minimum
of 5 times in order to achieve the best running time
Charging the battery (fig. A & E)
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient
temperatures below 10°C or above 40°C.
Note: If your vacuum cleaner is supplied with a single
charger with a dual lead to charge both the appliance and the
powered brush head (13), the jack plugs are the same size
and are interchangeable. The appliance and the powered
brush head (13) can be charged at the same time.
To charge the appliance:
Make sure that the appliance is switched off. The
battery will not be charged with the on/off power switch
(1) in the on position.
Insert the plug into the charging inlet (6) in the base.
Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (8) will be lit.
For the first charging, leave the appliance to charge for
at least 24 hours.
To charge the powered brush head:
Make sure that the powered brush head (13) is switched
off. The battery will not be charged with the on/off power
switch (17) in the on position.
Insert the plug into the charger inlet (16).
Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (15) will be lit.
For the first charging, leave the appliance to charge for
at least 24 hours.
While charging, the charger may become warm. This is
normal and does not indicate a problem.
While it is safe to leave the appliance/powered brush head
connected to the charger indefinitely, to reduce power
consumption, we would recommend unplugging the charger
after 24 hours. The charging indicators will be lit as long as
the appliance is connected to the plugged-in charger.
Switching on and off
To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off power
switch (1) to the right to position 1.
To switch the appliance off, slide the on/off power
switch (1) to the left until it clicks into the off position.
When operating the appliance, make sure that the hose
is not trapped, twisted or blocked.
The handle (2) can be easily removed from the
appliance allowing you to reach up to 1.5 m from the
With the handle (2) removed, the appliance can be
carried using the built-in handle.
The handle (2) can also be removed from the hose (4)
so that you can connect an accessory directly to the
hose cuff (18) when required.
Hints for optimum use
When working in confined spaces, temporarily remove
the accessory caddy (12) from the base to improve your
When vacuuming stairs, always start at the bottom and
work your way up.
Using the powered brush head (fig. A)
The powered brush head (13) can only be used with the
handle removed from the appliance.
To switch the powered brush head to on, move the on/
off switch (17) to the on position .
slide the on/off power switch (1) to the on position.
Move the powered brush head (13) steadily backwards
and forwards. Do not keep the brush on the same place
for a long time, as this might damage the surface.
Move the on/off switch (17) to the off position to switch
the powered brush head off.
Optimising the suction force
In order to keep the suction force optimised, the filters must
be cleared regularly during use.
Turn the filter cleaning wheel (5) two turns clockwise to
remove out any dust from the filters.
The fine particulate filter must be cleaned regularly, see
“Cleaning the fine particulate filter” section.
Cleaning and maintenance
Emptying the dust container (fig. F)
The dust container must be emptied regularly, preferably
after every use.
Release the door catch (9) and open the transparent
door (7) 180° until it clicks in the open position.
Remove the pre-filter (19).
Empty the dust container.
Clean the pre-filter (19) by lightly shaking over a
Refit the pre-filter (19).
Close the transparent door (7) and make sure that it
clicks into place.
Warning! Do not, under any circumstances, rinse out the
dust container.
Warning! Do not immerse the appliance in water. A damp
cloth and soapy water should be used to clean the exterior
of the appliance. Always make sure that the appliance is
completely dry before re-use or storing.
Cleaning the fine particulate filter (fig. G)
The fine particulate filter (20) prevents particles and larger
objects from entering the motor housing.
The filter (20) is re-usable and should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the pre-filter (19) from the appliance as
described above.
Remove the fine particulate filter (20) by pulling firmly.
Tap the filter vigorously to remove loose dust from the
If necessary, wash the filter in warm, soapy water.
Make sure that the filters are dry.
Refit the fine particulate filter (20) on to the appliance.
Refit the pre-filter (19) as described above.
Clearing the powered brush head (fig. H)
Remove any hair or threads that have collected on the
brush, use a pair of scissors if necessary.
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every 6 to 9 months and
whenever worn or damaged. Replacement filters are
available from your Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. PD10):
Remove the old filters as described above.
Fit the new filters as described above.
Protecting the environment
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 details of
our after-sales service and contacts are available on the
Internet at:
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment.:
If you want to dispose of the product yourself, the batteries
must be removed as described below and disposed of in
accordance with local regulations.
Discharge the battery by operating the appliance until
the motor stops.
Invert the appliance to get access to the screws that
attach the base (fig. H & I).
Remove the 4 screws (21 or 22).
Remove the base.
Disconnect the 3-pin connector.
Place the battery in suitable packaging to ensure that
the terminals cannot be short-circuited.
NICD batteries are recyclable. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
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. Reuse of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Technical data
Vdc 12
kg 1.8
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
Vac 240
h 24
kg 0.5
Powered brush head
Brush rotation
Vdc 2.4
rpm 2500
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